Galaxy S22 Ultra vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max – features and price comparison

Samsung in February unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S22 Ultra while Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max was released back in September 2021. In this Galaxy S22 Ultra vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max post, we have offered a detailed comparison of both devices so that users can make an informed decision when deciding which one to purchase.

Galaxy S22 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro Max

Galaxy S22 Ultra vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max

In this post, we have compared the pricing, display, battery, and other specs of the Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro Max, so you can decide which device is the right fit for you and your usage.

Performance

The Galaxy S22 Ultra features the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor which delivers a significant performance increase but it is still a step behind Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max which is powered by the A15 Bionic chipset. The iPhone 13 Pro Max has 6GB RAM, while Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra ships with 12GB RAM to perform on a similar level. 

iPhone 13 Pro Max

Design and Weight

The Galaxy S22 Ultra features a sleeker design with a curved display while the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a flat display. The camera system on Samsung’s flagship sits flush with the design while Apple’s protruding lenses are arranged in a block. In addition, the Galaxy S22 Ultra does not feature a notch. While the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s notch is 20% smaller than before, it still does not compare to the punch hole on Samsung’s flagship.

Measuring 6.4 x 3.1 x 0.4 inches and weighing 8.1 ounces, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is taller but lighter than the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which comes in at 6.3 x 3.1 x 0.3 inches and 8.5 ounces.

Camera

The iPhone 13 Pro Max features new sensors and lenses for all three rear cameras. The smartphone features a trio of 12MP lenses that include main, ultrawide, and telephoto shooters. The new 77 mm telephoto camera offers 3x optical zoom for a total 6x optical zoom range on the camera system.

The camera system also offers pro photography capabilities like improved telephoto zoom, macro photography, Photographic Styles, Cinematic mode, as well as ProRes and Dolby Vision video.

 

iPhone 13 Pro Max

The Galaxy S22 Ultra features a 108MP main camera with a larger sensor than the S21 Ultra that is designed to let in more light. Along with that, the camera system also features a 12MP ultrawide lens and dual 10MP telephoto lenses that give you up to 10x optical zoom and 100x Space Zoom.

Galaxy S22 Ultra

Display

The iPhone 13 Pro Max features a Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion, supporting an adaptive refresh rate from 10Hz to 120Hz. The 6.7-inch display leverages a more efficient OLED panel and reaches 1000 nits of max brightness

The Galaxy S22 Ultra comes equipped with a 6.8-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display that reaches 1,750 nits of max brightness. Like the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the smartphone also supports an adaptive refresh rate from 10Hz to 120Hz.

Battery

The Galaxy S22 Ultra (5000 mAh) offers faster 45W charging, compared to 20W for the iPhone 13 Pro Max (4352 mAh). It’s the difference between getting to 50% capacity in 20 minutes vs. 30 minutes. Both smartphones support wireless charging but Samsung’s flagship is one step ahead of Apple in this category as it also supports reverse wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Pricing, Storage, Colors, and RAM

iPhone 13 Pro Max

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is available in four colors: Graphite, Gold, Silver, and Sierra Blue. All variants feature 6GB RAM.

  • 128GB – $1099
  • 256GB – $1199
  • 512GB – $1399
  • 1TB – $1599

iPhone 13 Pro

Galaxy S22 Ultra

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is available in four colors: Burgundy, Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green. The 128GB variant offers 8GB of RAM while the others offer 12GB. All models come with an S Pen.

  • 128GB – $1199
  • 256GB – $1299
  • 512GB – $1399
  • 1TB – $1599

Galaxy S22 Ultra

Galaxy S22 Ultra vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max post – Conclusion

In conclusion, both flagships are stellar and it comes down to personal preference. Some users may prefer the Galaxy S22 Ultra because of its display, design, and versatility of cameras. On the other hand, the iPhone 13 Pro Max offers faster performance, better image quality and is a more suitable option for users in Apple’s ecosystem. Hopefully, this comparison helped you decide which model is the right fit for you. 

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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