In this "You Tell" article, we will compare the iPhone 13 series with the Galaxy S21 series and ask you; Which of these flagship phones is better to buy?
Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 series phones on September 23rd. Phones that have not changed much in appearance compared to the previous generation, but according to Apple, are the best, fastest and highest quality iPhones ever produced. For example, one of the claims that Apple made at the launch of these phones was that the A15 chip used in these phones is 50% better than the competitors; Competitors who, of course, were never named exactly. But Apple's main competitor is Samsung; So let's assume that Apple meant Samsung. So let's compare the latest phones of these two companies, namely the iPhone 13 series and the Galaxy S21 series, to see which flagship phones are better competitors and ultimately more worth buying.
Before starting this review, we should Note that Apple's main competitors are the Galaxy S22 series and not the S21. But Samsung has introduced its current flagships with great capabilities so that the user does not need to buy another phone for several years. Therefore, they can be considered as a serious competitor to the iPhone; Maybe in some cases Samsung representatives are really better. But we will compare the iPhone 13 with the Galaxy S21.
Note: The technical specifications of the two products are registered according to the technical specifications table of the GSMArena website. <//> strong>
Design and featuresName of the phone iPhone 13 Galaxy S21 Dimensions and weight </<strong> 7.7 71.5 146.7 mm - 174 g 22.214.171.124 151.7 mm - 170 g Body material Back panel made of glass, frame made of aluminum Back panel made of plastic, frame made of aluminum Standards strong> IP68 waterproof certificate - waterproof to a depth of 6 meters for 30 minutes IP68 waterproof certificate - waterproof to a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes Phone Name iPhone 13 Pro Galaxy S21 Plus Dimensions and Weight 7.7 1 71.5 146.7mm - 204g 126.96.36.199 1 161.5 mm - 200 g Body material Glass back panel, stainless steel frame Glass back panel, frame Made of aluminum Standards IP68 waterproof certificate - water resistant to a depth of 6 meters for 30 minutes IP68 waterproof certificate - resistant to Water penetration to a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes Phone name iPhone 13 Pro Max Galaxy S21 Ultra Dimensions and weight 7.7.78 1.160.8 mm - 240 g 188.8.131.52.165.1 mm - 227 g > Body material Glass back panel, stainless steel frame Glass back panel, aluminum frame Standards IP68 waterproof certificate - waterproof to a depth of 6 meters for 30 minutes IP68 waterproof certificate - waterproof to a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes
In this respect, Samsung seems to excel. Of course, if the standard plastic body of the standard model of this company is not very important to you. To reduce costs, Samsung launched the standard model with a plastic back panel, and the Plus and Ultra models with a glass back panel. While the frame of both models is made of aluminum.
On the other hand, Apple has used glass in the back panel of all its flagships, while the frame of the two Pro models is made of steel and the frame of the two models is mini. And the standard is aluminum. Perhaps this point can be given to Apple because it has used quality materials in the construction of all its new flagship phones, but on the other hand, these phones also have a lot of weight. For example, the iPhone 13 Pro with a 6.1-inch display is heavier than the Galaxy S21 Plus with a 6.7-inch display 4 grams. While it does not have a larger battery, it does not have a larger display, and their body material is not different.
Beauty is always a matter of taste and we do not want to talk about it in this comparison. But Apple has not unveiled anything new for three years other than flattening the corners of the phone, while a comparison of Samsung three generations ago in terms of design shows the company is getting better year by year, although this difference is more evident in the back panel. p>
But on the front panel, Samsung is undoubtedly the winner. Apple phones have a relatively large notch, which may be normal for Apple users, but the user experience with phones that do not have such a notch is really better. On the iPhone 13 Pro Max, this notch doesn't look too big, but when it comes to the iPhone 13 Mini, the story is different. It is really good and makes a big part of the front panel dedicated to the screen. Despite the fingerprint sensor, there was no need for a face recognition sensor to take up only a lot of space on the screen. So in this part, in general, it is Samsung that wins.
