Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G and iPhone 11 Pro Max which one is the king?

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G and iPhone 11 Pro Max which one is the king?

S20 Ultra 5G and iPhone 11 Pro Max which one is the king?

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G and iPhone 11 Pro Max which one is the king? 

If you are going to buy new Android flagship sooner than later, then chances are great that you will find iPhone 11 Pro Max. It is one of the best Smartphones on the planet, backed by a well renowned Tech Name, "Apple".

 But take a breath and think for a second. There is another competitor which is offering some nice features to their customers. Samsung GalaxyS20 Ultra 5G smartphone matches up closely with iPhone 11 Pro Max by Apple on a few top features and various tech specs; however, there are some golden features that distinguish between them. In this article, we will see which one is the king.

S20 Ultra 5G and iPhone 11 Pro Max which one is the king?

Design & Display.

Both iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G are amazing. If you look from the front, it will be difficult to distinguish the iPhone 11 Pro Max from last year's iPhone XS Max in the first place. The notched screen that we met with the iPhone X for the first time and the design created accordingly are also preserved in the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Rounded corners designed to match the screen, glass layers covering the front and back completely, and a stainless steel frame surrounding the edges are among the primary design elements of the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Apple underlines that the glass used on both the front and back of the iPhone 11 Pro Max was specially developed by Corning and is more robust. It should be noted that we did not see any noticeable scratches on the windshield while using the phone. However, we don't have enough data to make a comment about the back, because right out of the box, we used the iPhone 11 Pro Max with the transparent case specially released by Apple for this phone. For this reason, the rear glass surface did not interact much with the external environment during our use.

However, we can say a few words about the transparent case at this point. The transparent case, using the same material as the transparent case released for the iPhone XR for the first time last year, is made of hard plastic. It fits well on the phone, but we feel occasional slight twists. While it makes the iPhone 11 Pro Max a little thicker and heavier, it provides a better grip and helps a little more in preventing the phone from slipping in one hand. It also prevents the rear camera module from protruding, preventing that area from touching the surface when the phone is placed on a table or similar.

Going back to the smartphone, the most important details that will distinguish an iPhone 11 Pro Max from its predecessor are hidden behind. We see that Apple is using both a different camera array and a different type of material on the back. There are three cameras on the back and these are placed in a square-shaped module in the upper left corner. Besides the cameras, there are also flash and microphone. This section is designed from a shiny glass. The remaining glass surface has a matte texture. This frosted glass-like glass surface was created by Apple with a special technique. It has more friction against the glossy glass surface, which will contribute to comfortably controlling the phone in case-free use.

 The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a slightly larger surface area and thickness than last year's XS Max model. At the same time 226 gr. slightly heavier than its predecessor. When we hold each phone in both hands, we can feel the difference in weight. However, we have to say that it does not create a feeling of fatigue when holding the phone for a long time. Despite its stylish appearance, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which is a very robust phone, also makes progress in water and dust resistance. This year's phone is also IP68 resistance, but unlike the XS Max, it can stay in water at a depth of 4 meters for half an hour.

When we look at the edges, we do not see any difference compared to last year's models. On the lower edge, there is a Lightning port, speaker, microphone. On the left edge are the mute button, the volume keys. On the right edge is the side button and a nanoSIM card tray. We also see that the edges are cut by antenna lines at various points.

On the other hand, The S20 Ultra also shares the same material structure and properties as the other products of the Galaxy S20 family. Glass and metal combination comes with the design. The friction of the glass surface is sufficient, so it is possible to hold and use the phone without slipping. On the other hand, it also has water and dust resistance, which is documented with IP68 certification. During the summer days, we are in, you can use the S20 Ultra by the sea or the pool with peace of mind without worrying about water. It will not cause any headache in case of use in the rain or dropping into a puddle in the winter.

The S20 Ultra is the phone with the largest body in the series. At the launch of the Galaxy S20 series, the Ultra-model looked like it was a pretty big phone amongst the others. However, after we started to experience the phone, we found that the large body did not cause much trouble. Of course, it's a bigger and heavier phone than the Galaxy S20 Plus. However, we did not have any difficulties in handling or carrying it in a pocket.

Samsung has placed the screen protective film from the very beginning. Even though minor scratches begin to appear on it after a few days, it seems that you can use it for a long time without removing the screen protector film. Samsung uses Corning Gorilla Glass 6 glass on the front and back of this phone. Since the front is covered with glass, it is protected from the very beginning. There are no noticeable scratches or abrasions on the back, either. However, we have to say that the glass surface is very generous in retaining fingerprints and dirt.

