iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip which one is the king?

iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip which one is the king?

iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip which one is the king?

iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip which one is the king?

Apple has announced its best iPhone 11 Pro Max. This iPhone is the best iPhone among all of the iPhone 11 family. This phone supports new different technologies making this iPhone a class of its own such as the new XDR and Dolby Vision which has never been used on iPhone before. 
Oppositely, Foldable screens are one of the most talked-about technological innovations of the last two years. Manufacturers are still busy testing how these displays work best. Samsung is one of these manufacturers and it has a different product from last year's approach. Introduced in February and also, it targets those who desire a more comfortable carrying a smartphone in your pocket or bag, whether in normal size. This foldable phone, which takes the form of a smaller device when folded in half, remained in our hands for two days. Although we do not have enough time for detailed examination; We used it extensively for two days to get to know the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, to see its strengths and capabilities, and to get an idea of whether it is useful or not. In this article, we will make a compression between Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and iPhone 11 Pro Max to see which one the king is.
iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip which one is the king?

Design & display.

Both iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 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 Galaxy Z Flip is a combination of glass and metal smartphone. We have said that a plastic layer surrounds the top of the foldable screen on the front. A metal skeleton wraps around the edges. There are two glass plates at the back. These two glass plates are connected to the mainframe and this mainframe is also hinged together.

Even though it has a foldable structure, the Galaxy Z Flip is a sturdy enough phone and it feels like it. When using the phone open, the feeling of solidity it offers is not much different from a normal smartphone. Nevertheless, we recommend that you do not apply too much pressure when using the phone, as it has a fragile hinge structure and you could split the phone into two parts.

On the other hand, water, and dust resistance, which is a standard feature in high-end phones is not available in this phone. Galaxy Z Flip owners should be careful when using their phones in the rain or by the sea and pool in the summer.

The dimensions of the phone when open are 167.3 x 73.6 x 7.2 mm. It is a thin and long phone, and the thickness is reasonable. Since the screen is long, it is not easy to reach the top points when using it with one hand. The phone is 87.4 x 73.6 x 17.3mm when folded. it becomes a block of dimensions. In this way, it can take less space in the bag and fit more comfortably in the pocket. However, in our opinion, carrying the Galaxy Z Flip in the pocket offers less comfort than carrying a regular phone. Thickness creates a disadvantage for comfortable carrying in the pocket. Of course, there are habits at this point. Once you get used to the shape of the foldable phone, you may not have any trouble.

Strong magnets placed on the sides of the Galaxy Z Flip ensure that the phone's screen closes tightly. Of course, this also causes some difficulty when turning on the device. It is a bit troublesome to open the cover with one hand, and while applying force, it may be possible for your fingernail to touch the screen and damage it. For this reason, it would be better to use both hands while using the cover of Galaxy Z Flip.

Galaxy Z Flip's hinge structure allows the cover of the device to be held in different positions. In this way, it is possible to manage the phone more easily in different usage scenarios. For example, while taking a selfie photo, you can open the phone at a 135-degree angle and put it on the table and do your work comfortably. Or you can open the cover 90 degrees and put it on a table and shoot fast with the rear cameras.

On the edge of the Z Flip, the volume keys and the power button are placed on the top plate to the right. There is a fingerprint reader on the power button. On the bottom edge is the USB-C port, microphone, and speaker. The nano-SIM card slot is on the left, towards the top. There is a second microphone at the top. At the top of the main screen, there is a speakerphone on the bezel. On the back, two cameras are arranged horizontally in a slightly protruding module. Besides these, there is a flash. Next to the flash, we see the second screen.

As far as display is concerned, iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with a 6.5 OLED screen which is called the Super Retina XDR, which 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 the full screen is enjoyable.

One of the elements that distinguished the screens of the iPhone XS and XR models last year were 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 them 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 between 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.

Samsung's most important point of the foldable phone is the screen, so in a separate title, it is useful to detail this first. Galaxy Z Flip's foldable screen has Dynamic AMOLED technology and is 6.7 inches from corner to corner. The screen has a resolution of 1080 x 2636 pixels, 425 ppi pixel density. Samsung's experience with the display is obvious, the company's AMOLED displays are very good in terms of brightness, color vividness and contrast. We see the reflections of this on Galaxy Z Flip. Full HD + resolution is also sufficient, we can say that we do not have any problems with sharpness and clarity.

