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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U) vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 5G XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)04Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

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09PointsSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G X
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)

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)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)vsGalaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6.7"8%
Larger screen
vs6.2"
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs5G SA/NSA
+4300 mAh8%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4000 mAh
8GB LPDDR5vs+12GB LPDDR550%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
194 grams (6.79 ounces)vs+163 grams (5.71 ounces)19%
Lighter
8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)5%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
393 PPIvs+566 PPI44%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device

48 Common items in both devices
128GB (103GB available) / 128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
Super AMOLED Plus / Dynamic AMOLED
HDR10+
16 million
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP
LED flash
+41 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-N981U)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 SM-N981U (Snapdragon) - US CarriersGalaxy S20 (Snapdragon, 12GB RAM) - US Carriers (AT&T, etc.)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2020March, 2020
Depth8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.2 x 161.6 millimeters (2.96 x 6.36 in)69.1 x 151.7 millimeters (2.72 x 5.97 in)
Weight194 grams (6.79 ounces)163 grams (5.71 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)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)
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, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650Qualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory8GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
Display typeSuper AMOLED PlusDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.7" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)393 PPI566 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz, HDR10+120Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
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
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 (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
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)
mmWave (260, 261)
SA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)
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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
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)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
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)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
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
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: 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 20 5G (SM-N981U)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
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 size1/3.2" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
RadioFMFM
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-N981U)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
USBUSB 3.2 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 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
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
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
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: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4300 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts25W 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)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981U)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.78W/kg (head) | 0.92W/kg (body)1.07W/kg (head) | 1.03W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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