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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)

Side by side comparison between Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB) vs Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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02PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G X
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
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-N986N)

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!

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)1 Advantage Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)vsGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)2 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
+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
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core6%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

58 Common items in both devices
12GB LPDDR5
256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
208 grams (7.28 ounces)
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Stainless steel body, glass front/back
+51 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N986B/Dual-SIM (Exynos)갤럭시 노트20 Ultra SM-N986N (Snapdragon)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
South Korea
South Korea
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2020August, 2020
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
3.09Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11Qualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory12GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Internal storage256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.9" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3088 pixels1440x3088 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)494 PPI494 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass Victus
Display features120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps5000/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78)SA/NSA/Sub6 (78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
108 megapixels
12MP periscope telephotof/3.0120mm1.0µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom50x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120º13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
(triple camera)
108 megapixels
12MP periscope telephotof/3.0120mm1.0µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom50x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120º13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.33" inches1/1.33" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical 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 cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
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
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- 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
- 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 supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.338W/kg (head) | 1.47W/kg (body)feature not registered
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