The Z Flip's screen has an aspect ratio like 22: 9 that we don't see much on smartphones. In this case, there are rather thick black bars on the edges of 16: 9 videos. You can fully spread YouTube videos to the screen, but in this case, there will be considerable space losses at the top and bottom. In Netflix, the image does not fully spread to the screen, the finish line of the selfie camera is considered as the limit. We can say that the 22: 9 aspect ratio does not cause that much trouble in games.

We see that Samsung has carried the perforated screen approach used in Note 10 for the first time to Z Flip. So, at the top of the screen, there is a hole centered, and here is the selfie camera. This hole is not too big, naturally, it does not cause much trouble in full-screen use and does not spoil the visual.

The underlying feature of Galaxy Z Flip's foldable screen was that it had a thin glass layer. Plastic screens were used in foldable phones we have seen so far. This is natural because you cannot bend the glass easily. Samsung took an innovative approach to Z Flip. However, we have to say that this ultra-thin glass is not one of the tough glasses we see on regular smartphones.

The Z Flip's screen really feels like using a glass screen. Galaxy Fold, which we had the opportunity to experience last year, has a harder surface compared to the foldable screen. However, a layer of plastic also covers the Z Flip's screen. So the surface where the user interacts with the screen is plastic. This plastic surface is somewhat susceptible to scratches and bumps. Anyway, Samsung says that you should approach the screen carefully during the initial setup of the phone, and recommends that you do not apply too much force.

Apart from the screen, there are also notable innovations in the hinge structure. Last year, due to the original version of the Galaxy Fold, Samsung developed a brand new hinge design on the new phone. The covers on the hinge heads prevent foreign parts or dust from getting inside. When the device is turned off, the back is completely covered with a cover that says Samsung on it. Fiber bristles are also used inside, so even if something escapes, it is prevented from penetrating the screen. Of course, the screen also seems very willing to pull dust, as it has a plastic surface. If you see tiny dust particles in the edge areas of the hinge, blow them gently instead of removing them with your hand.

One of the most unpopular but inevitable facts of foldable phones is the wrinkle that appears in the middle of the screen. There is also such a wrinkle on the screen of Galaxy Z Flip. However, when you hold the phone in front of you normally and use it or watch something, the noticeability of this wrinkle is minimized. So, the feeling in a regular smartphone is captured. On the other hand, the recess and protrusion in the section where the hinge is located is not too much, so there is a relatively smooth transition. We see this when we run our fingers over the hinge, and we even liked to do it. Of course, what happens to the folding surface under which the hinge is located at the end of long use is discussed.

A relatively thick frame surrounds the foldable screen. Moreover, this frame is slightly raised compared to the screen. We see that this thick frame does not cause any trouble when using screen gestures. On the other hand, a small bumper is placed in the corners below. In this way, when you turn off the phone, the frame is prevented from hitting each other and wearing it.

When you close the Galaxy Z Flip, there is a small gap in between. This situation is generally not disturbing. However, when carrying it in your pocket or purse, small parts may get in the way and damage the screen. Therefore, where you carry the phone, small dust particles, thrush, etc. It will be useful to pay attention to the absence of particles.

By the way, there is a second screen on the outside of the foldable phone. This screen, placed next to the camera, is generally used to display information such as time, date, battery status. You can wake up the screen by double-clicking your finger. We couldn't find the required setting to keep it on constantly. The same is true for settings that will also allow for customization. A 1.1 inch, 112 x 300-pixel resolution screen is used for functions such as displaying the caller when the phone arrives and displaying the charge level when you connect it to the charger.

The small screen on the outside works well when taking pictures. With the Z Flip closed, you can open the camera by pressing the power button twice and use this small screen as a viewfinder to quickly take a selfie. Or, if you want to take a photo while the phone is on, you can activate this second screen and let the person or people you are photographing see themselves here.

