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Global Score
11.6710.81
Basic Information
SamsungApple
Android 11iOS 14.x
2021-01-292020-11-13
6.50 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches
8.04 ounces8.03 ounces
Phantom black and SilverGold, Graphite, Pacific blue and Silver
Aluminum and Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus)Glass and Stainless steel
Scratch-Resistant GlassScratch-Resistant Glass
$ 966.00$ 1100.00
Display / Screen
6.8 inches6.7 inches
3200 x 1440 pixels 2778 x 1284 pixels
Dynamic AMOLED OLED
516 pixels per inch457 pixels per inch
1500 cd/m2 brightness1200 cd/m2 brightness
No touch screenNo touch screen
9.89.4
Performance
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipsetApple A14 Bionic chipset
Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm (Octa-Core 2840 MHz) processor64-bit, 5 nm (Hexa-Core 3100 MHz) processor
12 GB RAM6 GB RAM
Adreno 660 GPUYes GPU
9.729.9
Storage
128 GB internal memory128 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
10.110.1
Camera
108.00 MP + 40.00 MP12.00 MP + 12.00 MP
f/1.80 aperturef/1.60 aperture
24.00mm focal length26.00mm focal length
0.75 inches (1/1.33") sensor--
7680 x 4320 (24 fps) video resolution3840 x 2160 (60 fps) (4K) video resolution
1280 x 720 (960 fps) (HD) slow motion video1920 x 1080 (240 fps) (Full HD) slow motion video
13.7510.01
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
5G, 5G, LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA5G, 5G, LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA
Nano SIMNano SIM, Dual SIM
10.710.7
Battery Life
5000mAh Li - Polymer Battery3687mAh Li - Ion Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
Wireless ChargingWireless Charging
4.964
Other Features
Bluetooth 5.1 Bluetooth 5.0
GPSGPS
NFCNFC
Fingerprint ID Scanner--
Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
FM Radio--

Comparison review

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is just a bit better than iPhone 12 Pro Max, having a overall score of 11.67 against 10.81. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with Android 11 OS, while iPhone 12 Pro Max works with iOS 14.x OS. Despite being the best in this review, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra body is just a bit heavier and thicker than iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max counts with just a little better processing power than Galaxy S21 Ultra, although it has a lower number of cores (although faster) and lesser RAM. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has a bit better looking screen than iPhone 12 Pro Max, because it has a just a bit better pixel density, a little bit brighter display, a slightly higher 1440 x 3200px resolution and a bit bigger screen.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max both count with quite similar memory to install applications and games or saving photos and videos, both have the same 128 GB internal storage. The Galaxy S21 Ultra counts with a much longer battery duration than Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, because it has 5000mAh of battery capacity.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra shoots much clearer pictures and videos than iPhone 12 Pro Max, because although it has a smaller aperture which is not so good for capturing photographs and/or video in low light environments, it also counts with a much higher 7680x4320 video resolution and a back facing camera with way more MP.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra not only is the best devices between the ones we are comparing here, but it's also cheaper than the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, making it an easy choice.