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Nokia 5.1 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Nokia 5.1 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Nokia 5.1 Plus
5.86"
IPS

720x1520

13
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3060
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
31PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Compare Nokia 5.1 Plus 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!

5.1 Plus3 Advantages Nokia 5.1 PlusvsGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)31 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
+160 grams (5.6 ounces)30%
Lighter
vs208 grams (7.28 ounces)
+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)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core41%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR4Xvs+12GB LPDDR53 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (22GB available)vs+128GB (103GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 400GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC156%
More external storage for files using memory cards
Plastic body, glass front/backvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT IPS LCDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
720x1520 pixelsvs+1440x3088 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
287 PPIvs+494 PPI72%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.86"vs+6.9"18%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 13MP + 5MPvs+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP6 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) 8MPvs+(front) 10MP26%
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 9.0 Pievs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
4G LTEvs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps32 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3060 mAhvs+4500 mAh47%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+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
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorvs+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

21 Common items in both devices
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
+14 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresNokia 5.1 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Model5.1 PlusGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Other model namesNokia 5.1 Plus 3GB RAM, Nokia X5, HMD GlobalGalaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N986U (Snapdragon) - US Carriers
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandNokiaSamsung
Release dateJuly, 2018August, 2020
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)71.98 x 149.51 millimeters (2.83 x 5.89 in)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)
Weight160 grams (5.6 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front/backStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant
System (OS)Nokia 5.1 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 11
HardwareNokia 5.1 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6771 Helio P60 (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
2Ghz 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-G72 MP3 800MhzQualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR5
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 400GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayNokia 5.1 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size5.86" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~79.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1520 pixels1440x3088 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)287 PPI494 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass Victus
Display featuresfeature not registered120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksNokia 5.1 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD 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 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)
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 networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)
mmWave (260, 261)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, 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 networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingNokia 5.1 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
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
CameraNokia 5.1 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
13 megapixels
5MP depth
(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
FlashLED 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
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 cameraNokia 5.1 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)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
MultimediaNokia 5.1 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityNokia 5.1 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 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 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsNokia 5.1 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Face unlock
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Night black, Glacier white, Baltic sea blue
- Android One
- 2.5D curved glass screen
- 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 supplyNokia 5.1 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3060 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 rateNokia 5.1 PlusSamsung 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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