iPhone vs Samsung: which is better?

iPhone vs Samsung: which is better?

The iPhone vs Samsung smartphone battle has led to each device manufacturer producing some of the best features that redefine the technological advancement of our generation. Considered as two of the most popular phones across the globe, the battle between the phones has gone a notch higher with both brands releasing two of the closest yet different flagship phones. These include iPhone XS from Apple versus the Galaxy S10 from Samsung.

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In the technological battle between iPhone and Samsung, you as the buyer happen to be the most important determinant. This is based on your preference for the specific features. These include:

  • Large or small screen preference.
  • Photo pixel that best defines your selfies and pictures.
  • Are you a gamer who needs a fast processor?
  • What are your preferred storage capacity needs?
  • How much are you willing to spend?

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Read along and get informed on the major and minor differences that will help you in making the right decision for the best gadget in 2019.

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As of 8th March 2019, the Samsung S10 series for the first time managed to hit the $1,000 mark, which Apple has been enjoying for a while. This is through its brand new S10 Plus phone that goes for ($999) against the Apple flagship iPhone XS Max, which goes for $1,099. The competition gets better as the customers have the chance of enjoying the best from both brands such as the enormous screens that match up the prices.


Punch holes vs notch: Apple phones are known for their notch design that is located on the top side of the phone. This is marked with a slim strip that brings a unique and appealing view of the phone's screen. On the other hand, Samsung devices have raised the bar through the S10 series that possess the punch-hole appeal. This means you have more screen display for viewing, unlike the previous versions that had both the top and the bottom bezels.

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Weight and frame

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When it comes to frame, iPhones are famous for their trademark of using stainless steel for that executive look. This makes them a notch heavier at 208g (7.34 ounces) compared to their competitors Galaxy S10 Plus, which happens to be lighter with 157g (6.17 ounces) hence enhancing one-hand usage. The phone's light weight complements its narrower body at 2.91 inches versus the iPhone's 3.05 inches.

The Galaxy Samsung S10 series also provide its fanatics with a 3.5mm headphone jack located at the bottom of the device hence enhancing the wired headphone experience.

Colour options

If the colour comparison is an option to go by, iPhone offers three classic colours that provide that futuristic, timeless, and executive appeal. These include the Silver, Space Gray, and the timeless Gold colours. The Galaxy series, on the other hand, provides you with over six different colours. These include Prism Black, Prism White, Prism Blue, Ceramic White, Ceramic Black, Prism Green (except the U.S.), and Flamingo Pink (except the U.K.).

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iPhone XS Max has a slightly bigger screen of 6.5 inches OLED display compared to the S10 Plus 6.4 inch Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display. The narrative changes in terms of resolution with Samsung leading with 3040 x 1440 pixels while Apple closely follows at 2688 x 1242 pixels. The Apple device's screen brightness is more effective as it can withstand a brightness of 606 nits across any presented condition.

In contrast, the Galaxy reaches 625 nits in the dark, which reduces outdoors. This means that comparing the two phones with the same 4K picture; you will notice that iPhone produces slightly brighter images that appear to be more vivid, unlike its competitor which will require you to adjust by choosing either natural or vivid modes.

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Be it Samsung or iPhone; both devices tend to produce high-quality sounds when playing audio files, videos, and even recordings. By being a keen listener, you can identify a slight difference. Apple phones have streamlined and better-balanced sound due to Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus features while the competitor has Dolby Atmos.

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The Samsung camera provides you with the advantage of exploring three different camera setups. These include:

  • 12-megapixel wide-angle lens that can be adjusted to capture the distance between f/1.5 and f/2.4
  • 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens (f/2.2)
  • 12-megapixel telephoto lens (f/2.4)

The iPhone camera possesses a 12-megapixel camera that captures a wide-angle at f/1.8 and also a telephoto camera at f/2.4. You will notice that the photos have better details and produce accurate colours thanks to its Smart HDR capabilities.

A comparison of the front cameras, Galaxy S10 has a 10-megapixel selfie camera (f/1.9). The Apple gadget comes strong by hosting a True Depth technology that includes a 7MP camera for a unique and high-quality selfie. The True Depth technology enables the iPhone XS to provide face-scanning technology to the users hence high-quality security through the Face ID security and Animoji. This is a technology that makes the iOS brand way ahead compared to the Android brands.

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In the historical documentation of smartphone processor technology, the iOS A12 Bionic is considered to be more advantageous compared to any Android processor. This is proven through the Geekbench 4 comparison platform where the iPhone 10x recorded 11,420, unlike Samsung that registered 10,732.

Security features

When it comes to security, you can rely on either Android or iPhone advanced technologies that are a sure guaranty of safety. The Galaxy S10 Plus provides you with the latest fingerprint sensor hence a simple touch on the screen will unlock your device. Slowly touch the screen for it to respond faster in sensing the prints. Apple goes a notch higher through Apple's Face ID that is way advanced than its competitors.

Wireless PowerShares

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Even though both devices provide wireless charging, it is only Samsung which is capable of charging other gadgets through wireless PowerShare features. It also possesses extra features that include micro S.D. card for enhanced storage and internal memory expansion.

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Battery life

According to various findings, where the two brands are tested for their battery life, S10 took the lead with its bigger battery of 4,100-mAh.


Both brands offer customers the best in the smartphone technology through their operational software. For instance, Samsung managed to upgrade from the Android 9.0 Pie to its current Galaxy S10 brand new OneUI. This offers a unique and enhanced experience in terms of menu and applications, which can also be confusing for first-timers. Furthermore, Apple's iOS 12 is focused on providing a smooth operation platform to users with advantages such as the Siri shortcuts. Additionally, Apple possesses advanced Memoji compared to its competitors.

From the above comparison of the two of the most popular phone brands in the world, the winner in the battle between iPhone vs Samsung depends on your opinion as a buyer. The above guide will enable you to crosscheck and make the best decision as you explore the new technological age of smartphones.

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