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Xiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Black Shark 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G XXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)05Points
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)
6.67"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

20mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4720
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
28PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)Compare Xiaomi Black Shark 3 X
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3088

108
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)

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!

Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)5 Advantages Xiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)vsGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)28 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)
+(front) 20MP98%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 10MP
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+4720 mAh5%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4500 mAh
+65W160%
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.
vs25W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+3.09Ghz 64bit Octa-Core4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
222 grams (7.77 ounces)vs+208 grams (7.28 ounces)7%
Lighter
10.4 millimeters (0.41 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)28%
Thinner
Aluminum body, glass frontvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
AMOLEDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
90Hzvs+120Hz33%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1440x3088 pixels72%
Higher resolution screen
395 PPIvs+494 PPI25%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.67"vs+6.9"3%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 64MP + 13MP + 5MPvs+(triple camera) 108MP + 12MP + 12MP61%
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
1/1.72" inchesvs+1/1.33" inches29%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 10vs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
USB 2.0 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.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

28 Common items in both devices
12GB LPDDR5
128GB (108GB available) / 128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
HDR10+
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
+21 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 featuresXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)
ModelBlack Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)
Other model names小米 BlackShark 3 5G (128GB + 12GB RAM), KLE-H0, KLE-A0Galaxy Note20 Ultra SM-N986W (Snapdragon)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Canada
Canada
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2020August, 2020
Depth10.4 millimeters (0.41 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)77.33 x 168.72 millimeters (3.04 x 6.64 in)77.2 x 164.8 millimeters (3.04 x 6.49 in)
Weight222 grams (7.77 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Xiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 11
HardwareXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)
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 memory12GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (108GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)
Display typeAMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.67" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~92.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1440x3088 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI494 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass Victus
Display features90Hz, 500 nits, HDR10+120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-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 networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20
VoLTE

Global version (KLE-H0):
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)

China version (KLE-A0):
LTE (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat20 (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 networkGlobal version (KLE-H0):
SA/NSA (78)

China version (KLE-A0):
SA/NSA (41, 78, 79)
SA/NSA/Sub6 (41, 66, 71)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 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
CameraXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
64 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.3120º
5MP depthf/2.2
(triple camera)
108 megapixels
12MP periscope telephotof/3.0120mm1.0µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom50x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120º13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.72" inches1/1.33" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size0.9µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)
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
ConnectivityXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 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
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Lightning Black, Armor Gray, Star Silver
- Always-on display
- Stereo speakers
- Liquid Cooling System
- Physical pop-up gaming triggers
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, Mystic White
- 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 supplyXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4720 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts65W Fast battery charging
Quick Charge 4
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 rateXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986W 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.7W/kg (head) | 1.26W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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