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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860) vs Samsung Galaxy S21+

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S21+ Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S21+ Plus XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)09Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Samsung Galaxy S21+
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4800
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)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)vsGalaxy S21+6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21+
+12GB LPDDR550%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs8GB LPDDR5
+256GB (221GB available)113%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (104GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum frame, glass front/back
+1440x3088 pixels72%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+494 PPI26%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs393 PPI
+6.9"3%
Larger screen
vs6.7"
+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP50%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP
+1/1.33" inches32%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/1.76" inches
3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core13%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
208 grams (7.28 ounces)vs+200 grams (7 ounces)4%
Lighter
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)4%
Thinner
5G SA/NSAvs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
4500 mAhvs+4800 mAh7%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.

46 Common items in both devices
UFS 3.0
Dynamic AMOLED
HDR10+
120Hz
16 million
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
+39 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 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S21+
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Galaxy S21+
Other model names三星Galaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N9860 Dual-SIM (Snapdragon)Galaxy S21 Plus 5G SM-G996B/DS
Country or region availableChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2020January, 2021
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)75.6 x 161.5 millimeters (2.98 x 6.36 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)200 grams (7 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)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 11
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (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:
2.9Ghz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X1
2.8Ghz 3-Cores ARM Cortex-A78
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650ARM Mali-G78 MP14
RAM memory12GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR5
Internal storage256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.9" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~88.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3088 pixels1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)494 PPI393 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass Victus
Display features120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+120Hz, 1300 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S21+
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) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps5000/1920 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 networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
CDMA2000 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, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat24 ()
TD-LTE ()
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (41, 78, 79)SA/NSA/Sub6 ()
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, 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 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 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S21+
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)Samsung Galaxy S21+
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
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm120º1/2.55"1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
Main camera resolution12000x9000 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 size1/1.33" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size0.8µm 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 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S21+
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" inches1/3.24" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S21+
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)Samsung Galaxy S21+
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 wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S21+
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 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: Phantom Black, Silver, Gold, Red, Violet, Pink
- One UI 3.1
- Always-on display
- Tuned by AKG
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S21+
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4800 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 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S21+
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.541W/kg (head) | 1.335W/kg (body)
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