Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro: Which flagship phone claims the crown?

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When it comes to flagship smartphones, we can’t miss talking about Samsung and Apple. While Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is one of the best high-end Android phones of 2021, one simply can’t deny the existence of iPhone 13 range. And the iPhone 13 Pro is the big and shiny flagship phone leading the charge. Ahead of the lucrative end of year period, it’s going to have to wrestle with the early-crowned king of the 2021 device – the Galaxy S21 Ultra, to win over the public.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro Comparison

Today we are comparing the two biggest phones of 2021 – Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and Apple iPhone 13 Pro. If you are planning to buy any one of these two smartphones for yourself, then this comparison will help you pick the right model. Let’s get started:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro Design

The designs of both the phones – Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro – are iconic. To accommodate the bigger lenses used by the iPhone 13 Pro, Apple has shrunk the notch on the model while giving it a slightly larger camera array. But on Galaxy S21 Ultra, you don’t have to deal with a notch at all as there’s just a small punch hole. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is taller and thicker than the iPhone 13 Pro while Apple’s device is fractionally wider.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro Design

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro Display

The screen of Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a 6.8-inch AMOLED and can run at both a 120Hz refresh rate and a QHD+ (1440 x 3200) resolution simultaneously. While, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a smaller, less sharp 6.1?inch 1170 x 2532 OLED screen. When it comes to raw image quality, there really isn’t much in the device.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro Display

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra would take this category if you awarded bonus points for having a feature first. After all, fast-refreshing displays are old hat for Samsung’s handsets, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra is able to dynamic adjust how fast its display will refresh, scaling from 10Hz all the way up to 120Hz. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra also fully supports Samsung’s S Pen, which is sold as an accessory.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro Camera

The Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro cameras seem evenly matched. There’s a new-generation 108-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and two telephoto cameras on Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra. This time around, iPhone putting the emphasis on low-light photography. The main 12-megapixel lens uses a bigger sensor than before and lets in 49 percent more light while the aperture on the ultrawide angle lens has increased as well. For selfie lovers, Galaxy S21 Ultra offers 40-megapixel front camera and iPhone 13 Pro carries a 12-megapixel selfie shooter. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S21 Ultra continues to rule with its zoom ability. Besides, optical zoom on iPhone 13 Pro goes up to 3X and has introduced new camera features, Cinematic Mode and Photographic Styles.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro Processor

The iPhone 13 Pro is a bit more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Apple’s iPhones have been the most powerful in their class for some time now, and the iPhone 13 Pro’s Apple A15 Bionic chipset continues that trend. With a new Apple A15 Bionic chipset running the show on the iPhone 13 Pro, you’d figure the Cupertino-based tech giant would continue to enjoy a big advantage. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra uses the Samsung Exynos 2100 which is commonly used for most high-end Android smartphones now.

In terms of storage, both smartphones give you a choice of 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of internal capacity, but the iPhone 13 Pro also supplies a 1TB option. Besides, as you might expect, both smartphones are 5G ready.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro Battery

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a 5,000mAh battery, while the iPhone 13 Pro has been found to have a 3,095mAh Li-ion type battery with 23W Fast Charging, MagSafe 15W wireless charging, 7.5W Qi wireless charging. That might be a lot smaller than the Samsung, but more significantly it’s a massive increase on the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s 3,687mAh equivalent, which had a great stamina.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro Price

Apple iPhone 13 Pro price in India starts at Rs 119,900 for 6 GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage base variant, which is available in Gold, Silver, Graphite, Sierra Blue colour. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra price in India starts from Rs 102,999 for 12 GB RAM + 256 GB internal storage base variant which is available in Phantom Silver, Phantom Black, Phantom Brown colour.


Undoubtedly, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the iPhone 13 Pro’s biggest competitor. It’s been arguably the best all-round smartphone on the market for most of 2021. However, the things that are important to phone owners — performance, cameras, storage — are the things the Apple iPhone does best. The areas where Samsung holds a big edge is fast refreshing display. However, the addition of a 120Hz display to the iPhone 13 Pro successfully closes the gap to the stunning screen of Galaxy S21 Ultra, though on brightness and sharpness, we would still have to give the latter the edge. In the end, you won’t be disappointed with either device. These are the best options for Android and iOS today.

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