Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

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Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
$1,024 (€834)
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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
$1,099 (€896)
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Also Known As Also available with 5G Versions: A2411 (International); A2342 (USA); A2410 (Canada, Japan); A2412 (China, Hong Kong)

General

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Announced 2020, August 05 2020, October 13
Status Available. Released 2020, August 21 Available. Released 2020, November 13
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM) - for China
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 - A2342
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66 - A2411, A2412
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 - A2410
5G Network 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261 Sub6/mmWave - A2342
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79 Sub6 - A2410, A2411, A2412
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Stylus, 9ms latency (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro)
Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

Body

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Dimensions 164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm (6.49 x 3.04 x 0.32 in) 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4 mm (6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)
Weight 208 g (7.34 oz) 228 g (8.04 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), stainless steel frame Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel frame

Display

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+ Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
Size 6.9 inches, 116.7 cm2 (~91.7% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 3088 pixels (~496 ppi density) 6.7 inches, 109.8 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio), 1284 x 2778 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Always-on display
120Hz@FHD/60Hz@QHD refresh rate
Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating
Dolby Vision
Wide color gamut
True-tone

Sound

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Jack No
32-bit/384kHz audio
Tuned by AKG
No

Memory

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Card Slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot) No
Internal 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM
UFS 3.0
128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM
NVMe

Data

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX 5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC Yes Yes
USB USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go Lightning, USB 2.0

Camera

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Primary Triple
108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
12 MP, f/3.0, 120mm (periscope telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom, 50x hybrid zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm
Quad
12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift stabilization (IBIS)
12 MP, f/2.2, 65mm (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2.5x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.4, 120Ëš, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6"
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 10‑bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.
Secondary Single
10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
Dual
12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6"
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)

Features

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
OS Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.0 iOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 14.2
Chipset Exynos 990 (7 nm+) - GlobalQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) - USA Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2x2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) - GlobalOcta-core (1x3.0 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585) - USA Hexa-core (2x3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4x1.8 GHz Icestorm)
GPU Mali-G77 MP11 - GlobalAdreno 650 - USA Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Sensors Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Radio FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent) No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Colors Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
ANT+
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Siri natural language commands and dictation

Battery

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Li-Ion 4500 mAh, non-removable Li-Ion 3687 mAh, non-removable (14.13 Wh)
Fast charging 25W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 15W
Stand-By Up to 20 h (multimedia)
Music Play Up to 80 h

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