Samsung Galaxy Note 20 vs Sony Xperia 5 II

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Display

Size

6.7 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution

2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
393 PPI
2520 x 1080 pixels, 21:9 ratio,
449 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED Plus
OLED

Screen-to-body

89.23 %
80.82 %

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 650
Adreno 650

RAM

8GB LPDDR5
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage

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

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

4300 mAh
4000 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
USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear

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: F1.7; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"

Second camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Optical zoom: 3x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera

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

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: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
8 MP (EIS, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 inches (161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm)
6.22 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (158 x 68 x 8 mm)

Weight

6.84 oz (194.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 65/68

Biometrics

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

Features

Stylus
 

Keys

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

Colors

Mystic gray, Mystic bronze, Mystic green
Black, Blue, Grey

Cellular

5G

n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
n1, n3, n8, n28, n77, n78, SA, NSA

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), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 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

HD Voice

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.1

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

USB

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

Features

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

Other

NFC, ANT+
NFC

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
 

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
 

Availability

Officially announced

Aug 05, 2020
Sep 17, 2020

Expected Announcement

 
Yes

Scheduled release

 
Q4 2020
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