With the start of New Year 2021, Samsung launches their new flagship phones S21 lineups. Offering the absolute best from two top phone manufacturing, here we are comparing the absolute best from Samsung and from Apple. Ya, you guess it right, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs iPhone 12 Pro Max.
What Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has to offer?
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a 6.8 inches Quad HD+ edge display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate phone. The phone is protected by the latest Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and mate like finish Gorilla Glass on the back and frame is built with aluminum. Furthermore, the phone is powered by Samsung’s new Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 processor.
There are three variant of the phone 12GB RAM 128GB, 12GBRAM 256GB, and 16GB RAM and 512GB. The phone is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery and supports super fast 5G. There are 4 cameras in the phone, 108 MP primary sensor, 12 MP ultrawide, dual 10 MP telephoto sensors. It can record 4k from both the rear and front camera and can record up to 8k from the rear camera.
What iPhone 12 Pro Max has to offer?
iPhone 12 Pro Max is a 6.7 inches Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10 display smartphone. The phone is protected by Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating. Furthermore, the phone is powered by Apple’s new A14 Bionic chip which is a 5nm chip. There are three variants in storage with the same amount of RAM, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB all with 6GB RAM.
There are three camera sensors in the phone, 12MP primary sensor, a 12MP telephoto sensor, and a 12MP ultrawide sensor. The phone can record 4k from both the front and the rear camera.
Enough with the text, let’s now make our head to head comparison of Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 12 Pro Max line by line in the table.
Head to head comparison S21 Ultra vs iPhone 12 Pro Max
|Category||Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra||iPhone 12 Pro Max||Winner|
|Body||Gorilla Glass Victus Front, Gorilla Glass Back, aluminum frame||Gorilla Glass Front, Gorilla Glass Back, stainless steel frame||Draw|
|Display||Quad HD+ edge, adaptive 120Hz refresh rate||Super Retina XDR OLED, 60Hz||Samsung|
|Processor||Exynos 2100 / Snapdragon 888||A14 Bionic||Apple|
|Ram||12GB / 16 GB||6GB||Samsung|
|Storage Type||128/256/512 GB UFS 3.1||128/256/512 GB NVMe||Draw|
|Water-Resistant||IP68 dust/water resistant||IP68 dust/water resistant||Draw|
|Pen Support||Supports SPen||No Pen support||Samsung|
|Battery||Li-lon 5000 mAh, non-removable||Li-lon 3687 mAh, non-removable||Samsung|
|Charger||Fast Charger 25W|
15W Wireless Charging
Reverse Wireless Charging
|Fast Charger 25W|
15W Wireless Charging
|Battery Performance||8 hours 41 minutes||7 hours and 56 minutes of continuous use||Samsung|
|Camera Zoom||3x optical zoom|
10x optical zoom100x digital zoom
|2.5x optical zoom|
12x digital zoom
|Night Mode||Performs better||Performs much better||Apple|
|Main Camera||Great Quality Pictures||Great Quality Pictures||Samsung|
|Accessories on box||Phone, USB Cable||Phone, USB Cable||Draw|
|Video Recording||8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps||Apple|
|Stabilization||Smoother Stabilization||In-Body Image Stabilization||Draw|
Both phones perform very well in day to day use and one cannot simply find the difference in normal use. But with both side by side day use, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra beats iPhone 12 Pro Max by some margins. It doesn’t mean that iPhone 12 Pro Max is a bad device, it was just performing a little less in comparison to S21 Ultra in some criteria.
Some camera samples
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What are your thoughts? Are you going to gift yourself Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra or iPhone 12 Pro Max or none? Let’s discuss.