Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 phone has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 4000 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.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21 Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.2 in (inches) 6.5 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Apple A13 Bionic
Operating System One UI 3.1 One UI 3.1
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1242 x 2688 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 4 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/12/12 MP 12/12/12 MP
Front Camera 10 MP 12 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 3500 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S21 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 680, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 680 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2800 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 3.1 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 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 3.1 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is carrying a Adreno 660 gpu in the interior and the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max has the A13 GPU,4 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 14.2% (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 smartphone is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 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 S21 is a 4.8% smaller than Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive) 120 Hz touch-sensing
1300 cd/m² peak brightness 1200 cd/m² peak brightness
Always-On Display 2000000:1 contrast ratio
Capacitive 800 cd/m² max brightness
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Capacitive
HDR10+ Dolby Vision
Infinity-O Display Haptic Touch
Multi-touch HDR10
Scratch resistant 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 is carrying a ram memory of 8 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 S21 gives a 100% 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 S21 comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S21 gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The maximum storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max with 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 S21 rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm Sensor edition – Sony IMX563 (#2) , 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 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.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
1080p @ 240 fps 100% Focus Pixels
2160p @ 60 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
3x hybrid optical zoom (#3) 1080p @ 240 fps
720p @ 960 fps 10X digital zoom
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 2x optical zoom
Angle of view – 76° (#3) 5-element lens (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) 5-element lens (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) 6-element lens
Autofocus Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Continuous shooting Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Digital zoom Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Dual OIS Autofocus
Exposure compensation Cinematic video stabilization
Face detection Continuous autofocus video
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Continuous shooting
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 28 mm (#3) Digital zoom
Geotagging Exposure compensation
HDR Face detection
HDR10+ video recording Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13mm (#2)
ISO settings Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 26mm
Object tracking AF Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 52mm (#3)
OIS (#3) Focus Pixels (#3)
Optical image stabilization Geotagging
Optical zoom HDR
Panorama ISO settings
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Macro mode
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Night Mode
Pixel size – 0.8 µm (#3) OIS (#3)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2) Optical image stabilization
Scene mode Panorama
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Phase detection
Self-timer Pixel size – 1.4 µm
Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2) Quad-LED dual-tone flash
Sensor size – 1/1.76″ (#3) RAW
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2) Scene mode
Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto) Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide)
Touch focus Self-timer
White balance settings Sensor size – 1/2.55″
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#3)
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S21 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 S21 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
HDR Face unlock
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) HDR
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Sensor CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm
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 S21 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
GPRS HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) LTE Cat 18(221.0/1.2 Gbit/s)
LTE Cat 20 LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21 price is $900 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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