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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs. iPhone 14 Pro Max: comparison between the two most powerful cell phones in the world


With its latest launch, the South Korean giant consolidated its leadership among Android and raised the competition with Apple. Prices.

With the announcement of the


of the world's leading cell phone manufacturer, the Galaxy S23 family,


ignited the rivalry with


and its top of the range, the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

While there are still several months to go before the expected iPhone 15 Ultra is revealed, the South Korean giant was the first in the industry to launch its premium device globally: the

Galaxy S23 Ultra


The big bet that Samsung recently presented in San Francisco brought improvements in the main features of the last generation and, as if that were not enough, added a

200-megapixel sensor to its camera.

Here is a


between the Galaxy S23 Ultra and its main competitor in the premium segment: the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Galaxy S23 Ultra is available in four colors: cream, green, lavender and black.

(Photo: AP)

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra also manages to position itself one step above its rivals, mainly with

noticeable improvements

in various


functions and its

artificial intelligence


To highlight, for example, the improved autofocus, night shots with Nightography, which now allow cinema-quality night videos, and

Astro Hyperlapses

for those who love to take images of the stars with greater sharpness compared to previous generations of cell phones. . 

As for the rest of the cameras, this premium device features a 12MP wide-angle, 10MP main telephoto, and 10MP secondary telephoto;

Record video for the first time in 8K resolution at up to 30 frames per second.

Inside, Samsung's strategic partner, the American Qualcomm, developed a specially

optimized Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor

for this model that allows unprecedented performance, especially for those who use their cell phones to play demanding video games.

Precisely, the graphics performance (GPU) of Galaxy S23 Ultra is 40% faster than the last generation and its performance in terms of artificial intelligence was also optimized by more than 40%.

This enables a balance between performance and power for photography, videography, and low-latency gaming.

Also, when it comes to the future of maximum digital realism, Galaxy S23 Ultra comes prepared with real-time ray tracing


that makes its debut in mobile gaming.

This improvement, among other things, allows users to see much more real scenes thanks to technology that simulates and tracks each ray of light.

Plus, Samsung Galaxy's vapor-cooling chamber, now larger and on all Galaxy S23 series models.

All this power underpins the expansive 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with reduced curvature to create a larger, flatter surface to enhance the viewing experience.

Samsung Galaxy 's unique

Enhanced comfort

feature allows users to adjust color tones and contrast levels, reducing eye fatigue caused by late-night screen viewing.

Vision Boost now adjusts to four lighting levels, up from two previously, to combat glare and reflections from daylight.

Added to this is a variable screen refresh rate that goes from 60 to 120 hertz, key features for those looking for a good gaming experience on a smartphone not developed exclusively for this task.

On the other hand, the

Galaxy S23 Ultra


did not make the expected leap

compared to the last generation Galaxy S22 Ultra, since it repeats the 5,000 mAh battery but its duration is estimated at 20% more thanks to the energy control carried out by the processor. from Qualcomm.

On the other hand, the innovations of the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra that set new standards, are housed within a striking design that, although it resembles what is seen in the Galaxy S23 version, stands out completely when compared. regarding the sustainability of its elements. 

The new South Korean flagship is the first in the Galaxy S family with the

largest amount of recycled parts

(12 against 6 for the S22 Ultra) in pursuit of reaching the goal of being 100% sustainable by 2050. 

iPhone 14 Pro Max

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max phones are top-of-the-range rivals to Android.

Photo: Reuters

The top-of-the-range version of Apple's latest cell phones is powered by an A16 chip (the iPhone 14 continues with the A15) made with 4-nanometer technology, and a

maximum 2,000-nit screen

, capable of going down to 1 Hz. refresh rate when the information on the screen does not change to save power consumption.

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max debuted, for the first time, a 48-megapixel camera sensor with Pixel Binning technology, which makes better use of lighting per pixel.

This is 65% larger than last year, with OIS built into the sensor.

This combination of 4 pixels in 1 (to capture at 12 megapixels), is something familiar in its rival Android, although Apple relies on its ISP - the key to placing the exact color in a photograph - to make it make more sense.

What's more, these iPhones capture 

twice the brightness on all sensors


in low light conditions).

As for videos, the new

action mode

aims to help capture smooth-looking videos that adjust to significant shakes, movements, and vibrations.

The so-called "cinematic mode", first introduced in last year's iPhone 13 series, has also been improved.

Now these smartphones can record in 4K at 30fps and 4K at 24fps using the feature.

Regarding your screen, ProMotion technology is the name that Apple used to refer to the adaptive refresh rate (framerate) in its products and that can go up to 120Hz.

That is to say, if the user uses a word processor that does not require such a high rate, but is playing a video game, the ideal is to refresh at the highest rate possible to generate more fluid images.

In the visual aspect, the company with the bitten apple assured that this new system -similar to the one advanced by the founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk- allows not only to issue an emergency call in the event of a traffic accident, but also to send requests for help in areas without any type of connectivity in less than 15 seconds.

An emergency center operated by Apple will receive the messages and redirect them to local emergency services.

The service will only be available at first in the US and Canada and will not start until November.

At the moment it will be free for iPhone 14 users for two years, as promised by Apple.

Another of the great novelties in the new iPhone 14 Pro, which has, as expected, a new screen:

it does not include the notch for FaceID

, but a pill-shaped perforation that Apple calls

"Dynamic Island"

(Dynamic Island, in English).

The characteristic notch was replaced by a small cutout not attached to the frame of the screen that Apple, in which the front camera is located, and which emits notifications in an animated way.

In addition to all this, the Dynamic Island is not only available in native Apple applications, but could also be adapted to third-party versions, so that any service can interact with this new way of viewing.

At least for the US market, the iPhone 14 is not sold with the traditional removable tray for the SIM chip;

It will only come with its digital simile eSIM, a standard that has been on the market for several years.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs.

iPhone 14 Pro Max: prices in Argentina

Almost five months after its launch, fans of Apple smartphones are still waiting for its arrival in the country.

According to sources related to the brand, the landing of the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max could arrive in



Without official data and with a dollar that does not stop growing, the value of the iPhone 14 so far is a mystery.

As a reference, you have to take the values ​​of the models that are currently on the market: 

iPhone 13 of 512 GB costs 759,899 pesos (MacStation)

and the 

iPhone 13 of 256GB at 615,399 pesos (iPoint)


Unlike the apple brand, Samsung launched for the first time in the history of the flagship cell phone family of mobile devices on the same day of its global announcement and with confirmed prices.

As in the rest of the main markets, the three Galaxy S23 are available from Wednesday, February 1 from

$319,999, $379,999 and $459,999

, depending on the model respectively.

They also offer payment in up to 12



and an

Exchange Plan

with savings from 55,000 pesos. 


look also

Why mobile phone sales suffered the biggest drop in their history

Galaxy S23 Ultra: how is the 200 megapixel camera of Samsung's new top of the range

Source: clarin

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