Samsung has just presented its Note 20, a device that tries to compete with the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Both terminals, though share similarities, they also differ both in functionalities and design in important points. Let’s see how the iPhone 11 Pro looks compared to the Samsung Note 20.
Design, size, cameras and 5G: New to some extent
Both the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the Samsung Note 20 are similar in size, the former at 6.5 inches and the latter at 6.7, a difference that makes the Samsung mobile is slightly longer due, in addition, to a small bar at the bottom where it does not reach the screen.
It is true that the Note 20 is about 20 grams lighter than the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but it is a difference that is hardly noticeable. One of the differences that can be seen is that the Note 20, despite being in the price range of the iPhone 11 Pro Max at $ 999, it’s made of plastic, something that does not happen with the Ultra variant, which already stands at $ 1,299.
The Note 20, like the iPhone, comes with four cameras: the main one, 12MP (104MP for the Ultra model), the telephoto lens, 64MP, an ultra-wide angle also 12MP and a 10MP front camera. The iPhone, however, distributes the megapixels of the cameras so that all of them enjoy 12MP, including the front camera that also offers us Face ID.
As a novelty the new Note are compatible with 5G Sub6 and with mmWave, news that, in the world of Apple, we will have to wait until autumn to see appear.
A differentiated point is the S Pen stylus, with which Samsung convinces us to write by hand on the screen of our phone. A stylus that is stored inside the terminal itself and that this year has received important news such as the trace prediction, whereby the company claims to have reduced latency to 9ms.
Specifications: differences in numbers and performance
At the specification level, the phones of the South Korean brand they mount a Snapdragon 865+ with 8 or 10 GB of RAM and a storage of 128GB, upgradeable to 512 in the Ultra model. Specifications that, as we know the most passionate about the apple brand, have rarely served to beat the iPhone in speed tests, despite the fact that they have considerably less RAM.
Both phones come with a IP68 water resistance, which makes them submersible, at least to some extent, and they are compatible with wireless charging using the Qi standard.
The new Samsung terminals have a battery capacity of 4,300 mAh (4,500 mAh for the Ultra model) compared to the 4000 mAh of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, a difference that, depending on the operation of Android 10 and the optimization of the device, may or may not be reflected in battery life.
Undoubtedly Samsung continues to present devices that try to challenge the one that, in various studies and surveys, has been praised as the king of smartphones: the iPhone.