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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB) vs Vivo V5 Plus

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Vivo V5 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Vivo V5 Plus XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)28Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Vivo V5 Plus
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

16
MP

20mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3160
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)28 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)vsV5 Plus4 Advantages Vivo V5 Plus
+2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Core26%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR52 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR3
+256GB (221GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (54GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1440x3088 pixels114%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+494 PPI23%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs401 PPI
+6.9"25%
Larger screen
vs5.5"
+(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
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+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-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps16 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh42%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3160 mAh
+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
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
208 grams (7.28 ounces)vs+159 grams (5.57 ounces)31%
Lighter
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)11%
Thinner
(front) 10MPvs+(dual front camera) 20MP + 8MP178%
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

22 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
+15 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Vivo V5 Plus
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)V5 Plus
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N986B/Dual-SIM (Exynos)BBK vivo V5Plus XE680, vivo XE680
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
ChinaPhilippinesIndiaIndonesiaMalaysiaThailand(Global, International)Vietnam
China, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, (Global, International), Vietnam
BrandSamsungVivo
Release dateAugust, 2020January, 2017
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)74 x 152.6 millimeters (2.91 x 6.01 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)159 grams (5.57 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Vivo V5 Plus
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Vivo V5 Plus
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11Qualcomm Adreno 506 650Mhz
RAM memory12GB LPDDR54GB LPDDR3
Internal storage256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
64GB (54GB available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Vivo V5 Plus
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.9" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~73.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3088 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)494 PPI401 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 5
Display features120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Vivo V5 Plus
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 Mbps300/50 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 networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/2100
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 Cat6 850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8)
TD-LTE 2300 (Bands 40)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78)Not supported
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
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-N986B/DS 256GB)Vivo V5 Plus
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Vivo V5 Plus
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 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.33" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
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 sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Vivo V5 Plus
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels(dual front camera)
20 megapixels
8MPf/2.01/2.8"
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels5184x3840 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Vivo V5 Plus
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Vivo V5 Plus
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
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
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Vivo V5 Plus
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
Fingerprint sensor
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: Gold, Gray
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- 2.5D Arc Glass screen
- Funtouch OS 3.0
- Sony IMX376 front camera sensor
- Fast charging
- Hi-Fi sound
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- VoLTE
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Vivo V5 Plus
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh3160 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 registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Vivo V5 Plus
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.338W/kg (head) | 1.47W/kg (body)feature not registered
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