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Oppo Find X2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: Which Flagship Should You Pick?

author Luis Silva (December 2020 Updated: May 2021 - 8 min. reading time)

The price of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra isn't that much higher, but it's the best of the two.

You'll get a better display, a glass back, and external storage. But the Find X2 Pro features better performance (+28%).

What else stands out?

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also gives you a larger (+0.2") display, wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging. But the Find X2 Pro also features faster-charging speeds (65w vs. 25w) and Bluetooth 5.1.

But how much more will I have to pay for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra?

If you're going off-contract, you're going to shell out an extra amount of about $45.

Is the Find X2 Pro still worth buying in 2021?

The Find X2 Pro isn't the perfect smartphone, but there aren't many better phones for this budget. Of course, you'll also be happy with a device like the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, but this one does have good performance, a good camera, tons of storage, excellent glass protection, optical zoom, and fast charging.

Is it still worth buying the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in 2021?

Of course, I still recommend the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in 2021. You'll love it for its good camera, good battery life, tons of storage, excellent glass protection, and tons of RAM. But keep an eye on (again) the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max too.

Just keep reading if you want to know everything about them, how they stack up against their rivals, and how the industry is scoring their specs.

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Oppo Find X2 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

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Introduction

In August of 2020, Samsung started selling its Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, while Oppo's Find X2 Pro hit the stores in March of 2020.

Here you can look at the Find X2 Pro and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, compare each other's features, and decide which one is best for you. Let us delve into the finer details.

Even though both phones have similar prices, the Find X2 Pro should be more affordable. Although sometimes a promotion might appear and change that. That's something you should keep in mind when comparing them.

Down below, there's a "Tek-Score" in every analyzed section of these models. We evaluate all quantifiable specifications to help you quickly identify how much they are far apart. The global score will help you compare them to other phones if you aren't sure about these two.

The weight of each section

We've based our score on a study from Globalwebindex.com on what features users value on new smartphones. But you can customize how each section contributes to the global score according to your preferences. You can check this out now, but I suggest you keep reading to know more about them.

For additional information regarding our smartphone comparisons, check this FAQ.

Some features are underlined with a red or green progress bar. That's to show how they fare against other smartphones at the same price range.

You can click here: to view the ones we're comparing to, but basically, we've excluded every smartphone that's not within a 20% (above or below) price range.

Some features are also shortcuts to our corresponding eight top 10 listings for up to seven different budgets.

Price*
vs.
Device Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Release Date 2020, March 2020, August 0y.
OS Updates 2 years 3 years 1y.
Security Updates 2 years 4 years 2y.

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Which One Has The Best Performance?

On the multicore portion of Geekbench 5, which measures overall performance, the Find X2 Pro was, on average, 28% quicker while finishing its tests. On a day-to-day basis, it won't be that noticeable.

When it comes to performance, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is way under the average if you consider related priced phones. About 28% below.

We can classify the Find X2 Pro as high-end and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra more like a lower high-end.

Inside the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the Exynos 990 SoC, while on the Find X2 Pro, there's the Snapdragon 865 chipset.

Now about the graphics chipset, while the former has a Mali-G77 MP11, the latter features an Adreno 650.

Android 10 and ColorOS 7 runs out-of-the-box on the Find X2 Pro, and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has Android 10 and OneUI.

PS: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (with the Adreno 650 GPU) and the Exynos 990 (with the Mali-G77) are market-dependent.

There's a considerable performance increase of about 20% on the 865+ for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Performance*
vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
SoC Snapdragon 865 Exynos 990
Graphics Adreno 650 Mali-G77 MP11
Geekbench 5 Score 3269
2561
-708
OS Android 10 and ColorOS 7 Android 10 and OneUI
Tek-Score
7.4
6.3
-1.2

*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.

Which Phone Has The Best Display?

Oppo Find X2 Pro front transparent png Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra front transparent png

They ended up with identical scores, so you can pick any of them. Although the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has better glass protection.

