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iPhone 14 Pro Max Vs. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Flagship Showdown

Shane Snider

Can Apple’s newest flagship smartphone take down Samsung’s feature-rich Galaxy S22 Ultra? CRN takes a look at this head-to-head matchup.

Battery Life

Battery life has become the new “space race” among tech companies, with each new release besting the last. Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max boasts up to 29 hours of video playback on a single charge (25 hours streaming) and audio playback of up to 95 hours. The unit is fast-charge capable with up to 50 percent charge in about 30 minutes with the separately sold 20W adapter.

Samsung’s S22 Ultra features a monster lithion ion 5000 mAh battery capable of fast charging at 45W. This quick charging system allows for a full charge in just an hour (Apple’s charge time is nearly double).

Apple’s iOS platform is a great power-saver and efficiently doles out power savings when needed, so the iPhone will quite likely have longer run times than the S22 Ultra. But this one remains a toss-up as both systems are winners in the battery department compared to competitors.

Price, Release Date, and Availability

iPhone 14 Pro Max is priced starting at $1,099.99 and is now available for preorder.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is priced starting at $1,199.99 and is now available at stores.

Final Verdict:

It’s a close one, but we give the edge to iPhone 14 Pro Max for overall usability, blazing speed and fantastic battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S22 sure does have its strong points as well, including superior camera abilities and S-pen functionality. But iPhone brought the heat with its latest release – so it will be interesting to see how Samsung responds with its next flagship entry.

You can find more information about each phone’s tech specs on Apple.com and Samsung.com.

 
Shane Snider

Shane Snider is a senior associate editor covering personal computing, mobile devices, semiconductor news, hardware reviews, breaking news and live events. Shane is a veteran journalist, having worked for newspapers in upstate New York and North Carolina. He can be reached at ssnider@thechannelcompany.com.

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