Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Starting from $353.09
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Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Starting from $289.99
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Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G


Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Width 77.2 mm 75.6 mm
Height 164.8 mm 165.1 mm
Weight 208 g 229 g
Thickness 8.1 mm 8.9 mm
Volume 103.05 cm³ 111.09 cm³


Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Resolution 1440 x 3200 px 1440 x 3200 px
Density 508 ppi 515 ppi
Size 6.9 inches 6.8 inches


Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Battery capacity 4500 mAh* 5000 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes No

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.


Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Maximum storage 512 GB 512 GB
CPU frequency 3.1 GHz 2.9 GHz
External memory slot Yes No
RAM capacity 12 GB 16 GB
5G support Yes Yes
LTE support Yes Yes


Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Front camera resolution 10 MP 40 MP
Main camera resolution 108 MP 108 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 4320 px 4320 px


Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio Yes No
Number of microphones 3 2

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Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Comparison

Can't decide between the Samsung Note 20 Ultra and the Samsung S21 Ultra?


It’s not an easy decision, as both these large smartphones offer a range of processing power and features. Each has an awesome design and a spec that only phones of this caliber can deliver. If you’re in the market for a new phone with cutting-edge technology, we’ll help you decide which will suit you and your daily needs.


Samsung Note 20 Ultra: the perfect alternative to paper 


If you love making lists and notes, then this is the smartphone for you. It’s perfect for people who rely heavily on working from their phone and is ideal for being productive when commuting. Slightly older and a little cheaper than the Samsung S21 Ultra, the Samsung Note 20 Ultra is for the creatives among you. Both phones support the S Pen stylus, allowing you to draw, write, make notes on screenshots and convert handwriting to text. The difference is the Note has a handy slot to store the S Pen – ideal if you’re prone to losing the stylus (which is easily done!).


Both phones have a storage capacity of up to 512 GB, but the Note has plenty of room for extra storage, thanks to the microSD slot, so you can always add more when you need to. 


Where the Samsung Note 20 Ultra loses out to the S21 is display quality. The higher pixel density of 515 PPI of the S21, compared to 496 for the Note 20 gives it a sharper screen viewing experience and better photos and videos.


Samsung S21 Ultra: top battery life and performance


Both phones last about a day when fully charged, with the S21 lasting a couple of hours longer with average use. However, it’s important to note that the S21 doesn't come with a charger, which is great if you already have a compatible one, but not if you need to buy a new one.


Camera performance is a key factor the consumer looks for these days, and the S21 comes out on top with a more powerful zoom – 10 x optical and 100 x digital Space Zoom (compared to 5 x optical and 30 x Space Zoom for the Note). The S21 also features zoom lock for steadier and clearer photos.


If you’re looking for speed over design then the Samsung S21 Ultra sports a faster 888 Snapdragon processor than the Note’s 865, but there isn’t too much in it as both feel very quick and smooth. 


If you need a phone that combines practicality with the option to express your creativity and write down your ideas and reminders wherever you are choose the Samsung Note 20 Ultra. 

From phones to fridges, you can’t choose wrong.

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