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Samsung Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GB vs Apple iPhone XS (512GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy M30 vs Apple iPhone XS phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Apple iPhone XS X09Samsung Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GB
Samsung Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GB
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

13
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

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Compare Samsung Galaxy M30 X20Apple iPhone XS (512GB)
Apple iPhone XS (512GB)
5.8"
AMOLED

1125x2436

12
MP

7.1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2658
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Apple iPhone XS (512GB)

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!


09 Advantages Samsung Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GB
Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBvsiPhone XS (512GB)
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 2%2%
+Lighter
174 grams (6.09 ounces)vs177 grams (6.2 ounces)
 10%10%
+Larger screen
6.4"vs5.8"
 125%100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 16MPvs(front) 7.1MP
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 (rear-mounted)vsNot supported
 88%88%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
5000 mAhvs2658 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

20 Advantages Apple iPhone XS (512GB)
iPhone XS (512GB)vsGalaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GB
 13%13%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.25Ghz 64bit Hexa-Corevs1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 9 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
512GB (498GB user available)vs64GB (50GB user available)
Advantage
+Fastest write and read storage
NVMe (SSD)vseMMC 5.1
 10%10%
+Thinner
7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Stainless steel body, front/back glassvsPlastic body, front glass
 8%8%
+Higher resolution screen
1125x2436 pixelsvs1080x2340 pixels
 15%15%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
463 PPIvs403 PPI
 5%5%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12MP + 12MPvs(triple camera) 13MP + 5MP + 5MP
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
+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
 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)
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 71%71%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
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
+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

25 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
Super AMOLED
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face unlock
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
5.0 version A2DP/LE
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go / USB 2.0 Proprietary connector
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBApple iPhone XS (512GB)
ModelGalaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBiPhone XS (512GB)
Also known asGalaxy M30 SM-M305F/Dual-Sim 4GB RAM + 64GBiPhone Xs A1920, A2097, A2098, A2100
Country or region availableIndiaVarious (International)Various (International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateMarch, 2019September, 2018
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)75.1 x 159 millimeters (2.96 x 6.26 in)70.9 x 143.6 millimeters (2.79 x 5.65 in)
Weight174 grams (6.09 ounces)177 grams (6.2 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic 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 M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBApple iPhone XS (512GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoiOS 12
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 13
HardwareSamsung Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBApple iPhone XS (512GB)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)64bit - Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.25Ghz Dual-Core Vortex
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Tempest
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2Apple GPU MP4
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (50GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
512GB (498GB user available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBApple iPhone XS (512GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels1125x2436 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI463 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBApple iPhone XS (512GB)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
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/5G networkLTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)
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 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
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBApple iPhone XS (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 M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBApple iPhone XS (512GB)
Main camera(triple camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawide (f/2.2 12mm)
5MP depth sensor (f/2.2)
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP f/2.4 52mm 1.0µm
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps
FlashLED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital 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
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBApple iPhone XS (512GB)
Front camera16 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBApple iPhone XS (512GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBApple iPhone XS (512GB)
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 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
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBApple iPhone XS (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
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Black, Blue
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- Dolby Atmos sound
- 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 M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBApple iPhone XS (512GB)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Battery capacity5000 mAh2658 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15Wfeature not registered
Talk time1860 minutes | 31 hours | 1.3 days1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/DS 64GBApple iPhone XS (512GB)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.409 W/Kg (head)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered