Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. iPhone 11 Pro camera comparison: Which phone is best?
Discover the differences between iPhone and Galaxy cameras + decide between brand new smartphones and cheaper refurbished models.
The world consists of staunch “iPhone people” and “Samsung people.” But not everyone has picked a side. When it comes to smartphone swing voters, camera quality is the number one most important feature when deciding which new or refurbished smartphone to buy.
A staggering 89% of buyers said camera quality means more than battery life, RAM, and internal memory. That’s why it’s so important to compare these smartphone models side by side.
Whether you buy a refurbished smartphone from The Store or a brand new model, discover the differences between Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and iPhone 11 Pro Max so you can determine which brand is best for you.
Rear Camera Lense Comparison: Refurbished Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. Refurbished iPhone 11 Pro
The latest Samsung Galaxy smartphone is built with a quad lens, 108 MP wide camera, a 48 MP telephoto camera, a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and a depth-sensing camera. On paper Samsung Galaxy cameras far surpasses iPhone 11 Pro, which comes with a triple lens, 12 MP wide camera, 12 MP telephoto camera, and 12 MP ultra wide lense.
Rear Camera Zoom Comparison: Refurbished Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. Refurbished iPhone 11 Pro
By strict functional measures, new or refurbished Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones far outrank iPhone’s latest model. Samsung’s smartphone comes with zoom up 100X with no loss of quality up to 10X. While new or refurbished Apple iPhone 11 Pros can only zoom up to 2X before it loses precision.
Front “Selfie” Camera Comparison: Refurbished Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. Refurbished iPhone 11 Pro
On paper, Samsung selfie camera wins again by a landslide. New or refurbished Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones come equipped with 40 MP sensors, while iPhone 11 Pro drags behind with 12 MP sensors. Samsung’s camera wins hands down on paper, but does its ultra sharp quality lens always translate to more appealing images? Not necessarily. So let’s judge the differences in what you actually see when you take a picture with these new or refurbished smartphones.
Who Does Zoom Better? Refurbished Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. Refurbished iPhone 11 Pro
According to a review on CNET, Samsung’s zoom quality translates to far superior photos when compared to Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro. The fact is, you can zoom up to 10X with Samsung’s new or refurbished Galaxy S20 Ultra without losing a single grain of detail. The image is crisp, clear and bright. That’s especially impressive when you compare it to iPhones mere 2X optical zoom capabilities. Plus, with Samsung you can zoom up with 100X with a simple tap of a button. Sure your photo will be blurry, but at least you won’t forget that bald eagle you saw on your last kayaking trip.
Who Does Night Mode Better? Refurbished Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. Refurbished iPhone 11 Pro
This one is not so straight forward. Samsung may have larger image sensors, but refurbished Apple iPhone 11 Pro “seriously impressed” reviewers with its low-light photography quality. In fact, a direct comparison showed that iPhones not mode photos are often brighter and even sharper than Samsungg. That being said, both phones deliver amazing results. You may even change your mind from one photo to the next. But according to CNET’s recent review, iPhone might just be a better solution for night time photography.
Who Does Features Better? Refurbished Galaxy S20 Ultras vs. Refurbished iPhone 11 Pro
We might have to give this one to refurbished Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones due its new “single take” feature. Oh yes, Samsung recently added a function that allows you to take video clips and still photos in various formats with one quick tap of the shutter button. That includes wide and ultrawide photos, video clips, and a preselected “best shot.” And if you want to know about video quality, refurbished Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with 8K video! Who knew that was even a thing.
Whose Camera Does it Better Overall? Refurbished Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. Refurbished iPhone 11 Pro
Samsung is probably your winner, but camera quality is certainly in the eye of the beholder. Samsung cameras are known to shoot brighter, more vibrant images. But you might not love that stark contrast style. For instance, you might prefer warmer tones and softer quality. Moreover, Tom’s Guide reports that Samsung’s latest edition also comes with a few glitches. For example, users have reported jumpy autofocus that “takes too long to hone in on a subject” as well as sub par selfie image quality. Following the launch of the S20, Samsung Galaxy issued a software update to make corrections, but iPhone is still a bit more reliable.
Who’s More Expensive? New Galaxy S20 Ultra or New iPhone 11 Pro?
When you buy a brand new Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, you’re looking at spending approximately $1,099. Samsung Galaxy comes in at a slightly higher price tag of $1,399 for a new model. In both cases you’ll need to make a hefty investment, so make sure you’re ready for it.But if you’d prefer a cheaper and equally reliable option, you may want to consider buying refurbished iPhones or refurbished Galaxy smartphones instead. You’ll get all the same camera features PLUS a great discount. At The Store, you can find deals on refurbished Samsung Galaxy smartphones and Apple iPhones up to 70% off. You’re welcome :)