In the smartphone world, there are two main camps: Apple versus Android. So it is always exciting which of the two has produced the best smartphone. In this comparison, we take a look at how Apple’s flagship iPhone 14 Pro Max stacks up against Samsung’s flagship Samsung Galaxy s22 Ultra.
Samsung wins in design and form factor
The iPhone 14 Pro Max is larger and heavier than both its predecessor and the competitor Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. In part, that’s because the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s cameras are unprecedentedly large. In that respect, the cameras are more elegantly concealed in the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, which makes this phone the winner in this area.
Samsung has a better screen
Also when it comes to the screen, both champions stand their ground. Here there is the size of the screen as the number of pixels with the Samsung larger than with the iPhone. The colors on the Samsung are also realistic, albeit a bit duller, than with the surreal bright colors of the iPhone. Here too, a slight lead for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Apple slightly better in terms of camera work
The flagships are also well matched in terms of camera work. Apple has invested heavily in a better camera, which translates into a 48-megapixel main camera with a quad-pixel sensor. Apple’s Photonic Engine is the secret behind better low-light performance. This means that Apple scores slightly better than Samsung on this point. However, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra still does better in terms of night photography and the zoom lens.
Apple signed off as the better video camera
Also in terms of video, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is clearly a class better than the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The images from the iPhone are clearer and sharper than those of the South Koreans.
Apple maintains lead with fast processor
As for the processor, Apple is still the manufacturer with the fastest processor for the smartphone. The successor to the A14 Bionic, the A15, is faster, more economical and can handle more memory. That translates into smooth gameplay. The Apple device is about 30% faster than the Samsung device.
Both devices have software strengths and weaknesses
Both devices have unique features in terms of software. Where the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has swallowed the Samsung Note and is now equipped with a stylus, the Apple is doing better again in terms of emergency functions in terms of satellite communication. Which one you think is the most important of your priorities. We can imagine that as a business phone you will be happier with the Samsung, whereas the Apple is a more pleasant phone for leisure.
Apple lasts longer with a battery charge
A well-known frustration of smartphone users is the battery life. Here too, the iPhone 14 Pro Max does just that little bit better than the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. This is due to both the economical processor and the somewhat larger battery. The result is that the Samsung can last about three quarters as long with a full charge as the device from California. So here too a clear victory for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Conclusion iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
This year’s competition is exciting, but it seems that the iPhone 13 Pro Max is winning on points from the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. But the Ultra is also a good phone, and the Koreans will probably work on a powerful revenge.