Battle of the flagships: iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

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Apple finally launched its iPhone 12 range today, and those who saved their pennies will finally have a choice between the latest and greatest handsets from the leading smartphone companies in the world.

Those flagships would be the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Below find a specs contest between the two devices:

iPhone 12 Pro Max Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra Winner
OS iOS 14 Android 10 Debatable
Screen 6.7 inch Super Retina XDR OLED display
2778 by 1284-pixel resolution at 458 ppi60 Hz refresh rateNotch
6.9″ edge Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display (3088×1440)
496 ppi
HDR10+ certified
120Hz refresh rate
Note 20 Ultra
Processor A14 Bionic chip
Next?generation Neural Engine
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 Plus or Samsung Exynos 990 iPhone 12 Pro Max
RAM and Storage 128GB
12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 512GB internal storage
12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage+ MicroSD slot (up to 1TB)
Note 20 Ultra
Camera 12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, Sensor-shift OIS

12 MP, f/2.2, 65mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2.5x optical zoom, Digital zoom up to 12x
12 MP, f/2.4, 120?, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6″
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)

Night mode portraits enabled by LiDAR Scanner

12MP Ultra Wide Camera
Pixel size: 1.4?m
FOV: 120?
F.No (aperture): F2.2
108MP Wide-angle Camera
Pixel size: 0.8?m
FOV: 79?
F.No (aperture): F1.8
1/1.33″ image sensor size
12MP Telephoto Camera
Pixel size: 1.0?m
FOV: 20?
F.No (aperture): F3.0
Laser AF Sensor
Space Zoom
5x Optical Zoom
Up to 50x Super Resolution Zoom

OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

Tracking AF

Biometrics FaceID In-display fingerprint reader, face recognition Note 20 Ultra
Battery/ charging Video playback:
Up to 20 hoursVideo playback (streamed):
Up to 12 hoursAudio playback:
Up to 80 hoursMagSafe wireless charging up to 15W
Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W10
Up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes with 20W adapter or higher (sold separately)

25W super fast charging

Wireless PowerShare

Fast Wireless Charging 2.0

Size/Weight Width: 3.07 inches (78.1 mm)

Height: 6.33 inches (160.8 mm)

Depth: 0.29 inch(7.4 mm)

Weight: 8.03 ounces (228 grams)


Width: 77.2mm

Height: 164.8 mm


Weight: 208g


Special features new Magsafe attachment point and accessories S-Pen. Debatable

See  Apple and Samsung’s sizzle reels for the handsets below:

Which handset do our readers think comes out on top? Let us know below.

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