- The Samsung Galaxy Note20 flaunts a punch-hole design, flagship Exynos 990 SoC, S Pen, and a beefy battery cell
- The phone takes on the likes of OnePlus 8 Pro and Mi 10, which tout 5G connectivity and other high-end specifications
Samsung has officially launched Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra smartphones, which are now available for pre-booking in India. The premium offerings come with high-end specifications such as Exynos 990 chipset, flagship-grade cameras, bezel-less display, beefy battery, and S Pen. If you’re eyeing for the new vanilla Samsung Galaxy Note20, here’s a comparison you need to take a look at first. The handset comes with a steep price, which puts it up against some of the best smartphones in the category such as OnePlus 8 Pro and Mi 10. Hence, we decided to pit three devices against each other to see which one offers better value for money at least of paper.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 vs OnePlus 8 Pro vs Mi 10: price in India, availability
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 is priced in India at Rs 77,999 for the sole 4G-only variant with 256GB storage. The handset comes in Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, and Mystic Green colours. The sale of Samsung Galaxy Note20 is likely to begin from August 28th onwards.
The OnePlus 8 Pro carries a price tag of Rs 54,999 for 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, while the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option costs Rs 59,999. The handset is available for sale on Amazon.in and OnePlus partner stores in Glacial Green and Onyx Black colours.
As for the Mi 10, the handset has been priced in India at Rs 49,999 for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option, whereas the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant costs Rs 54,999. The handset is available for sale in India in Coral Green and Twilight Grey colour options.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 vs OnePlus 8 Pro vs Mi 10: design, display
Samsung Galaxy Note20, OnePlus 8 Pro, and Mi 10 all have a punch-hole design, glass layer at the back, and around 6.7-inch AMOLED screens with an in-display fingerprint scanner, and that’s where the similarities end. The Samsung Galaxy Note20 has a boxy form factor with sharp corners and a rectangular camera module at the back. The fascia of the phone bears an edge-to-edge screen with a centred punch-hole for the selfie camera, standard FHD+ resolution and 60Hz refresh rate.
The OnePlus 8 Pro, on the other hand, sports an impressive 120Hz refresh rate screen with QHD+ resolution. The handset bears punch-hole selfie camera in the top-left corner of the screen and vertically-aligned camera setup at the back. As for the Mi 10, it packs a 90Hz screen with FHD+ resolution and a centred punch-hole, much like Note20, for the selfie camera. The phone also comes with quad camera setup, which is vertically aligned in the top right corner at the back.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 vs OnePlus 8 Pro vs Mi 10: chipset, software
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 is powered by the in-house flagship Exynos 990 SoC in India (the phone rocks Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC in the US and other selected markets) coupled with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB onboard storage that isn’t expandable via microSD card. The phone boots Android 10-based OneUI 2.0 out of the box.
The OnePlus 8 Pro and Mi 10, in contrast, have Snapdragon 865 5G chipset ticking at their cores. The handsets are paired with 8GB/ 12GB RAM and 128GB/ 256GB storage options – of the two, only Mi 10 supports microSD card for storage expansion. Software-wise, OnePlus 8 Pro and Mi 10 both run Android 10 out of the box with respective custom OxygenOS and MIUI 11 skins atop.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 vs OnePlus 8 Pro vs Mi 10: cameras
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 sports triple rear cameras, comprising a promising 12MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens and dual-pixel autofocus, 64MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and 30x Space Zoom, and 12MP ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 lens. The selfie camera of the phone gets a 10MP snapper that also bears dual-pixel autofocus through an f/2.2 lens.
The OnePlus 8 Pro sports quad cameras at the back, but the setup includes 48MP Sony IMX689 primary sensor with an f/1.75 lens, 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.44, 48MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2, and 5MP colour filter lens with f/2.4. The phone supports 4K video recording at 30/ 60fps. Up front, it sports a 16MP Sony IMX471 shooter for selfies and video calling.
The Mi 10 also has quad rear cameras, but with an astounding 108MP primary sensor. This is paired with a 13MP ultra-wide sensor that bears 123-degree FOV, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies and video calling, the handset flaunts 20MP camera backed by various modes including the Night and Portrait mode. The Mi 10 also supports 8K video recording.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 vs OnePlus 8 Pro vs Mi 10: S Pen
S Pen stylus is a defining characteristic of the Samsung Galaxy Note-series lineup. The Note20 ships with the S Pen that has a latency rate of just 28 milliseconds. There is also a Microsoft Office stylus integration to let you convert your hand-written notes into a Word or PowerPoint file and a few more ways to control your phone remotely. You don’t get such convenience with both OnePlus 8 Pro and Mi 10.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 vs OnePlus 8 Pro vs Mi 10: battery, connectivity options
Mi 10 has the beefiest battery in the lot. The handset is fueled by a 4,780mAh battery, which you can quickly juice it up with 30W wired and wireless charging support. The OnePlus houses a 4,510mAh battery that’s also backed by 30W wired and wireless charging support, which OnePlus claims can charge half the battery in just 23 minutes. As for the Samsung Galaxy Note20, it’s driven by a respectable 4,300mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging, Fast Wireless charging 2.0, and reverse wireless charging.
All three phones come with 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port, with 5G connectivity available with OnePlus 8 Pro and Mi 10. The Samsung Galaxy Note20, meanwhile, has wireless DeX support for a desktop-like experience.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 vs OnePlus 8 Pro vs Mi 10: verdict
The preference here clearly depends on your usage. If you’re looking for a flagship phone with a business perspective that involves PPTs and other things, the Samsung Galaxy Note20 may suit your needs otherwise you’re better off OnePlus 8 Pro (review), which offers impressive display and performance, or Mi 10 that has 108MP primary camera. Stay tuned for Samsung Galaxy Note20 review for more information.