Apple and Samsung are the two leading smartphone brands in the world, and the Samsung Galaxy S21 and iPhone 12 represent their most powerful offerings. Both have a range of devices going to ultra-premium, but which one gets the nod in a head-to-head comparison?
Apart from the plain choice between Android and iOS, picking a winner is not that easy. Here’s everything you need to know about the Galaxy S21 vs iPhone 12, from the features to the specifications.
Below are the differences between Samsung S21 Ultra and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

SAMSUNG S21 ULTRA VS IPHONE 12 PRO MAX

IPHONE 12 PRO MAX SAMSUNG S21 ULTRA
Weight and Dimension 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4 mm (6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)

228 g (8.04 oz.)

165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm (6.5 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)

227 g (Sub6), 229 g (mm Wave) (8.01 oz.)

Build It has a Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel frame Front and back built with Glass (Gorilla Glass Victus) Victus) but an aluminium frame
Security Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Sound Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers

32-bit/384kHz audio
Tuned by AKG

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 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB Lightning, USB 2.0 USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
RAM It has a 6GB RAM 12 to 16 GB
Storage The storage is from 128 to 512GB.  

128 / 256 / 512GB

Main Camera-Module 12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift stabilization (IBIS)
12 MP, f/2.2, 65mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2.5x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultra wide), 1/3.6″
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, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultra wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, Super Steady video
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 10‑bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec. 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera Modules: 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)Video: 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.7µm, PDAF

 

Dual video call, Auto-HDR

4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps

Battery It has a non-removable battery of Li-ion 3687mAh(14.13Wh)

Fast charging 20W. Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 15W

 

Li-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable.

Fast charging 25W. Reverse wireless charging 4.5W

Protection They made it with scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating wide colour gamut True-tone Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

Always-on display

Operating System

CPU

 

iOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 14.6

 

 

CPU  Hexa-core (2×3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4×1.8 GHz Ice-storm)

Android 11, One UI 3.1

 

 

Octa-core (1×2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A55)–International

Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680) – USA/China

GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics) Mali-G78 MP14 – International
Adreno 660 – USA/China

It a tight battle but the Samsung s21 ultra won the debate because it has more features and specifications like a higher definition camera, high refresh rate, RAM, battery capacity, larger screen, and many more you can ever imagine.

This post doesn’t mean the iPhone 12 pro max is an impressive device, but the Samsung s21 ultra just seems better.

 

 

 

 

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