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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G XApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)06Points
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
6.7"
AMOLED

1284x2778

12
MP

12mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3687
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
20PointsSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)Compare Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max X
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)6 Advantages Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)vsGalaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)20 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
+3.1Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core7%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 3.0
+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)19%
Thinner
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum frame, glass front/back
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+f/1.6 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
6GB LPDDR4Xvs+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
226 grams (7.91 ounces)vs+222 grams (7.77 ounces)2%
Lighter
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1284x2778 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels29%
Higher resolution screen
457 PPIvs+509 PPI11%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.7"vs+6.9"3%
Larger screen
(quad camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 0.3MPvs+(quad camera) 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + 0.3MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MPvs+(front) 40MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
proprietary audio outputvs+Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Best output for headset
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3687 mAhvs+5000 mAh36%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
20Wvs+45W125%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

35 Common items in both devices
128GB (111GB available) / 128GB (104GB available)
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
Dolby Vision/HDR10 / HDR10+
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
OIS: Optical stabilization
+28 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
ModeliPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Other model namesiPhone 12 Pro Max A2342, A2410, A2411, A2412Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon, 12GB RAM) - US Carriers
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2020March, 2020
Depth7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)78.1 x 160.8 millimeters (3.07 x 6.33 in)76 x 166.9 millimeters (2.99 x 6.57 in)
Weight226 grams (7.91 ounces)222 grams (7.77 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Operating systemiOS 14Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Chipset64bit - Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processorHexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.1Ghz Dual-Core Firestorm
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Icestorm
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP4Qualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (111GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.7" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~87.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~90.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1284x2778 pixels (19.5:9)1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)457 PPI509 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassCeramic ShieldGorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz, 800 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10120Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps5000/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20
VoLTE

A2342 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2410 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2411, A2412 versions:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkA2342 version:
Sub6/mmWave (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261)

A2410, A2411, A2412 versions:
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
SA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)
mmWave (260, 261)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.4120º13mm1/3.6"
12MP telephotof/2.265mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS2.5x-optical-zoom
0.3MP TOF 3DLiDAR-scanner
(quad camera)
108 megapixels
48MP periscope telephotof/3.5103mm1/2.0"0.8µmPDAFOIS4x-optical-zoom10x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP TOF 3Df/1.0
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.33" inches
Pixel size1.7µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
40 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels7296x5472 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.7µm pixel
MultimediaApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputproprietary audio outputType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud White
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3687 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts20W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
45W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.94W/kg (head) | 0.95W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.99W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)feature not registered
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