Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs OnePlus Nord – Analysis, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G device has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 108 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor chipset and a battery of 4500 mAh. On other side, the OnePlus Nord also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs OnePlus Nord
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs OnePlus Nord

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.09 GHz Kryo 485, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 485 and 4 cores of 1.80 GHz Kryo 485. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3090 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 2.5 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus Nord has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.4 GHz Kryo 475, 1 core of 2.42 GHz Kryo 475 and 6 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 475. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2400 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Hyper Boost 3.0 acceleration engine. And it’s running on One UI 2.5 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 650 gpu in the interior and the OnePlus Nord has the Qualcomm Adreno 620 graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 9.3% (percent) more powerful than the 4115 mAh offered by the OnePlus Nord. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
The OnePlus Nord battery include Fast charging, Non-removable and Warp Charge 30T.

Screen

The handset is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3088 pixels and a screen size of 6.9 in (inches).

Meanwhile the OnePlus Nord is featuring a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.44 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is a 7.1% bigger than OnePlus Nord screen. The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G OnePlus Nord
120Hz refresh rate 90 Hz
Always-On Display Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Multi-touch
HDR10+ Scratch resistant
Infinity-O Display
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is carrying a ram memory of 12 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The OnePlus Nord is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 1866 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than OnePlus Nord.

At the more expensive edition, both handset present the same ram capacity:12 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The max storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the OnePlus Nord with 256 gigabytes.

OnePlus Nord gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 108/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 , of 25 mm , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5KHM1 Camera sensor size:8.17 x 10.82 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/3.0 respectively.

Samsung galaxy note 20 ultra
Samsung galaxy note 20 ultra

Meanwhile the OnePlus Nord rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 48/8/5/2 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , carrying sensor like Sony IMX586 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

Oneplus nord camera
Oneplus nord camera
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G OnePlus Nord
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 120 fps
20x digital zoom (#3) 5-element lens (#2)
2160p @ 60 fps 82-p @ 240 fps
50x Super Resolution Zoom (#3) Angle of view – 119° (#2)
5x optical zoom (#3) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
720p @ 960 fps Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Angle of view – 20° (#3) Autofocus
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Autofocus (#4)
Aperture size – f/3.0 (#3) Closed-loop focus motor
Autofocus Continuous autofocus
Continuous autofocus Continuous shooting
Continuous shooting Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Digital image stabilization Digital image stabilization
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Dual-pixel Phase detection Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation Face detection
Face detection Fourth reear camera – 2 MP (macro)
Geotagging Geotagging
HDR HDR
HDR10+ video recording ISO settings
High CRI LED Flash Macro mode
ISO settings Optical image stabilization
Laser autofocus (LAF) Panorama
Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 μm (9-in-1 pixel binning) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Optical image stabilization Scene mode
Optical zoom Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Panorama Self-timer
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Pixel size – 1.0 µm (#3) Touch focus
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2) White balance settings
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor edition – Samsung S5K2L3SX (#2)
Sensor size – 5.88 mm x 7.68 mm (#2)
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
Tracking AF
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G comes with a 10 MP in the front.

The OnePlus Nord has a 32 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G OnePlus Nord
10 MP 32 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Angle of view – 105° (#2)
Auto HDR Aperture:f/2.5
Autofocus Aperture:f/2.5 (#2)
Face detection Digital image stabilization
Face unlock Face unlock
HDR Secondary front camera – 8 MP (depth-sensing)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Sensor model:Sony IMX616
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm
Sensor model:Samsung S5K3J1
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G OnePlus Nord
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem EDGE
EDGE GPRS
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO HSPA+
Exynos Modem 5123 LTE
GPRS Snapdragon X52 modem
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) TD-SCDMA
LAA (US only)
LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s)
Up to 7CA

Price

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G price is $1300 (256 GB) and the OnePlus Nord price tag is $450 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $550 (12 GB + 256 GB)

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