Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra versus iPhone 15 Pro max camera comparison: unexpected results


Samsung and Apple have been competing in the high-end smartphone space for years, but they’ve always taken a slightly different approach when it comes ot the cameras on their devices. With the new Galaxy S24 Ultra just hitting the market, we thought you’d be interested to see how these different approaches compare in everyday use.

To be fair, the camera setups on the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the Galaxy S24 Ultra are closer than ever this year, with both devices sporting a 5x periscope camera. That being said, Samsung still has a 200MP primary camera and an extra 3x zoom camera that the iPhone doesn’t have.

Take a look at the video and image gallery below for side-by-side comaprisons between the Samsung Galaxy S24 Utlra and iPhone 15 Pro max and let us know which deive you’d use on a day-to-day basis.

Galaxy S24 Ultra versus iPhone 15 Pro Max camera specs

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

  • 200 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.3″, 0.6µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
  • 50 MP, f/3.4, 111mm (periscope telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
  • 10 MP, f/2.4, 67mm (telephoto), 1/3.52″, 1.12µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
  • 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Super Steady video
  • Selfie 12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF
  • Video: 8k/30 (main), 4k/60 (all)

iPhone 15 Pro Max

  • 48 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.28″, 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
  • 12 MP, f/2.8, 120mm (periscope telephoto), 1.12µm, dual pixel PDAF, 3D sensor‑shift OIS, 5x optical zoom
  • 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
  • TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
  • Selfie 12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm
  • Video: 4k/60 (all)

Galaxy S24 Ultra versus iPhone 15 Pro Max gallery

Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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