Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max

Since both Samsung and Apple offer high-end phones that cost well over $1,000, let’s compare how their specs stack up and see who is really offering the best for their prices

SPECSS22 UltraiPhone 14 Pro Max
Display 6.8 inch6.7 inch
QHD+ Dynamic AMOLEDSuper Retina XDR OLED, 
1750 nits (peak)1600 nits (typ), 2000 nits(HBM)
1440 x 3088 resolution1290 x 2796 resolution
90.2% screen-to-body ratio88.3% screen-to-body ratio
114.3 cm2110.2 cm2
Always-on displayAlways-on display
MaterialCorning Gorilla Glass Victus 2(screen)Ceramic Shield
(screen)
Gorilla Glass Victus+
(back)
Corning-made glass
(back)
Aluminum frameStainless steel frame
Memory8GB/12GBRAM6GB RAM
256/512/1TBGB
ROM
128/256/512/1TBGB
ROM
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)Apple A16 Bionic (4 nm)
Octa-core (1×3.36 GHz Cortex
-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 &
2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0
GHz Cortex-A510)
Hexa-core (2×3.46 GHz Everest + 4×2.02 GHz Sawtooth)
Adreno 740Apple GPU (5-core graphics)
Battery and ChargingLi-ionLi-ion
5000mAh4,323mAh
USB Type-C 3.2, OTGLightning, USB 2.0
45W wired, PD3.016.68 Wh
10W wireless (Qi/PMA)MagSafe
wireless
charging
15W
4.5W reverse wireless4.5W reverse wireless
Rear CamQuadQuad
200 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide)48 MP, f/1.8,
10 MP, f/4.9, 230mm

(periscope telephoto)
1.22µm, dual pixel
PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto)12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm,
120˚ (ultrawide), 1.4µm
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide)12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm (telephoto)
LED flash, auto-HDR, panoramaLED flash
(adaptive),
HDR (photo/
panorama)
Front CamSingleDual
40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide)12 MP, f/1.9,
23mm (wide)
1/3.6″, PDAF
SL 3D, (depth/
biometrics sensor)
Dual video call, Auto-HDRHDR, Cinematic mode
VideoRear:
8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps,
1080p@30/60/240fps,
720p@960fps, HDR10+,
stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
Rear:
4K@24/25/
30/60fps, 
1080p@25/30/
60/120/240fps, 
10-bit HDR, 
Dolby Vision HDR 
(up to 60fps)
ProRes capabilityCinematic mode (4K@30fps),
stereo sound rec.
Front:
4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
Front:
4K@24/25/
30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/
60/120fps,
gyro-EIS
AudioStereo speakersStereo speakers
32-bit/384kHz audio
Tuned by AKG
32-bit/384kHz audio
Tuned by AKG
No 3.5mm headphone jackNo 3.5mm headphone jack
Network / CommsWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi DirectWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, 
dual-band, 
hotspot
5.3, A2DP, LE5.3, A2DP, LE
with A-GPS,
GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
Sensors and extrasFingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometerFace ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Samsung DeX, Samsung
Wireless DeX
(desktop experience support)
Bixby natural language
commands and dictation
Samsung Pay
(Visa, MasterCard certified)
Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving)
Nano-SIM and eSIM or
Dual SIM
(2 Nano-SIMs and eSIM, dual stand-by)
Dual Nano-SIM (Global)
Single SIM (other countries)
eSIM
(U.S. variant)
Color
availability
Phantom Black, Green,
Cream, Lavender
Space Black, Silver, Gold, Deep Purple
Dimensions163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm160.7 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight234 g240 g
PricingPhp 77,990
( 128GB)
Php 81,990
(8GB + 256GB)
Php 84,990
( 256GB)
Php 89,990
(12GB + 512GB)
Php 96,990
(512GB)
Php 103,990
(12GB 1 TB)
Php 109,990
(1 TB)

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