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

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Last Updated:  Thu, 3 Oct'19
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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
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Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone XR
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Apple iPhone XS Max
Apple iPhone XS Max
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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
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Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone XR
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Apple iPhone XS Max
Apple iPhone XS Max

Basic Information

  • User Rating
    8.5
    8.1
  • Spec Score
    8
    7
    7.1

General

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

Design

  • Height
    6.22 inches
    5.94 inches
    6.20 inches
  • Width
    2.91 inches
    2.98 inches
    3.05 inches
  • Thickness
    0.33 inches
    0.33 inches
    0.30 inches
  • Weight
    189 g
    194 g
    208 g
  • Color
    Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue, Polaris Blue
    Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral, White
    Space Gray, Silver, Gold
  • Build
    Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
    Front/back glass, aluminum frame (7000 series)
    Front/back glass, stainless steel frame

Display

  • Screen Size
    6.2 inches
    6.1 inches
    6.5 inches
  • Display Type
    Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
    IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
    OLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Display Resolution
    1440 x 2960 pixels
    828 x 1792 pixels
    1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Pixel Density
    529 ppi
    326 ppi
    458 ppi
  • Aspect Ratio
    18.5:10
    19.5:9
    19.5:9
  • Protection
    Corning Gorilla Glass 5
    Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
    Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • Screen to Body Ratio
    84.20%
    79.0%
    84.40%

Performance

  • OS
    Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
    iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 12.3
    iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 12.3
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP18
    Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
    Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
  • Chipset GP
    Exynos 9810 (10 nm)
    Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)
    Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)
  • CPU
    Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
    Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)
    Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)

Memory & Storage

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

Back Camera

  • Dual Camera
    12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55, 1.4 micron|12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6, 1.0 micron, 2x optical zoom
    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
  • Autofocus
    Dual Pixel PDAF, AF
    PDAF
    PDAF
  • OIS
    OIS
    OIS
    OIS
  • Back Camera Video
    2160p60fps, 1080p240fps, 720p960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
    2160p24/30/60fps, 1080p30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
    2160p24/30/60fps, 1080p30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
  • Back Camera Features
    LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
    Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
    Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
  • Single Camera
    12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55, 1.4 micron

Front Camera

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

Sound

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

Battery

  • Battery Capacity
    3500 mAh
    2942 mAh
    3174 mAh
  • User Replaceable
    Non-removable
    Non-removable
    Non-removable
  • 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
    Fast battery charging 15W: 50% in 30 min|USB Power Delivery 2.0|Qi wireless charging
  • Battery Type
    Li-Ion
    Li-Ion
    Li-Ion
  • Talk Time
    Up to 25 h (3G)
    Up to 25 h (3G)
  • Music Time
    Up to 65 h
    Up to 65 h

Communications

  • WLAN
    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
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
  • GPS
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • Radio
    FM radio
    No
    No
  • USB
    3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
    2.0, proprietary reversible connector
    2.0, proprietary reversible connector
  • NFC
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
  • SIM
    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
    Single SIM (Nano-SIM)
  • Network Support
    GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
    GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
    GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE

Miscellaneous Features

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

Launch

  • Announced On
    2018, February
    2018, September
    2018, September
  • Status
    Available. Released 2018, March
    Available. Released 2018, October
    Available. Released 2018, September

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