Speaker 1: Apple has released the new iPhone 13. If you're looking to buy a new phone, you might be wondering how the top of the line iPhone 13 pro max compares to Samsung's flagship galaxy S 21 ultra 5g. We put these two phones head to head to see how the specs stack up.
Speaker 1: One of the biggest questions with a new phone is price. And as always, that changes depending on which storage option [00:00:30] you go for. Apple's iPhone 13 Promax starts at 1090 $9 for 128 gigabytes of storage. It goes up to 1199 for 256 gigs and 1399 for 512 geeks. And for Apple's new one terabyte storage option, you'll pay $1,599. Unlike apple Samsung doesn't have a one terabyte S 21 ultra. So there are three models to choose from. The retail price is a little more than the [00:01:00] iPhone 11 nine for 128 gigabytes of storage, 1249 for the 256 gig model and 1379 for 512 gigabytes of storage. But this phone has been out for a little while now. So it is worth checking around for deals. When it comes to display, the iPhone is just a fraction smaller than the galaxy. The iPhone and 13 pro max has a 6.7 inch super retina XDR display with a 27 78 by 1284 pixel resolution [00:01:30] at 458 PPI.
Speaker 1: It also has Apple's new pro promotion feature, meaning it has an adaptive refresh rate that moves between 10 Hertz and 120 Hertz, depending on what you're doing. So you'll get a higher refresh rate when you're watching video or playing a game, but lower for reading a static screen, which saves on battery life. But if you are hoping for a nous iPhone, bad news, the notch is still there by comparison. The S 21 ultra has a 6.8 inch dynamic Aled [00:02:00] display with a whole punch cutout and a resolution of 3,200 by 1440 at five 15, PPI like the iPhone. Samsung also has a variable refresh rate that can shift between 10 and one 20 Hertz. The big feature people look for in their new phone cameras, like the iPhone 12 pro phones before it, the iPhone 13 Promax has three 12 megapixel on the back, a wide lens at F 1.5, an ultra wide angle lens at F 1.8 and [00:02:30] a telephoto lens with three X optical zoom at F 2.8.
Speaker 1: For the first time, the Promax also gets the ability to do macro photography. Thanks to the ultra wide lens design and all the cameras. Now feature night mode on the front. The Promax has apples, true depth camera with a 12 megapixel sensor and an aperture of F 2.2 S 21 ultra ups apples, three lenses with a quad camera array. There's a 12 megapixel ultra wide camera at F 2.2 [00:03:00] a 108 megapixel wide angle camera at F 1.8 and two 10 megapixel telephoto cameras, one with a three X optical zoom at F 2.4 and a second with a 10 X optical zoom at F 4.9. Samsung also has the 100 X space zoom. That's a combination of optical and digital zoom with a bit of processing thrown in to improve detail and sharpness. And that final sensor on the back is what Samsung calls laser auto focus for faster.
Speaker 1: Focusing [00:03:30] on the front, hiding under the whole punch cutout. The S 21 ultra has a 40 mega XLE camera with an aperture of F 2.2. The other big camera consider is video with the iPhone 13. Apple has thrown in two new shooting modes to Lu video fans, cinematic mode, which is on all iPhone 13 models keeps focus on moving subjects and automatically switches focus between subjects while shooting the iPhone 13 pro max also has a ProRes for [00:04:00] capturing up to 4k video at 30 frames per second. Outside of that pro res mode, the iPhone Promax can record 4k video at 60 frames per second on the front and rear cameras. And it also offers Doby vision HDR, video recording Samsung's S 21 ultra can also record 4k at up to 60 frames per a second. And, and it has HDR 10 plus recording. And unlike the iPhone, it can shoot in eight K at 24 frames per second.
Speaker 1: In terms of battery life, apple [00:04:30] doesn't disclose battery capacity. During the iPhone event, apple said the iPhone 13 pro max would offer two and a half hours more battery life over last year's pro max, according to, to apple that equates to up to 28 hours of video playback and 95 hours of audio playback. But once we get our hands on this phone, CNET will be doing its own testing to see how accurate those claims are. The galaxy S 21 ultra has a 5,000 milli a here hour battery in C net's test. The phone got 22 hours [00:05:00] and 57 of continuous video playback in airplane mode with the refresh rate set to auto one 20 Hertz, both phones offer 5g connectivity and top of the line processes. The iPhone 13 Promax uses Apple's latest a 15 bionic chip while the S 21 ultra has a snap 8 88 processor or X and OS 2100 chip, depending on your country, both phones are water resistant rated at IP 68, but the iPhone was tested to a depth of six meters for 30 minutes. [00:05:30] While the galaxy is only rated for a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes and the iPhone 13 Promax comes in graphite, gold, silver, and a new Sierra blue color S 21 ultra is available in Phantom black and Phantom silver in the us. So there you have it, the nitty gritty on the iPhone 13 Promax versus the Samsung galaxy S 21 ultra 5g. But remember, these are just the apple specs on paper. Make sure you check out our full review on CNET to see just [00:06:00] how the iPhone 13 Promax handle in the real world.