Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 handset has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 4000 mAh. On other side, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.7 in (inches) 6.7 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Apple A14 Bionic
Operating System One UI 3.0 One UI 3.0
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels 1284 x 2778 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/64/12 MP 12/12/12/TOF MP
Front Camera MP 12 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 3687 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 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 . Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 3.0 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Apple A14 Bionic.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max has a Apple A14 Bionic, the second 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. And it’s running on One UI 3.0 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 is carrying a Adreno 660 gpu in the interior and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max has the Apple GPU,4 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 8.4% (percent) more powerful than the 3687 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone 12 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 12 Pro Max battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, MagSafe wireless charging – 15W, Qi wireless charging – 7.5W and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The mobile phone is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is featuring a OLED display with 1284 x 2778 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 is the same size as Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
120Hz refresh rate 1200 cd/m² peak brightness
Always-On Display 2000000:1
Capacitive 800 cd/m² typical brightness
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Capacitive
HDR10+ Ceramic Shield
Infinity-O Display Display manufacturer – Samsung
Multi-touch Dolby Vision
Scratch resistant Haptic Touch
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 S21+ 5G SD888 is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is coming with a 6 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The maximum capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 is 12 gigabytes ,which is a 100% bigger than the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max with 6 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 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.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 rear camera setup is composed by 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.

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Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 mm) 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
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
2160p @ 60 fps 10x digital zoom (#2)
720p @ 960 fps 2.5x optical zoom (#3)
Autofocus 5-element lens (#2)
Continuous shooting 5x optical zoom range (#3)
Digital zoom 6-element lens (#3)
Dual OIS Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Exposure compensation Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3)
Face detection Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Geotagging Autofocus
HDR Continuous autofocus
HDR10+ video recording Continuous shooting
ISO settings Digital zoom
Object tracking AF Dolby Vision HDR video recording
Optical image stabilization Exposure compensation
Optical zoom Face detection
Panorama Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 65 mm (#3)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Geotagging
Scene mode HDR
Secondary rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto) ISO settings
Self-timer LiDAR scanner (ToF 3D depth)
Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Macro mode
Touch focus Night Mode
White balance settings OIS (#3)
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 Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 comes with a MP in the front.

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

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
MP 1080p @ 120 fps
Auto HDR 12 MP
Autofocus Aperture:f/2.2
HDR Cinematic video stabilization
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Deep Fusion
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Digital image stabilization
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) 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.

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
EDGE 5G NSA
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO 5G SA
Exynos Modem 5123 EDGE
GPRS EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA
LAA (US only) GPRS
LTE Cat 20 HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE
Up to 7CA LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 price is $1200 and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max price tag is $1300