Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Detailed Comparison

Apple iPhone SE2

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

SCORE:
76
SCORE:
89

Highlights

  • 4.7" 750 x 1334 Retina IPS LCD screen
  • 1 rear camera
  • 12MP f/1.8 main camera
  • 1821 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery

Highlights

  • 6.9" 1440 x 3088 (Quad HD+) Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen
  • 5G support
  • 3 rear cameras
  • 108MP f/1.8 main camera
  • HDR display
  • 4500 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
 

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Overview

Here we are comparing Apple iPhone SE2 to Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them.

We have evaluated the smartphones from available features and specifications. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on network, connectivity, memory, display specifications, video, audio and other features.

Apple iPhone SE2

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

BODY
79
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
64
MEMORY
51
CAMERA
73
FEATURES
86
LOCATION TECH
70
CONNECTIVITY
88
SENSORS
81
AUDIO
85
BATTERY
71
OVERALL
76
BODY
72
NETWORK
100
DISPLAY
95
MEMORY
85
CAMERA
86
FEATURES
90
LOCATION TECH
90
CONNECTIVITY
96
SENSORS
84
AUDIO
88
BATTERY
88
OVERALL
89

Advantage of Apple iPhone SE2

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone SE2 over Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G.

Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Lighter 5.22 oz (148 g) vs 7.33 oz (208 g)
Thinner 5.45" x 2.65" x 0.29"
138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
vs 6.48" x 3.03" x 0.31"
164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm
Front Flash Retina Flash vs
Front Camera Face Detection vs
Dolby Vision playback vs

Advantage of Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G over Apple iPhone SE2.

Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Number of SIM Single SIM vs Single SIM
Hybrid Dual SIM
5G Bands vs SA, NSA, Sub6: Bands 1 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 28 / 40 / 77 / 78
Screen Type Retina IPS LCD vs Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Higher Screen Resolution 750 x 1334 vs 1440 x 3088 (Quad HD+)
Higher Screen Pixel Density 326ppi vs 496ppi
Higher Screen To Body Ratio 65.4% vs 91.7%
Higher Contrast Ratio 1400∶1 vs 2,000,000∶1
HDR display vs
More RAM 3GB vs 12GB
More Internal Storage 64GB vs 128GB
Memory Card Slot vs shared with SIM
More Rear Cameras Wide vs Wide + UltraWide + Periscope Telephoto
Higher Main Camera Resolution 12MP vs 108MP
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera vs Resolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 13mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Sensor Size: 1/2.55%
Pixel Size: 1.4μm
Telephoto Camera vs Resolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 120mm
Aperture: f/3.0
Pixel Size: 1.0μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Higher Front Camera Resolution 7MP vs 10MP
Higher Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
vs 4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
Higher Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
vs 8K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 60fps
1080p at 120fps
720p at 30fps
Rear Camera Slow Motion Recording 1080p at 120fps
1080p at 240fps
vs 1080p at 240fps
720p at 960fps
Rear Camera HDR Video Recording vs HDR10+
HDR10+ playback vs
A-GPS vs
GALILEO vs
BDS vs
USB USB 2.0 vs USB 3.2 On-The-Go
ANT+ vs
FM radio vs Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent
CPU Type Hexa-core vs Octa-core
CPU Speed 2.6 GHz, 1.8 GHz vs 3.0 GHz, 2.42 GHz, 1.8 GHz
Compass vs
Hall Effect vs
Higher Battery Capacity 1821 mAh (typical) vs 4500 mAh (typical)
Longer Audio Playback Time Up to 40 hours vs Up to 75 hours

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both smartphones.

PROS
👍   Water Resistant
👍   4G Bands
👍   f/1.8 and f/1.8 Main Camera
👍   Main Camera Optical Image Stabilisation
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Rear Camera HDR
👍   Rear Camera Panorama
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   Front Camera HDR
👍   HDR10 playback
👍   GPS
👍   Wi-Fi Standard
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth version
👍   NFC
👍   Gyroscope
👍   Accelerometer
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Barometer
👍   Fingerprint Sensor
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   Fast Wired Charging
👍   Wireless Charging
CONS
👎   No Infrared
👎   No 3.5mm Audio Jack

Side by Side Comparison

And in the end we display side by side all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Apple iPhone SE2 and here - Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G.

