Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max – Analysis, specs and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G device has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 108 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor chipset and a battery of 4500 mAh. On other side, the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G vs Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.09 GHz Kryo 485, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 485 and 4 cores of 1.80 GHz Kryo 485. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3090 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 2.5 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus is a better chipset processor than the Apple A13 Bionic.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max has a Apple A13 Bionic, the second processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Lightning and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Thunder. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 2650 MHz,64 bit architecture,8-core neural engine (NPU) and U1 Ultra-Wideband chip. And it’s running on One UI 2.5 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 650 gpu in the interior and the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max has the A13 GPU,4 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 28.5% (percent) more powerful than the 3500 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging, Wireless reverse charging, USB Power Delivery 3.0, Video playback – up to 20hrs, Video playback (streamed) – up to 12hrs and Audio playback – up to 80hrs.

Screen

The handset is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3088 pixels and a screen size of 6.9 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max is featuring a XDR OLED display with 1242 x 2688 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is a 6.1% bigger than Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
120Hz refresh rate 120 Hz touch-sensing
Always-On Display 1200 cd/m² peak brightness
Capacitive 2000000:1 contrast ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 800 cd/m² max brightness
HDR10+ Capacitive
Infinity-O Display Dolby Vision
Multi-touch Haptic Touch
Scratch resistant HDR10
Multi-touch
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Scratch resistant
Super Retina XDR
True tone display
Wide color display (P3)
Wide color gamut

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is carrying a ram memory of 12 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max is coming with a 4 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G gives a 200% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:512 gigabytes.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 108/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 , of 25 mm , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5KHM1 Camera sensor size:8.17 x 10.82 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/3.0 respectively.

Samsung galaxy note 20 ultra
Samsung galaxy note 20 ultra

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/12/12 MP , the flash type is Quad LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26mm , carrying sensor like Sony Exmor RS , a pixel size of 1.4µm and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.0 respectively.

iphone 11 pro max
iphone 11 pro max
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
1080p @ 240 fps 100% Focus Pixels
20x digital zoom (#3) 1080p @ 240 fps
2160p @ 60 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
50x Super Resolution Zoom (#3) 10X digital zoom
5x optical zoom (#3) 2x optical zoom
720p @ 960 fps 5-element lens (#2)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 5-element lens (#3)
Angle of view – 20° (#3) 6-element lens
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Aperture size – f/3.0 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Continuous autofocus Autofocus
Continuous shooting Cinematic video stabilization
Digital image stabilization Continuous autofocus video
Digital zoom Continuous shooting
Dual-pixel Phase detection Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Geotagging Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13mm (#2)
HDR Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 26mm
HDR10+ video recording Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 52mm (#3)
High CRI LED Flash Focus Pixels (#3)
ISO settings Geotagging
Laser autofocus (LAF) HDR
Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 μm (9-in-1 pixel binning) ISO settings
Optical image stabilization Macro mode
Optical zoom Night Mode
Panorama OIS (#3)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Optical image stabilization
Pixel size – 1.0 µm (#3) Panorama
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2) Phase detection
Scene mode Pixel size – 1.4 µm
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle) Quad-LED dual-tone flash
Self-timer RAW
Sensor version – Samsung S5K2L3SX (#2) Scene mode
Sensor size – 5.88 mm x 7.68 mm (#2) Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide)
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright Self-timer
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) Sensor size – 1/2.55″
Touch focus Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#3)
Tracking AF Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
White balance settings TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G comes with a 10 MP in the front.

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 12 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
10 MP 1080p @ 120 fps
Aperture:f/2.2 12 MP
Auto HDR Aperture:f/2.2
Autofocus Cinematic video stabilization
Face detection Face unlock
Face unlock HDR
HDR Sensor CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm
Sensor model:Samsung S5K3J1
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
Built-in 5G modem Gigabit-class LTE 2×2 MIMO-LAA
EDGE GPRS
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s)
Exynos Modem 5123 LTE Cat 18(221.0/1.2 Gbit/s)
GPRS LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) TD-SCDMA
LAA (US only) UMTS(384 kbit/s)
LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s)
Up to 7CA

Price

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G price is $1300 (256 GB) and the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max price tag is $1099 (64 GB) or $1250 (256 GB) or $1450 (512 GB)

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