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Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S10 5G XApple iPhone XS Max (256GB)04Points
Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
6.5"
AMOLED

1242x2688

12
MP

7.1mp

4GB
RAM

Hexa-core

3174
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
25PointsSamsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)Compare Apple iPhone XS Max X
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
6.7"
AMOLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

Octa-core

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPhone XS Max (256GB)4 Advantages Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)vsGalaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)25 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)3%
Thinner
vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum frame, glass front/back
+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
2.25GHz 64bit Hexa-core (7nm)vs+2.7GHz 64bit Octa-core (8nm)8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
256GB (244GB available)vs+512GB (482GB available)98%
More internal storage for applications and files
208 grams (7.28 ounces)vs+198 grams (6.93 ounces)5%
Lighter
1242x2688 pixelsvs+1440x3040 pixels31%
Higher resolution screen
456 PPIvs+502 PPI10%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.5"vs+6.7"3%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12MP + 12MPvs+(quad camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP + 0.3MP69%
Higher resolution main camera
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.5 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 7.1MPvs+(dual front camera) 10MP + 0.3MP46%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2300000 apps (App Store)vs+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps95%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3174 mAhvs+4500 mAh42%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+25W67%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
proprietary audio outputvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

33 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
Dolby Vision/HDR10 / HDR10+
60Hz
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
OIS: Optical stabilization
+26 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
ModeliPhone XS Max (256GB)Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
Other model namesiPhone Xs Max A1921, A2101, A2102, A2104Galaxy S10 5G (Exynos) G977N, Samsung Beyond X
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
South Korea
South Korea
BrandAppleSamsung
Release date9/21/2018, Announced: 9/12/20185/16/2019, Announced: 2/1/2019
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)77.1 x 162.6 millimeters (3.04 x 6.4 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)198 grams (6.93 ounces)
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
System versioniOS 12Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiOS 16Android 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 2.0 / 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
Chipset64bit: Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)64bit: Samsung Exynos 9820 (8nm)
CPUHexa-core, 2 processors:
2x 2.25GHz Vortex (Dual-core)
4x 1.6GHz Tempest (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 3 processors:
2x 2.7GHz Mongoose M4 (Dual-core)
2x 2.3GHz ARM Cortex-A75 (Dual-core)
4x 1.9GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU (4-Core)ARM Mali-G76 MP12 (702MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 353210 (v7)
Geekbench: 11432 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 47fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (244GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
512GB (482GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1242x2688 pixels (19.5:9)1440x3040 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)456 PPI502 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Display features625nits[typ]
Dolby Vision/HDR10
Oleophobic coating screen
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload1024/150 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
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
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G 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 Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 24, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNSA/Sub6 (78)
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, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MPf/2.452mm1.0µm
(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.452mm1/3.6"1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1/3.1"1.0µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP depthTOF3D
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashQuad-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@240fps1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
Front camera (secondary)7.1 megapixels(dual front camera)
10 megapixels
0.3MP depthTOF3D
Front camera resolution3072x2304 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length32mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
LoudspeakerStereo soundStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputproprietary audio output3.5mm jack
TV outputProprietary TV-outUSB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3174 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts15W Wired fast charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
25W (11V/2.25A) Wired fast charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy25 hours (1 days)feature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Face ID
- AirDrop, iCloud, FaceTime, Siri
- Apple Pay
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- Colors: Majestic black, Crown silver, Gold
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 512GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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