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Lenovo K8 Note (32GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)

Side by side comparison between Lenovo K8 Note vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Lenovo K8 Note (32GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

13
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Deca

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
27PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)Compare Lenovo K8 Note X
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)

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!

K8 Note (32GB)8 Advantages Lenovo K8 Note (32GB)vsGalaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)27 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+180 grams (6.3 ounces)7%
Lighter
vs192 grams (6.72 ounces)
+401 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs393 PPI
+Dual-LED on main camera and LED on front cameraAdvantage
The Dual-LED on main camera and LED on front camera helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+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)
+(front) 13MP27%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 10MP
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
2.3Ghz 64bit Deca-Corevs+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core39%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR3vs+8GB LPDDR5167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (22GB available)vs+256GB (221GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)2%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLED PlusAdvantage
Super AMOLED Plus display is brighter and more vivid
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
5.5"vs+6.7"22%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 13MP + 5MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP4 times
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
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 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
Android 8.0 Oreovs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
4G LTEvs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps32 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
4000 mAhvs+4300 mAh8%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+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
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0vs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Water splash resistant (don't immerse)vs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

20 Common items in both devices
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
+13 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresLenovo K8 Note (32GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
ModelK8 Note (32GB)Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
Other model namesLenovo K8 Note XT1902-3 3GB RAM, M2CB2갤럭시 노트20 SM-N981N (Snapdragon)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
South Korea
South Korea
BrandLenovoSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2017August, 2020
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)75.9 x 154.5 millimeters (2.99 x 6.08 in)75.2 x 161.6 millimeters (2.96 x 6.36 in)
Weight180 grams (6.3 ounces)192 grams (6.72 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWater splash resistant (don't immerse)IP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Lenovo K8 Note (32GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 11
HardwareLenovo K8 Note (32GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6797D Helio X23 (20nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processorDeca-Core, 3 processors:
2.3Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A72
1.85Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
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-T880 MP4 800MhzQualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory3GB LPDDR38GB LPDDR5
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayLenovo K8 Note (32GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED Plus
Screen size5.5" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI393 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksLenovo K8 Note (32GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40)
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 networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, 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
CallingLenovo K8 Note (32GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraLenovo K8 Note (32GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
13 megapixels
5MP depthf/1.2
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.027mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120º13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashDual-LED on main camera and LED on front cameraLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.76" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: 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
2ª cameraLenovo K8 Note (32GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashLEDNot 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
MultimediaLenovo K8 Note (32GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityLenovo K8 Note (32GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsLenovo K8 Note (32GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Venom Black, Fine Gold
- Aluminum body
- 2.5D glass screen
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Dolby Atmos audio
- Fast battery charging (Turbo Charge)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Splash Resistant
- Colors: Mystic Gray, Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Red, Mystic Blue
- 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 supplyLenovo K8 Note (32GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4300 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 autonomy1500 minutes | 25 hours | 1 daysfeature not registered
Standby22680 minutes | 378 hours | 15.8 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateLenovo K8 Note (32GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.688W/kg (head) | 1.18W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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