82points

Apple iPhone XS Max

97points

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Apple iPhone XS Max
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Apple iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Why is Apple iPhone XS Max better than Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus?

  • 0.8mm thinner
    7.7mmvs8.5mm
  • 0.6mm shorter
    157.5mmvs158.1mm
  • 3nm smaller semiconductor size
    7nmvs10nm
  • Supports two SIM cards
  • 5.35% less body volume
    93.87cm³vs99.17612999999999cm³
  • Has AF tracking
  • Has out-of-order execution
  • Has AirPlay

Why is Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus better than Apple iPhone XS Max?

  • 10.27% more battery power
    3500mAhvs3174mAh
  • 16.01% higher pixel density
    529ppivs456ppi
  • 2GB more RAM memory
    6GBvs4GB
  • 27.67% higher resolution
    1440 x 2960pxvs1242 x 2688px
  • 14.29% more megapixels (front camera)
    8MPvs7MP
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 19g lighter
    189gvs208g
  • 17.19% faster downloads
    1200MBits/svs1024MBits/s

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Weather sealed
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.weight

208g

189g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

7.7mm

8.5mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

77.4mm

73.8mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

157.5mm

158.1mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

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Display

1.resolution

1242 x 2688px

1440 x 2960px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.has branded damage resistant glass
Apple iPhone XS Max
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.

3.pixel density

456ppi

529ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

4.screen size

6.5"

6.2"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

For example

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (64GB / 6GB RAM)

6.Has an AMOLED display
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

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Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.Has integrated graphics
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

3.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.

4.Has out-of-order execution
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

5.RAM

4GB

6GB

Best

Vivo NEX 2

10GB

6.Has AES
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

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Cameras

1.megapixels

12MP & 12MP

12MP & 12MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Apple iPhone XS Max
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.

3.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.

Best

Crosscall Trekker-X4

1080 x 120fps

4.front camera megapixels

7MP

8MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

5.Has laser autofocus
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

A laser autofocus system quickly determines the depth of the subject you want to focus on, allowing you to take photos much faster.

For example

Huawei Mate 20 X

6.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

A dual-lens camera captures two images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPhone XS Max
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 XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

3

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.has a radio
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Panasonic Eluga X1

5.has dedicated media keys
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

3174mAh

3500mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.Has an ultra power save mode
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.

For example

Oppo A7

3.has a removable battery
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Blu Advance L4

4.wireless charging
Apple iPhone XS Max
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.

5.Supports fast charging
Apple iPhone XS Max
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.

6.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
2.Has offline voice recognition
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Supports Java
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
4.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
5.Is free and open source
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

6.Has sharing intents
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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Miscellaneous

1.Supports instant markup
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Instant markup allows you to easily add notes to PDFs or screenshots using a stylus.

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