• Samsung has just announced its latest devices
  • These include the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • It offers new features that may cause iPhone 11 Pro Max users to switch

Samsung has just announced a slew of new devices, which includes the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. The higher-end model is the South Korean tech giant's latest and greatest single-display handset at the moment, which means it has the best specs and features that the company has to offer.

That said, how does Apple's latest and greatest handset yet, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, compare to the new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra? Should iPhone 11 Pro Max users make the jump to the new Samsung device? Or should they hold on to it and wait for something better?

Here's a quick comparison of Samsung and Apple's devices, so fans can make informed decisions.

Display Size

  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – 6.9-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Display
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max – 6.5-inch True Tone OLED Super Retina Display

Those who need more screen estate for watching or creating videos and photos will love Samsung's latest offering as it is wider by 0.4 inches and doesn't have a notch at the top. It also has higher pixel density at 496 versus 458 pixels per inch and has a higher screen refresh rate at 120Hz.


  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 (4G)
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max – A13 Bionic

While both chips inside the two devices were made using the 7nm process, it's a fact that Apple's A13 Bionic is generations ahead of the Snapdragon 865 inside the Samsung handset. The difference gap in power and performance gets even wider when the A13 Bionic is pitted against the Exynos 990. Those who need more processing power should stick with the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Memory and Storage

  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – 12GB RAM, 256GB/512GB internal storage (expandable via microSD)
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max – 4GB RAM, 64GB/256GB/512GB internal storage

Samsung's handset easily beats Apple's in terms of RAM and storage space. It beats the iPhone 11 Pro Max by 8GB in terms of memory allocation and even more in terms of storage space due to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra's ability to use external storage.


  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – 12MP Ultra wide, 108MP Wide-angle, 12MP Telephoto (Rear); 10MP (front)
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max – Triple 12MP Ultra wide, Wide-angle and Telephoto (Rear); 12MP TrueDepth camera (front)

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra easily overtakes the iPhone 11 Pro Max in terms of rear camera specifications. The iPhone's TrueDepth camera in front, however, is obviously better than the 10MP in front of its rival.

These specs and features, of course, aren't the only ones that matter. Buyers will easily know that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with a remarkable stylus (S Pen), which is something that the iPhone 11 Pro Max doesn't have. Some variants also offer 5G connectivity, which the iPhone also doesn't offer.

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in Mystic Bronze
The new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and S Pen in Mystic Bronze. Samsung