The Find X2 Pro offers a sharp, 6.7-inch AMOLED display slightly smaller than the 6.9-inch AMOLED panel on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Which one would you choose? AMOLED has perfect contrast and viewing angles, but its whites do hurt the battery life.

The Find X2 Pro has a higher-resolution 1440x3168 Quad HD display, and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra makes do with a 1440x3088 Quad HD panel.

Just a tiny drop may shatter your phone, so be aware: The Find X2 Pro display is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra with a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

If you're looking for the Always-On-Display feature, rest assured: it's here on both.

If you're looking for the brightest display, the Find X2 Pro can go up to 871 nits, and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra can top at 1024 nits.

Both phones support HDR10+ shootings.

If you value a smooth display, you'll be fine because both can do 120hz.

Bearing in mind the Find X2 Pro, you should know that all of its rivals can play HDR content and have an AMOLED screen, 75% offer you more than 60hz of refresh rate and have Gorilla Glass 6 or better, and 81% have an Always-On display.

Concerning the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, all of its rivals can play HDR content and have an AMOLED screen, and 80% have an Always-On display and have Gorilla Glass 6 or better.

Display Density (DPIs)*
vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Size 6.7
6.9
0.2
Screen Type AMOLED AMOLED
Resolution (px) 1440x3168
1440x3088
-115200
Refresh Rate 120hz 120hz 0
Dots per Inch 519.39
493.80
-25.59
Always-On-Display Yes Yes
Notch Hole Hole
Peak Brightness 871 nits
1024 nits
153
HDR HDR10+ HDR10+
Sub Tek-Score
9.8
9.8
-0.1
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Tek-Score
8.3
9.9
1.7

*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.

Which Phone Has The Best Cameras?

Oppo Find X2 Pro back transparent png Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra back transparent png

DXOMARK's test labs concluded that the Oppo Find X2 Pro has better picture quality in its photos.

Who's gonna win this battle? The Find X2 Pro's primary camera has a whopping 48 Megapixels sensor, with an aperture of f/1.7, a 25mm wide-angle lens, two flash LEDs, HDR abilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. Videos on its shooter have a maximum resolution of 2160p.

It also has a secondary 13 Megapixels camera with an aperture of f/3.0 and an astounding 129mm telephoto lens. And a third of 48 Megapixels (f/2.2) with a 17mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

For your information: If you zoom in and crop a 48 Megapixels photo, you can get a sample with 12 Megapixels and 2x optical zoom.

Its selfie camera features a generous 32 MP sensor with an f/2.4 aperture and a 1/2.8" sensor.

DXOMARK has rated this camera with a score of 129. If you add the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, you'll end up with a score of 144. If you want to know more about it, click here.

I hope this helps: all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization, and 94% feature a telephoto lens. Though none of them feature a macro lens.

With its whopping 108 Megapixels shooter, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra's leading camera has an aperture of f/1.8 and a 26mm, wide-angle lens. You'll be getting one flash LED, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization too. You can record videos at 4320p. It also has two extra rear-facing camera lenses. One has 12 Megapixels (with an aperture of f/3.0 and an astounding 120mm telephoto lens), and another with 12 Megapixels (f/2.2) with a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

Did you know? By zooming in and cropping a 108 Megapixels photo, you can get 2x optical zoom. You'll get a 27 Megapixels photo.

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is also known for its impressive 50x hybrid Space Zoom. In theory, that's a step down from the S20 Ultra 100x, but since it's an "AI-powered" zoom, it shouldn't matter much.

Samsung included a 10 MP (f/2.2) sensor for selfies and a 26 mm wide-angle lens.

DXOMARK's gurus gave this shooter a score of 122. And if we consider the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, that score goes up to 136. If you want to know more about it, check it here.

Furthermore, just like the other device, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization, and 93% feature a telephoto lens. Moreover, none of them feature a macro lens.

If you prefer, we can grade these two as high-end.

