An example of this performance improvement in action is in Snapchat, with an obvious speed increase in lens load times and performance during use. Otherwise, the bread and butter of Qualcomm’s 600-series is the Snapdragon 636 and 632. Text on the camera bump lists “120X” which would exceed the 100x digital Space Zoom feature on Samsung’s recent Ultra versions of the S20, S21 and Note 20. However, a Play Protect certification is not available, so that payment services, such as Google Pay, probably won’t work smoothly. The devices run on Android 10, with Xiaomi’s custom MIUI 11 skin. I also love the minimal bezels all the way around the screen. A fingerprint sensor is one of the easiest and most secure ways to protect your smartphone. In our Galaxy S21 Ultra vs. It’s a different story for power users, people who absolutely need 5G access, and those buyers for whom price isn’t a barrier. The bigger Galaxy S21 Plus — which I haven’t tested — has a 4,800mAh battery and presumably will last even longer despite its slightly larger screen. It’s the sweetest trade-in deal around, but you should know that. In the US, I think the most direct camera competitor in this price range is probably the $699 Google Pixel 5.