75points

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

77points

Samsung Galaxy S20

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246 facts in comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 vs Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Galaxy S20

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 20 better than Samsung Galaxy S20?

  • 7.5% more battery power
    ?

    4300mAhvs4000mAh
  • 8.06% bigger screen size
    ?

    6.7"vs6.2"
  • 384GB more internal storage
    ?

    512GBvs128GB
  • 6.67% better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    4320 x 24fpsvs3240 x 30fps
  • Has a dual-tone LED flash
    ?
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    ?

    3vs2
  • Has a video light
    ?
  • Supports HDR10
    ?

Why is Samsung Galaxy S20 better than Samsung Galaxy Note 20?

  • 44.02% higher pixel density
    ?

    566ppivs393ppi
  • 1.78x higher resolution
    ?

    1440 x 3200pxvs1080 x 2400px
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • Newer Gorilla Glass version
    ?

    Gorilla Glass 6vsGorilla Glass 5
  • 29g lighter
    ?

    163gvs192g
  • Has 5G support
    ?
  • 6.1mm narrower
    ?

    69.1mmvs75.2mm
  • 20.95% higher AnTuTu benchmark score
    ?

    623010vs515080

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Buy used:

$200

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 amazonSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, 128GB, Cosmic ...Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, 128GB, Cosmic Gray - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$290
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 amazonSamsung Galaxy S20 5G, 128GB, Cosmic Gra...Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, 128GB, Cosmic Gray - Unlocked (Renewed)
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$208
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G N981 128GB Fac...Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G N981 128GB Factory Unlocked - Used
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$200
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Boost T-Mobile...Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Boost T-Mobile AT&T Verizon Mint Unlocked SM-N981
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$270
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy Note20 5G SM-N981U - 128G...Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G SM-N981U - 128GB - (Unlocked) Shaded
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$200
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Boost T-...Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Boost T-Mobile AT&T Verizon Mint Unlocked N986U
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$330

Samsung Galaxy S20

Buy used:

$159

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy S20 amazonSamsung Galaxy S20 (4G) Dual/Hybrid-SIM ...Samsung Galaxy S20 (4G) Dual/Hybrid-SIM 128GB SM-G980F/DS (GSM Only | No CDMA) Factory Unlocked 4G/LTE Smartphone - International Version (Cloud Pink)
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$1,899
Samsung Galaxy S20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Unlocked G98...Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Unlocked G988U 128GB Android Good Shadow
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$205
Samsung Galaxy S20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy S20 5G Unlocked G981U 128...Samsung Galaxy S20 5G Unlocked G981U 128GB Android Smartphone Excellent
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$215
Samsung Galaxy S20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy S20 5G Unlocked G981U 128...Samsung Galaxy S20 5G Unlocked G981U 128GB Android Smartphone Good
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$163
Samsung Galaxy S20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy S20 Plus G986U 5G Verizon...Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus G986U 5G Verizon GSM Unlocked T-Mobile Mint 128GB/512GB
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$270

User reviews

Overall rating

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
8.8
10 User reviews
Samsung Galaxy Note 20
8.8/10
10 User reviews
Samsung Galaxy S20
9.3
14 User reviews
Samsung Galaxy S20
9.3/10
14 User reviews

