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OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)

Side by side comparison between OnePlus 9 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)
6.7"
AMOLED

1440x3216

48
MP

16mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
15PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Compare OnePlus 9 Pro 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!

9 Pro UW (128GB)11 Advantages OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)vsGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Core6%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs3.09GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 3.0
+197 grams (6.9 ounces)6%
Lighter
vs208 grams (7.28 ounces)
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+1440x3216 pixels4%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x3088 pixels
+526 PPI6%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs494 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+(front) 16MP59%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 10MP
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs5G SA/NSA
+65W160%
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
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
8GB LPDDR5vs+12GB LPDDR550%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
128GB (101GB available)vs+256GB (221GB available)119%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7%
Thinner
Aluminum frame, glass front/backvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
6.7"vs+6.9"3%
Larger screen
(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 50MP + 2MPvs+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP22%
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
1/1.43" inchesvs+1/1.33" inches8%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
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.

36 Common items in both devices
Fluid AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
HDR10+
120Hz
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+29 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Model9 Pro UW (128GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Other model namesOnePlus 9 Pro 5G LE2121 (T-Mobile) UltraWideband三星Galaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N9860 Dual-SIM (Snapdragon)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
ChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
BrandOnePlusSamsung
Release date3/30/2021, Announced: 3/23/20218/21/2020, Announced: 8/5/2020
Depth8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)73.6 x 163.2 millimeters (2.9 x 6.43 in)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)
Weight197 grams (6.9 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
System versionAndroid 11Android 10
Firmware updateAndroid 12Android 12
User InterfaceOxygenOS 12One UI 2.5 / 3.1 / 4.0

⚙️ Processor

OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (SM8350) (5nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (SM8250-AB) (7nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 680
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 680
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
3.09GHz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 585
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 660 (840MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 650 (250-646MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 508760 (v8)
Geekbench: 2603 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 42fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (101GB available)
UFS 3.1
256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Display typeFluid AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.7" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3216 pixels (20:9)1440x3088 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)526 PPI494 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass Victus
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
Display features1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
1500nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
120Hz@FHD
60Hz@QHD

📶 Mobile networks

OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)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)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/1024 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
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
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 networkSA/NSA (1, 2, 3, 7, 25, 28, 41, 66, 71, 78)
mmWave (258, 260, 261)
SA/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, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, 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 supportedUMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A

📷 Camera

OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP telephotof/2.477mm1.0µmPDAFOIS3.3x-optical-zoom
50MP ultrawidef/2.214mm1/1.56"1.0µmAF
2MP monochromef/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 resolution8000x6000 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.43" inches1/1.33" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extras4K@120fps
1080p@240fps
Hasselblad Color Calibration
Sony IMX689, IMX766. IMX471 sensor
4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.06" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
LoudspeakerStereo sound with dual speakers
24-bit/192kHz
Dolby Atmos
Stereo 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

OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.2 + 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
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, SBASA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
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

OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts65W (10V/6.5A) Fast battery charging
50W WPC/Qi Wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 1.0
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

OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
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: Stellar Black, Morning Mist, Pine Green- Colors: Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, Mystic White
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Bixby
- Samsung Wireless DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Stylus pen (Bluetooth integration)

☢️ Radiation rate

OnePlus 9 Pro UW (128GB)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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