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Galaxy S20 Ultra, iPhone 11 Pro Max and Pixel 4 XL: which is the best smartphone today?

Galaxy S20 Ultra, iPhone 11 Pro Max and Google Pixel 4 XL are the main premium smartphones today. See which is the best

Galaxy S20 Ultra, iPhone 11 Pro Max and Pixel 4 XL only high-end devices from Samsung, Apple and Google, respectively. So far, these are the main premium smartphones on the market and, of course, you may be wondering which is the best among the three. To answer this question, the Showmetech analyzed the specifications of each of them to present a verdict and help you in the decision.

First, it is important to note that only the Galaxy S20 Ultra it's the iPhone 11 Pro Max are marketed in Brazil. THE Google never officially sold the models Pixel in the domestic market. So if you want to bet on Pixel 4 XL, only purchasing in the United States.

Meet each of them below.


Rear cameras of iPhone 11 Pro Max and Galaxy S20 UltraThe Galaxy S20 Ultra comes equipped with four cameras and the iPhone 11 Pro Max with three

Starting from one of the most evaluated points when buying a smartphone, Galaxy S20 Ultra, iPhone 11 Pro Max it's the Pixel 4 XL do not disappoint in the lenses. The top of the line Samsung equipped with powerful cameras and has a 108MP main lens (Wide Angle). Its exclusivity is in the 100x zoom, also called Space Zoom (or spatial zoom, in free translation). The indite feature on a cell phone, since the S20 Ultra the first device in the world to deliver this capability. Its other lenses are 12MP and 48MP, and there is also a depth sensor (DepthVision).

J o iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with a triple camera (ultra-wide, wide-angle and telephoto), all with 12 megapixels. Despite being less powerful in relation to the Samsung, a Apple receives its prominence for the set of lenses present in the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Recently, the singer Lady Gaga used the device from Apple to record your video clip Stupid Love (in this case, she used the iPhone 11 Pro), but you can still get an idea of ??the camera's capacity even with the support of external equipment.

Hand holding a Google Pixel 4 XL and an iPhone 11 Pro Max, both have their screens turned onThe Google Pixel 4 XL is the only one equipped with just two lenses

The family Pixel has a tradition in camera quality, even if using only one lens (in other models). THE Google Pixel 4 XL equipped with two 12 MP + 16 MP lenses. If you think that due to the simple fact that it has two lenses of inferior quality, you are wrong, because the Pixel 4 XL really delivers great images. The 16 megapixel camera takes photos with up to 8x zoom and, with the aid of optical, digital zoom and artificial intelligence, it reaches 20x.


Front (screen) of Phone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraGalaxy S20 Ultra and iPhone 11 Pro Max screen

The three devices have excellent screen quality. THE iPhone 11 Pro Max, at the time of its launch, its screen was evaluated as the best in the market by the calibration and testing company DisplayMate. Its 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR screen is the largest of the current generation iPhone. Its edges are rounded and speak to the design of the model, and it has a notch at the top to house the camera, microphone and sensors of the device.

Big screen one of the north of Samsung currently. Still, there have been no radical changes compared to Galaxy S10 and S10 +. THE Galaxy S20 Ultra has the largest display among the competitors of this comparison: only 6.9 inches, with glass protection Gorilla Glass 6 (also at the rear) and 120 HZ refresh rate, smoothing application transitions and game movements. The camera occupies a minimum of screen space, ensuring the best use of the three.

Since it does not occupy the entire front face, the Google Pixel 4 XL it has the smallest screen of the three, with a 6.3-inch OLED display and Quad HD + resolution. One of the highlights of the Pixel 4 XL its ability to bring out the color black with the help of Ambient EQ technology.

Front side with the access screen of the Pixel 4 XLPixel 4 XL has a 6.3-inch display and Ambient EQ technology

Jointly created by ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects), of Google, The Pixel 4 XL it allows the device to be unlocked thanks to the infrared sensor present in the model and, according to the company itself, the technology is even better than that of its competitors.

Processor, operating system and storage

When we look at operating systems, the differences are clear, especially in the iPhone 11 Pro Max, using the system itself iOS 13. Galaxy S20 Ultra and Pixel 4 XL use the latest system in the Google, The Android 10. In case of Pixel, it works with enhancements and special features.

