IPhone 11 Pro Max review: comparison with Galaxy Note 10+

The 2019 iPhone lineup update wasn't as exciting as last year's iPhone XR launch.

XS and XS Max, but still quite a few new ones appearedfunctions and improved technical characteristics, thanks to which the Apple flagship can still withstand the latest innovations from Samsung — Note 10 and 10+.

Of course, no improvement in screen resolution, RAM or battery capacity will ever compare the iPhone with the Galaxy Note.

Next, we will detail the technical characteristics of the new iPhone 11 Pro Max, simultaneously comparing it with the Galaxy Note 10+.

Feature Overview iPhone 11 Pro Max

  • Available colors: gold, space gray, silver, dark green
  • Dimensions: length 158 mm, width 77.8 mm, thickness 8.1 mm. Weight 226 grams
  • OLED Multi-Touch display (Super Retina XDR), 6.5 inches diagonal. HDR support. Resolution 2688×1242
    pixels, density 458 pixels per inch. Contrast ratio 2,000,000:1 (standard)
  • Built-in memory — 64GB/256GB/512GB
  • Main camera triple 12 MP:ultra-wide-angle (ƒ/2.4 aperture and 120° viewing angle), wide-angle (ƒ/1.8 aperture) and telephoto (ƒ/2.0 aperture). 2x optical zoom; 2x optical zoom out; digital zoom (up to 10x). Portrait lighting (six options: Daylight, Studio Light, Contour Light, Stage Lighting, Stage Lighting - B&W, High Key - B&W). Dual optical image stabilization (wide-angle camera and telephoto camera). Five-element lens (ultra-wide-angle camera); six-element lens (wide-angle camera and telephoto). Night mode. 4K video at 24, 30 or 60 fps.
  • Front camera 12 MP. Aperture ƒ/2.2. Portrait mode with improved bokeh effect and Depth function. Animoji and Memoji. Shoot 4K video at 24, 30 or 60 fps
  • Working hours:lasts up to 5 hours longer on a single charge than the iPhone XS Max. Wireless video playback: up to 20 hours. Watch video in wireless streaming mode: up to 12 hours. Wireless audio playback: up to 80 hours
  • 18W power adapter included. Fast charging capability:
    up to 50% charge in 30 minutes
  • Face ID
  • A13 Bionic processor. Neural Engine 3rd generation
  • IP68 rating according to IEC 60529 standard (allows immersion in water to a depth of 4 meters for up to 30 minutes)

Comparison with Galaxy Note 10+


iPhone 11 Pro Max is a little thicker and heavier, butlooks the same as the XS Max. Samsung managed to achieve a miracle. The Korean was able to create the 6.3-inch Note 10, which is much smaller than the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max, thanks to the Premium Hole Infinity design, reducing the top bezel and dramatically increasing the screen-to-body ratio.

The largest iPhone 11 Pro Max is a little shorter,Thicker and heavier than the Note 10+, but basically the same width. Samsung's unmatched screen-to-body ratio looks better here. Apple's Face ID module doesn't allow for such display ratios, as Samsung has opted for a fingerprint scanner when it comes to biometric identification.

Apple has not tried to chase the mostDistinctive features of Note 10 and did not present the option of "rainbow" body finish, similar to Aura Glow on Note 10 and 10. +. On the contrary, the new iPhone comes with a matte textured finish and the new Midnight Green color.


A13 chipset on new iPhone provides boostperformance that surpasses Samsung's new Exynos 9825 98. At the same time, Exynos is the king in synthetic tests on the Android side.

In addition to the functionality of the S Pen stylus and volumeRAM, there is another area where the iPhone can't compete with the Korean. Lack of support for 5G networks. By the way, the price of the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G starts at $1,300, and it’s scary to think how much an iPhone 11 with 5G support would cost.

Camera features

Currently Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ havea more versatile set of cameras that the iPhone doesn't have. The iPhone 11 Pro and its Max version, however, have added ultra-wide-angle lenses. And now there is a triple camera in a square module at the back. Judging by the characteristics of the Apple flagship's camera, its set of cameras — one of the most effective. Therefore, there is a chance that in terms of photo quality it will catch up with its competitors. In fact, it will be interesting to see how the Note 10+ compares to the iPhone 11 Max, Pixel 4 and the upcoming Mate 30 Pro as they will have the most powerful mobile cameras the world has ever seen.


The prices for these two smartphones are noticeably different.Samsung and Apple have both surpassed the $999 threshold. The flagships are simply prohibitively expensive. The new iPhone 11 will go on sale on September 20. Price comparison is below in the table.

64/128 GB
256 GB
512 GB

Galaxy Note 10

76 990 rubles

Galaxy Note 10+

89 990 rubles

Galaxy Note 10+ 5G

$ 1299

Apple iPhone 11 Pro
64 GB — 89,990 rubles
103,990 rubles
121,990 rubles

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
64 GB — 99,990 rubles
13,990 rubles
131,990 rubles