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Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Apple iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy A10 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A10 X30Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
6.5"
AMOLED

1242x2688

12
MP

7.1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3174
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Apple iPhone XS Max X06Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
6.2"
IPS

720x1520

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3400
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Apple iPhone XS Max (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! Comment!


30 Advantages Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
iPhone XS Max (256GB)vsGalaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
 30%30%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.25Ghz 64bit Hexa-Corevs1.6Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
4GB LPDDR4Xvs2GB LPDDR4X
 10 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
256GB (244GB user available)vs32GB (22GB user available)
Advantage
+Fastest write and read storage
NVMe (SSD)vseMMC 5.1
 3%3%
+Thinner
7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Stainless steel body, front/back glassvsPlastic body, front glass
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS
 2 times100%
+Higher resolution screen
1242x2688 pixelsvs720x1520 pixels
 68%68%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
456 PPIvs271 PPI
 5%5%
+Larger screen
6.5"vs6.2"
 88%88%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12MP + 12MPvs(back) 13MP
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
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS: Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
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 only main camera
 6%6%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.8 (aperture)vsf/1.9 (aperture)
 44%44%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 7.1MPvs(front) 5MP
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 6 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
CompassvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Ambient LightvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
GyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Proprietary TV-outvsNot supported
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Scratch-resistant glassvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

06 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DSvsiPhone XS Max (256GB)
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 24%24%
+Lighter
168 grams (5.88 ounces)vs208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsproprietary audio output
 7%7%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3400 mAhvs3174 mAh
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported

17 Common items in both devices
16 million
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Face unlock
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable) / Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
5.0 version A2DP/LE
USB 2.0 Proprietary connector / MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresApple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
ModeliPhone XS Max (256GB)Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
Also known asiPhone Xs Max A1921, A2101, A2102, A2104Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/Dual-Sim
Country or region availableVarious (International)Various (International)
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2018March, 2019
Depth7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)77.4 x 157.5 millimeters (3.05 x 6.2 in)75.6 x 155.6 millimeters (2.98 x 6.13 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)168 grams (5.88 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, front/back glassPlastic body, front glass
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
Operating system (OS)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
Operating systemiOS 12Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiOS 13feature not registered
HardwareApple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7884 (14nm)
CPU processorHexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.25Ghz Dual-Core Vortex
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Tempest
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.6Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.35Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP4ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (244GB user available)
NVMe (SSD)
32GB (22GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size6.5" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1242x2688 pixels720x1520 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)456 PPI271 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Mobile networks and dataApple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkAll models:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A2104 model:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat16
VoLTE

A1921/A2104 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)

A2101 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)

A2102 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)
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 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
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingApple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraApple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
Main camera(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP f/2.4 52mm 1.0µm
13 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashQuad-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital 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 only main camera
Front / secondary cameraApple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
Front camera7.1 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution3072x2304 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length32mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesApple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
USBUSB 2.0 Proprietary connectorMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Audio outputproprietary audio output3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
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 unlock
Accelerometer
Proximity
Face unlock
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, Blue, Red
- 19:9 display ratio HD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyApple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3174 mAh3400 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1500 minutes | 25 hours | 1 days1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/DS
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered0.321 W/Kg (head) | 1.09 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered