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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S vs Apple iPhone XS Max 64GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S vs Apple iPhone XS Max 64GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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Compare Apple iPhone XS Max X13Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
5.6"
AMOLED

1440x2560

16
MP

3.7mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Quad

3000
mAh

(Removable)

vs
Compare Samsung Galaxy Note Edge X20Apple iPhone XS Max 64GB
Apple iPhone XS Max 64GB
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 Apple iPhone XS Max 64GB

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 phone! Comment!


13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915SvsiPhone XS Max 64GB
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 128GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 20%20%
+Lighter
174 grams (6.09 ounces)vs208 grams (7.28 ounces)
 10%10%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2560 pixelsvs1242x2688 pixels
 15%15%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
525 PPIvs456 PPI
 78%78%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
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 (front-mounted)vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
TemperaturevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
HumidityvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
UV radiationvsNot supported
Advantage
+Removable battery can be replaced easily
Li-Ion (Removable)vsLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported

20 Advantages Apple iPhone XS Max 64GB
iPhone XS Max 64GBvsGalaxy Note Edge SM-N915S
 6%6%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.25Ghz 64bit Hexa-Corevs2.7Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
 33%33%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
4GB LPDDR4Xvs3GB LPDDR3
 116%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
64GB (54GB user available)vs32GB (25GB user available)
 8%8%
+Thinner
7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Stainless steel body, front/back glassvsAluminum body, front glass, plastic back
 16%16%
+Larger screen
6.5"vs5.6"
 51%51%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12 megapixels + 12MPvs(back) 16 megapixels
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
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo/video on both camerasvsHDR photo/video only main camera
 2%2%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.55" inchesvs1/2.6" inches
 22%22%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.8 (aperture)vsf/2.2 (aperture)
 92%92%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 7.1 megapixelsvs(front) 3.7 megapixels
 2 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face recognition (unlock)vsNot supported
 6%6%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3174 mAhvs3000 mAh
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.1 version A2DP
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

24 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
16 million
OIS: Optical stabilization
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
Micro-B USB - MHL-3 / Proprietary TV-out
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
NFC
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go / USB 2.0 Proprietary connector
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3 / Scratch-resistant glass
+ 16 COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915SApple iPhone XS Max 64GB
BrandSamsungApple
ModelGalaxy Note Edge SM-N915SiPhone XS Max 64GB
Also known asSK Telecom Galaxy Note Edge N915SiPhone Xs Max A1921, A2101, A2102, A2104
Country or region where it's soldSouth KoreaVarious (International)
Release dateNovember, 2014September, 2018
Depth8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)82.4 x 151.3 millimeters (3.24 x 5.96 in)77.4 x 157.5 millimeters (3.05 x 6.2 in)
Weight174 grams (6.09 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, front glass, plastic backStainless 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 Note Edge SM-N915SApple iPhone XS Max 64GB
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.4 KitKatiOS 12
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallowfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915SApple iPhone XS Max 64GB
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 Pro (28nm)64bit - Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)
CPU processor2.7Ghz Quad-Core Krait 450Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.25Ghz Dual-Core Vortex
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Tempest
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 420Apple GPU MP4
RAM memory3GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (25GB user available)
eMMC 5.0
64GB (54GB user available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915SApple iPhone XS Max 64GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.6" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels1242x2688 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)525 PPI456 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Scratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915SApple iPhone XS Max 64GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandTri-Band 900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 2100All models:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A2104 model:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 20)LTE Cat16

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)

VoLTE
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, 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/upload300/50 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915SApple iPhone XS Max 64GB
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915SApple iPhone XS Max 64GB
Main camera16 megapixels(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP f/2.4 52mm 1.0µm
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps
FlashLED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2.6" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915SApple iPhone XS Max 64GB
Front camera3.7 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1440 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915SApple iPhone XS Max 64GB
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915SApple iPhone XS Max 64GB
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector
TV outputMicro-B USB - MHL-3Proprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
Bluetooth4.1 version A2DP5.0 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)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915SApple iPhone XS Max 64GB
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
Barometer
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
SpO2
UV radiation
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face recognition (unlock)
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- Samsung TouchWiz UX
- S Pen stylus
- S-Voice natural language
- Dropbox 50GB
- Samsung Gear S compatible
- ANT+ support
- 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 Note Edge SM-N915SApple iPhone XS Max 64GB
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Battery capacity3000 mAh3174 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)18Wfeature not registered
Talk time1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day1500 minutes | 25 hours | 1 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915SApple iPhone XS Max 64GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.34 W/Kg (head) | 0.67 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered