LG Velvet vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20

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Display

Size

6.8 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution

2460 x 1080 pixels, 20.5:9 ratio,
395 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
393 PPI

Technology

P-OLED
Super AMOLED Plus

Screen-to-body

88.89 %
89.23 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB

Processor

Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 3000 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 620
Adreno 650

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage

128GB (UFS 2.1), available to use: 95.4 GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), available to use: 102.5 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
 

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (10)
Android (10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

4300 mAh
4300 mAh

Type

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

Battery life test results

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, USB Power Delivery, Qi 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: 9.0W
 

Camera

Rear

Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera

48 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera

8 MP (Ultra-wide)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 15 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera

5 MP (Depth information)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

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

Features

EIS
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Object tracking, EIS

Front

16 MP (HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.58 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches (167.2 x 74 x 7.9 mm)
6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 inches (161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm)

Weight

6.35 oz (180.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.84 oz (194.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Features

Notification light
Stylus

Keys

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

Colors

Aurora white, Aurora green, Aurora gray, Illusion sunset, Aurora silver
Mystic gray, Mystic bronze, Mystic green

Cellular

5G

SA, NSA
n2, n5, n12, n25, 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), 12(700 a), 14(700 PS), 20(800 DD), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 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), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

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

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
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; 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

Features

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location

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

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 30, 2020
Jul 22, 2020

FCC ID value: ZNFG900UM link
FCC ID value: A3LSMN981U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.23 W/kg
0.41 W/kg

Body

1.02 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.12 W/kg
1.22 W/kg

Phablet

3.85 W/kg
3.99 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

$ 600
$ 1000

User Manual

Download the LG Velvet Manual as a PDF file.
Download the Samsu​ng Galaxy Note 20 Manual as a PDF file.

In The Box

Quick Charging Block, USB-C cable, SIM Tray Eject Tool, Quick Start Guide, Product Safety and Warranty Information
Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, Quick Start Guide

Availability

Officially announced

May 07, 2020
Aug 05, 2020
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