The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is currently one of the most expensive smartphones out there and it is currently on pre-order with amazing features and specifications. But did Samsung really release the best smartphone of the second half of 2020 or you can actually get something better in the market? In order to answer this question, we decided to compare it with other top-tier flagships you can find on the shelves. We chose the Huawei P40 Pro+ and the Oppo Find X2 Pro for this comparison because they are among the most expensive and advanced Android devices, just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Huawei P40 Pro+ vs Oppo Find X2 Pro
|Oppo Find X2 Pro||Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G||Huawei P40 Pro+|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||165.2 x 74.4 x 8.8 mm, 200/208 g||164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm, 208 g||158.2 x 72.6 x 9 mm, 226 g|
|DISPLAY||6.7 inches, 1440 x 3168p (Quad HD+), AMOLED||6.9 inches, 1440 x 3088p (Quad HD+), Dynamic AMOLED 2X||6.58 inches, 1200 x 2640p (Full HD+), OLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Samsung Exynos 990, octa-core 2.73 GHz or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, octa-core 3.1 GHz
|Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, octa-core 2.86 GHz|
|MEMORY||12 GB RAM, 512 GB||12 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB – micro SD slot||8 GB RAM, 512 GB – nano memory card slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, ColorOS||Android 10, One UI||Android 10, EMUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Triple 48 + 48 + 13 MP, f/1.7 + f/3.0 + f/2.2
32 MP f/2.4 front camera
|Triple 108 + 12 + 12 MP, f/1.8 + f/3.0 + f/2.2
10 MP f/2.2 front camera
|Penta 50 + 8 + 8 + 40 MP + TOF, f/1.9 + f/4.4 + f/2.4 + f/1.8
Dual 32 MP + IR TOF 3D f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||4260 mAh, fast charging 65W Super VOOC 2.0 Flash Charge||4500 mAh, fast charging 25W, Fast wireless charging||4200 mAh, fast charging 40W and fast wireless charging 40W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Waterproof IP68, 5G||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging 9W, waterproof IP68, 5G, eSIM||Dual SIM slot, fast reverse wireless charging 27W, 5G, eSIM|
Given its unique materials (it is available in a ceramic version and a vegan leather version), the Oppo Find X2 Pro has the most attractive design. It has a more minimalistic look and it is more compact than the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. But when it comes to the build quality, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra wins the battle with its stainless steel frame and the new Gorilla Glass Victus protection by Corning. The Huawei P40 Pro+ is the most compact of the trio and it offers a ceramic design just like the Find X2 Pro, but with a bigger camera module and a bigger punch hole.
The most interesting display in terms of image quality belongs to the Oppo Find X2 Pro. This handset and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra come with very similar display specifications, but the 10-bit panel of the Oppo Find X2 Pro can use 120 Hz even while it is using the Quad HD+ resolution, while if you want to use 120 Hz with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, you are forced to switch to 1080p. But note that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra supports the S Pen which is a huge added value for productivity. Further, it has a better ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader. Unfortunately, Huawei P40 Pro+ has both a lower display resolution and a lower refresh rate: Full HD+ and 90 Hz, respectively. But you get a 3D facial recognition system.
The most advanced hardware belongs to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra if we consider its U.S. version. It is powered by the new Snapdragon 865+ mobile platform paired with 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of UFS 3.0 storage. But if we consider the EU version powered by the Exynos 990, then Oppo Find X2 Pro is a lot better with its Snapdragon 865 and 12 GB of RAM. Huawei P40 Pro+ is inferior to both with its Kirin 990 and 8 GB of RAM. Further, note that the Huawei P40 Pro+ does not include Google services in its global variant due to the U.S. ban.
Here it is a very hard battle since these devices are all top camera phones. Unfortunately, we still had no chance to test the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra thoroughly, so we can not give you a definitive verdict. On the paper, the Huawei P40 Pro+ looks like the most stunning one with its 10x optical zoom, dual OIS, and 50 MP main sensor. But Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Oppo Find X2 Pro are very close.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a bigger 4500 mAh battery, but it has to manage a bigger display with a higher resolution, compared to the Huawei P40 Pro+. So it is not certain that it will last more than the Huawei P40 Pro+ on a single charge. The Oppo Find X2 Pro is still close in terms of battery life and it has the fastest charging technology, while Huawei P40 Pro+ has the fastest wireless charging technology.
Oppo Find X2 Pro is priced €319/$347 globally, Huawei P40 Pro+ starts from €339/$362, and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a €399/$419 starting price. The S Pen makes the real difference here, that is why we think a lot of people would go for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Huawei P40 Pro+ has potentially better cameras but an inferior display, while Oppo Find X2 Pro has an amazing display and a very original design. Which one would you pick?