Skip to content

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F) vs Sony Xperia 5

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus vs Sony Xperia 5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

,
Compare Sony Xperia 5 XSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)20Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
6.8"
AMOLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Sony Xperia 5
6.1"
OLED

1080x2520

12
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3140
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)

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!

Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)20 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)vsXperia 53 Advantages Sony Xperia 5
+12GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (230GB available)111%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (109GB available)
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)4%
Thinner
vs8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsOLED
+1440x3040 pixels61%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2520 pixels
+495 PPI10%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs449 PPI
+6.8"11%
Larger screen
vs6.1"
+(quad camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP + 0.3MP12%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+1/2.55" inches2%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.6" inches
+f/1.5 (aperture)7%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.6 (aperture)
+(front) 10MP26%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
+(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps25%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1600 Mbps
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4300 mAh37%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3140 mAh
+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.
vs18W
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core5%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
196 grams (6.86 ounces)vs+164 grams (5.74 ounces)20%
Lighter
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

34 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS (2-axis): Optical stabilization / OIS (5-axis): Optical stabilization
+27 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Highlight differencesClear highlight
Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Sony Xperia 5
ModelGalaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Xperia 5
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy Note10 Pro SM-N975F Single-Sim (Exynos)Sony Xperia 5 J8210, J8270, J9210, Sony Horus
Country or region available(Europe)
(Europe)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSony
Release dateAugust, 2019October, 2019
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)68 x 158 millimeters (2.68 x 6.22 in)
Weight196 grams (6.86 ounces)164 grams (5.74 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Sony Xperia 5
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Sony Xperia 5
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9825 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M4
2.4Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A75
1.9Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G76 MP12Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM memory12GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Sony Xperia 5
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDOLED
Screen size6.8" inches6.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~80.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3040 pixels (19:9)1080x2520 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)495 PPI449 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz, HDR10+feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Sony Xperia 5
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/upload2000/150 Mbps1600/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
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 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (Bands [waiting])
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat19 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Sony Xperia 5
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Sony Xperia 5
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.11/3.6"52mm1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1.0µm
0.3MP TOF
(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.452mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.416mm1/3.4"1.0µm
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (2-axis): Optical stabilizationOIS (5-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Sony Xperia 5
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens24mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Sony Xperia 5
RadioNot supportedNot supported
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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Sony Xperia 5
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Sony Xperia 5
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
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Glow
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Stylus Pen (Bluetooth integration)
- One UI
- 3D Scanner app
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Blue, Red, Black, Grey
- Display: 21:9, DCI-P3 100%, HDR BT.2020
- Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos sound
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Sony Xperia 5
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4300 mAh3140 mAh
Charger, watts45W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Sony Xperia 5
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.35W/kg (head) | 0.7W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.187W/kg (head) | 1.404W/kg (body)feature not registered
X

We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to cookies. See more details: Privacy policy.