Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – Analysis, features and prices

The new Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max device has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Apple A14 Bionic processor chipset and a battery of 15 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Processor and Operating System

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max runs on Apple A14 Bionic chipset and the processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Firestorm and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Icestorm. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Next‑generation Neural Engine. Running on iOS 14.1 operating system.

The Apple A14 Bionic is a more powerful processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on iOS 14.1 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is carrying a Apple GPU,4 cores gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,Antutu gpu – 217015 graphics processor.

Battery

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max battery capacity is 15 mAh which is a 33233.3% (percent) less powerful than the 5000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, MagSafe wireless charging – 15W, Qi wireless charging – 7.5W and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra battery 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.

Screen

The smartphone is using a OLED display with 1284 x 2778 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.9 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is a 2.9% smaller than Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
1200 cd/m² peak brightness 120Hz refresh rate
2000000:1 Always-On Display
800 cd/m² typical brightness Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Ceramic Shield HDR10+
Display manufacturer – Samsung 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 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz) and LPDDR5.
In the basic edition, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max gives a 100% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is 6 gigabytes ,which is a 166.66% smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with 16 gigabytes

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

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

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 , of 26 mm , a pixel size of 1.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.6 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

Apple iphone 12 pro max camera
Apple iphone 12 pro max camera

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 108/48/12/TOF MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/3.5 f/2.2 f/1.0 respectively.

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
1080p @ 240 fps 100x digital zoom (Space Zoom) (#3)
10x digital zoom (#2) 1080p @ 240 fps
2.5x optical zoom (#3) 10x optical zoom (#3)
5-element lens (#2) 2160p @ 60 fps
5x optical zoom range (#3) 30x hybrid zoom (#3)
6-element lens (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Angle of view – 24° (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/3.5 (#3)
Continuous autofocus Autofocus
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Dolby Vision HDR video recording Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation Face detection
Face detection Fourth rear camera – DepthVision
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Geotagging
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 65 mm (#3) HDR
Geotagging HDR10+ video recording
HDR ISO settings
ISO settings Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 μm (9-in-1 pixel binning)
LiDAR scanner (ToF 3D depth) Object tracking AF
Macro mode OIS (#3)
Night Mode Optical image stabilization
OIS (#3) Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization Panorama
Optical zoom Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Panorama Scene mode
PDAF (#3) Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Self-timer
Pixel size – 1.0 μm (#3) Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
RAW Super Phase detection
Sapphire crystal lens cover Third rear camera – 48 MP (periscope telephoto)
Scene mode Touch focus
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) White balance settings
Self-timer
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.6″ (#2)
Sensor-shift OIS
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with a 12 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 40 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
1080p @ 120 fps 40 MP
12 MP Aperture:f/2.2
Aperture:f/2.2 Auto HDR
Cinematic video stabilization Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Deep Fusion Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Digital image stabilization
Face detection
Face unlock
HDR
Night Mode
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

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.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
5G NSA Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
5G SA LAA (US only)
EDGE Snapdragon X55 modem
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) Up to 7CA
Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA 5G NSA
GPRS 5G SA
HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s) EDGE
LTE GPRS
LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
TD- LTE Cat 20
TD-SCDMA UMTS(384 kbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max price is $1300 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra price tag is $1399

 

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