Often times when discussing smartphones the debate of Apple vs Samsung is always there. Which smartphone is the best? And is it really worth all that money? For starters here are some key features and information about the two.
11 Pro Max 512GB
- $1449 (64GB $1099)
- 3,969 mAh ”Fast Charge 18W”
- 6.5″ 2688 x 1242 Super Retina XDR OLED-screen
- Selfie camera 10MP F2.2
- Main camera (12MP F1.8, 12MP F2.0, 12MP F2.4) 240 fps slowmotion
Note 10+ 512GB
- $1199 (256GB $1099)
- 4,300 mAh ”Super Fast Charge 45W”
- 6.8″ 3040 x 1440 (Quad HD+) Display
- Selfie camera 10MP F2.2
- Main camera (12MP F1.5-2.4, 12MP F2.1, 16MP F2.2) features a 960 fps slowmotion video settings
- Card slot for up to 1 TB of extra data storage
To call a product – Pro, a company is implicitly saying that its device is made for professionals. An ideal solution to help you get certain things done, better than you could with others. Thing is, if you’ve spent the last few years with an iPad Pro, you’ll know that Apple’s definition of Pro seems to vary. Originally it was the Apple Pencil which separated the Pro from the amateur – a direct bow to the Samsung Galaxy Note that kept believing in a feature that Steve Jobs once mocked. The irony is that Samsung has never called its Note a Pro, even if it advertises it as made for professionals, so I guess there’s only one way to know which one is the right kind of Pro for you. This is the Pro Max vs Note 10+
While the camera array is similar on each phone, the way they work isn’t. Apple puts greater emphasis on its ultra-wide lens, snapping simultaneous photos with it and the wide lens so you can choose your favorite. There’s also a new night mode on both phones, which wasn’t so successful in our testing of the Note 10+, and some fancy HDR processing. We’ll have to wait until we can properly test the iPhone 11 to declare a winner, but you can bet that both phones will take great pics.
This one’s as close to a toss-up as you’re going to get. Because Samsung is supplying the display for both the Note 10+ and the iPhone, you’d need a microscope to see any difference between them.
But Samsung does a better job of going beyond the pixels with the Note 10+. Not only do you get precise control over the color temperature, you can also adjust the resolution from Quad HD to Full HD. With Apple, what you see is what you get—but to be fair, the calibration is usually pretty perfect.
What About the Processing speed?
Both phones offer extremely fast and powerful processors. The Galaxy Note 10+ brings the Snapdragon 855, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max is powered by the brand-new A13 Bionic. Both processors are built using a 7nm process for extreme power efficiency, and they both have a neural engine on board for AI-related tasks.
As far as speeds go, Apple didn’t divulge how much faster the A13 is, other than to say it’s “the fastest CPU and GPU in a smartphone.” Considering the A12 Bionic outpaced the Snapdragon 855, that’s believable, but speed certainly won’t be an issue with either of these phones.
You’ll be able to fast-charge both phones using the supplied power adapter, but the Note 10+ has a trick up its sleeve that the iPhone 11 Pro doesn’t: 45W Superfast charging. With a compatible charger, you can charge your Note faster than any other phone you can buy. That probably won’t mean much in your day-to-day charging patterns, but if you’re pressed for time and need to grab as much juice as possible, the Note 10+’s charging capabilities will be a life-saver.
Another difference between the phones is wireless. Or rather, reverse wireless charging. While you can pop either phone on a Qi charger to fill it up, only the Note 10+ can double as its own charging pad. That’s good for charging Galaxy Buds or your buddy’s iPhone 11 Pro Max. Or not–that’s up to you.
As far as who the ”winner” is. Honestly it’s hard to say. The price of the Pro Max is obviusly much higher for the same data storage. Want even more? Go with the Note 10+ which has a slot that can fit up to 1 TB card. Want the better display? The Note 10+ has more options and a sharper image. Are you in need for processing power? Pro max. The Note 10+ has some style points as well; S-pen which is really useful for completing varius tasks, and it also has the ” Cinematic Infinity Display” In my opinion the Note 10+ wins. It has the best display, more options for tuning your smartphone and the price on the Pro Max is just heavy.