DisplayPhone Name iPhone 13 Galaxy S21 strong Screen size 6.1 inches - Super Retina XDR OLED 6.2 inches - Dynamic AMOLED 2X image resolution > 2532 1170 - 460 pixel density 2400 1080 - 421 pixel density Technologies HDR10 support - Dolby Vision - With screen protector Scratch-resistant ceramic -
True-tone HDR10 + support - 120Hz refresh rate - with Gorilla Glass Vickets protector Phone name > iPhone 13 Pro Galaxy S21 Plus Screen size 6.1 inches - Super Retina XDR OLED 6 2 inches - Dynamic AMOLED 2X Resolution 2532 1170 - 460 pixel density 2400 1080 - 394 pixel density </<strong> Technologies Support for HDR10 - Dolby Vision - with scratch-resistant ceramic screen protector - Support for + HDR10 - 120Hz refresh rate - with Gorilla Glass Vickets protector Phone name iPhone 13 Pro Max Galaxy S21 Ultra 6.7-inch screen size - Super Retina XDR OLED 6.8 inches - Dynamic AMOLED 2X Resolution 2778 1284 - Pixel density 458 3200 1440 - 515 pixel density Technologies HDR10 support - Dolby Vision - with scratch-resistant ceramic screen protector - HDR10 + support - 120Hz refresh rate - With Gorilla Glass Vickets Protector
Both series perform well. But if you are planning to buy a Samsung phone, all of them will have a 120 Hz display, while in Apple dealerships, this feature is limited to two models, Pro and Pro Max. Although the resolution of both the Standard and Plus models has reached FHD +, they still bring a more enjoyable experience than the 60Hz display on the iPhone 13 Mini and Standard. So if you care about the display, the iPhone 13 can only be a good choice (not necessarily better) when you buy the Pro and Pro Max models.
HardwarePhone Name > iPhone 13 Galaxy S21 Processor - Lithography A15 - 5nm lithography Snapdragon 888/Exynos 2100 - 5nm lithography RAM and internal memory 4GB RAM - 128/256/512 GB NVMe 8GB RAM - 128/256 GB Type UFS 3.1 GPU Apple 4-core GPU Adreno 660/Mali-G78 MP14 Phone Name > iPhone 13 Pro Galaxy S21 Plus Processor - Lithography A15 - 5nm Lithography Snapdragon 888/Exynos 2100 - 5nm lithography RAM and internal memory 6GB Yet RAM - 128/256/512 GB/1TB NVMe 8GB RAM - 128/256 GB UFS 3.1 GPU Apple 5-core GPU Adreno 660/Mali-G78 MP14 Phone name iPhone 13 Pro Max Galaxy S21 Ultra </<strong> Processor - Lithography A15 - 5nm lithography Snapdragon 888/Exynos 2100 - 5nm lithography RAM and internal memory strong> 6 GB of RAM - 128/256/512 GB/1 terabyte of NVMe type 12/16 GB of RAM - 128/256/512 GB of UFS 3.1 strong GPU Apple 5-core GPU Adreno 660/Mali-G78 MP14
In terms of hardware for both phones, you need the best ecosystem They eliminate the possible form. The goal is not to put two phones together all day and compare which one runs the app or game sooner, but the A15 chip still has tremendous processing power, and certainly from the Snapdragon 888 and Exynos. 2100 will be better. Because the A14 also outperformed the two processors.
But this betterness is no longer seen when it exceeds a certain limit. For example, a 144Hz display is definitely better than a 120Hz display, but the difference is not so much that the user experience is overshadowed. As we know that with both phones, you can experience the heaviest games or applications for a long time without any lag or slowness, it is enough to give the same phone two points in the real world in terms of hardware power. Of course, when it comes to heavy work, Apple's chip does it faster.
CameraName of the phone iPhone 13 < Galaxy S21 First camera 12-megapixel with aperture f/1.6 - Optical image stabilization Shift sensor 12-megapixel with aperture f /1.8 - Optical image stabilization Second camera 12-megapixel ultra-wide with aperture f/2.4 (120 degrees) 12-megapixel ultra-wide with aperture f /2.2 (120 ) - Super Steady Stabilizer Does not have a third 64-megapixel telephoto camera with f/2.0 aperture - 1 magnification 1x optical 12-megapixel ultra-wide selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture + SL 3D depth sensor - 4K video recording at 24/25/30 60 frames per second and 1080P at 30/60/120 frames per second 10 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture - Ability to shoot 4K video at 30.60 frames per second and 1080P at 30 frames per second Features Ability to shoot 4K video and 24/30/60 frames per second - 1080P at 30/60/120/240 frames per second Ability to shoot 8K video and 24fps - 4K at 30/60 frames per second Seconds - 1080P at 30/60/120/240 frames per second Phone name iPhone 13 Pro Galaxy S21 Plus strong> First camera 12 megapixels with f/1.5 aperture - Optical image stabilization Shift sensor 12 megapixels with f/1.8 aperture - Optical image stabilization Second camera 12-megapixel ultra-wide aperture f/1.8 (120 ) 12-megapixel ultra-wide aperture f/2.2 (120 ) - Super Steady Stabilizer Third camera 12-megapixel telephoto with f/2 aperture 8. - 3x optical zoom 64-megapixel telephoto with f/2.0 aperture - 1.1x optical zoom and 3x hybrid Fourth camera > Does not have LiDAR 3D sensor Selfie camera 12-megapixel ultra-wide