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Updated January 10, 2024·

Choosing between the Apple iPhone 13 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra depends on your preferences. If a more extensive and higher resolution display is crucial for you, then the Galaxy S22 Ultra offers a larger and slightly sharper screen compared to the iPhone 13. For those who prioritize camera versatility and features, the Galaxy S22 Ultra provides more megapixels in both main and telephoto lenses, as well as a periscope camera which the iPhone lacks, resulting in potentially better photo and video quality. If you prefer iOS over Android, then iPhone 13 is your choice. On the other hand, if you are looking for a phone with a brighter screen in sunny conditions, the Galaxy S22 Ultra's always-on display reaches higher peak brightness. The Galaxy S22 Ultra also has a wider range of video recording options, including 8K support. Both phones have similar battery life and do not support a 3.5 mm headphone jack or expandable storage via an SD card. If you value a stylus, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the only one of the two that comes with one. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.7
iPhone 13
Galaxy S22 Ultra
8.4
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has very good overall camera quality, while the Apple iPhone 13 has good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.5
iPhone 13
Galaxy S22 Ultra
8.5
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra takes very good photos, while the Apple iPhone 13 takes good photos.

Video Quality

8.0
iPhone 13
Galaxy S22 Ultra
7.4
The Apple iPhone 13 takes very good videos, while the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra takes good videos.

Battery

7.1 Hours
iPhone 13
Galaxy S22 Ultra
7.8 Hours
The Apple iPhone 13 has 7.1 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has 7.8 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 13 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is 6.8 inches.

Cost

$629
iPhone 13
Galaxy S22 Ultra
$950
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The Apple iPhone 13 has a price of $629 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra costs $950.
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How the Apple iPhone 13 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 13Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Apple iPhone 13Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

GENERAL

Price
$629
$950
Brand
AppleSamsung
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 24, 2021February 25, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.8"
Resolution
2532 x 11703088 x 1440
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
460500
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15SD8G1
Internal Storage
128 gb128 gb
RAM
4 gb8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.7/108.4/10
Photos Score
7.5/108.5/10
Videos Score
8.1/107.5/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto, Super Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS108 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.1 hours7.8 hours
Battery Capacity
3240 mah5000 mah
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 w15 w
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.78" x 2.81"6.43" x 3.07"
Weight
6.14 oz8.04 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.2
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66e
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 66, 71, 260, 248

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Blue, Pink, Midnight, Starlight, Green, RedPhantom Black, Phantom White, Burgundy, Green
Stock Android
N/ANo
SD Card
NoNo

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraSamsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Better BatterySamsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Better ScreenSamsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Better performanceApple iPhone 13

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Apple iPhone 13

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James Peckham | September 2022
"The iPhone 13 isn’t a game changer for Apple’s series of smartphones, but it’s an important iteration that offers better battery life, a better processor and an upgraded camera setup than iPhones that have gone before it. If you’re looking for a fast and capable smartphone, and don’t need the extra features of the pricier Pro model, this is a top choice."

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

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Eric Zeman | February 2023
"The Galaxy S22 Ultra is a bit of a “greatest hits” compilation of Samsung’s best ideas from former devices. Moreover, it packs much of the same productivity-enabling software as previous Note devices coupled with the power of the S Pen while keeping the total package reasonable in terms of cost. The phone has more features, more cameras, and more software to put to use than many competing phones. It’s a hardcore device that nearly has it all."

About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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