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Nokia 9 PureView vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)

Side by side comparison between Nokia 9 PureView vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Nokia 9 PureView
5.99"
POLED

1440x2880

12
MP

20mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3320
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
24PointsSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)Compare Nokia 9 PureView X
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)

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!

9 PureView4 Advantages Nokia 9 PureViewvsGalaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
+172 grams (6.02 ounces)29%
Lighter
vs222 grams (7.77 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)10%
Thinner
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+538 PPI6%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs509 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core6%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR4Xvs+12GB LPDDR5100%
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
P-OLEDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
HDR10vs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1440x2880 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels11%
Higher resolution screen
5.99"vs+6.9"15%
Larger screen
(6 cameras) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 0.3MPvs+(quad camera) 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + 0.3MP179%
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
1/2.9" inchesvs+1/1.33" inches118%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 20MPvs+(front) 40MP101%
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
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
3320 mAhvs+5000 mAh51%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
18Wvs+45W150%
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.
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) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (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.
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.

33 Common items in both devices
128GB (110GB available) / 128GB (104GB available)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo/video on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)
+26 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresNokia 9 PureViewSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Model9 PureViewGalaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Other model namesNokia 9 PureView TA-1082, A-1087, TA-1094Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon, 12GB RAM) - US Carriers
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandNokiaSamsung
Release dateFebruary, 2019March, 2020
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)75 x 155 millimeters (2.95 x 6.1 in)76 x 166.9 millimeters (2.99 x 6.57 in)
Weight172 grams (6.02 ounces)222 grams (7.77 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Nokia 9 PureViewSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareNokia 9 PureViewSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 710MhzQualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (110GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayNokia 9 PureViewSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Display typeP-OLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size5.99" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~79.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~90.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2880 pixels (18:9)1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)538 PPI509 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz, HDR10120Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksNokia 9 PureViewSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload1024/150 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 (TA-1094), GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkTA-1082 version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

TA-1087 version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

TA-1094 version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16
VoLTE

TA-1082 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)

TA-1087 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)

TA-1094 version:
LTE (1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)
mmWave (260, 261)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, 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 9 PureViewSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
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
CameraNokia 9 PureViewSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Back camera (main camera)(6 cameras)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawide
12MP mono
12MP mono
12MP mono
0.3MP TOF 3D
(quad camera)
108 megapixels
48MP periscope telephotof/3.5103mm1/2.0"0.8µmPDAFOIS4x-optical-zoom10x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP TOF 3Df/1.0
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.9" inches1/1.33" inches
Pixel size1.25µm pixel0.8µm 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/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraNokia 9 PureViewSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels40 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels7296x5472 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 size1/2.8" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixel0.7µm pixel
MultimediaNokia 9 PureViewSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
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
ConnectivityNokia 9 PureViewSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
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) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsNokia 9 PureViewSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Midnight Blue
- Android One
- Zeiss optics back cameras
- Always-on display
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud White
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyNokia 9 PureViewSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3320 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging
5W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 3
USB Power Delivery 1.0
45W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateNokia 9 PureViewSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.94W/kg (head) | 0.95W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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