The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the iPhone 13 Pro Max are the two best and largest phones in each brand’s respective ranges. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the latest phone in the Galaxy S range, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the latest in the iPhone range.
In this comparison, we’ll be comparing the biggest member of each family: when it comes to choosing between the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the iPhone 13 Pro Max, it really depends on what you’re looking for in a phone.
In the case of Samsung, if you want a phone with more features and a better camera, then the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the better choice. However, if you’re simply looking for a bigger phone, then the S22+ is the way to go.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is simply a larger version of the 13 Pro. It offers slightly better battery life but is otherwise almost identical to its smaller counterpart.
In a battle of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, which one comes out on top?
It’s no surprise that Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra and the iPhone 13 Pro Max are both superb in terms of design. They’re almost identical in size, with the S22 Ultra being very slightly taller but 10g lighter than the Pro Max.
The Pro Max has curved corners while the S22 Ultra has slightly rounded edges, making for a more elegant look and feel (S22). The camera array on the S22 Ultra is also more flush with the design, while the iPhone’s lenses make for a rather chunky block on the back.
The real design win for Samsung is the lack of a notch on the display – an iPhone feature that causes some controversy among Apple fans. The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a smaller notch than previous generations, but it’s still a definite notch, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s punch hole is less distracting.
Although the S22 Ultra’s curves may make moving and typing the cursor a little more difficult at times, they also give the phone a sleek, stylish look. In contrast, the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s flat edges make it easy to hold, but it lacks the same visual appeal.
After consideration, we have come to the conclusion that the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the superior phone to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, in design. This decision may be controversial, but we stand by it.
The S22 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro Max are both large phones with great displays. The S22 Ultra has a 6.7in (3080 x 1440) display and the iPhone 13 Pro Max has 6.1in (2778 x 1284). They’re both superb AMOLED displays that are hard to fault. The S22 Ultra’s display is a little brighter and covers more of both the sRGB color gamut and the DCI-P3 color space. However, Apple’s panel appears to offer more accurate colors, with a Delta-E score closer to 0.
The verdict: The equalization between the Samsung galaxy s22 display and ….. at the display level.
The cameras on the S22 Ultra are some of the best on the market, with a whopping 108MP main camera, 12MP ultrawide camera, and two 10MP telephoto cameras with 10x and 3x optical zoom respectively. The front camera is also 40MP, making it perfect for selfies.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is equipped with a 12MP main (f/1.6), 12MP ultrawide (f/2.4), and 12MP telephoto (f/2.8) with 3x optical zoom on the back. For the front, it has a 12MP (f/2.2).
Although the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s AI Stereo Depth Map feature separates subjects from the background more effectively, we still believe that Apple’s cameras produce brighter and crisper results in portraits. They also achieve more natural-looking colors, whereas Samsung’s often look over-saturated.
Some people prefer the warmer Samsung colors, but if you want the clearest and most natural colors, the Pro Max wins.
After careful consideration, it is clear that both the iPhone 13 Pro Max and its competitor have their own strengths. However, overall, the iPhone 13 Pro Max provides more features and benefits.
What’s inside the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and how does that affect its performance compared to the iPhone 13 Pro Max? The new phone features a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, which offers a significant performance boost over the previous model.
Although the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s A15 Bionic chip outperforms the Galaxy S22 Ultra in tests on benchmarking tools like Geekbench 5 and 3DMark Wild Life, in actual usage we’re hard-pressed to find a clear, consistent difference. At times, the Galaxy S22 Ultra actually feels faster.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is the clear winner, but only by a whisker.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a smaller 4,352mAh battery and the Samsung 22 ultra has a 5,000mAh battery, but the iPhone 13 Pro Max does seem to last longer in most tests.
Both phones should give you great battery life, but if you’re looking for the best possible battery life, the Pro Max seems to be the better choice. That said, the Galaxy S22 Ultra does offer faster charging, so you can get your phone back to 100% in just a little over 20 minutes.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is the clear winner here.
When it comes to price, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is more expensive than the iPhone 13 Pro Max at its lowest specs. The S22 starts at $1,199 / £1,149.00, making it $100 / £100 more expensive than the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
However, for that extra cost, you get 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. If you want 12GB of memory and 256GB storage, you’ll have to pay another $100 / £100, and if you want the top specs of 12GB / 1TB, it’ll cost you a whopping $1,599 / £1,499.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at just $1,099 / £1,049 for 128GB of storage (RAM isn’t specified but people reckon it’s 6GB.) For 256GB of storage, the price is a mere $1,199 / £1,149 and the 1TB model is just $1,599 / £1,549.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is very slightly more affordable than its concurrent.
After careful consideration, it seems that the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the clear winner in this matchup. Although both phones have their strengths, the 13 Pro Max offers more overall.