Brands such as Samsung And Apple constantly compete to offer the latest technological advances and the most innovative features. In this article, we’ll compare two of these brands’ newest flagships: the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and the iPhone 15 Pro Max. We’ll take a detailed look at their features and performance, to help you decide your best choice if you’re considering purchasing one of these high-end devices.

Design: Between the imposing Galaxy S24 Ultra and the discreet iPhone 15 Pro Max

The Galaxy S24 Ultra stands out with its dimensions of 162.3 x 79 x 8.6 mm and its weight of 232 g, offering an imposing presence. However, Samsung’s phone is larger and heavier than the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The latter has dimensions of 159.9 x 76.7 x 8.3 mm and a weight of 221 g, offering a more comfortable grip and better ease of handling. The bodies of the two devices in Corning glass, renowned for its resistance to scratches and shocks, and their titanium frames reassure you of their exceptional durability.

Additionally, the IP68 certification of both phones guarantees dust and water resistance up to 6 meters for 30 minutes, providing superior protection in extreme conditions and making them ideally suited for daily use in various environments.


The Galaxy S24 Ultra features a built-in stylus for an intuitive writing and drawing experience. This feature is particularly attractive to creative and professional users who want to take advantage of the precision and versatility of a stylus.

In summary, on conception and design, the choice between the Galaxy S24 Ultra and iPhone 15 Pro Max will be determined between the preference for an imposing phone and that of a more discreet phone.

Screen and display: Samsung gives pride of place to video game enthusiasts

The Galaxy S24 Ultra sports a 2X LTPO AMOLED display typically used in Samsung smartphones, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max carries an LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED display used in Apple iPhones. The 6.8-inch Galaxy S24 Ultra screen with a resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels is larger than the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max screen with a resolution of 1290 x 2796 pixels.

With an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a refresh rate of 120Hz, both screens are equally smooth. But the Galaxy S24 Ultra has superior brightness. Indeed, with its maximum 2600 nits compared to 2000 nits for the iPhone 15 Pro Max it is more comfortable for reading in the sunniest environments. Note, however, that the iPhone 15 Pro Max integrates the permanent display function which allows instant visibility of notifications and important information even if this can have a negative impact on energy consumption.

It is therefore evident that in general, the Galaxy S24 Ultra offers more vibrant colors, deeper contrasts and exceptional sharpness, ideal for consuming multimedia content. This makes it the ideal choice for video and gaming enthusiasts who demand visual quality.

Performance and Memory

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 wins over Apple A17 Pro

The Galaxy S24 Ultra runs Android 14 with Samsung UI 6.1. It is powered by the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4nm) processor and has an Adreno 750 GPU. On the other hand, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is run by iOS 17, upgradable to iOS 17.3, and is powered by the Apple A17 Pro chipset engraved in 3 nm, associated with the Apple GPU at 6.


Both smartphones offer smooth performance and remarkable power efficiency. But the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is better in this area if we stick to the score of 92 given to it by the Versus site compared to 83 for the A17 pro.

Memory and storage: more extensive RAM for the Galaxy S24 Ultra

With configurations of up to 1TB of internal storage the Galaxy S24 Ultra and iPhone 15 Pro Max allow users to store huge amounts of content. Thanks to their RAM, both phones make it easy to run multiple apps simultaneously without compromising performance. But the Galaxy S24 Ultra stands out on this point with its ability to offer up to 12 GB of RAM while the iPhone 15 Pro Max is limited to only 8 GB of RAM

Photos and videos: superior quality for the Galaxy S24 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra stands out with its quad main camera, including a 200 MP main sensor, a 50 MP periscope telephoto lens offering 5x optical zoom, another 10 MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and an ultra-periscope sensor. 12 MP wide. On this point, the iPhone 15 Pro Max does less with its triple main camera, including a 48 MP main sensor offering an f/1.8 aperture, a 12 MP periscope telephoto lens offering 5x optical zoom, and a 12 MP ultra-wide.


The Galaxy S24 Ultra offers better video recording, more precisely in 8K. Indeed, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is only capable of recording in 4K with support for 10-bit HDR technology.

The observation is therefore clear, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra offers a higher resolution thus offering the possibility of capturing finer details in images and producing better videos.

Battery and charging

Powered by a non-removable 5000mAh battery, the Galaxy S24 Ultra supports 45W wired charging and 15W wireless charging.

For its part, the iPhone 15 Pro Max carries a less powerful 4441 mAh non-removable battery. Apple’s phone supports PD2.0 wired charging and MagSafe and Qi2 wireless charging for flexibility.

Verdict

The Galaxy S24 Ultra stands out with its imposing design, its integrated stylus and its screen offering vivid colors and exceptional brightness, ideal for consuming multimedia content. Additionally, its superior performance, high memory capacity and 200 MP main camera make it an attractive choice for demanding photography and video users. On the other hand, the iPhone 15 Pro Max offers a more comfortable grip, advanced video features such as Dolby Vision HDR and Cinematic Mode, as well as MagSafe and Qi2 wireless charging for more flexibility.


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