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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS) vs Apple iPhone XS (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 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 S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)21Points
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
5.8"
AMOLED

1125x2436

12
MP

7.1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2658
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)

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 S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)21 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)vsiPhone XS (64GB)8 Advantages Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
+2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Core25%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.25Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
+6GB LPDDR550%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+128GB (103GB available)91%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (54GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+6.5"12%
Larger screen
vs5.8"
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 8MP34%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP
+1/1.76" inches45%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 32MP4 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 7.1MP
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1800 Mbps76%
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 sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh69%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2658 mAh
+25W67%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs15W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
UFS 3.0vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
190 grams (6.65 ounces)vs+177 grams (6.2 ounces)7%
Lighter
8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)9%
Thinner
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic backvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1125x2436 pixels6%
Higher resolution screen
405 PPIvs+463 PPI14%
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+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

30 Common items in both devices
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
HDR10+ / Dolby Vision/HDR10
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+23 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
ModelGalaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)iPhone XS (64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S20 Fan Edition SM-G780F/Dual-Sim (4G LTE)iPhone Xs A1920, A2097, A2098, A2100
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateOctober, 2020September, 2018
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)74.5 x 159.8 millimeters (2.93 x 6.29 in)70.9 x 143.6 millimeters (2.79 x 5.65 in)
Weight190 grams (6.65 ounces)177 grams (6.2 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10iOS 12
Firmware updateAndroid 11iOS 14
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit - Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.25Ghz Dual-Core Vortex
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Tempest
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11Apple GPU MP4
RAM memory6GB LPDDR54GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
64GB (54GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1125x2436 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)405 PPI463 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display features120Hz, HDR10+60Hz, 625 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1800/200 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 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

A2100 model:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat19 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
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, 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), 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
CameraSamsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123º13mm1/3.0"1.12µm
8MP telephotof/2.476mm1/4.5"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MPf/2.452mm1.0µm
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
Zoomfeature not registeredDigital 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 S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens32mm lens
Sensor size1/2.74" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
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 S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®Proprietary TV-out
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Lavender, Mint, Navy, White, Red, Orange
- One UI 2.5
- Always-On Display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Tuned by AKG
- 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 S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh2658 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
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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