After Apple launched the brand new iPhone 11 Pro Max, it has become the new contender for smartphone of the year title. While we can't pick the best phone yet, one thing is for sure that the new iPhones are going to make your wallet considerably lighter.
But how do the new iPhone 11 Pro Max fare against the latest Android flagships available in the market? For the title of the best smartphone, today Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max is competing with OnePlus 7 Pro, Huawei P30 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
While the OnePlus 7 Pro has 90Hz display, here's how it holds up against the competition.
The OnePlus 7 Pro has a clear advantage here as it comes with 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440x3120 pixels and a whopping 516 pixel-per-inch density. However, this does not mean that other phones have bad displays, it's just that, they are not as good as the Fluid display.
The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with a 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with a resolution of 1242 x 2688 pixels and 458 pixel-per-inch density. The Huawei P30 Pro comes with a 6.47-inch OLED display, 1440x3120 pixel resolution and 398 pixel-per-inch density.
Finally, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes with a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1440 x 3040 pixels and 498 pixel-per-inch density.
So the displays are cool and all, but what about the phones' processing power?
The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max has just arrived so we are not sure where it stands against the competition, but one thing is sure that no matter what game or processing tasks you run on them, they will complete it without any problem.
Here's what every phone is packing under the hood. The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max is powered by the A13 Bionic, HiSilicon Kirin 980 is what powers the Huawei P30 Pro, the OnePlus 7 Pro is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus packs Exynos 9825 chipset.
While the new Apple iPhones and Samsung Notes are equipped with 12MP cameras, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with a 48MP sensor.
While the Apple iPhones are one of the best when it comes to shooting videos, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus and the Huawei P30 Pro are better for stills.
The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with a 12MP f/1.8 primary lens, a 12MP telephoto lens and a 12MP ultrawide lens at the back with a 12MP f/2.2 lens at the front panel. While all the cameras are capable of recording 4K videos at 60fps, rear cameras can shoot a slow-motion video at 240fps and the front camera is capable of shooting videos up to 120fps.
The Huawei P30 Pro comes with a 40MP f/1.6 wide-angle primary lens, an 8MP Periscope (telephoto) lens, a 20MP ultra-wide lens and a TOF 3D sensor at the rear panel. At the front, a 32MP f/2.0 sensor is placed. The phone is capable of shooting 4K video at 30fps and a super slow-motion video at 960fps.
The rear panel of the OnePlus 7 Pro is equipped with a 48MP f/1.6 wide-angle primary lens, an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens and a 16MP ultrawide lens. For selfies, the phone packs a Motorized pop-up 16 MP f/2.0 lens. The phone can shoot 4K at 60fps and slow-motion videos up to 480fps.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes with a 12MP f/1.5-2.4 wide-angle lens, a 12MP telephoto lens, a 16MP ultrawide lens and a TOF 3D VGA sensor at the back. A 10MP wide-angle lens is placed at the front of the phone. The cameras are capable of going up to 4K at 60fps and can also shoot super slow-motion videos at 960fps.
But here comes the kicker. What does this all mean for the battery life of all these phones?
While the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with a 3500 mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with a 4000 mAh battery that supports 30W Warp charge.
On the other hand, the Huawei P30 Pro comes with a big 4200 mAh battery that supports 40W fast charging and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes with 4300 mAh battery which is the largest capacity among all. It also supports 45W charging.
Please note that the size of the battery does not tell the whole story. A bigger battery doesn't mean better battery backup.
What other features do each of them offer?
The Apple iPhone comes with IP68 dust and water resistance rating, stereo speakers, Dolby Vision, Bluetooth 5.0, Face ID, NFC and a USB 2.0 Lightning connector.
The Oneplus 7 Pro pack features like Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 5G network support, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos sound, Siri, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector, under-display fingerprint scanner and UFS 3.0 storage.
The Huawei P30 Pro is equipped with features like IP68 dust/water resistant rating, Dolby Atmos sound, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, expandable storage up to 256GB, Face ID, Google Assistant, USB 3.1 Type-C connector and an under-display fingerprint reader.
Finally, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes with Samsung Pay, 5G network support, IP68 dust/water resistance rating, Bluetooth integrated Stylus, Always-on display, expandable storage up to 1TB, Dolby Atmos/AKG sound, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1 Type-C connector, under-display fingerprint reader, Samsung DeX, Bixby and Google Assistant.
So lets get down the main sticking point. The price.
OnePlus 7 Pro is the cheapest one and the prices start at ₹48,999, the Huawei P30 Pro starts at ₹71,990, the base model of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus starts at ₹79,999 and the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max being the most expensive starts at ₹1,09,900.
With very few hardware improvements, it would be interesting to see how the iPhone 11 Pro shapes up in the future against the competition.