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Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB) vs Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

Compare Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra X Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB) 13Points







(Non removable)

13Points Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB) Compare Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max X







(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)

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 15 Pro Max (1TB)} 13 Advantages Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB) vs Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)} 13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
+3.4GHz 64bit Hexa-core (3nm)2%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs3.36GHz 64bit Octa-core (4nm)
+1TB (960GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs256GB (218GB available)
+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 4.0
+221 grams (7.74 ounces)6%
vs234 grams (8.19 ounces)
+8.25 millimeters (0.32 inches)8%
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Titanium frame, glass front and backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum frame, glass front/back
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+OIS: Optical stabilization on both camerasAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsOIS: Optical stabilization
+1/1.28" inches2%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/1.3" inches
+(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP2%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 12MP
+5G mmWaveAdvantage
The 5G mmWave network is newer and faster
vs5G Sub6
+(5G mmWave) 5000 Mbps67%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(5G Sub6) 3000 Mbps
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
1290x2796 pixelsvs+1440x3088 pixels23%
Higher resolution screen
460 PPIvs+501 PPI9%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Larger screen
(quad camera) 48MP + 12MP + 12MP + 0.3MPvs+(quad camera) 200MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
2300000 apps (App Store)vs+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
4323 mAhvs+5000 mAh16%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
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+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorvs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

29 Common items in both devices
Super Retina XDR OLED / Dynamic AMOLED
Dolby Vision/HDR10 / HDR10+
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo/video on both cameras
(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)
+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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📱 Model features

iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
ModeliPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
Other model namesiPhone 15 Pro Max (A2849, A3105, A3106, A3108)Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G (SM-S918B/Dual-SIM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Release date9/22/2023, Announced: 9/12/20232/17/2023, Announced: 2/1/2023
Depth8.25 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)76.7 x 159.9 millimeters (3.02 x 6.3 in)78.1 x 163.4 millimeters (3.07 x 6.43 in)
Weight221 grams (7.74 ounces)234 grams (8.19 ounces)
Build, materialsTitanium frame, glass front and backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Back: Gorilla Glass Victus 2
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

📲 Display

iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
Display typeSuper Retina XDR OLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.7" inches6.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1290x2796 pixels (19.5:9)1440x3088 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)460 PPI501 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassCeramic ShieldGorilla Glass Victus 2
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
Display features1000nits[typ], 2000nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10
Always-On Display
Oleophobic coating screen
Wide color gamut
Always-On Display

🤖 Operating System

iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
System versioniOS 17Android 13
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 5.1

⚙️ Processor

iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
Chipset64bit: Apple A17 Pro (3nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550-AC) (4nm)
CPUHexa-core, 2 processors:
2x 3.4GHz
4x 2GHz
Octa-core, 3 processors:
1x 3.36GHz ARM Cortex-X3 (Single-core)
4x 2.8GHz ARM Cortex-A710/A715 (Quad-core)
3x 2GHz ARM Cortex-A510 (Triple-core)
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU Pro-class (6-core)Qualcomm Adreno 740
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 1241613 (v9)
Geekbench: 4927 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 67fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
Internal storage1TB (960GB available)
256GB (218GB available)
UFS 4.0
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM carde-SIM (Eletronic)2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum Download / Upload5000/1024 Mbps3000/1920 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20
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)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 ()
mmWave ()
SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 66, 71)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6, mmWaveGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE 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)
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6

📷 Camera

iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
12MP periscope telephoto f/2.8120mm1.12µmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawide f/2.213mm120°1/2.55"1.4µmPDAF
0.3MP TOF 3D LiDAR-scanner
(quad camera)
200 megapixels
10MP periscope telephoto f/4.9230mm1/3.52"1.12µmPDAFOIS10x-optical-zoom
10MP telephoto f/2.470mm1/3.52"1.12µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawide f/2.213mm120°1/2.55"1.4µmPDAFSuper-Steady
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels20000x10000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/1.28" inches1/1.3" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.6µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization on both camerasOIS: 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
Camera extras1080p@240fps
ProRes RAW
Cinematic mode
1080p@240/960fps (slow motion)

📸 Front camera

iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
12 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
Dolby Atmos
Stereo sound
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.3 + A2DP/LE5.3 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6E/6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz) + MIMO
WiFi hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6E/6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wide Band)
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wide Band)
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4323 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts27W Wired fast charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
45W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Inductive / wireless charging15W Qi wireless charging15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous• Colors: Black titanium, White titanium, Blue titanium, Natural titanium
• Apple Pay
• Face ID
• MagSafe
• Colors: Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender, Graphite, Sky Blue, Lime, Red
• Samsung DeX
• Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
• S Pen (Stylus Pen): Bluetooth 2.8ms latency

☢️ Radiation rate

iPhone 15 Pro Max (1TB)Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918B/DS 256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.98W/kg (head), 1.1W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.963W/kg (head), 1.398W/kg (body)

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