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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)

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

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/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 20 (SM-N980F/DS)0 Advantage Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)vsGalaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)2 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
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

58 Common items in both devices
2.73GHz 64bit Octa-Core
8GB LPDDR5
256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
192 grams (6.72 ounces)
8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Plastic body, glass front
+51 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 4G-LTE SM-N980F/Dual-SIM (Exynos)Galaxy Note20 SM-N981B/Dual-SIM (Exynos)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date8/21/2020, Announced: 8/5/20208/21/2020, Announced: 8/5/2020
Depth8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)75.2 x 161.6 millimeters (2.96 x 6.36 in)75.2 x 161.6 millimeters (2.96 x 6.36 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)192 grams (6.72 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
System versionAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updateAndroid 12Android 12
User InterfaceOne UI 2.5 / 3.1 / 4.0One UI 2.5 / 3.1 / 4.0

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)
CPUOcta-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:
2.73GHz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11 (800MHz)ARM Mali-G77 MP11 (800MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR5
Internal storage256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
Display typeSuper AMOLED PlusSuper AMOLED Plus
Screen size6.7" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)393 PPI393 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Display featuresHDR10+
Always-On Display
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/316 Mbps5000/1024 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 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 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
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.027mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120°13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.027mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120°13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
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
Camera extras4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps
4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
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

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Stereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
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

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4300 mAh4300 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)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Mystic Gray, Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Red, Mystic Blue
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Bixby
- Samsung Wireless DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Stylus pen (Bluetooth integration)
- Colors: Mystic Gray, Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Red, Mystic Blue
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Bixby
- Samsung Wireless DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Stylus pen (Bluetooth integration)

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.359W/kg (head), 1.366W/kg (body)0.684W/kg (head), 1.368W/kg (body)
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