Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max Specs Comparison

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Display

Size:

6.9 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

3088 x 1440 pixels, 19.3:9 ratio, 496 PPI
2796 x 1290 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 460 PPI

Technology:

Dynamic AMOLED
OLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz
120Hz

Screen-to-body:

91.63 %
89.75 %

Peak brightness:

2000 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Super Retina XDR, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB (7 nm)
A17 Pro (3 nm)

Processor:

Octa-core, 1x 3.1GHz Kryo 585 + 3x 2.42GHz Kryo 585 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 585, 64-bit
Hexa-core

GPU:

Adreno 650
Apple GPU 6-core

RAM:

12GB LPDDR5
8GB

Internal storage:

128GB, available to use: 107 GB
256GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB

OS:

Android (13, 12, 11, 10), Samsung One UI
iOS (17.x)

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

Battery

Capacity:

4500 mAh
4422 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, MagSafe wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

PhoneArena battery tests:

Battery Life Estimate:

7h 25m

Browsing:

19h 20m

Video:

9h 45m

Gaming:

9h 36m

Full Charge:

2h 1m

Charge in 30 min:

53%

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

108 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)
48 MP (Sensor-shift OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.33"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 24 mm; Pixel size: 2.44 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Telephoto, Sensor-shift OIS)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 5.0x; Aperture size: F3.0; Focal Length: 120 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 5.0x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 120 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)
12 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: 1.4 μm

Flash:

LED
LED

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) (240 fps)

Features:

OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Object tracking, EIS
ProRes, Cinematic mode

Front:

10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
12 MP (Time-of-Flight (ToF))

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

PhoneArena camera score:

152

PhoneArena photo score:

157

PhoneArena video score:

147

Design

Dimensions:

6.49 x 3.04 x 0.32 inches (164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm)
6.30 x 3.02 x 0.32 inches (159.9 x 76.7 x 8.25 mm) , thickness with camera 0.48 inches (12.28 mm)

Weight:

7.34 oz (208.0 g)
7.80 oz (221.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Yes; IP68

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint
3D Face unlock

Features:

Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Mystic black, Mystic bronze, Mystic white
Black Titanium, White Titanium, Blue Titanium, Natural Titanium

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n41, n66, n71, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n14, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n70, n71, n77, n78, n79, n258, n260, n261, SA, NSA, mmWave

4G (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), 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), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

4G (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

3G:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
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, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM
eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
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

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.3

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), Wi-Fi 6E; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out
Charging

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T4

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, ANT+
NFC, Ultra Wideband (UWB)

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 06, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN986U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.78 W/kg

Body:

1.04 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.18 W/kg

Phablet:

3.92 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1300
$ 1199 / € 1449

User Manual:

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

In The Box:

Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, Quick Start Guide

Availability

Officially announced:

Yes
Yes
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