Samsung Galaxy A21 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

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Display

Size

6.5 inches
6.9 inches

Resolution

1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
270 PPI
3088 x 1440 pixels, 19.3:9 ratio,
496 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body

79.20 %
91.63 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Mediatek Helio P35
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB

Processor

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm
Octa-core, 3000 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

PowerVR GE8320
Adreno 650

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
12GB LPDDR5

Internal storage

32GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 19.8 GB
128GB, available to use: 107 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
4500 mAh

Type

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

Battery life test results

 

Charging

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

Max charge speed

Wired: 15.0W
 

Camera

Rear

Quad camera
Triple camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.33"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Optical zoom: 5x; Aperture size: F3.0; Focal Length: 120 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera

2 MP (Macro)
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

Fourth camera

2 MP (Depth information)
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
 

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

13 MP
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.61 x 3.02 x 0.32 inches (167.8 x 76.7 x 8.1 mm)
6.49 x 3.04 x 0.32 inches (164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

6.81 oz (193.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
7.34 oz (208.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus); Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Stylus

Keys

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

Colors

Black
Mystic black, Mystic bronze, Mystic white

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), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 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), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 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, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s)

 
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 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features

Charging
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

NFC
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Apr 17, 2020
Jul 06, 2020

FCC ID value: ZCASMA215U link
FCC ID value: A3LSMN986U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.42 W/kg
0.78 W/kg

Body

1.27 W/kg
1.04 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.27 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.27 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.92 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

$ 250
$ 1300

User Manual

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

In The Box

Download the Samsu​ng Galaxy A21 Manual as a PDF file.
Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, Quick Start Guide

Availability

Officially announced

Apr 08, 2020
Aug 05, 2020
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