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 3687 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.7 in (inches) 6.7 in (inches)
Processor Apple A14 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Operating System iOS 14.1 iOS 14.1
Resolution 1284 x 2778 pixels 1440 x 3200 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12/12/TOF MP 12/64/12 MP
Front Camera 12 MP 10 MP
Battery 3687 mAh 4000 mAh

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 less powerful chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second processor has a total of 7 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 3 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2800 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 S21+ 5G has the Adreno 660 graphics processor.

Battery

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max battery capacity is 3687 mAh which is a 8.4% (percent) less powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G. 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 S21+ 5G 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 handset is using a OLED display with 1284 x 2778 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is the same size as Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
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 S21+ 5G is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is 6 gigabytes ,which is a 100% smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G with 12 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 S21+ 5G 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.

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Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/64/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 respectively.

Samsung
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
10x digital zoom (#2) 2160p @ 60 fps
2.5x optical zoom (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
5-element lens (#2) Autofocus
5x optical zoom range (#3) Continuous shooting
6-element lens (#3) Digital zoom
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Dual OIS
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Exposure compensation
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Face detection
Autofocus Geotagging
Continuous autofocus HDR
Continuous shooting HDR10+ video recording
Digital zoom ISO settings
Dolby Vision HDR video recording Object tracking AF
Exposure compensation Optical image stabilization
Face detection Optical zoom
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Panorama
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 65 mm (#3) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Geotagging Phase detection with Dual Pixel
HDR Scene mode
ISO settings Secondary rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
LiDAR scanner (ToF 3D depth) Self-timer
Macro mode Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Night Mode Touch focus
OIS (#3) White balance settings
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
PDAF (#3)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.0 m (#3)
RAW
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
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 S21+ 5G has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
1080p @ 120 fps 10 MP
12 MP Auto HDR
Aperture:f/2.2 Autofocus
Cinematic video stabilization HDR
Deep Fusion Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Digital image stabilization Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Face detection Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
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 S21+ 5G
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
EDGE Exynos Modem 5123
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) GPRS
Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
GPRS LAA (US only)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s) LTE Cat 20
LTE UMTS(384 kbit/s)
LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s) Up to 7CA
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max price is $1300 and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G price tag is $1200

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