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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U) vs Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G vs Apple iPhone 12 mini phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 12 mini XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)17Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
5.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

12
MP

12mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2227
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)

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-N981U)17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)vsiPhone 12 mini (64GB)10 Advantages Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
+8GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+128GB (103GB available)110%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (49GB available)
+1080x2400 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+6.7"24%
Larger screen
vs5.4"
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Best output for headset
vsproprietary audio output
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4300 mAh93%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2227 mAh
+25W25%
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.
vs20W
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+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 proprietary connector
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+3.1Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
UFS 3.0vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
194 grams (6.79 ounces)vs+133 grams (4.66 ounces)46%
Lighter
8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)12%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
393 PPIvs+477 PPI21%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.6 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 10MPvs+(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP23%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device

33 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED Plus / Super AMOLED
HDR10+ / Dolby Vision/HDR10
60Hz
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
+26 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 SM-N981U (Snapdragon) - US CarriersiPhone 12 mini A2176, A2398, A2399, A2400
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateAugust, 2020October, 2020
Depth8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)75.2 x 161.6 millimeters (2.96 x 6.36 in)64.2 x 131.5 millimeters (2.53 x 5.18 in)
Weight194 grams (6.79 ounces)133 grams (4.66 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum 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 20 5G (SM-N981U)Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10iOS 14
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
3.09Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.1Ghz Dual-Core Firestorm
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Icestorm
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650Apple GPU MP4
RAM memory8GB LPDDR54GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
64GB (49GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLED PlusSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.7" inches5.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)393 PPI477 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Ceramic Shield
Display features60Hz, HDR10+60Hz, 625 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps5000/200 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, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20
VoLTE

A2176 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2398 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2399, A2400 versions:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)
mmWave (260, 261)
A2176 version:
Sub6/mmWave (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261)

A2398, A2399, A2400 versions:
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
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-N981U)Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
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-N981U)Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
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
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.4120º13mm1/3.6"
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital 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 20 5G (SM-N981U)Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels4000x3000 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 lens23mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary TV-out
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorproprietary audio output
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/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
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
Barometer
Face unlock
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, White, Red, Green, Blue
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4300 mAh2227 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
20W Fast battery charging
12W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.78W/kg (head) | 0.92W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.99W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)
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