Last January, Samsung launched its latest flagship smartphone lineup, which includes Galaxy S21 Ultra, Which is a direct competitor to the iPhone 12 Pro Max that Apple introduced last October. The two smartphones facing each other in order to compare the camera and photography, which is stronger? In the following images in the article we have named the images "A" or "B", with each letter corresponding to a different smartphone. All images are directly from the camera without any modification. We will not mention the name of the phone A or B except at the end of the article. Take a look at the pictures and choose the most beautiful ones, and in the end we will share the results and unveil the phone through which this photo was taken.

Camera comparison iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

In the photo we compared several different camera modes such as portrait mode and night mode, along with different lens options that range from ultra-wide angle to telephoto. When looking and thinking about pictures, check items such as differences in color temperature, color saturation, whether there are areas of extreme brightness, clarity of objects in the image, etc.

Both the iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ and the Galaxy S21 Ultra have great cameras and are capable of taking great photos in most lighting conditions, so most of the time, choosing a winner is what matches your personal preferences.

Since we are not making a traditional comparison between these two smartphones, there are a few more features of the Galaxy S21 Ultra that are worth focusing on. Samsung used to restrict its stylus, the S-Pen, to Note models, but this year, the Samsung S-Pen is compatible with the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which is useful for taking notes, drawing, signing documents and more.

There is also a reverse wireless charging feature to charge headphones or another smartphone, and the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor inside the screen, which is actually something Apple may adopt in the future.

For the camera, there are four lenses including a 12MP ultra-wide lens, a 108MP ultra-wide lens with laser autofocus, and dual post-photographic lenses both of which are 10MP. The functionality of the camera is similar to that of the iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ in most of them, but Samsung has the Space Zoom feature, which is an option for an optical digital zoom of up to 100x. Space Zoom was available last year, but has been improved this year. The iPhone 12 Pro Max does not have a similar feature and cannot zoom in much.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra also has a shorter focus distance, which allows it to be used for close-up macro shots, something that the iPhone 12 models cannot do.

The result

All "A" photos were taken with iPhone 12 Pro Max, while "B" photos were taken from the Galaxy S21 Ultra. How were the results with you? Let us know in the comments.

Apple's skyrocketing algorithms are designed to enhance color, shifting toward a cool blue, daytime tone that is highly recognizable compared to the Galaxy S21 Ultra. IPhone 12 Pro Max photos are more vibrant.

Clarity and sharpness are the same for both, and in general, all images are crisp and clear. Portrait images are somewhat similar, but iPhones always suffer with some elements, such as drinking glasses in the following picture, and the difference is clear in favor of the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

There are noticeable differences in the night mode. The S21 Ultra doesn't do well with warm lighting in some situations, so some of these photos have a tint that tends to be pretty warm.

What photos did you recommend for the test? And were you surprised by the results? Let us know in the comments.



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