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Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Dual

2750
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
32PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Compare Apple iPhone 6S Plus X
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)5 Advantages Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)vsGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)32 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 3.0
+192 grams (6.72 ounces)8%
Lighter
vs208 grams (7.28 ounces)
+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)11%
Thinner
vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
1.84Ghz 64bit Dual-Corevs+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core95%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR4vs+12GB LPDDR55 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
128GB (114GB available)vs+256GB (221GB available)94%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
Aluminum body, glass frontvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1440x3088 pixels114%
Higher resolution screen
401 PPIvs+494 PPI23%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.5"vs+6.9"25%
Larger screen
(back) 12MPvs+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP10 times
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
1/3" inchesvs+1/1.33" inches126%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 10MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps16 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
2750 mAhvs+4500 mAh64%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

23 Common items in both devices
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
+16 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
ModeliPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Other model namesiPhone 6s Plus A1634, iPhone 6s Plus A1687 CDMA, iPhone 6s+三星Galaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N9860 Dual-SIM (Snapdragon)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
ChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2015August, 2020
Depth7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)77.9 x 158.2 millimeters (3.07 x 6.23 in)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30min
System (OS)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Operating systemiOS 9.0Android 10
Firmware updateiOS 15Android 11
HardwareApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Chipset64bit - Apple A9 APL089864bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processor1.84Ghz Dual-Core TwisterOcta-Core, 3 processors:
3.09Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GT7600 MP6Qualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory2GB LPDDR412GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (114GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~67.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)1440x3088 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI494 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassSapphire GlassGorilla Glass Victus
Display features60Hz120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps5000/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900, CDMA 800/1700/1900/2100GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6

A1634 model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)

A1687 model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (41, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Back camera (main camera)12 megapixels(triple camera)
108 megapixels
12MP periscope telephotof/3.0120mm1.0µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom50x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120º13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
Main camera resolution4608x2592 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length29mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/1.33" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.264, H.265, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC, M4AMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold
- Oleophobic coating
- Touch ID v2
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- 3D Touch display
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- NFC Apple Pay only (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, Mystic White
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2.5
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung Wireless DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Stylus pen (Bluetooth integration)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2750 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy1440 minutes | 24 hours | 1 dayfeature not registered
Standby23040 minutes | 384 hours | 16 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.12W/kg (head) | 1.14W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.93W/kg (head) | 0.98W/kg (body)feature not registered
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