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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U) vs Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S20 5G vs Realme 8 Pro phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Realme 8 Pro XSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)27Points
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
07PointsRealme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 5G X
Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2400

108
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)

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 S20 5G (SM-G981U)27 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)vs8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)7 Advantages Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Core21%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)8%
Lighter
vs176 grams (6.16 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)3%
Thinner
vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1440x3200 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+566 PPI38%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs411 PPI
+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
+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.9 (aperture)
+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)
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps16 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
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, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass 6Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
6.2"vs+6.4"3%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MPvs+(quad camera) 108MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP36%
Higher resolution main camera
1/1.76" inchesvs+1/1.52" inches16%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 10MPvs+(front) 16MP59%
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
4000 mAhvs+4500 mAh13%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
25Wvs+50W100%
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.

27 Common items in both devices
128GB (104GB available)
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
+20 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 S20 5G (SM-G981U)Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
ModelGalaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
Other model namesGalaxy S20 (Snapdragon, 12GB RAM) - US Carriers (AT&T, etc.)Realme 8 Pro RMX3081 NFC (128GB + 6GB RAM)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandSamsungRealme
Release date3/6/20203/24/2021
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)69.1 x 151.7 millimeters (2.72 x 5.97 in)73.9 x 160.6 millimeters (2.91 x 6.32 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)176 grams (6.16 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
System versionAndroid 10Android 11
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (SM8250) (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SM7125 (8nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 585
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3GHz Dual-Core Kryo 465 Gold
1.8GHz Hexa-Core Kryo 465 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 (250-587MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 618
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)566 PPI411 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Not supported
Display features120Hz
HDR10+
60Hz, 430nits[typ], 1000nits[peak]

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps300/150 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 850/900/2100
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 Cat6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
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 supportedUMTS 850/900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
(quad camera)
108 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.3119°16mm1/4"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/1.52" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel0.7µm pixel
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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
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 S20 5G (SM-G981U)Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
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 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
50W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy20 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
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: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Colors: Infinite Black, Infinite Blue, Illuminating Yellow, Punk Black
- Realme UI 2.0
- Back camera: Samsung HM2 sensor
- Front camera: Sony IMX471 sensor
- Stereo speakers
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Always-on display

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Realme 8 Pro (128GB/6GB NFC)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.07W/kg (head), 1.03W/kg (body)1.1W/kg (head), 0.53W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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