Samsung recently launched the latest update to its flagship range of Galaxy phones. The Galaxy S20 series consists of three new models with a slew of compelling features and specifications. As it is with every Samsung flagship launch, comparisons with the last iPhone launch have already been made - even though they were launched back in September 2019. With the S20, Samsung has not left anything out with 8K, 120Hz displays and more. However, the iPhone 11 range has industry-leading features like Deep Fusion image processing that are yet to be beaten. If you're confused between the two, let us assure you that it's not an impossible decision to make. We’re taking you through how the newest Galaxy S20 phones compare with their iPhone 11 counterparts, starting off with the lowest-priced devices from the range.

The beginner battle: Galaxy S20 vs iPhone 11

Let’s get one thing dealt with straight off the bat – the international price difference between the iPhone 11 and the Galaxy S20 doesn’t apply in India. While the iPhone 11 is priced at ₹64000, the S20 is ₹3000 more at ₹67000. Keeping that in mind, the S20 does more than enough to justify its additional cost.



The S20 comes with an OLED display, which is also capable 120Hz refresh rate at the cost of resolution. The iPhone does offer a strong challenge with its photography chops but loses out on zooming. Don’t get overwhelmed by the high-ram capacity of the S20, because iPhone models are known to be highly optimised and the iPhone 11 is no different. The S20 comes with only one storage option but allows you to use external storage up to 1TB, whereas the iPhone comes with storage up to 256GB.

The intermediate tussle: Galaxy S20 Plus vs iPhone 11 Pro

While any new flagship from Samsung gets compared to other high-end Android phones, the S20 Plus bears direct analysis with the iPhone 11 Pro in mind. Looking at both the phones should make one difference apparent immediately – the S20 Plus is much bigger.



With a 5.8-inch display, the iPhone 11 Pro’s screen is almost an inch smaller than the S20 Plus at 6.7inch. The display is also of a higher resolution and supports a 120Hz refresh rate at the cost of a not-so-good trade-off in resolution. With a 64-MP telephoto and a VGA ToF sensor, Samsung is also pulling all stops to best Apple’s supremacy in the camera department. You also get faster charging with the S20, as well as reverse charging with PowerShare.

The premium war: Galaxy S20 Ultra vs the iPhone 11 Pro Max

At the highest segment, both manufacturers have pulled out all stops to bring you the very best experience. Just a look at the spec sheet for the Galaxy S20 Ultra and the iPhone 11 Pro Max will show you what we’re talking about. The S20 Ultra’s display continues with the dominance of the S20 range over the iPhone 11 range. However, the cameras of the two are matched. While the Ultra offers Spacezoom with 100x zooming, the Pro Max supports multi-cam video recording which brings more flexibility to your camera experience. The Ultra comes with a massive 5000mAh battery, while the undisclosed battery capacity of the iPhone 11 Pro Max also gives it all-day battery life. With the iPhone 11 Pro Max, you also get access to Apple’s ecosystem of apps, whereas the S20 Ultra brings up to 16 GB of RAM to ensure no lack of power.

Decision time

Both flagship ranges offer their own USPs. The Galaxy S20 series is the device to pick if you prioritise the display over everything else. While Samsung has gone all out with the cameras on the S20 series, the shooters on the iPhone 11 range are the ones to beat. Go for the iPhones for access to the Apple ecosystem and a chipset that remains the most powerful months after its launch. Pick the S20 if you want the very best of everything regardless of the additional cost involved.

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