Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs iPhone 11 Pro MaxJun 06, 2022
- The Samsung Galaxy S20 are finally official. I had some hands-on time with them, and in this video, we'll take a look at how the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra stacks up against the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Hey guys, Saf here at SuperSaf TV, and let's break down all the differences of the SuperSaf style. Now looking at the sizes of these two devices, they are both very large. "That's what she said" (laughs). "Miguel". Now the S20 Ultra I would say is bigger overall. It's a little taller, it's also a little thicker. But the iPhone 11 Pro Max is a bit wider, and it weighs a bit more, too.
Now the reason the S20 Ultra is taller is because it has a bigger screen. 6.9 screen vs. the 6.5 screen of the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has that notch with even bezels all around. The S20 Ultra has slimmer bezels and has a hole-punch for the front camera. This will give you a higher screen-to-body ratio. Now, while both displays are based on OLED technology, which will give you vibrant colors, very deep blacks, the S20 Ultra has a higher pixel density, which will give you sharper images, and most importantly, it has support. for a refresh rate of 120 Hertz.
Now the 120 Hertz refresh rate is only enabled in Full HD plus. So you'll lose a bit of resolution, but in exchange for that, you'll get a much smoother experience. Now this will be particularly noticeable when you're on the go, for example, or when you're gaming and this is a huge advantage we have here on the S20 Ultra. And overall, I think it's easy to say that the S20 Ultra wins here for screens, and it has one of the best screens on the market, hands down. Now let's talk a bit about overall design and construction. Both are very premium devices.
We have a combination of metal and glass. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a stainless steel frame. The S20 Ultra has an aluminum frame and both devices are also IP68 dust and water resistant. Now the glass of these devices is different. The S20 Ultra has glossy glass on the back and the iPhone 11 Pro max has frosted glass on the back. I now prefer the frosted glass of the iPhone 11 Pro Max because it attracts fewer fingerprints. The S20 Ultra can easily attract those fingerprints. You also get more color options on the iPhone 11 Pro Max, four in total, while on the S20 Ultra you only get the two color options.
Cosmic Gray and Cosmic Black. Now things get quite interesting when we look at the camera modules. So the iPhone 11 Pro Max has the square camera module, and the S20 Ultra has a rather large rectangular camera module, which is also on the left side. Now, design-wise, which of these you prefer will come down to personal preference, but we have these camera modules for reasons of our own. Let's talk about the cameras. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a triple camera setup. All of these are 12 megapixels. You have an
ultra-wide camera, you have a main camera, and you have a telephoto camera, which will give you up to twice the optical zoom and up to 10 times the digital zoom.
Now I've been using the iPhone 11 Pro Max since it came out and it's one of my favorite cameras. Very, very consistent in fact. Now the S20 Ultra goes a bit crazy, because it also has the
ultra-wide angle, a prime, a telephoto lens. On top of that, it has a time-of-flight sensor, which will help with depth information, but let's talk about these cameras a bit. So the ultra-wide 12-megapixel, it's a little bit wider than what we have on the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but the main camera is a 108-megapixel camera, which is absolutely insane. That's going to give you some crazy, crazy resolution, and by default, it'll shoot at around 12 megapixels, but what this will mean is that you'll be able to combine nine pixels into one and that's going to allow you to get a lot more light captured on that sensor.
But if you want to go all-in and get the 108-megapixel resolution, you'll be able to do that too, and this is something I can't wait to try, but it doesn't stop there. The S20 Ultra's telephoto camera has a 48-megapixel resolution and uses this prism technology. This is something we saw last year on some devices and it will allow you to have hybrid optical zoom of up to 10 times and super resolution zoom of up to 100 times, which Samsung calls Space Zoom. Now I have only had a brief time to test these cameras in the demo room. I couldn't actually pull off any images, but of course as soon as I get my hands on the retail S20 Ultra we'll do a Supersaf-style side-by-side camera comparison and compare it to the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
If you want to see that first, be sure to subscribe and hit the bell icon so you don't miss out on that coverage. For video, the iPhone 11 Pro Max 4K up to 60 frames per second on all cameras, and I've said that many times before, but it's been my favorite video camera on a smartphone to date. Very, very consistent. The dynamic range, the colors are all very, very good. The S20 Ultra also looks very promising and can offer up to 8K video recording. Now this is the first mainstream smartphone to have 8K video recording, and that's just, maybe, and I'm absolutely baffled. 8K video recording on a smartphone.
