Galaxy S23 Ultra vs. iPhone 14 Pro Max: Apple better watch out


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Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event was jam-packed with a ton of new hardware, including the brand-new Galaxy S23 series. This lineup includes the S23, S23 Plus, and the mega-powerful Galaxy S23 Ultra. Despite there being three phones, the most exciting one is definitely the S23 Ultra, which now has a massive 200MP main camera and is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy.

But how does Samsung’s latest top-of-the-line flagship Android phone compare to Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro Max? Let’s take a look at the two side-by-side.

Galaxy S23 Ultra vs. iPhone 14 Pro Max: specs

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Size 3.07 x 6.43 x 0.35 inches 3.05 x 6.33 x 0.31 inches
Weight 8.25 ounces 8.47 ounces
Display 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED

120Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate


1,750 nit outdoor peak brightness

6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED

ProMotion up to 120Hz adaptive refresh rate


2,000 nit outdoor peak brightness

RAM/Storage 8GB/256GB

12GB 512GB/1TB



Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy A16 Bionic
Biometrics Ultrasonic FP & Face Recognition Face ID
Rear Camera 200MP main (OIS) with Laser Auto Focus

12MP ultra-wide

10MP (OIS) telephoto and periscope telephoto

48MP main (OIS)

12MP ultra wide

12MP 2X/3X telephoto

Selfie Camera 12MP 12MP

8K at 30 fps, 4K at 60 fps

FHD at 120 fps and 960 fps (Super Slow- Mo)

4K at 4 fps/25 fps/30 fps/60 fps

1080p at 25 fps/30 fps/60 fps

720p at 30 fps

Cinematic 4KHDR at 30 fps

Dolby Vision 4Kat 60 fps

ProRes 4K at 30 fps or 1080p at 30 fps for 128GB model

Zoom 3X/10X Optical

100X Space Zoom

3X optical zoom in

2x optical zoom out

6x optical zoom range

Digital zoom up to 15X

Battery 5,000mAh 4,323mAh
Charging Super Fast Charging 2.0 up to 45W with USB-C

Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 up to 15W

Wireless PowerShare

Fast charging up to 20W with Lightning

Wireless charging up to 7.5W

MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W

Galaxy S23 Ultra vs. iPhone 14 Pro Max: design

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The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s design has not changed from the previous iteration. It’s still massive in size with a 6.8-inch display, and the side edges of the frame are curved (though not as intensely), with…