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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 20 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra phones, differences, pros, cons with 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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10PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 X
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/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)1 Advantage Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)vsGalaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)
+192 grams (6.72 ounces)8%
Lighter
vs208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)2%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Stainless steel body, 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+1440x3088 pixels72%
Higher resolution screen
393 PPIvs+494 PPI26%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.7"vs+6.9"3%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MPvs+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP50%
Higher resolution main camera
1/1.76" inchesvs+1/1.33" inches32%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
4300 mAhvs+4500 mAh5%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

49 Common items in both devices
2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
8GB LPDDR5
256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
Super AMOLED Plus / Dynamic AMOLED
HDR10+
16 million
+42 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 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 4G-LTE SM-N980F/Dual-SIM (Exynos)Galaxy Note20 Ultra 4G-LTE SM-N985F/Dual-SIM (Exynos)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2020August, 2020
Depth8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)75.2 x 161.6 millimeters (2.96 x 6.36 in)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontStainless steel body, 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 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (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:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11ARM Mali-G77 MP11
RAM memory8GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR5
Internal storage256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)
Display typeSuper AMOLED PlusDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.7" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1440x3088 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)393 PPI494 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass Victus
Display features60Hz, HDR10+120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/200 Mbps2000/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
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 supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
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
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)
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 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)
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)
108 megapixels
12MP periscope telephotof/3.0120mm1.0µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom50x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120º13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels12000x9000 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" inches1/1.33" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel0.8µm 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 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/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
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)
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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)
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 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)
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
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: Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, Mystic White
- 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
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (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
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
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/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)0.315W/kg (head) | 1.47W/kg (body)
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