The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Ultra are beautiful smartphones that feature cutting-edge technology.
Both phones offer more features and are more powerful than their predecessors. Despite this, there are many key differences between these phones, including the design, the processor, and the price.
This guide will help you compare the features and specifications of each model to help you decide which one is best for you. Let’s go!
The Note 20 Ultra and S21 Ultra are two of the best big-screen smartphones. The Note 20 is thinner and lighter at 164.8×77.2×8.1mmx208g. The S21 Ultra, which measures 165.1×75.6×8.9mm and weighs 228g, is slightly thicker, wider, and heavier at 228g.
The Note 20 Ultra has a distinctive rectangular shape and sharp corners. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is smoother, with its more traditional, rounded corners. Both handsets come with Gorilla Glass Victus, Corning’s strongest glass.
Phantom Black, Phantom Silver and Phantom Brown are all available colors for the S21 Ultra. It is also available in Phantom Navy or Phantom Titanium. The Note 20 Ultra is only available in Mystic White and Mystic Black.
The S21 Ultra and Note 20 Ultra have huge screens with wide viewing angles. The Note 20 Ultra screen measures 6.9 inches and is slightly larger than the S21 Ultra’s 6.8 inch display.
Both phones feature Dynamic AMOLED displays, which can produce vibrant, natural colors as well as deep blacks. The refresh rate can be adjusted between 10Hz to 120Hz depending on the activity, which saves battery.
Only the S21 Ultra is capable of running a 120Hz refresh rate at WQHD Plus resolution (1440p). Only the Note 20 Ultra supports full HD (1080p), with adaptive refresh rate.
Both displays can also reach 1500 nits. You can still use your phone in bright conditions without sacrificing quality. The S21 Ultra is a little brighter than the average smartphone.
Both devices have quick under-display finger scanners.
Both phones feature a high-resolution, 108MP primary camera as well as a 12MP dynamic cam. The S21 Ultra boasts a 40MP selfie camera and the Note 20 Ultra has a 10MP front-facing camera. The S21 Ultra’s camera bump integrates more seamlessly into the back of your phone.
The pixel binning technique is also used to render well-lit, detailed shots under different lighting conditions. The S21 Ultra renders brighter shots and has a wider dynamic range than the S21.
Telephoto sensors are available on the handsets for sharp zoomed-in photos. Two telephoto cameras are available on the S21 Ultra. The optical zoom can be adjusted at either 3x or 10x. You can expect more detail and accurate colors with a 10x zoom. Only one telephoto camera is available on the Note 20 Ultra with a 5x optical Zoom.
Both phones can simultaneously record with the front and rear cameras and can shoot 4K and 8K videos. Only the S21 Ultra supports the Director’s View mode.
Performance and Specifications
Depending on your location, the S21 Ultra can be powered by either the latest Snapdragon 888 chip or Samsung’s Exynos 2100 chip. The Note 20 Ultra uses either the Snapdragon 865 Plus, or the Exynos 990. Exynos is also used in many other countries.
Both phones are more efficient thanks to their powerful processors, which make them easier to do tasks such as editing 4K videos and playing high-end 3D video games.
Both devices can stream and share files quickly and smoothly over 5G. However, the S21 Ultra has a built-in chip for 5G that reduces power consumption.
Both Galaxy phones come with 128GB of base storage and versions with 256GB or 512GB of storage. Only the Note 20 Ultra supports microSD cards.
These phones have 12GB RAM and the S21 Ultra, a 512GB model, has 16GB RAM. They can handle almost any task.
The stylus is one of the main features that distinguish the Note 20 Ultra and the S21 Ultra. The S Pen can be used to draw on the screen, take notes and annotate screenshots.
The S20 Ultra has an S Pen built into the phone’s body. The S Pen on the Galaxy Note is Bluetooth-compatible, thus allowing you to take photos remotely.
The S21 Ultra supports a stylus, but the S Pen is not included with the phone. You will need to purchase it separately. The Pen does not support Bluetooth and you won’t be able to store it in a case.
Battery Life and Charging
One charge can easily last for at least a day for both Galaxy phones, especially when you use the default settings. However, the S21 Ultra lasts longer.
The S21 Ultra has a larger, 5000mAh battery. The Note 20 Ultra has a 4500mAh battery, which is the same as its formidable rival, the OnePlus 9 Pro.
The S21 Ultra supports 25W charging speeds. However, the S21 Ultra does not come with a charger. The S21 Ultra supports reverse charging and wireless charging at 15W, just like the Note 20 Ultra.
Prices and availability
The Note 20 Ultra launched at $949 for 128GB, $1049 for 2GB and $1,099 (512GB) The Note 20 Ultra can be purchased at a lower price if you take advantage of discounts. The S21 Ultra’s launch price was $1199, $1249, 256GB and $1379, respectively.
S21 Ultra vs. Note 20 Ultra: What the S21 has?
Both phones have excellent cameras, 8K video recording, fast processors and great cameras. In all categories, the Galaxy S21 is better than the Note 20 Ultra, including display, camera and battery life.
The Note’s performance all-round remains strong. The Note comes with a functional S Pen and a microSD card slot. It’s an excellent choice for artists and note-takers.