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iPhone 13 Pro MaxVS
Galaxy A32
$621Refurbished
$269Out of stock
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Updated January 10, 2024·

Considering your emphasis on cost, the Samsung Galaxy A32 will be much easier on your wallet compared to the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max. However, you'll be making significant tradeoffs in other areas. The iPhone 13 Pro Max boasts a better camera system, higher screen quality with an OLED display versus the LCD screen on the A32, and greater performance capabilities. The A32, while budget-friendly, has a plastic body as opposed to the more premium glass back of the iPhone. It also offers a longer battery life although not drastically different. If you prioritize camera quality, screen resolution, and overall performance and are willing to spend more, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the way to go; if cost is your main concern and you can compromise on the aforementioned attributes, the Galaxy A32 could serve your needs. Both devices operate on different ecosystems, with the iPhone on iOS and the Galaxy A32 on Android, and this could also play a role in your decision based on your preference or familiarity with either operating system. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Galaxy A32
4.6
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has very good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy A32 has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.8
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Galaxy A32
4.6
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max takes good photos, while the Samsung Galaxy A32 takes poor photos.

Video Quality

8.6
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Galaxy A32
4.6
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max takes very good videos, while the Samsung Galaxy A32 takes poor videos.

Battery

9.6 Hours
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Galaxy A32
8.7 Hours
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has 9.6 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy A32 has 8.7 hours of battery life.

Cost

$621
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Galaxy A32
$269
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The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has a price of $621 and the Samsung Galaxy A32 costs $269.
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How the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy A32 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro MaxSamsung Galaxy A32
Apple iPhone 13 Pro MaxSamsung Galaxy A32

GENERAL

Price
$621
$269
Brand
AppleSamsung
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 24, 2021February 22, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.7"6.5"
Resolution
2778 x 12841600 x 720
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
458270
Display Type
OLEDLCD

INTERNAL

Processor
A15D720
Internal Storage
128 gb64 gb
RAM
6 gb4 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8/104.7/10
Photos Score
7.9/104.7/10
Videos Score
8.6/104.6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Macro
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS48 megapixels

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.6 hours8.7 hours
Battery Capacity
4352 mah5000 mah
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
15 w0 w
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
6.33" x 3.07"6.46" x 3"
Weight
8.47 oz7.23 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesNo
Bluetooth Version
5.05.0
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
65
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, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 78, 79

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Alpine Green, Graphite, Sierra Blue, Gold, SilverBlack
Stock Android
N/ANo
SD Card
NoYes

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraApple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Better BatteryApple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Better ScreenApple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Better performanceApple iPhone 13 Pro Max

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

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Tom's Guide

Mark Spoonauer | March 2023
"The iPhone 13 Pro Max is that rare phone that gets a 5-star rating from us. You get blistering performance and a very responsive 120Hz display. Plus, the battery life is among the best we’ve seen from a 5G flagship. Some may simply prefer the iPhone 13 Pro because it’s smaller and lighter, as there are no other functional differences between the two handsets. But if you prefer a bigger screen, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the closest thing to perfect you can get in a phone."

Samsung Galaxy A32

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Android Central

Harish Jonnalagadda | May 2021
"Samsung got a lot right with the Galaxy A32. The introduction of a 90Hz AMOLED panel in this category shows that Samsung is serious about bringing high refresh rate tech to affordable devices, and the 64MP camera is also a fantastic new addition. You also get excellent battery life and a phone that looks great."

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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