The iPhone 14 Pro Max is arguably the best phone on the planet at the moment, but the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will very likely beat it when this next phone lands on February 1st, so It may not last long.
In fact, even if the Galaxy S23 Ultra isn’t a better phone overall, there’s no doubt that the iPhone 14 Pro Max beats out in some ways.
Based on leaks and rumors, we have a good idea of what some of these methods might be, so below are five things the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is probably better than the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
1. Creativity and productivity
iPhone 14 Pro definitely gives you access to a better suite of apps for productivity and creativity. The App Store has many high quality options. For proof of that, check out our best iPhone apps guide.
But the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will almost certainly come with an S Pen stylus (and a slot to house it), so it could offer good hardware for creative and productive tasks.
Yes, Apple offers an Apple Pencil for iPad, but it doesn’t work on iPhone. So if you want to sketch, edit images with precision, or take handwritten notes, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Especially since this upcoming phone will likely have a slightly larger 6.8-inch screen (which gives you more room to work), it’s loaded with software designed to make the most of your stylus.
2. Enhanced main camera
One of the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s biggest upgrades is the main camera. Moving from the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 12MP primary sensor to a 48MP sensor. We’d expect a similar upgrade on the Galaxy S23 Ultra from the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, but here it goes from 108MP to the expected 200MP.
So the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra can almost certainly use more pixels than the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Of course, it’s not necessarily a guarantee that it’s a better camera, but it’s quite possible that it will be.
Reportedly the Galaxy S23 Ultra could be better in one thing because it could be able to take really low light photos but all those pixels make it look better in any light Shots are more likely to be more detailed.
3. A better telephoto camera
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra not only might have a better main camera, but it almost certainly has a better telephoto camera than the iPhone 14 Pro Max. So making things worse here isn’t the only thing Samsung needs to do.
There are reportedly no major changes to the telephoto product this year. So he is a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and another telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom.
However, the iPhone 14 Pro Max only has a 12MP 3x optical zoom. It also has the ability to achieve 2x zoom by cropping to the main sensor. So while it can compete on close range zooms, he is unlikely to come close to the S23 Ultra on long range zooms.
Additionally, the S23 Ultra’s telephoto hardware may not have been upgraded, but the software suggests it will, and early camera samples show an improved digital zoom.
4. Small camera cutout
The biggest visual change we’ve seen on the iPhone 14 Pro Max is the removal of the notch in place of the camera cutouts for the selfie camera and Face ID.
That’s probably an improvement, but those cutouts take up a lot of space at the top of the screen, especially when combined with the new Dynamic Island’s unique feature. This means fewer display interruptions. This is good.
Of course, we don’t expect Samsung to tie the cutouts to the interface as artfully as Apple does. And the reason the Galaxy S23 Ultra only has one tiny cutout is that it doesn’t include Apple’s capable face. Identity system – Instead, it relies on an under-display fingerprint sensor. So Samsung’s approach also has its drawbacks.
5. Faster charging
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will likely have a larger battery than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but Apple has done a lot with relatively little when it comes to capacity on iPhones, so it’s likely to have a longer lifespan. .
But one thing the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra probably has is faster charging. That’s it.
That phone charges at up to 45W, and leaks suggest the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is on par, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max tops out at just 27W. may provide