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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize camera quality and are willing to invest more, the Samsung Galaxy Note20 offers a superior camera experience. However, if you're looking to save some money, the Apple iPhone 11 still provides a good camera at a lower cost. The Galaxy Note20 has a larger screen, which is beneficial if you consume a lot of media or use your phone for work-related tasks, but it might be less comfortable for one-handed use compared to the iPhone 11. On the other hand, if battery life is critical for you, the iPhone 11 typically lasts longer on a single charge. Remember, choosing between these two also means committing to their respective ecosystems, as the iPhone runs on iOS while the Galaxy Note20 uses Android. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 11
  • The Apple iPhone 11 has no clear advantages over the Samsung Galaxy Note20.
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy Note20
  • Very good battery life

Key differences

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Video Quality

6.8
iPhone 11
Galaxy Note20
5.9
The Apple iPhone 11 takes only fair videos, while the Samsung Galaxy Note20 takes poor videos.

Battery

7.1 Hours
iPhone 11
Galaxy Note20
8.2 Hours
The Apple iPhone 11 has 7.1 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy Note20 has 8.2 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 11 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Samsung Galaxy Note20 is 6.7 inches.
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Key similarities

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Overall Camera Quality

6.6
iPhone 11
Galaxy Note20
6.6
The Apple iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy Note20 both have only fair overall cameras quality.

Photo Quality

6.2
iPhone 11
Galaxy Note20
6.4
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Apple iPhone 11 both have only fair photos.

Cost

$271
iPhone 11
Galaxy Note20
$286
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The Apple iPhone 11 has a price of $271 and the Samsung Galaxy Note20 costs $286.

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How the Apple iPhone 11 and the Samsung Galaxy Note20 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 11Samsung Galaxy Note20
Apple iPhone 11Samsung Galaxy Note20

GENERAL

Price
$271
$286
Brand
AppleSamsung
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 20, 2019August 21, 2020

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.7"
Resolution
1792 x 8282400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
326393
Display Type
LCDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A13SD865+
Internal Storage
64 GB128 GB
RAM
4 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
6.7/106.6/10
Photos Score
6.2/106.4/10
Videos Score
6.8/106/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.1 Hours8.2 Hours
Battery Capacity
3110 mAh4300 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
7.5 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.94" x 2.98"6.36" x 2.96"
Weight
6.84 oz6.77 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.0
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
N/A(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)2, 5, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Black, White, Green, Purple, Red, YellowMystic Gray, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Red, Mystic Green
Stock Android
N/ANo
SD Card
NoNo

Shopping

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Apple iPhone 11

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Tom's Guide

Mark Spoonauer | September 2021
"The iPhone 11 delivers superb cameras, fast performance and excellent battery life, making it the iPhone to buy for many people. The cameras are very good, thanks to an ultra-wide lens and a Night mode for better low-light performance. This device also has IP68-rated water resistance, which means that it can withstand 2 meters of water for 30 minutes, and is one of the best waterproof phones out there."

Samsung Galaxy Note20

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Pocket-lint

Mike Lowe | October 2020
"We think pretty much anyone picking up the Note 20 to take photos will be very happy with the sharpness and appearance of the shots. If you're looking for a phone with an integrated stylus then there's little better than the note-taking potential of this phone. Sure, its 'glasstic' rear and lack of higher refrsh-rate screen are little red marks against its specification, but you can buy the step-up Ultra model if you see that as a problem - although we prefer the smaller price and smaller camera lump of this 'entry' Note model."

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About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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