All the differences between the Samsung Galaxy Note20 and the Note20 Ultra

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note20 series is now official, and we will tell you the most important changes and similarities between both models.

The wait has been long, but it was worth it: Samsung has just introduced the world to the new Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra, its new flagships and the most complete terminals in the series. Now, we already know everything you need to know about this pair of phones, including their features, specifications, official prices and release date to the market.

But how far do the differences between the two members of the Note20 series? Now that the presentation has concluded, there will be someone who is thinking which of the two models is more worthwhile, and that is why we have wanted to compare them to see what they are the most important changes and similarities that exist between the Galaxy Note20 and the Note20 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 vs Note20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra held in hand.

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Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra, feature comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note20 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
specs Samsung Galaxy Note20 Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Dimensions 75.2 x 161.6 x 8.3 mm 164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm
Weight 192 grams 208 grams
screen 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD + resolution and 60Hz refresh rate 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED display
120 Hz, 19.3: 9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 7
Pixel density 2400 x 1080 pixels 3200 x 1440 pixels
Processor Exynos990 2.7 GHz Exynos 990 5G Octacore CPU
RAM 8 GB 12 GB
Operating system One UI 2.5 based on Android 10 One UI 2.5 based on Android 10
Storage 256 GB expandable by microSD 256/512 GB UFS 3.1 expandable by microSD
Cameras Triple rear camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel main sensor with x3 optical zoom, a 12-megapixel wide-angle and a 12-megapixel lens. On the front, a 10 megapixel camera located in a hole in the screen Triple rear camera setup consisting of a 108-megapixel main sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle and a 5-megapixel “telephoto” with 5x optical zoom, laser autofocus, 50x spatial zoom. On the front, a 10 megapixel camera
Battery 4,300mAh with 25W fast charge and 15W wireless charge 4,500 mAh with fast charge (charge up to 50% in 30 minutes) and fast wireless charge
Others S-Pen, on-screen fingerprint reader, face recognition, IP68 certification, Wi-Fi 6, Dual SIM + eSIM, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, 4G / LTE and 5G S-Pen with 9ms latency, face recognition, on-screen fingerprint reader, Samsung Pay, Samsung Knox, Dual-SIM + eSIM, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Typ-C (Gen 3.2), NFC, WiFi 6, Wireless DeX
Starting price 949 euros 1,309 euros

Important differences on the screen

Samsung Galaxy Note20 screen

Samsung Galaxy Note20 screen.

The main difference between the Note20 and Note20 Ultra is in its size. As expected, the Ultra model is slightly larger than the base model, as it has a 6.9-inch diagonal Dynamic AMOLED screen that, unlike the “normal” model of this Galaxy Note20 series, has two pronounced curvatures on its sides. For its part, the Galaxy Note20 also offers large dimensions, since it has a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED flat screen with FHD + resolution.

Not surprisingly, the screen resolution is also different on each of these devices: 2400 x 1080 pixels for the Galaxy Note20, and 3200 x 1440 pixels for the Ultra model. Another important change is in the refresh rate of both devices. While the Note20 bets on the classics 60 Hz, the Ultra model reaches 120 Hz, reason why, logically, it is more fluid.

In terms of design, both are practically the same, except for their finish. The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra, which comes in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic White color, is built in glass and surrounded by a stainless steel chassis, while its screen is led by a hole centered in the upper part that houses the camera for selfies. The Galaxy Note20 keeps the hole on the screen but, nevertheless, it has a matte finish and with three different colors: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green and Mystic Gray (green being the most striking of all).

Best cameras for big brother

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra with a background poster

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra with a background poster.

Another important difference that stands out when comparing the Samsung Galaxy Note20 against the Note20 Ultra is found in the photographic section. The first of them has a triple rear camera configuration formed by a 64 megapixel main sensor with x3 optical zoom, a 12 megapixel wide angle and a 12 megapixel lens. On the front, a camera of 10 megapixels located in a hole in the screen.

The Note20 Ultra’s photographic system inherits some features of the S20 Ultra, being the first the 108 megapixel sensor who leads the large module on the back of the phone. Next to it, a 12-megapixel resolution Ultra Wide Angle camera appears, and finally a “telephoto” in a 5-megapixel periscope format, with a 5x optical zoom and a digital zoom of up to 50 that offers zoomed captures with better lighting. On the front is the classic sensor for selfies from 10 megapixels, also in a hole in the screen.

Different configurations and batteries

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra vs Note20

Differences between the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra and the Note20.

Other changes between the Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra are in both their memory configurations and their batteries. In the first section, the “normal” model has 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB internal storage, expandable by microSD. As is logical, the Ultra model presents better benefits in this sense, reaching the 12 GB of RAM and 256/512 GB, also expandable by microSD cards.

Finally, the Galaxy Note20 incorporates a battery of 4,300mAh with fast charging of 25W and wireless charging of 15W, while the Ultra model relies on a battery of 4,500 mAh with the same fast charging (charges up to 50% in 30 minutes) and fast wireless charging.

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