Apple released Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max last week. The new models, especially the Pro ones, include an always-on display mode, pill-shaped ‘Dynamic Island’ notch, and a 48MP primary camera sensor. The series has been available for pre-order (see the best offers here) since last week, and sources indicate that the iPhone 14 Pro Max is getting the most attention.
Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra costs about as much as an iPhone 14 Pro Max. It has many iPhone 14 Pro Max-like features and characteristics. This article compares Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max Vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones to help you decide which one to buy.
|Smartphone||iPhone 14 Pro Max||Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra|
|Operating System||iOS 16||One UI 4.1 (based on Android 12)|
|Dimensions||160.7 x 77.6 x 7.85 mm||163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm|
|Display||6.7-inch, Super Retina XDR OLED||6.8-inch Edge QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
|Processor||Apple A16 Bionic||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 / Exynos 2200|
|RAM||6GB||8GB or 12GB|
|Internal Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB*|
|Front Camera||12 MP, f/1.9, HDR||40 MP|
|Security||Face ID, PIN, Pattern, Password||Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner, PIN, Pattern, Password|
|Connectivity||5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3||Sub6GHz/ mmWave 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2|
|Ports||Lightning Port, No 3.5mm Headphone Jack||USB-C, No 3.5mm Headphone Jack|
|Colors||Space Black, Silver, Gold, Deep Purple||Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, Pink Gold|
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max & Galaxy S22 Ultra are both luxury phones, however they’re distinct.
The Galaxy’s larger aspect ratio and sharp corners make it less pocket-friendly. iPhone’s corners are rounded. The Galaxy has an aluminium frame, while the iPhone’s midsection is stainless steel.
Both are IP68 water and dust protected.
The Galaxy uses USB-C, while the iPhone uses Apple Lightning.
What’s in the package, or what’s not, shouldn’t surprise you. Neither one ships with a charger; you must buy one separately.
The iPhone is 6.7″ and the Galaxy is 6.8″, hence the S22 Ultra has a larger screen. It boasts a significantly greater resolution than the iPhone, 1440p vs. 1290p.
The iPhone’s Dynamic Island houses Face ID, whereas the Galaxy employs a punch hole design.
The iPhone features the latest M12 generation OLED display, while the S22 Ultra has M11. Both are bright and have beautiful colours, so the difference isn’t enormous.
Both panels can adjust refresh rate from 1Hz to 120Hz, but the iPhone’s Always On display takes full use. Apple may be playing catch-up here, as Android phones have had something similar for years, but Cupertino illustrates how it can be polished and makes prior implementations, like the S22 Utlra, seem… rudimentary.
The iPhone employs Facial ID, a 3D face recognition system, whereas the Galaxy uses an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. You can also register your face on a Samsung phone, but that employs picture-based identification, which is less secure than Face ID.
The Galaxy has a S Pen for taking notes or drawing doodles. It’s a terrific tool for artists, architects, and those who appreciate it, but it’s also available to individuals who don’t require it.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max boasts a 48MP sensor, catching up to Android rivals. It has better ultra-wide and telephoto lenses than its predecessor. Apple’s new sensors and computational photography engine will boost low-light and day-to-day camera performance.
We won’t judge only on price and specs. Soon, we’ll test the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s features and camera.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has 108MP camera. But Samsung, like Apple, uses pixel-binning to get 12MP photos from a 108MP sensor. However, the primary sensor is paired with a 12MP ultra-wide sensor and two 10MP telephoto sensors. Our comprehensive review discusses the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s cameras.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra’s 5,000mAh battery should outlive however iPhones with 4,400mAh batteries. The Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 4,323mAh battery. Battery size may not be the sole factor.
Apple’s iOS software prevents excessive power use, therefore the iPhone should have a longer battery life than the Galaxy.
The Galaxy supports 45W charging, whereas the iPhone reaches 27W. The Galaxy charges in just over an hour, whereas the iPhone takes nearly twice as long.
Galaxy allows reverse wireless charging, which iPhone lacks. So Enable the feature, place a smartwatch or wireless headphones on top of the phone, and they will charge.