BASICS Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
BrandApplevsSamsung
ModeliPhone SE2vsGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Version3GB/64GBvs12GB/128GB
Version2A2275vsSM-N986B
CountryUSAvsGlobal
ColorsBlack, White, RedvsMystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White
Annouce date2020, April 15vs2020, August 05
Release Date2020, April 24vs2020, August 21
BODY Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
BuildvsGlass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), stainless steel frame
Water Resistant IP68vs IP68
Weight5.22 oz (148 g)vs7.33 oz (208 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)5.45" x 2.65" x 0.29"
138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
vs6.48" x 3.03" x 0.31"
164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm
NETWORK Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Number of SIMSingle SIMvsSingle SIM
Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIM or eSIMvsNano-SIM
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTEvsGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900vsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800, 1900
3G BandsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100vsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
CDMA 2000
4G BandsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 29 / 30 / 66 / 71
TDD LTE: Bands 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 / 42 / 46 / 48
vsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 32 / 66
TDD LTE: Bands 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
5G BandsvsSA, NSA, Sub6: Bands 1 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 28 / 40 / 77 / 78
SCREEN Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
ScreenSize4.7"/119.3 mm (full rectangle)vs6.9"/175.2 mm (full rectangle)
6.8"/172.7 mm (rounded corners)
Screen TypeRetina IPS LCDvsDynamic AMOLED 2X
Screen Resolution750 x 1334vs1440 x 3088 (Quad HD+)
Screen Pixel Density326ppivs496ppi
Screen To Body Ratio65.4%vs91.7%
Color GamutWide color display (P3)vs100% DCI-P3
Contrast Ratio1400∶1vs2,000,000∶1
HDR displayvs
MEMORY Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
RAM3GBvs12GB
Internal Storage64GBvs128GB
Storage TypeNVMevsUFS 3.0
Memory Card Slotvs shared with SIM
Card TypevsMicroSD
CAMERA Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Rear CamerasWidevsWide + UltraWide + Periscope Telephoto
Main Wide-Angle CameraResolution: 12MP
Aperture: f/1.8
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
vsResolution: 108MP
Focal Length: 26mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Sensor Size: 1/1.33%
Pixel Size: 0.8μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Laser Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera vsResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 13mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Sensor Size: 1/2.55%
Pixel Size: 1.4μm
Telephoto CameravsResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 120mm
Aperture: f/3.0
Pixel Size: 1.0μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Second Telephoto Cameravs
Front CamerasvsWide
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 7MP
Aperture: f/2.2
vsResolution: 10MP
Aperture: f/2.2
Focal Length: 26mm
Sensor Size: 1/3.2%
Pixel Size: 1.22μm
Dual Pixel Phase-Detection Autofocus
Front UltraWide Cameravs
Rear Depth Cameravs
Front Depth Cameravs
Macro Cameravs
Front Flash Retina Flashvs
Rear Flash LED True Tone flash with Slow Syncvs with LED flash
FEATURES Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Video Playing FormatHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEGvsMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Digital ZoomFor stills: 5x
For video: 3x
vsFor stills: 50x
For video: 20x
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
vs4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
vs8K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 60fps
1080p at 120fps
720p at 30fps
Rear Camera Slow Motion Recording1080p at 120fps
1080p at 240fps
vs1080p at 240fps
720p at 960fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDR Video Recordingvs HDR10+
Rear Camera HDRvs
Rear Camera Panoramavs
Rear Camera Face Detectionvs
Front Camera HDRvs
Front Camera Panoramavs
Front Camera Face Detectionvs
HDR10 playbackvs
HDR10+ playbackvs
Dolby Vision playbackvs
Hyperscale 1080p Video Supportvs
LOCATION Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
GPSvs
A-GPSvs
GALILEOvs
GLONASSvs
BDSvs
QZSSvs
NavICvs
LTEPPvs
CONNECTIVITY Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
USBUSB 2.0vsUSB 3.2 On-The-Go
USB InterfaceLightningvsType-C
Infraredvs
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Wi-Fi Directvs
Bluetooth versionv5.0vsv5.0
NFCvs
ANT+vs
FM radiovsSnapdragon model only; market/operator dependent
PLATFORM Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
OSiOS 13vsAndroid 10
ChipsetApple A13 BionicvsQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
CPU TypeHexa-corevsOcta-core
CPU Speed2.6 GHz, 1.8 GHzvs3.0 GHz, 2.42 GHz, 1.8 GHz
GPUApple GPUvsAdreno 650
SENSORS Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Gyroscopevs
Accelerometervs
Proximity sensorvs
Barometervs
Ambient light sensorvs RGB
Face Recognitionvs
LiDAR Scannervs
Gravity Sensorvs
SARvs
Compassvs
Hall Effectvs
Camera laser focusingvs
Color Temperaturevs
Gesturevs
Color Spectrumvs
Distance Sensorvs
IR Blastervs
IR remote controlvs
HR Sensorvs
Iris Sensorvs
Fingerprint Sensorvs
Infrared Thermometryvs
Hearing Aid Compatibilityvs
AUDIO Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Loudspeaker ConfigurationStereovsStereo
Audio Playing FormatAAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Losseless, FLAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+)vsMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Dolby Atmosvs
3.5mm Audio Jackvs
BATTERY Apple iPhone SE2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-IonvsNon-removable Li-Po
Battery Capacity1821 mAh (typical)vs4500 mAh (typical)
ChargingFast Wired and Wireless ChargingvsFast Wired and Wireless Charging and Reverse Wireless Charging
Fast Wired Chargingvs QC2.0 and AFC
Wireless Charging Qi2.0vs compatible with WPC
Audio Playback TimeUp to 40 hoursvsUp to 75 hours

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