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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S5 XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)29Points
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 S5 (SM-G900FQ)
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2800
mAh

(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)29 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)vsGalaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)
+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core61%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+12GB LPDDR55 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+256GB (221GB available)21 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.0
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+1440x3088 pixels114%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+494 PPI14%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs432 PPI
+6.9"35%
Larger screen
vs5.1"
+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP7 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 16MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+1/1.33" inches95%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.6" inches
+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 10MP4 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2.1MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G LTE
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps32 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh61%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2800 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
208 grams (7.28 ounces)vs+145 grams (5.08 ounces)43%
Lighter
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+HumidityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily

26 Common items in both devices
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
BSI sensor
Capacitive
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)
Other model names三星Galaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N9860 Dual-SIM (Snapdragon)Galaxy S5 G900FQ (4G LTE), Samsung Pacific
Country or region availableChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
Turkey
Turkey
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2020April, 2014
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)145 grams (5.08 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
3.09Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
2.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650Qualcomm Adreno 330 578Mhz
RAM memory12GB LPDDR52GB LPDDR3
Internal storage256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.9" inches5.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3088 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)494 PPI432 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 3
Display features120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 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 networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
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 Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (41, 78, 79)Not supported
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+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), 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 S5 (SM-G900FQ)
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
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels5312x2988 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens31mm lens
Sensor size1/1.33" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital 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 only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens22mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Micro-B USB MHL-2
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)
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
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
Heart rate
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
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: Black, White, Blue, Gold
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Download Booster (LTE + WiFi)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh2800 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registered57600 minutes | 960 hours | 40 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N9860)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900FQ)
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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