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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs Sony Xperia 5 III

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

Display

Size:

6.9 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution:

3088 x 1440 pixels, 19.3:9 ratio, 496 PPI
2520 x 1080 pixels, 21:9 ratio, 449 PPI

Technology:

Dynamic AMOLED
OLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz
120Hz

Screen-to-body:

91.63 %
81.34 %

Features:

HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), 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

Processor:

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

GPU:

Adreno 650
Adreno 660

RAM:

12GB LPDDR5
8GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, available to use: 107 GB
256GB (UFS)

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

4500 mAh
4500 mAh

Type:

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
USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

108 MP (OIS, Laser and 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: F1.7; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 5.0x; Aperture size: F3.0; Focal Length: 120 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.3; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"

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: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"

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) (240 fps)

Features:

OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Object tracking, EIS
OIS, HDR, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front:

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

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.49 x 3.04 x 0.32 inches (164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm)
6.18 x 2.68 x 0.32 inches (157 x 68 x 8.2 mm)

Weight:

7.34 oz (208.0 g)
5.96 oz (169.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus); Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Metal

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP65/68

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Mystic black, Mystic bronze, Mystic white
Black, Green, Pink

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n41, n66, n71, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, n78, n79

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), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 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

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900), 19(800)

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

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, aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share, TV-out

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.2

Wi-Fi:

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

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

Other:

NFC, ANT+
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

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

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:

Aug 05, 2020
Apr 14, 2021
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