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Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 21 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
3 GHz
Screen Size
12+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Note20 is a very reliable performer for both stills and video, without any serious weaknesses. The ultra-wide and close-range zoom shots are excellent, with nice bokeh images and a fairly reliable preview feed to boot. Better performance for medium- and long-range zoom shots would help the Note2...

- Paul Carroll, DxOMark

We really liked the low-key design, S Pen, Samsung Notes app, the battery longevity, and camera performance. It's too bad the display doesn't have a 120Hz refresh rate though, and some of you may have wished it wasn't made mostly out of plastic, but we can't have everything. Overall, this phone is p...

- Abel Wong, TechNave
The Verge

The Galaxy Note 20 is a very good phone at the very wrong price. That isn’t just some flagship-loving tech obsessive talking, either. Samsung makes the very same point with the Galaxy S20 FE. Unless you want a stylus, the S20 FE is a superior phone that retails for $300 less.

- Dieter Bohn, The Verge
Android Police

Battery life here is stellar, and I even like how nice Samsung managed to make the plastic that it was initially criticized for using. While I still like curved-screen displays, Samsung managed to make this flat without making it awkward to use, which is a minor triumph. But, a 1080p 60Hz display is...

- Ryne Hager, Android Police

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 lacks a few features that we would have expected of a current high-end smartphone. Nevertheless, its overall concept remains very powerful and strong.

- Daniel Schmidt, Notebookcheck

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Screen Size

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

3 GHz

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


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

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.

128 GB

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


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

Galaxy Note20 Specs

Release date August 21, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
600/700/850/1700 /1900/2500/28000/39000 MHz
700/750/850/1500 /1700/1900/2300/2500/2600/3600 MHz
800/850/1900 MHz
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1700/1900 MHz
SIM card size
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
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
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
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Main Camera
ƒ/ 1.8
12+ megapixels
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
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
10+ megapixels
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
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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