The iPhone 14 Pro Max includes a speedier A16 processor, excellent battery life, and a variety of new capabilities, including a Dynamic Island screen cutout and SOS via satellite and Crash Detection. New Always On display, enhanced cameras, greatest portrait mode video, and lengthy Apple software support. The Galaxy S22 Ultra boasts a built-in S Pen, a 10X zoom camera, and Android features including split-screen multitasking.
|iPhone 14 Pro Max||Galaxy S22 Ultra|
|Release Date||Sep 07, 2022||Feb 09, 2022|
|Processor||Apple A16 Bionic||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB|
|OS||iOS 16||Android 12|
|Resolution||2796×1290 pixels||1440 x 3080 pixels|
|RAM||6 GB||8GB, 12GB|
|OS||iOS v16||Android v12|
|Chipset||Apple Bionic A16||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1|
|CPU||Hexa Core Processor||3 GHz, Octa Core Processor|
|Core Details||2 Performance & 4 Efficiency||1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510|
|GPU||Apple GPU||Adreno 730|
|Dimensions||160.7 x 77.6 x 7.85 mm||163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm|
|Weight||240 g||228 g|
The iPhone 14 Pro Max has iOS v16 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G has Android v12.
When it comes to pure appearance, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is hands down the best looking phone. However, as we all know, whenever Apple implements something, they do it differently than everyone else, including Samsung. The new iPhone 14 pro max brings the world’s first functional pill hole that has so many functions and software ui enhancements with the all new dynamic island.
The pill obviously brings the 3D face id, which is still Apple’s main form of authentication, while the Galaxy S22 ultra has an under display fingerprint scanner. As for the back, the iPhone 14 pro max retains pretty much the same look as the iPhone 13 pro series except for a new purple colour. In my opinion, both phones have probably one of the best feels and looks on the market.
|Type||Color OLED screen (1B)||Color Dynamic AMOLED 2X (16M)|
|Size||6.7 inches||6.8 inches|
|Resolution||2796 x 1290 pixels||1440 x 3080 pixels|
|Refresh Rate||120 Hz||120 Hz|
|PPI||~460 PPI||~500 PPI|
|Features||1600nits (typical), |
2000 nits peak brightness, HDR Display,
True Tone, Haptic Touch
|2X with Vision Booster, |
Edge Quad HD+ Armor Aluminum Frame Display, 1750 Nits
|Notch||Yes||Yes, Punch Hole|
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G’s 6.8-inch screen beats the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max’s 6.7-inch screen. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G has a screen, while the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max has an OLED screen. Apple’s phone boasts 460 PPI compared to Samsung’s 500 PPI. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G has a 19.3:9 aspect ratio compared to the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max’s 19.5:9.
Samsung fans will be shocked to discover that Samsung is providing the best display for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is even better than the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The iPhone 14 Pro max display has a near 2000 nits brightness compared to the Galaxy S22 ultra’s 1750 nits brightness. Both displays have adapted refresh rates, and this is the first time we’ve seen Samsung give Apple their all. Both phones have 120 hertz refresh rates that can be reduced to one hertz to save power, though the iPhone’s panel may be brighter.
|Rear Camera||48 MP f/1.78 (Main)|
12 MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)
12 MP f/1.78 (Telephoto) with autofocus
|108 MP f/1.8 (Wide Angle)|
10 MP f/4.9 (Telephoto)
10 MP f/2.4 (Telephoto)
12 MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide) with autofocus
|Features||Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 4, Night mode, LiDAR Scanner, Apple ProRAW, Burst mode||Auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video Recording||4K @ 30/60fps UHD, 1080p @ 60fps FHD||8K @ 24fps UHD, 4K @ 30fps UHD, 1080p @ 30fps FHD, 720p @ 960fps HD|
|Flash||Yes, LED||Yes, LED|
|Front Camera||12 MP f/1.9 with Retina Flash||Punch Hole 40 MP f/2.2 (Wide Angle)|
|Front Recording||4K||4K @ 30fps UHD, 1080p @ 30fps FHD|
Samsung’s 108 MP Quad Rear Camera beats Apple’s 48 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP Triple Rear Camera in resolution. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G is better for selfies than the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max due to its 40 MP front camera.
Let’s talk about cameras because this is where Apple has made the most changes. According to Apple, the new 48 megapixel camera that is taking on the 108 mega sensor of the S22 ultra brings two times better low-light performance compared to the iPhone 14 pro max, which already gives the S22 ultra a tough challenge when it comes to low-light performance, especially in video.
|RAM||6 GB||12 GB|
|Storage||128 GB||256 GB|
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G’s 12 GB RAM is superior for playing games than Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max’s 6 GB RAM (128 GB).
|GPS||A-GPS, GLONASS, |
Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou
|A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS|
|Wifi||Yes, with wifi-hotspot||Yes, with wifi-hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v5.3||Yes, v5.2, A2DP, LE|
|USB||Yes, Lightning Cable||Yes, USB-C v3.2|
|USB Features||USB Charging||USB Charging|
|Type||Non-Removable Battery||Non-Removable Battery|
|Size||Li-ion Battery||5000 mAh, Li-ion Battery|
|Fast Charging||Yes||45W Fast Charging|
|Wireless Charging||Yes, 15W||Yes, 15W|
Another area where the iPhone 14 Pro Max will easily outperform every other phone on the market is battery performance. The S22 Ultra is easily outperformed by the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and the 14 Pro Max will only extend that lead further as it adds nearly one to two hours of extra usage with an even more efficient chip display and a larger battery.
|Fingerprint Sensor||No||Yes, In Display|
|Sensors||Face ID, LiDAR Scanner, Barometer, Three‑axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor|
|Extra||Satellite Connectivity, Crash Detection||–|
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max advantages
- Bluetooth update (v5.3)
- Apple provides software updates and supports longer than Samsung
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra advantages
- The rear camera zooms 10x.
- 677 mAh battery: 5000 vs 4323mAh
- Fingerprint scanner
- 2 SIM card slots, 960FPS slow-motion recording
- UFS 3.1 vs NVMe: faster storage
- +2 CPU cores
When it comes to pricing, Apple is actually giving you more value with a starting price of $1099 for the iPhone 14 Pro Max while the S32 ultra is still costing $1000 while the galaxy S22 ultra has to pay a price for Samsung going all the way with the foldables despite being seven months old.
Apple is the king of smoothness, and unlike previous years, I believe this is an unfair comparison because the S22 ultra has too much mileage to compete with the iphone 14 pro max A16 chip, battery life, and camera, which can stand on its own but low light video will be even more difficult to compete with given the S22 ultra’s old ship.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max 4K cinematic mode, and to top it all off, Apple actually undercuts Samsung in value with a hundred dollar lower price for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. I wish Samsung had the performance and battery life of the fold four on the S22 ultra, but that’s not going to happen. The galaxy S23 ultra will undoubtedly be the true challenge to the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which has honestly stunned the competition.