On the lower edge of the S20 Ultra, there is a USB-C port, microphone, and speaker. While there is no input or output on the left side, there are volume keys and power button on the right side. On the upper edge, there is a microphone, nano-SIM card, and microSD card tray. On the back is a camera module that is quite wide and protrudes considerably. Here, too, there are four cameras, flash, and a third microphone. The Samsung logo is also placed towards the bottom.

S20 Ultra 5G and iPhone 11 Pro Max which one is the king?

 As far as display is concerned, iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with a 6.5 OLED screen which is called the Super Retina XDR offers an impressive visual experience thanks to Apple's optimizations. It occupies 83.7 of the front of the device. iPhone 11 Pro Max has 2688 x 1242 resolution with 458 PPi, we have a screen that offers very clear and sharp images and texts. When you look at the screen, the images are smooth, you cannot notice the pixels with the naked eye.

The elements of the high experience offered by the screen are not limited to resolution only. The OLED screen used by Apple offers realistic and vivid colors thanks to its high black depth and contrast. In this case, you can see the photos you take more realistically and make your arrangements comfortably on your smartphone. On the other hand, the screen has a brightness of up to 800 nits. This makes using iPhone 11 Pro Max more comfortable in all conditions.

Apple says the iPhone 11 Pro Max's screen brightness is automatically adjusted according to the content you're watching. For example, while watching a movie, the screen brightness can reach 1200 nits depending on the scene. In practice, the difference in high screen brightness appears. In a very bright environment, it is possible to see how the screen brightness of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, from which bright light is directed, automatically rises to high levels. Meanwhile, Apple's True Tone technology is also available. In this way, the color temperature of the screen is adjusted automatically according to the light in the environment. We mostly used the iPhone 11 Pro Max in this setting, especially when browsing websites, the difference is seen on white backgrounds, eye comfort is increased.

The high brightness of the screen also offers an advantage on the side of HDR support. iPhone 11 Pro Max's Super Retina XDR OLED display offers Dolby Vision support as well as HDR10. You can see the difference in this support, especially in movies you download from iTunes or some original productions you watch on Netflix. Colors are more vivid, visual elements such as clouds and smoke become a little more pronounced. The aspect ratio of the screen is 19.5: 9. In most Netflix series, we did not prefer full-screen playback, as getting to full screen causes clipping at the top and bottom. The same is true for YouTube videos. However, the situation is a little better for the 21: 9 aspect ratio movies that we download from iTunes or watch from Netflix. Watching movies of that format on full screen is enjoyable.

One of the elements that distinguished the screens of the iPhone XS and XR models last year was 3D Touch technology. The screen, which detects different pressure levels, could thus perform different functions. With iOS 13, Apple made these functions depending on the software. Therefore, 3D Touch technology was not needed. The experience offered on screens with 3D Touch is again offered. Thanks to the new vibration motor, the movements triggered when you press the screen are accompanied by a vibration that reminds you of the old.

This high performance and visual richness of the screen is accompanied by the sound side. The iPhone 11 Pro Max also has two speakers, one placed on the bottom edge and the other on the handset speaker. Last year, Apple made significant improvements in the sound output of stereo speakers with the iPhone XS Max, making the stereo sound effect offered by the more pronounced. While those improvements are maintained this year, an audio technology that we've heard more and more like Dolby Atmos is supported.

Dolby Atmos makes it possible to feel the environmental sound effect even better, especially in supported movies. Best of all, you don't need any additional accessories to understand the difference of this brace. The speakers of the iPhone 11 Pro Max have this support. This speaker system, which has a very high sound output compared to a smartphone, allows you to feel the direction of the sound comfortably in movies. Moreover, even if you are on the back of the phone, you can easily hear the sound. This will be especially useful when listening to music on your iPhone with your friends. The bass and treble of the sound from the speaker is balanced and satisfying. Note that it does not explode at the highest level.

Now an Apple classic, the iPhone 11 Pro Max does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. EarPods with Lightning tips come out of the box. Ideally, the iPhone 11 Pro Max would be to purchase a headset that will easily be paired with this phone and work practices, such as AirPods or the new AirPods Pro. However, let's point out that you can easily use your other wireless headphones.

