The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is not only one of the most incredible flagships ever created, but it is also the undisputed successor to the Galaxy Note series thanks to its integrated S Pen. It contributed to the incredible results in terms of post-launch pre-orders: Samsung did not sell as many units in the initial
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is not only one of the most incredible flagships ever created, but it is also the undisputed successor to the Galaxy Note series thanks to its integrated S Pen. It contributed to the incredible results in terms of post-launch pre-orders: Samsung did not sell as many units in the initial period since the Galaxy S8 lineup. Is it, however, a viable flagship? Can it outperform iPhones? This is a comparison of the best Samsung phone right now and the best Apple phone right now: the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The best handset to choose is determined by the user, but this comparison will inform you of the advantages and disadvantages of each handset.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
|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||Samsung Exynos 2200 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, octa-core 2.8 GHz or octa-core 3 GHz||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 higher build quality than the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra because it has a stainless-steel frame (rather than an aluminum frame) and a glass back protected by Ceramic Shield. It also has better water resistance: it has the same IP68 certification as the Samsung rival, but it is waterproof up to 6 meters deep for a maximum of 30 minutes, rather than just 1.5 meters like waterproof Android phones. If you don’t like the notch, the Galaxy S22 Ultra with a punch-hole and curved display protected by Gorilla Glass Victus Plus is a better option.
On paper, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has impressive display specifications. It features an LTPO AMOLED panel with an adaptive refresh rate ranging from 1 to 120 Hz, a Quad HD+ resolution of 1440 x 3088 pixels, HDR10+ certification, a 6.8-inch diagonal, and it supports the S Pen for handwriting and drawing, which can be embedded in the phone via a dedicated slot. Despite having inferior specs on paper, the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s image quality is stunning, particularly for its near-perfect color reproduction. It has an OLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and HDR10+ certification. For authentication, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra uses an in-display fingerprint reader, whereas the iPhone 13 Pro Max uses Face ID technology, which includes 3D facial recognition via a dedicated sensor near the selfie camera.
Specs & Software
Both of these devices are flagships with the best chipsets on the market. Depending on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or a Samsung Exynos 2200 mobile platform, as well as up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of internal storage. The Apple A15 Bionic chipset powers the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which has 6 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of internal storage. Despite having half the RAM, the iOS operating system is better optimized than Android, and the iPhone performs better.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra features an impressive camera setup that includes a 108 MP main camera with OIS, a 10 MP periscopic sensor with 10x optical zoom, a 10 MP telephoto sensor, and a 12 MP ultrawide camera. This device offers better zoom performance, but in normal photos and videos, the iPhone 13 Pro Max shines with its 12 MP triple camera and LiDAR scanner.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a larger battery than the iPhone 13 Pro Max, but this does not always imply that it has longer battery life. Indeed, the iPhone 13 Pro Max lasts longer on a single charge in several scenarios thanks to the level of optimization provided by the iOS operating system. The Galaxy S22 Ultra, on the other hand, charges faster thanks to its 45W fast charging technology, despite the fact that it does not support magnetic wireless charging (unlike the Apple flagship).
Both of these phones have to start prices that are higher than $1,000: they are close to $1200/€1300 and $1100/€1250, respectively (prices vary depending on the market). On paper, the Galaxy S22 Ultra appears to be a more interesting productivity device due to its S-Pen, but not if you own an Apple ecosystem. The iPhone 13 Pro Max appears to have improved camera performance and longer battery life, keeping it one of the most reliable options in the smartphone market.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: PRO and CONS
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Wide display
- Pen support
- Bigger battery
- 10x optical zoom
- Faster charging
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iOS 15
- Great materials
- Amazing hardware
- Great build quality