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Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB) vs Apple iPhone XS (256GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) vs Apple iPhone XS phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone XS XSamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)16Points
Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)
6.3"
AMOLED

1080x2220

24
MP

24mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3800
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
5.8"
AMOLED

1125x2436

12
MP

7.1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2658
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone XS (256GB)

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!

Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)vsiPhone XS (256GB)17 Advantages Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core10%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.25Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6.3"9%
Larger screen
vs5.8"
+(quad camera) 24MP + 10MP + 8MP + 5MP96%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(front) 24MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 7.1MP
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsproprietary audio output
+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3800 mAh43%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2658 mAh
+18W20%
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.
vs15W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
64GB (50GB available)vs+256GB (244GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
183 grams (6.41 ounces)vs+177 grams (6.2 ounces)3%
Lighter
7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)1%
Thinner
Aluminum body, glass frontvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
Not supportedvs+Dolby Vision/HDR10Advantage
The Dolby Vision/HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
1080x2220 pixelsvs+1125x2436 pixels14%
Higher resolution screen
392 PPIvs+463 PPI18%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
1/2.8" inchesvs+1/2.55" inches10%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps128%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

28 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
+21 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
ModelGalaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)iPhone XS (256GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A9 SM-A920F/Dual-Sim, Samsung A920iPhone Xs A1920, A2097, A2098, A2100
Country or region available(Latin America)
(Latin America)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateOctober, 2018September, 2018
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)77 x 162.5 millimeters (3.03 x 6.4 in)70.9 x 143.6 millimeters (2.79 x 5.65 in)
Weight183 grams (6.41 ounces)177 grams (6.2 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoiOS 12
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 14
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660 (14nm)64bit - Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.25Ghz Dual-Core Vortex
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Tempest
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 512 650MhzApple GPU MP4
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
256GB (244GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.3" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~80.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2220 pixels (18.5:9)1125x2436 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)392 PPI463 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Scratch-resistant glass
Display features60Hz60Hz, 625 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload450/50 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100All models:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A2100 model:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat9 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (38, 40)
LTE Cat16
VoLTE

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)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
24 megapixels
10MP telephotof/2.452mm1/3.9"1.0µmAF2x-optical-zoom
8MP ultrawidef/2.412mm1/4.0"1.12µm
5MP depthf/2.2
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MPf/2.452mm1.0µm
Main camera resolution5656x4240 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.9µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Front camera (secondary)24 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution5656x4240 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens32mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.9µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink
- Samsung Pay
- Dolby Atmos
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- 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
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3800 mAh2658 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.27W/kg (head) | 0.84W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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