Samsung Galaxy Note 20 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 21 vs Samsung Galaxy Note10

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Display

Size:

6.7 inches
6.8 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution:

2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 393 PPI
2280 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 400 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED Plus
AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

89.23 %
91.34 %

Features:

60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150

Processor:

Octa-core, 3000 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 650
Adreno 660
Adreno 640

RAM:

8GB LPDDR5
8GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB (UFS 3.0), available to use: 102.5 GB, not expandable
256GB (UFS 3.0), available to use: 223.4 GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI
Android (11)
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4300 mAh
3500 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, 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
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 12.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.1; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

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

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 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

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

Front:

10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
10 MP (Autofocus, HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 inches (161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm)
5.94 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.84 oz (194.0 g)
5.89 oz (167.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Stylus
Stylus
Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Mystic gray, Mystic bronze, Mystic green, Mystic red
Aura glow, Aura white, Aura black

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
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), 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+), 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)

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 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

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

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

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

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, 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
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

NFC, ANT+
NFC
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 22, 2020
Jul 22, 2019

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN981U link
A3LSMN970U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.41 W/kg
0.30 W/kg

Body:

0.92 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.22 W/kg
1.02 W/kg

Phablet:

3.99 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1000
$ 950

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy Note 20 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, Quick Start Guide
USB cable, OTG adapter, Travel adapter, Ejector tool, S Pen tips and tweezers, Extra earbuds, USB-C AKG headset, Terms and Conditions, Quick Reference guide and User manual

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 05, 2020
Aug 07, 2019
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