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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra offers a larger, higher-resolution and curved screen with a higher refresh rate, which could make for a more immersive and smoother visual experience compared to the standard Note20. If camera performance is a priority, the Ultra has a more advanced camera setup with a higher main camera megapixel count, offering potentially better photo and video quality. However, if battery life is more important to you, the Note20 has a slightly longer battery life. Both have similar build quality, storage space, and operate on Android with 5G capabilities, but only the Ultra has an expandable SD card slot and a glass back compared to the plastic back of the standard Note20. If these additional features on the Ultra justify the price difference for you, it might be the better choice. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

Galaxy Note20
Galaxy Note20 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra has good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy Note20 has only fair overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

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Galaxy Note20 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra takes good photos, while the Samsung Galaxy Note20 takes only fair photos.


8.2 Hours
Galaxy Note20
Galaxy Note20 Ultra
6.4 Hours
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 has 8.2 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra has 6.4 hours of battery life.
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Key similarities

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Video Quality

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The Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra both have poor videos.

Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 has a screen size of 6.7 inches and the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra is 6.9 inches.


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The Samsung Galaxy Note20 has a price of $608 and the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra costs $582.

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How the Samsung Galaxy Note20 and the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung Galaxy Note20Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note20Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra


Operating System
Release Date
August 21, 2020August 21, 2020


Screen Size
2400 x 10803088 x 1440
Variable refresh rate
Pixels Per Inch
Display Type


Internal Storage
128 gb128 gb
8 gb8 gb


Overall Camera Quality Score
Photos Score
Videos Score
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Super Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS108 megapixels + OIS


Battery Life
8.2 hours6.4 hours
Battery Capacity
4300 mah4500 mah
Wireless Charging
Wireless charging Speed
15 w15 w
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (4.5 watts)Yes (4.5 watts)


6.36" x 2.96"6.49" x 3.04"
6.77 oz7.34 oz
Back Material
Stereo Speakers


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


Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Mystic Gray, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Red, Mystic GreenMystic Black, White, Mystic Bronze
Stock Android
SD Card

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraSamsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Better BatterySamsung Galaxy Note20
Better ScreenSamsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra


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Samsung Galaxy Note20

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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."

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra

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Matt Swider | July 2021
"The Note 20 Ultra has it all – almost: a big screen, superb camera, high refresh rate, the S Pen, in-screen fingerprint sensor, super-fast specs, 5G speeds, a fancy curved display. This phone is built for power users who want everything but the fastest charging speeds."

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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