Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Apple iPhone XS Max

We compare the Samsung Galaxy S10 (Price) to the Apple iPhone XS Max (Price): Which smartphone has the better camera and the larger display? Which has more memory, better features and a larger battery? We look at all differences.

Both smartphones can be categorized as high-end phones.

Here are both mobile phone side by side; the Galaxy S10 on the left, the iPhone XS Max on the right:

Galaxy S10 vs iPhone XS Max. Size comparison

The back. The iPhone XS Max's dual camera is clearly visible:

Galaxy S10 vs iPhone XS Max. View of main cameras

Galaxy S10 vs iPhone XS Max


Main features and specification at a glance:

Galaxy S10

  • Introduced
    February 2019
  • Category
    High-end
  • OS
    Android 9 (Pie)
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    6.1" - 1440 x 3040
  • Main camera
    12 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    149.9x70.4x7.8mm³
  • Weight
    157g
  • Price*
    c. $899.00
  • Datasheet
    Samsung Galaxy S10

iPhone XS Max

  • Introduced
    September 2018
  • Category
    High-end
  • OS
    iOS 12
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    6.5" - 1242 x 2688
  • Main camera
    12 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    157.5x77.4x7.7mm³
  • Weight
    208g
  • Price*
    c. $1249.00
  • Datasheet
    Apple iPhone XS Max

* Cheapest model when introduced.

Let's compare features and specs in more detail, with the Samsung Galaxy S10 again in the left and the Apple iPhone XS Max in the right column. Body comes first:

BODY & DIMENSIONS

Galaxy S10

iPhone XS Max

BodyAluminum and GlassAluminum and Glass
Dims149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm³157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7mm³
Weight157g208g
Colors Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color Apple Body Color Apple Body Color Apple Body Color
ProtectionIP68IP68

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DISPLAY

Galaxy S10

iPhone XS Max

Horizontal1.440px.1.242px.
Vertical3.040px.2.688px.
Ratio19:919.5:9
Diagonal (in.)6.1"6.5"
Diagonal (mm)155mm165mm
Density550ppi458ppi
TypeSuper AMOLEDOLED

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HARDWARE

Galaxy S10

iPhone XS Max

Processor/SoCSamsung Exynos 9820Apple A12 Bionic
CPU cores86
Clock rate2.700MHz2.390MHz
GPUARM Mali G76 MP12SoC
GPU cores12?
RAM*8GB4GB
ROM*512GB512GB
Expandablemax. 512GB-

* Maximum

PHONE, RADIO & NAVIGATION

Galaxy S10

iPhone XS Max

SIMNanoNano
Slots*21
GPRS 2G**44
UMTS 3G**55
LTE 4G**2224
Wlan (802.11)a, b, g, n, aca, b, g, n, ac
Bluetooth5.05.0
NFC
GPS
Glonass
Beidou
Galileo

* Maximum
** Bands

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PHOTO

Galaxy S10

iPhone XS Max

Main cameraTripleDual
    Focal length12mm28mm
    F-stopF1.5F1.8
    Resolution12 MP12 MP
    Stabilizer
    Zoom4.3x2.0x
Selfie camera
    Resolution10 MP7 MP
Slow motion
Time lapse
RAW format
Panorama
HDR
Macro
Geotagging

VIDEO

Galaxy S10

iPhone XS Max

Main camera3840 x 21603840 x 2160
...max FPS6060
4K video
Selfie camera3840 x 21601920 x 1080
...max FPS3030

SENSORS

Galaxy S10

iPhone XS Max

Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Pressure
Hall effect
RGB light
Barometer
Magnetometer
Proximity
Iris
Heart rate
Fingerprint

CONNECTIVITY

Galaxy S10

iPhone XS Max

USB 2
USB 3
USB conn.USB-CApple proprietary
USB OTG
Headphones
Infrared

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BATTERY

Galaxy S10

iPhone XS Max

Size3.4003.000
Quick Charge
Wireless Charge
Removable

Our rating of the Samsung Galaxy S10

No rating available.

Our rating of the Apple iPhone XS Max

No rating available.

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