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Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Brand: Samsung
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.7-inch 1080 x 2400 pixels FHD+ screen
  • Camera 12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP Main / 10 MP front
  • Storage 128/256 GB
  • RAM 8 GB
  • CPU Octa-core Exynos 990 & Snapdragon 865+ CPU
  • OS Android 10; OneUI v2.1

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 10 / 10

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Highlights and Overview

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is the direct successor of the Galaxy Note 10 released in 2019. The device is avilable with either 4G or 5G network variants. The configuration of both the LTE and 5G variants are same, except that the 4G version is only available with 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage, and lack the faster data transfer on the 5G model.

On the other hand, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 borrows some specifications from the Galaxy S20 Plus announced earlier this year. For example, the new comer spot 6.7-inches display, which is similar to the display on the S20 Plus, although the Note20’s display panel is Super AMOLED Plus with 1080 x 2400 pixels.

But not just that, the camera department of both Note20 and S20 are not far from each other, except for the absent of the fourth TOF sensor on the Galaxy S20 Plus version. The rest three rear camera modules at the back includes; a 12 MP main (wide) sensor, a 64 MP telephoto lens and a 12 MP super-wide angle lens

As for the CPU, well, Samsung’s owned 7nm Exynos 990 is given to the Global market, while North America and few other selected regions (UK and China, probably) will be getting the Snapdragon 865+ version of the Note 20. Both versions has 8GB RAM with either 128/256GB of non-expandable storage.

The main sensor is capable of Dual pixels PDAF, f/1.8 aperture and Super Steady Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), along with a single LED flash. Upfront, the device comes with a single 10-megapixel selfie sensor, featuring dual pixels PDAF, Dual video call, Auto-HDR and f/2.2 aperture.

On the inside, the Galaxy Note 20 get it current from a non-removable 4300 mAh battery with up to 25W fast charging via a USB Type-C interface. The device also support wireless and reverse wireless charging up to 9W, and is available in Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze and Mystic Gray colors. Other key specifications and silent features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 are contained in the table below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Full Specifications and Features


Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
- CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
5G Network Bands 5G band 2, 5, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - (5G model only)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps, 5G


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Dimensions 161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm
Weight 192 grams
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5)
- Glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)
- Aluminum frame
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
SIM Type Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Display Type Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~89.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)


Operating System Android 10.0; One UI 2.1
Chipset Exynos 990 (7 nm+) - Global Version
- Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) - USA Version
CPU Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2x2.60 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) - Global Version
- Octa-core (1x3.0 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585) - USA Version
GPU Mali-G77 MP11 - Global Version
- Qualcomm Adreno 650 - USA Version


Card Slot No


Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 12 MP (wide), main sensor
+ 12 MP depth sensor
+ 64 MP Telephoto with 3x hybrid optical zoom
Camera Features Autofocus
Face detection
F/1.8 aperture
LED Flash
Video Resolution 3240p@30fps, 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 10-megapixel punch hole camera
Camera Features F/2.0 aperture
Face beautification
Video Resolution 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps


Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Speaker Location Placed at the basement
Audio Jack Type No


Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
FM Radio FM radio


Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
Wireless Charging Yes, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 29 hours
Stand-by Up to 670 hours


Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 User Reviews and Opinions


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