Now how good is it going to be? Once again I'm going to have to try this. It's very early stages right now, but having that capability in a smartphone is awesome. 2020 what a year to be alive! Now for the front cameras, the iPhone again has 12 megapixels here. The 40-megapixel S20 Ultra. So they're really going crazy with all these megapixels. Again, you'll get pixel binning, so it'll combine like four pixels into one to let in a lot more light by default, but you'll be able to go ahead and change this if I want that full 40 mega pixel resolution.
And both devices can also shoot 4K from the front camera at up to 60 frames per second. Now let's talk a little about the interior. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has the 813 Bionic chip. The S20 Ultra will come with either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset or the Samsung Exynos 990. Now which one you'll get will depend on your region, and you'll also get more RAM on the S20 Ultra, but as you know when it comes to actual performance, software plays a very important role and of course we have very different software. We have an iOS 13 on the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
We have Android 10 with One UI on top of the S20 Ultra. Now, which of these you prefer will come down to your personal preference. I'm not going to get into an Android vs. iOS battle. As you can see I use both, but one of the new features you have on the S20 Ultra is Quick Share. Now, as I understand it, this works similar to Airdrop. Then you can quickly share files between other Galaxy devices. Airdrop something that I love on my iPhone and any Apple product, being able to share things very quickly and easily. In terms of speed and performance, these are going to be absolutely fine.
Of course, one of the benefits you'll get with the S20 Ultra is a higher refresh rate and increased touch response time, which is 240 Hertz. So it will be interesting to see how much this affects things like gaming. Now for storage, the iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with 64, 256, or 512 gigabyte options at different price points, of course. The S20 Ultra comes with the base 128 gigabytes. You can also get up to 512 gigabytes. Now this is UFS 3.0 storage. So this is faster storage and with the S20 Ultra, you get a micro SD card slot. Thus, you can expand the storage above the already large storage version of 512 gigabytes.
So you can get a terabyte micro SD card and you can have up to 1.5 five terabytes on your smartphone. So for storage, the S20 Ultra has the upper hand. Now, for security, the iPhone 11 Pro Max has Face ID, it works very, very well. The S20 Ultra has the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. And this is similar to what we saw last year on the S10 and Note 10, and this is going to come down to your personal preference. You now have the ability to use facial recognition on the S20 Ultra, but this won't be as secure because it only uses the front camera.
Therefore, I would recommend using the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Now let's talk a bit about audio. So both devices have serious speakers, and sadly neither have a 3.5mm jack. This is something to be expected with the S20 Ultra. It looks like last year's S10s were the last Samsung Galaxy S devices with a 3.5mm jack. And for the batteries, the S20 Ultra has a bigger battery. You're looking at about 25% larger. In terms of usage, we'll have to wait and see. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has given me excellent battery life. So it will be interesting to see with that 120 Hertz refresh rate how much of an impact it has on daily battery usage.
But the S20 Ultra has faster charging compared to the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Both devices also support wireless charging. However, the S20 Ultra has support for Wireless PowerShare. This is where you'll be able to use your S20 Ultra to wirelessly charge other devices. So this is particularly useful for things like headphones. If you have your phone on charge, you can simply flip it over and leave it there. This is a technology that we saw introduced last year with the S10 and Note 10. Now, before you look at the price, one big advantage that the S20 Ultra has is that it supports 5G.
This is something the iPhone doesn't have yet. So this may or may not be important to you, but if you're in a 5G-enabled area, with the S20 Ultra you'll be able to take advantage of that because it comes default from the factory with 5G enabled. . Now let's talk about the price. So the S20 Ultra is reaching higher but you're getting more storage and of course you're getting 5G. And this is going to vary, this price is going to vary depending on your region. And in terms of availability, the iPhone is of course already available. The S20 Ultra will be available for pre-order starting February 21.
And it will launch around March 6 in the US and those are all the key differences between the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. . As I mentioned, as soon as you get the S20 Ultra retail version in the house, we'll be doing a lot more coverage with it. If you want to see all of that first, be sure to subscribe and hit the bell icon so you don't miss any of it. What do you think of the iPhone 11 Pro Max versus the S20 Ultra? What device would be your choice? Definitely leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts.
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