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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 10 XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 128GB)15Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 128GB)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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04PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G X
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
6.3"
AMOLED

1080x2280

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 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-N986U1 128GB)15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 128GB)vsGalaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR550%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs8GB LPDDR4X
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+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 pixels81%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2280 pixels
+494 PPI24%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs400 PPI
+6.9"10%
Larger screen
vs6.3"
+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP
+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)
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps
+4500 mAh29%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3500 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+168 grams (5.88 ounces)24%
Lighter
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)3%
Thinner
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.

41 Common items in both devices
UFS 3.0
Dynamic AMOLED
HDR10+
16 million
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
+34 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-N986U1 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 128GB)Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N986U1 (Snapdragon) - UnlockedSamsung Galaxy Note10 SM-N970U1 Unlocked (Snapdragon)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2020August, 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)71.8 x 151 millimeters (2.83 x 5.94 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)168 grams (5.88 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 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (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 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM memory12GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.9" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~91.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3088 pixels1080x2280 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)494 PPI400 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 5
Display features120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+60Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps2000/150 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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
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, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 46, 48, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, 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-N986U1 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
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-N986U1 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
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)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.11/3.6"52mm1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1.0µm
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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
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
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
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 reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
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
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
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, White, Pink, Red, Glow
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Stylus Pen (Bluetooth integration)
- One UI
- Always-on display
- 19:9 ratio and HDR10+ display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- ANT+
- USB Power Delivery 3.0
- Wireless charging: 20W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh3500 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
25W Fast battery charging
12W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
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-N986U1 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.83W/kg (head) | 1.04W/kg (body)0.34W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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