Samsung surprised everyone with the launch of two models for the Galaxy Note series. This year Samsung fans have the choice to buy Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra model. See how both models are different from each other with Galaxy Note 20 vs Note 20 Ultra comparison? And find out about what Australians will get from multiple variants of Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra?
Galaxy Note 20 vs Note 20 Ultra Specs
|Samsung Galaxy Note 20||Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra|
|Display||6.7 inches (2400 x 1080 pixels) | 60Hz||6.9 inches (3088 x 1440 pixels) | 120Hz|
|CPU||Snapdragon 865 Plus |Exynos 990||Snapdragon 865 Plus | Exynos 990|
|GPU||Adreno 650 | ARM Mali-G77 MP11||Adreno 650 | ARM Mali-G77 MP11|
|Network||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|RAM||8 GB||12 GB|
|Storage||128 GB | 256 GB||128 GB |256 GB | 512 GB (Expandable up to 1 TB)|
|Battery||4300 mAh (Fast Charging)||4500 mAh (Fast Charging)|
|OS||Android 10||Android 10|
|Rear Camera||12-megapixel (ultra-wide)
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
|Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light sensor||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light sensor|
|Video Capture||8K video recording at 24 fps (7680×4320)
4K UHD video recording at 60 fps (3840×2160)
|1080p FHD video recording at 120 and 60 fps (1920×1080)
720p HD video recording at 30 fps (1280×720)
|Fingerprint Sensor||In-Screen Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor||In-Screen Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor|
|Water-Resistant||Yes (IP68)||Yes (IP68)|
|Other Features||S Pen Styles | Wireless PowerShare||S Pen Styles | Wireless PowerShare | UWB Sharing|
|Colour Options||Mystic Bronze
Image Credit: Samsung
The Display, CPU and GPU of Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra come with the 6.7 inches, and 6.9 inches display size respectively. The Galaxy Note 20 has a native resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels which is slightly higher than 2K with a 60Hz refresh rate. On the other hand, Note 20 Ultra has 3088 x 1440 native resolutions which sit somewhere between 2K and 4K. And only Galaxy Note 20 Ultra model has 120Hz refresh rate and has flat-display where Note 20 has a curved OLED display.
The Australian model of Galaxy Note and Note 20 Ultra will have Exynos 990 processor with ARM Mali-G77 MP11 GPU which is powerful but little less than US version of Snapdragon 865 Plus. A Snapdragon 865+ CPU has Adreno 650 GPU and is designed to perform at 10% faster for gaming and graphics rendering.
Galaxy Note 20 vs Note 20 Ultra Storage and RAM
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra have multiple variants for US and Global version. These variants have different specifications for storage including 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB capacity. There is an expandable storage option available for Note 20 Ultra model only which support up to 1 TB via MicroSD card expansion slot.
The Galaxy Note 20 has 8 GB (LPDDR5) RAM option where Note 20 Ultra has 8 GB RAM option for 4G and 12 GB RAM option for 5G variant. But Australians most probably get the 12 GB RAM with 256 GB or 512 GB storage option for Note 20 Ultra model.
Galaxy Note 20 vs Note 20 Ultra Camera Specifications
Both models for Galaxy Note 20 has 10MP selfie camera with an aperture rate of F2.2. And all variants have triple rear camera feature with different specifications.
Note 20: has 12MP ultra-wide camera lens with F2.2 aperture rate and 12MP wide-angle camera with F1.8 aperture rate. The third rear camera of Note 20 is 64MP telephoto camera with the F2.0 aperture rate. The camera has 3x hybrid optic zoom and up to 30x super resolution zoom features along with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) feature.
Note 20 Ultra: the rear camera has F2.2 aperture ultra-wide 12MP lens and F1.8 aperture with 108MP wide-angle camera. The Note 20 Ultra has third 12MP telephoto camera lens with F3.0 aperture rate and a Laser AF Sensor as well. This triple rear camera on Galaxy Note 20 Ultra model has OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) feature. It is also capable of performing 5x optical zoom and up to 50x super resolution zoom for photo and video capture.
