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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 vs Samsung Galaxy S21

Summary
Performance

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 990

8 GB RAM

Samsung Exynos 2100

8 GB RAM

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy

12 GB RAM

Main Display

6.7" (17.02 cm)

1080x2400 px (FHD+)

6.2" (15.75 cm)

1080x2400 px (FHD+)

6.7" (17.02 cm)

1080x2640 px (FHD)

Rear Camera

12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP

Triple Camera

12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP

Triple Camera

50 MP + 12 MP

Dual Camera

Front Camera

10 MP

Single Camera

10 MP

Single Camera

10 MP

Single Camera

Battery

4300 mAh

23 h talktime (4G)

4000 mAh

33 h talktime (4G)

4000 mAh

Storage

256 GB

Non Expandable

128 GB

Non Expandable

256 GB

Non Expandable

Cover Display

N/A

N/A

3.4" (8.64 cm)

720x748 px

Expert Rating

4.0/5

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8.0/10

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User Ratings

★★★★★
★★★★★

4.3/5 based on 1,708 ratings

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★★★★★

4.2/5 based on 746 ratings

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General
Launch Date

August 7, 2020 (Official)

January 27, 2021 (Official)

July 10, 2024 (Official)

Operating System

Android v10 (Q)

Android v11

Android v14

Custom UI

Samsung One UI

Samsung One UI

Samsung One UI

Performance
Very Good
Excellent
Best in Class
Chipset

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 990

Samsung Exynos 2100

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy

CPU

Octa core (2.73 GHz, Dual core, M5 Mongoose + 2.5 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55)

Octa core (2.9 GHz, Single core, Cortex X1 + 2.8 GHz, Tri core, Cortex A78 + 2.2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55)

Octa core (3.39 GHz, Single core, Cortex X4 + 3.1 GHz, Tri core, Cortex A720 + 2.9 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A720 + 2.2 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A520)

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Mali-G77 MP11

Mali-G78 MP14

Adreno 750

RAM

8 GB

8 GB

12 GB

RAM Type

LPDDR5

LPDDR5

LPDDR5X

Display
Main Display
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
Display Type

Super AMOLED Plus

Dynamic AMOLED 2x

Screen Size

6.7 " (17.02 cm)

6.2 " (15.75 cm)

6.7 " (17.02 cm)

Resolution

1080x2400 px (FHD+)

1080x2400 px (FHD+)

1080x2640 px (FHD)

Aspect Ratio

20:9

20:9

Pixel Density

393 ppi

424 ppi

426 ppi

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

89.18 %

85.92 %

85.63 %

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v5

Corning Gorilla Glass, Glass Victus

Bezel-less display

with punch-hole display

with punch-hole display

with punch-hole display

Touch Screen

, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Brightness

1300 nits

HDR 10 / HDR+ support

, HDR 10+

, HDR 10+

, HDR 10+

Refresh Rate

120 Hz

120 Hz

120 Hz

Cover Display
Display Type

Super AMOLED

Screen Size

3.4 " (8.64 cm)

Resolution

720x748 px

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass, Glass Victus 2

Touch Screen

, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Refresh Rate

60 Hz

Design
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Dimensions

Height: 161.6 mm
Width: 75.2 mm
Thickness: 8.3 mm

Height: 151.7 mm
Width: 71.2 mm
Thickness: 7.9 mm

Height: 165.1 mm
Width: 71.9 mm
Thickness: 6.9 mm

Weight

192 grams

169 grams

187 grams

Build Material

Back: Plastic

Back: Plastic

Back: Gorilla Glass Victus 2

Colours

Mystic Green, Mystic Gray, Mystic Blue

Phantom Gray, Phantom Violet, Phantom White

Blue, White, Silver Shadow, Mint, Crafted Black, Peach

Waterproof

, Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68

, Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68

, Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP48

Ruggedness

Dust proof

Dust proof

Dust proof

Camera
Main Camera
Camera Setup

Triple

Triple

Dual

Resolution

12 MP f/1.8, Wide Angle (79° field-of-view), Primary Camera(26 mm focal length, 1.7" sensor size, IMX555, Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor, 1.8µm pixel size)64 MP f/2.0, Telephoto Camera(1.7" sensor size, 1µm pixel size)12 MP f/2.2, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(2.55" sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size)

12 MP f/1.8, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(26 mm focal length, 1.7" sensor size, 1.8µm pixel size)64 MP f/2.0, Telephoto Camera(28 mm focal length, 1.7" sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size)12 MP f/2.2, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(13 mm focal length, 2.55" sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size)

50 MP f/1.8, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(23 mm focal length, 1µm pixel size)12 MP f/2.2, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(23 mm focal length, 1.22µm pixel size)

Autofocus

, Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus

, Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus

, Dual Pixel Phase Detection autofocus

OIS

Flash

, LED Flash

, LED Flash

, LED Flash

Image Resolution

4000 x 3000 Pixels

4000 x 3000 Pixels

8150 x 6150 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuous Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuous Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuous Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Macro Mode

Camera Features

Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus

Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus

10 x Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus

Video Recording

7680x4320 @ 24 fps
3840x2160 @ 30 fps
1920x1080 @ 60 fps
1280x720 @ 960 fps

7680x4320 @ 24 fps
3840x2160 @ 30 fps
1920x1080 @ 60 fps
1280x720 @ 960 fps

3840x2160 @ 60 fps
1920x1080 @ 120 fps

Video Recording Features

Slo-motion
Bokeh portrait video
Video Pro Mode
Stereo recording

Dual Video Recording
Slo-motion
Bokeh portrait video
Video Pro Mode

Front Camera
Good
Good
Good
Camera Setup

Single

Single

Single

Resolution

10 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(26 mm focal length, 3.2" sensor size, Exmor RS, 1.22µm pixel size)

10 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(26 mm focal length, 3.2" sensor size, 1.22µm pixel size)

10 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(23 mm focal length, 1.22µm pixel size)

Autofocus

, Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus

, Phase Detection autofocus

No

Camera Features

Fixed Focus

Video Recording

3840x2160 @ 30 fps
1920x1080 @ 30 fps

3840x2160 @ 30 fps

3840x2160 @ 30 fps

Battery
Good
Good
Good
Capacity

4300 mAh

4000 mAh

4000 mAh

Type

Li-ion

Li-ion

Li-ion

Removable

No

No

No

TalkTime

Up to 23 Hours(4G)

Up to 33 Hours(4G)

Wireless Charging

Quick Charging

, Fast, 25W

, Fast, 25W

, Fast, 25W: 50 % in 30 minutes

USB Type-C

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

256 GB

128 GB

256 GB

Expandable Memory

No

No

No

User Available Storage

Up to 221 GB

Up to 102 GB

Up to 227 GB

USB OTG

Network & Connectivity
SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: eSIM

Network Support

5G Not Supported in India, 4G Supported in India, 3G, 2G

5G Supported in India, 4G Supported in India, 3G, 2G

5G Supported in India, 4G Supported in India, 3G, 2G

VoLTE

SIM 1

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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5G Bands:
FDD N1 / N3 / N5 / N7 / N8 / N20 / N28
TDD N38 / N40 / N41 / N66 / N77 / N78
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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5G Bands:
FDD N1 / N2 / N3 / N5 / N7 / N8 / N12 / N20 / N25 / N26 / N28 / N66
TDD N38 / N40 / N41 / N77 / N78
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SIM 2

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

5G Bands:
FDD N1 / N2 / N3 / N5 / N7 / N8 / N12 / N20 / N25 / N26 / N28 / N66
TDD N38 / N40 / N41 / N77 / N78
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

SAR Value

Head: 0.74 W/kg, Body: 1.08 W/kg

Wi-Fi

, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax) 5GHz, MIMO

, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) 5GHz, MIMO

, Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) 5GHz 6GHz, MIMO

Wi-Fi Features

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Bluetooth

, v5.0

, v5.0

, v5.3

GPS

with A-GPS, Glonass

with A-GPS, Glonass

with A-GPS, Glonass

NFC

USB Connectivity

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mass storage device, USB charging

3.2, Mass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia
FM Radio

No

No

Stereo Speakers

Loudspeaker

Audio Jack

USB Type-C

USB Type-C

USB Type-C

Audio Features

Dolby Atmos

Sensors
Fingerprint Sensor

Fingerprint Sensor Position

On-screen

On-screen

Side

Fingerprint Sensor Type

Ultrasonic

Ultrasonic

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

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