8.5/10
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The Samsung Galaxy Note20 currently has an Informr score of 8.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 13 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 was released right before its “big brother,” the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 UItra. While specs remain the same for the most part, there are some differences, including:

  • A smaller 6.7-inch display
  • No 120Hz refresh rate support
  • ‘Glasstic’ backplate
  • No MicroSD expansion option
  • 64MP rear-facing camera
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 4,300mAh battery

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a more robust frame and larger size, but the standard Note 20 has its merits. Performance is near identical, the display is outstanding in terms of color and clarity, and the design is top-notch as always. 

For someone who isn’t into all the bells and whistles -- or the big price tag -- that comes with the higher Ultra version, the standard Note 20 has everything that makes a Note phone good and is also less expensive. 

You can find out more about what to expect from the Note 20, in our Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra summary.


Operating system
Android
Processor
3 GHz
Screen Size
6.7"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gadget Guy

The trade-offs (or perhaps trade-ups depending on which way you look at it) for the Note20 are a smaller 1080p screen, less RAM, no MicroSD, 30x hybrid zoom and a slower S Pen. We don’t care if the back is ‘glasstic’. It is a formidable device. The Note20 Ultra has the larger 4K, 120Hz screen, 12GB...

- Ray Shaw, Gadget Guy
GadgetMatch

Ever since the announcement of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 20 series, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has been the star of the show. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 20 received a huge backlash for its polycarbonate back and 60Hz display. But are those features all make up a premium $1000 flagship phone? Maybe you...

- GadgetMatch
Mobile Syrup

Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 isn't a bad smartphone, but it's just not worth its expensive price tag. While could probably say the same thing about most modern high-end smartphones, the Note 20 takes things to the extreme. If someone wanted a new Samsung flagship, I'd definitely tell them to purchase th...

- Dean Daley, Mobile Syrup
USA Today

The new Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G phone is about as premium as they get, with so much power to spare, a beautiful screen, the best video resolution yet on any Note phone, a faster more responsive pen, and a super high price, starting at $1,299. 

- Jefferson Graham, Michelle Maltais, USA Today
PhoneArena

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is the “cheaper” Note to buy this year. But it still has an MSRP of $999 and is lacking some pretty basic premium features to the point it’s insulting. If you can’t (or don’t want to) shell out $1,299 for the top-tier Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, I wouldn’t recommend settling for...

- Preslav Kateliev, PhoneArena


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Screen Size
6.7"

The Samsung Galaxy Note20's screen size is 6.7 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

Processor
3 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) Octa-core 3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 10+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4300 mAh battery.

Galaxy Note20 Specs

Overview
Release date August 21, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Networks
5G:
600/700/850/1700 /1900/2500/28000/39000 MHz
LTE:
700/750/850/1500 /1700/1900/2300/2500/2600/3600 MHz
CDMA:
800/850/1900 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1700/1900 MHz
Data:
HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) Octa-core 3 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable, Stylus
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green, Mystic Gray, Mystic Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.16 x 7.52 x 0.83 cm (6.4 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 192 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED Plus
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel density 393 pixels
Size 6.7 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, HDR10+ certified, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F2.2, Ultra-wide), 3rd camera feature (64 MP, F2.0, Telephoto), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
10+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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