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Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G X Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB) 14Points
6.8"
AMOLED

1440x3120

200
MP

12mp

12GB
RAM

Octa-core

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

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06Points Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB) Compare Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra X
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

Octa-core

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)

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 S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)} 14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB) vs Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)} 6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
+3.4GHz 64bit Octa-core (4nm)16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.73GHz 64bit Octa-core (7nm)
+UFS 4.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 3.0
+Titanium frame, glass front and backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsStainless steel body, glass front/back
+1440x3120 pixels1%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x3088 pixels
+505 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs494 PPI
+(quad camera) 200MP + 50MP + 12MP + 10MP106%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP
+(front) 12MP20%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 10MP
+Android 14Advantage
Android 14 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 13
+5G mmWaveAdvantage
The 5G mmWave network is newer and faster
vs5G SA/NSA
+5000 mAh11%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4500 mAh
+45W80%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs25W
+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/be [wifi7/6E/6]Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/be [wifi7/6E/6] is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6]
+5.3 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.3 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
232 grams (8.12 ounces)vs+208 grams (7.28 ounces)12%
Lighter
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)6%
Thinner
6.8"vs+6.9"1%
Larger screen
1/1.56" inchesvs+1/1.33" inches17%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device

37 Common items in both devices
12GB LPDDR5X / 12GB LPDDR5
256GB (226GB available) / 256GB (221GB available)
Dynamic AMOLED
HDR10+
120Hz
16 million
LED flash
+30 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
ModelGalaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S24 Ultra SM-S928U1Galaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N986B/Dual-SIM (Exynos)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date1/24/2024, Announced: 1/17/20248/21/2020, Announced: 8/5/2020
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)79 x 162.3 millimeters (3.11 x 6.39 in)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)
Weight232 grams (8.12 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Build, materialsTitanium frame, glass front and back
Back: Gorilla Armor
Stainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

📲 Display

Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.8" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3120 pixels (19.5:9)1440x3088 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)505 PPI494 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla ArmorGorilla Glass Victus
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
Display features2600nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
1500nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
120Hz@FHD
60Hz@QHD

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
System versionAndroid 14Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 13
User InterfaceOne UI 6.1One UI 2.5 / 3.1 / 4.1 / 5.0

⚙️ Processor

Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (SM8650-AC) (4nm)64bit: Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)
CPUOcta-core, 4 processors:
1x 3.4GHz ARM Cortex-X4 (Single-core)
3x 3.15GHz ARM Cortex-A720 (Triple-core)
2x 2.96GHz ARM Cortex-A720 (Dual-core)
2x 2.27GHz ARM Cortex-A520 (Dual-core)
Octa-core, 3 processors:
2x 2.73GHz Mongoose M5 (Dual-core)
2x 2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A76 (Dual-core)
4x 2GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 750 (1GHz)ARM Mali-G77 MP11 (800MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 1452915 (v9), 1822988 (v10)
Geekbench: 7076 (v6)
AnTuTu: 508760 (v8)
Geekbench: 2603 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 42fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR5X12GB LPDDR5
Internal storage256GB (226GB available)
UFS 4.0
256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload5000/1024 Mbps5000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
LTE 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
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 25, 38, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78)
mmWave (260, 261)
SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6, mmWaveGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
LTE 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
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6, mmWaveGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A

📷 Camera

Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
200 megapixels
50MP periscope telephoto f/3.4111mmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawide f/2.213mm120°1/2.55"1.4µmPDAFSuper-Steady
10MP telephoto f/2.467mm1/3.52"1.12µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
(triple camera)
108 megapixels
12MP periscope telephoto f/3.0120mm1.0µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom50x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawide f/2.2120°13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
Main camera resolution20000x10000 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.56" inches1/1.33" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: 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
Camera extras8K@24/30fps
4K@30/60/120fps
1080p@30/60/240fps
HDR10+
4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
Front camera (secondary)12 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 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 sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Tuned by AKG
Stereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
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

🔌 Connectivity

Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.3 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/be [wifi7/6E/6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wideband)
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wideband)
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts45W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
25W Wired fast charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Inductive / wireless charging15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous• Colors: Titanium Black, Gray, Violet, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange
• Samsung DeX
• Stylus pen (Bluetooth)
• Colors: Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, Mystic White
• Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
• Bixby
• Samsung Wireless DeX
• Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
• Stylus pen (Bluetooth integration)

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S928U 256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.26W/kg (head), 0.62W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.338W/kg (head), 1.47W/kg (body)
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