Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) Detailed Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)

SCORE:
89
SCORE:
89

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

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 Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) to Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them.

We have evaluated the smartphones from available features and specifications. They both get the same overall score in our ranking system which is based on network, connectivity, memory, display specifications, video, audio and other features.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)

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
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

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both smartphones.

PROS
👍   Water Resistant
👍   4G Bands
👍   5G Bands
👍   High Screen Resolution: 1440 x 3088 (Quad HD+) and 1440 x 3088 (Quad HD+)
👍   High Screen Refresh Rate: 120Hz at FHD
60Hz at QHD and 120Hz at FHD
60Hz at QHD
👍   High Screen To Body Ratio: 91.7% and 91.7%
👍   HDR display
👍   Big RAM: 12GB and 12GB
👍   Big Internal Storage: 128GB and 128GB
👍   Memory Card Slot
👍   3 and 3 Rear Cameras
👍   108MP and 108MP Main Camera
👍   f/1.8 and f/1.8 Main Camera
👍   Main Camera Optical Image Stabilisation
👍   Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
👍   Telephoto Camera
👍   Telephoto Camera Image Stabilisation
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Rear Camera HDR Video Recording
👍   Rear Camera HDR
👍   Rear Camera Panorama
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   Front Camera HDR
👍   HDR10 playback
👍   HDR10+ playback
👍   GPS
👍   USB
👍   Wi-Fi Standard
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth version
👍   NFC
👍   ANT+
👍   FM radio
👍   Gyroscope
👍   Accelerometer
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Barometer
👍   Compass
👍   Fingerprint Sensor
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   High Capacity Battery: 4500 and 4500 mAh
👍   Fast Wired Charging
👍   Wireless Charging
CONS
👎   No Front Flash
👎   No Front Camera Face Detection
👎   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 - Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) and here - Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B).

BASICS Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)
BrandSamsungvsSamsung
ModelGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5GvsGalaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Version12GB/128GBvs12GB/128GB
Version2SM-N986BvsSM-N986B
CountryGlobalvsGlobal
ColorsMystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic WhitevsMystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White
Annouce date2020, August 05vs2020, August 05
Release Date2020, August 21vs2020, August 21
BODY Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), stainless steel framevsGlass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), stainless steel frame
Water Resistant IP68vs IP68
Weight7.33 oz (208 g)vs7.33 oz (208 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)6.48" x 3.03" x 0.31"
164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm
vs6.48" x 3.03" x 0.31"
164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm
NETWORK Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)
Number of SIMSingle SIM
Hybrid Dual SIM
vsSingle SIM
Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIMvsNano-SIM
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5GvsGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800, 1900
vsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800, 1900
3G BandsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
CDMA 2000
vsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
CDMA 2000
4G BandsFDD 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
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 BandsSA, NSA, Sub6: Bands 1 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 28 / 40 / 77 / 78vsSA, NSA, Sub6: Bands 1 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 28 / 40 / 77 / 78
SCREEN Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)
ScreenSize6.9"/175.2 mm (full rectangle)
6.8"/172.7 mm (rounded corners)
vs6.9"/175.2 mm (full rectangle)
6.8"/172.7 mm (rounded corners)
Screen TypeDynamic AMOLED 2XvsDynamic AMOLED 2X
Screen Resolution1440 x 3088 (Quad HD+)vs1440 x 3088 (Quad HD+)
Screen Refresh Rate120Hz at FHD
60Hz at QHD
vs120Hz at FHD
60Hz at QHD
Screen Pixel Density496ppivs496ppi
Screen To Body Ratio91.7%vs91.7%
Color Depth16 millionvs16 million
Color Gamut100% DCI-P3vs100% DCI-P3
Contrast Ratio2,000,000∶1vs2,000,000∶1
HDR displayvs
MEMORY Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)
RAM12GBvs12GB
RAM TypeLPDDR5vsLPDDR5
Internal Storage128GBvs128GB
Storage TypeUFS 3.0vsUFS 3.0
Memory Card Slot shared with SIMvs shared with SIM
Card TypeMicroSDvsMicroSD
CAMERA Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)
Rear CamerasWide + UltraWide + Periscope TelephotovsWide + UltraWide + Periscope Telephoto
Main Wide-Angle CameraResolution: 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
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 Resolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 13mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Sensor Size: 1/2.55%
Pixel Size: 1.4μm
vsResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 13mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Sensor Size: 1/2.55%
Pixel Size: 1.4μm
Telephoto CameraResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 120mm
Aperture: f/3.0
Pixel Size: 1.0μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
vsResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 120mm
Aperture: f/3.0
Pixel Size: 1.0μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Second Telephoto Cameravs
Front CamerasWidevsWide
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 10MP
Aperture: f/2.2
Focal Length: 26mm
Sensor Size: 1/3.2%
Pixel Size: 1.22μm
Dual Pixel Phase-Detection Autofocus
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 Flashvs
Rear Flash with LED flashvs with LED flash
FEATURES Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)
Video Playing FormatMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBMvsMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Digital ZoomFor stills: 50x
For video: 20x
vsFor stills: 50x
For video: 20x
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
vs4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS8K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 60fps
1080p at 120fps
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 240fps
720p at 960fps
vs1080p at 240fps
720p at 960fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDR Video Recording HDR10+vs 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 Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)
GPSvs
A-GPSvs
GALILEOvs
GLONASSvs
BDSvs
QZSSvs
NavICvs
LTEPPvs
CONNECTIVITY Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)
USBUSB 3.2 On-The-GovsUSB 3.2 On-The-Go
USB InterfaceType-CvsType-C
Infraredvs
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/axvs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Wi-Fi Directvs
Bluetooth versionv5.0vsv5.0
NFCvs
ANT+vs
FM radioSnapdragon model only; market/operator dependentvsSnapdragon model only; market/operator dependent
PLATFORM Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)
OSAndroid 10vsAndroid 10
ChipsetQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865vsQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
CPU TypeOcta-corevsOcta-core
CPU Speed3.0 GHz, 2.42 GHz, 1.8 GHzvs3.0 GHz, 2.42 GHz, 1.8 GHz
GPUAdreno 650vsAdreno 650
SENSORS Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)
Gyroscopevs
Accelerometervs
Proximity sensorvs
Barometervs
Ambient light sensor RGBvs 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 Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)
LoudspeakersSpeakers and Earphones sound by AKGvsSpeakers and Earphones sound by AKG
Loudspeaker ConfigurationStereovsStereo
Audio Playing FormatMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBMvsMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Dolby Atmosvs
3.5mm Audio Jackvs
Audio Specifications32-bit/384kHzvs32-bit/384kHz
BATTERY Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (12GB/128GB, SM-N986B)
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-PovsNon-removable Li-Po
Battery Capacity4500 mAh (typical)vs4500 mAh (typical)
ChargingFast Wired and Wireless Charging and Reverse Wireless ChargingvsFast Wired and Wireless Charging and Reverse Wireless Charging
Fast Wired Charging QC2.0 and AFCvs QC2.0 and AFC
Wireless Charging compatible with WPCvs compatible with WPC
Talk TimeUp to 23 hours (3G)vsUp to 23 hours (3G)
Internet Usage Time LTEUp to 15 hoursvsUp to 15 hours
Internet Usage Time Wi-FiUp to 16 hoursvsUp to 16 hours
Audio Playback TimeUp to 75 hoursvsUp to 75 hours
Video Playback TimeUp to 19 hoursvsUp to 19 hours

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