Aug 5th, 2020

The new Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra have landed! While both devices share the same name, there are a few distinct differences between the two that may make it hard to choose which device is right for you.

The first is the display sizes and resolution The Note 20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch, WQHD+, Edge panel while the regular Note 20 has a 6.7-inch, FHD+, flat panel. The lower resolution and size of the display on the Note 20 may sound a bit offputting to some, but it could be an advantage if you don’t want a massive display. Also, a flat panel is a huge plus in our books.

The other significant difference in hardware has to do with the cameras. As the name implies, the Note Ultra has the same 108MP camera as the Galaxy S20 Ultra and a 5x telephoto prism lens paired with is zoom camera. Comparatively, the Note 20’s triple camera setup sounds a bit bland, but if you’re not that into photography, it shouldn’t really matter.

Those differences plus an extra 4GB of RAM and a slight upgrade in battery capacity give the Note 20 Ultra a starting price tag of $1299 while the regular Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will sell for $999. Let us know if you’d be willing to spend your hard-earned cash on the Note 20 Ultra or if the regular Note 20 is a better fit for you.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Price $1,299 $999
Screen size 6.9-inches 6.7-inches
Resolution 1440 x 3040 1080 x 2280
Density 487 ppi 376 ppi
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
RAM 12GB 8GB
Storage 128 / 512 GB 128GB
Battery 4500 mAh 4300 mAh
OS Android 10 Android 10
Rear camera Triple cameras: 108MP, f/1.8 (standard)
12MP, f/3.0 (5x telephoto)
12MP, f/2.2 (ultrawide)
Triple cameras: 12MP, f/1.8 (standard)
64MP, f/3.0 (3x telephoto)
12MP, f/2.2 (ultrawide)
Front camera 10MP, f/2.2 10MP, f/2.2
Bluetooth v5.1 v5.1
NFC Yes Yes
Dimensions 77.2 x 164.8 x 8.1mm 75.2 x 161.6 x 8.1 mm
Weight 208 g 192 g
Water Resistance IP68 IP68
Wireless Charging Yes Yes
Special features 25W fast charging, reverse wireless charging, S Pen, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, 120Hz display 25W fast charging, reverse wireless charging, S Pen, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, 120Hz display