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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S9 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 XApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)19Points
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
6.7"
AMOLED

1284x2778

12
MP

12mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3687
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
16PointsSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)Compare Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max X
Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)

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)19 Advantages Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)vsGalaxy S9 (SM-G960W)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
+3.1Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core3%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+128GB (111GB available)118%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (51GB available)
+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)15%
Thinner
vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum frame, glass front/back
+Dolby Vision/HDR10Advantage
The Dolby Vision/HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR10
+6.7"16%
Larger screen
vs5.8"
+(quad camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 0.3MP198%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP54%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps
+3687 mAh23%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+20W33%
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.
vs15W
+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
226 grams (7.91 ounces)vs+163 grams (5.71 ounces)39%
Lighter
1284x2778 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels19%
Higher resolution screen
457 PPIvs+568 PPI24%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
f/1.6 (aperture)vs+f/1.5 (aperture)7%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
proprietary audio outputvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
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 3.1 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.

29 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+22 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 S9 (SM-G960W)
ModeliPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
Other model namesiPhone 12 Pro Max A2342, A2410, A2411, A2412Bell/Rogers Galaxy S9 G960W (Snapdragon)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Canada
Canada
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2020February, 2018
Depth7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)78.1 x 160.8 millimeters (3.07 x 6.33 in)68.7 x 147.7 millimeters (2.7 x 5.81 in)
Weight226 grams (7.91 ounces)163 grams (5.71 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 S9 (SM-G960W)
Operating systemiOS 14Android 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
Chipset64bit - Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorHexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.1Ghz Dual-Core Firestorm
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Icestorm
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP4Qualcomm Adreno 630
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (111GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.7" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~87.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1284x2778 pixels (19.5:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)457 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassCeramic ShieldGorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz, 800 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR1060Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
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
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
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 Cat18 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,18,19,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
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)
Not supported
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, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
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 S9 (SM-G960W)
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 S9 (SM-G960W)
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
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.7µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital 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 S9 (SM-G960W)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputproprietary audio output3.5mm jack
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 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + 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 S9 (SM-G960W)
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
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
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: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- Dolby Atmos
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3687 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts20W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.63W/kg (head) | 1.08W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.99W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)feature not registered
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