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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B) vs Motorola Edge (128GB)

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

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Compare Motorola Edge XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B)23Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Motorola Edge (128GB)
6.7"
OLED

1080x2340

64
MP

25mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B)

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 20 5G (SM-N981B)23 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B)vsEdge (128GB)12 Advantages Motorola Edge (128GB)
+2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Core8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR533%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (221GB available)107%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (107GB available)
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)12%
Thinner
vs9.3 millimeters (0.37 inches)
+Super AMOLED PlusAdvantage
Super AMOLED Plus display is brighter and more vivid
vsOLED
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR10
+1080x2400 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+393 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs385 PPI
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(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
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+25W39%
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
+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+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
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
192 grams (6.72 ounces)vs+188 grams (6.58 ounces)2%
Lighter
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass front, plastic backAdvantage
More resistant material
60Hzvs+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MPvs+(quad camera) 64MP + 8MP + 16MP + 0.3MP1%
Higher resolution main camera
1/1.76" inchesvs+1/1.72" inches2%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 10MPvs+(front) 25MP148%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
4300 mAhvs+4500 mAh5%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)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
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

26 Common items in both devices
16 million
6.7"
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
+19 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 20 5G (SM-N981B)Motorola Edge (128GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B)Edge (128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 SM-N981B Single-SIM (Exynos)Motorola Edge XT2063-3, Lenovo Moto Edge 5G (6GB RAM)
Country or region availableAustraliaNew Zealand
Australia, New Zealand
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungMotorola
Release dateAugust, 2020May, 2020
Depth8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)9.3 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Size (width x height)75.2 x 161.6 millimeters (2.96 x 6.36 in)71.1 x 161.6 millimeters (2.8 x 6.36 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)188 grams (6.58 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B)Motorola Edge (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B)Motorola Edge (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.4Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Prime
2.2Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 475 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11Qualcomm Adreno 620
RAM memory8GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (107GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B)Motorola Edge (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLED PlusOLED
Screen size6.7" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~95.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)393 PPI385 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz, HDR10+90Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B)Motorola Edge (128GB)
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/upload5000/200 Mbps2000/150 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78)NSA/Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 25, 28, 38, 41, 66, 71, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, 5G SA/NSA
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 20 5G (SM-N981B)Motorola Edge (128GB)
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 20 5G (SM-N981B)Motorola Edge (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.027mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120º13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
(quad camera)
64 megapixels
8MP telephotof/2.452mm1.12µmPDAF2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.0µm
0.3MP TOF 3D
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/1.72" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital 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 on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B)Motorola Edge (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels25 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels5760x4320 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 lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.9µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B)Motorola Edge (128GB)
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 20 5G (SM-N981B)Motorola Edge (128GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.1 + 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
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B)Motorola Edge (128GB)
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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- 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
- Colors: Solar Black, Midnight Magenta
- Dual stereo speakers tuned by Waves
- Moto Actions
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B)Motorola Edge (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4300 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts25W 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 20 5G (SM-N981B)Motorola Edge (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.684W/kg (head) | 1.368W/kg (body)1.79W/kg (head) | 1.68W/kg (body)
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