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Samsung Galaxy Note 21 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 vs Samsung Galaxy S20

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.8 inches
6.7 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 393 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 566 PPI

Technology:

AMOLED
Super AMOLED Plus
Dynamic AMOLED

Refresh rate:

60Hz
120Hz (@1080p)

Screen-to-body:

89.23 %
88.59 %

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

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

Processor:

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

GPU:

Adreno 660
Adreno 650
Adreno 650

RAM:

8GB LPDDR5
12GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

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

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

4300 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

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: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)
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: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

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

Front:

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

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 inches (161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm)
5.97 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.84 oz (194.0 g)
5.78 oz (163.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic 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

Colors:

Mystic gray, Mystic bronze, Mystic green, Mystic red
Cloud blue, Cosmic grey, Cloud pink, Cosmic white

Cellular

5G:

SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n40, n77, n78, SA, NSA, Sub-6

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), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

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

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)

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

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, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
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
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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 (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, 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)
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC, ANT+
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 22, 2020
Jan 24, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN981U
A3LSMG981U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.41 W/kg
1.07 W/kg

Body:

0.92 W/kg
1.03 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.22 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Phablet:

3.99 W/kg
3.99 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1000
$ 1000

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy Note 20 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy S20 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
Feb 11, 2020
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