Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Note 20 Ultra: A Perfect Note Alternative?

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Note 20 Ultra

Samsung just launched their most premium flagship of the year- the Galaxy S22 Ultra. And, we all knew this was going to be an ultimate merge between the Galaxy Note series and the S series. Though many of us were hoping to see another Note model before it ends for good, the S22 Ultra quite seems to be that perfect choice to be a highly expected phone. A whole new redesign, upgraded stylus pen, better camera sensor, and most importantly, a powerful processor to get all your multitasking done smoothly. But even with all these upgrades, can the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra fulfill the aperture of the note series, and satisfy the note fans? Today in this content, we will be discussing all the features upgrades of Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra and find out how it performs against the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. So, without further ado, let’s dive in.

Design & Display

What set the S series, and note series apart was their design and form factor. The S series always used to have a curved design with rounded corners compared to the square-shaped sharp corners of the note series. But this time, Samsung entirely redesigned the S22 ultra with the same form factor of a note phone. And, yeah, the phone has also been widened compared to S21 for housing the S-pen, which was previously dedicated to the note series only. However, the S22 Ultra holds a 6.8-inch dynamic AMOLED display compared to the 6.9 inches of Note 20 ultra. So, you are less likely to feel any difference while holding the phones.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Note 20 Ultra display

Stylus Pen

Nevertheless, another key difference between the two devices was the stylus pen. Though Samsung previously made the S-pen compatible with the S21, this is the first-ever S series phone that comes with a dedicated stylus. Besides, it has been hugely updated for making it ultra-responsive, and its improved latency makes every pen stroke feel as natural as ink on paper. So you can instantly take notes, sketch, or doodle on the go with the new phone.


As for the upgrades, the Galaxy S22 ultra gets huge improvements both in the software and hardware section. Though both the S22 Ultra and Note 20 ultra get similar camera lenses of 108 megapixels, you can capture more light shooting in a darker environment. There’s also a new mode called nightography that can capture more details regardless of the lighting condition. So, those who are fond of clicking pictures at night are surely going to love the S22 ultra camera. The front camera has also been an upgrade. With a 40-megapixel selfie camera, you will be able to shoot beautiful photos, whereas the Note 20 Ultra comes with a 10-megapixel front camera. Certainly, for video calls and facetime meetings, the S22 Ultra will be preferable. Samsung now also provides a whole new application called RAW, which will allow you to shoot videos without any pre-color grading. Meaning, you can get the exact file and color grade the footage based on your own preference.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra


The Note series was immensely popular for its smooth multitasking capabilities, you could literally open multiple apps at the same time without dropping the performance. Well, to give you the same performance, the s22 ultra comes with the most powerful 4nm chipset to date, the snapdragon 8 Gen 1. And, according to Samsung, the new processor ensures a 52% faster GPU performance, and at least a 24% CPU boost. So, no matter how tough your tasks get, the S22 ultra is capable enough to deal with them efficiently. On the other hand, with the Note 20 ultra, you will get the old snapdragon 865 plus chipset, which might seem good enough, but can’t beat the performance of its successor.

Charging & Battery

To deal with all this multi-tasking, and keep your work going for a longer period of time, you certainly need extended battery life. That is why, Samsung now provides a 5000 mAH battery capacity with the S22 Ultra, whereas the Note 20 ultra comes with a 45000mAH battery capacity. Besides, Samsung has also upgraded the fast charging technology, as you will be able to fast charge your device at 45w, compared to the 25w of Note 20 ultra.

Final Thoughts 

Overall, considering all the feature upgrades, and redesign, it seems Samsung hasn’t let its fans down, rather they have created a powerful smartphone that can quite well replace your existing note phone.

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Nafiul Haque

Nafiul Haque has grown up playing on all the major gaming platforms. And he got his start as a journalist covering all the latest gaming news, reviews, leaks, etc. As he grew as a person, he became deeply involved with gaming hardware and equipment. Now, he spends his days writing about everything from reviewing the latest gaming laptops to comparing the performance of the latest GPUs and consoles.