Features

Build quality

8.4/10
10 votes
9.0/10
14 votes

Display quality

8.8/10
10 votes
9.5/10
14 votes

Battery life

7.8/10
10 votes
8.2/10
14 votes

Photography

9.2/10
10 votes
9.2/10
14 votes

Performance

8.9/10
10 votes
9.4/10
14 votes

Comments

Merdan

Merdan

1 year ago

10 / 10

It's a extremely good phone, way too much hate

Merdan

Merdan

1 year ago

10 / 10

4 users found this helpful
IMOVILA

IMOVILA

1 year ago

10 / 10

Is better than S 21+ and S 21. I love Note 20

IMOVILA

IMOVILA

1 year ago

10 / 10

Pros

  • Performances, S pen, Photos

Cons

  • -
2 users found this helpful
Nancy

Nancy

1 year ago

7 / 10

Samsung Note 20 v Samsung S21 Plus

Nancy

Nancy

1 year ago

7 / 10

I sold my Samsung Galaxy s20 Ultra because it was entirely too fast for me. In return I bought Samsung Galaxy Note 20. THIS WAS THE WORST MISTAKE I'VE EVER MADE!!! This phone is EXTREMELY slow!!! It was brought brand new so there were no excuse for how slow it was. I just purchased S21 Plus from Samsung. I can't wait til it get here. I pray it's better than this slow mess.

1 users found this helpful

Design

weight

192g

163g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
thickness

8.3mm

7.9mm

The thickness (or depth) of the product.
width

75.2mm

69.1mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product.
height

161.6mm

151.7mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product.
weather-sealed (splashproof)
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
volume

100.86cmΒ³

82.81cmΒ³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
lowest potential operating temperature

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy Note 20)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy S20)

The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Display

screen size

6.7"

6.2"

The size of the screen (measured diagonally).
Display type

OLED/AMOLED

OLED/AMOLED

The type of technology used in the display.
pixel density

393ppi

566ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
resolution

1080 x 2400px

1440 x 3200px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
refresh rate

60Hz

120Hz

The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
touch sampling rate

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy Note 20)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy S20)

The touch sampling rate is the speed at which a screen can register your touch input and respond by rendering the next frame. Also called the touch refresh rate.
brightness (typical)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy Note 20)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy S20)

A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.
has branded damage-resistant glass
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
Gorilla Glass version

Gorilla Glass 5

Gorilla Glass 6

Gorilla Glass is one of the most popular brands of chemically strengthened glass, manufactured by Corning. Several versions have been developed, the newer ones being more durable and providing better damage resistance.

Performance

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
RAM

8GB

8GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
Android version

Android 10

Android 10

A newer version of Android generally provides a better user experience. Major Android releases include new features and improvements to performance, as well as important security updates.
AnTuTu is one of the most important benchmarks for Android devices. The score reflects the overall performance of a device by summing up results of individual tests that various parameters, such as RAM speed, CPU performance, 2D & 3D graphics performance.
Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). Source: 3DMark.
Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). The Unlimited version runs off-screen so that factors such as display resolution don’t affect the score. Source: 3DMark.
Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). The Extreme version is much more graphically-demanding than the standard Wild Life benchmark. Source: 3DMark.
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2023)
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2023)

Cameras

megapixels (main camera)

64MP & 12MP & 12MP

64MP & 12MP & 12MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
has built-in optical image stabilization
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
video recording (main camera)

4320 x 24fps

3240 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
wide aperture (main camera)

f/2 & f/1.8 & f/2.2

f/1.8 & f/2 & f/2.2

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
Has a dual-tone LED flash
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
has a BSI sensor
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
has continuous autofocus when recording movies
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Operating system

has clipboard warnings
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
This privacy feature alerts you with a small notification when an app copies data from your clipboard.
has location privacy options
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
This privacy feature allows you to share your approximate location with an app instead of your precise location.
has camera/microphone privacy options
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
You can enable or disable an app’s access to the camera or microphone on your device. There are also indication icons to show you when an app uses the camera or microphone.
has Mail Privacy Protection
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
Mail Privacy Protection is a feature built into the default email app that blocks senders from using β€œtracking pixels” to see when you’ve read an email. It also hides your IP address from senders.
has theme customization
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (Android 10)
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20 (Android 10)
Theme customization allows you to easily change the appearance of the user interface (UI). For example, by changing the system colors or the app icons.
can block app tracking
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
Some apps track your activity even when the app is not in use. This privacy feature allows you to block this tracking, either across all apps or on a per-app basis.
blocks cross-site tracking
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
This setting (in the default browser) allows you to block cross-site tracking cookies and data to help protect your privacy.
has on-device machine learning
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (Android 10)
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20 (Android 10)
On-device machine learning is used to recognize people, places, and more in the Photos app. The algorithms run on the device, where this sensitive data is then kept. Competing services upload the photos and perform this on their servers, which requires the sharing of personal data.
Can play games while they download
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (Android 10)
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20 (Android 10)
This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download while you are playing.

