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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 XSamsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)15Points
Samsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)
7.3"
AMOLED

1536x2152

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4380
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
10PointsApple iPhone XS Max (512GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Fold X
Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
6.5"
AMOLED

1242x2688

12
MP

7.1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3174
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)

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 Fold (SM-F900U)15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)vsiPhone XS Max (512GB)10 Advantages Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core28%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.25Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
+12GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+6.9 millimeters (0.27 inches)12%
Thinner
vs7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
+7.3"12%
Larger screen
vs6.5"
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP67%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP
+PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
vsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
+f/1.5 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(dual front camera) 10MP + 8MP155%
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)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps17%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Best output for headset
vsproprietary audio output
+Fingerprint (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4380 mAh38%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3174 mAh
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
vsUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector
UFS 3.0vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage
263 grams (9.21 ounces)vs+208 grams (7.28 ounces)26%
Lighter
Aluminum frame, flexible plastic screen, glass backvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
1536x2152 pixelsvs+1242x2688 pixels1%
Higher resolution screen
362 PPIvs+456 PPI26%
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
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Proprietary TV-outAdvantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

29 Common items in both devices
512GB (462GB user free) / 512GB (498GB user free)
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+22 specs and more in the table below

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

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
ModelGalaxy Fold (SM-F900U)iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Fold F900U (Single-sim) Unlocked, Samsung WinneriPhone Xs Max A1921, A2101, A2102, A2104
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateApril, 2019September, 2018
Depth6.9 millimeters (0.27 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)117.9 x 160.9 millimeters (4.64 x 6.33 in)77.4 x 157.5 millimeters (3.05 x 6.2 in)
Weight263 grams (9.21 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, flexible plastic screen, glass backStainless 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 Fold (SM-F900U)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 12
Firmware updateAndroid 10iOS 13
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
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 (462GB user free)
UFS 3.0
512GB (498GB user free)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size7.3" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2152 pixels1242x2688 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)362 PPI456 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, 625 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 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 networkTD-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 networkLTE Cat18 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 66)
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 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, 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
CallingSamsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)Apple 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
CameraSamsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Back camera (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 1/3.1" 1.0µm)
(dual camera)
• 12 megapixels
• 12MP f/2.4 52mm 1.0µm
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
• 10 megapixels
• 8MP depth sensor (f/1.9 24mm 1.22µm)
7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens32mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)Apple 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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorproprietary 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-F900U)Apple 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
Face unlock
Fingerprint (side-mounted)
ANT+
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
- 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 supplySamsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
15W
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4380 mAh3174 mAh
Charger, watts• Fast battery charging
• Qi wireless charging
• Reverse wireless charging between devices
• 15W Fast battery charging
• Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
• USB Power Delivery
Talk time autonomy1920 minutes | 32 hours | 1.3 days1500 minutes | 25 hours | 1 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U)Apple iPhone XS Max (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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