Apple iPhone 14 Max and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G: Which one to buy
In this article, we would like you to feel the heat from the most awaited clash between iPhone 14 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G. Yes, everybody is awaiting the most rumored showdown of 2022. Apple has already announced its flagship, iPhone 14 Pro Max, due to be marketed in the first week of September, with an updated processor, design updates, most awaited camera overhaul, slick and slim appearance, and long battery life. Experts think iPhone 14 Pro Max is a tough challenger for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G.
So, even with a huge 108MP camera sensor, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G will face a tough contest to get the cap of the “best flagship in the year 2022”. With iPhone 13 Pro Max marketed last year, Apple has already given the message to its rival that iPhone 14 Pro Max is packed with surprises.
Let’s find what the expert says before diving into more details explanations.
Let’s find out the head-to-head comparison between two tough contenders.
First, have a quick comparison before diving deep.
|iPhone 14 Pro Max (Rumored Specs)||Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G|
|Refresh Rate||Rumored to have a 1-120Hz adaptive rate||Same 1-120 Hz adaptive refresh rate|
|Screen -Size||6.7 inches display||6.8 inches display|
|Processor||Apple’s silicon, the latest A16 Bionic chip||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|RAM specs||Rumored to have 6 GB||Comes in two variants, 8GB and 12 GB|
|Rear Cameras Details||Expected to have the best camera configuration, ever seen on iPhone.
12MP Ultra-wide + 48MP main censor + 12MP telephoto lens
| Stunning huge main sensor ;
108MP main censor +12MP ultra-wide + dual 10MP telephoto lens
|Front Cameras Details||A 12MP resolution||A 40MP resolution selfie camera|
|Battery Details||NA||5,000 mAh
|Charging Details||30W expected||45W expected|
Apple iPhone 14 Max versus Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G: The price Tags comparison:
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra got a starting price tag of $1.119, the second highest flagship that Samsung marketed ever. Galaxy Z Fold 3 still gets the cap of the “most expensive” Samsung flagship with a starting price tag of $1,799.
Now, it is expected that iPhone 14 Pro Max nay cost $100 extra than iPhone 13 Pro Max which starts at $1,099. So, iPhone 14 Pro Max may get a starting price tag of $1,119.
The price tags of both flagships may match.
Apple iPhone 14 Max versus Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G: Software & Performance & Battery Comparison:
Both Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 14 pro-Max support 64-bit architecture. Now, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has an “Octa-Core” (3 GHz, Single core, Cortex X1 with2.4 GHz, Tri core, Cortex A710 with 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A510, more to be precise) CPU support.
Now, frankly speaking, we do not have any official clues directly from Apple regarding the processor to be used in iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Now, the experts are not dead sure that Apple will introduce its latest updated silicon, A16 Bionic Chip, in the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro Max. So, we have to carry out this comparison using assuming that Apple will use its old “A15 Bionic-Chip”, used in iPhone 13 Pro Max, in its upcoming flagship. We all know “A15” is quite fast and a worthy contender for the “Snapdragon 8 Gen 1” used in Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. So, if we make the overall comparison between “A15” and Samsung 8 Gen 1”, we won’t differ much from the actual result hypothetically.
Following is The Performance Benchmark comparison graph.
Pic Courtesy “https://www.phonearena.com/)
So, the above graph indicates clearly even if Apple sticks to its old “A15” bionic chip, iPhone 14 Pro Max will be a step ahead.
For the RAM situation, well iPhone 14 Pro Max is rumored to come with 6GB. Whereas, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G has come in two variants, 8GB and 12GB. But, we are not sure that Apple would stick to only 6GB RAM. Few are expecting that iPhone 14 Pro Max can come with a minimum 8GB RAM option.
We all know iPhone 14 series will use IOS 16 whereas Galaxy S22 Ultra is running on Android 12 with “OneUI-4.1” top. The “Operating System” issues also come in the favor of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Though, we do not have any official hints regarding the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s battery. Say, if it is the same battery that iPhone 13 Pro Max uses, iPhone 14 Pro Max is a step ahead.
Because a fully charged iPhone 13 Pro Max’s battery lasted more than 12 hours after continuously surfing the web.Whereas,the Samsung Galaxy S22 ultra lasted only nearly 9 hours in the same test.
But Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra wins while charging speed is concerned. S22 offers a 45W charging speed. While iPhone 14 Pro max is tipped to have only 20w, a few say it may offer 28W. So, Apple needs to do a lot of improvements in this field.
You can consult our previous article on “ios16 Vs. Android 13(12)” for more details. Just click on the “Link” here to land on the page.
Apple iPhone 14 Max versus Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G: Appearance and Design:
Both companies, Apple and Samsung, have introduced changes in the appearance and design of their flagship models. We are not quite sure of what Apple has decided officially for their forthcoming flagship, iPhone 14 Series. But, based on leaks and rumors we are trying to portray the comparison.
Samsung has designed the rear-cameras array to sit more flush with the back cover this time for its flagship, Galaxy S22 Ultra. Previously, we have seen the “rear-cameras” jutting out from the back cover. Also, the Galaxy S22 ultra is a bit “wider” than its predecessor, Galaxy S21 Ultra, as the S pen can be housed with the handset itself this time.
Apple has decided to go for a “notch” less design for iPhone 14 Pro Max this time, rumors say. Since 2017, we have seen “notch” to house the “selfie” camera and “Face-ID-Sensor”. This time leaks and rumors says Apple has decided to use “cutouts” to house the “selfie” camera and “Face-ID-Sensor”, a circular cutout for the “selfie” camera and a “Pill” shaped one to house the “Face-ID-Sensor”.
Well, for the sake of the comparison, we can say Galaxy S22 Ultra is a bit thicker than iPhone 14 Pro Max. Also, this cutout feature that Apple may use this time in iPhone 14 Lineup may be an adoption from the “Galaxy Line Up”.
Apple iPhone 14 Max versus Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G: Camera Details:
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Samsung has always been famous for marketing smartphones with high-quality camera sensors. This year Samsung has already bagged the cap of the “best camera-phone of the year” for its Galaxy S22 Ultra which offers an unbelievable 108MP main camera sensor. Apple is not far behind. Rumors say Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 Pro Max may feature a 48MP stunning main camera sensor first time ever in iPhone history. So, regarding “camera issues”, experts say Apple is going to catch up with Samsung very soon.
Though, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is a few steps ahead of its huge 108MP resolution main camera sensors and dual telephoto lenses. One of the telephoto lenses provides 3x digital zoom and the other offers 10x digital zoom.
Rumors and leaks say Apple has a plan to boost up the main sensor in its upcoming iPhone 14 Pro Max, from 12MP to 48MP. Though iPhone 13 Pro Max got a 3x digital zoom, iPhone 14 Pro Max may skip a “periscope” style telephoto lens, say the experts. But, iPhone 14 Pro Max is tipped to feature a wider “selfie” lens with built-in autofocus.
So let’s look into the following table for a more detailed and varied comparison between the two flagships. We won’t pick any flagship for you this time. Rather we like you to choose the phone that you find to be most useful. After all, if you ask me about my choice, I would go for Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Because I am a snap-freak and I like its 108MP sensor. Hope this article helps you a bit to make you right choice.
|Name||Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max||Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G|
General Characteristics :
|Sim Type||Rumoured to have Dual Sim -(GSM type +GSM type)||Comes with Dual Sim,
Bothe are GSM
|Sim Size||One Nano and one eSim||One Nano+ one Nano SIM|
|Release Date||September 07/September 09, 2022 (Expected as per rumour.)||Has already in market.
Released on February 09, 2022
Design Details Comparison :
|Dimensions||160.7 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm to be precisely,
A bit slick and slim in nature.
|163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm to be precisely.
A bit thick in size.
|Weight||No clues yet.||228 g|
|Bezel less||Not “Bezel” less.||Yes, nearly “Bezel” less.|
Display size details comparison:
|Type||Rumoured to have Colour LTPS OLED (16M)||Samsung Galaxy S22 ultra comes with Colour Dynamic
AMOLED 2X (16M)
|Touch||Yes, rumoured to have
|Yes, S22 ultra comes with“Multitouch”|
|Size||Rumoured to have 6.69 inches display, 1284 x 2778 pixels, and 120 Hz refresh rate.||Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with 6.8 inches display, a bit larger
