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

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
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Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5GGalaxy S21 Ultra 5G


Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5GGalaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Width77.2 mm75.6 mm
Height164.8 mm165.1 mm
Weight208 g229 g
Thickness8.1 mm8.9 mm
Volume103.05 cm³111.09 cm³


Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5GGalaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Resolution1440 x 3200 px1440 x 3200 px
Density508 ppi515 ppi
Size6.9 inches6.8 inches


Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5GGalaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Battery capacity4500 mAh5000 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesNo

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


Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5GGalaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Maximum storage512 GB512 GB
CPU frequency3.1 GHz2.9 GHz
External memory slotYesNo
RAM capacity12 GB16 GB
5G supportYesYes
LTE supportYesYes


Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5GGalaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Front camera resolution10 MP40 MP
Main camera resolution108 MP108 MP
Multi lensYesYes
Optical zoomYesYes
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution4320 px4320 px


Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5GGalaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones32

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. 

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