Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

5.7 inches
6.8 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 518 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 516 PPI
2778 x 1284 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 458 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

76.62 %
89.33 %
87.45 %

Peak brightness:

1500 cd/m2 (nit)
1200 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (adaptable), HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm
Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 660
Yes

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
12GB LPDDR5
6GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

64GB, available to use: 54.1 GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.1), not expandable
128GB (NVMe), not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (11), Samsung One UI
iOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
5000 mAh
3687 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W
Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

16 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
108 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.33"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm; Pixel size: 1.7 μm

Second camera:

10 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Optical zoom: 2.5x; Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 65 mm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm

Fourth camera:

10 MP (Periscope, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 10.0x; Aperture size: F4.9; Focal Length: 240 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

OIS, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Video light, EIS
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light

Front:

5 MP
40 MP (PDAF, HDR)
12 MP (Time-of-Flight (ToF), EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches (153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm)
6.50 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm)
6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (160.84 x 78.09 x 7.39 mm)

Weight:

6.03 oz (171.0 g)
8.04 oz (229.0 g)
8.03 oz (228.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Materials & Colors:

Pacific blue, Gold, Silver, Graphite

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Splash, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint
3D Face unlock

Features:

Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black sapphire, Gold platinum, Silver titan, White pearl
Phantom black, Silver

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 40(2300)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.1
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2
Lightning

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 15, 2015
Dec 22, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN920A link
A3LSMG998U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.22 W/kg
0.77 W/kg

Body:

0.76 W/kg
1.02 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.27 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.98 W/kg
1.16 W/kg

Phablet:

3.15 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1200
$ 1100

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin
USB‑C to Lightning Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 13, 2015
Jan 14, 2021
Oct 13, 2020
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