Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: The newest Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max brings noticeable improvement over it’s predecessor iPhone 12 Pro Max. From the camera to the performance and 120Hz display etc. While the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is literally one of the best android device in the industry at the moment. Below are detailed comparison.
iPhone 13 Pro Max Key Specs
• 6.7″ FHD+ OLED Display (120Hz)
• 6 GB RAM
• 128/256/512GB or 1TB ROM
• 12 + 12 + 12MP
• 12MP selfie
• Apple A15 Bionic
• iOS 15
• unspecified (20W)
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Key Specs
• 6.8″ QHD+ AMOLED Display (120Hz)
• 12/16 GB RAM
• 128/256/512GB ROM
• 108 + 10 + 10 + 12MP
• 40MP selfie
• Snapdragon 888 5G
• Android 11 (upgradeable to Android 12)
• 5000 mAh battery (25W)
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Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support for the very first time in an iPhone. The brightness level of the screen can max up to 1200 nits. And being a flagship device, it comes with IP68 water and dust resistant rating. The front notch is now smaller by 20%.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’s display is slightly bigger. It brings 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED touchscreen with 120Hz refresh rate support. The brightness level on the Galaxy S21 Ultra is also higher because at peak it max up to 1500 nits. Also, being a flagship smartphone it comes with IP68 water and dust resistant as well.
Overall, the display of both smartphones are at par. You can feel the smoothness on both screen as they support the 120Hz refresh rate. And these two smartphones are also durable.
The triple camera setup of the iPhone 13 Pro Max remains 12MP resolution. However, the Pixel size got almost 2x bigger than what is on the iPhone 12 Pro. For emphasis sake here is what we mean. The main camera sensor of the latest iPhone 13 Pro has an impressive pixel size of 1.9µm and a brighter aperture of f/1.5. For comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro had 1.7µm pixels and a f/1.6 lens.
That means, the bigger pixel size and a brighter aperture will help in low light condition. Thus, the new iPhone 13 Pro model can capture up to 2.2x more light resulting in better imaging quality. Also there is super night mode on all the camera lense.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra on the other hand, brings 108MP OIS primary camera, supported by a 10MP 3x tele lens, another 10MP for 10x optical zoom and a 12MP ultrawide lens. The rear cameras all have stabilization and the primary camera is capable of shooting video in 8k resolution. Moreso, when it comes to zooming power, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is great.
When it comes to selfie game, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is better. In fact, the photography and videography experience in both smartphones is top notch. You can go for anyone when it comes to the cameras.
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Performance | Storage | RAM | 5G
iPhone 13 Pro Max is powered by A15 bionic chipset, paired with 6GB RAM and 128/256/512 or 1TB of storage. According to Geekbench, the A15 bionic chipset is the fastest in the industry at the moment.
While sitting at the helm of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. Paired with 12/16 GB of RAM and 128 – 512GB storage. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is fast but remains behind the A15 bionic chip from Apple.
These two smartphones are 5G capable and they give sterling performance as well.
iOS 15 is the latest software from Apple that runs on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. While the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra runs OneUI 3.5 skinned software based on Android 11 out of the box. But overall, the software on the iPhone 13 Pro Max is smoother and free of bugs.
On the battery side, Apple didn’t reveal the exact capacity in the iPhone 13 Pro Max. However, the company did stated that the iPhone13 Pro Max can last 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro. Charging speed remains 20W wired over Lightning and 15W over MagSafe.
Samsung on the other hand gives the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5,000 mAh battery capacity with 25W wired fast charge, 15W wireless and
4.5W Reverse wireless charging.
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Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Price
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max is more expensive. The baseline variant will cost you $1,099.
While Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra can be gotten below $849.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Conclusion
Both smartphones compliments each other. But the iPhone 13 Pro Max is faster because of the latest Apple chipset- A15 bionic. However, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra arguably remains the best Android device out there in the market to buy.
So if I’m to score these two devices by percentage. I’ll score the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (52%) while the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gets (48%)
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