The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is not only one of the most spectacular flagships ever manufactured, but it’s also the definitive replacement for the Galaxy Note series. It contributed to Samsung’s phenomenal pre-order numbers following the launch: the Galaxy S8 range did not sell nearly as many units in the first few months. Is it, however, a worthy representative? Is it possible that it will outperform Apple’s iPhones? This is a comparison between the greatest Samsung phone right now versus the best Apple phone right now: the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The best handset depends on the person, however, this comparison will show you the advantages and disadvantages of each handset.
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra||Apple iPhone 13 Max|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm, 228 g||160.8 x 78.1 x 7.7 mm, 240 g|
|Display||6.8 inches, 1440 x 3088 pixels (Quad HD+), Dynamic AMOLED 2X||6.7 inches, 1284 x 2778p (Full HD+), Super Retina XDR OLED|
|PROCESSOR||Apple A15 Bionic Hexa-core 3.22 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB – 12 GB RAM, 1 TB||6 GB RAM, 512 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 256 GB – 6 GB RAM, 1 TB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 12, One UI||iOS 15|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5, GPS|
|CAMERA||Quad 108 + 10 + 10 + 12 MP, f/1.8 + f/4.9 + f/2.4 + f/2.2 40 MP f/2.2 front camera||Quad 12 + 12 + 12 MP + TOF 3D LiDAR scanner, f/1.5 + f/2.8 + f/1.8 Dual 12 MP + SL 3D f/2.2|
|BATTERY||5000 mAh, fast charging 45W and Qi wireless charging 15W||4373 mAh, Fast Charging 20W, Qi wireless charging 7.5W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||5G, optional dual SIM, optional eSIM, IP68 waterproof, stylus support||5G, optional dual SIM, optional eSIM, MagSafe 15W, IP68 waterproof|
The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a better build quality than the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra since it has a stainless steel frame (rather than an aluminium frame) and a glass back with Ceramic Shield protection. It also has better water resistance: it has the same IP68 certification as the Samsung competitor, but it is waterproof up to 6 metres deep for a maximum of 30 minutes, rather than the 1.5 metres most waterproof Android phones have. If you don’t like the notch, the Galaxy S22 Ultra with a punch-hole and curved display protected by Gorilla Glass Victus Plus would be a better option.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has outstanding display characteristics on paper. It includes a 6.8-inch diagonal and an LTPO AMOLED display with an adjustable refresh rate of 1 to 120 Hz, a Quad HD+ resolution of 1440 x 3088 pixels, HDR10+ certification, and compatibility for the S Pen for handwriting and drawing, which can be incorporated in the phone due to a dedicated slot. Despite having lower capabilities on paper, the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s image quality is remarkable, especially for its near-perfect colour reproduction. It features an OLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and HDR10+ certification. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has an in-display fingerprint reader for identification, but the iPhone 13 Pro Max uses Face ID, which uses a separate sensor near the front camera to do 3D face recognition.
Specifications and Software
Both of these phones are flagships with the most advanced chipsets available. Depending on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or a Samsung Exynos 2200 mobile platform, with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of internal storage. The Apple A15 Bionic chipset is used in the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which features 6 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of internal storage. Even though it only has half the RAM, the iOS operating system is more tuned than Android, thus the iPhone performs better.
A 108 MP primary camera with OIS, a 10 MP periscopic sensor with 10x optical zoom, a 10 MP telephoto sensor, and a 12 MP ultrawide camera make up the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s impressive camera package. Although the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 12 MP triple camera with LiDAR scanner performs better in regular photographs and movies, the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 12 MP triple camera with LiDAR scanner performs somewhat better in normal photos and videos.
Although the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a larger battery than the iPhone 13 Pro Max, this does not always imply that it has longer battery life. In certain instances, the iPhone 13 Pro Max lasts longer on a single charge owing to the level of optimization given by the iOS operating system. The Galaxy S22 Ultra, on the other hand, charges faster owing to its 45W fast charging technology, despite the fact that it does not allow magnetic wireless charging (unlike the Apple flagship).
The advantages and disadvantages
Galaxy S22 Ultra (Samsung)
⚈Support for a large display pen
⚈a larger battery
⚈Optical zoom of 10x
⚈Chargers that charge faster
iPhone 13 Pro Max (Apple)
⚈Great stuff for iOS 15
⚈Incredible hardware with the excellent build quality