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Apple iPhone XS Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: We Have A Winner!

Apple iPhone XS Vs Samsung Galaxy S9

Apple iPhone XS VS Samsung Galaxy S9 flagship show-off battle is about to begin. Apple unveiled its latest flagship recently which is the iPhone XS which came with similar features to the iPhone X. Months ago, Samsung Galaxy S9 was also unveiled with a lot of similar features compared to the S8 as well. Today, i will be making a comparison between the new iPhone XS and the Galaxy S9. Let’s find out which is better among them.

Apple iPhone XS Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Design

Apple iPhone XS Vs Samsung Galaxy S9

The iPhone XS was made from stainless steel with glass on top, while the Samsung Galaxy S9 sports an aluminium alloy overall unibody with glass on top as well. The rear features are also very different from the photo above. The iPhone XS uses facial ID for security while the Samsung Galaxy S9 adopts a rear fingerprint method. The iPhone XS weighs 177g, while the Samsung Galaxy S9 weighs less at 163g.

Apple iPhone XS Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Display

Apple iPhone XS Vs Samsung Galaxy S9

The iPhone XS sports a tall 5.8-inch Super Retina AMOLED capacitive touchscreen screen with a resolution of 1125 x 2346 pixels, the screen has a pixel per inch density of 463. While, the Samsung Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 2960 x 1440 pixels in resolution and 568ppi.

Apple iPhone XS Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Software and Hardware

The Apple iPhone XS houses a Apple A12 Bionic chipset with an Hexa-core processor clocking speed of up to 2.5GHz. The iPhone XS has 4GB RAM and 64GB/256GB/512GB storage space.

While the Samsung Galaxy S9 houses the Qualcomm
Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core processor clocking at 2.8GHz. In the RAM department the Samsung Galaxy S9 has 4GB and 64GB/128GB/256GB storage space.

For the Software, the iPhone XS runs on the iOS 12 operating system. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.

Apple iPhone XS Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Camera

The iPhone XS has a dual rear camera setup of 12MP+12MP with a front/Selfie camera of 7 megapixels. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 has a camera set up of 12MP with a great front camera of 8MP with f/1.7 aperture.

Apple iPhone XS Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Battery

The iPhone XS is powered by a 2716mah Non-removable Li-lon battery with fast battery charging. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is powered by a 3000mah Non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging.

Apple iPhone XS Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Verdict

They are both competitive with eachother, it depends on the brand you like and what you want. However, if you are a picture freak then I think you should go for the Samsung S9 as it has a clearer camera, according to DXOMark. Asides from that, it’s a little bit affordable compared to the iPhone XS. But like i said it depends totally on what you want in a smartphone as they are both very nice.

Apple iPhone XS Vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs Comparison

General

Device Type Smartphone Smartphone
Model Apple iPhone XS Samsung Galaxy S9
Announced September, 2018 February, 2018
Released September, 2018 August, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores Available on Shopping stores

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500),
66(1700/2100)

LTE band 13(700), 17(700), 1700/2100 MHz, 800/900/1900/ 1800 /2100/2600 MHz, LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39),LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40), LTE-TDD 2500MHz(B41), LTE-TDD2600MHz(B38), LTE -TDD 700MHz(B12)

SIM Type

Nano+ Nano

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM Dual SIM

Design

Type Stainless Steel Frame + Glass Aluminum Frame & Glass
Dimensions 143.6×70.9×7.7mm 68.7×147.7×8.5mm
Weight 177g 163g
Water Resistant Yes Yes
Protection Yes Yes
Colours Silver, Grey, Gold Black, Lilac, Blue, Grey

Display

Display Type Super Retina AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.8-inch 5.8-inch
Resolution 1125 ×2436 pixels 2960 x 1440 pixels 
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 463ppi 568ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 81.1% 84.40%
Touch Screen Model Capacitive Capacitive
Touch Screen Yes Yes
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Yes Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant, oleophobic coating , – Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display
– True-tone display
– 120 Hz touch-sensing
Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Secondary Display No No

Camera

12MP+12MP 12MP
Yes Yes
2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 2160p@1200fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps
Yes Yes
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, Quad-LED Yes, dual-LED
f/1.8+f/2.4 f/1.5
1.4um+1.0um 1.4µm
28mm+52mm 26mm
7MP 8MP
No No
f/2.2 f/1.7
1.22um
1/3.6

Software

iOS 12 Android 8.0 Oreo
Modified Samsung
Experience 9.0 UI
No No
Skype Yes Yes
Whatsapp Yes Yes
Facebook Yes Yes
Youtube Yes Yes

Hardware

Apple A12 Bionic Qualcomm
Snapdragon 845
Process Technology 7nm 10nm
CPU Hexa-core 2.5GHz Octa-core 2.8GHz
Cores 6-Cores 8-Cores
Bit Architecture 64-bit 64-bit
GPU (Graphics) Apple GPU, 8-core neutral engine Qualcomm Adreno 630
4GB 4GB
Memory Speed 1966MHz 1866MHz
Internal Storage 64GB/256GB/512GB 64GB/128GB/256GB
No No
Card Type microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC


Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Compass, Gyroscope

Fingerprint (Rear)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Compass, Gyroscope

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes Yes
Infrared
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes Yes
USB Type Yes, Type-C Yes, Type-C
GPS Yes, with A-GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC Yes Yes
HDMI
Facial Identification Yes Yes
Yes Yes

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion Battery Li-Po Battery
Capacity 2716mAh 3000mAh
Placement Non-removable Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes Yes
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV MP3, WAV
Yes Yes

Yes

Yes

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Apple iPhone XS Vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Price

Starting From $999 – $1099 $699 – $799
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