iPhone 15 Pro Max vs S24 Ultra: Unleash the Ultimate Winner

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iPhone 15 pro max vs S24 ultra

The two leading companies of the mobile phone industry, Apple and Samsung share a rivalry since 2010. Both the companies launched their best phones, Samsung Galaxy S and iPhone 4. Their phones were the finest in terms of looks, design, display, features, and experiences since back then. At present, they are creating a buzz with their new phones, iPhone 15 Pro max, and Samsung Galaxy S24 ultra. let’s take a look at the Apple iPhone 15 pro max vs S24 ultra.

iPhone 15 Pro Max vs S24 Ultra

Apple launched its iPhone 15 series which includes the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max in September 2023. They replaced the Lightning connector with USB type C following the mandates of the European Union. Its design continues the iPhone 12, which has round edges, a little curved display, and a glass back.

Meanwhile, Samsung launched its flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S24 series in January 2024. It includes the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Ultra. All three phones come with Galaxy AI, powered by generative AI.

Let’s take a look at the iPhone 15 Pro Max vs S24 Ultra concurrently in terms of design, display, performance, and camera to find out which one is better for you, the iPhone 15 Pro Max or Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra.

Design and Display

IPhone 15 Pro Max comes with round corners, a slightly curved display, and a glass back following the design of its predecessor iPhone 12 while the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra comes with sharp edges and a larger screen than the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Both phones have titanium frames alongside powerful glass protection making them more durable and immune to soft drops. However, I still recommend you use a protective case. Moreover, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is lighter than the Galaxy S24 Ultra and both come with IP68 waterproof technology.

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Talking about the display, the iPhone 15 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch OLED display with 1600 nits peak brightness. Whereas, Galaxy S24 Ultra comes with a bigger display of 6.8 inches Dynamic AMOLED with 2600 nits peak brightness. Both devices have a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz making them smooth and effortless in common interactions such as scrolling or game play.

The iPhone 15 Pro Max display features all HDR support with Dolby Vision used for the premium content. Whereas, Galaxy S24 Ultra only supports HDR 10 and HDR 10+ content which makes the Apple device better for video streaming.

Performance

Both mobile phones are immensely powerful as both are powered by high-performing chipsets and high-speed memory. Therefore, it is pointless to compare the performance of the iPhone 15 Pro max vs. S24 extreme because both phones function well when performing basic tasks like launching numerous apps or multitasking on different apps at once.

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max uses the Apple 17 Pro chipset, designed in-house by Apple. It’s a powerful chipset with a max clock speed of 3780 MHz and utilizes a 3-nanometer architecture. This technology alongside the powerful graphics unit Apple A17 GPU, makes it best for high-end gaming experiences as it can run AAA games more than the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. No phones have touched the experience of Apple till now.

Similarly, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset with a max clock speed of 3390 MHz and 12 MB L3 cache. based on 4 nm architecture. Also, the GPU used in this device is Adreno 750 which is a powerful graphics unit that makes this device perform high-end tasks.

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Camera

IPhone 15 Pro max vs S24 Ultra camera, which one is better? Both phones have excellent cameras capable of capturing promising photos. They can capture photos in low light conditions featuring high details of the photos. Each device has multiple cameras specific for the purpose with different optics and capable hardware for processing millions of pixels into a high-detail image.


Taking a look at the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has a 200-megapixel main camera with 10x optical zoom. It has a telephoto lens of 50 MP, a Sony IMAX854 sensor, with a 111 mm focal length, and a 12 MP Ultra-wide lens with a Sony IMAX564 sensor and 13mm focal length. In fact, with these specs, it can capture very good photos supporting features such as Bokeh mode, Pro mode, and Raw support. With Optical Stabilization, it can record 8K video with up to 30 fps, 4K and 1080p video with up to 60 fps, and slow-motion video with 120 fps.


Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 Pro Max has a 48 MP primary camera with an optical 5x zoom feature. It has a 12 MP Telephoto lens with a Sony IMX913 sensor and a 12 MP Ultrawide lens with a Sony IMX633 sensor. The powerful processing of the chipset produces high-end photos which is quite better than the Samsung S24 Ultra. It cannot record 8K as S24 but it has a better slow-motion video recording with 240 fps.

Comparison of iPhone 15 Pro Max vs S24 Ultra

KeyiPhone 15 Pro maxSamsung s24 ultra
BodyDimension
159.9 x 76.7 x 8.3 mm (6.30 x 3.02 x 0.33 in)
 
162.3 x 79 x 8.6 mm (6.39 x 3.11 x 0.34 in)
Weight221 g (7.80 oz)232 g or 233 g (8.18 oz)
BuildGlass front (Corning-made glass), glass back (Corning-made glass), titanium frame (grade 5)Glass front (Corning Gorilla Armor), glass back (Corning Gorilla Armor), titanium frame (grade 2)
DisplayTypeLTPO Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits (typ), 2000 nits (HBM)Dynamic LTPO AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 2600 nits (peak)
Size6.7 inches, 110.2 cm2 (~89.8% screen-to-body ratio)6.8 inches, 113.5 cm2 (~88.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1290 x 2796 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~460 ppi density)1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~505 ppi density)
PlatformOSiOS 17, upgradable to iOS 17.5.1, planned upgrade to iOS 18Android 14, One UI 6.1.1
chipsetApple A17 Pro (3 nm)Qualcomm SM8650-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4 nm)
CPUHexa-core (2×3.78 GHz + 4×2.11 GHz)8-core (1×3.39GHz Cortex-X4 & 3×3.1GHz Cortex-A720 & 2×2.9GHz Cortex-A720 & 2×2.2GHz Cortex-A520)
GPUApple GPU (6-core graphics)Adreno 750 (1 GHz)
Main
Camera
Modules 48 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide),1/1.28″, 1.22µm,
dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
200 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.3″, 0.6µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.8, 120mm (periscope telephoto),
1/3.06″, 1.12µm, dual pixel PDAF,
3D sensor‑shift OIS,
5x optical zoom
50 MP, f/3.4, 111mm (periscope telephoto), 1/2.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″,
1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, Super Steady video
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)10 MP, f/2.4, 67mm (telephoto), 1/3.52″, 1.12µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
Video4K@24/25/30/60fps,
1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps,
10-bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps),
ProRes, Cinematic mode (4K@24/30fps), 3D (spatial) video, stereo sound rec.
8K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
Selfie
Camera
Modules12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″, PDAF, OIS
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), dual pixel PDAF
Video4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
FeaturesSensorsFace ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometerFingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Ultra Wideband (UWB) support (gen2 chip)Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving)Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
MemoryInternal256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM, 1TB 8GB RAM, NVMe256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM,
UFS 4.0
Miscellaneouscolors Black Titanium, White Titanium, Blue Titanium, Natural Titanium Titanium Black, Titanium Gray, Titanium Violet, Titanium Yellow, Titanium Blue, Titanium Green, Titanium Orange
SAR1.07 W/kg (head)  
1.11 W/kg (body)
1.26 W/kg (head)    
0.62 W/kg (body)
SAR EU0.98 W/kg (head)    
0.98 W/kg (body)
1.06 W/kg (head)  
1.30 W/kg (body)

Price in Nepal

The iPhone 15 Pro Max in Nepal in 2024 starts at Rs. 214,300 for the base variant 128GB. The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra costs Rs. 184,999 for the base variant 256GB. Let’s see the prices of all the variants of both devices.

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VariantsPrice in Nepal(official)
iPhone 15 pro maxSamsung S24 Ultra
256 GBNPR 214,300NPR 184,999
512 GBNPR 252,100NPR 199,999

Final Thoughts

Overall, iPhone 15 Pro max vs S24 ultra are both high-end processing phones and can carry a wide range of tasks with the powerful chipset. Each device has an awesome camera setup and multiple features to provide the best camera experience. To pick one, it’s quite challenging. It’s upon you, what specs you like under the prices offered.

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