THE Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with the powerful chipset Exynos 990, from Samsung itself, which has artificial intelligence (AI) processing capacity. J o Google Pixel 4 XL bet on Qualcomm how Snapdragon 855, focusing on mobile games and video standards.

THE iPhone 11 Pro Max is with A13 Bionic, which is classified by the Tim Cook as the fastest chip in the world on a smartphone.

In storage, the Apple it is available in three capacities: 64 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB (4GB of RAM). THE S20 Ultra can be found in 128GB and 512GB (Memory RAM 8GB LPDDR5 or 16GB). In markets where sold, the Pixel 4 XL arrives with 64GB or 128GB (6GB of RAM).

Once again the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra stands out with the most powerful battery: 5,000mAh, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max wins second place with 3,969 mAh and 3,700 mAh for the Pixel 4 XL. The three devices have fast charging systems.

Which one is the best?

Hand holding the Galaxy S20 UltraThe Galaxy S20 Ultra wins our gold medal

The three devices bring excellent features in several fields, so the best one is that which meets your needs in usability, considering camera, memory (and the possibility of expansion), processor, speed and connectivity.

Still, if we had to choose the best among the three, the Galaxy S20 Ultra wins the gold medal for bringing an indita camera, powerful battery and other connectivity innovations, such as 5G. However, it loses point for having a high price. The silver medal goes to the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which brings a lot of quality to anyone who likes Apple smartphones, while the bronze one goes to Google Pixel 4 XL, a great device that unfortunately is not for sale in Brazil.

Technical sheet

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Model S20 Ultra
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Screen 6.9 Dynamic 2X Quad HD AMOLED display + Support for HDR10 + 120 Hz refresh rate240 Hz touch sensor
Main Camera Qudrupla camera: 12MP f / 2.2 120 Ultra Wide108MP f / 1.8 120 Wide Angle48MP f / 23.5 24 Telephoto Depth sensor (DepthVision)
Space Zoom 10x optical zoomSuper Resolution Zoom up to 100x
Main Camera (videos) 8K, 4K, Full HD, HD
Front Camera 40MP f / 2.2 80
RAM memory 8GB (LPDDR5) or 16GB
Internal Storage 128GB, 256GB or 512GB
External Storage MicroSD at 1TB
Water and dust resistance Yes, IP68 certification
audio Stereo sound (2 speakers)
USB-C input Yes
Drums 5000 mAh
System Android 10 with One UI 2.0 interface
Colors Cosmic Black
Prices R $ 7,999 (128GB) R $ 8,499 (512GB)

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Model iPhone 11 Pro Max
Processor Apple A13 Bionic
Screen 6.5 ?OLEDDolby VisionHDR10Wide color gamutTrue Tone120 Hz touch-sensing
Main Camera 12MP Wide, f / 1.8, OIS12MP Telephoto, f / 2.0, OIS12MP Ultra wide, f / 2.4, 120
Front camera 12 MP, f / 2.2
Main Camera (videos) Recording at 4K at 60fps
RAM memory 4GB RAM
Internal Storage 64GB + 256GB + 512GB
External Storage At the
Water resistance Yes, IP68 certification
audio stereo audioNo P2Mic input for noise cancellation
USB-C input No (Lightning)
Drums 3500mAh
System iOS 13
Colors Dark green, gray, silver, white and gold
Prices R $ 7,599 (64GB) R $ 8,399 (256GB) R $ 9,599 (512GB)

Pixel 4 XL

Model Pixel 4 XL
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Screen 6.3 inches OLED2K
Main Camera 12MP + 16MP (telephoto) Chip Pixel Neural CoreDark ModeZoom at 20xIntelligence
Front camera 8MP f / 2.0
Main Camera (videos) 4K recording
RAM memory 6GB RAM
Internal Storage 64GB + 128GB
External Storage At the
Water resistance Yes, IP53 certification
audio Strain
USB-C input USB-C
Drums 3,700mAh
System Android 10
Colors Black (Just Black) White (Clealy White) Orange (Oh So Orange)
Prices $ 899

Source: ZDNET.