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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)

Side by side comparison between Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS) vs Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B) phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (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 (SM-G988B/DS)1 Advantage Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)vsGalaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)0 Advantage Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(dedicated slot)

60 Common items in both devices
2.73GHz 64bit Octa-Core
12GB LPDDR5
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
220 grams (7.7 ounces)
8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+53 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
ModelGalaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
Other model namesGalaxy S20 Ultra 4G-LTE SM-G988B/Dual-Sim (Exynos, 12GB RAM)Galaxy S20 Ultra 4G-LTE SM-G988B (Exynos, 12GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
New Zealand
New Zealand
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date3/15/2020, Announced: 2/11/20203/15/2020, Announced: 2/11/2020
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)76 x 166.9 millimeters (2.99 x 6.57 in)76 x 166.9 millimeters (2.99 x 6.57 in)
Weight220 grams (7.7 ounces)220 grams (7.7 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

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
System versionAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updateAndroid 12Android 12
User InterfaceOne UI 2.5 / 3.1 / 4.0One UI 2.5 / 3.1 / 4.0

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.73GHz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.73GHz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11 (800MHz)ARM Mali-G77 MP11 (800MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.9" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~90.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~90.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)509 PPI509 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

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload2000/316 Mbps2000/316 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 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, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 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
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-ANot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
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
(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
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

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
Front camera (secondary)40 megapixels40 megapixels
Front camera resolution7296x5472 pixels7296x5472 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 sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size0.7µm pixel0.7µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
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 supportedNot 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 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
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

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
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

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts45W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
45W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
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 Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud White
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud White
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.74W/kg (head), 1.12W/kg (body)0.74W/kg (head), 1.12W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.319W/kg (head), 1.557W/kg (body)0.319W/kg (head), 1.557W/kg (body)
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