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Apple iPhone XS 256GB vs Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Apple iPhone XS 256GB vs Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S phones. Which is the best phone?

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Apple iPhone XS 256GB
5.8"
AMOLED

1125x2436

12
MP

7.1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2658
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Apple iPhone XS X14Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
5.6"
AMOLED

1440x2560

16
MP

3.7mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Quad

3000
mAh

(Removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Apple iPhone XS 256GB

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best phone! Comment!


19 Advantages Apple iPhone XS 256GB
iPhone XS 256GBvsGalaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
 6%6%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.25Ghz 64bit Hexa-Corevs2.7Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
 33%33%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
4GB LPDDR4Xvs3GB LPDDR3
 9 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
256GB (244GB user available)vs32GB (25GB user available)
 8%8%
+Thinner
7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Stainless steel body, front/back glassvsAluminum body, front glass, plastic back
 4%4%
+Larger screen
5.8"vs5.6"
 51%51%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12 megapixels + 12MPvs(back) 16 megapixels
Advantage
+The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Quad-LED flashvsLED flash
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo/video on both camerasvsHDR photo/video only main camera
 2%2%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.55" inchesvs1/2.6" inches
 22%22%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.8 (aperture)vsf/2.2 (aperture)
 92%92%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 7.1 megapixelsvs(front) 3.7 megapixels
 2 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face recognition (unlock)vsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.1 version A2DP
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915SvsiPhone XS 256GB
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 128GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 2%2%
+Lighter
174 grams (6.09 ounces)vs177 grams (6.2 ounces)
 35%35%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2560 pixelsvs1125x2436 pixels
 13%13%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
525 PPIvs463 PPI
 78%78%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsproprietary audio output
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Fingerprint (front-mounted)vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
TemperaturevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
HumidityvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
UV radiationvsNot supported
 13%13%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3000 mAhvs2658 mAh
Advantage
+Removable battery can be replaced easily
Li-Ion (Removable)vsLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported

24 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
16 million
OIS: Optical stabilization
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
Proprietary TV-out / Micro-B USB - MHL-3
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
NFC
USB 2.0 Proprietary connector / MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Scratch-resistant glass / Gorilla Glass 3
+ 16 COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresApple iPhone XS 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
BrandAppleSamsung
ModeliPhone XS 256GBGalaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
Also known asiPhone Xs A1920, A2097, A2098, A2100SK Telecom Galaxy Note Edge N915S
Country or region where it's soldVarious (International)South Korea
Release dateSeptember, 2018November, 2014
Depth7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)70.9 x 143.6 millimeters (2.79 x 5.65 in)82.4 x 151.3 millimeters (3.24 x 5.96 in)
Weight177 grams (6.2 ounces)174 grams (6.09 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, front/back glassAluminum body, front glass, plastic back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
Operating system (OS)Apple iPhone XS 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
Operating systemiOS 12Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HardwareApple iPhone XS 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 Pro (28nm)
CPU processorHexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.25Ghz Dual-Core Vortex
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Tempest
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Krait 450
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP4Qualcomm Adreno 420
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage256GB (244GB user available)
NVMe (SSD)
32GB (25GB user available)
eMMC 5.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 128GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPhone XS 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.8" inches5.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1125x2436 pixels1440x2560 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)463 PPI525 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3
Mobile networks and dataApple iPhone XS 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Tri-Band 900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkAll models:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A2100 model:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16

A1920/A2100 models:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14,17,18,19,20,25,26,29,30,32,66,71)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40,41,46)

A2097 model:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14,17,18,19,20,25,26,28,29,30,32,66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40,41,46)

A2098 model:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,11,12,13,14,17,18,19,20,21,25,26,28,29,30,66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40,41,42,46)

VoLTE
LTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 20)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingApple iPhone XS 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraApple iPhone XS 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
Main camera(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP f/2.4 52mm 1.0µm
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashQuad-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens31mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
Front camera / Secondary cameraApple iPhone XS 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
Front camera7.1 megapixels3.7 megapixels
Front camera resolution3072x2304 pixels2560x1440 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length32mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPhone XS 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesApple iPhone XS 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
USBUSB 2.0 Proprietary connectorMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outMicro-B USB - MHL-3
Audio outputproprietary audio output3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.1 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsApple iPhone XS 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face recognition (unlock)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
SpO2
UV radiation
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Face ID
- 3D Touch
- AirDrop, iCloud, FaceTime, Siri
- Apple Pay
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, White
- Samsung TouchWiz UX
- S Pen stylus
- S-Voice natural language
- Dropbox 50GB
- Samsung Gear S compatible
- ANT+ support
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyApple iPhone XS 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
Battery technologyLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Li-Ion (Removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity2658 mAh3000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered18W
Talk time1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Apple iPhone XS 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered0.34 W/Kg (head) | 0.67 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered