Galaxy S10+ v/s iPhone Xs Max: Which one is better?
As the company's most advanced smartphones to date, Samsung has officially launched its S10 and S10+ models. The premium flagships come with industry-best AMOLED screens, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensors, more cameras, bigger batteries and pack the latest cutting-edge technologies. In fact, the larger S10+ is so powerful that it makes Apple's latest flagship iPhone Xs Max appear outdated. Here's why.
The S10+ offers an edge-to-edge, bezel-less screen with curved edges and a precision laser cutout for the dual selfie cameras. The phone has the premium metal-glass sandwich design (ceramic back also available) with IP68 dust and water-resistance. In comparison, the iPhone Xs Max retains iPhone X's wide notch and the same glass body with metal frame. Winner: Galaxy S10+ for its novel design.
The Galaxy S10+ sports a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display with a QHD+ (3040x1440 pixels) resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+ certification, and a peak brightness of 1,200 nits. In comparison, the iPhone Xs Max features a 6.5-inch Super Retina AMOLED display with a resolution of 2688x1242 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5.9. Winner: Galaxy S10+ for its brighter and sharper display.
The triple camera array on the S10+ features a 12MP (f/1.5-f/2.4) main sensor with dual pixel OIS, a 12MP (f/2.4) telephoto sensor with OIS, and a 16MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide angle sensor with a 123-degree field of view. The iPhone Xs Max gets a 12MP (f/1.8, OIS) wide-angle lens, paired with a 12MP (f/2.4, OIS) telephoto lens. Winner: S10+ for its advanced camera optics.
Up front, the S10+ has a dual camera setup featuring a 10MP (f/1.9) main sensor and 8MP (f/2.2) secondary sensor with dual pixel autofocus. In comparison, the iPhone Xs Max offers a 7MP (f/2.2) selfie camera. Winner: Galaxy S10+
The S10+ is powered by the Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820 processor, paired with up to 12GB of RAM and a massive 1TB of built-in storage which is further expandable by upto 512GB. The iPhone Xs Max runs on the A12 Bionic chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB/256GB/512GB of non-expandable storage. Winner: Galaxy S10+ for its gargantuan RAM and storage options.
While both flagships come with all the standard sensors, the S10+ boasts of the world's first ultrasonic in-display sensor and the iPhone Xs Max flaunts its Face ID (3D biometric setup). In terms of software, S10+ runs Android Pie-based One UI whereas iPhone Xs Max is backed by iOS 12. Winner: Tie because OS preference is subjective and both phones offer secure unlocking methods.
The S10+ packs a 4,100mAh battery whereas the iPhone Xs Max is backed by 3,174mAh battery. Moreover, while the Apple flagship supports wireless charging, the Samsung flagship offers faster wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging. Notably, S10+ also has a couple of other advantages - Wi-Fi 6 support and a headphone jack. Winner: Galaxy S10+ for packing the latest technologies.
The iPhone Xs Max costs Rs. 1,09,900 for the 64GB storage variant, Rs. 1,24,900 for the 256GB model and Rs. 1,24,900 for the 512GB storage option. In comparison, the Galaxy S10+ comes at a starting price of $999.99 (approx. Rs. 71,000)
Thanks to its premium build quality, industry-best display, top-of-the-line cameras, flagship performance, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, headphone jack and reverse charging, the Galaxy S10+ is a near perfect smartphone. Moreover, with an attractive price tag, the S10+ not only makes the latest and most powerful iPhone Xs Max appear outdated but also undesirable. Winner: Samsung Galaxy S10+, the new benchmark in smartphone space.