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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)10Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

Octa-core

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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08PointsSamsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G X
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
7.6"
AMOLED

1812x2176

50
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

Octa-core

4400
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)

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-N986B/DS 256GB)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)vsGalaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)8 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+208 grams (7.28 ounces)26%
Lighter
vs263 grams (9.21 ounces)
+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum frame, flexible plastic screen, glass back
+1440x3088 pixels13%
Higher resolution screen
vs1812x2176 pixels
+494 PPI32%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs373 PPI
+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP83%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 50MP + 10MP + 12MP
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh2%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4400 mAh
+Gorilla Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
2.73GHz 64bit Octa-core (7nm)vs+3.19GHz 64bit Octa-core (4nm)33%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
256GB (221GB available)vs+1TB (917GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
UFS 3.0vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+6.3 millimeters (0.25 inches)29%
Thinner
6.9"vs+7.6"10%
Larger screen
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

43 Common items in both devices
12GB LPDDR5
Dynamic AMOLED
HDR10+
120Hz
16 million
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
+36 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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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N986B/Dual-SIM (Exynos)Galaxy Fold4 5G (SM-F936W)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Canada
Canada
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date8/21/2020, Announced: 8/5/20208/25/2022, Announced: 8/10/2022
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)6.3 millimeters (0.25 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)130.1 x 155.1 millimeters (5.12 x 6.11 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)263 grams (9.21 ounces)
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backAluminum frame, flexible plastic screen, glass back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIPX8 certified: water resistant up to 1.5 meters and 30min

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
System versionAndroid 10Android 12
Firmware updateAndroid 13Android 13
User InterfaceOne UI 2.5 / 3.1 / 4.1 / 5.0One UI 4.1 / 5.0

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
Chipset64bit: Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (SM8475) (4nm)
CPUOcta-core, 3 processors:
2x 2.73GHz Mongoose M5 (Dual-core)
2x 2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A76 (Dual-core)
4x 2GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 3 processors:
1x 3.19GHz ARM Cortex-X2 (Single-core)
3x 2.75GHz ARM Cortex-A710 (Triple-core)
4x 2GHz ARM Cortex-A510 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11 (800MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 730 (818MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 508760 (v8)
Geekbench: 2603 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 42fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 964622 (v9)
Geekbench: 3981 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 43fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Internal storage256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
1TB (917GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.9" inches7.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~90.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3088 pixels1812x2176 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)494 PPI373 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusNot supported
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
Display features1500nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
120Hz@FHD
60Hz@QHD
1200nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
Back: Gorilla Glass Victus+
Extra display: Dynamic AMOLED 2X 6.2" (904x2316), 120Hz, Gorilla Glass Victus+

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
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)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum Download / Upload5000/1024 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 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, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78)SA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 38, 41, 66, 71, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, 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 networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 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, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
VoLTE
Secondary 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

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
108 megapixels
12MP periscope telephotof/3.0120mm1.0µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom50x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120°13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
(triple camera)
50 megapixels
10MP telephotof/2.466mm1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123°12mm1.12µm
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels8160x6120 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 lens23mm lens
Sensor size1/1.33" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
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
8K@24fps
4K@30/60fps
1080p@30/60fps
1080p@240fps (slow motion)
720p@960fps (slow motion)
Extra cover camera: 4MP (f/1.8 2.0µm)

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
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 lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
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 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
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/LE5.2 + 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 wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + 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 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wide Band)
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wide Band)
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4400 mAh
Charger, watts25W Wired fast charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
25W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
15W Qi Wireless charging (Qi/WPC)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered39 hours (1.6 days)
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
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 Black, Mystic Bronze, Mystic White
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Bixby
- Samsung Wireless DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Stylus pen (Bluetooth integration)
- Colors: Phantom Black, Graygreen, Beige, Burgundy
- Stylus pen support
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W 1TB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.79W/kg (head), 1.11W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.338W/kg (head), 1.47W/kg (body)feature not registered
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