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iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, Clash of the Giants

The flagship market is heated after the arrival of the iPhone 14 Pro Max. This latest flagship from Apple has set the bar for performance and power. But what about its rival, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra which came several months ago into the market? Which device will be the ultimate choice? Let’s find out that in our iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comparison article.

iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Design

The iPhone 14 Pro Max has brought a fresh design on the display side. The notch from its predecessor, iPhone 13 Pro Max has been replaced by a smaller one. Apple calls it the “Dynamic Island” housing Face ID and the front camera. this new interactive notch allows users to interact with the device adapting in real-time to show important alerts, notifications, and activities. On the back side, there is a triple camera with a slightly bigger module than its previous gen. The front and back get Gorilla Glass protection plus a ceramic shield. While the middle frame is made up of surgical-grade stainless steel.

iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 14 Pro/Max

Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra features a glass sandwich design with a punch-hole cutout on the screen. The camera module on the back now rises from the surface and offers a minimal camera bump to Samsung S21 Ultra. Speaking of the design, it is elegant and premium. While the aluminum frame in the middle is also A+ grade certified. Likewise, there is an S-Pen on the bottom housing. Also, the front and back get Gorilla Glass Victus Plus protection.

Samsung-Galaxy-S22-Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Display

Moving to the display side, iPhone 14 Pro Max has an upgraded Super Retina XDR OLED panel. It sports a larger 6.7-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate known as ProMotion technology. The LTPO panel can change its refresh rate from 1Hz to 120Hz according to the contents on the screen. Additionally, Apple debuted Always On Display for the first time. The display has a peak brightness of a stunning 2000 nits for outdoor reading. Compared to the iPhone 13 Pro, this is twice as bright. It also has HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision support.

On the other hand, the Samsung S22 Ultra sports a 6.8 inches Edge QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 3080 pixels. Likewise, it also features a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. There are 500 PPI density and a 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate. While there are 1750 nits of peak brightness. The smartphone comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Plus protection both at the front and back panels. 

Have a Read:- iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus Launched, Find Price and Specs

iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Camera

The iPhone 14 Pro Max has retained the triple camera sensor. After using the 12MP main camera for a long time, Apple has finally leaped to a 48MP resolution. It has an aperture of f/1.8 and dual-pixel PDAF. For stabilization, the main camera features sensor-shift OIS technology. It takes full 48Mp res photos in RAW format as well. There is also a 2X Telephoto option using the 12MP resolution. There is a 12MP Telephoto sensor (77mm) with an f/2.8 aperture which has 3X lossless zoom. Likewise, the third camera is a 12MP ultrawide sensor with an aperture of f/2.2, this unit has 120 degrees FOV and dual-pixel Autofocus. Also, it has OIS for stabilization. It also doubles as a Macro camera for capturing tiny subjects. Furthermore, there is a TOF 3D LiDAR scanner.

iPhone 14 Pro Max Camera
iPhone 14 Pro Max Camera

Meanwhile, Samsung S22 Ultra comes with a quad rear camera setup the same as its predecessor. The main camera is an f/1.8 108MP sensor. Meanwhile, the second one is a 50MP Ultrawide sensor having 120° FOV. Likewise, there are two 10 MP telephoto lenses. One telephoto can zoom 10x optically for no loss in image details. While the other one can zoom in to 3x for capturing portrait shots. The setup here is a strong one and can capture whooping 100x photos with a respectable amount of detail. There is a 40MP front camera with an f/2.2 aperture.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Camera
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Camera

Have a Read:- Apple Cuts Down iPhone 14 Plus Production Due to Low Sales

Videography

Coming to the videography aspect, Samsung S22 Ultra can shoot max at 8K @24fps while iPhone 14 Pro Max can capture up to 4K @60fps. Samsung’s OIS has a 58% wider angle correction compared to its predecessor. While on the iPhone there is sensor-shift OIS. Here, Samsung can also shoot portrait videos at Full HD resolution. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro Max can shoot cinematic videos at 2.8K resolution. There is a pro-action mode for super stabilization. Likewise, the S22 Ultra has an Automatic Video-rate feature.

Talking of the front camera, iPhone 14 Pro Max’s 12MP shooter can capture up to 4K @60fps videos with gyro EIS. And the Samsung S22 Ultra’s 40MP selfie camera can also shoot up to 4K @60fps with gyro EIS.

iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Performance

Both phones have different SoCs and software. This section can be termed as iPhone vs Android. The iPhone 14 Pro Max brings in the latest and greatest 4nm based A16 bionic chip. It is the most powerful smartphone chip right now in the market. Whereas, Samsung S22 Ultra packs in the horsepower of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, based on a 4nm architecture. For the European market, the S22 Ultra ships with an Exynos 2200 chip, made by Samsung. The A16 Bionic is better with raw performance and gaming, thanks to Apple’s supremacy in chip-making and optimization. That doesn’t make the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 a bad silicon. So, the S22 Ultra is still a powerful Android phone.

A16-Bionic
A16 Bionic Chipset

In the software section, the 14 Pro Max boots on iOS 16 while the S22 Ultra has OneUI 4.1 based on Android 12. The software experience is different on both phones. Moreover, it relies on a user’s preferences and usage patterns. iOS 16 is a new iteration with new features such as lock screen customization, iCloud shared photo family, etc. Meanwhile, Samsung’s OneUI 4.1 is also a reliable Android skin with more customization and features. Two distinctive and special features of the iPhone 14 Pro Max are Satellite Connectivity and Car Crash Detection. While Samsung’s Knox Security is also a commendable feature.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Chipset

Also, Check:- Apple iPhones Price in Nepal | Apple Mobiles Pricelist

Battery and Charging

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is fueled by a 4330mAh Lithium-ion battery. It has fast charging support for up to 20W. Meanwhile, Samsung S22 Ultra has a 5000mAh Li-ion cell and 45W fast charging support. Both of the devices don’t get shipped with a charger though. On paper, Samsung wins here with a faster-charging speed. Moreover, the wireless charging support of 15W is present on both phones.

Specs Comparision

CategorySamsung Galaxy S22 UltraiPhone 14 Pro Max
Display6.8″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, 120Hz, 2nd Gen LTPO, 1750 nits peak Brightness, HDR 10+6.7″ AMOLED Super Retina XDR Display, 120Hz, 2nd Gen LTPO, 2000nits peak Brightness, HDR 10+, Dolby Vision
CameraQuad Camera Setup; 50MP main (OIS) + 50MP Ultrawide (OIS, 120°FOV) +10MP Telephoto (10x Optical Zoom) + 10MP Telephoto (3x Zoom)Triple Camera Setup; 48MP Main(OIS) + 12MP Ultrawide (OIS)+12MP Telephoto (3X Optical Zoom)
Front Camera40MP Front Camera12MP Front Camera
Videography[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec, gyro-EIS[email protected]/25/30/60fps, [email protected]/30/60/120/240fps, 10-bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode ([email protected]/30fps), stereo sound rec.
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1(Rest of the World)
Exynos 2200 (Europe)
Apple A16 Bionic
ProcessorOcta Core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.40 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.70 GHz Cortex-A510)Hexa Core (2×3.46 GHz Everest + 4×2.02 GHz Sawtooth)
GPUAdreno 730Apple GPU (5 Core Graphics)
RAM & ROM8/128GB, 12/256GB, 16/1TB6/128GB, 6/256GB, 6/512GB, 6/1TB
Battery & Charging5000mAh, 45W Wired Fast ChargingLi-Ion 4323 mAh, 20W Wired Fast Charging
Headphone JackNoNo
Connectivity5G5G
Price in NepalRs.169,000 (12/256GB)
Rs.179,000 (12/512GB)
Rs.2,00,000 (6/128GB), Rs.2,20,000 (6/256GB), Rs.2,50,000, Rs.2,80,000 (6/1TB) [Expected]
Specs Comparison:- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max

Pricing and Availability

In Nepal, Samsung Galaxy Ultra is officially available in two variants; 12/256GB at Rs.169,000 and 12/512GB at Rs.179,000. The launch of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is not sure due to the import restrictions of the Nepal government. But still, the price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max can be expected to start at Rs.2,00,000 for the 256GB variant and might go up to Rs.280,000 for the 1TB variant.

Have a Read:- iPhone 13 Pro Price in Nepal

iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Verdict

Both of the phones are premium flagship devices. The iPhone 14 Pro Max with a 48MP main lens has been a massive upgrade for Apple. Its ability to shoot Pro Res videos at 4K is commendable. Also, the 2.8K quality cinematic (portrait) videos come at the top of the competition. Meanwhile, Samsung S22 Ultra is also a camera powerhouse. The 108MP primary lens, 50MP ultrawide, 10MP Telephoto lens with 3X and 10X optical zoom, and whopping 100x shots, are eye-catching. It can also record in 8K resolution. Similarly, amazing portrait mode, superb video quality, and dynamic range make iPhone 14 Pro Max a worthy competitor.

When it comes to display, Samsung has been the pioneer in providing super punchy and vibrant AMOLED panels. Here, iPhone 14 Pro Max also comes with a superb AMOLED panel. Hence, the display quality goes neck to neck. With 2000 nits peak brightness, the 14 Pro Max beats Samsung’s 1700 nits peak brightness display.

Talking of the OS, it relies on personal preference. Both iOS and OneUi are superior on their sides. For, people coming from iOS fluidity and smoothness, iPhone 14 Pro Max becomes the choice. Meanwhile, OneUI is for those wanting customization, freedom, and a user-friendly UI. Also, the S Pen is the Unique Selling Point of Samsung. It comes with impressive usability. Also, the latency of the new S Pen has improved to just 2.8 ms. Taking down notes, and drawing some doodles, the S becomes a go-to choice. So, a presence of a stylus is a great point for Samsung.

Do Check:-Samsung Mobile Price in Nepal

Final Words

Apart from that, both flagship devices are two of the best smartphones money can buy. Price-wise, Samsung is cheaper than Apple. But again, the final choice differs as per the personal preference of the user. Also, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is launching in Q1 of 2023. You might want to wait for that.

Do Read:- Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Rumors: Soc, Battery, RAM, Camera

So what do you think of our iPhone Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comparison article? Which device would you choose and why? Do not hesitate to present your valuable views, thoughts, and opinions in the comment section below.

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