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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U vs Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max X14Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
6.3"
AMOLED

1080x2280

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 10 X09Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
6.5"
AMOLED

1242x2688

12
MP

12mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3969
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UvsiPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
 10%10%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.65Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
8GB LPDDR4Xvs4GB LPDDR4X
 4 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
256GB (230GB user available)vs64GB (50GB user available)
 35%35%
+Lighter
168 grams (5.88 ounces)vs226 grams (7.91 ounces)
 3%3%
+Thinner
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
 12%12%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MPvs(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasvsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
 20%20%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/1.8 (aperture)
 95%95%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
Advantage
+Best output for headset
Type-C reversible connectorvsproprietary audio output
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Fingerprint (under display)vsNot supported
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector

09 Advantages Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)vsGalaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Advantage
+Fastest write and read storage
NVMe (SSD)vsUFS 3.0
Advantage
+More resistant material
Ceramic frame, front/back glassvsAluminum frame, front/back glass
 36%36%
+Higher resolution screen
1242x2688 pixelsvs1080x2280 pixels
 14%14%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
456 PPIvs400 PPI
 3%3%
+Larger screen
6.5"vs6.3"
Advantage
+The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Quad-LED flashvsLED flash
 23%23%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MPvs(front) 10MP
 13%13%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3969 mAhvs3500 mAh
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Proprietary TV-outvsNot supported

31 Common items in both devices
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
OIS (2-axis): Optical stabilization / OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
1/2.55" inches
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Li-Ion (Non removable) / LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
5.0 version A2DP/LE
NFC
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 5 / Scratch-resistant glass
IP68 certified
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 10 SM-N970UiPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
Also known asSamsung Galaxy Note10 SM-N970U (Snapdragon)iPhone 11 Pro Max A2218, A2220, A2161
Country or region availableUSAVarious (International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateAugust, 2019September, 2019
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)71.8 x 151 millimeters (2.83 x 5.94 in)77.8 x 158 millimeters (3.06 x 6.22 in)
Weight168 grams (5.88 ounces)226 grams (7.91 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassCeramic frame, front/back glass
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
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 13
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)64bit - Apple A13 Bionic (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.65Ghz Dual-Core Lightning
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Thunder
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640Apple GPU MP4
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (230GB user available)
UFS 3.0
64GB (50GB user available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.3" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~91.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2280 pixels1242x2688 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)400 PPI456 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Scratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat20 (Bands [waiting])
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat16

A2218 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2220, A2161 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, 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
Maximum download/upload2000/150 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
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
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
Main camera(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.1 1/3.6" 52mm 1.0µm PDAF OIS 2x-zoom)
16MP ultrawide (f/2.2, 12mm 1.0µm)
(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawide (f/2.4 13mm)
12MP telephoto (f/2.0 52mm 1/3.4" 1.0µm PDAF OIS 2x-zoom)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (2-axis): 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 and HDR photo on front camera
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
Front camera10 megapixels(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP TOF 3D
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens23mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Pink, Red, Glow
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Stylus Pen (Bluetooth integration)
- One UI
- Always-on display
- 19:9 ratio and HDR10+ display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- ANT+
- USB Power Delivery 3.0
- Wireless charging: 20W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Midnight Green (matte)
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Dolby Vision, HDR10, 120Hz display
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Battery capacity3500 mAh3969 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)25W18W
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.34 W/Kg (head) | 1.59 W/Kg (body)1.16 W/Kg (head) | 1.17 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.95 W/Kg (head) | 0.99 W/Kg (body)