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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G X Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F) 01Point
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

Octa-core

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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05Points Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB) Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra X
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

Octa-core

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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

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51 Common items in both devices
UFS 3.0
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
208 grams (7.28 ounces)
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Stainless steel body, glass front/back
Dynamic AMOLED
HDR10+
+44 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note20 Ultra 4G-LTE SM-N985F Single-SIM (Exynos)Galaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N986U (Snapdragon) - US Carriers
Country or region available(Latin America)South AfricaAustraliaNew Zealand
(Latin America), South Africa, Australia, New Zealand
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date8/21/2020, Announced: 8/5/20208/21/2020, Announced: 8/5/2020
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backStainless steel body, 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

📲 Display

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.9" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3088 pixels1440x3088 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)494 PPI494 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass Victus
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
Display features1500nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
120Hz@FHD
60Hz@QHD
1500nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
120Hz@FHD
60Hz@QHD

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
System versionAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updateAndroid 13Android 13
User InterfaceOne UI 2.5 / 3.1 / 4.1 / 5.0One UI 2.5 / 3.1 / 4.1 / 5.0

⚙️ Processor

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Chipset64bit: Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (SM8250-AB) (7nm)
CPUOcta-core, 3 processors:
2x 2.73GHz Mongoose M5 (Dual-core)
2x 2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A76 (Dual-core)
4x 2GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 3 processors:
1x 3.09GHz Kryo 585 (Single-core)
3x 2.42GHz Kryo 585 (Triple-core)
4x 1.8GHz Kryo 585 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11 (800MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 650 (250-646MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 508760 (v8)
Geekbench: 2603 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 42fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Internal storage256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload2000/316 Mbps5000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE 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
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)
mmWave (260, 261)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
108 megapixels
12MP periscope telephoto f/3.0120mm1.0µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom50x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawide f/2.2120°13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
(triple camera)
108 megapixels
12MP periscope telephoto f/3.0120mm1.0µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom50x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawide f/2.2120°13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
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 lens26mm 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 on both cameras
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

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
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" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
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
RadioNot supportedFM
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

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
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/LE5.0 + 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

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wide Band)
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wide Band)
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts25W Wired fast charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
25W Wired fast charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Inductive / wireless charging15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
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 DeX
• Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
• Stylus pen (Bluetooth integration)
• Colors: Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, Mystic White
• Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
• Bixby
• Samsung Wireless DeX
• Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
• Stylus pen (Bluetooth integration)

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.83W/kg (head), 1.04W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.315W/kg (head), 1.47W/kg (body)feature not registered
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