As Apple iPhone XS specs have been revealed, the powerful hardware and a beautiful look have got the phone in the top list smartphones. It has become an example of what makes a great 2018 smartphone. But does it beat Apple’s biggest rivals, the latest smartphone of Samsung, Samsung Galaxy S9? Here’s a comparison to have a look and find out.
iPhone XS specifications
iPhone XS comes with a 5.8-inch Super Retina AMOLED display and weighs 177 grams. It has dimensions of 5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches. Further, it features a screen resolution of 2,436 × 1,125 pixels. iPhone XS runs on iOS 12 operating system. It has an A12 Bionic processor. The phone is available in three variants with storage spaces of 64 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. It doesn’t include the microSD card slot.
Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications
Galaxy S9 has a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display and weighs 163 grams. It has dimensions of 5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches. Further, it features a screen resolution of 2,960 x 1,440 pixels. Samsung Galaxy S9 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The phone is available in three variants with storage spaces of 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. The storage can be extended up to 512 GB. The smartphone comes with a decent 4 GB RAM.
Other feature comparisons
The camera of iPhone XS comes with dual 12 MP in the rear and features 7MP FaceTime HD front. Galaxy S9, on the other hand, holds a 12MP (with OIS) rear camera with variable aperture and 8 MP sensor in the front. iPhone allows videos of 2,160p at 60 fps and 1,080p at 240 fps whereas its rivalry has 2,160p at 60 frames per second and 1,080p at 240 fps and 720p at 960 fps. Both iPhone XS and Galaxy S9 have Bluetooth 5.0 installed and IP68 water resistant.
Samsung Galaxy S9 has a battery of 3000 mAh installed. It has the QuickCharge 2.0 Qi wireless charging feature. iPhone XS has TBC Fast charging and Qi wireless charging function.
Moving to the colour variants, iPhone XS is available in Gold, Silver, Space Grey colour options while Samsung Galaxy S9 is available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple options. While the former costs $1000, the latter costs $720.