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

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy M30 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 M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)11Points
Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

13
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone XS (512GB)
5.8"
AMOLED

1125x2436

12
MP

7.1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2658
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone XS (512GB)

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Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)vsiPhone XS (512GB)19 Advantages Apple iPhone XS (512GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+174 grams (6.09 ounces)2%
Lighter
vs177 grams (6.2 ounces)
+6.4"10%
Larger screen
vs5.8"
+(front) 16MP125%
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
+5000 mAh88%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2658 mAh
+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
1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.25Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core18%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
64GB (50GB available)vs+512GB (498GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)10%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1125x2436 pixels8%
Higher resolution screen
403 PPIvs+463 PPI15%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(triple camera) 13MP + 5MP + 5MPvs+(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP5%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
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
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps71%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
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

26 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
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G+ LTE-A
+19 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 M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (512GB)
ModelGalaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)iPhone XS (512GB)
Other model namesGalaxy M30 SM-M305F/Dual-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)iPhone Xs A1920, A2097, A2098, A2100
Country or region availableIndia(Global, International)
India, (Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, 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, 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 M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (512GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoiOS 12
Firmware updateAndroid 10iOS 14
HardwareSamsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (512GB)
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 available)
eMMC 5.1
512GB (498GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)Apple 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)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels1125x2436 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI463 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, 625 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)Apple 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 (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/150 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 networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100All models:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A2100 model:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
Primary 4G 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 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 M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)Apple 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
CameraSamsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (512GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.212mm
5MP depthf/2.2
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MPf/2.452mm1.0µm
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (512GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 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 lengthfeature not registered32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)Apple 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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)Apple 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 + 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
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (512GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
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
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (512GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh2658 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomy1860 minutes | 31 hours | 1.3 days1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)Apple iPhone XS (512GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.409W/kg (head)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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