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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy A42 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.9 inches
6.6 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

3088 x 1440 pixels, 19.3:9 ratio, 496 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 393 PPI

Technology:

Dynamic AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED Plus

Refresh rate:

120Hz
60Hz
60Hz

Screen-to-body:

91.63 %
84.26 %
89.23 %

Features:

HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB

Processor:

Octa-core, 3000 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 3000 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 650
Adreno 619
Adreno 650

RAM:

12GB LPDDR5
4GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB, available to use: 107 GB
128GB, available to use: 106 GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), available to use: 102.5 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

4500 mAh
5000 mAh
4300 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, 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
Samsung Adaptive 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:

Triple camera
Quad camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

108 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (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; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 5.0x; Aperture size: F3.0; Focal Length: 120 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2
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)
5 MP (Macro)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 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
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Object tracking, EIS

Front:

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

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.49 x 3.04 x 0.32 inches (164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)
6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 inches (161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm)

Weight:

7.34 oz (208.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)
6.84 oz (194.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Stylus
Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Mystic black, Mystic bronze, Mystic white
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey
Mystic gray, Mystic bronze, Mystic green, Mystic red

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n41, n66, n71, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6
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), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
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)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
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, 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

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
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, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

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

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out
Charging
Charging, Headphones port, 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
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, ANT+
NFC
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 06, 2020
Apr 08, 2021
Jul 22, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN986U
A3LSMA426U
A3LSMN981U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.78 W/kg
1.11 W/kg
0.41 W/kg

Body:

1.04 W/kg
1.25 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.18 W/kg
1.06 W/kg
1.22 W/kg

Phablet:

3.92 W/kg
3.81 W/kg
3.99 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1300
€ 340
$ 1000

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy Note 20 Ultra User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A42 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
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
Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, Quick Start Guide

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 05, 2020
Sep 02, 2020
Aug 05, 2020
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