Battery

battery power

4300mAh

4000mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
has wireless charging
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
Supports fast charging
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Charging speeds are expressed in watts (W), a measure of electrical power. A higher wattage results in a faster charging speed. In order to achieve the advertised charging speed, it is important to use a compatible charger.
wireless charging speed

15W

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy S20)

Charging speeds are expressed in watts (W), a measure of electrical power. A higher wattage results in a faster charging speed. In order to achieve the advertised charging speed, a compatible wireless charger must be used.
has reverse wireless charging
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20
The device can be used as a wireless charging station to power other gadgets.
reverse wireless charging speed

4.5W

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy S20)

Charging speeds are expressed in watts (W), a measure of electrical power. A higher wattage results in a faster charging speed.
has a removable battery
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Has an ultra power-saving mode
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

Audio

has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
has stereo speakers
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
has aptX
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
has LDAC
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
has aptX HD
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
has aptX Adaptive
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
has aptX Lossless
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
aptX Lossless is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 16-bit/44.1kHz audio (at a maximum bit rate of 1200kbps). This codec provides CD-quality audio without any loss of data.
Has a radio
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Features

has 5G support
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20 (Samsung Exynos 990)
The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
Wi-Fi version

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)

The Wi-Fi versions supported by the device.
The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
Has USB Type-C
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
USB version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy Note 20)

3.2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
has NFC
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
SIM cards

1 SIM, 1 eSIM

1 SIM, 1 eSIM

The number and type of SIM cards supported.
Has a fingerprint scanner
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S20
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

Miscellaneous

Has a video light
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Note 20
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S20
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light conditions.

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Buy used:

$200

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 amazonSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, 128GB, Cosmic ...Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, 128GB, Cosmic Gray - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
amazon logo
$290
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 amazonSamsung Galaxy S20 5G, 128GB, Cosmic Gra...Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, 128GB, Cosmic Gray - Unlocked (Renewed)
amazon logo
$208
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G N981 128GB Fac...Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G N981 128GB Factory Unlocked - Used
ebay-new logo
$200
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Boost T-Mobile...Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Boost T-Mobile AT&T Verizon Mint Unlocked SM-N981
ebay-new logo
$270
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy Note20 5G SM-N981U - 128G...Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G SM-N981U - 128GB - (Unlocked) Shaded
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$200
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Boost T-...Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Boost T-Mobile AT&T Verizon Mint Unlocked N986U
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$330

Samsung Galaxy S20

Buy used:

$159

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy S20 amazonSamsung Galaxy S20 (4G) Dual/Hybrid-SIM ...Samsung Galaxy S20 (4G) Dual/Hybrid-SIM 128GB SM-G980F/DS (GSM Only | No CDMA) Factory Unlocked 4G/LTE Smartphone - International Version (Cloud Pink)
amazon logo
$1,899
Samsung Galaxy S20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Unlocked G98...Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Unlocked G988U 128GB Android Good Shadow
ebay-new logo
$205
Samsung Galaxy S20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy S20 5G Unlocked G981U 128...Samsung Galaxy S20 5G Unlocked G981U 128GB Android Smartphone Excellent
ebay-new logo
$215
Samsung Galaxy S20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy S20 5G Unlocked G981U 128...Samsung Galaxy S20 5G Unlocked G981U 128GB Android Smartphone Good
ebay-new logo
$163
Samsung Galaxy S20 ebay-newSamsung Galaxy S20 Plus G986U 5G Verizon...Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus G986U 5G Verizon GSM Unlocked T-Mobile Mint 128GB/512GB
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$270

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