Samsung Note 20 Ultra Vs Note 20: What'S The Difference?

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( - Samsung has two versions of the Samsung Galaxy note - the Galaxy lưu ý 20 Ultra & the regular Galaxy Note.

As fans of the series will recall, in 2019, Samsung offered two sizes of this phone, taking the cảnh báo 10 smaller while pushing the cảnh báo 10+ as the larger size model. In reality, it was the lưu ý 10+ that was the true successor to lớn the lưu ý crown, while the "normal" model slipped into a smaller and more affordable position.

That gap between the cảnh báo 20 & the Ultra model has become wider in 2020. Here"s how they compare.



Note trăng tròn Ultra: 164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1mm, 208g, Gorilla Glass 7Note 20: 161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3mm, 192g, polycarbonate back

Never has so much been written about kiến thiết when it comes to lớn two phones in the same family. In the past, Samsung has often offered much the same kiến thiết between regular and plus models. That changed with the launch of the S20 Ultra - và the chú ý 20 Ultra is different to lớn the regular note 20 too.

While the difference in kích thước is to lớn be expected because the displays are a different size, the thiết kế itself is quite different too. The note 20 Ultra has flattened ends and squared corners, while the lưu ý 20 has softer curved corners.

The lưu ý 20 also moves lớn a plastic back - or "glasstic" as Samsung calls it - rather than glass. This is quite a move, considering that Samsung has been using glass for its rear panels for some time. It also means the lưu ý 20 is positioned quite differently to the note 20 Ultra with the Ultra being the more premium model when it comes to build quality.


Note trăng tròn Ultra: 6.9in, 3088 x 1440 px (496ppi), 120HzNote 20: 6.7in, 2400 x 1080 pixels (393ppi), 60Hz

While the displays are a different size, there"s a big difference in technology too. The Ultra gets a 6.9-inch AMOLED display with an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate và Quad HD+ resolution. It"s pretty much as flagship as you can get.

The chú ý 20 display has the same display as the lưu ý 10 Lite. That"s a 6.7-inch AMOLED Full HD+ at 60Hz và flat - so missing Samsung"s signature flagship curved edges.

It"s a pretty big difference, although there will be many who don"t mind the lower resolution or refresh rate. What"s important is that it still offers the S Pen features on a display that"s big and that"s a hallmark of the Galaxy lưu ý family.

What is different lớn previous years is that the note 20 isn"t getting that smaller display lượt thích the lưu ý 10 offered, which was 6.3 inches.

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Note đôi mươi Ultra: Qualcomm SD865 Plus or Exynos 990, 8GB/12GB RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB storage, 4500mAhNote 20: Qualcomm SD865 Plus or Exynos 990, 8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage, 4300mAh

When it comes to lớn the vi xử lý core hardware, we return to lớn some sort of parity between the two cảnh báo models. Both are powered either by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus or the Exynos 990, using Qualcomm in some regions and Exynos in others as we"ve previously seen from Samsung.

The Ultra comes with 8GB of RAM in the LTE mã sản phẩm and 12GB RAM in the 5G model, while the cảnh báo 20 sticks lớn 8GB in both, reinforcing a different positioning of these phones. Storage options differ depending on LTE or 5G too.

The cảnh báo 20 LTE comes in one mã sản phẩm with 256GB storage, while the 5G model is offered in 128GB and 256GB options, all region dependant. The cảnh báo 20 Ultra comes in 128GB, 256GB & 512GB storage options in the 5G mã sản phẩm and 256GB và 512GB storage options in the LTE model, again region dependant. Only the Ultra offers microSD support for storage expansion.

When it comes to lớn batteries, the note 20 Ultra has a 4500mAh capacity while the lưu ý 20 has a 4300mAh capacity. There"s not a huge difference here, but with a smaller display, the cảnh báo 20 isn"t really disadvantaged in the battery department.


Note đôi mươi UltraMain: 108MP f/1.8Ultra-wide: 12MP f/2.2Zoom: 12MP f/3.0 5x, 50X SpaceZoomNote 20Main: 12MP f/1.8Ultra-wide: 12MP f/2.2Zoom: 64MP f/2.0 3x, 30X SpaceZoom

If you"re a Samsung fan, then the cameras in these respective devices might look familiar. On first glance they are similar khổng lồ the load-out on the S20 Ultra & S20 models, although the 48-megapixel zoom of the S20 Ultra has been swapped out for a 12-megapixel zoom, now giving you 50X zoom, rather than the 100X zoom of the S20 Ultra, with 5x optical.

The regular chú ý 20 also gets a respectable camera load-out. It has a system very similar lớn the Galaxy S20, with a 12-megapixel main sensor with big pixels. It also offers zoom, but only 30X digital - which is 3x optical. It uses the 64-megapixel sensor here to enable the 8K đoạn clip capture (as it did on the S20), while the Ultra uses the 108-megapixel sensor for 8K.

Both phones also offer an ultra-wide camera, which is the same. They also both have the same front 10-megapixel selfie camera.

What"s clear here is this is an area where Samsung doesn"t appear to lớn be dropping the note 20 too far. Sure, it"s not the same as the Ultra, but then increasing the resolution just so you can combine pixels back to 12-megapixels doesn"t automatically make for a better camera - a lot will comes down lớn the computation behind the lens & that"s pretty much the same in that regard. This separation of cameras is similar to lớn what we"ve seen on the S21 & S21 Ultra models too.


Summing up

The two Galaxy chú ý 20 models are radically different this year, with Samsung aiming to mở cửa a wider gap between these two devices than it did in 2019. That might be a reflection of how the Galaxy note 10, or the Galaxy chú ý 10 Lite, was received.

The chú ý 20 picks up some of what the chú ý 10 Lite offered but sticks to lớn some of the premium aspects in the bộ vi xử lý core hardware and the camera. This is reflected in the price of the handset somewhat. Even without the đứng đầu specs, that larger display is much more useful for the S Pen.

The chú ý 20 Ultra is rather more predictable. It is the true flagship with a high price to lớn match và the best of everything Samsung has lớn offer. At its heart, that"s what the Galaxy note should be - but with so many big screen - affordable - phones around, we suspect that"s what"s driven Samsung to lớn make the regular cảnh báo 20 a little more ordinary.