Contrastingly, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G comes with a 6.9 Dynamic AMOLED 2X corner-to-corner display with curved edges. The screen occupies 89.9% of the front of the device. The S20 Ultra has 1440 x 3200 resolution just like the S20 Plus model with 511 PPI. However, it is possible to use the screen of the phone with a lower resolution setting. In fact, there is no big difference between QHD + and FHD + resolution at normal operating distance. However, we generally preferred to use the phone in the highest resolution.

 If you prefer Full HD + resolution in screen resolution, you can also take advantage of the 120Hz refresh rate feature of the screen. The higher refresh rate offers a smoother visuality in user interface transitions and web page scrolling. It also shows the difference in games that support high graphics speeds on the game side. Apart from that, let's also mention that the screen changes the refresh rate dynamically according to the content. Generally, the 120Hz refresh rate doesn't make much of a difference, but those who like smoother transitions can enable this setting by sacrificing resolution.

The screen of the S20 Ultra has high brightness, deep blacks, and high contrast. The colors are vivid, which gives a more intense and better experience when viewing photos and videos. It is possible to adjust the color temperature of the screen as you wish. You can also use the Blue light filter that considers eye health. The viewing angles of the screen are high, and we can say that the screen hole at the top does not scratch much while playing games or watching videos.

The S20 Ultra has two speakers. One of them is at the bottom and the other is placed on the handset at the top of the screen. The volume of the two speakers is at almost the same level, so the stereo sound is largely provided. The sound quality is good, the treble is not overdone at full volume. Although the bass is not very high, a little bit of influence can be felt. You can listen to music or watch videos with your friends without connecting any speakers to the S20 Ultra. The speakers of the phone will be enough for you.

S20 Ultra 5G and iPhone 11 Pro Max which one is the king?

 Operating System and Process. 

Both phones offer extremely fast and powerful processors. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G comes with Exynos 990, and iPhone 11 Pro Max is powered by the brand-new A13 Bionic. This Apple-designed processor has six cores. While 2 of these are designed for high-frequency and power-intensive jobs, the remaining four cores prioritize productivity-focused work. At the same time, the quad-core graphics processing unit is also within the Apple A13.

 Both processors are built using a 7nm process for extreme power efficiency, and they both have a neural engine on board for AI-related tasks.

According to the operating system, the iPhone 11 Pro Max runs on iOS 13. With OS 13, significant progress is made in terms of both performance and functionality. While there are various errors at the beginning, Apple is pretty quick to turn them off. We did not see any problems on the software side of the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The experience we used to on iOS 13 devices continues in the same way. Especially during the installation of the device, transferring files from the old iPhone or transferring via iCloud is very practical and provides great convenience.

Dark Mode is one of the features that come with iOS 13 and provides great comfort in the new iPhone. Dark Mode, which you can activate either manually or automatically from sunset to sunrise, will make your eyes more comfortable and save battery. Considering the OLED screen of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, we can say that the dark appearance on the iPhone 11 Pro Max contributed greatly.

Reversing it, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra runs on Android 10 with Samsung famous UI 2.1 user interface. Earlier this year, Samsung began offering the One UI 2 user interface on last year's S10 and Note 10 series models. However, with the S20, it also brought some innovations on the software side. For example, among Samsung Galaxy phones AppleQuick Share is one of them, which enables sharing photos, videos or documents similar to AirDrop. On the other hand, the Samsung Daily interface, which replaces Bixby Home looks more useful with recommendations from multimedia services such as Netflix and Spotify.

Additionally, you can use Google Duo instead of Samsung's video calling app. If you choose Duo, you can easily make video calls with more people. However, the person you call must also be a Duo user.

As we have always said in previous Samsung phone reviews, the One UI user interface, with its large icons and other controls, allows to use large screen phones more comfortably. We see the benefit of One UI on the S20 Ultra, which has a fairly large screen. You can access your favorite applications by dragging the drawer on the side of the phone towards the center. You can even open two apps on the same screen by dragging and dropping any of them in the middle of the screen, or use the app in a floating window.

 Apart from that, many applications that we are used to seeing on Samsung's Galaxy phones come preinstalled. In addition to Google's popular applications such as Gmail, Maps, YouTube, there are also applications such as Microsoft's Office Mobile, LinkedIn, OneDrive. As we mentioned in the previous section, you can install DeX software on your computer, connect the S20 Ultra to the computer, and view the phone's user interface on the big screen, as if using a computer, with the view of the desktop. In this way, you can open websites in desktop view. Or you can better view your photos or videos. DeX also provides practicality in working with Office documents. In addition, after activating the Connect to Windows control in Quick Settings, you can connect to the S20 Ultra with the Your Phone app on your PC.

Among the functions offered are seeing the notifications and messages sent to the phone on the computer screen, accessing the user interface of the phone from the computer and answering the incoming calls from the computer. In other words, you can make better use of the high processing power of the S20 Ultra with your computer and achieve an uninterrupted working environment. 

S20 Ultra 5G and iPhone 11 Pro Max which one is the king?

Storage, Price, and available colors. 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G and iPhone 11 Pro Max price depends on the selected variant. The basic variant of the S20 Ultra 5G with 12GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost you around 1299.99USD on Amazon. The variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB variant, it will cost 1399.99USD while the 16GB RAM and 512GB variant will cost you around 1999.99USD on Amazon. It supports either 2 SIM cards or 1 SD card up to 1TB. It is available in Black and Gray colors.

 Meanwhile, the basic variant of iPhone 11 Pro Max with 4GB RAM and 64GB variant, it will cost you around 1099.00USD on Amazon. The variant with 4GB RAM and 256GB variant, it will cost 1200.00USD while the 4GB RAM and 512GB variant will cost you around 1400.00USD on Amazon. It does not have an SD card. While it goes with 2 SIM cards, one is physical and the other is eSIM. It is available in Good, Silver, Black, and the cool Midnight-Green colors.

Security and Ports.

For security, iPhone 11 Pro Max does not come with a fingerprint sensor. It also unlocks using 3D face recognition which has been improved by the years. Apple continues to develop Face ID with 2019 model iPhones. Face screen unlock is a bit faster than before. Now, as soon as you turn on the phone's screen, you will see the lock icon unlocked at the top of the lock screen. It also supports the same classical unlocking methods which any other smartphone has such as pattern and passcode.

Instead, The Galaxy S20 Ultra has a fingerprint reader. Samsung is making this unit better and better. During the time we used the S20 Ultra, we preferred the fingerprint reader as the authentication method. And we did not have any trouble with this. Those who wish can also benefit from facial recognition using the front camera.

As of ports, the device supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. The device comes with a USB-C port, which helps in quick charing. It doesn't support a 3.5mm headphone jack Whereas, the Galaxy device supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It also supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. It comes with USB-C. 

  Battery and Charging. 

 iPhone 11 Pro Max comprises a powerful Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 3969mAh. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G provides an even more powerful Li-Polymer 5000mAh battery. This is a core difference. And both phones offer fast charging.

Apple said it made significant strides in battery life when introducing new iPhones. He also specifically said that the iPhone 11 Pro Max offers 5 hours more battery life than the iPhone XS Max. Considering that last year's XS Max model has a 3174 mAh battery, we see that the physical capacity increase will have an effect. Add to that the productivity improvements Apple has brought with the A13 Bionic. As a result, in practice, it becomes possible to see the effects of the iPhone 11 Pro Max's increased battery life.

Let's give an example, start using the iPhone 11 Pro Max with 90 percent battery charge; As a result of an intense use of activities such as photographing, sharing video stories on Instagram, surfing on social media, using Personal Hotspot for about three hours, listening to radio over 3 hours over 4.5G, surfing the internet and reading updates on social networks, After 24 hours, we saw that there was a 75 percent occupancy left.

iPhone 11 Pro Max will make a workday comfortable even for those who use their phone heavily. You can easily take the phone from the charger in the morning and use it until the evening without running out of battery. We estimate that most normal users will need to recharge their phones every 1.5 days. As a result, the battery performance of the iPhone 11 Pro Max will delight most users.

There is also progress in charging. Apple eventually gave up its insistence on a 5W charging adapter, at least for the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. The 18W charger adapter we have seen on iPad Pro for the first time comes out of the box. There is also a USB-C to Lightning cable. In the charging test we carried out, we saw that it was reached from 0 percent to almost 50 percent in half an hour. It took two hours to reach full capacity. Let's also mention that the phone is on during this time. As a result, although it offers a slower charging performance than the 30W charging adapter sold separately by Apple, it offers faster charging than before with the charging adapter that comes out of the box.

iPhone 11 Pro Max also has fast charging support. You can conveniently charge this iPhone with accessories that support Qi wireless charging. Wireless charging is slow on this year's iPhone, as was the case with previous years' iPhones. But if you have a practical solution and enough time, you can charge your smartphone this way.

Having said, the screen and processor of the S20 Ultra are high-profile, the battery consumption is higher. Still, it delivers a battery performance in line with that of the S20 Plus. With normal intensity use, there is a battery life that can easily take off one day and even hangs on the second day. With the 45W fast charging adapter included in the box, it is possible to reach a full capacity that allows the phone to be used for a few hours in a short time.

Wireless charging is also available and accessories with 15W power output are supported. By the way, reverse wireless charging, which we see in high-end Samsung phones, is among the features of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, as Samsung calls it. With the help of this feature, Qi wireless charging supported smartphones,

S20 Ultra 5G and iPhone 11 Pro Max which one is the king?


 iPhone 11 Pro Max goes with a similar 12-megapixel triple-camera on the rear as clarified: 12Mp ( ultrawide with f\2.4),12MP( wide with f\1.8), and 12MP( telephoto with f\2.0). iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 12MP wide front-facing camera with an f\2.2 and SL 3D biometrics sensor. In contrast, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G has Quad rear cameras, 12MP( ultrawide with f\2.2), 108MP ( wide with f\1.8), 48MP ( telephoto with f\3.5), and Depth Vision for isolation. On the front, you see a 40MP camera with f\2.2.

In broad daylight, the main module progresses slightly. The rendering is more precise and the image processing less destructive for details. In contrast, in our test scene, the image is a bit cooler than before. Apple's smartphone even holds a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 at bay, yet far from bad in the exercise. A great performance. On the other hand, the iPhone 11 Pro suffers from a slight optical defect which causes loss of quality in the corners of the images.

In low light, again, the iPhone 11 Pro shows an improvement over its predecessor. Above all, our test pushes the iPhone to use its new "night" mode. It is intelligently activated automatically when conditions require it. In our scene, the rendering in automatic mode is, therefore, more satisfactory than that of the Galaxy Note 10, which also tends to smooth in the areas.

On the contrary, The main module of the Galaxy S20 Ultra offers to capture photos in 108 or 12MP. Let's start with the 108-megapixel photo performance. Without too much surprise, the results turn out to be excellent in full light. The Galaxy S20 Ultra even outperforms the already remarkable Mi Note 10 in the year. And for once, let's note that Samsung delivers natural images. The scene is extremely detailed, even on the outskirts.

In low light, the 108-megapixel module of the Galaxy S20 Ultra produces shots that are certainly noisy, but natural. The colorimetry remains correct and the treatment discreet.

Keep in mind that the main module of the Galaxy S20 Ultra uses a sensor developed by Samsung, the ISOCELL Bright HM1. A slightly improved version of the ISOCELL Bright HMX crossed in the Xiaomi Note 10. It, therefore, takes advantage of photosites of 0.8 µm as well as an identical diagonal of 1.2 cm, making it one of the largest smartphone photo sensors currently on the market. The only difference between the two sensors is the use of pixel binning. As a reminder, this process consists in assembling several pixels to form only one. But where the Mi Note 10's HMX mixed four pixels, the Galaxy S20 Ultra's HM1 assembles nine. This allows the module to capture even more light, granting a drop in definition. Thus, the 108-megapixel sensor captures, by default, shots in 27 MP (108/4), when the Galaxy S20 Ultra drops to 12 MP (108/9).

By default, the main module of the Galaxy S20 Ultra captures snapshots in 12 megapixels. He thus exploits his famous technique of pixel binning. And the results are unfortunately less brilliant.  Even if the result turns out to be blurry and roughly accentuated, it remains readable.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra has a night mode. Which is content, at the cost of an exposure of several seconds, to further accentuate the cliché. This treatment results in chromatic aberrations here and there. Enough to interfere with readability and spoil the whole.

To put the iPhone 11 Pro's night mode to the test, we went - once is not customary - to the cellar. Our favorite statue is only lit by a small stream of light coming from a skylight. To shoot it, we used the automatic mode offered by the iPhone 11 Pro - which uses its night mode. Apple told us: its night mode will not make people believe that it is daylight. This is indeed the case, but electronic noise is very present and causes a lot of information to be lost.

 In contrast, the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a night mode. Which is content, at the cost of an exposure of several seconds, to further accentuate the cliché. This treatment results in chromatic aberrations here and there. Enough to interfere with readability and spoil the whole.

S20 Ultra 5G and iPhone 11 Pro Max which one is the king?

By day, the iPhone's 2x zoom isn't the best. As often, there is a fairly visible degradation of the image compared to the wide-angle. Electronic noise is more present and loses precision in small details. Opposite, the Galaxy Note 10 manages to produce more detailed images, despite a certain pallor.

In low light, the iPhone 11 Pro loses ground, like almost all of its competitors. The contribution of the aperture to f / 2 (one of the largest on the market for smartphone "zooms") is not obvious.

We sifted through Apple's terminal in our test scene. In broad daylight, the apple brand is very present. Without excelling in the details rendered at a very wide angle, the shots display an excellent level. As almost always with the iPhone, the image processing favors warm tones and natural rendering. The approach of a Galaxy Note 10+ is slightly different in the exercise. Samsung plays more on the accentuation to reinforce the feeling of details. One of the strengths of the super-wide-angle iPhone 11 Pro is that it maintains the right level over much of the image - except in the corners, suffering from barrel distortion. On the edges, the Galaxy Note 10+ gives the feeling of forcing the line, which is not the case with the iPhone 11 Pro.

In low light, the iPhone 11 Pro fails to maintain this image quality. Like most smartphones, the degradation of the images is obvious. Electronic noise is very present, but Apple decides not to apply excessive smoothing. Again against Samsung's Galaxy Note 10+, the iPhone 11 Pro is not ridiculous. The Korean terminal offers better exposure but at the cost of poorly managed artifacts in the smoothing process. What is interesting is that Apple has chosen a trigger at 1/15 s for 2000 ISO, against 1/8 s and 1250 ISO for the Note 10+. In practice, the iPhone 11 Pro prefers to focus on the sharpness of a subject to the correct exposure of it.

Conversely, the periscope telephoto lens of the Galaxy delivers excellent daytime results. Despite exaggerated colors and limited sharpness, the Galaxy S20 Ultra manages to achieve perfectly readable 4x photos. And that's already a lot. It is also interesting to note that the smartphone here performs pixel binning and captures 12 MP shots.

At night, the periscope telephoto suffers from regrettable chromatic aberrations at night. But as for the ultra-wide-angle module, few smartphones are able to get by in this exercise.

If Apple is no longer a source of innovation and arrives after the others, it must be recognized that there is often a little something more. For the ultra-wide-angle, the iPhone 11 Pro offers an interesting function. When capturing a photo with the main module or zoom, the screen also shows what the module sees with the wider field of view. This sometimes allows you to realize that you can switch to ultra-wide-angle to get a better framing. It is also possible to record both shots at the same time so that you can later choose the best one.

As for Samsungs  Ultra-Wide shots, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra offers pretty good results during the day. The scene is correctly exposed and the processing controlled. The dive is however limited.

By night, the S20 Ultra, the result is much worse. The smoothing takes over and the colors are erased on a shot that has the merit of remaining legible. Remember, however, that few smartphones shine in this exercise.

The photo application knows some changes in its interface. Features such as flash, aspect ratio, filters, or even the self-timer are placed so that they can be used more easily with one hand. Launching a video can now be done directly by sliding the trigger button up or holding your finger on it. Burst capture is accessible by sliding the shutter button down. Very small novelties of course, but always well thought out.

 Apple renews its famous Portrait mode, which cuts out the subject in the foreground and creates a background blur. It remains at present one of the most efficient, even if it still happens to stumble on some mugs. The iPhone 11 Pro also introduces a new mode for portraits called "lighting in high mono values". It produces black and white shots and simulates a white background. At the same time, the Samsung smartphone is rather fine, with quality clipping

For video, the iPhone 11 Pro climbs to a UHD definition in 60 fps. It is one of the small number of smartphones to deliver very high-quality images in this definition, without sacrificing fluidity or slowing down. The 11 Pro is also equipped with the "audio zoom" which allows you to orient the capture of sound during recording according to the focal length used.

Having said that, the S20 Ultra is capable of filming in 8K like the other S20s. The result, however, is not convincing. Stability suffers, the development of galley and slowdowns are felt. We, therefore, advise you to shoot in 4K 60 fps. Under these conditions, the smartphone is much more convincing.

The front photo module passes a course with now a 12 MP sensor. What brings a little boost to the level of detail compared to that of the Xs. Too bad the Portrait mode is not as good as with the rear module, however. Apple also introduced its "Sofie" mode, which boils down to the ability to record 120 fps slowed video with the front camera. 

On the flip side, the S20 Ultra, by default, this module captures selfies in 10 MP using the pixel binning technique. The pictures taken are particularly smooth, especially on the faces. The result is much more realistic in 40 MP.

S20 Ultra 5G and iPhone 11 Pro Max which one is the king?


It would not be wrong to call the iPhone 11 Pro Max the best iPhone model Apple has to offer right now. The iPhone 11 Pro is pretty much the same, but due to the smaller screen and correspondingly low-capacity battery, it is one step below the 11 Pro Max. However, those who do not like big-screen phones such as iPhone 11 Pro Max; For those looking for a more compact yet capable phone, the iPhone 11 Pro will be an accurate and cheaper choice.

Going back to the iPhone 11 Pro Max, although it follows the line of last year in terms of design, the renewed back design and matte surface win our appreciation. We're happy with the space gray color we have, but the night green color looks a bit more appealing. Moreover, it will make it clearer that you are using a new iPhone. We see the quality screen we expect from a flagship iPhone and even more on the iPhone 11 Pro Max. On this screen, not only watching movies or browsing the web but doing things in the productivity and creativity class seems quite enjoyable. Of course, the performance offered by the Apple A13 Bionic makes this possible. The sound quality is also at the best level we can see in a smartphone. On the battery side, we see that Apple is making really noticeable progress. The iPhone 11 Pro Max seems not to let even those who use their phone heavily down easily.

As we mentioned in the review, the biggest area where the iPhone 11 Pro Max and its siblings make a difference is the camera. Thanks to the triple rear camera system and new features added accordingly, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is able to compete with professional DSLR machines. The photos we took with the iPhone 11 Pro Max impressed us immensely. We think that the advances on the video side will also contribute to this device is the choice of many video producers.

Of course, all these positive aspects and possibilities we have mentioned have a price and that cost is quite high. You have to have a fairly large budget to own the iPhone 11 Pro Max. If you have no budget concerns, the iPhone 11 Pro Max can easily be at the top of your rubric. However, if you are in a difficult decision phase, taking into account the budget issue, it is best to determine your needs and wishes and decide accordingly. However, if we make a note, it would not be a wrong choice for those who are engaged in creative works such as video or photo shooting, if necessary, to push their budgets and prefer the iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max. 

on the other hand, the recommended selling price of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is 1,200USD. It is possible to find this phone at 1,195USD prices. The new price for high-end smartphones is now above 1,179USD. When we look at the phones above this price level, we see that the Galaxy S20 Ultra is a remarkable product with its features.

Even though the S20 Ultra is a large screen phone, it is not very difficult to use the phone. Thanks to its curved lines and glass surface with sufficient friction, using the phone with one hand and carrying it in a pocket does not cause much trouble. It also includes many features such as water resistance that we look for in a high-end smartphone. The Dynamic AMOLED screen also offers a high visual experience when watching videos or playing games with its features such as high resolution, deep blacks, vivid colors, and a 120Hz refresh rate. The stereo sound system completes the high experience offered by the screen on the multimedia and gaming side. While the Exynos 990 processor offers the performance we expect from a flagship phone, there is a high amount of RAM and sufficient storage space. With One UI 2, which comes with Android 10 and above, a comfortable and practical use is offered for users. There are tools to increase productivity for Windows PC owners. By the way, not only Windows but also Mac users can benefit from DeX.

On the camera side, we see that the Galaxy S20 Ultra offers a performance above average. You can take high quality, pleasing photos and videos. Although features such as 100x zoom and 8K video recording seem more like an advertisement element, the Galaxy S20 Ultra with its four rear cameras and high-resolution selfie camera shows a high camera performance. The S20 Ultra is a vehicle that can work comfortably and adequately on special days.

If your budget is suitable for exceeding 1,500USD, you can add the S20 Ultra to your evaluation list. We expect Samsung to release the Note 20 series soon, but this will not compromise the S20 Ultra's timeliness and usefulness. We expect the two phones to be at roughly the same level in terms of performance and many other factors. By the way, if you have a Samsung branded TV or appliances in your home, the S20 Ultra will do well with your devices What do you think? Have you used either of them? Do you recommend them?  Share your knowledge in the comments below.

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