1440 x 3080 pixels comparatively better,
120 Hz adaptive refresh rate.
|Aspect Ratio||Rumoured to have 19.5:9||S22 ultra has 19.3:9 aspect ratio|
|PPI||Rumoured to have ~457 PPI||~500 PPI. it is comparatively better|
|Screen to Body Ratio||Rumoured to have ~ 88.4%||~ 90%|
|Glass Type||No clues yet.||Comes with latest
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+
|Features||Rumoured to have HDR10, Dolby Vision||2X with Vision Booster,
Edge Quad HD+ Armour Aluminium
Frame Display, 1750 Nits
|Notch||Yes, Rumoured to have “Punch Hole”||Yes, it comes with Punch Hole|
|RAM||Rumoured to have 6 GB||Samsung Galaxy S22 ultra comes with 12 GB RAM, twice the
RAM-Capacity of iPhone 14
|Storage||iPhone 14 pro max may come with 256 GB internal storage||256 GB of internal storage|
|Storage Type||UFS 3.1|
|VoLTE||Yes , details not known yet||Yes, S22 Ultra has Dual Stand-By|
|Wifi||Yes, rumoured to have with wifi-hotspot||Yes, S22 comes with wifi-hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v5.1, A2DP, LE||Yes, v5.2, A2DP, LE|
|USB||Lightning Cable v2.0||Yes, USB-C v3.2|
|USB Features||USB on-the-go, USB Charging||USB on-the-go, USB Charging|
|Wireless Charging||Yes, 15W||Yes, 15W|
Extra Details :
|GPS||yes , rumoured to come with A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and BeiDou||Yes, supports A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou,
Galileo, and QZSS
|Fingerprint Sensor||No||Yes, In Display|
|Sensors||iPhone 14 Pro max is rumoured to have “Face ID”, “LiDAR Scanner”, Barometer, Three‑axis-gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, and Ambient light sensor||S22 Ultra got Accelerometer, Barometer,
Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor,
Light Sensor, and Proximity Sensor
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||No|
|Water Resistance||Yes, 6 m up to 30 min, IP68||Yes, 1.5 m up to 30 min|
Camera Details Comparison
|Rear Camera Details||iPhone 14 pro max is rumoured to have 48 MP (Wide Angle) +
12 MP f/1.6 (Wide Angle) +
12 MP f/2.2 (Telephoto) with autofocus
|S22 Ultra got stunning camera configuration. It
Got a 108 MP f/1.8 (Wide Angle) +
|Features||Digital Zoom, Face detection, Touch to focus||Auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video Recording||It is rumoured to have an 8K, 4K, and 1080p video recording facility.||S22 Ultra got stunning video recording capacity,
Like 8K @ 24fps UHD, 4K @ 30fps UHD,
1080p @ 30fps FHD, and 720p @ 960fps HD
|Flash||Yes, Dual LED||Yes, it got LED|
|Front Camera||Punch Hole 12 MP f/2.2 with Retina Flash||Punch Hole 40 MP f/2.2 (Wide Angle)|
|Front Video Recording||4K||4K @ 30fps UHD, 1080p @ 30fps FHD|
|OS||iOS v16||Android v12|
|Chipset||Apple Bionic A16||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1|
|CPU||3 GHz, Octa Core Processor|
|Core Details||(1×3.00) GHz Cortex-X2 AND
(3×2.50) GHz Cortex-A710 AND
4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510
|GPU||Apple GPU||Adreno 730|
|Music||iPhone 14 is rumoured to have Protected AAC, MP3,AAC‑LC, HE‑AAC, HE‑AAC v2, and Linear PCM||S22 Ultra Supports following formats
M4A, 3GA, RTTTL, RTX, AAC, OGG,
MP3, OGA, WAV, AMR, AWB,
FLAC, MXMF, MID, MIDI, XMF,
IMY, OTA, DFF, DSF, and APE
|Video||iPhone 14 Pro Max supports H.264, HEVC, MPEG‑4 Part 2 and Motion JPEG||Supports all sorts of common formats like
3GP, 3G2, AVI, FLV,
MP4, M4V, MKV, and WEBM
Battery Capacity Details:
|Type||Non-Removable Battery||Non-Removable Battery|
|Size||4323 mAh, Li-ion Battery||5000 mAh, Li-ion Battery|
|Fast Charging||25W Fast Charging||45W Fast Charging|
|Reverse Charging||No clues yet||Yes|
|Music Playback Time||Rumoured to have 80 hours|
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