Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Huawei Mate 40 Pro vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

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Display

Size:

6.8 inches
6.8 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 516 PPI
2772 x 1334 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 455 PPI
2778 x 1284 pixels, 458 PPI

Technology:

Dynamic AMOLED
OLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

89.33 %
93.79 %
87.45 %

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)
1200 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

120Hz refresh rate (adaptable), HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
HiSilicon Kirin 9000
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 3130 MHz, Arm Cortex-A77 and Arm Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 5 nm
Hexa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 660
Mali G78 MP24
Yes

RAM:

12GB LPDDR5
8GB
6GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
256GB (UFS 3.1)
128GB (NVMe), not expandable

Storage expansion:

Nano Memory (NM) up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11), Samsung One UI
Android (10)
iOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
4400 mAh
3687 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

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

Max charge speed:

Wired: 66.0W; Wireless: 50.0W
Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

108 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)
50 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 23 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.28"; Pixel size: 1.22 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, Autofocus)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3x; Aperture size: F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Optical zoom: 5x; Aperture size: F3.4; Focal Length: 125 mm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 65 mm

Third camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal Length: 18 mm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm

Fourth camera:

10 MP (Periscope, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 10x; Aperture size: F4.9; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording:

7680x4320 (8K UHD), 3840x2160 (4K UHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

40 MP (PDAF)
13 MP (HDR, Slow-motion videos)
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:

6.50 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm)
6.41 x 2.97 x 0.36 inches (162.9 x 75.5 x 9.1 mm)
6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (160.84 x 78.09 x 7.39 mm)

Weight:

8.04 oz (229.0 g)
7.48 oz (212.0 g)
8.03 oz (228.0 g)

Materials:

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

Materials & Colors:

Pacific blue, Gold, Silver, Graphite

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint
3D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
3D Face unlock

Keys:

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

Colors:

Phantom black, Silver
Black, Mystic silver

Cellular

5G:

SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, n78, n79, n80, n84, Sub-6
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), 9(1800), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band)
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 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

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
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
32-Bit DAC
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1
5.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Lightning

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port, OTG
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, 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), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner

Other:

NFC, ANT+
NFC, Infrared
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1200
€ 1200
$ 1100

In The Box:

Charger, USB Type-C Cable, USB Type-C Earphones, Flexible Clear Case (depending on markets), Quick Start Guide, Eject Tool, Warranty Card (depending on markets)
USB‑C to Lightning Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 22, 2020
Oct 13, 2020

Expected Announcement:

Jan 14, 2021

Scheduled release:

Jan 29, 2021
Nov 13, 2020
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