86points

Apple iPhone XS

85points

Apple iPhone XS Max

96points

Samsung Galaxy S9

Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max
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143 facts in comparison

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

Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9
Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9
86
points
85
points
96
points

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

  • Thickness
    7.7mmvs7.7,8.5mm
  • Height
    143.6mmvs157.5,147.7mm
  • Semiconductor size
    7nmvs7,10nm
  • Volume
    78.4cm³vs93.86685,86.249415cm³

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

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

  • Pixel density
    570ppivs458,456ppi
  • Resolution
    1440 x 2960pxvs1125 x 2436,1242 x 2688px
  • Front camera megapixels
    8MPvs7,7MP
  • Has an external memory slot
  • Weight
    163gvs177,208g
  • Download speed
    1200MBits/svs1024,1024MBits/s
  • Is DLNA certified
  • Has a fingerprint scanner

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Design

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

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

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

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

3.weight

177g

208g

163g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

7.7mm

7.7mm

8.5mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

70.9mm

77.4mm

68.7mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

143.6mm

157.5mm

147.7mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

Display

1.resolution

1125 x 2436px

1242 x 2688px

1440 x 2960px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

458ppi

456ppi

570ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

4.screen size

5.8"

6.5"

5.8"

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
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9

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

Huawei Honor View 20

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

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

Performance

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

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
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9

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

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

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

4.Has AES
Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

5.RAM

4GB

4GB

4GB

Best

Vivo NEX 2

10GB

6.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

Cameras

1.megapixels

12MP & 12MP

12MP & 12MP

12MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9

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

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

7MP

8MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

5.pixel size

1.4µm & 1µm

1.4µm & 1µm

1.4µm

The pixel size measures the length of the individual photodetectors (pixels) in the image sensor. Larger pixels can capture more light, providing better image quality and improved low-light performance.

Best

Meizu 16 (64GB / 6GB RAM)

1 & 1.55µm

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Audio

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

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
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9

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

3.number of microphones

3

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
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Panasonic Eluga X1

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

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

Battery

1.battery power

2658mAh

3174mAh

3000mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

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

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.wireless charging
Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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

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

For example

Blu Advance L4

5.Supports fast charging
Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9

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
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

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

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

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
Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy S9

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.

Miscellaneous

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

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

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