Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20

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Display

Size:

5.7 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 518 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 393 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED Plus

Screen-to-body:

76.62 %
89.23 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB

Processor:

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 3000 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 650

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

64GB, available to use: 54.1 GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), available to use: 102.5 GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
4300 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

16 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

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)

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

OIS, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Object tracking, EIS

Front:

5 MP
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches (153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm)
6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 inches (161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm)

Weight:

6.03 oz (171.0 g)
6.84 oz (194.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black sapphire, Gold platinum, Silver titan, White pearl
Mystic gray, Mystic bronze, Mystic green, Mystic red

Cellular

5G:

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), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 26(850+), 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 40(2300)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
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:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, 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:

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

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 15, 2015
Jul 22, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN920A
A3LSMN981U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.22 W/kg
0.41 W/kg

Body:

0.76 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.27 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.98 W/kg
1.22 W/kg

Phablet:

3.99 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1000

User Manual:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 13, 2015
Aug 05, 2020
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