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Updated January 10, 2024·

The iPhone 14 offers a solid camera experience with both photo and video being of high quality, and the battery life will last through the majority of your day. It's less expensive than the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra but has a smaller screen and refresh rate is standard. The Galaxy S22 Ultra boasts superior screen technology with a larger, curved display and a higher refresh rate which makes for smoother visuals. It also comes with a stylus for added productivity, has more advanced camera features including a higher megapixel count and a periscope camera for zooming. However, you're paying a higher price for these premium features. If budget is a priority, go for the iPhone 14, but if you want the best camera and display and are willing to spend more, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the better choice. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 14
  • Very good performance
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Very good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos
  • Best in class display quality

Key differences

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Photo Quality

7.9
iPhone 14
Galaxy S22 Ultra
8.5
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra takes very good photos, while the Apple iPhone 14 takes good photos.

Video Quality

8.8
iPhone 14
Galaxy S22 Ultra
7.4
The Apple iPhone 14 takes very good videos, while the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra takes good videos.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 14 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is 6.8 inches.

Cost

$729
iPhone 14
Galaxy S22 Ultra
$950
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The Apple iPhone 14 has a price of $729 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra costs $950.
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Key similarities

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
iPhone 14
Galaxy S22 Ultra
8.4
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Apple iPhone 14 both have very good overall cameras quality.

Battery

7.3 Hours
iPhone 14
Galaxy S22 Ultra
7.8 Hours
The Apple iPhone 14 has 7.3 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has 7.8 hours of battery life.

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How the Apple iPhone 14 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 14Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Apple iPhone 14Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

GENERAL

Price
$729
$950
Brand
AppleSamsung
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 16, 2022February 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
6 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8.1/108.4/10
Photos Score
7.9/108.5/10
Videos Score
8.8/107.5/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto, Super Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS108 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.3 Hours7.8 Hours
Battery Capacity
3279 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
6.07 oz8.04 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.2
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66e
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 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, Purple, Yellow, Midnight, Starlight, RedPhantom Black, Phantom White, Burgundy, Green
Stock Android
N/ANo
SD Card
NoNo

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Apple iPhone 14

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TechRadar

Lance Ulanoff | October 2022
"The iPhone 14 is a capable smartphone with a seriously snappy CPU, lovely screen, and good cameras. The iPhone 14’s camera array is better than the iPhone 13’s, and will make most mobile photogs very happy. It also lasts more than a day on a single charge. This isn’t the fastest or most feature-rich iPhone, but it’s light, fast, and attractive."

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

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Android Authority

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."

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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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