It 's again that time of year when we oppose Apple and Samsung. With the announcement of the ' iPhone 13 , people are Iwill definitely ask if they should go with one of Apple's latest flagships or buy one of Samsung's Galaxy S21 models.
We will have full reviews of the latest flagship smartphones from Apple later this month, but here's a look at it with a direct comparison of specs.
Design and durability
Tim Cook and the iPhone 13 (Photo: Apple)
With the exception of a redesigned camera module, a smaller top notch, and a few new color options, the iPhone 13 looks like a carbon copy of its predecessor. of a shiny glass sandwich with an e-framen aluminum available in five colors: black, blue, pink, white and red.
Stainless steel rails and a frosted glass back give the iPhone 13 Pro Max a more sophisticated look. It is available in four more subdued colors: blue, gold, gray and white.
The iPhone 13 Pro series (Photo: Apple)
While the entire Samsung S21 has had a makeover, the entry-level model is particularly fun. It sports a gray, pink, purple and white matte plastic back. The camera module is also integrated into the aluminum frame.
Both iPhone 13 and Samsung Galaxy S21 series has a IP68 rating , and can withstand dips in 4.9 feet of water for half an hour. Beyond that, there are key differences in durability
The S21 has a plastic body and Gorilla Glass display, while the 21 Ultra's backplate is made of Gorilla A glass. The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max use Apple's custom Ceramic Shield glass for the displays and back panels. Apple claims it's more durable than other toughened glass displays, and we're inclined to agree, but it's much more prone to scratches. Apple forums are full of scratch complaints to iPhone 12 models that use the same glass.
For years, iPhones have had the upper hand when it comes to processing power, and it doesn't seem like the tide has turned yet.
The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max come with Apple's latest A15 Bionic processor, but the Pro models have more powerful GPUs. 'iPhone 13 and 13 mini, you have storage configurations of 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. If that is not enough, the Pro models offer up to 1 TB.
Galaxy S21 (Photo: Samsung)
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform powers the S21 and S21 Ultra. There are 128GB and 256GB storage variants on the S21, while the S21 Ultra also has a 512GB option.
Apple does not list RAM in its devices because its operating system is more efficient than Android and requires less resources. . The S21 series goes for up to 12GB of RAM on the Ultra, but that's probably overkill for 99% of people. Flagship products from Apple and Samsung have more than enough power to do any task.
iPhone 13 (Photo: Apple)
Here's where things get interesting. The iPhone 13 sports a bright 6-inch OLED display panel, 1 inch with a refresh rate of 60Hz. On the iPhone 13 Pro Max, you'll find an even brighter 6.7-inch OLED panel with a dynamic refresh rate between 10Hz and 120Hz.
Other part, Samsung has long been known for its gorgeous AMOLED display panels, and the S21 series is no exception. The Galaxy S21 sports a 6.2-inch screen with a variable refresh rate going from 48 Hz to 120 Hz.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has the largest screen of the bunch, at 6.8 inches. And like the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the S21 can drop down to 10Hz when reading and drop back to 120Hz when gaming.
Galaxy S21 Ultra (Photo: Samsung)
While Samsung has a slight advantage in display resolution, the numbers don't mean much. All the screens are so crisp that it would be impossible to spot the higher pixel density with the human eye. However, Apple's screens are significantly brighter than the Galaxy S21 series, which makes them better for HDR content and bright light use.
iPhone 13 Pro (Photo: Apple)
Both Samsung and Apple have the best camera sensors you'll find in the US, but companies approach imaging differently. the summary.
On the iPhone 13, you will find two updated 12MP sensors . The main lens has an f / 1.6 aperture with 100% focus pixels and an optical stabilization sensor offset from the l 'image. The ultra-lenswide has a 120-degree field of view with an f / 2.4 aperture and 2x optical zoom. On the front of the phone, you'll find a 12MP TrueDepth sensor with an f / 2.2 aperture.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max sports a slightly different camera module with three sensors. The 12MP primary and ultra-wide lenses have slightly larger apertures than the iPhone 13 for better low-light performance. The primary lens is at f / 1.5 and the ultra-wide lens at f / 1.8. There is also a 12MP telephoto lens with an f / 2.8 aperture. The battery has a 6x optical zoom range, sensor shift stabilization on all three lenses and a LiDAR scanner for portraits in night mode, faster autofocus in low light and AR applications.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Photo: Samsung)
There is a triple rear camera stack on the Samsung Galaxy S21. The primary telephoto lens is 64MP with an f / 1.8 aperture, and it Features Dual Phase Detection Autofocus (AF), 3X Hybrid Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) .There is also a 12MP wide angle lens with aperture f / 1.8, dual pixel AF and OIS. A 12 MP ultra-wide lens with f / 2.2 aperture completes the trio.stre at 10MP with an f / 2.2 aperture and dual pixel AF.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra has an entirely different four camera stack. For starters, there's a 108MP sensor with f / 1.8 aperture, phase detection AF and OIS. It supports "nona-binning " for razor-sharp 12MP photos. You'll also find a pair of 10MP telephoto lenses with f / 2.4 and f / 4.9 apertures that work in concert with the laser AF sensor to create Samsung's 100X spatial zoom feature. Both telephoto lenses have dual pixel AF and OIS. A 12 MP ultra-wide lens with f / 2.2 aperture and dual pixel AF fills complete the picture. A 40-megapixel front-facing selfie camera with f / 2.2 aperture with phase-detection autofocus comes out of the hole in the front of the phone.
The models of The cheapest iPhone 13 comes in five colors (Photo: Apple)
Apple and Samsung tend to reserve their special features for the more expensive models, like the LiDAR scanner on the iPhone Pros or the S Pen from the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
To the uninitiated, Samsung's stylus seems like a niche feature, but once you use it, you'll get hooked.The S Pen makes it easy to take handwritten notes on the S21 Ultra, edit photos, and draw every funny animation.
And then there's MagSafe . This is a cool feature that brings 15W maximum wireless charging to all iPhone 13 models, but it's basically putting the phone on a level playing field with the wireless charging of 15W from Samsung via universal Qi standard. In short, we're not really convinced about standard wireless charging on Android.
How to buy
Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 range begin Friday, September 17th; carriers offer . Samsung's flagship product is currently on sale.
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