It has been rumoured that iPhone 14 Pro Max is going to have a major clash with Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra. It is going to be a challenging battle indeed as both of these top-notch companies usually pack their best features into their biggest phones to see that which one wins the title of best phone overall.
The title of the best phone is currently held by the iPhone 13 Pro Max as it has set a high standard for other phones including the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Now Pro models are going to get a superior processor, improved main camera and a changed design. Given Apple’s history, you’d need to anticipate that the iPhone 14 Pro Max has all the potential t challenge any other phone in the market.
Now currently the best Android phone you can get in the market is S22 that offers extraordinary cameras with incredible zooming, along with a built-in S Pen and extended software support that almost matches Apple’s. Now let’s find out how iPhone 14 Pro Max vs. Galaxy S22 Ultra face-off is shaping up. Here are all the details
iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Galaxy S22 Ultra in a nutshell:
- Large OLED screens on both with up to 120Hz refresh rate
- iPhone has Face ID, Galaxy uses a fingerprint scanner
- Galaxy has S Pen
- Similar main three cameras, but Galaxy also has a unique 10X zoom
- Similar prices
- iPhone battery expected to last longer
Quick comparison chart:
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra||iPhone 14 Pro Max|
| OLED 120Hz punch hole
120Hz Promotion i-shaped face ID 20:9
|Resolution||1284×2778 px, 502 PPI||284×2778 px, 457 PPI|
|Rear Cameras||12MP ultra
| 12MP ultra
|45W wired charging
15W wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging
|27W wired charging
15W MagSafe wireles
|Price||Rs. 314,999||Rs. 339,999|
Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra was released on February 09, 2022 and the price of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in Pakistan is Rs. 355,999 with 12Gb RAM and 128 GB internal storage. On the other hand, iPhone 14 pro max is expected to be launched in fall by October 31, 2022 and the expected price of iPhone 14 Pro in Pakistan is Rs. 339,999 with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage variant.
Both the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Galaxy S22 Ultra are premium phones with solid built but with their own differences. The Galaxy is an extensive phone with sharp corners which distinguish it from other phones, but feel a little less comfortable in a pocket. On the other hand, the iPhone, being slightly taller than previous version and rounded edges would be pocket friendly.
Body: Both are made of a glass and metal layers, with Galaxy having an aluminum frame while the center of the iPhone is made of heavier stainless steel.
Resistance: Both phones are additionally IP68 water and dust protected so don’t worry about them getting wet in rain or having a dip.
Ports: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra charges via a USB-C port, while the iPhone sticks to the Apple Lightning connector.
Security: Galaxy S22 Ultra has same ultrasonic finger print scanner as its main biometric security while the notch in iPhone’s front camera has been replaced by i-shaped Face ID sensors with 3D face recognition on the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is very secure. Galaxy also has secondary 2D face recognition option but it is not as secure as iPhone.
Screen size is the same 6.7″ on the iPhone as previous models though the lack of a notch may make some additional room while the 6.8″ on the Galaxy is a bigger screen with a slightly higher resolution at 1440p as compared to 1284p on the iPhone which is not a very big difference, but still worth mentioning.
Front Cam: The iPhone is having a new i-shaped Face ID system that truly stands out, while the Galaxy goes with a much more discreet punch hole design for the front camera.
Brightness: Both are OLED displays that get super bright and both support HDR video. The Galaxy S22 Ultra claims a peak brightness of 1,750 nits while the iPhone 14 Pro Max has room to make up here.
Refresh rate: The Galaxy already features dynamic refresh rate that tweaks between 1Hz to 120Hz, and now the iPhone is also rumored to add the same refresh rate for better performance and battery consumption.
Always-on: The iPhone 14 Pro Max, is finally introducing an always-on display, which has been available on Android devices of Galaxy S flagships for years.
Main difference: Remember that the Galaxy additionally accompanies a S Pen inside it to rapidly write down notes or draw outlines. It’s an incredible device for specialists, modelers and simply the people who appreciate utilizing it.
We are excited for iPhone 14 Pro Max introducing a higher resolution sensor for the main camera using a 48-megapixel sensor which is a change from the ongoing 12MP sensor. On the other hand, the Samsung has been using an even higher-res 108-megapixel sensor for the main camera for past couple of years.
Zoom: Nonetheless, what Apple has not figured out how to come near is the 10X periscope long range zoom lens on the Galaxy, which helps you achieve incredible quality images and with digital zoom you can go at up to 100X zoom, while the iPhone is reputed to maximize at 15X or 20X zoom.
Distinctive feature: Apple has a few outstanding camera features like Photographic Styles that are not available on the Galaxy.
Video: On the video front, the Galaxy has been supporting 8K video for several years now, and this is the year that the iPhone introduces the new 48MP sensor for the first time which permits 8K video recording.
We additionally hope to see upgrades to Cinematic Mode, the Apple highlight that is used for blurring backgrounds in video, t accessible at 1080p resolution
Here is a quick recap of the camera specs on the iPhone vs Galaxy:
- 48MP vs 108MP main sensor, 26mm lens vs 23mm lens
- 12MP ultra-wide on both
- 12MP 3X zoom on iPhone, 10MP 3X zoom on Galaxy
- 10X zoom only available on Galaxy
Performance and Software
The iPhone 14 Pro Max will be launched with and run on the same new software iOS 16 while Galaxy runs on Android v12.
Processor: The iPhone 14 Pro Max is going to have Apple A16 Bionic chip, while the Galaxy has Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor but outside of the US, Galaxy models are run by an alternate chip, which is Samsung-made Exynos 2200.
Competition: The Galaxy couldn’t compete with the performance of the Apple silicon, A15 in iPhone 13 Pro Max, so it couldn’t beat A16 as well, as A16 is built on the more advanced 4nm process, which would be having higher power and efficiency.
RAM: The iPhone 14 Pro Max is likewise supposed to stay with 6GB of RAM (LPDDR5), while the Galaxy is presented with 8GB in the base model, while a beefed-up variant is additionally accessible with 12GB of RAM.
Storage: In terms of storage, both phones start at 128GB, and afterward you can upgrade to 256GB, 512GB and even 1TB for the most demanding clients. Neither of the phones supports expandable capacity (no microSD card slot on either one).
Battery and Charging
With a massive, 5,000mAh battery inside you would expect the Galaxy S22 Ultra to easily outlast iPhone counterparts that don’t even reach 4,400mAh capacity. But iPhone already holds a higher standard and performance when it comes to battery life.
Battery performance: The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra maximum power time is 8 hours and 50 minutes with its adaptive display feature enabled. However, turning off that feature improves battery life by nearly 1.5 hours, but that still isn’t sufficient to challenge the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s time. However, further developed power effectiveness by the A16 chipset and a more modest 5G modem could imply that the iPhone 14 Pro Max consumes less power than its ancestor, prompting a significantly greater gap between its longevity and Galaxy cannot compete with iPhone when t comes to battery life.
Unboxing: There is no charger on with both phones, they come only with charging cable, but not the charging brick which you would need to buy separately.