Apple iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

After the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 series including the Galaxy S10 Plus, the competition is about to get fierce at the top, with Apple’s own iPhone XS Max. Will the iPhone XS Max get outdated so easily? Well, we need to find out in our in-depth comparison between the two phones.

So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

Features and Specifications

The iPhone XS Max comes with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1242 x 2688, along with a PPI (Pixels Per Inch) of 458. It comes with the Apple A12 Bionic 7nm SoC, along with 4GB of RAM. The phone has 64GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options. On the camera department, it has a dual 12MP main camera which can shoot 4K video at 60FPS. The selfie camera is a 7MP camera. The battery size is 3174 mAH. Apart from that, it has wireless charging, stereo speakers and HDR 10, along with IP68 water & dust resistant rating too. The phone runs on iOS 12.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, however, comes with a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 3040, combined with a PPI of 522. The S10 Plus comes in two SoC variants – one being the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and the other being the Samsung Exynos

The RAM on the device can be either 8GB for the 128GB or 512GB storage options or can be 12GB RAM for the 1TB storage option. Coming to the camera specs, it has triple main cameras – two 12MP cameras and one 16MP camera. Galaxy S10 Plus’ main camera can also shoot 4K video at 60FPS. There are two selfie cameras – 10MP and 8MP. The battery size is 4100 mAh. The phone also has HDR10+, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, IP68 water & dust resistant rating, stereo speakers and Samsung DeX support. The phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie.

Price and Release Dates

The price for the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus starts at $1000 (73,900 INR) for the base 128GB variant, while the iPhone XS Max starts at $1099 (1,09,900 INR) for the base 64GB variant. Also, both phones are currently available at all retailers near you.

Pros and Cons of the iPhone XS Max

  • Has an IP68 rating.
  • Has AMOLED display along with HDR 10 and Dolby Vision support.
  • Packs the latest A12 Bionic SoC.
  • Dual rear cameras that can do 4K at 60FPS.
  • Great battery life and support for wireless charging.
  • Stereo speakers and secure Face ID.
  • Super AMOLED display is not as great as the dynamic AMOLED display on the Galaxy S10 Plus.
  • Selfie camera can only shoot 1080P at 60FPS.
  • Only 64GB storage for the base variant and higher variants are very costly as well.
  • Camera low light performance is not up to the mark.

Pros and Cons of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

  • Has a better quality dynamic AMOLED display.
  • Screen resolution and PPI is better than the iPhone XS Max.
  • Option to buy the 12GB RAM and 1TB storage option. The base variant comes with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM.
  • Comes with triple main cameras and dual selfie cameras.
  • Has an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and stereo speakers.
  • Battery backup is excellent.
  • Micro SD card support.
  • Has no Dolby Vision support.
  • Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 has less performance than the A12 Bionic.
  • Low light selfies need improvement.


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