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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N) vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 6S Plus XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)31Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Dual

2750
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)

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-N986N)31 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)vsiPhone 6S Plus (128GB)5 Advantages Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core95%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.84Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
+12GB LPDDR55 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR4
+256GB (221GB available)94%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (114GB 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 body, glass front
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+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 + 12MP10 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+1/1.33" inches126%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/3" 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) 10MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+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
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh64%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2750 mAh
+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
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
UFS 3.0vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
208 grams (7.28 ounces)vs+192 grams (6.72 ounces)8%
Lighter
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)11%
Thinner
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores

23 Common items in both devices
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
+16 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-N986N)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
Other model names갤럭시 노트20 Ultra SM-N986N (Snapdragon)iPhone 6s Plus A1634, iPhone 6s Plus A1687 CDMA, iPhone 6s+
Country or region availableSouth Korea
South Korea
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateAugust, 2020September, 2015
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)77.9 x 158.2 millimeters (3.07 x 6.23 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)192 grams (6.72 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10iOS 9.0
Firmware updateAndroid 11iOS 15
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Apple A9 APL0898
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
3.09Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
1.84Ghz Dual-Core Twister
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650PowerVR GT7600 MP6
RAM memory12GB LPDDR52GB LPDDR4
Internal storage256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (114GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size6.9" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3088 pixels1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)494 PPI401 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusSapphire Glass
Display features120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-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, CDMA 800/1700/1900/2100
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000
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, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat6

A1634 model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)

A1687 model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (78)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
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-N986N)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
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
12 megapixels
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels4608x2592 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens29mm lens
Sensor size1/1.33" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.22µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical 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 on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens31mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.264, H.265, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC, M4A
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary TV-out
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
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
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
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: Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold
- Oleophobic coating
- Touch ID v2
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- 3D Touch display
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- NFC Apple Pay only (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh2750 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 registered1440 minutes | 24 hours | 1 day
Standbyfeature not registered23040 minutes | 384 hours | 16 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986N)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.12W/kg (head) | 1.14W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.93W/kg (head) | 0.98W/kg (body)
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