Picture Quality*
vs.
Primary Camera Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Megapixels 48
108
60
Aperture 1.7
1.8
0.1
Lens 25mm
26mm
1
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 2 1 -1
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 4320 2160
Score 144
136
-8

*Reference: 100: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs.
Megapixels 13
12
-1
Aperture 3.0
3.0
0.0
Lens 129mm (5.2x zoom)
120mm (4.6x zoom)
-9
Lens Type Telephoto lens Telephoto lens
Megapixels 48 12 -36
Aperture 2.2 2.2 0.0
Lens 17mm 13mm -4
Lens Type Wide-Angle Ultra-wide-Angle
Score 15 14 -1
Selfie Camera Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs.
Megapixels 32
10
-22
Aperture 2.4
2.2
-0.2
Lens - 26mm
Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs.
Tek-Score
8.5
8.0
-0.5

Who has the best frame?

There isn't a clear winner, so there is no wrong choice here.

The Find X2 Pro has a height of 6.50 inches (165 mm) and a width of 2.92 inches (74 mm). The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is 1 mm smaller and 3 mm wider (about 0.04 by 0.12 inches).

These two have about the same thickness: 8 mm (0.32 inches).

Do you want a front and back glass body? Then the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the one. It weighs 208 g. (7.34 oz), while its rival is 9 g. (0.32 oz) heavier. If you're looking for a lightweight device, I've come up with an adapted "display size to phone weight ratio" score. The Find X2 Pro got 3.0, which implies it's kind of weighty for a 6.7 inches display. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, in its turn, has 4.4, so nothing to state here.

You can purchase the Oppo Find X2 Pro in Black, Gray, Orange, Green, and Lamborghini Edition. And you can pick the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, and Mystic Black.

If you like to keep your phones small, consider getting the Oppo Find X2 Pro. If not, then you may be out of options here.

What about a fingerprint scanner? Both manufacturers included it.

You can drop the Find X2 Pro into the water, up to 1 to 3 meters deep, much like the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. That shouldn't last over half an hour, and it's standby mode only. So don't take photos underwater.

Looks*
vs.
Body Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Size 165 x 74 x 8 mm
(5.82 x 2.61 x 0.28 in)
164 x 77 x 8 mm
(5.78 x 2.72 x 0.28 in)
3344
Weight 217 g. (7.65 oz)
208 g. (7.34 oz)
-9
Build Front glass and ceramic or leather back Front and back glass
Colors Black, Gray, Orange, Green, and Lamborghini Edition Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, and Mystic Black
Screen To Body Ratio 89.35%
93.17%
3.81
Disp.Size To Weight Score 3.0 4.4 1.4
Looks 10.0/10
9.1/10
-0.8
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint Under Display Fingerprint
Tek-Score
6.7
6.8
0.1

*100% = 4+ colors + front and back glass + S2BR: 86+%.

Which has the best battery?

The Find X2 Pro features a 4260 mAh battery, while the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has 4500 mAh. But GSMArena did test them out, and there's no real difference between them.

This is how the Find X2 Pro performs after a full charge:

  • From 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll have 82% of the battery remaining.
  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 65% left for the rest of the day.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll be with 70%.

And this is how the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra handles these tests:

  • From 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll have 83% of the battery remaining.
  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll probably have 69% left for the rest of the day.
  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 3 hours, you'll still get 72% to spend doing other things.

Both phones support fast charging. You can charge the Find X2 Pro at a maximum of 65w/hour and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra up to 25w/hour.

If you really need wireless charging, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the one. It can do 15w/hour.

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also supports reverse wireless charging at 4.5w/hour for Qi-enabled devices.

If you fancy quick charges, you can count on the Find X2 Pro. Other devices from this price range usually sit at nearly 40w.

The Snapdragon 865+ variant also has better battery efficiency, about 7% of additional screen-on-time.

