The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has officially hit the Indian market, sparking comparisons with other top-tier smartphones, including the iPhone 15 Pro Max. This is a logical matchup as both devices represent the pinnacle of their respective brands’ offerings.
Let’s dive into a quick rundown of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and iPhone 15 Pro Max, examining their specifications and prices in India.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra vs iPhone 15 Pro Max: Price in India
The newly-launched Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra starts at a competitive price of Rs 1,29,999, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max is priced at Rs 1,59,900 in India.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra vs iPhone 15 Pro Max: Specifications and Design
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra boasts a slightly larger 6.8-inch AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and an impressive peak brightness of 2,600 nits. In comparison, the iPhone 15 Pro Max features a 6.7-inch display with up to 2,000 nits of peak brightness. Samsung takes the lead with a brighter display. Both devices share an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, maintaining their signature designs. Notably, the Ultra model adopts a flat panel instead of a curved one for what Samsung believes is a better user experience.
Processor, RAM, Storage, Speaker
Powering the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max is equipped with the A17 Pro Bionic chip. Both processors excel in speed, handling demanding tasks effortlessly. Both phones feature a bottom-firing speaker and an additional unit in the earpiece for stereo effects. The Galaxy S24 Ultra offers 12GB of RAM, surpassing the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s 8GB. However, this difference doesn’t significantly impact performance, and both models start with a 256GB storage configuration.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra’s quad-lens rear camera system includes a 200-megapixel main sensor, a 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor, and a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom. Notably, a 50-megapixel telephoto sensor with 5x optical zoom replaces the previous 10-megapixel sensor with 10x optical zoom. Samsung emphasizes improved Nightography for better low-light shots and enhanced AI for noise reduction and video stabilization.
In contrast, the iPhone 15 Pro Max features a triple-lens rear camera system, comprising a 48-megapixel main wide sensor, a 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor, and a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor with 5x optical zoom. Both camera setups are impressive, with the Ultra model sporting a larger sensor, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max boasts a brighter lens.
Battery and Charging Speeds
Samsung holds a clear advantage in battery capacity, offering a 5,000mAh unit in the Galaxy S24 Ultra, compared to the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s 4,422mAh battery. Charging speeds also favor Samsung, with the Galaxy supporting 45W charging, while the iPhone lags with approximately 25W support. Note that chargers need to be purchased separately for both phones, although cables are included in the retail boxes provided by the respective companies.