72points

Apple iPhone XR

91points

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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146 facts in comparison

Apple iPhone XR vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
72
points
Apple iPhone XR
91
points
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Why is Apple iPhone XR better than Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus?

  • LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
    ?
  • Has an IPS screen
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  • Has a dual-tone LED flash
    ?
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    ?

    3vs2
  • 0.2mm thinner
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    8.3mmvs8.5mm
  • 3nm smaller semiconductor size
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    7nmvs10nm
  • 7.2mm shorter
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    150.9mmvs158.1mm
  • Has out-of-order execution
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Why is Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus better than Apple iPhone XR?

  • 18.97% more battery power
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    3500mAhvs2942mAh
  • 1.62x higher pixel density
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    529ppivs326ppi
  • 1.54x faster CPU speed
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    4 x 2.7GHz & 4 x 1.7GHzvs2 x 2.5 & 4 x 1.6GHz
  • 3GB more RAM memory
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    6GBvs3GB
  • 2.87x higher resolution
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    1440 x 2960pxvs828 x 1792px
  • 2x more megapixels (main camera)
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    12MP & 12MPvs12MP
  • 1.64% bigger screen size
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    6.2"vs6.1"
  • 14.29% more megapixels (front camera)
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    8MPvs7MP

Price comparison

Apple iPhone XR

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone XR AmazonApple iPhone XR, 256GB, Yellow - Fully U...Apple iPhone XR, 256GB, Yellow - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$608.00
Apple iPhone XR AmazonApple iPhone XR, 256GB, Blue - Fully Unl...Apple iPhone XR, 256GB, Blue - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$604.99

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Buy used:

$229.99

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9+, 64GB, Midnight Black...Samsung Galaxy S9+, 64GB, Midnight Black - For AT&T / T-Mobile (Renewed)
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$289.99
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9, 64GB, Coral Blue - Fu...Samsung Galaxy S9, 64GB, Coral Blue - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$279.95
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8+, 64GB, Midnight Black...Samsung Galaxy S8+, 64GB, Midnight Black - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$264.97
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9+ G9650 64GB Unlocked G...Samsung Galaxy S9+ G9650 64GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Phone w/Dual 12MP Camera - Lilac Purple (Renewed)
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$333.42
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 G950U 64GB - Verizon +...Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U 64GB - Verizon + GSM Unlocked Android Smartphone, Midnight Black (Renewed)
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$259.95
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9 G960U Verizon + GSM Un...Samsung Galaxy S9 G960U Verizon + GSM Unlocked 64GB (Midnight Black) (Renewed)
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$288.90
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9+ Factory Unlocked Smar...Samsung Galaxy S9+ Factory Unlocked Smartphone 64GB - Coral Blue - US Warranty [SM-G965UZBAXAA]
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$699.99
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus aliexpressSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus S9+ G965U Origina...Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus S9+ G965U Original Unlocked LTE Cell Phone Octa Core 6.2" Dual 12MP 6GB RAM 64GB ROM NFC Snapdragon 845
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$295.80
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus walmartSAMSUNG Unlocked Galaxy S10 Plus, 128GB ...SAMSUNG Unlocked Galaxy S10 Plus, 128GB Black - Smartphone
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$700.00

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

194g

189g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.thickness

8.3mm

8.5mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.height

150.9mm

158.1mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.width

75.7mm

73.8mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Display

1.pixel density

326ppi

529ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

828 x 1792px

1440 x 2960px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
3.screen size

6.1"

6.2"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
6.has an IPS screen
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHz (Apple A12 Bionic)

4 x 2.7GHz & 4 x 1.7GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

3GB

6GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

256GB

256GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPhone XR (Apple A12 Bionic)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (Samsung Exynos 9810)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
6.semiconductor size
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

12MP

12MP & 12MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

7MP

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
4.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 60fps

2160 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
5.wide aperture (main camera)

f/1.8

f/2.4 & f/1.5

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
6.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
4.number of microphones

3

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

2942mAh

3500mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has a removable battery
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has wireless charging
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
4.Supports fast charging
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
5.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Apple iPhone XR (iOS 12)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (Android 8.0 Oreo)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
6.Battery life

21h

24h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Features

1.download speed

600MBits/s

1200MBits/s (Samsung Exynos 9810)

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.has NFC
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
5.is DLNA-certified
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
6.Bluetooth version

5

5

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Price comparison

Apple iPhone XR

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone XR AmazonApple iPhone XR, 256GB, Yellow - Fully U...Apple iPhone XR, 256GB, Yellow - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$608.00
Apple iPhone XR AmazonApple iPhone XR, 256GB, Blue - Fully Unl...Apple iPhone XR, 256GB, Blue - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$604.99

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Buy used:

$229.99

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9+, 64GB, Midnight Black...Samsung Galaxy S9+, 64GB, Midnight Black - For AT&T / T-Mobile (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$289.99
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9, 64GB, Coral Blue - Fu...Samsung Galaxy S9, 64GB, Coral Blue - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$279.95
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8+, 64GB, Midnight Black...Samsung Galaxy S8+, 64GB, Midnight Black - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$264.97
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9+ G9650 64GB Unlocked G...Samsung Galaxy S9+ G9650 64GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Phone w/Dual 12MP Camera - Lilac Purple (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$333.42
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 G950U 64GB - Verizon +...Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U 64GB - Verizon + GSM Unlocked Android Smartphone, Midnight Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$259.95
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9 G960U Verizon + GSM Un...Samsung Galaxy S9 G960U Verizon + GSM Unlocked 64GB (Midnight Black) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$288.90
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9+ Factory Unlocked Smar...Samsung Galaxy S9+ Factory Unlocked Smartphone 64GB - Coral Blue - US Warranty [SM-G965UZBAXAA]
Amazon logo
$699.99
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus aliexpressSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus S9+ G965U Origina...Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus S9+ G965U Original Unlocked LTE Cell Phone Octa Core 6.2" Dual 12MP 6GB RAM 64GB ROM NFC Snapdragon 845
aliexpress logo
$295.80
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus walmartSAMSUNG Unlocked Galaxy S10 Plus, 128GB ...SAMSUNG Unlocked Galaxy S10 Plus, 128GB Black - Smartphone
walmart logo
$700.00

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