Essential Phone vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

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Display

Size:

5.7 inches
6.9 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1312 pixels, 504 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 509 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

84.85 %
90.70 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (@1080p), HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250

Processor:

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 650

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
12GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), available to use: 103.8 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3040 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 45.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

13 MP (Laser and PDAF)
108 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm

Second camera:

13 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)
48 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F3.5; Focal Length: 102 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Fourth camera:

0.3 MP VGA (ToF 3D depth sensing)

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS

Front:

8 MP
40 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.57 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches (166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm)

Weight:

6.53 oz (185.0 g)
7.83 oz (222.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Splash, Dust; IP54
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Cosmic black, Cosmic grey

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n41, n66, n71, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port, OTG

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 26, 2017
Jan 28, 2020

FCC ID value:

2ALBB-A11
A3LSMG988B

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.28 W/kg
0.26 W/kg

Body:

0.76 W/kg
0.41 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

0.92 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.70 W/kg
1.04 W/kg

Phablet:

2.12 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 700
$ 1400

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

Availability

Officially announced:

May 30, 2017
Feb 11, 2020
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