13.10.2023 by OTTO Magazin
Which one is more powerful than the other? Is it the Galaxy S23 Ultra or the iPhone 15 Pro Max?
These are the two flagship devices from Samsung and Apple. Both of these devices have high maturity when it comes to the design. However, what are the inside parts of these devices that make one better than the other?
Hi guys, Before we start, let me remind you that this comparison is based on numbers. However, it remains up to your personal preferences. Let’s start with the display. I need you to focus with me on numbers. The Galaxy comes with a 6.8″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X with QHD+ resolution.
The resolution of the screen is 3088×1440. The refresh rate of the screen is 120Hz. This means that the refresh rate is dynamic as it drops to the lowest rate depending on the content. The iPhone comes with a 6.7″ screen, which is slightly smaller than the one on the Galaxy. The resolution i 2796×1240. It also supports adaptive refresh rate. Users can’t control the refresh rate settings, unlike the Galaxy. TheWhile The Based on the numbers, the Galaxy wins the point.
Let’s now compare the CPUs. The Galaxy comes with the Qualcomm SD 8 Gen 2 with 8 cores and is built using the 4nm architecture. The GPU is the Adreno 740. The iPhone comes with the A17 Pro with 6 cores and is built using the 3nm architecture.
How do both of these CPUs compare?
In In Geekbench 6, the Galaxy scored 1963 points for the single core and 5119 points for multicores. While the iPhone scored 2912 points for the single core and 7223 points for the Multicore.
With numbers, the iPhone provides better numbers. The Galaxy 24 Ultra is supposed to compete with these numbers. The iPhone wins the point.
Let’s discuss the cameras. The Galaxy comes with quad rear cameras. The main camera is 200MP, and Ultra Wide is 12MP with 120 degree of view. Third is a 10MP zoom lens with 10x optical zoom. The fourth is a 10MP periscope camera. The front facing camera is 12MP. However, I’ll test these cameras later on. The iPhone comes with 3 rear cameras: the main is 48MP, and the second is 12MP zoom camera. Both cameras support OIS. The third is a 12MP Ultra Wide. The front facing camera is 12MP.
Let’s test these cameras by taking a tour in The PALACE. The test will showcase how both devices perform, in terms of audio and video. Both of videos were shot using the Samsung S23 Ultra and the iPhone 15 Pro Max. This is how both devices perform in terms of the mic and Noise Cancelation. And this is how both devices perform with light withdrawal. This is the best both companies afford in the market. This is how both devices compare in terms of light withdrawal in different scenarios. And while we are at it, here’s The PALACE. We use this chair for simulations and games. Pay attention to the stabalization on both devices while I am moving around. This is how both cameras perform.
The cameras support recording 4K@60fps with stabalization. However, the Galaxy supports recording 8K. The Galaxy supports 8K@30fps videos. While the iPhone can support 4K@60fps. Both support similar frame rates. Here’s some of samples taken using the main cameras on both devices. Samsung has been successful in developing great zoom capabilities on their devices lately. Here’s a sample using the Ultra Wide camera. Here’s a sample of Macro photos. You can pause the video to inspect which one has higher quality. Both devices support RAW photos. A RAW photo taken on the Galaxy comes with a 100MB size. While a RAW photo shot on the iPhone comes with 58.8MB size.
Technically speaking, which one is better? Both devices offer amazing camera performances for regular and pro users. You can adjust the camera settings to get a better photo. But in this case, the iPhone wins the point.
Let’s discuss the battery. Historically speaking, the Galaxy comes with a highly developed battery. It supports fast charging speeds with up to 45W. The official Apple website says the charging speed is 20W.
Let’s find out more about the batteries and their sizes. The Galaxy comes with a 5000mAh battery with 45W charging speeds. The Galaxy comes with better numbers. It charges from 0% to 100% in one hour. The iPhone comes with a 4422mAh battery, which is unofficial, with 20W charging speed. The battery fully charges in 2 hours and 10 minutes.
The point goes to the Galaxy.
However, the battery longevity and life depends on the user’s usage. Here in Morocco and Asia, Snapchat is very popular, which consumes lots of battery. Those who don’t use Snapchat don’t complain about the battery. On Android, apps consume lots of energy. But apps in the background don’t consume battery on both devices. Let’s now discuss additional features.
The iPhone supports Cinematic Video. The screen supports 2000nits of brightness. It comes with the Face ID unlocking system. The Galaxy comes with a bigger battery and the S Pen, which can be used a remote control. It supports 8K videos and other features. This depends on the users’ preferences. Both devices support WiFi 6E and bluetooth 5.3. Both support 5G networks. In terms of additional features, both are similar.
Let’s discuss prices. How much do you have to spend to get one of these? The 256GB version of the iPhone costs 5699 SAR. Or 7699 SAR for the 1TB version. Storage depends on your needs. The 256GB of the Galaxy costs 4199 SAR. The 1TB version costs 5939 SAR. Numerically speaking, the point goes to the Galaxy.
However, logically speaking, both of them get a point.
The Galaxy wins the comparison, but this doesn’t mean that the iPhone isn’t good.
When someone who uses a Galaxy device asks me whether to switch to iPhone, I tell them to stay with the Galaxy. But if you want to switch between systems, then it is up to you. But getting used to a certain system makes it hard to switch to another one.
The same thing applies to the iPhone. If you’re not satisfied with the services it offers, then make the switch. Otherwise, stay with the iPhone. There are lots of users who switch between both operating system. There are more powerful devices than the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Numerically speaking, the Galaxy wins.
How about you? There’s a device available in the market that is very important for me to compare it with other devices. It is the new Magic from HONOR. It is one of the best Android devices this year when it comes to features and supported technologies. Will this device beat the iPhone, too?
Let me know if I should make this comparison.
See you soon.😎✌️
Content Editor, & Ceo of OTTO Magazin.