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Apple iPhone XS vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone XR

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Last Updated:  Sat, 18 Jan'20
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Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
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Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone XR
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Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
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Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone XR

Basic Information

  • User Rating
    8.1
    8.6
  • Spec Score
    7
    8.1
    7

General

  • Bluetooth
    5.0, A2DP, LE
    5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
    5.0, A2DP, LE

Design

  • Height
    5.65 inches
    6.37 inches
    5.94 inches
  • Width
    2.79 inches
    3.01 inches
    2.98 inches
  • Thickness
    0.30 inches
    0.35 inches
    0.33 inches
  • Weight
    177 g
    201 g
    194 g
  • Color
    Space Gray, Silver, Gold
    Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Pure White, Alpine White
    Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral, White
  • Build
    Front/back glass, stainless steel frame
    Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
    Front/back glass, aluminum frame (7000 series)

Display

  • Screen Size
    5.8 inches
    6.4 inches
    6.1 inches
  • Display Type
    OLED capacitive touchscreen
    Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
    IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Display Resolution
    1125 x 2436 pixels
    1440 x 2960 pixels
    828 x 1792 pixels
  • Pixel Density
    458 ppi
    516 ppi
    326 ppi
  • Aspect Ratio
    19.5:9
    18.5:9
    19.5:9
  • Protection
    Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
    Corning Gorilla Glass 5
    Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • Screen to Body Ratio
    82.90%
    83.40%
    79.0%

Performance

  • OS
    iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 12.3
    Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie) One UI
    iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 12.3
  • GPU
    Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
    Mali-G72 MP18
    Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
  • Chipset GP
    Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)
    Exynos 9810 (10 nm)
    Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)
  • CPU
    Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)
    Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
    Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)

Memory & Storage

  • RAM/Internal Storage
    64/256/512 GB, 4 GB RAM
    512 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
    64/128/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • Expandable Memory
    No
    microSD, up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot) - dual SIM model only
    No

Back Camera

  • Dual Camera
    12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55, 1.4 micron|12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4, 1.0 micron, 2x optical zoom
    12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55, 1.4 micron|12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4, 1.0 micron, 2x optical zoom
  • Autofocus
    PDAF
    dual pixel PDAF, AF
    PDAF
  • OIS
    OIS
    OIS
    OIS
  • Back Camera Video
    2160p24/30/60fps, 1080p30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
    2160p60fps, 1080p240fps, 720p960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
    2160p24/30/60fps, 1080p30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
  • Back Camera Features
    Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
    LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
    Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)

Front Camera

  • Dual Camera
    7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)|TOF 3D camera
  • Front Camera Video
    1080p60fps
    1440p30fps
    1080p60fps
  • Front Camera Features
    HDR
    Dual video call, Auto-HDR
    HDR
  • Single Camera
    8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6, 1.22 micron, AF
    7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)

Sound

  • HeadPhone Jack
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
  • Audio Features
    Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    32-bit/384kHz audio|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Battery

  • Battery Capacity
    2658 mAh
    4000 mAh
    2942 mAh
  • User Replaceable
    Non-removable
    Non-removable
    Non-removable
  • Talk Time
    Up to 20 h (3G)
    Up to 25 h (3G)
  • Music Time
    Up to 60 h
    Up to 65 h
  • Charging
    Fast battery charging 15W: 50% in 30 min|USB Power Delivery 2.0|Qi wireless charging
    Fast battery charging 15W (Quick Charge 2.0)|Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
    Fast battery charging 15W: 50% in 30 min|USB Power Delivery 2.0|Qi wireless charging
  • Battery Type
    Li-Ion
    Li-Ion
    Li-Ion

Communications

  • WLAN
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
  • GPS
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • Radio
    No
    No
    No
  • USB
    2.0, proprietary reversible connector
    3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
    2.0, proprietary reversible connector
  • NFC
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
  • SIM
    Nano-SIM, Electronic SIM card (eSIM)
    Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
    Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China
  • Network Support
    GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
    GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
    GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE

Miscellaneous Features

  • Sensors
    Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
    Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
    Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Water Resistant
    IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)
    IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
    IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)

Launch

  • Announced On
    2018, September
    2018, August
    2018, September
  • Status
    Available. Released 2018, September
    Available. Released 2018, August
    Available. Released 2018, October

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