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Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)

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

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Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
6"
OLED

1080x2340

12.2
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4080
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
28PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Compare Google Pixel 5 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!

Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)4 Advantages Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)vsGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)28 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
+151 grams (5.29 ounces)38%
Lighter
vs208 grams (7.28 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)1%
Thinner
vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core14%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
8GB LPDDR4Xvs+12GB LPDDR550%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
128GB (109GB available)vs+256GB (221GB available)103%
More internal storage for applications and files
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
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
OLEDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
90Hzvs+120Hz33%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1440x3088 pixels76%
Higher resolution screen
430 PPIvs+494 PPI15%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6"vs+6.9"15%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 16MPvs+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/1.33" inches92%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 10MP26%
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) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps150%
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
4080 mAhvs+4500 mAh10%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
18Wvs+25W39%
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.
1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)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 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + 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.
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

29 Common items in both devices
HDR10+
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras
5G SA/NSA
+22 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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Physical featuresGoogle Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
ModelPixel 5 (G5NZ6)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Other model namesGoogle Pixel 5 5G G5NZ6 (KDDI Corporation)三星Galaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N9860 Dual-SIM (Snapdragon)
Country or region availableJapan
Japan
ChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
BrandGoogleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2020August, 2020
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)70.4 x 144.7 millimeters (2.77 x 5.7 in)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)
Weight151 grams (5.29 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 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)Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareGoogle Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.4Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Prime
2.2Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 475 Silver
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
3.09Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 620Qualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayGoogle Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Display typeOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~86.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1440x3088 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)430 PPI494 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass Victus
Display features90Hz, HDR10+120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksGoogle Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)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) + e-SIM
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/150 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 networkCDMA 800/1700/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
VoLTE
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 networkSub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78)SA/NSA/Sub6 (41, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, 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
CallingGoogle Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)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
CameraGoogle Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.2107º1.0µm
(triple camera)
108 megapixels
12MP periscope telephotof/3.0120mm1.0µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom50x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120º13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/1.33" inches
Pixel size1.4µm 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 sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraGoogle Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaGoogle Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
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
ConnectivityGoogle Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB 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 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsGoogle Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)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
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Just Black, Sorta Sage
- Always-on display
- Google Pay
- Google Cast
- 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 supplyGoogle Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4080 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging
12W Qi wireless charging
5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 2.0
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 rateGoogle Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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