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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G XSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)11Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)
6.8"
AMOLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

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09PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus X
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

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

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/DS)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)vsGalaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
+12GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs8GB LPDDR5
+256GB (230GB available)123%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (103GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)5%
Thinner
vs8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+1440x3040 pixels69%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+495 PPI26%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs393 PPI
+6.8"1%
Larger screen
vs6.7"
+f/1.5 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+45W80%
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
+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)
2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core9%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
196 grams (6.86 ounces)vs+192 grams (6.72 ounces)2%
Lighter
(quad camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP + 0.3MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP118%
Higher resolution main camera
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/1.76" inches45%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
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.

41 Common items in both devices
UFS 3.0
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED Plus
HDR10+
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
+34 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 featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
ModelGalaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
Other model namesGalaxy Note10 Pro SM-N975F/Dual-Sim (Exynos)Galaxy Note20 SM-N981WZNAXAC (Snapdragon)
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
Canada
Canada
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2019August, 2020
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)75.2 x 161.6 millimeters (2.96 x 6.36 in)
Weight196 grams (6.86 ounces)192 grams (6.72 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 11
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9825 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (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:
3.09Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G76 MP12Qualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory12GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR5
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED Plus
Screen size6.8" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3040 pixels (19:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)495 PPI393 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz, HDR10+60Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
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/upload2000/150 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (Bands [waiting])
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (41, 66, 71)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
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/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
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)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.027mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120º13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (2-axis): Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)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 size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB 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/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (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/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
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 (under display)
ANT+
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: Mystic Gray, Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Red, Mystic Blue
- 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 supplySamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4300 mAh4300 mAh
Charger, watts45W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
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
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.35W/kg (head) | 0.7W/kg (body)0.85W/kg (head) | 1.25W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.187W/kg (head) | 1.404W/kg (body)feature not registered
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