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Motorola Moto G3 (XT1548) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto G3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Motorola Moto G3 (XT1548)
5"
IPS

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2470
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
35PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Compare Motorola Moto G3 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!

Moto G3 (XT1548)3 Advantages Motorola Moto G3 (XT1548)vsGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)35 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
+155 grams (5.43 ounces)34%
Lighter
vs208 grams (7.28 ounces)
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core137%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR3vs+12GB LPDDR511 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
8GB (4GB available)vs+256GB (221GB available)54 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
11.6 millimeters (0.46 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)43%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT IPS LCDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
720x1280 pixelsvs+1440x3088 pixels4 times
Higher resolution screen
294 PPIvs+494 PPI68%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5"vs+6.9"38%
Larger screen
(back) 13MPvs+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP9 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
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 10MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 6.0 Marshmallowvs+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+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
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
2470 mAhvs+4500 mAh82%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
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
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)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.
4.0 + 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.

18 Common items in both devices
16 million
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera / HDR photo/video on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
+11 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 featuresMotorola Moto G3 (XT1548)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
ModelMoto G3 (XT1548)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Other model namesMotorola Moto G 2015 XT1548 (US Cellular/Virgin Mobile)三星Galaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N9860 Dual-SIM (Snapdragon)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
ChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release dateJuly, 2015August, 2020
Depth11.6 millimeters (0.46 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)72.4 x 142.1 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIPX7 certified: water resistant up to 1 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1548)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Operating systemAndroid 5.1.1 LollipopAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 11
HardwareMotorola Moto G3 (XT1548)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 412 MSM8916v2 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-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 306 450MhzQualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory1GB LPDDR312GB LPDDR5
Internal storage8GB (4GB available)256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto G3 (XT1548)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size5" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~67% (screen-to-body ratio)~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels1440x3088 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)294 PPI494 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass Victus
Display featuresfeature not registered120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksMotorola Moto G3 (XT1548)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)
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots (Dual-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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 700/850/1700/1900/2100 (Bands 2,4,5,12,17,25,26)
TD-LTE 2500 (Bands 41)
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 networkNot supportedSA/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, LTEGPRS, 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
CallingMotorola Moto G3 (XT1548)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 recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraMotorola Moto G3 (XT1548)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels(triple camera)
108 megapixels
12MP periscope telephotof/3.0120mm1.0µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom50x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120º13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.33" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: 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/video and HDR photo on front cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola Moto G3 (XT1548)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Moto G3 (XT1548)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto G3 (XT1548)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
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
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto G3 (XT1548)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
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black
- Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation
- Motorola Assist
- WiFi 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 supplyMotorola Moto G3 (XT1548)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2470 mAh4500 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 autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto G3 (XT1548)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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