Since January, the rivalry between Samsung and Apple has reached a new level. With the launch of Samsung Galaxy S24, the new flagship from the South Korean firm, users already have the opportunity to choose between this and the iPhone 15, the terminal that Apple released in September. Both, as the companies revealed, have in common the use of titanium in its high-end models. And, for this reason, a technology-savvy YouTuber wanted to analyze which of the two devices uses better material for this component.
As can be seen in a recent publication of Zack Nelson, one of the people responsible for the channel JerryRigEverything, the titanium of the Galaxy S24 Ultra and the iPhone 15 Pro has been subjected to examination. In the first instance, the results are surprising since Nelson found an important difference between the two: while Samsung has opted for titanium of “grade 2”, Apple has done the same with the “grade 5”, a rank higher than that of South Koreans.
In general terms, grade 5 costs 4 times more than grade 2, so a priori the materials of the iPhone 15 are of better quality than those of the Samsung Galaxy S24. However, Nelson wanted to go even deeper into his analysis and analyzed the fusion technique that both companies applied to build their devices. And, in this comparison, Apple is also in the lead, since it uses an advanced method that joins the titanium strip to the internal frame; and Samsung, for its part, opts for an approach that injects plastic between the aluminum and titanium to fix the two metals together.
Thus, Nelson assures that Apple’s method is not only more advanced, but also that the quality of its materials is better: unlike grade 2, grade 5 is an alloy of titanium, aluminum and vanadium. Thanks to this, it is more durable and resistant than the Samsung alternative. Finally, he specified that the South Korean firm allocates between 3 and 5 dollars to titanium, a figure that amounts to 10 or 15 dollars in the case of Americans. Even so, the S24 Ultra is one of the most resistant phones on the market, regardless of the quality decline when it comes to titanium.