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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB) vs Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)24Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
08PointsAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G X
Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
6.59"
AMOLED

1080x2340

64
MP

24mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)

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-N986U 128GB)24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)vsROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)8 Advantages Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+208 grams (7.28 ounces)15%
Lighter
vs240 grams (8.4 ounces)
+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)22%
Thinner
vs9.85 millimeters (0.39 inches)
+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum frame, glass front/back
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+1440x3088 pixels76%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+494 PPI26%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs391 PPI
+6.9"5%
Larger screen
vs6.59"
+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP61%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 64MP + 13MP + 5MP
+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
+1/1.33" inches29%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/1.72" inches
+(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 10
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs5G SA/NSA
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible 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 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
UFS 3.0vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
120Hzvs+144Hz20%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
16 millionvs+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
(front) 10MPvs+(front) 24MP137%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4500 mAhvs+6000 mAh33%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
25Wvs+30W20%
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.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

29 Common items in both devices
12GB LPDDR5
128GB (103GB available) / 128GB (100GB available)
HDR10+
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
+22 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N986U (Snapdragon) - US CarriersAsus ROG Phone 3 ZS661KS Strix edition (12GB RAM)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungAsus
Release dateAugust, 2020July, 2020
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)9.85 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)78 x 171 millimeters (3.07 x 6.73 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)240 grams (8.4 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
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-N986U 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
3.09Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650Qualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory12GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (100GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size6.9" inches6.59" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~79.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3088 pixels1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)494 PPI391 PPI
Colors16 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 6
Display features120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+144Hz, 650 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps5000/150 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
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)
mmWave (260, 261)
SA/NSA (41, 77, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/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-N986U 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/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)
64 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.4125º11mm
5MP macrof/2.0
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.33" inches1/1.72" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm 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 sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels24 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels5632x4224 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 lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.9µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
RadioFMNot 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-N986U 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 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/LE5.1 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + 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-N986U 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/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
Gesture
Hall effect
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: Black glare
- ROG UI (Republic Of Gamers)
- Always-On display
- DTS:X stereo speakers (2 amplifiers)
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- AeroActive Cooler 3
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
30W Fast battery charging
10W Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 3/4
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-N986U 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.83W/kg (head) | 1.04W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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