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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize having a large, curved screen with a high refresh rate for smooth scrolling, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is a fantastic choice. However, if you prefer stronger photo and video capabilities, especially when taking still photographs, the Apple iPhone 15 stands out with overall higher camera quality. The iPhone 15 also has a more compact form factor which you may find more comfortable to carry and handle. Both phones have similar battery life, but if you want to have the option for expandable storage and an integrated stylus, the Galaxy S22 Ultra would be the way to go. Keep in mind, the iPhone 15 runs on iOS and the Galaxy S22 Ultra runs on Android, which could affect your decision based on the ecosystem you're invested in or prefer. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Video Quality

9.1
iPhone 15
Galaxy S22 Ultra
7.4
The Apple iPhone 15 takes excellent videos, while the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra takes good videos.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 15 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is 6.8 inches.

Cost

$829
iPhone 15
Galaxy S22 Ultra
$950
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The Apple iPhone 15 has a price of $829 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra costs $950.
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Key similarities

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Overall Camera Quality

8.6
iPhone 15
Galaxy S22 Ultra
8.4
The Apple iPhone 15 and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra both have very good overall cameras quality.

Photo Quality

8.5
iPhone 15
Galaxy S22 Ultra
8.5
The Apple iPhone 15 and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra both have very good photos.

Battery

8.0 Hours
iPhone 15
Galaxy S22 Ultra
7.8 Hours
The Apple iPhone 15 has 8 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has 7.8 hours of battery life.

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How the Apple iPhone 15 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 15Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Apple iPhone 15Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

GENERAL

Price
$829
$950
Brand
AppleSamsung
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 22, 2023February 25, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.8"
Resolution
2556 x 11793088 x 1440
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
461500
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A16SD8G1
Internal Storage
128 gb128 gb
RAM
6 gb8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8.7/108.4/10
Photos Score
8.5/108.5/10
Videos Score
9.2/107.5/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto, Super Telephoto
Main Camera
48 megapixels + OIS108 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 hours7.8 hours
Battery Capacity
3349 mah5000 mah
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 w15 w
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.81" x 2.82"6.43" x 3.07"
Weight
6.03 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, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 75, 76, 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
Yellow, Pink, Blue, Green, BlackPhantom Black, Phantom White, Burgundy, Green
Stock Android
N/ANo
SD Card
NoNo

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Camera Roughly equal
Better Battery Roughly equal
Better ScreenSamsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Better performanceApple iPhone 15

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TechRadar

Lance Ulanoff | September 2023
"Apple finally waves goodbye to the notch in favor of the Dynamic Island on all phones in its new lineup, and on the iPhone 15 that versatile screen technology is paired with new materials, lovely contoured edges, a powerful A16 Bionic CPU, and, yes, the new USB-C port. Even the photography has been leveled up, with a 48MP camera and new portrait processing capabilities."

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."

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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