Samsung Galaxy Note 20 vs Microsoft Surface Duo

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices. Type a model name in the search field of our phone specs comparison tool or pick a popular device from the ones below.

$845 VIEW ON amazon
$1899 VIEW ON ebay

Display

Size

6.7 inches
8.1 inches

Resolution

2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
393 PPI
2700 x 1800 pixels, 3:2 ratio,
401 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED Plus
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

89.23 %
71.93 %

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
360° folding, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Front cover display

 
5.6 inches, 1800 x 1350 pixels, AMOLED, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Part of the main display

Rear cover display

 
5.6 inches, 1800 x 1350 pixels, AMOLED, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Part of the main display

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150

Processor

Octa-core, 3000 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 650
Adreno 640

RAM

8GB LPDDR5
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

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

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

4300 mAh
3577 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Battery life test results

 

Charging

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

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear

Triple camera
Single camera, Doubles as a selfie camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
11 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Aperture size: F2.0

Second camera

64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
 

Specifications

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

Third camera

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)
 

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 inches (161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm)
7.48 x 5.72 x 0.19 inches (190 x 145.3 x 4.8 mm)

Folded

 
145.2 x 93.3 x 9.9 mm

Weight

6.84 oz (194.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
8.82 oz (250.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

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

Features

Stylus
 

Keys

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

Colors

Mystic gray, Mystic bronze, Mystic green
Glacier

Cellular

5G

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

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

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

USB

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

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, ANT+
 

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T3
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 22, 2020
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMN981U link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.41 W/kg
 

Body

0.92 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

1.22 W/kg
 

Phablet

3.99 W/kg
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 1000
$ 1399

User Manual

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

In The Box

Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, Quick Start Guide
Bumper (Color: Glacier), Power Supply (18w), Quick Start Guide, Warranty and Compliance Guide, SIM Ejector tool

Availability

Officially announced

Aug 05, 2020
Aug 12, 2020
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless