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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs Galaxy S20 Ultra: differences between them

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs Galaxy S20 Ultra: differences between them


He Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy S20 Ultra it’s both Most powerful complete Samsung phones for 2020. There are several similarities between the two terminals, but also significant differences. For this reason we wanted to put the technical sheets of both devices on the table, to see the best of both and if the S20 Ultra has lost the throne or not as the most advanced mobile of the Koreans.

In other times, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra would have taken the cake in aspects such as the size of the screen. However, the S20 Ultra is too special a device and almost ahead of its time, which has an impressive technical performance sheet that will allow you compete for a few years at the highest level.

Screen and dimensions

As we say, if we take a look at the screens of both terminals we see that both reach 6.9 inches, Entering the slippery terrain of what we would previously consider a small tablet, and a size that many users do not consider to be too large. They have the same AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and QHD + resolution.

Gorilla Glass, but different

However, we perceive a subtle difference that may not be so day-to-day and that can be easily ignored in the technical specifications of any purchase line. The new Note 20 Ultra has a Gorilla Glass Victus protection glass, that according to its creators, the Americans of Corning, offers better resistance to drops, bumps and scratches than Gorilla Glass 6, the film that protects the S20 Ultra.

Weight and thickness

As for weight and thickness, it must be said that the lightest and thinnest of the two is the Note 20 Ultra at 208 grams and 8.1mm thick, compared to 222 grams and 8.8 mm for the S20 Ultra. Part of this increase in the S20 Ultra is due to a larger battery as we’ll see later, but still Samsung has admirably stylized a monster in size like the Note 20 Ultra.

Which one hurries the screen the most?

Another aspect to consider is the achievement in relation to the screen frame ratio. Posts to hurry in this aspect, andl Note 20 Ultra gets 91.7% of the front for its screen, compared to 89.9 achieved by the S20 Ultra. It is an almost negligible difference but it shows the improvement from one model to another released half a year apart.

Processor and memory

Exynos vs Snapdragon war

When raising the hood we are before two ferraris of the performance and the most advanced that we can find in Android at the moment. It should be noted an important point, such as the processor. Both the Note 20 Ultra and the S20 Ultra are market globally with the Exynos 990 7nm, so the user will not notice differences in this regard. However, the American variant of these two terminals is marketed with Snapdragon and in this aspect there is a difference, since the S20 Ultra sports the Snapdragon 865 while the Note 20 Ultra does the same with the vitaminized version Snapdragon 865+.

Exynos 990

Only one with 16 GB of RAM

As for the storage memory, both have versions of 128, 256 and 512 GB, luckily they are still expandable through microSD cards. The two terminals also offer 12 GB RAM, but only the Galaxy S20 Ultra offers the most beastly version on the market with 16 GB of RAM. Another subtle difference but to keep in mind is that the Note 20 Ultra comes with the UFS 3.1 read / write standard, while the S20 Ultra is UFS 3.0.

They lead 108 megapixels

Turning them over, we found a 108 megapixel main sensors on both devices. The Note 20 Ultra is completed with a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a laser autofocus sensor. For its part, the S20 Ultra also has a 48 megapixel telephoto lens, a 12 megapixel wide angle lens and a ToF sensor. It should be noted that the Note 20 Ultra has a 5X optical zoom compared to the 4X optical zoom of the S20 Ultra.

note 20 ultra cameras

Both terminals sport a front hole in your screen to house the selfie sensorand. In the case of the Note 20 Ultra it is 10 megapixels, without improving the capabilities of the previous generation. In the S20 Ultra the selfie sensor reaches 40 megapixels.

Battery, connections and OS

Regarding its battery, we find a notable difference in favor of the S20 Ultra, which integrates nothing less than 5,000 mAh compatible with 45W fast charge. The Note 20 Ultra for its part remains in a not inconsiderable 4,500 mAh but its fast charge drops to 25W. In both cases they have wireless charging and reverse charging.

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Will they reach Android 13?

In terms of connections and unsurprisingly, neither of them is lacking in 5G, NFC or Bluetooth 5.0. Interestingly, neither of them offers a 3.5mm headphone jack. Both integrate a fingerprint sensor under the screen and have AKG audio technology. It goes without saying that both have Android 10 with Samsung’s OneUI layer, and that they most likely have up to three more versions of the operating system secured, which would lead them to watch your guts run to Android 13.

Going from 1,000 euros

The two terminals go beyond the 1,000 euro barrier without disheveled. Specifically, the Note 20 Ultra is priced at 1,309 euros for its 128 GB version and 1,409 euros for the 512GB variant. The S20 Ultra has dropped in its 128 GB version and is currently available for 1,249 euros. They are not prices for all budgets, but what is clear is that this year, more than any other, Samsung has shortened the line that separates both concepts and that only saves the S-Pen from the Note 20, as the most differentiating element

Written by David Girao

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