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Samsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900U vs Apple iPhone XS Max 512GB

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

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Compare Apple iPhone XS Max X12Samsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900U
Samsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900U
7.3"
AMOLED

1536x2152

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4380
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Samsung Galaxy Fold X10Apple iPhone XS Max 512GB
Apple iPhone XS Max 512GB
6.5"
AMOLED

1242x2688

12
MP

7.1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3174
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900U

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!


12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900U
Galaxy Fold SM-F900UvsiPhone XS Max 512GB
 28%28%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.25Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
 2 times100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
12GB LPDDR4Xvs4GB LPDDR4X
 12%12%
+Larger screen
7.3"vs6.5"
 67%67%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MPvs(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasvsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
 20%20%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/1.8 (aperture)
 155%100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(dual front camera) 10MP + 8MPvs(front) 7.1MP
 95%95%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
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 (side-mounted)vsNot supported
 38%38%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4380 mAhvs3174 mAh
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorvsUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector

10 Advantages Apple iPhone XS Max 512GB
iPhone XS Max 512GBvsGalaxy Fold SM-F900U
Advantage
+Fastest write and read storage
NVMe (SSD)vsUFS 2.1
Advantage
+More resistant material
Stainless steel body, front/back glassvsAluminum body, front glass
 1%1%
+Higher resolution screen
1242x2688 pixelsvs1536x2152 pixels
 26%26%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
456 PPIvs362 PPI
Advantage
+The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Quad-LED flashvsLED flash
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Proprietary TV-outvsNot 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

28 Common items in both devices
512GB (492GB user available) / 512GB (498GB user available)
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
1/2.55" inches
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Li-Ion (Non removable) / LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
5.0 version A2DP/LE
NFC
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900UApple iPhone XS Max 512GB
ModelGalaxy Fold SM-F900UiPhone XS Max 512GB
Also known asGalaxy Fold F900U, Samsung WinneriPhone Xs Max A1921, A2101, A2102, A2104
Country or region availableUSAVarious (International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateApril, 2019September, 2018
Depthfeature not registered7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)feature not registered77.4 x 157.5 millimeters (3.05 x 6.2 in)
Weightfeature not registered208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, front glassStainless steel body, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900UApple iPhone XS Max 512GB
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 12
Firmware updatefeature not registerediOS 13
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900UApple iPhone XS Max 512GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)64bit - Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.25Ghz Dual-Core Vortex
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Tempest
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640Apple GPU MP4
RAM memory12GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage512GB (492GB user available)
UFS 2.1
512GB (498GB user available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900UApple iPhone XS Max 512GB
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size7.3" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratiofeature not registered~85.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1536x2152 pixels1242x2688 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)362 PPI456 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900UApple iPhone XS Max 512GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
All models:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A2104 model:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat20 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
LTE 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)
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, 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 networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload2000/150 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900UApple iPhone XS Max 512GB
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
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900UApple iPhone XS Max 512GB
Main camera(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.6" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
16MP ultrawide (f/2.2, 12mm)
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP f/2.4 52mm 1.0µm
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps
FlashLED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
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
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900UApple iPhone XS Max 512GB
Front camera(dual front camera)
10 megapixels
8MP depth sensor (f/1.9)
7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900UApple iPhone XS Max 512GB
RadioNot supportedNot 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
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900UApple iPhone XS Max 512GB
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900UApple iPhone XS Max 512GB
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
Hall effect
Fingerprint (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Black, Space Silver, Martian Green, Astro Blue
- Cover display: 4.6 inches HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9)
- Cover camera: 10MP (f/2.2)
- Samsung DeX
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung Pay
- ANT+
- 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
- Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900UApple iPhone XS Max 512GB
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Battery capacity4380 mAh3174 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)18Wfeature not registered
Talk timefeature not registered1500 minutes | 25 hours | 1 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy Fold SM-F900UApple iPhone XS Max 512GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered