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Honor V40 5G (256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Honor V40 5G vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Honor V40 5G (256GB)
6.72"
AMOLED

1236x2676

50
MP

16mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
28PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Compare Honor V40 5G X
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
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-N986U 128GB)

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!

V40 5G (256GB)8 Advantages Honor V40 5G (256GB)vsGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)28 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
+256GB (230GB available)123%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (103GB available)
+186 grams (6.51 ounces)12%
Lighter
vs208 grams (7.28 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)1%
Thinner
vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+(front) 16MP59%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 10MP
+66W164%
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
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
2.6GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+3.09GHz 64bit Octa-Core7%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
8GB LPDDR4Xvs+12GB LPDDR550%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
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
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
AMOLEDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
HDR10vs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
1236x2676 pixelsvs+1440x3088 pixels34%
Higher resolution screen
439 PPIvs+494 PPI13%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.72"vs+6.9"3%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 50MP + 8MP + 2MPvs+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP120%
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
1/1.56" inchesvs+1/1.33" inches17%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 10vs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
5G SA/NSAvs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4000 mAhvs+4500 mAh13%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 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.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

25 Common items in both devices
120Hz
LED flash
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)
Capacitive
Multitouch
+18 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Honor V40 5G (256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
ModelV40 5G (256GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Other model namesHuawei Honor V40 5G, 荣耀V40 5G YOK-AN10Galaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N986U (Snapdragon) - US Carriers
Country or region availableChinaHong KongTaiwan
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
USA
USA
BrandHonorSamsung
Release date1/22/20218/21/2020, Announced: 8/5/2020
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)74.26 x 163.07 millimeters (2.92 x 6.42 in)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)
Weight186 grams (6.51 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Honor V40 5G (256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
System versionAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 2.5 / 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Honor V40 5G (256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ MT6889Z (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (SM8250-AB) (7nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.6GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A77
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
3.09GHz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 585
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MC9Qualcomm Adreno 650 (250-646MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 508760 (v8)
Geekbench: 2603 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 42fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Honor V40 5G (256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR5
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Honor V40 5G (256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Display typeAMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.72" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~91.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1236x2676 pixels (19.5:9)1440x3088 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)439 PPI494 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass Victus
Display features120Hz, 800nits[peak]
HDR10
120Hz, 1500nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
120Hz@FHD
60Hz@QHD

📶 Mobile networks

Honor V40 5G (256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps5000/1024 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 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 18, 19, 26)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 79)SA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)
mmWave (260, 261)
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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+Not supported

📷 Camera

Honor V40 5G (256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
50 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.4120°17mm
2MP macrof/2.4
(triple camera)
108 megapixels
12MP periscope telephotof/3.0120mm1.0µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom50x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120°13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
Main camera resolution8160x6120 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.56" inches1/1.33" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Honor V40 5G (256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Honor V40 5G (256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
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

🔌 Connectivity

Honor V40 5G (256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapterType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Honor V40 5G (256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Honor V40 5G (256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts66W Fast battery charging
50W Qi wireless charging
5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
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

➕ Other features

Honor V40 5G (256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
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: Midnight Black, Rose Gold, Titanium Silver
- Magic UI 4.0
- Screen protection film applied
- TPU case included
- Stereo speakers
- Colors: Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, Mystic White
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Bixby
- Samsung Wireless DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Stylus pen (Bluetooth integration)

☢️ Radiation rate

Honor V40 5G (256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.83W/kg (head), 1.04W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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