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Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS) vs Apple iPhone XR (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Apple iPhone XR phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone XR XSamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)30Points
Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone XR (64GB)
6.1"
IPS

828x1792

12
MP

7.1mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2942
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/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 (SM-G980F/DS)30 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)vsiPhone XR (64GB)2 Advantages Apple iPhone XR (64GB)
+2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Core25%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.25Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
+8GB LPDDR5167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4X
+128GB (104GB available)93%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (54GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)19%
Lighter
vs194 grams (6.79 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)5%
Thinner
vs8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1440x3200 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
vs828x1792 pixels
+566 PPI75%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs324 PPI
+6.2"2%
Larger screen
vs6.1"
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+1/1.76" inches45%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 10MP42%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 7.1MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(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) 2000 Mbps95%
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
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh36%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2942 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) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(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) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + 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.
LED flashvs+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light

29 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
+22 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Apple iPhone XR (64GB)
ModelGalaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)iPhone XR (64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S20 4G-LTE G980F/Dual-Sim (Exynos, 8GB RAM) - GlobaliPhone XR A1984, A2105, A2106, A2107, A2108
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateMarch, 2020October, 2018
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)69.1 x 151.7 millimeters (2.72 x 5.97 in)75.7 x 150.9 millimeters (2.98 x 5.94 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)194 grams (6.79 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Apple iPhone XR (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10iOS 12
Firmware updatefeature not registerediOS 14
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Apple iPhone XR (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 memory8GB LPDDR53GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (104GB 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 (SM-G980F/DS)Apple iPhone XR (64GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size6.2" inches6.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~80% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)828x1792 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)566 PPI324 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Scratch-resistant glass
Display features120Hz, HDR10+60Hz, 625 nits
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Apple iPhone XR (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) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/200 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat9 (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)
VoLTE
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, UMTS, 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 (SM-G980F/DS)Apple iPhone XR (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 (SM-G980F/DS)Apple iPhone XR (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
12 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 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 autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital 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 (SM-G980F/DS)Apple iPhone XR (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 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 size1/3.2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Apple iPhone XR (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 (SM-G980F/DS)Apple iPhone XR (64GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)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) + 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 (SM-G980F/DS)Apple iPhone XR (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
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Blue, Black, White, Yellow, Red, Coral
- Face ID
- 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 (SM-G980F/DS)Apple iPhone XR (64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh2942 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomy1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day1500 minutes | 25 hours | 1 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Apple iPhone XR (64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.76W/kg (head) | 1.01W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.279W/kg (head) | 1.525W/kg (body)feature not registered
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