Want a big smartphone? The new Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, with a huge 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display and an extremely powerful quad-lens camera, is one of the largest and best around. But it's not the only big phone out there and everyone seems to have one they prefer. Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max is the major option phone for many, boasting strong flagship hardware, a long-lasting battery, and an excellent good camera.
If you're ready to upgrade or just want something fresh and shiny, these two huge, strong flagships are tempting buyouts. What one would be better for you? We did find out.
Let’s take a quick walk through about key specs.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Dimensions 9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm (6.4 x 2.9 x 0.3)
- Weight 6 ounces (186 grams)
- 7-inch screen Dynamic AMOLED 2X
- 3200 x 1440 pixels (525 pixels per inch) Screen size
- 128, 512 GB of storage space
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor
- 12 GB RAM
- 12-megapixel camera quad lens, 64MP telephoto lens, 12MP ultra-wide lens, and 10MP front ToF sensor rear
- The 4,500mAh Battery
- Fast Charging (25W)
- Qi Wireless Charging
Apple iPhone 11 Max Pro
- Dimensions 158 x 77.8 x 8.1 mm (6.22 x 3.06 x 0.32 inch)
- Weight 97 ounces (226 grams)
- 64, 256 and 512 GB storage space
- Apple A13 Bionic processor chip
- 4 GB RAM
- 12MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide and 12MP telephoto rear camera Triple lens; 12MP True Depth front
- 3,969mAh battery
- Fast charging (18W)
- Qi Charging Wireless
The iPhone 11 Pro is indeed an intimidating device, measuring 6.5 inches from corner to corner. But with their largest-in-class 6.9-inch AMOLED panel, the Galaxy S20 Ultra takes things a step further.
The 6.9-inch display of the Galaxy S20 Ultra sports both a higher resolution and a peak refresh rate that is twice the 6.5-inch panel inside the iPhone 11 Pro Max, so you might expect Samsung to pull out a massive lead in this class.
Whether you're choosing the Galaxy S20 Ultra or the iPhone 11 Pro Max, there's one of the best two camera phones you can buy money from. One of them though has an edge.
The camera of the iPhone 11 Pro Max is excellent. But it often prefers artificial means hot pictures and its purely digital zoom doesn't align the software-aided optical zoom of the S20 Ultra which gives uncompressed quality at 10x.
Here's one clear place where Samsung — and other Android phone manufacturers — still have some significant catch up to do. The A13 Bionic chipset in the iPhone 11 Pro Max surpasses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset within the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, just as it beats phones powered by the system-on - chip last year's Snapdragon 855.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra averaged 11 hours and 58 minutes in the specific battery tests, where phones are designed to access endless web pages over a mobile network while set to 150 nits of brightness. The iPhone 11 Pro Max lasted at 11 hours and 54 minutes, approximately just as long.
It's hard to disregard the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra gives you everything, plus the sink. You shouldn't regret buying either of these smartphones in the end. They both are stunning devices that leave nothing on the table, no matter what you buy. Which smartphone you choose, is up to you.