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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB)06Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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10PointsSamsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G X
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
6.8"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)

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 512GB)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB)vsGalaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+208 grams (7.28 ounces)10%
Lighter
vs228 grams (7.98 ounces)
+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)10%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum frame, glass front/back
+6.9"1%
Larger screen
vs6.8"
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
3.09GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+3GHz 64bit Octa-Core10%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
UFS 3.0vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
494 PPIvs+501 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MPvs+(quad camera) 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP6%
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 10MPvs+(front) 40MP3 times
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+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.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

46 Common items in both devices
12GB LPDDR5
512GB (458GB available) / 512GB (455GB available)
Dynamic AMOLED
HDR10+
120Hz
16 million
1440x3088 pixels
+39 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB)Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N986U (Snapdragon) - US CarriersGalaxy S22 Ultra 5G SM-S908U (Snapdragon)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date8/21/2020, Announced: 8/5/20202/25/2022, Announced: 2/9/2022
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)77.9 x 163.3 millimeters (3.07 x 6.43 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)228 grams (7.98 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 512GB)Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
System versionAndroid 10Android 12
Firmware updateAndroid 12feature not registered
User InterfaceOne UI 2.5 / 3.1 / 4.0One UI 4.1

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (SM8250-AB) (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (SM8450) (4nm)
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:
3GHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X2
2.5GHz Triple-Core ARM Cortex-A710
1.79GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A510
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 (250-646MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 730 (818MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 508760 (v8)
Geekbench: 2603 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 42fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 940012 (v9)
Geekbench: 3657 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 37fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Internal storage512GB (458GB available)
UFS 3.0
512GB (455GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.9" inches6.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3088 pixels1440x3088 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)494 PPI501 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass Victus
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
Display features1500nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
120Hz@FHD
60Hz@QHD
1750nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload5000/1024 Mbps5000/1920 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 (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)
mmWave (260, 261)
SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 66, 71)
mmWave (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, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
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)
108 megapixels
10MP periscope telephotof/4.9230mm1/3.52"1.12µmPDAFOIS10x-optical-zoom
10MP telephotof/2.470mm1/3.52"1.12µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm120°1/2.55"1.4µmPDAFSuper-Steady
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens23mm lens
Sensor size1/1.33" inches1/1.33" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm 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
Camera extras4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps
4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels40 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels7296x5472 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" inches1/2.82" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.7µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Stereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
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

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 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/LE5.2 + 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 wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + 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 512GB)Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
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 512GB)Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (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
45W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
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 512GB)Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
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: Phantom Black, White, Burgundy, Green, Graphite, Red, Sky Blue
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX
- Stylus pen: 2.8ms latency (Bluetooth)

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908U 512GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.83W/kg (head), 1.04W/kg (body)1.18W/kg (head), 0.98W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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