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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N) vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Alpha XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)28Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

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04PointsSamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G X
Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
4.7"
AMOLED

720x1280

12
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Octa

1860
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)

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-N981N)28 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)vsGalaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core101%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8Ghz 32bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR53 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+256GB (221GB available)8 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (25GB available)
+1080x2400 pixels181%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+393 PPI26%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs312 PPI
+6.7"43%
Larger screen
vs4.7"
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+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
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 10MP4 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2.1MP
+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 5.0.2 Lollipop
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps32 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 150 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4300 mAh131%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1860 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
192 grams (6.72 ounces)vs+115 grams (4.03 ounces)67%
Lighter
8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+6.7 millimeters (0.26 inches)24%
Thinner
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily

21 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED Plus / Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / Autofocus
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
+14 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-N981N)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
Other model names갤럭시 노트20 SM-N981N (Snapdragon)Samsung Galaxy Alpha 4G LTE G850F, Samsung SM-G850F
Country or region availableSouth Korea
South Korea
(Europe)
(Europe)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2020September, 2014
Depth8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)6.7 millimeters (0.26 inches)
Size (width x height)75.2 x 161.6 millimeters (2.96 x 6.36 in)65.5 x 132.4 millimeters (2.58 x 5.21 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)115 grams (4.03 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)32bit - Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5430 (20nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
3.09Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15
1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650ARM Mali-T628 MP6
RAM memory8GB LPDDR52GB LPDDR3
Internal storage256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
32GB (25GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
Display typeSuper AMOLED PlusSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.7" inches4.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)393 PPI312 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 4
Display features60Hz, HDR10+feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 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 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (78)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), 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-N981N)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
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
12 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4608x2592 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.76" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
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
Fingerprint sensor
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: Black, Silver, White, Gold, Blue
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)
- Dropbox 50GB
- ANT+ support
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity4300 mAh1860 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered660 minutes | 11 hours | 0.5 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981N)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.688W/kg (head) | 1.18W/kg (body)1.18W/kg (head) | 0.75W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.4W/kg (head) | 0.506W/kg (body)
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