Apple iPhone 12 pro vs Samsung S21 ultra: Which one to buy?

Before buying a phone, it is important to check the market and get a phone that’s best for your budget.

There are various mobile manufacturing companies in the market and all the companies are competing with each other. Nowadays all the mobile manufacturing companies are making phones worth lakhs according to the specifications and selling them for a lower price, so it is important to check out the technology used in manufacturing those phones and comparing them with other phones in the same range.

Today, we are going the compare the flagship phones of the world’s best companies, Apple and Samsung.

Samsung S21 ultra –

A flagship phone from Samsung launched in the year 2021 at a price of Rs 1,05,999.

Samsung’s S21 ultra comes in 2 colors –

  • Phantom Black
  • Phantom Silver

There are 2 variants of the S21 ultra –

  • 256 GB with 12 GB RAM
  • 512 GB with 16 GB RAM

Apple iPhone 12 Pro –

If we want to compare Samsung’s flagship phone, there are not many brands that come to mind.

But Apple is surely a brand that manufactures phones worthy enough to be compared with Samsung’s flagship phone.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro is one of the few phones that can be compared with the Samsung S21 Ultra. Launched in the year 2020 with the price of Rs 1,09,900 comes in many different variants –

  • Gold
  • Graphite
  • Pacific Blue
  • Silver

iPhone 12 has 3 different variants –

  • 128 GB
  • 256 GB
  • 512 GB

Comparison based on specification –

Camera –

Apple and Samsung both the companies have really great camera quality in all of their flagship phones. The pictures clicked by any flagship phone of these companies are sure to be of great quality.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro comes with a triple camera setup at the rear with all three cameras of 12 MP, these three cameras are wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto. The selfie camera of the iPhone 12 pro is also 12 MP.

Samsung S21 Ultra has the concept of a quad-camera setup. The main camera of 108 MP, ultra-wide camera of 12MP Dual Pixel Camera, tele1 3X 10MP Dual Pixel Camera, tele2 10 x 10MP Dual pixel camera, and a 40MP front-facing camera.

Display –

Apple iPhone 12 pro has an amazing all‑screen OLED Super Retina XDR of 6.1 inches with screen to body ratio of 86.89% and pixel density of 460 PPI. iPhone 12 Pro has a screen resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixels.

Samsung S21 ultra offers a quad HD+ dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a huge size of 6.8 inches with screen to body ratio of 89.44% and a pixel density of 516 PPI. Samsung S21 ultra offers a screen resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels.

Design –

The design of the mobile is important nowadays.

Apple iPhone 12 has a height, width, thickness, and weight of 146.7 mm, 71.5 mm, 7.4 mm, and 189 grams respectively. It has water resistance up to 30 minutes at depth of 6 meters with IP68. Apple used Gorilla glass for its back.

Samsung S21 ultra has a height, width, thickness, and weight of 165.1 mm, 75.6 mm, 8.9 mm, and 228 grams respectively. It offers IP68 water resistance for 30 minutes up to 1.5 meters. S21 ultra has a back of Gorilla glass.

Performance –

With an Apple a14 bionic chip, iPhone 12 pro is a really fast phone. The processor used in iPhone 12 pro is a Hexa Core (Dual core, Firestorm + Quad core, Icestorm), with an architecture of 64-bit. iPhone 12 Pro has Apple GPU (four-core graphics).

Samsung used Exynos 2100 chip in the S21 ultra which makes it slower than iPhone 12 pro but still it is faster than chips other than Apple’s bionic chips. S21 ultra offers octa-core (2.9 GHz, Single core, Cortex X1 + 2.8 GHz, Tri core, Cortex A78 + 2.2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55) as the processor and with an architect of 64 bit and GPU Mali-G78 MP14, S21 is very fast.

Battery –

iPhones were never known for their battery performance. Apple iPhone 12 pro has a lithium-ion battery of 2815 mAh, that can be charged 50% within 30 minutes with a fast charger of 18W. iPhone 12 pro can also be charged using wireless chargers. It comes with a lightning-type charging port.

Samsun S21 ultra comes with a humongous lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh and supports fast charging up to 25W. S21 ultra is charged by a USB-C type charger.

Network Connectivity –

iPhone 12 Pro has 2 sim slots, the first slot for a nano sim and the second for an esim. It supports 5G, 4G, 3G, and 2G with volte. Apple used Wi-Fi 802.11, ax/b/g/n, MIMO for Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth version 5.0, and GPS technology with A-GPS, and GLONASS.

Samsung S21 ultra has 2 sim slots, both for the nano sim. It supports 5G, 4G, 3G, and 2G with volte. It has Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n for Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth version 5.0, and GPS technology with A-GPS.

Ports –

Apple iPhone 12 pro does not contain an additional port for earphones; hence the charging port also acts as an audio jack.

Samsung S21 ultra comes with a charging port of type-C only, and it does not contain any additional port for earphones.

Conclusion –

In the end, we would like to conclude on the basis of all the specifications and prices that it is better to buy the Samsung S21 ultra rather than buy the Apple iPhone 12 pro. The reasons for this conclusion are the display size and resolution, the camera, battery capacity, and performance.


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