Comparison between:
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
- Samsung Galaxy S20+ SD865

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro MaxSamsung Galaxy S20+ SD865
Apple iPhone 12 Pro MaxSamsung Galaxy S20+ SD865
Prices
Model aliasA2342Galaxy S20 Plus SD865
SM-G985
SM-G985F
SM-G985F/DS

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width78.09 mm
7.809 cm
0.256 ft
3.074 in
73.7 mm
7.37 cm
0.242 ft
2.902 in
Height160.84 mm
16.084 cm
0.528 ft
6.332 in
161.9 mm
16.19 cm
0.531 ft
6.374 in
Thickness7.39 mm
0.739 cm
0.024 ft
0.291 in
7.8 mm
0.78 cm
0.026 ft
0.307 in
Weight228 g
0.5 lbs
8.04 oz
186 g
0.41 lbs
6.56 oz
Volume92.82 cm³
5.64 in³
93.07 cm³
5.65 in³
ColorsSilver
Graphite
Gold
Pacific Blue
Cosmic Grey
Cloud Blue
Cosmic Black
Body materialsGlass
Stainless steel
Glass
Aluminium alloy
CertificationIP68IP68

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards11
Features-Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)
Embedded SIM (eSIM) supporteSIM

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
CDMACDMA 800 MHz (BC0)
CDMA 1900 MHz (BC1)
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CDMA20001xEV-DO Rev. A-
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
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UMTSUMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
LTELTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B14)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE-FDD 600 MHz (B71)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B42)
LTE-TDD 5200 MHz (B46)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B48)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
5G NR5G-FDD 600 MHz (n71)
5G-FDD 700 MHz (n12)
5G-FDD 700 MHz (n28)
5G-FDD 800 MHz (n20)
5G-FDD 850 MHz (n5)
5G-FDD 900 MHz (n8)
5G-FDD 1700 MHz (n66)
5G-FDD 1800 MHz (n3)
5G-FDD 1900 MHz (n2)
5G-FDD 1900 MHz (n25)
5G-FDD 2100 MHz (n1)
5G-TDD 2300 MHz (n40)
5G-TDD 2500 MHz (n41)
5G-FDD 2600 MHz (n7)
5G-TDD 2600 MHz (n38)
5G-TDD 3500 MHz (n78)
5G-TDD 3700 MHz (n77)
5G-TDD 4700 MHz (n79)
5G mmWave 39 GHz (n260)
5G mmWave 28 GHz (n261)
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Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
LTE-A
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
5G NSA
5G SA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 20
Gigabit-class LTE with 2x2 MIMO and LAAEnhanced 4x4 MIMO
Up to 7CA
LAA (US only)

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)iOS 14.1Android 10
User interface (UI)-One UI 2.0

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCApple A14 BionicQualcomm Snapdragon 865
Process technology5 nm7 nm
CPU2x Firestorm, 4x Icestorm1x 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3x 2.42 GHz Kryo 585, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 585
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-A
CPU cores68
CPU frequency-2840 MHz
GPU-Qualcomm Adreno 650
GPU cores4-
RAM capacity6 GB8 GB
RAM typeLPDDR5LPDDR5
RAM channelsDouble channel-
RAM frequency2750 MHz2750 MHz
Next‑generation Neural Engine-

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage128 GB
256 GB
512 GB
128 GB
-UFS 3.0

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

Types-microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyOLEDDynamic AMOLED 2X
Diagonal size6.7 in
170.18 mm
17.02 cm
6.7 in
170.18 mm
17.02 cm
Width2.81 in
71.4 mm
7.14 cm
2.75 in
69.84 mm
6.98 cm
Height6.08 in
154.48 mm
15.45 cm
6.11 in
155.19 mm
15.52 cm
Aspect ratio2.164:12.222:1
Resolution1284 x 2778 pixels1440 x 3200 pixels
Pixel density457 ppi
179 ppcm
524 ppi
205 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area88.1 %91.12 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Display manufacturer - Samsung
Super Retina XDR
Ceramic Shield
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
True tone display
Wide color display (P3)
Dolby Vision
HDR10
Wide color gamut
Haptic Touch
2000000:1
800 cd/m² typical brightness
1200 cd/m² peak brightness
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Infinity-O Display
Always-On Display
120Hz refresh rate
HDR10+

