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Samsung Galaxy S10 VS. Apple iPhone XS
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Samsung Galaxy S10 Apple iPhone XS

October 4, 2019

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Bottom line: Which one is better?

When we compare galaxy S10 vs iPhone XS in this review, Samsung S10 is better as it has more battery power, faster CPU speed, higher pixel density, 4 GB more RAM memory, higher resolution, bigger screen size, 1.67x more megapixels (main camera) and 42.86% more megapixels (front camera).


Dimensions; Samsung S10 has 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm while iPhone XS has 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm

Weight; Samsung S10 is 157g while iPhone XS is 177g

Resistance; both phones are dustproof and water-resistant.

Bottom Line design
Samsung S10 is better.


Display type; Samsung S10 has Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen whereas iPhone XS has super Retina OLED capacitive touchscreen.

Size; Samsung S10 is 6.1” while iPhone XS is 5.8”

Resolution; Samsung S10 has 1440 x 3040px while iPhone XS has 1125 x 2436px

Pixel density; Samsung S10 has 550ppi while iPhone XS has 458ppi.

Protection; Samsung S10 has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 while iPhone XS has Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coating.

Bottom Line display
Samsung S10 is better.


Chipset; Samsung S10 has Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 whereas iPhone XS has Apple A12 Bionic

CPU; Samsung S10 has Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55) whereas iPhone XS has Hexa-core (2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest).

GPU; Samsung S10 has Mali-G76 MP12 whereas iPhone XS has Apple GPU (4-core graphics)

Card slot; Samsung S10 has up to 1 TB

Internal; Samsung S10 has 128 GB 8 GB RAM, 512 GB 8GB RAM while iPhone XS has 64 GB 4 GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, 512 GB 4 GB RAM.

Bottom Line hardware & performance
Samsung S10 is better.


Main camera; both phones have 12 MP x 12 MP

Aperture size; both phones have F2.4

Features; Samsung S10 has LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama while iPhone XS has Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama).

Video; Samsung S10 has 2160p@60fps, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec, stereo sound rec while iPhone XS has 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.

Front camera; Samsung S10 has 10 MP while iPhone XS has 7 MP

Features; Samsung S10 has Dual video call, auto-HDR while iPhone XS has HDR.

Video; Samsung S10 has 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps while iPhone XS has 1080@30/60fps.

Bottom Line camera
Samsung S10 is better.


Loudspeaker; both phones have stereo speakers.

Audio jack; Samsung S10 has 3.5 mm audio jack while iPhone XS has lightning.

Bottom Line audio
Samsung S10 is better as it has 3.5 mm audio jack.


Wi-Fi; Samsung S10 has 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band whereas iPhone XS has 802.11, a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band

Bluetooth; both phones have 5.0

GPS; both phones have GPS with A-GPS, Glonass.

NFC; both phones have NFC.

USB; Samsung S10 has 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible while iPhone XS has 2.0 proprietary reversible.

Sensors; Samsung S10 has fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and barometer while iPhone XS has face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and barometer.

Bottom Line connectivity
both phones are the same in terms of connectivity and features.


Capacity; Samsung S10 has non-removable Li-ion 3400mAh while iPhone XS has non-removable Li-ion 2658mAh

Fast charging; both phones have fast charging

Wireless charging; both phones support wireless charging.

Bottom Line battery
Samsung S10 is better.

Samsung S10 is a better device in this review as it has better features than iPhone XS.

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