Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Specs Comparison
Samsung just launched its Galaxy Note 20 series with, of course, the Note 20 leading the pack. We’ll pit it against its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 10, to see how much has changed so you’d have an idea whether to upgrade your current Note 10 (if you own one) or if you ever consider buying one. Let’s start.
|Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G||Samsung Galaxy Note 10|
|6.7-inch flat FHD+ Super AMOLED Plus|
Infinity-O Display (2400×1080), 393ppi, HDR10+ certified
|6.3-inch FHD+ (2280 x 1080) Infinity Display (Dynamic AMOLED), 401ppi|
|Unspecified||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Samsung Exynos 990 octa-core CPU||Samsung Exynos 9825 7nm 2.7GHz octa-core|
|Mali-G77 MP11||Mali-G76 MP12 GPU|
|8GB RAM||8GB RAM|
|256GB storage||256GB UFS 3.0 storage|
• 12MP main
• 12MP ultrawide
• 64MP telephoto
- shoots in 8K @ 24fps
• 12MP F 1.5-F1.8-F2.4
• 16MP F2.2 wide-angle
• 12MP F2.1 Telephoto
OIS, Hyperlapse, Special Night, 4K 60fps video recording, Ultra Slow-Mo
|10MP Dual-Pixel front camera||10MP F2.2 front camera (Dual-Pixel Autofocus, 4K 30fps video recording)|
|Dual-SIM card slot (nano)||Dual-SIM card slot (nano)|
|5G (telco-exclusive), 4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 6||WiFi 6 (2.4GHz + 5GHz)|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0, ANT+|
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo|
|Samsung DeX (wireless w/ Samsung Smart TVs 2019 and up)||Samsung DeX|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock||Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock|
|IP68 dust and water-resistant||IP68 dust and water-resistant|
|S-Pen (9ms latency)||S-Pen w/ IP68 water and dust resistance|
|AKG Stereo speakers w/ Dolby Atmos||AKG Stereo Speakers w/ Dolby Atmos|
|OneUI (Android 10)||Samsung One UI (Android 9 Pie)|
|4,300mAh battery w/ 25W fast charging |
- Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
|3,500mAh battery w/ 25W fast charging and 12W wireless charging|
|161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3mm||151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm|
Summary of advantages
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G:
- Bigger display with 240Hz touch sensitivity
- Higher telephoto camera resolution
- 8K video recording
- Larger battery capacity
- 5G connectivity
- Improved wireless fast-charging
- Improved S-Pen
- Supports wireless Samsung DeX
Samsung Galaxy Note 10:
- Higher wide-angle camera resolution
Both the Galaxy Note 20 and the Note 10 sport an identical Dynamic AMOLED display, however, the Note 20 has a bigger display at 6.7-inches and has a touch sensitivity of 240Hz. Since they both come with a Dynamic AMOLED display, we expect that they will provide a great viewing experience and punchy colors.
When it comes to their chipsets, the Galaxy Note 20 5G takes the upper hand as it is powered with the latest flagship Exynos 990 7nm processor. The Note 10, sports a high-end processor from last year which is the Exynos 9825 7nm. We don’t have the benchmark numbers yet, but when it comes to day-to-day use, we can expect little difference when it comes to their performance since both come with flagship processors.
RAM & Storage
For RAM and storage, both the Galaxy Note 20 5G and the Note 10 are on board with the same 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.
In terms of cameras, both the Galaxy Note 20 5G and the Note 10 have the same triple camera setup with only their wide-angle and telephoto lens having a different resolution. The Note 20 5G now has a 12MP wide-angle lens, which was previously a 16MP one. Also, one of the significant upgrades here is the 64MP telephoto lens, which was only a 12MP one from the Note 10. It’s also worth noting that the Note 20 is now capable of shooting videos in 8K at 24fps.
Connectivity & Other Features
Unlike the Galaxy Note 10, the Note 20 series now feature 5G connectivity but only as a telco-exclusive. The support for wireless Samsung DeX is also present for the Note 20 5G. Other than that, they share the same connectivity features, including 4G LTE, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. Both devices also offer a dual-SIM card slot (nano). For biometrics and protection, both devices utilize an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner and IP68 dust and water-resistant.
Samsung improved the S Pen by reducing the latency by 9ms. Apart from that, it still comes with IP68 dust and water-resistant.
OS & Battery
Out of the box, the Galaxy Note 20 5G runs on the latest One UI 2.1 based on Android 10 while the Galaxy Note 10 runs on Android 9 Pie and can be updated to One UI 2.1. For batteries, the Galaxy Note 20 now comes with a larger 4,300mAh battery compared to Note 10’s 3,500mAh but still carries the same 25W fast charging and 12W wireless charging, but improved with its Fast Wireless Charging 2.0.
The two devices are priced as follows:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 – price starts at PHP 53,990
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 – PHP 53,990
Since the Galaxy Note 20 and the Note 10 share the same price, it would be the best choice to get the latest Note 20 since it received a lot of refinements and design changes. However, to get the 5G version, you’ll have to go through a telco and apply for a postpaid plan. But if you’re coming from the Note 10, an upgrade would be pretty much unnecessary. The Note 10 is still a beastly device on its own and still packs a lot of features.
Although the 240Hz touch latency, wireless Samsung DeX mode, and 8K video recording capability on the Note 20 5G are enticing, if you’re a regular user who doesn’t do heavy gaming and won’t use it for multimedia purposes, the Note 10 will do you just fine.