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Sony Xperia 1 II (SOG01) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia 1 II vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Sony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)
6.5"
OLED

1644x3840

12
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
12PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)Compare Sony Xperia 1 II X
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)

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!

Xperia 1 II (SOG01)11 Advantages Sony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)vsGalaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+181 grams (6.34 ounces)6%
Lighter
vs192 grams (6.72 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)5%
Thinner
vs8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+1644x3840 pixels144%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+643 PPI64%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs393 PPI
+1/1.7" inches4%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/1.76" inches
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
OLEDvs+Super AMOLED PlusAdvantage
Super AMOLED Plus display is brighter and more vivid
6.5"vs+6.7"3%
Larger screen
(quad camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 0.3MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP143%
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 10MP26%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
4000 mAhvs+4300 mAh8%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
21Wvs+25W19%
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.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

37 Common items in both devices
8GB LPDDR5
128GB (110GB available) / 128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
HDR10+
60Hz
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
+30 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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Physical featuresSony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
ModelXperia 1 II (SOG01)Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
Other model namesソニーXperia 1 Mark II SOG01 (128GB+8GB RAM) KDDI CorporationGalaxy Note20 SM-N981WZNAXAC (Snapdragon)
Country or region availableJapan
Japan
Canada
Canada
BrandSonySamsung
Release dateFebruary, 2020August, 2020
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)72 x 166 millimeters (2.83 x 6.54 in)75.2 x 161.6 millimeters (2.96 x 6.36 in)
Weight181 grams (6.34 ounces)192 grams (6.72 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30min
System (OS)Sony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 11
HardwareSony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
3.09Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 587MhzQualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory8GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (110GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
Display typeOLEDSuper AMOLED Plus
Screen size6.5" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1644x3840 pixels (21:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)643 PPI393 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz, HDR10+60Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksSony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps5000/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
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, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat19/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 77, 78, 79)SA/NSA/Sub6 (41, 66, 71)
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, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
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
CameraSony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.470mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2124º16mm1/2.55"PDAF
0.3MP depthTOF3D
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.027mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120º13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.7" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: 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
2ª cameraSony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
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
ConnectivitySony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Purple, Mirror Lake Green
- Cameras with ZEISS optics
- Dolby Atmos
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Dynamic vibration system
- PS4 Remote Play
- DUALSHOCK 4 compatibility
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Mystic Gray, Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Red, Mystic Blue
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2.5
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung Wireless DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Stylus pen (Bluetooth integration)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4300 mAh
Charger, watts21W Fast battery charging
11W WPC/Qi Wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSony Xperia 1 II (SOG01)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981W)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.85W/kg (head) | 1.25W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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