aperture with f/2.2 aperture + 3D SL depth sensor - Video recording capability In 4K resolution with a speed of 24/25/30/60 frames per second and 1080P with a speed of 30/60/120 frames per second 10 megapixels with an aperture of f/2.2 - Ability to shoot videos in 4K resolution at a speed of 30/60 frames per second and 1080P at 30 frames per second Features Ability to shoot 4K video at 24/30/60 frames per second - 1080P at 30/30 60/120/240 frames per second Ability to shoot 8K video at 24 frames per second - 4K at 30/60 frames per second - 1080P at 30/60/120/240 frames per second Phone Name iPhone 13 Pro Max Galaxy S21 Ultra First camera 12 megapixel with aperture f/1.5 - Optical image stabilization Shift sensor 108 megapixel with aperture f /1.8 - Optical image stabilization Second camera 12-megapixel ultra-wide with aperture f/1.8 (120 degrees) 12-megapixel ultra-wide with aperture f /2.2 (120 ) - Super Steady Stabilizer 12-megapixel telephoto camera with f/2.8 aperture - with 3x optical zoom capability 10 Ultra-wide megapixel with f/4.9 aperture with 10x optical zoom capability Fourth camera LiDAR three-dimensional sensor 10-megapixel ultra-wide with f/aperture 2.4 with 3x optical zoom capability Selfie camera 12-megapixel ultra-wide with f/2.2 aperture + SL 3D depth sensor - the ability to shoot 4K video at 24/25/30/60 1080p and 1080p at 30/60/120 fps 40 megapixels with f/2.2 aperture - 4K video recording at 30/60 fps and 1080P at 30 fps Above Features Ability to shoot 4K video at 24/30/60 frames per second - 1080P at 30/60/120/240 frames per second Ability to shoot 8K video at 24 frames per second - 4K at 30/60 frames per second - 1080P at 30/60/120/240 frames per second
The biggest thing that can really happen What makes the difference between these phones is the camera. Interestingly, both companies were reluctant to change their flagships compared to the previous generation. With the addition of one or two modes to the iPhones and a slight improvement in the lenses, we have not seen much improvement compared to the iPhone 12. On the other hand, except for the powerful telephoto cameras in the S21 Ultra, we do not see much difference compared to the S21 series.
But if we compare the flagships of the two series, we see that in terms of the number of cameras, the Galaxy They are superior. But this quality advantage is not necessarily maintained, and it seems that the new iPhones can capture better images thanks to the use of their powerful chip. In terms of video, we can almost be sure that the iPhones are performing better because it has always been that way and it seems unlikely to change.
Its aperture was increased from f/2.4 to f/1.8 for better night light performance. Also, the aperture on the main camera of these two models has reached f/1.5, so on paper we can claim that the performance of the new iPhones in the night light will be excellent. The disadvantage of these two models is their very low zoom, but at least we see a telephoto camera because in both the mini and standard models there is no telephoto sensor.
On the other hand, not only all three models have telephoto cameras, but also The Galaxy S21 Ultra is able to zoom in on subjects 3 to 10 times optically. We have not had the opportunity to examine the two phones professionally in terms of camera yet, but it seems that we will definitely have an attractive competition.
We should also mention that all Samsung phones allow the user to shoot in 8K resolution, while this limit is limited to 4K on Apple phones. IPhone 13 Galaxy S21 Battery capacity 3240 mAh 4000 mAh Internal charger Box No No Charger speed 20 watts 25 watts strong> Name of the phone iPhone 13 Pro Galaxy S21 Plus Battery capacity 3095 mAh 4800 MAh No charger inside the box No No Q Charger speed 20 watts 25 watts Phone name iPhone 13 Pro Max Galaxy S21 Ultra Battery capacity 4373 mAh 5000 mAh No charger in the box > No Charger speed 20 watts 25 watts
Apple claims its flagships have made significant progress in battery life. They have had it before, which is also the case. Thanks to the A15 chip as well as the improved batteries, this was already anticipated. But in the Galaxy S21 series, on paper, all three models have more battery capacity than their competitors. For example, the iPhone 13 has a 3240 mAh battery, while its rival, the Galaxy S21, is equipped with a 4000 mAh battery. The battery of the iPhone 13 Pro is almost the same as the iPhone 13, while the Galaxy S21 Plus is powered by a 4800 mAh battery. Finally, the Pro Max and Ultra models, which have 4373 and 5000 mAh batteries, respectively.
No claim can be made yet, but it seems unlikely that the iPhone 13 Pro Max will be able to outperform the Galaxy S21 Ultra. In terms of battery, take the lead. On the other hand, the same advantage for the Plus model compared to the Pro model will probably be maintained, but perhaps the iPhone 13 will be superior to the Galaxy S21.
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