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Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Product Name

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Product Image Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Price $1,469.51 $785.00
Our Rating 8.0 9.3
Brand Apple Samsung
Category Phones Phones

Network

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM) - for China
CDMA 800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66 - A2643, A2644, A2645
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 - A2484, A2641
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 - SM-G998U1
5G 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 - A2643, A2644
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - A2484
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 - A2641
2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - SM-G998U1
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G

Launch

Announced 14 September 2021 2021, January 14
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, September 24 Available. Released 2021, January 29

Body

Dimension 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.7 mm (6.33 x 3.07 x 0.30 in) 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm (6.5 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)
Weight 240 g (8.47 oz) 227 g (Sub6), 229 g (mmWave) (8.01 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel frame Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/eSIM, dual stand-by)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM, dual stand-by)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Stylus support

Display

Type Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak) Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1500 nits (peak)
Size 6.7 inches, 109.8 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio) 6.8 inches, 112.1 cm2 (~89.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1284 x 2778 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density) 1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~515 ppi density)
Protection Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating
Wide color gamut
True-tone
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Always-on display

Platform

OS iOS 15 Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm) Exynos 2100 (5 nm) - International
Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) - USA/China
CPU Hexa-core (2x3.22 GHz + 4xX.X GHz) Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - International
Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680) - USA/China
GPU Apple GPU (5-core graphics) Mali-G78 MP14 - International
Adreno 660 - USA/China

Memory/Storage

Card Slot No No
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM, 1TB
NVMe
128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM
UFS 3.1

Rear Camera/Main Camera

Quad 12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/1.8, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), PDAF
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
108 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
10 MP, f/4.9, 240mm (periscope telephoto), 1/3.24", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom
10 MP, f/2.4, 72mm (telephoto), 1/3.24", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, Super Steady video
Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama) LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps, 10‑bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode, stereo sound rec. [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS

Front Camera/Selfie Camera

Single 40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.7µm, PDAF
Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6"
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Features HDR Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video [email protected]/25/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120fps, gyro-EIS [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]

Sound

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Jack No No
32-bit/384kHz audio
Tuned by AKG

Communications

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.2, A2DP, LE
NFC Yes Yes
USB Lightning, USB 2.0 USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
Radio No FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO

Features

Sensors Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Siri natural language commands and dictation
Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
Ultra Wideband (UWB) support

Battery

Battery Capacity Li-Ion, non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
MagSafe wireless charging 15W
Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W
Fast charging 25W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W

Miscellaneous

Colors Graphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra Blue Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy, Phantom Brown, Navy
Models A2643, A2484, A2641, A2644, A2645 SM-G998B, SM-G998B/DS, SM-G998U, SM-G998U1, SM-G998W, SM-G998N, SM-G9980
SAR 0.77 W/kg (head) 1.02 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.71 W/kg (head) 1.58 W/kg (body)

Prices

India Rs. 108,160.14 ₹ 103,900 / INR 105,999
UK About 1250 EUR € 1,035.00 / £ 949.99
USA About 1,469.51 USD $ 785.00

Tests

Performance AnTuTu: 657150 (v8)
GeekBench: 3518 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 33fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker -25.5 LUFS (Very good)
Battery life Endurance rating 114h