Battery*
vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Capacity (mAh) 4260 4500 240
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 82% left
83% left
1
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 65% left
69% left
4
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 70% left
72% left
2
Bat. To Phone Size Score 3.2 2.6 -0.6
Sub Tek-Score
7.2
7.5
0.2
Fast Charging 65w
25w
-40
Wireless Charging No 15w
15
Reverse Charging No 4.5w
4.5
Tek-Score
6.8
7.2
0.4

*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Which has more storage?

They share the same amount of storage.

Oppo put 12GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in storage on the Find X2 Pro. There's no expandable storage, but you wouldn't need that anyway, right?

In its turn, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra features 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM. If that isn't enough, you can add a MicroSD card later.

Storage*
vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
RAM (GB) 12GB
12GB
0
Internal (GB) 256GB
256GB
0
Micro SD No microSDXC (shared SIM slot)
Tek-Score
8.5
10.0
1.5

*Internal Storage + 256GB Memory Card (Max: 512GB).

Which is the most connectivity-friendly?

I'd go for the Find X2 Pro if you really value Bluetooth 5.1.

Each one has its Bluetooth version: The Find X2 Pro has 5.1, and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has 5.0. As for the NFC chips, both have them.

Do you still favor wired headphones? None of them will help you with that. You can try an adapter if you want, but the wireless buds are the way to go here. Or you can also check its rivals if you just ignore these two. You'd have to pick a smartphone like the Sony Xperia 1 II.

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is LTE or (LTE and) 5G compatible.

Connectivity
vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Network 5G 5G (also available in LTE)
Bluetooth 5.1
5.0
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No
Tek-Score
5.1
4.6
-0.5

Which is more affordable?

You can say the Find X2 Pro is cheap, and in this case, it's also more affordable, but you can make it better if you can find a great deal. On the other hand, you'll likely find the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra at a higher price range, but I think that you can find some additional value in it. At least it may be easier to sell if you consider selling it afterward.

I hope the following tables will help you make a wiser decision.

Here are the prices that we've come across recently:

Oppo Find X2 Pro

Reference: $950

Oppo Find X2 Pro

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Reference: $995

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

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How much of a "phone" can your money buy?
That's how much "score" you can get with $100 based on the global score that you'll see in the next section (higher is better).

Have you found better prices elsewhere? The formula is simple: score/price*100.

Value for money Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra VS
Amazon 0.88 0.73 -0.15
eBay - 0.59 -
Best Buy - 0.77 -
Walmart - 0.81 -

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Are you curious to know what their global score is? First, let me mention the average at their price range. They aren't that far from 7.6 for these two.

Verdict: What Makes the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Stand Out?

These two aren't that far apart. You do get more performance on the Oppo unless you can also get the Snapdragon variant of the Note 20 Ultra. You can also get the Oppo with a ceramic or leather back, while its rival only has one option, the traditional glass.

You can also get fast charging speeds on the Oppo, quite fast actually, but you'll lose wireless and reverse charging, plus external storage expansion. But who needs more than 256GB of storage anyway?

Pros Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
#1 Performance Performance
#2 AMOLED AMOLED
#3 Always-On-Display Always-On-Display
#4 Cameras Cameras
#5 Fast Charging Battery Life
#6 Storage Fast Charging
#7 Glass Protection Wireless Charging
#8 MicroSD Slot
#9 Storage
#10 Glass Protection
Cons Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
#1 Wireless Charging Weight
#2 MicroSD Slot 3.5mm Jack
#3 Weight Price
#4 3.5mm Jack
#5 Price
Relative Score*
vs.
Global Score Find X2 Pro Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Gaming Score
8.5
8.4
-0.1
Tek-Score
7.74
8.08
0.34
Your Score

Scroll the sliders down below to get your own personalized score. Let's suppose you value performance and battery life, and you don't really care about anything else. Then, just set the "Performance" and the "Battery" sliders up to 5 (5+5=10), and then the other sliders down to 0. You'll know what's the best phone for you.

Performance 1.9
Display 1.7
Cameras 1.4
Frame 0.9
Battery 1.9
Storage 2.0
Connectivity 0.4
Total Should be 10 or as close as possible: 9.6

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

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Tek-Score explained

Every spec has it's own weigh on the global score.

