So, 2021 has brought two powerfully impressive phones to the market, yet the dilemma is still eating your brain out. Is it going to be iPhone 12 or Samsung Galaxy S21? What flagship is worth investing your money into? Here we will explore the features of both phones, their similarities, where they get separated, and who wins this round.
For years and despite the ongoing competitions between smartphone companies, Apple and Samsung have been the giants of phones in the last decades or so. If you want a high-end premium phone that will last for God knows how many years, your best bet will be Apple’s latest iPhone series or Samsung Galaxy’s S21.
Every year, these two titans compete against each other based on the latest features, best camera technology, and impressive premium designs. These flagships typically come in different variations: a standard model, a Plus version, and a pro version that come with enhanced features, larger displays, and other characteristics. At the very top of the list, you have the Max and Ultra version ranking the best of the best you can buy, of course costing way more but you decide if it is worth the investment. Nevertheless, trying to weigh up the pros and cons and whether or not you should go for more affordable phones or less premium versions is no easy task. This article aims at clearing the picture for you to help you make your decision and pick!
Comparing iPhone 12 Pro Max VS Samsung Galaxy S21
Screen size and resolution:
The iPhone 12 Pro max comes with a fairly larger display than his counterparts, a 6.7inch screen and 1.284×2.778 resolution. On the other side, we have Samsung S21 ultra that comes with a boasted 6.8icnh display and a resolution of 1.440×3.200. Pretty impressive huh? Let’s continue.
The display of the two phones is distinctive; the latest iPhone has a Super Retina XDR OLED display, while his competitor S21 comes with Samsung’s most exclusive display; the Dynamic AMOLED display.
To explain it better to you, if you are looking for high quality pictures, AMOLED is your best choice because it allows control over each individual pixel. Moreover, AMOLED displays have better power consumption than their counterpart OLED, however, you can use more power when you display vibrant colours that aren’t visible in sunlight as OLED displays do.
When we think of high-end smartphones, we are also interested in the camera quality, that is the main drive for many buyers, whether apple fans or Android users.
It comes without a doubt that the iPhone is known for its good camera quality and clarity. For instance, the pro version of iPhone includes a set of 3 cameras: a 12MP wide, a 12MP ultrawide, and a 12MP telephoto lens with a TOF lens to help enhance photo effects.
Samsung S21 ultra gets a similar set of cameras as the standard and pro versions: ( a 12MP wide, a 64MP telephoto, and a 12MP ultrawide). But the ultra-version gets a boost with the 108MP angle lens, 10MP periscope telephoto lens, a 10MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultrawide lens.
Let’s not forget the “scene Optimizer” tool that allows you to adjust and improve scene quality automatically when the camera recognizes the object in the frame.
iPhone users have long struggled with running low on storage. Since all Apple phones don’t come with an expandable micro-SD card, it can be a real pain.
Unfortunately, this year Samsung also joins the club; the new S21 series do not include a micro-SD card slot. Therefore, you need to carefully think about what you want before proceeding with the purchase. Keep this in mind; both iPhone and Samsung have a minimum of 128GB worth of storage. The pro version of iPhone and S21 ultra are available with 512GB.
We all know iPhones are very expensive, if not the most expensive phones ever made. The latest iPhone 12 pro max toppled above the 1,000K. If that sounds terrifyingly expensive for you and want to look for a better deal, then opt for the XR series (usually around 700$)
When it comes to Samsung Galaxy S21 is less painfully expensive (around 760$), however the ultra-version toppled above the 1.300$.
These two tech titans are not that far off from each other when it comes to pricing, there is only a small difference. But each has its own characteristics and better features. So, it is up to you to weigh up and make the final decision.