Samsung Galaxy Note 20 vs. Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: how do they compare?

Sometimes, when phones are from the same product line, they are exact copies of each other, with their features being identical save for the price and size. This, however, isn’t the case with the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. In fact, it would take more time to examine their differences, which is why this comparison is important if you’re undecided about which one to buy.

Special features

At first glance, both phones are fairly similar. The pair of them have the S Pen, the stylus that truly raises the Note experience, but Samsung chose to favour the Note 20 Ultra and load it with a few extra features. For example, Note 20 Ultra users will find that the stylus is more responsive than those who just have the Note 20. The latency for the S Pen on the Galaxy Note 20 ultra has been reduced to an impressive 9ms, while its 26 ms on the Note 20.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a 108MP shooter that can capture vivid photos as well as a laser autofocus sensor to help the lens focus more reliably. In addition to that, it has a 12MP telephoto lens for 5x optical zoom and if you have a tripod nearby, it has a 50x zoom in the super-resolution feature. The Note 20’s cameras aren’t third-tier quality but you will have to accept a 12MP lens and the 64MP sensor is 3x less than the Note 20 Ultra. Both phones have the same 10MP selfie cam, so your self-portraits won’t be affected, whichever model you decide to buy.

Battery life

Surprisingly, the battery life of these two phones is quite similar. The Galaxy Note has a 4,300 mAH power pack while the Ultra has 4,500 mAH. This isn’t a big difference, considering that the Note 20 Ultra has a larger screen and a faster refresh rate which will be slightly more taxing on the battery. Both of the phones come with a 25W charger, which according to Samsung, is capable of charging a Note 20 to 50% after half an hour.