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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)14Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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06PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G X
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
6.8"
AMOLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
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)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)vsGalaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
+3.09GHz 64bit Octa-Core4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR5Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs12GB LPDDR4X
+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum frame, glass front/back
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1440x3088 pixels2%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x3040 pixels
+6.9"1%
Larger screen
vs6.8"
+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP + 0.3MP
+1/1.33" inches92%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 11
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs5G SA/NSA
+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps
+4500 mAh5%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4300 mAh
+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
128GB (103GB available)vs+256GB (230GB available)123%
More internal storage for applications and files
208 grams (7.28 ounces)vs+198 grams (6.93 ounces)5%
Lighter
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)3%
Thinner
494 PPIvs+495 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.5 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
25Wvs+45W80%
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.

40 Common items in both devices
UFS 3.0
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Dynamic AMOLED
HDR10+
16 million
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
+33 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-N986U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N986U (Snapdragon) - US CarriersSamsung Galaxy Note10 Plus 5G SM-N976U (Snapdragon)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date8/21/2020, Announced: 8/5/20208/23/2019
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)198 grams (6.93 ounces)
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
System versionAndroid 10Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 12Android 11
User InterfaceOne UI 2.5 / 3.1 / 4.0feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (SM8250-AB) (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (SM8150) (7nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
3.09GHz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 585
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 485
1.78GHz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 (250-646MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 640 (585MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 508760 (v8)
Geekbench: 2603 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 42fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.9" inches6.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~92.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3088 pixels1440x3040 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)494 PPI495 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 5
Display features120Hz, 1500nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
120Hz@FHD
60Hz@QHD
60Hz
HDR10+

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, 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, 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, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (46, 48)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)
mmWave (260, 261)
NSA/Sub6 (5, 71, 260, 261)
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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
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
(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.11/3.6"52mm1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1.0µm
0.3MP TOF
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/1.33" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS (2-axis): 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
feature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
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 lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
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-N986U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 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/LE5.0 + 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 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + 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-N986U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4300 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
45W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
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: Black, White, Aura Glow
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Stylus Pen (Bluetooth integration)
- One UI
- 3D Scanner app
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (SM-N976U)
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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