Which is Better iPhone or Samsung?

 

When it comes to the best smartphone brands, Apple and Samsung pop up at the top! These titans have introduced some of the best flagship as well as mid-range models that sell like hotcakes. 

Each of their phones comes equipped with the latest features, powerful processors, high-end cameras and more, thus, differentiating between the brands gets complicated. Apple fanboys believe there’s nothing like iPhones, while Android users prefer the Galaxy series over everything.

However, there’s a massive difference between the brands, and that’s not just the price. In this article, you’ll find a detailed difference between iPhone and Samsung. We have compared both brands and did an in-depth analysis to help you choose the right brand for your next smartphone.

At the Big Phone Store, you’ll find both iPhones and Samsung Galaxy Android smartphones. In case you know what brand you want to buy, you can check out our range of refurbished smartphones and buy it.

Apple iPhone vs. Samsung Galaxy: The Ultimate Showdown 

We narrowed down several models from both brands and compared them on different parameters, including design, durability, performance, and of course, price. Just read on the comparison of both brands, and you’ll find a perfect fit.

Design

Apple iPhones have come a long way from plastic-backed round phones to huge phones with stunning looks. The newer models are sleek and feature a stainless-steel design that aims to turn heads. 

The “notch” is a design element that distinguishes iPhones from other smartphones. Furthermore, the back camera design also makes iPhones unique and classy. 

Just like Apple, Samsung has also veered away the plastic design and is focusing more on glass and metal. The latest models, including the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, are made using armour aluminium for enhanced durability. 

In addition, the Samsung phones are classy as iPhones but may not appeal to everyone. Unlike the notch, these phones have a pinhole camera that makes the screen appear big. In the case of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold, the design is entirely new, as the phone folds in half. 

Samsung phones don’t have a unique design, like Apple, and that makes iPhones win in this case. Check out the iPhone 13 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra to know more about how the design is distinguished. 

Screen and Resolution 

iPhones got bigger with the release of the iPhone 7 Plus, but Samsung has been making large screens for quite some time. From Galaxy A5 to some other models, every Samsung phone had a huge display. If you prefer a big smartphone or a phablet, Samsung should be your choice, on the other hand, people that are more inclined towards compactness can consider Apple for its iPhone SE, iPhone 12 Mini, and iPhone XS.    

On the other hand, there’s a major difference in terms of resolution. The latest iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7 inches display with a 1,284 x 2,778 resolution. In contrast, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 6.8 inches screen with a 1,440 x 3,200 resolution. Both phones have differing displays. The latest iPhones come with a Super Retina XDR OLED display, and the Samsung phones have Dynamic AMOLED displays.

Camera Quality 

There’s a massive demand for iPhones and Samsung Galaxies because of the powerful cameras the smartphones come loaded with. On the iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple has added a TOF (time-of-flight) lens and an additional 12MP telephoto lens to help improve the picture quality.

The concept of three cameras in a phone has been around since iPhone 11 Pro, and Apple has made the lenses better. On the other hand, Samsung smartphones have around five cameras in the setup to match DSLR-level picture quality.

The standard Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with a 12MP wide, 64MP telephoto and 12MP ultrawide camera for impressive photo quality. The Pro and Plus-sized models have an additional periscope telephoto lens that improves the scene quality.

Both Apple and Samsung have nailed it when it comes to camera quality. The Pro and Plus models of both smartphone brands are perfect for capturing stunning photos with unmatched picture clarity. 

Storage

Right after the camera comes the storage, since it’ll affect how many photos and videos you can store on the phone. The latest iPhone 13 Pro Max comes with up to 1TB of storage, and that’s enough for content creators and other professionals. 

The only downside to the iPhone is the lack of SD-card support. However, you can opt for cloud storage and connect external drives with lightning ports. 

On the other hand, Samsung also offers good storage, and its flagship models, including the Galaxy S22 Ultra, also offer 1TB of internal storage. You won’t find SD-card support in these models, as Samsung ditched it with the introduction of the Galaxy S21 range. 

Since the storage on both devices is almost the same, you can choose any of them. With Samsung, you can easily expand storage, as these Android phones have Type-C ports, thus, you can connect to the latest external drive.

Durability

iPhones weren’t as durable as the Samsung phones, but now things have changed. Apple has used a combination of metal and glass to make the iPhone 13 range. Also, these smartphones have a Ceramic Shield display that prevents shattering and makes the phone more durable.

In a drop test, iPhone 13 Pro Max withstood two drops from nearly 6 feet. Moreover, the phone comes with an IP68 rating and is highly water-resistant. You can even take the iPhone 13 for a swim and use it for underwater photography.

Talking about the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, it comes equipped with a metal frame and has metal buttons too. The Corning Gorilla Display can easily withstand drops and doesn’t shatter easily. 

The S-Pen is also made using metal and doesn’t break that easily. Samsung is also offering water-resistant smartphones, and you can even submerge the S22 Ultra underwater.

In terms of water resistance, Apple did a better job with their iPhone 13 range. However, Samsung smartphones are better in terms of overall durability, and these phones have tougher displays. 

Both phones performed well in the bend test, but the iPhone 13 Pro Max showed better resistance to bending, making Apple phones suitable for folks that prefer durable smartphones.

Battery Life 

The battery life is a very important factor when choosing a smartphone and helps distinguish two brands as well. Before the introduction of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple wasn’t popular for its long-lasting batteries. 

The iPhones lose charge quickly when used on full performance, while the Samsung phones drain slowly. Both brands have equipped their phones with wireless charging, and you can enjoy the convenience of refuelling your phone on the go.

Since the latest smartphones from Apple support MagSafe devices, you can charge them anytime and anywhere. The Samsung smartphones lack such charging features, but they have Type-C ports for lightning-fast charging.

Operating System

There’s a huge difference in the operating system, as Apple uses iOS (iPhone operating system), whereas Samsung entirely runs on Android. The choice of the operating system is a matter of personal preference.

Some users prefer iOS because of the security, while some love Android for its versatility. The app size also depends on the operating system. Unlike Android, you cannot download apps on your Apple phones from third-party sites.

Apple has made its OS a lot better, and the recent iOS 15 even lets you prevent apps from tracking your data. On the other hand, Android is secure, but not iOS. 

Also, the biggest perk of using iOS is that you get the same feeling even when using different versions. Android versions evolve quickly, and two Samsung smartphones can have different UIs making it challenging to learn the features with every new update.

Voice Assistant and AI

Since the debut of the iPhone 4S in 2011, Siri has been the only voice assistant Apple has used. However, speech recognition and responsiveness have improved a lot. 

Samsung, on the other hand, has introduced Bixby, a native voice assistant that was first launched in 2017 with the Galaxy S8 series. Also, some Samsung smartphones have Google Assistant, that’s easy to set up and use.

With both Siri and Bixby, you can do everyday tasks such as making calls, setting alarms and more. However, Siri is easier to use than Bixby, and Samsung is still working to improve its voice assistant.

Value for Money

Since its inception, Apple smartphones have belonged to the premium category. However, later, Apple introduced some phones like the iPhone SE to cater to the needs of people on a budget.

Samsung has been a pioneer when it comes to providing value for money. There are a lot of models, including the Samsung Galaxy A50, that are mid-range phones but offer excellent features less than the cost of an iPhone.

The latest flagship phone from Apple, i.e., the iPhone 13 Pro Max, costs more than the Galaxy S22 Ultra. However, you can buy refurbished phones from The Big Phone Store and get them at a reasonable price. 

The Verdict

Apple and Samsung both brands offer the best smartphones with powerful processors and amazing cameras. The choice depends on personal preference and the features you need in a phone.

If you need style, a powerful camera, and ultimate security, Apple phones are a better choice. On the other hand, if you prefer durable displays, a bigger screen, and plenty of features with bigger battery life, choosing Samsung smartphones is a good idea.

At The Big Phone Store, we sell certified refurbished iPhones and Samsung Galaxy smartphones at cheaper rates. From flagship models like the iPhone 13 Pro Max and 13 Pro to Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and S22, to budget phones including the iPhone SE and Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G, we have everything.

Check out our range of refurbished smartphones, and get your favourite model delivered to your doorstep. You can even opt for monthly instalments without any interest, only at The Big Phone Store.