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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 512GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Samsung Galaxy A70 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A70 XSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 512GB)22Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 512GB)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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06PointsSamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G X
Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

32
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 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-N986U1 512GB)22 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 512GB)vsGalaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core41%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+512GB (458GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (108GB available)
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+1440x3088 pixels72%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+494 PPI26%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs393 PPI
+6.9"3%
Larger screen
vs6.7"
+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP194%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 32MP + 8MP + 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
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(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 SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps7 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
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
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
208 grams (7.28 ounces)vs+183 grams (6.41 ounces)14%
Lighter
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)3%
Thinner
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 10MPvs+(front) 32MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device

29 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
Capacitive
+22 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 512GB)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 512GB)Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N986U1 (Snapdragon) - UnlockedGalaxy A70 SM-A705FN/Dual-Sim NFC
Country or region availableUSA
USA
South AfricaSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab Emirates(Europe)Pakistan(Global, International)
South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, (Europe), Pakistan, (Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2020April, 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)76.7 x 164.3 millimeters (3.02 x 6.47 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)183 grams (6.41 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
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-N986U1 512GB)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 512GB)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SDM675 (11nm)
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, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 460 Gold
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 460 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650Qualcomm Adreno 612 845Mhz
RAM memory12GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage512GB (458GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (108GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 512GB)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.9" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~86% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3088 pixels1080x2400 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)494 PPI393 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 3
Display features120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 512GB)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps600/50 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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
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 Cat12/6 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 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 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-N986U1 512GB)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
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 512GB)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
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)
32 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.212mm123º
5MP depthf/2.2
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.33" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
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-N986U1 512GB)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels6528x4896 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 lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.8µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 512GB)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
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 512GB)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
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, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 512GB)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
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
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, Blue, Coral
- Infinity U display
- Glasstic back panel
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 512GB)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4500 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
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1 512GB)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
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 registered0.949W/kg (head) | 1.475W/kg (body)
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