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Samsung Galaxy S21+ vs Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S21+ Plus vs Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Samsung Galaxy S21+
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4800
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
10PointsApple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy S21+ Plus X
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
6.7"
OLED

1284x2778

12
MP

12mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

4373
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21+

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 S21+16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21+vsiPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)10 Advantages Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
+2.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core5%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs3.1Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
+8GB LPDDR5Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs8GB LPDDR4X
+200 grams (7 ounces)20%
Lighter
vs240 grams (8.4 ounces)
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP143%
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)
+Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Best output for headset
vsproprietary audio output
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4800 mAh10%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4373 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)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+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
128GB (104GB available)vs+256GB (238GB available)129%
More internal storage for applications and files
UFS 3.0vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.65 millimeters (0.3 inches)2%
Thinner
Aluminum frame, glass front/backvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
16 millionvs+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1284x2778 pixels38%
Higher resolution screen
393 PPIvs+457 PPI16%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.5 (aperture)20%
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

34 Common items in both devices
Dynamic AMOLED / Super Retina XDR OLED
HDR10+ / Dolby Vision/HDR10
120Hz
6.7"
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
+27 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S21+Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
ModelGalaxy S21+iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S21 Plus 5G SM-G996B/DSiPhone 13 Pro Max (A2641, A2643, A2644, A2645, A2484)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateJanuary, 2021September, 2021
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.65 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)75.6 x 161.5 millimeters (2.98 x 6.36 in)78.1 x 160.8 millimeters (3.07 x 6.33 in)
Weight200 grams (7 ounces)240 grams (8.4 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
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
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S21+Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
Operating systemAndroid 11iOS 15
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S21+Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)64bit - Apple A15 Bionic (5nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.9Ghz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X1
2.8Ghz 3-Cores ARM Cortex-A78
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.1Ghz Dual-Core Avalanche
2.1Ghz Quad-Core Blizzard
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G78 MP14Apple GPU MP5
RAM memory8GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
256GB (238GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S21+Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper Retina XDR OLED
Screen size6.7" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1284x2778 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)393 PPI457 PPI
Colors16 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusCeramic Shield
Display features120Hz, 1300 nits, HDR10+120Hz, 1000 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S21+Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-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/upload5000/1920 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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat24 ()
TD-LTE ()
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (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)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 ()Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79)
mmWave (258, 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, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S21+Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy S21+Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm120º1/2.55"1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
(quad camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/1.8120º13mm1/3.6"PDAF
12MP telephotof/2.877mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-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/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.9µm 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S21+Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
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 size1/3.24" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S21+Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
RadioFMNot 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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S21+Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary TV-out
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S21+Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
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
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Phantom Black, Silver, Gold, Red, Violet, Pink
- One UI 3.1
- Always-on display
- Tuned by AKG
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Sierra Blue
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay
- ProRes/Cinematic video mode
- MagSafe
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S21+Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4800 mAh4373 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W 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
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S21+Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.541W/kg (head) | 1.335W/kg (body)feature not registered
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