Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G vs Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max: Side by Side Specs Comparison

This is a side-by-side smartphone specs comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G and Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has a 6.8-inch display, Samsung Exynos 2100 processor, quad cameras, 5G connectivity, and 5000mAh battery.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch display, Apple A17 Pro (3 nm) processor, triple cameras, 5G connectivity, and mAh battery.


Specs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Picture Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
3.6/5 stars (128 ratings)
× Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
3/5 stars (42 ratings)
Screen 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display (1440 x 3200 Pixels, 515 ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, 20:9 Aspect Ratio, 120Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10+ & Punch-hole 6.7-inch WUXGA+ OLED Display (1290 x 2796 Pixels, 460 ppi) with Ceramic Shield, 120Hz Refresh Rate, HDR, Dolby Vision, 2000nits peak brightness, and Dynamic Island
OS Android 11 with One UI 3.1 iOS17
Chipset Samsung Exynos 2100 Apple A17 Pro (3 nm)
CPU Octa Core CPU
1x Cortex-X1 @ 2.9GHz , 3x Cortex-A78 @ 2.8GHz & 4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.2GHz
Hexa Core CPU
2x Performance Cores & 4x Efficiency Cores
GPU Mali-G78 MP14 Apple 6-core GPU
RAM 12GB or 16GB of RAM 6 GB
Rear Camera Quad Cameras:
108MP Main Camera (f/1.8 Aperture, Laser AF, PD Autofocus, OIS)
12MP Ultra-wide (f/2.2 Aperture, Dual Pixel AF, 120° FoV)
10MP Periscope Telephoto (f/4.9 Aperture, Dual Pixel AF, 10x Optical Zoom)
10MP Telephoto (f/2.4 Aperture, Dual Pixel AF, 3x Optical Zoom)
-LED Flash
-8K@30fps/4K@60fps Video Recording, Night Mode & 100x Space Zoom
Triple Cameras:
48MP Main Camera (f/1.78 Aperture, Autofocus, OIS)
12MP Ultra-wide (f/2.2 Aperture, Autofocus, 120° FoV)
12MP Telephoto (f/2.8 Aperture, OIS, 5x optical zoom)
-Dual-tone LED Flash
-Up to 4K@60fps video recording with EIS, ProRes
Front Camera 40 Megapixels (f/2.2 Aperture, PD Autofocus)
- 4K@60fps Video Recording
12 Megapixels (f/1.9 Aperture, Autofocus)
- Up to 4K@60fps video recording with EIS
Storage 256GB or 512GB 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Expansion None None
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM) Dual SIM (Nano + eSIM)
Networks 5G, 4G LTE (with VoLTE), 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks 5G, 4G LTE (with VoLTE), 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6E Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac/6e
NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.1 Bluetooth 5.3
Position A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo & BeiDou GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC
USB OTG Yes Yes with DisplayPort
USB USB Type-C USB Type-C
3.5mm Audio Jack No No
Audio Enhancement HiRes Audio Tuned by AKG Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos Audio
FM Radio No No
Sensors Face Recognition & Fingerprint Sensor
Barometer, Proximity Sensor & Ambient Light Sensor
Compass, Gyroscope & Accelerometer
Face Recognition
Proximity Sensor & Ambient Light Sensor
Compass, Gyroscope & Accelerometer
Ultra Wideband (UWB) - AirTags
Emergency SOS via satellite (not applicable in PH)
Crash detection
Battery 5000 mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-removable)
25W Fast Charging (USB Power Delivery 3.0), 15W Fast Wireless Charging & 4.5W Reverse Wireless Charging
Li-ion Battery (Non-removable)
20W Fast Charging (50% in 30 minutes), 15W Wireless Charging
Material Glass Front & Back with Aluminum Frame (IP68 Water & Dust Resistant) Glass front and back, Titanium frame (IP68 Water and Dust Resistant)
Size 75.6 x 165.1 x 8.9 mm 159.9 x 76.7 x 8.25 mm
Weight 227 g 221 g
Colors Phantom Black and Phantom Silver Black Titanium, White Titanium, Blue Titanium, Natural Titanium
Release Date January 14, 2020 September 13, 2023
Price 69,990.00 - Official price of 12GB RAM version in the Philippines
79,990.00 - Official price of 16GB RAM version in the Philippines
84,990.00 - Official price of 256GB version in the Philippines
96,990.00 - Official price of 512GB version in the Philippines
Buy Online Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G on Lazada
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Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max on Lazada
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max on Shopee

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