There is a single speaker on the lower edge of the phone. The sound output and quality of this speaker is good. We didn't feel too uncomfortable watching on Netflix or YouTube, we didn't feel the need to wear a headset or use a Bluetooth speaker. Just like the Galaxy S20 series, this phone comes with AKG headphones. Headphones with USB-C tips offer a very satisfying sound output. There is also support for Dolby Atmos. We recommend that you adjust the equalizer and other settings in the sound settings before using it. The sound quality offered by the handset speaker is also at a satisfactory level.

iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip which one is the king?

Operating System Processor

Both phones offer extremely fast and powerful processors. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip comes with Snapdragon 855+, 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.

In Geekbench 5 test, the Galaxy Z Flip scored 764 points for the single-core and 2636 points for the multicore. While the iPhone 11 Pro Max scored 1332 for the single-core and 3477 points for the multicore.

According to the operating system, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip runs on Android 10 with Samsung's famous UI 2.1user interface that comes preinstalled on Samsung's 2020 model phones. One of the most striking features of One UI 2 are application icons that look stylish, the application menu with a page structure, the ability to find applications and games easily.

Samsung is introducing a screen called Samsung Daily to replace the Bixby Home screen on its first flagship phones this year. This page, located on the far left panel of the main screen, has weather, news, content recommendations from Spotify and Netflix. It's a handy space, but you can turn it off if you don't want to.

The edge drawer, which we see in other Samsung phones, but not used much, functions a little differently in Galaxy Z Flip. When you pull the drawer on the right of the screen, you will see the applications you use the most. When you click on the menu icon at the bottom of this bar, the multitasking applications menu will appear and you will be able to open the application you want with another application on the screen. Thanks to the foldable screen of the Galaxy Z Flip, it is possible to transform the device into different shapes, so it is possible to experience a different multitasking experience. Here, it is up to your creativity to develop different usage scenarios.

Game Launcher section is one of the remarkable applications. You can automatically add all the games you have installed on the phone here. Game Launcher contains settings like how long you played each game in total, YouTube videos about the game and so on. You can also access Game Booster settings, which increase game performance, from here.

Various Samsung and Microsoft apps are available on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. There is also a Smart Tutor application that offers remote service, exclusive to Galaxy Z Flip. It also comes loaded with Google applications. Spotify, Netflix and Facebook are also among the apps that come pre-installed. The good news is that you are asked if you want to install these applications during the initial setup. On the application store side, there are both Google Play and Samsung's own store Galaxy Store.

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.

iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip which one is the king?

Storage, Price, and, Available Colors

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and iPhone 11 Pro Max price depends on the selected variant. The basic variant of the Z Flip and the only one with 8GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost you around 1,150.00USD on Amazon. The same variant will cost 1199.99USD on eBay, while it will cost you around 1,449.99USD on AliExpress. It supports either 2 SIM cards but it does not support an SD card. It is available in Mirror Black, Mirror Purple, Mirror Gold, and Thom Browne Edition 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.

iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip which one is the king?

Security and Ports

For security, The Z Flip comes with a fingerprint sensor placed aside. Integrated with the power button, this unit is somewhat cumbersome to use. When you lift the cover of the phone, you must move the phone again in your palm and bring your finger to the contact point to access the fingerprint reader. The fingerprint reader is fast, but the hit rate is slightly below idealFortunately, you can also use face recognition. Although you may compromise on security, it is a fact that you will be more comfortable. The Z Flip also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode. On the other side, 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 the Z Flip has such as pattern and passcode.

As of ports, the Z Flip supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. It doesn't support a 3.5mm headphone jack. Whereas the 11 Pro Max supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It also supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. It comes with USB-C.

iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip which one is the king?

Battery and Charging

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip comprises a powerful Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 3330mAh. We are used to seeing batteries of 4000 mAh and above in flagship phones. That's why the battery capacity of the Z Flip is just below average. When we look at the performance it offers, we see that it can take a day off from morning to evening with normal intensity use. However, if you use the phone heavily for your job or if you overdo it with watching or playing games, you may need to charge it a second time during the day. The phone will provide the opportunity to watch videos on Netflix or YouTube for about 5-6 hours continuously at full-screen brightness. Let's make a note of this. iPhone 11 Pro Max provides an even more powerful Li-Polymer 3969mAh battery. This is a core difference. And both phones offer fast charging.