The Note 20 camera can record the 8K video at 24 fps and 4K video at 60 frames per second rate. But Note 20 Ultra is capable of capturing the 8K video plus 1080p FHD video at 120 or 60 fps. So the user can enjoy the high-quality, crisp video resolution of precious moments of life.
- Some cool accessories for Galaxy Note 20 series at Amazon.
- Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S30 – Rumoured Release Date, Specs and Price.
Network and Connectivity options for Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra have 4G and 5G variants with different RAM and storage size so you can buy a 4G model little cheaper than 5G model. But every major cellular provider upgraded to the 5G networks and price difference between 4G and 5G models is not huge. You can purchase the Note 20 5G model by paying $150 only in Australia.
All variants of Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra have Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and NFC connectivity options. But the good thing is both models will come with the latest AX Wi-Fi (or Wi-Fi 6) connectivity which can transfer your data at the rate of 1.2Gbps.
The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra has a USB Type-C port that supports fast charging and fast data transfer rate. On top, both models don’t have the headphone jack, so you have to rely on Bluetooth headset or Earbuds for music. But in future, you may get USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack that may work with the regular wired headphones.
Battery, Fast Charging and Wireless PowerShare Feature
Samsung added the Wireless PowerShare feature in both models of Note 20 which known as reverse wireless charging. So you can use your Galaxy Note 20 phone to charge Galaxy Buds or Galaxy Watch easily on the go. This feature is handy for travellers who don’t like to carry every charger or forget to take one.
Galaxy Note 20 has 4300mAh battery and Note 20 Ultra has 4500mAh battery which can last for a day or two, depends on usage. A high-end device like Note 20 or Ultra model may consume the more battery if you are continuously using it for gaming, watching videos or content creation. But Samsung is throwing 25W fast wired charging technology which can charge 50% of the battery in just 30 minutes. You can also use the 15W wireless charger for both, Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra model.
These two models support the UWB (Ultra Wideband) Sharing feature for higher data transfer rate between mobile devices using the same technology.
Other features of Galaxy Note Series
The latest mobile phones from Samsung in Galaxy Note series are having great features like IP68 rated water-resistant, In-Screen Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor and Android 10 OS. It does also have various sensors like Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor and Ambient Light sensor.
The In-Screen Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor will prove itself vital function for shorthanded users who are struggling to reach out to the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone. And the latest Android 10 OS is swift and full of extra features.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 vs Note 20 Ultra – Colour options and Price
The Galaxy Note 20 model will have Mystic Bronze, Mystic Grey and Mystic Green colour option which looks cool. And price in Australia starts from $1499 for the 4G variant of 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
If you are looking for 5G model for Galaxy Note 20, it will cost you $1649 for the 256GB variant. It is awful that it doesn’t have a 512GB storage option for Galaxy Note 20 model in Australia. But the US buyers can have both 128GB and 256GB variant for Galaxy Note 20 5G model.
There are three colour options available for Galaxy Note 20 Ultra model as well. It does have the signature colour option of Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic White. Some people might miss the Mystic Green colour in Note 20 Ultra model as it stands out well.
The Australians can buy the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 4G model from $1849 with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant. Or can choose Note 20 Ultra 5G model with 256GB storage for $1999 or 512GB model for 2199.
You can pre-order the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra from major Australian telcos like Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and expected delivery date is 21st Aug 2020.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra have lots of features and high-end specs for normal to pro users. It has an excellent camera, 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, In-Screen Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor and lots of other features to meet every type of user expectations.
Sadly, Australian will get the Exynos 990 processor instead of Snapdragon 865 Plus. But don’t worry; Exynos 990 is a powerful processor as well and able to perform at an optimum level for any kind of usage.
Yes, the price seems little expensive for Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra 4G and 5G model, but it fits into the premium market of mobile users. It looks promising and better than Apple at this stage in terms of specs and features.
It is worth to upgrade for Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra if you are keen on latest features of the Galaxy Note series. But if you are using Galaxy Note 9 or Note 10 and using it for regular daily routine, better to skip these Galaxy Note 20 models to save some for unexpected COVID-19 pandemic situation.