Monday, February 13, 2023

iPhone 14 Pro Max Vs. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

iPhone 14 Pro Max Vs. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

One of the best iPhone models — the iPhone 14 Pro Max, manufactured by Apple, stands out in the market. From new cameras and a Dynamic Island display to an efficient chipset, this phone has everything that makes it a top-notch model.

Now, the question is whether the Galaxy S23 Ultra will be able to give a tough competition to the model or not. Samsung offers a promising start with its Galaxy S23 Ultra, which features an excellent processor, a 200MP main camera, and many other enhancements and tweaks.

iPhone 14 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 

Price And Launch:

September 07, 2022, is the launching date of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max, and it costs $1,099 / £1,199. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G costs $1,199 / £1,249, whereas its launch date is February 01, 2023.


This iPhone version has a new Dynamic Island housing the front camera rather than the familiar notch of iPhone.

Whereas the S23 Ultra is quite similar to the Galaxy S22 Ultra. It comes with individual rear cameras, a squared-off profile, curved sides and a punch-hole selfie camera. Besides, it has a default S Pen slot that allows you to draw. Moreover, ith the help of this S Pen, you can take handwritten notes on a pocket-sized device. This Galaxy version is available in four colours: Phantom Black, Cream, Green, and Lavender. But if you order directly from Samsung, you can get another four colours. If it comes to talk about iPhone 14 Pro Max, it comes in Space Black, Deep Purple, Silver and Gold color.

The Galaxy model comes in a steeper curvature radius of the side frame, using which you can hold the mobile with one hand and operate it easily. It also comes with an S Pen stylus silo for doodling.

Display comparison:

The iPhone model is equipped with a 6.7" screen, whereas the screen size of Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G is 6.8 inches. Whereas the Pro Max comes with an OLED Screen type. The iPhone model has a display density of 460 PPI, whereas the Samsung model has a display density of 501 PPI. Besides, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Whereas for this Samsung model, the aspect ratio is 20:9.

On the flip side, Apple has melted the dynamic refresh rate benefit that the Galaxies did by introducing 1Hz-120Hz range for the iPhone 14 Pro models. Therefore, we can say it is a draw in the display department.

Memory comparison:

The Samsung model has a 12 GB RAM which is advantageous for playing games whereas the iPhone model has 6 GB RAM. The S23 mobile has Internal Memory of 256 GB, whereas the iPhone model comes with 128 GB internal memory. Each device includes a Memory Card Slot.


Camera hardware is another area where the galaxy model becomes unique, and there is no competition. The biggest upgrade of the Samsung model is a new custom 200MP ISOCELL HP2 main camera sensor with 0.6-micron pixels.

The iPhone version has a 48MP sensor, but it can't match the resolution that S23 Ultra can produce. Its pixel size goes to 1.12 microns in a low-light environment. Therefore, it is possible to capture 50MP photos with enhanced light sensitivity. The S23 Ultra can offer a 2.4-micron binned virtual pixel at night. Hence, it combines 16 pixels into one to snap a photo at 12.5MP. As a result, no matter how much light is there - you can capture sharp images.

iPhone 14 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Performance and Software:

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
As per benchmarks, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip appears to be on par with the Apple A15 processor of iPhone 14 though it is clocked lower. The Samsung version gets a custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 which we know as the Mobile Platform for Galaxy. It's clocked higher than the stock 3.2 GHz version.

As the iPhone's 5G modem is a generation behind Samsung's Ultra connectivity, these are the new Qualcomm X70 5G modem features:

  • Snapdragon X70 includes features like Qualcomm 5G AI Suite, Qualcomm 5G Ultra-Low Latency Suite, Qualcomm 5G PowerSave Gen 3 and 4X sub-6 carrieraggregation. 
  • It is the only 5G modem-RF system family that can support each commercial 5G band from 600 MHz to 41 GHz. Thus, it can make OEMs flexible so that they can design devices which support global operator requirements.

Battery life and charging speeds:

If it comes to talk about battery life, the iPhone 14 Pro Max does not have any comparison. However, the S23 model's battery life gets a 20% bump due to the use of a new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor & LTPO OLED panel generation. The iPhone model managed to outrun the S22 in battery benchmark tests in a few cases. But Galaxy S23, the successor of S22, experiences a tough time surpassing the iPhone's endurance in these tests.

The charging speed of the Galaxy S23 Ultra makes it stand out in the market. You can charge a 5,000 mAh battery pack within about an hour using its 45W charger. But the iPhone 14 Pro Max needs almost two hours to topping up a smaller unit at 27W maximum.


Outlook is another key factor that we need to elaborate while discussing the topic: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max. We all know that the iPhone models are excellent, whereas the Samsung model still needs to undergo some tests to prove its strengths. The iPhone model is expected to retain its quality regarding performance and battery efficiency. However, the Samsung model can beat the iPhone continuously on charging speed, display size and resolution.

The Bottom Line:

This year's flagship of Samsung can provide an improved ergonomic design with an integrated S Pen stylus. Besides, it comes with a few upgrades, like a new 4nm processor. In the future, Samsung may bring its A-game for countering this iPhone model's camera and its brightest phone display. In addition, the Galaxy model includes the largest camera sensor on an S-line phone. Besides, it has the latest 5G modem from Qualcomm, which is unavailable to the iPhone.

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