A 15W charger adapter comes out of the box. There is no such fast charging facility as in the Galaxy S20 series. Still, it is possible to charge the Galaxy Z Flip relatively quickly with its own charging accessory. In just over half an hour, the phone's battery is 50 percent charged. It takes about one and a half to two hours to reach full capacity. Note that the phone is turned off during this test. If the phone is on, the times will increase a little more.

Galaxy Z Flip has wireless charging support. You can charge it with a device that supports the Qi wireless charging protocol. However, wireless charging is naturally slow. Generally, if you want to charge the Galaxy Z Flip from night to morning, it will be practical to use such an accessory.

inversely, the Pro Max 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.

iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 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 Z Flip also has a similar 12-megapixel dual-camera on the rear, 12MP( ultrawide with f\2.2), 12MP ( wide with f\1.8). On the front, you see a 10MP camera with f\2.4.

In still, 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. instead, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip does well. We note all the same a certain tendency to overexposure and accentuation of contrasts. The colors are rather saturated and the shots lack a bit of naturalness. This will have the merit of being flattering.

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.

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.

contrastingly, In low light, Samsung's image processing is easily recognized. It combines a strong smoothing which loses a lot of small details and an emphasis which aims to restore a feeling of precision. The Galaxy Z Flip is quite a far cry from the best in the business, even though it manages to deliver fairly good overall stage exposure.

As for the iPhone's 2x zoom, by day, it 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.

Ultra-Wide shots, 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.

Reversing it, the Z Flip does not rank among the best. Then again, the level of detail is not as high as you would expect from a high-end smartphone. Compared to the Galaxy Note 10+, the Z Flip displays overplayed saturation and overexposure of the stage.

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.

 On the flip side, the low-light shots from the ultra-wide-angle module are poor. Unfortunately, this is a defect that we find on a lot of smartphones. Even the Galaxy Note 10+ falls short on this point.

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.

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, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip offers a capture mode called Single Take. It allows you to capture a sequence from which several shots are taken with different effects, time-lapse, slow motion, or loop videos ... A whole bunch of shots based on the best moments detected by the Z Flip's AI. The results of this mode are sometimes astonishing, sometimes disappointing. A function to be reserved for the most creative, no doubt.

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.

That said, no 8K video to eat with the Z Flip. Unlike the Galaxy S20s, Samsung's folding mobile has to be content with filming in UHD at 60 fps, which is more than enough for most users. Video rendering is like that of photos: satisfactory in good light conditions and rather poor in low light. The Z Flip is quite good at tracking subjects thanks to its powerful autofocus.

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 "Slofie" mode, which boils down to the ability to record 120 fps slowed video with the front camera.   

Nonetheless, the Galaxy Z Flip offers a front photo module and the 10 megapixels of its sensor are correct. The shots captured are pretty good overall, as long as the lighting is good. Otherwise, smoothing takes over and loses details on the faces.

iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 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 being 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 flip side, Last year, the Galaxy Folder has never been fortunate to see in many countries due to its hot price. This year, it is the other way around. It seems that Samsung has learned the necessary lessons from its experience last year. Galaxy Z Flip is a good example that reveals the point where foldable-screen phones have come. It is a highly robust, yet useful foldable phone. We can also say that a phone worth nearly 2,000USD with its design and material quality.

Apart from being a foldable phone, Galaxy Z Flip offers the performance expected from a high-end phone. The screen is of good quality, high performance, but lags behind its competitors at the same price level in terms of battery life. The software and some tools developed for the foldable screen are also useful. Its camera will also meet your needs.

Still, before purchasing the Galaxy Z Flip, you need to decide whether you can really handle this type of phone. It actually feels like a standard smartphone when using it normally. Sometimes we left the phone on and put it aside. However, you need to be more careful when carrying it in a pocket and bag than a normal smartphone. On the other hand, there is no water and dust resistant feature we see in such high-priced phones. In addition to these, it becomes thicker when it is closed and it is more uncomfortable to carry in the pocket compared to its shrinking size. At the same time, you have to manage with a wrinkle in the middle of the screen that becomes more obvious in certain situations. What do you think? Do these phones worth a shot? Do you recommend them? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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