iPhone 12 Pro vs Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

New range of iPhones starts from the tiny 5.4” iPhone 12 mini and goes up to iPhone 12 Pro Max, Which is 61.7 inches diagonally. The flagship lineup also contains iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 pro. These phones stand neck and neck with Samsung‘s best phones, which is the Note 20 ultra 5G lineup.

Whenever Apple releases a new iPhone, the company surely uses all the standard features found in Android phones, but Apple gives a unique touch to the phones. Apple carried this famous trend to its iPhone 12 lineup as well, which is the flagship lineup of phones released by Apple this year.

While Apple is known to launch multiple phones at once, the company launched four phones at the same time for the first time in 2020.

Note 20 ultra comes with an S pen, which is known to be the flagship feature of the note series by Samsung. This line represents the best set of features offered by any android phone right now. So, a match between iPhone 12 Pro Max and the note 20 ultra is a must.

The Price Difference

Since both of these mobile phones fall into the premium flagship category, you should not expect them to be cheap.

iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1100 for the 128 GB variant, and $1199 and $1399 for the 256GB and 512GB variants respectively.

On the other hand, the note 20 ultra series starts at $1299 for 128GB and $1499 for the 512GB version.

However, since the Note 20 ultra series has been around for a bit longer, you can expect to get them for a cheaper price in the great deals occasionally offered by Samsung. There are iPhone 12 pro max offers available as well, but they come with cellular plans attached with them.

Available Colors And Display

  • The top-end iPhone has a 6.7” 60Hz OLED screen, while the Note 20 ultra has a 6.9” 120Hz OLED screen.
  • Apple claims its screen to have Ceramic Shield, while Samsung Note 20 ultra comes with the standard gorilla glass victus as its screen.
  • iPhones are available in blue, gold, silver and graphite, while the Samsung Note 20 ultra has Black, White and bronze.

You might think that the huge 6.7” screen of the iPhone 12 Pro Max will be a bit tougher to handle. This might also affect the way you hold your iPhone. But when compared to the gigantic Note 20 ultra, you’ll feel that your iPhone is actually more comfortable to hold. The iPhone also has a wider screen and flat sides, which might make it somewhat difficult for some people.

However, iPhone 12 Pro Max offers great water resistance and a screen even better than the galaxy note 20 ultra. That’s because the Ceramic Shield we mentioned above is actually an updated version of the gorilla glass victus used in the note 20 ultra. This way, the latest flagship iPhone offers greater water resistance and better drop protection.

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Moreover, the iPhone 12 Pro Max does not come with a higher refresh rate than the galaxy note 20 ultra. While this might look like a downside, that’s how Apple works, and you will have to deal with it. But other than it’s 60Hz refresh rate, The iPhone 12 Pro Max is very sharp looking as far as the screen is concerned.

On the other hand, The Samsung note 20 ultra comes with a dynamic AMOLED and a 120Hz refresh rate, which is surely twice as fast as the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The Note 20 ultra is also a bit sharper as compared to the iPhone. However, the iPhone has the highest peak brightness of the two and has better colors as well. 

The display of the latest iPhone is also tougher as compared to the latest note mobile by Samsung. That’s because the ceramic shield technology is better than the gorilla glass victus technology used in Samsung. However, since the refresh rate seems to matter more for regular smartphone users, this round rightfully belongs to Samsung. 

You will experience top-quality displays by buying any of these devices.

Specs And Performance

The latest iPhone 12 Pro Max uses A14 Bionic chip-based on a 5nm architecture, and has 6GB RAM. On the other hand, Samsung Note 20 Ultra uses Snapdragon 865+/Exynos 990, and 8/12 GB of RAM. Both of the flagships come with 128/256/512 GB of available built-in storage.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max by Apple uses their latest A14 Bionic chip. The chip based on a 5nm processor delivers a great performance. This chip, combined with the well-optimized iOS 14, delivers a performance that is still unmatched by any android phone. 

The chip ensures power efficiency in its applications. You can get the latest iPhone model with 6GB RAM and 128/256/512 GB available storage.

On the other hand, Note 20 Ultra has the latest Snapdragon 865+ processor, which provides better performance as compared to 865, which is used in S20. However, the snapdragon variant is only released for the US and Korean markets. 

The Rest of the world will get Exynos 990, which is also a great processor. You can buy Note 20 Ultra with 8/12GB RAM, and 128/256/512 GB of available built-in storage.

However, when it comes to scores measured by apps like “Antutu”, iPhone 12 Pro Max destroys the Note 20 Ultra by a huge margin. So, the performance award goes into the hands of Apple.

Cameras in Both Flagships

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with 12-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel zoom camera, 12-megapixel ultra wide camera. The phone also has a 12-megapixel front camera.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with a 108-MP main camera, 12-MP ultra-wide camera, 12-MP zoom, and 10-MP front camera.

Our Verdict

So, on the spec sheet, Samsung seems to dominate clearly. However, the users seem to prefer both the iPhone and Samsung flagship based on their preferences in pictures.

Let us know which smartphone you prefer and why! 

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