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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB) vs Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)11Points
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
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
6.81"
AMOLED

1440x3200

50
MP

20mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)

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)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)vsMi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)12 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+208 grams (7.28 ounces)13%
Lighter
vs234 grams (8.19 ounces)
+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)3%
Thinner
vs8.38 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum body, glass front, ceramic back
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+6.9"1%
Larger screen
vs6.81"
+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)
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps43%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(5G SA/NSA) 3500 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the 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
2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core13%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
UFS 3.0vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
16 millionvs+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
1440x3088 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels4%
Higher resolution screen
494 PPIvs+515 PPI4%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MPvs+(triple camera) 50MP + 48MP + 48MP11%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
1/1.33" inchesvs+1/1.12" inches19%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 10MPvs+(front) 20MP98%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4500 mAhvs+5000 mAh11%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
25Wvs+67W168%
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
12GB LPDDR5
256GB (221GB available) / 256GB (230GB available)
HDR10+ / Dolby Vision/HDR10+
120Hz
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
+30 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-N986B/DS 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N986B/Dual-SIM (Exynos)Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB + 12GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release dateAugust, 2020April, 2021
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.38 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)74.6 x 164.3 millimeters (2.94 x 6.47 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)234 grams (8.19 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front, ceramic back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 11
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 680
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 680
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11Qualcomm Adreno 660 840Mhz
RAM memory12GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Internal storage256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
256GB (230GB 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-N986B/DS 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size6.9" inches6.81" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~91.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3088 pixels1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)494 PPI515 PPI
Colors16 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass Victus
Display features120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+120Hz, 1700 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
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 Mbps3500/1024 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 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
VoLTE
Global version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41, 42)
China 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 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78)Global version:
SA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79)
China version:
SA/NSA (1, 3, 28, 41, 77, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, 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 supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
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-N986B/DS 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
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)
50 megapixels
48MP periscope telephotof/4.1120mm1/2.0"0.8µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom
48MP ultrawidef/2.212mm128º1/2.0"0.8µmPDAF
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels8160x6120 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/1.33" inches1/1.12" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels20 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels5184x3840 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 lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/3.4" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.8µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
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 connectorType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
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 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
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
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: Ceramic black, Ceramic white
- MIUI 12.5
- Screen protector included
- Protective case included
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Tuned by Harman Kardon
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Secondary 1.1" AMOLED display next to the rear camera
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986B/DS 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
67W Fast battery charging
67W Qi wireless charging
10W Reverse wireless charging 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-N986B/DS 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (256GB/12GB)
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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