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Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS) vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)

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

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Compare Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max XSamsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)18Points
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)
6.7"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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08PointsApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus 5G X
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
6.7"
OLED

1284x2778

12
MP

12mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3687
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)

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!

Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)vsiPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)8 Advantages Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+188 grams (6.58 ounces)20%
Lighter
vs226 grams (7.91 ounces)
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1440x3200 pixels29%
Higher resolution screen
vs1284x2778 pixels
+524 PPI15%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs457 PPI
+(quad camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP + 0.3MP144%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 0.3MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
vs2300000 apps (App Store)
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh22%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3687 mAh
+25W25%
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.
vs20W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
+Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Best output for headset
vsproprietary audio output
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
2.73GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+3.1GHz 64bit Octa-Core28%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
UFS 3.0vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)5%
Thinner
Aluminum frame, glass front/backvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.6 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 10MPvs+(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP23%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
5G SA/NSAvs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster

35 Common items in both devices
128GB (104GB available) / 128GB (111GB available)
Dynamic AMOLED / Super Retina XDR OLED
HDR10+ / Dolby Vision/HDR10
16 million
6.7"
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
+28 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
ModelGalaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition 5G (Exynos, 12GB RAM)iPhone 12 Pro Max A2342, A2410, A2411, A2412
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release date3/6/2020, Announced: 2/11/202010/13/2020
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)73.7 x 161.9 millimeters (2.9 x 6.37 in)78.1 x 160.8 millimeters (3.07 x 6.33 in)
Weight188 grams (6.58 ounces)226 grams (7.91 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backStainless steel body, glass front/back
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

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
System versionAndroid 10iOS 14
Firmware updateAndroid 12iOS 15
User InterfaceOne UI 2 / 3.1 / 4.0feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit - Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.73GHz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
3.1GHz Dual-Core Firestorm
1.8GHz Hexa-Core Icestorm
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11 (800MHz)Apple GPU MP4
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 638584 (v8), 722727 (v9)
Geekbench: 4240 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 55fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (111GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper Retina XDR OLED
Screen size6.7" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~90.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)1284x2778 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)524 PPI457 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Ceramic Shield
Refresh rate120Hz60Hz
Display featuresHDR10+
Always-On Display
120Hz@FHD
60Hz@QHD
800nits[typ], 1200nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10
Wide color gamut
True-tone

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps5000/1024 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE 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)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78)A2342 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)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, 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 NR
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-ANot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP TOF 3Df/1.0
(quad camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.4120°13mm1/3.6"
12MP telephotof/2.265mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS2.5x-optical-zoom
0.3MP TOF 3DLiDAR-scanner
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.7µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
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
Camera extras4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps
1080p@240fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens23mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Stereo sound
Dolby Atmos
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot 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

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorproprietary audio output
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary TV-out
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh3687 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
20W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
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
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud White, Aura Red, Aura Blue
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Galaxy Buds+
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Colors: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS (SM-G986B/DS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)1.086W/kg (head), 1.572W/kg (body)0.99W/kg (head), 0.99W/kg (body)
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