The iPhone 14 Pro max is finally official and it comes with several changes compared to the previous generation. It ditches the notch in favor of a more futuristic solution, it improves the performance thanks to a new chipset, it has a definitely better camera setup, and more. Well, in order to understand whether or not the best Apple device is also the best phone out there, there is no better way than to compare it to the most advanced device from the concurrence. Here is a comparison between the iPhone 14 Pro Max and the best Samsung phone if we exclude its latest foldable. We are talking about the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra which is now available at more interesting street prices because several months passed since its launch.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
|Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max||Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||160.7 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm,|
|163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm,|
|DISPLAY||6.7 inches, 1290 x 2796 pixels (Full HD+), Super Retina XDR OLED||6.8 inches, 1440 x 3088p (Quad HD+), Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
|PROCESSOR||Apple A16 Bionic hexa-core 3.46 GHz||Samsung Exynos 2200 octa-core 2.8 GHz or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, octa-core 3 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 512 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 256 GB – 6 GB RAM, 1 TB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB – 12 GB RAM, 1 TB|
|SOFTWARE||iOS 16||Android 12, One UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Quad 48 + 12 + 12 + 12 MP + TOF 3D LiDAR scanner, f/1.8 + f/2.8 + f/2.2|
Dual 12 MP + SL 3D f/1.9 front camera
|Quad 108 + 10 + 10 + 12 MP, f/1.8 + f/4.9 + f/2.4 + f/2.2|
Single 40 MP f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||4323 mAh, fast charging 29W and Qi wireless charging 7.5W||5000 mAh, Fast Charging 45W, Qi wireless charging 15W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||5G, optional dual SIM, optional eSIM, MagSafe 15W, IP68 waterproof||5G, optional dual SIM, optional eSIM, reverse wireless charging, IP68 waterproof, S Pen|
Which of these two phones has the best design? It mostly depends on tastes, but the most iconic one is definitely the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The Dynamic Island looks very interesting, the handset is more compact and it has a better build quality thanks to the presence of a stainless steel frame instead of an aluminum frame. Further, it is better at withstanding water thanks to the IP68 certification allowing you to put it underwater up to 6 meters deep. Last but not least, it is thinner than its rival. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra remains very attractive thanks to the absence of a camera isle and thanks to its curved display at the edges.
It is a very hard fight between the displays of these two phones and it is essentially a draw because they are able to deliver a color reproduction close to perfection, very high brightness, and a very high level of detail. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is able to reach a higher peak brightness: up to 2,000 nits. It has a Super Retina XDR OLED display with a 6.7-inch diagonal, a resolution of 1290 x 2796 pixels, a 120 Hz refresh rate, the HDR10 certification, and Dolby Vision. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a Dynamic AMOLED display with a diagonal of 6.8 inches, a Quad HD+ resolution of 1440 x 3088 pixels, a 120 Hz refresh rate, the HDR10+ certification, and even the support for S Pen for handwriting and drawing. For authentication, the iPhone relies on 3D facial recognition thanks to Face ID, while the Samsung has an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader.
Specs & Software
Even though the hardware setup of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra looks better on paper, the iPhone 14 Pro Max actually provides higher performance thanks to the iOS operating system. The Samsung is powered either by an Exynos 2200 mobile platform by Samsung or a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform by Qualcomm, paired with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of native storage. The iPhone 14 Pro Max has the new Apple A16 Bionic proprietary chipset running at a max frequency of 3.46 GHz, 6 GB of RAM, and up to 1 TB of native storage. All the chipsets we mentioned are built with a 4 nm production process and they come with the most powerful CPUs and GPUs out there. Note that Samsung runs Android, customized by One UI.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is a more versatile phone because it comes with more interesting secondary sensors, such as a periscopic 10 MP lens with a whopping 10x optical zoom. It even comes with an amazing 40 MP front camera able to record 4K videos at 60 fps. We still had no chance to try the camera of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but we expect awesome results from its new 48 MP main camera. The secondary sensors are the same as its predecessors, with a 12 MP telephoto lens, and a 12 MP ultrawide camera.
- Read More: iPhone 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max AnTuTu score shows significant improvement in performance
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is equipped with a bigger battery (the capacity is 5000 mAh instead of just 4323 mAh), however, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is able to last more on a single charge in several scenarios, thanks to the amazing software optimization of iOS. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is able to charge quicker thanks to 45W fast charging. Both phones feature wireless charging, but the iPhone is the only one with the MagSafe technology.
If you want to grab a unit of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, you actually need €499 or $599, while it is easy to find the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra for about $469 or €599 thanks to the actual street prices. Which one would you pick? WHERE TO BUY ?
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Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: PRO and CONS
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- S Pen
- Bigger battery
- Faster charging
- Periscopic camera
- Nothing particular
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
- Better performance
- Stainless steel profile
- Better water resistance
- Face ID
- Higher price