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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U) vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)

Side by side comparison between Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U) vs Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS) phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 5G X Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U) 02Points
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

Octa-core

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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00Point Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS) Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 5G X
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

Octa-core

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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

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Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)} 2 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U) vs Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)} 0 Advantage Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-core (7nm)8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.73GHz 64bit Octa-core (7nm)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported

55 Common items in both devices
12GB LPDDR5
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
163 grams (5.71 ounces)
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
+48 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
ModelGalaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
Other model namesGalaxy S20 (Snapdragon, 12GB RAM) - US Carriers (AT&T, etc.)Galaxy S20 SM-G981B/Dual-Sim (Exynos, 12GB RAM) - Global
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date3/6/2020, Announced: 2/11/20203/6/2020, Announced: 2/11/2020
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)69.1 x 151.7 millimeters (2.72 x 5.97 in)69.1 x 151.7 millimeters (2.72 x 5.97 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)163 grams (5.71 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, 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

📲 Display

Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)566 PPI566 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 6
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
Display featuresHDR10+
Always-On Display
120Hz@FHD
60Hz@QHD
HDR10+
Always-On Display
120Hz@FHD
60Hz@QHD

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
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 S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (SM8250) (7nm)64bit: Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)
CPUOcta-core, 3 processors:
1x 2.84GHz Kryo 585 (Single-core)
3x 2.42GHz Kryo 585 (Triple-core)
4x 1.8GHz Kryo 585 (Quad-core)
Octa-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)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 (250-587MHz)ARM Mali-G77 MP11 (800MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum Download / Upload5000/1024 Mbps5000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 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 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 (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
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE 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
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A

📷 Camera

Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephoto f/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawide f/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephoto f/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawide f/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 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 size1/1.76" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.8µm 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 S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
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 S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
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

Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
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 S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
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

Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
Battery typeLiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4000 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)
9W Reverse wireless charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging
Talk time autonomy20 hours20 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
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
• Bixby
• Samsung DeX
• Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
• Colors: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red
• Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
• Bixby
• Samsung DeX
• Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.07W/kg (head), 1.03W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.382W/kg (head), 1.525W/kg (body)
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