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Google Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.0 inches
6.8 inches
6.9 inches

Resolution:

2880 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 537 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 516 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 509 PPI

Technology:

P-OLED
Dynamic AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz (adaptable)
120Hz (@1080p)

Screen-to-body:

76.66 %
89.33 %
90.70 %

Peak brightness:

1500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7 nm)

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1x 2.84GHz Kryo 680 + 3x 2.42GHz Kryo 680 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 680, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 660
Adreno 650

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
12GB LPDDR5
12GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.1), not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), available to use: 103.8 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (12, 11), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3520 mAh
5000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

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

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W
Wired: 45.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

12.2 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
108 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)
108 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.33"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm

Second camera:

10 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
48 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F3.5; Focal Length: 102 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Fourth camera:

10 MP (Periscope, OIS, PDAF)
0.3 MP VGA (ToF 3D depth sensing)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 10.0x; Aperture size: F4.9; Focal Length: 240 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

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

Front:

8 MP
40 MP (PDAF, HDR)
40 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)
6.50 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm)
6.57 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches (166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm)

Weight:

6.17 oz (175.0 g)
8.04 oz (229.0 g)
7.83 oz (222.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, White
Phantom black, Silver
Cosmic black, Cosmic grey

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
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), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
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), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
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), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
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)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 15/5 (800/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
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
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.1
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
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M3, T3
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 19, 2017
Dec 22, 2020
Jan 28, 2020

FCC ID value:

ZNFG011C
A3LSMG998U
A3LSMG988B

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.00 W/kg
0.77 W/kg
0.26 W/kg

Body:

0.40 W/kg
1.02 W/kg
0.41 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.41 W/kg
1.16 W/kg
1.04 W/kg

Phablet:

3.15 W/kg
2.12 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 949
$ 1200
$ 1400

User Manual:

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

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 04, 2017
Jan 14, 2021
Feb 11, 2020
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