iPhone XS vs Galaxy S10: what's the difference?

Samsung presented the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ – its line of flagships 2019. Galaxy S10 should compete

iPhone XS, because it is filled with the best technology at the moment.

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For the Galaxy S10, Samsung has improved all the basic functions. But does this make the Galaxy S10 a worthy competitor to the iPhone XS? Let's figure it out together.


Both smartphones look great, and it justifies their cost. The Galaxy S10 has a more modern design, since there is no dredging on the screen. However, he left a small frame at the bottom of the screen.

iPhone XS wins in terms of frames, because he has them steel. Steel frames are stronger than aluminum in the Galaxy S10. Both smartphones are water and dust protected by IP68 certification.


  • iPhone XS - 5.8-inch True Tone OLED, 2688 x 1242 pixels (458ppi), 3D Touch, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 3D Touch
  • Galaxy S10 - 6.1-inch rounded Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED, 1440 x 3040 pixels (550ppi), HDR10, Dynamic AMOLED

The Galaxy S10 display is larger than the iPhone XS display. Both displays look great and are the best on the market. However, the iPhone XS screen has a notch on top, while the S10 has a unique design - the display has only a small cutout for the front camera. In addition, he has a higher resolution, but it is unlikely to be very noticeable.

The S10 display is rounded at the edges, and the iPhone XS has a flat OLED panel. The brightness of the Galaxy S10's AMOLED panel reaches 1200 nits, which is more than the iPhone XS.


  • iPhone XS - 7nm A12 Bionic
  • Galaxy S10 - 7nm Snapdragon 855 or 8nm Exynos 9820

In the US, the Galaxy S10 will have a 7nm Snapdragon processor855, and in other countries - 8nm Exynos 9820. The new processor has become better in terms of performance and economy, but it is still not as powerful as the A12 Bionic. Apple has a great team that deals with processors, and it sets the highest limits of the past few years.

The Snapdragon 855 has a more powerful Adreno 640 graphics processor, but that’s not important, because Android doesn’t have as many good games as iOS does.


  • iPhone XS - Dual 12 MP camera with f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture, optical image stabilization for both lenses, Smart HDR, Focus Pixels, portrait mode and custom depth level
  • Galaxy S10 – Triple camera, main 12 MPdual aperture lens f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture, optical image stabilization; additional wide-angle 16 MP f/2.2 lens; third telephoto lens 12 MP f/2.4 with optical image stabilization, 2x zoom, Auto HDR, Super Speed ​​Dual Pixel, Live Focus with customizable bokeh effect

The Galaxy S10 has a triple main camera, and the iPhone XS has a dual one. Both smartphones have 12 megapixel main lenses, but the S10 has a double aperture, which is very good for shooting in low light.

The Galaxy S10 and iPhone XS have additional telephoto lenses with optical image stabilization and a two-time zoom.

The Galaxy S10 has a third wide 16 MP lens, like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the LG flagships. Apple should add the same to the updated iPhone XS Max 2019.

The front of the Galaxy S10 10 MP f / 1.9 lens for selfie, and the iPhone XS - 7 MP TrueDepth camera. S10 selfies are better, especially in low light. In addition, this is the first smartphone that can record 4K video on the front camera.

Not everyone will be delighted with the processing system.selfie on the Galaxy S10, as it imposes a smoothing effect on the face. The iPhone XS also uses a "beauty filter", but it is not as intrusive as Samsung.

Samsung introduced a new stabilization technology for Super Steady video, but we still don’t know how good it is. In addition, the S10 can record video in the HDR10, which the iPhone XS is not capable of.


  • iPhone XS - 64/256/512 GB
  • Galaxy S10 - 128/512 GB, microSD connector

This is another area in which Galaxy wins.S10. Even the basic version of the smartphone 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory. In addition, there is a slot for a microSD memory card, so that the memory can be increased. For comparison, the basic version of the iPhone XS still contains 64 GB of memory, which is too little for a smartphone for a thousand dollars.

The iPhone XS has only 4 GB of RAM, which should be enough for most users, but this is still a plus in the direction of S10.

Biometric authentication

  • iPhone XS - Face ID
  • Galaxy S10 - Fingerprint scanner in the display, face recognition

Apple is the only company that fullyrefused fingerprint scanners for their smartphones. The iPhone XS has only a Face ID. Although the technology has become faster and more accurate, in terms of speed, it still doesn’t compare with the second-generation Touch ID.

Samsung took the best of both worlds, adding both a fingerprint scanner and face recognition.

Face Detection on the Galaxy S10 much fasterFace ID, but technology is less secure. There is also a fingerprint scanner built into the display. It’s not as fast as the Galaxy Note 9 and OnePlus 6, but better than nothing.


  • iPhone XS - SIM / eSIM, Gigabit LTE, Wi-Fi ac MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, VoLTE, NFC with read mode
  • Galaxy S10 - Dual SIM, Cat 20. LTE (2 GB / s), Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, VoLTE, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack

Here, the Galaxy S10 is also an obvious winner. The smartphone has an LTE modem with a speed of up to 2 GB / s - twice as much as the iPhone XS. Other technologies at the smartphone are also better, including Wi-Fi 6.

For comparison, the iPhone XS only supportsgigabit LTE, which means its speed is much lower. It does not support Wi-Fi 6, but so far it is not so important, because most users at home have Wi-Fi ac routers.

The Galaxy S10 also has a headphone jack, while the iPhone XS has only a Lightning connector.


  • iPhone XS - 2658 mAh
  • Galaxy S10 - 3400 mAh

The Galaxy S10 battery is much more powerful than theiPhone XS, i.e. It should work much longer. However, the S10 also has a more expensive display, which greatly affects the power consumption. However, the S10 should work either as much or a little longer than the iPhone XS.

Galaxy S10 wins in terms of charging speed. Samsung hasn't improved the speed of wired charging, but the S10 at least comes with a 15 watt power adapter, not 5 watts like the iPhone XS.

Both smartphones support wireless charging standard Qi, but here the Galaxy S10 also wins, because it can be charged at a speed of 12 watts. This is better than 7.5 watts on the iPhone XS.

In addition, the S10 supports reverseWireless charging with which you can charge Galaxy buds headphones and other accessories. Using the function, you can charge other smartphones, but this is not very practical. You can even charge your Galaxy S10 and simultaneously charge another device from it.


In the USA, both the Galaxy S10 and the iPhone XS cost from $ 899. Despite the same price, the Galaxy S10 is the best deal thanks to numerous discounts from Samsung and partners.