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Geomagnetic
Fingerprint
Hall
In-display fingerprint sensorIn-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor model-Samsung S5K2LD
Sensor typeCMOSISOCELL
Sensor size-6.45 x 8.46 mm
0.42 in
Sensor format-1/1.76"
Pixel size1.7 µm
0.001700 mm
1.8 µm
0.001800 mm
Crop factor-4.07
Aperturef/1.6f/1.8
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent26 mm *(35 mm / full frame)4.32 mm
17.57 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view-79 °
Number of lenses7-
Flash typeLEDDual LED
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
7680 x 4320 pixels
33.18 MP
Video FPS60 fps24 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
RAW
Night Mode
Dolby Vision HDR video recording
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Sensor-shift OIS
1080p @ 240 fps
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Sensor size - 1/3.6" (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Angle of view - 120° (#2)
5-element lens (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 13 mm (#2)
Third rear camera - 12 MP (telephoto)
OIS (#3)
PDAF (#3)
Sensor size - 1/3.4" (#3)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#3)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#3)
6-element lens (#3)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 65 mm (#3)
2.5x optical zoom (#3)
5x optical zoom range (#3)
10x digital zoom (#2)
LiDAR scanner (ToF 3D depth)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Object tracking AF
Dual OIS
2160p @ 60 fps
1080p @ 240 fps
720p @ 960 fps
HDR10+ video recording
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Angle of view - 120° (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 22 mm (#2)
Third rear camera - 64 MP (telephoto)
Aperture size - f/2.0 (#3)
Angle of view - 76° (#3)
PDAF (#3)
3x optical zoom (#3)
Fourth rear camera - DepthVision

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor model-Sony IMX374
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS
Sensor format1/3.6"-
Aperturef/2.2f/2.2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent23 mm *(35 mm / full frame)26 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
10 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS60 fps60 fps
FeaturesFace unlock
Night Mode
Deep Fusion
HDR
Face detection
Digital image stabilization
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
HDR
Autofocus
1080p @ 120 fps
Cinematic video stabilization
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Auto HDR

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Stereo sound recording
Active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone
Dolby Atmos
Spatial audio playback
384 kHz / 32-bit
AKG audio
Dolby Atmos

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoYes

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
QZSS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11ax
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11ax
2x2 MiMOHE80
MiMO
1024-QAM

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector type-USB Type-C
Version2.03.2
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackNoNo

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
UMA
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsFLAC
MP3
AC‑LC
HE‑AAC
HE‑AAC v2
Protected AAC
Linear PCM
Apple Lossless
Dolby Digital (AC‑3)
Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC‑3)
Dolby Atmos
Audible
Audible Enhanced Audio
AAX
AAX+
AAC
AMR
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
3GA
OGA
AWB
MID
XMF
MXMF
IMY
RTTTL
RTX
OTA
APE
DSF
DFF

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecsH.264
HEVC
MPEG‑4 Part 2
Motion JPEG
AVI
MKV
MP4
WMV
M4V
3GP
3G2
ASF
FLV
WEBM

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity3687 mAh4500 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Polymer
Charger output power9 V / 2 A5 V / 5 A
FeaturesWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
MagSafe wireless charging - 15W
Qi wireless charging - 7.5W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Qi/PMA wireless charging - 15 W
Wireless reverse charging - 9 W
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
USB Power Delivery 3.0

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)-0.376 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-1.57 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)-0.72 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-1.03 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features-Samsung DeX
 Apple iPhone 12 Pro MaxSamsung Galaxy S20+ SD865