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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS) vs Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G vs Google Pixel 2 XL phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 2 XL XSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)27Points
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
6"
POLED

1440x2880

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3520
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)

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 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)27 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)vsPixel 2 XL (128GB)4 Advantages Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
+2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Core15%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR52 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsP-OLED
+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 pixels11%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x2880 pixels
+6.9"15%
Larger screen
vs6"
+(quad camera) 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + 0.3MP13 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+1/1.33" inches92%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 40MP4 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+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 Mbps5 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh42%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3520 mAh
+45W3 times
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.
vs10.5W
+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+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
+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 reversible connector
222 grams (7.77 ounces)vs+175 grams (6.13 ounces)27%
Lighter
8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)11%
Thinner
509 PPIvs+537 PPI6%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light

29 Common items in both devices
128GB (104GB available) / 128GB (114GB available)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
+22 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
ModelGalaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S20 Ultra 5G SM-G988B/Dual-Sim (Snapdragon, 12GB RAM)Google Pixel 2 XL G011C, Google Pixel XL2, LG Taimen
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungGoogle
Release dateMarch, 2020October, 2017
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)76 x 166.9 millimeters (2.99 x 6.57 in)76.7 x 157.9 millimeters (3.02 x 6.22 in)
Weight222 grams (7.77 ounces)175 grams (6.13 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory12GB LPDDR54GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDP-OLED
Screen size6.9" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~90.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~76.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)1440x2880 pixels (18:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)509 PPI537 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 5
Display features120Hz, HDR10+60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps800/75 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 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 Cat15 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
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 S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
108 megapixels
48MP periscope telephotof/3.5103mm1/2.0"0.8µmPDAFOIS4x-optical-zoom10x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP TOF 3Df/1.0
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (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 camerasLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical 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 S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)40 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution7296x5472 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel size0.7µm pixel1.4µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
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
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
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
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud White
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Just Black, Black/White
- Always-on display
- Slow motion 1080p@120fps
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh3520 mAh
Charger, watts45W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
10.5W Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B/DS)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.74W/kg (head) | 1.12W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.66W/kg (head) | 1.557W/kg (body)feature not registered
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