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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860) vs Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Asus Zenfone 8 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Asus Zenfone 8 XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)16Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
5.9"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

12mp

16GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)

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 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)vsZenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)8 Advantages Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)10%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum frame, glass front/back
+1440x3088 pixels72%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+494 PPI11%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs446 PPI
+6.9"17%
Larger screen
vs5.9"
+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP74%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 64MP + 12MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+1/1.33" inches30%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/1.73" inches
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh13%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4000 mAh
+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
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 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core6%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
12GB LPDDR5vs+16GB LPDDR533%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
UFS 3.0vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
208 grams (7.28 ounces)vs+169 grams (5.92 ounces)23%
Lighter
(front) 10MPvs+(front) 12MP20%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
25Wvs+30W20%
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.
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

37 Common items in both devices
256GB (221GB available) / 256GB (228GB available)
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
HDR10+
120Hz
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
+30 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
Other model names三星Galaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N9860 Dual-SIM (Snapdragon)Asus Zenfone 8 (ZS590KS, ZS590KS-2A007EU)
Country or region availableChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungAsus
Release dateAugust, 2020May, 2021
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)68.5 x 148 millimeters (2.7 x 5.83 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)169 grams (5.92 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backAluminum 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 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 11
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5nm)
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 680
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 680
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 680
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650Qualcomm Adreno 660 840Mhz
RAM memory12GB LPDDR516GB LPDDR5
Internal storage256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
256GB (228GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.9" inches5.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3088 pixels1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)494 PPI446 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass Victus
Display features120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+120Hz, 1100 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-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/upload5000/200 Mbps2000/1024 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20
VoLTE

America version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)

Global version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (41, 78, 79)America version:
SA/NSA (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 38, 40, 66, 71, 77, 78)

Global version:
SA/NSA (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 77, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, 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 supportedUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
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 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
108 megapixels
12MP periscope telephotof/3.0120mm1.0µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom50x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120º13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
(dual camera)
64 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2112º14mm1/2.55"1.4µmPDAF
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels10120x6328 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 size1/1.33" inches1/1.73" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS (4-axis): 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 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels12 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/2.93" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
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 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.2 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
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
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- 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
- Colors: Obsidian Black, Horizon Silver
- ZenUI 8
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 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
30W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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