A lot of people use gadgets from two leading companies, which are Apple and Samsung. And this is not surprising, since, at the moment, these are the main brands that set the tone in the entire segment of the smartphone market. The companies are the main competitors, despite the fact that Samsung for Apple is the main supplier of monitors for phones. But every brand has its fans who are constantly arguing about which smartphone is better? Which processor is faster, and the camera is sharper and smoother? In this article, we will review and compare two flagships – the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max.

So, let’s start, of course, with the appearance. If the design of the Galaxy has changed (this is primarily due to the fact that a stylus was added, and it looks very much like the Note line), then the iPhone adheres to the previously chosen appearance. The only innovation is that the iPhone 5S concept was taken as the main sample, which became a bestseller in its time.

Next, the monitors: the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is 6.8″, and the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max is 6.7″.

Pros of the S22 Ultra:

  • Camera has 10x optical zoom
  • More modern version of Bluetooth (v5.2)
  • There is a fingerprint scanner
  • 960 FPS slow motion recording
  • Comes with a 648 mAh larger battery – 5000 versus 4352 mAh
  • Uses faster LPDDR5 memory
  • Shows 20% better performance in the AnTuTu benchmark
  • 21% higher maximum screen brightness (1271 vs 1054 nits)

Pros 13 Pro Max:

  • 12% better autonomy (121 vs 108 hours)
  • Apple supports its smartphones for several years longer than Samsung
  • 47% faster in GeekBench 5 single core test – 1747 and 1189 points
  • Comparison of smartphone screens.

Let’s compare which monitor each phone has. In terms of resolution, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has 1440 x 3088 pixels, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max has 1284 x 2778 pixels. Here confident leadership behind the Korean gadget. In terms of pixel density, here again Samsung is ahead. It has 500 dpi, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max has 458 dpi. In terms of refresh rate, they are equal, since each has 120 Hz. But the display brightness of the S22 Ultra is 1271 nits, while that of the 13 Pro Max is 1054 nits.

If we talk about the degree of protection of the case, then for each it is equal to IP68. The material of the back cover is tempered glass, which is not very protective from falling. Therefore, it is worth taking care of a cover for the back surface in advance. It is also desirable that the monitor be sealed with a film or glass, as manufacturers say that they can fall from a height and not break, but if your favourite gadget falls with the display down, a good silicone film can protect the matrix from damage.

But where the iPhone 13 Pro Max definitely leaves its opponent far behind is in the speed and performance of the processor. If Samsung has Exynos 2200 on board, which has a maximum frequency of 2800 MHz, then inside the iPhone 13 Pro Max Apple A15 Bionic, which has a refresh rate of 3200 MHz.

If you are buying a smartphone to shoot, then both devices are very good in their own way. If the iPhone 13 Pro Max is all about realism and colour accuracy, then the Galaxy S22 Ultra is all about zoom, colour vibrancy and night photography.

Choose what you like. Both phones are good and worth their prices!