- Tram Ho
Samsung has just launched its flagship smartphone duo, which is the Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra. Just like before, we have a premium version with a fairly high price, equipped with a lot of technology and powerful hardware. Along with that is a more affordable version, which also has strong performance, but cuts a few features. So what are the main differences between these two smartphones?
Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra displays
We have a slight difference in screen size, the Note20 has a 6.7-inch screen, while the Note20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch screen. The screen ratio is also slightly different. On the Note20 the aspect ratio is 20: 9, while on the Note20 Ultra the aspect ratio is 19.3: 9. That means the Note20 will look narrower horizontally than its sibling.
In terms of resolution, Note20 Ultra has a sharper screen. The Note20 Ultra has a 1440 x 3200 WQHD + display, while the Note20 has a 1080 x 2400 FHD + display. Equivalent to a pixel density of 511 ppi (pixels / inch) on Note20 Ultra and 393 ppi on Note20.
Another big difference is that the Note20 Ultra supports a 120Hz refresh rate, but can only be activated at 1080p resolution (similar to the Galaxy S20). Meanwhile, the Note20 is locked at 60Hz.
The hardware of the Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra
There’s not much difference in hardware specs between these two smartphones. Note20 and Note20 Ultra are both powered by Snapdragon 865+ or Exynos 990 chip. The difference is in RAM and storage capacity.
The Note20 will only come with 8GB of RAM, whatever version. Note20 Ultra has up to 12GB of RAM. Depending on the market, Note20 can be equipped with either 128GB or 256GB of storage. While the Note20 Ultra has 128GB, 256GB and 512GB options. In addition, Note20 Ultra has a microSD card slot, while Note20 does not.
Note20 Ultra has a slightly larger battery, with a capacity of 4,500 mAh. The Note20 has a 4,300 mAh battery. Both support 25W fast charging.
Camera of Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra
The difference between the Note20 and Note20 Ultra cameras is quite similar to the S20 and S20 Ultra. Galaxy Note20 Ultra is equipped with a main sensor with a resolution of 108 MP, while Note20 is only 12MP. Note20 Ultra has 5x optical zoom and 50x high-resolution zoom, Note20 only has 3x digital zoom and 30x high-resolution zoom.
It can be seen that the camera difference between the Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra is quite large. However, that is just the difference in parameters, and the photography experience is evaluated that Note20 is not too inferior to its brother.
Design of Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra
The Galaxy Note20 has returned to a completely flat screen design, without any curvature at all. Meanwhile, Note20 Ultra retains the traditional two-sided curved design of Samsung.
The back of the Galaxy Note20 Ultra is a glass and metal sandwich, sleek but also firm. But the Note20 does not, the back is made of high quality plastic and looks like glass.
The rear camera cluster of Note20 Ultra is also a bit bigger than the Note20, but the overall is still quite similar. So when going on the road, you must pay close attention to realize that you are using the high-end Note20 Ultra version, not the cheaper Note20.
The new S Pen of the Galaxy Note20 and Note 20Ultra
Samsung introduced the new S Pen with a 9ms response rate on the Note20 Ultra, while the Note20 didn’t. With the smaller version, the S Pen only “improved 40% speed”. So, the S Pen stylus on the Note20 Ultra and Note20 will also offer different usage experiences.
Finally, the Galaxy Note20 starts at $ 999, while the Galaxy Note20 Ultra starts at $ 1,299. With the above differences, it seems that users will want to choose the Galaxy Note20 Ultra more, even if it costs 300 USD, a lot of money.
Source : Genk