Feature: Value
Battery Life: 1.28
Fast Charging: 0.31
Wireless Charging: 0.19
Reverse Charging: 0.08
Storage: 1.97
Performance: 1.86
Camera: 1.35
Glass protection: 1.08
Weight: 0.35
Waterproof: 0.35
AMOLED: 0.04
Always-On-Display: 0.31
DPI: 0.12
Refresh Rate: 0.04
Nits: 0.04
Notch: 0.04
Bluetooth: 0.08
NFC: 0.12
3.5mm jack: 0.19
Looks: 0.23
Total: 10

But there are a few things that I don't consider, like price, brand value, size, resell value, OS (iOS or Android), user experience, updates, RAM (included on performance), battery to phone size, display size to weight, network (LTE/5G), and biometrics.

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Progress bars explained

#1: A big red progress bar means that this value is way below the average. In this case, it's 28.85MP, and the iPhone XR is 16.85MP below the average.

#2: In this example, the XR is just 0.36mm below the average, that's why the red bar is almost unnoticeable.

#3: On the other hand, the SE 2 is 1.8mm above (hence, the green bar) the 26.2mm of average.

#4: Performance-wise, the SE 2 is well above the average (of 2512) for its price range. That's the reason the green bar is that long.

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"Display size to phone weight" ratio explained

This indeed is a "display size to phone weight" ratio, but because every phone ended up somewhere between 0.0272 and 0.0421, I've amplified (adapted) those values so they would fit in a 0-10 scale. As of now, the best smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy A40, with 140g. (4.94 oz) for a 5.9 inch display. It got a score of 9.92. While the worse device is the iPhone 8 Plus, which weighs 202 g. (7.13 oz) and has a 5.5-inch display. It ended up with a score of 0.75.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.

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"Battery to device size" ratio explained

This score should give you an idea about the energy footprint of the devices you're considering. It reflects not only the hardware and the energy that it requires but also the amount of energy that the battery can deliver.

The major spenders on any device should be the display and the SoC. But everything from a notification led to its modems need to be optimized, or else, the OEM should simply include a bigger battery as a compensation. Unfortunately, it isn't always possible due to size limitations. But in the end, if a particular OEM can do a good job and give you excellent battery life on a small device, so should everyone else. That's why I've added a "battery to device size" ratio. But since the real scale went from 119 (for the Galaxy S10e, Snapdragon variant) and up to 164 (for the iPhone 7 Plus), I've decided to convert them so they would fit in a 0-10 scale, being 0 the worst device, (the iPhone 7 Plus) and 10 the one every OEM should look up to.

As an example, Apple did an excellent job on the iPhone 7. It has a score of 8. Despite having a small capacity, the hardware is well optimized, and it still gives you decent battery life considering its size. The iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, with those bezels shrinking its display size, clearly could've been the #1 in our top 10 list of best battery devices if Apple simply filled all that empty space with a bigger battery.

As a side note: I haven't included the dept of the devices in this formula because even if a device ended up being 1mm/0.03 inches thicker, it wouldn't matter that much to those who really value battery life.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.

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Rivals

As of now, these are the rivals that were considered for each of them. They may change every time its prices are updated.

These are the lowest prices found on Amazon, eBay, BestBuy, and Walmart.


 Oppo Find X2 Pro 
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12
    $799
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Pro
    $1049
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro Max
    $900
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 U.EX
    $849
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 U.SD
    $1049
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 20 U.EX
    $999
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 20 U.SD
    $1099
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Ultra
    $919
  • HuaweirivalP40 Pro
    $793
  • OnePlusrival8 Pro
    $799
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 20 U.
    $995
  • HuaweirivalMate 40 Pro
    $1065
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Ultra
    $846
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Pro Max
    $1099
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Ultra
    $997
  • SonyrivalXperia 1 II
    $899
  • XiaomirivalMi 11 Ultra
    $1079

 Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12
    $799
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Pro
    $1049
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro Max
    $900
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 U.EX
    $849
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 U.SD
    $1049
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 20 U.EX
    $999
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 20 U.SD
    $1099
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Ultra
    $919
  • OnePlusrival8 Pro
    $799
  • HuaweirivalMate 40 Pro
    $1065
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Ultra
    $846
  • OpporivalFind X2 Pro
    $950
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Pro Max
    $1099
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Ultra
    $997
  • SonyrivalXperia 1 II
    $899
  • XiaomirivalMi 11 Ultra
    $1079
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Battery results

The battery score is based on Gsmarena's endurance rating and is taken with a screen brightness of 200 nits and a refresh rate of 60hz.

Assumptions: The display is off during a call, there's a web page refresh every 10 seconds, and the video playback is in Airplane mode.

You can click here for more information about those tests.

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Formula deviation

Since the guys at DxoMark don't review every camera out there, I've come up with a formula based on the ones that they do rate, so I could get an equivalent score for the ones they don't review. After testing it against these cameras, I got the deviation between that and their DxO score.

Device: DxOScore Deviation
Samsung Galaxy A50: 88 -1
Apple iPhone XR: 104 1
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro: 108 -7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: 87 1
Sony Xperia 1: 99 -1
Sony Xperia 5: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: 126 2
Apple iPhone 8 Plus: 96 -3
Xiaomi Pocophone F1: 92 -1
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 90 -1
Apple iPhone X: 101 3
Apple iPhone 11: 112 -1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: 107 1
Apple iPhone XS Max: 110 -2
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max: 124 1
Samsung Galaxy S10: 124 2
Apple iPhone XS: 110 -1
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 120 -2
OnePlus 7 Pro: 122 0
OnePlus 7T Pro: 122 0
Huawei P30 Pro: 125 -1
Google Pixel 4: 117 0
Google Pixel 3: 103 0
Google Pixel 2: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus: 127 -2
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 132 2
OnePlus 6: 100 0
OnePlus 6T: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: 105 -1
Huawei Mate 20 Pro: 120 0
Xiaomi Mi 9: 115 0
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: 132 0
Huawei P40 Pro: 140 -1
Apple iPhone SE 2: 101 0
OnePlus 8 Pro: 126 0
Xiaomi Mi 8: 105 1
Samsung Galaxy A71: 89 1
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: 134 0

As you can see, most cameras sit between 1 and -1, while a few of them go up to 2 or -2. That means it's reasonable to assume other similar cameras that they don't review to, in the worst-case scenario, be anywhere from -2 to 2 points from the score that the formula gets.

For example: Given that the Pixel 4 got 117 points and that the Pixel 4 XL share the same year and camera specs, it's reasonable to expect a score of 117 too. But in reality, if they do review that camera, it may end up anywhere between 115 and 119.

Be aware that at DxO, they give a score based on their opinion, not based on any formula. That's why I think there's an odd difference of 6 points between the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. In theory, they should have the same camera.

I'm guessing that the Mi 9T Pro got a deviation of 7 points because they tested its Chinese variant (the K20 Pro).

Update: They just changed their protocol to include preview image evaluation and trustability. I'm keeping the old table (for now) for reference purposes, and I'll be adding a new one as soon as they review at least a couple of new mclass-range cameras.

You can expect the same (or a bit bigger) deviation for high-end cameras, but anything with a score below 100-110 should be taken with a grain of salt.

This is valclass for all cameras tested with the previous protocol. For those that they dclassn't test, the deviation may be up to twice as much.

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With regards to AMOLED screens, sometimes OEMs claim higher maximum brightness. That's because an AMOLED screen can push its brightness progressively higher as its white area gets smaller.

These values are from the lab tests made by GSMArena, and their white test pattern takes up 75% of the physical size of the screen.

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About GeekBench 5

This is just a quick note to let you know that, if, by any chance, the smartphone you're looking for isn't on the GeekBench site yet, you can check on GsmArena.com, as they also usually test smartphones with that benchmark tool.



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