Samsung Galaxy S10e v/s iPhone Xr: Which one is better?
Taking on Apple's iPhone Xr, Samsung has launched the Galaxy S10e alongside the premium Galaxy S10+ and S10 models. Both iPhone Xr and S10e offer the latest designs, industry-best features, and top-of-the-line performance. Further, compared to their premium siblings, they have been touted as more "affordable" by Apple and Samsung, making them worthy competitors. So, which one is better? Here's our detailed comparison.
Up front, the S10e model gets a flat Infinity-O display with ultra-slim bezels, dual rear cameras, and a side mounted fingerprint scanner. In comparison, the iPhone Xr gets an iPhone X-like notched display and a single rear camera. Further, the S10e comes with IP68-certified dust and water resistance whereas iPhone Xr is IP67-rated. Winner: Galaxy S10e for its bezel-less notch-less design.
The Galaxy S10e sports a 5.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen with a full-HD+ resolution, HDR10+ certification, and a peak brightness of 1,200 nits. On the other hand, the iPhone Xr offers a 6.1-inch "Liquid Retina" LCD display with a 1792x828 pixels resolution and support for Dolby Vision as well as HDR10. Winner: Galaxy S10e for its brighter, sharper display.
The Galaxy S10e sports a dual-rear camera setup comprising a 12MP (f/1.5-f/2.4) main sensor with dual aperture and dual pixel OIS and a 16MP (f/2.2) fixed focus ultra-wide angle sensor with a 123-degree field of view. The iPhone Xr gets a single 12MP (f/1.8) wide-angle camera with OIS, 5x digital zoom, and a Quad-LED flash. Winner: Galaxy S10e for overall better optics.
Talking of the selfie game, the Galaxy S10e gets a single 10MP (f/1.9) camera with dual pixel autofocus while the iPhone Xr settles for a 7MP (f/2.2) camera. Winner: Galaxy S10e for offering a wider aperture and more megapixels.
The S10e is powered by the Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820 processor, paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of built-in storage (expandable upto 512GB). In comparison, the iPhone Xr comes with a 7nm A12 Bionic chip, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of non-expandable storage. Winner: Galaxy S10e. While both the phones are backed by industry-leading processors, S10e offers more RAM and storage.
Both the phones come with all the standard sensors including a gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity sensor, and an ambient light sensor. However, iPhone Xr offers Face ID setup whereas Galaxy S10e gets a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Further, in terms of software, iPhone Xr runs iOS 12 while S10e operates on Android Pie-based One UI. Winner: iPhone Xr for its industry-best facial authentication system.
While both the phones offer the latest connectivity options such as dual-SIMs, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v5.0, and GPS/A-GPS, the S10e has two main advantages - Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and headphone jack. Further, while iPhone Xr is backed by 2,942mAh battery and supports wireless charging, the S10e gets a bigger 3,100mAh battery with support for two-way wireless charging. Winner: Galaxy S10e.
The iPhone Xr starts at Rs. 76,900 for the 64GB storage variant and goes up to Rs. 91,900 for the top-end 256GB storage model. In comparison, the S10e starts at $749.99 (approx. Rs. 53,300).
The iPhone Xr is a great device if you want to enter into Apple's ecosystem without paying premium prices but still want a flagship experience. However, compared to the Galaxy S10e, it simply loses on all battlegrounds. The S10e offers a newer design, improved cameras, premium built, better display, and top-of-the-line internals. And all this for an outstanding price. Winner: Samsung Galaxy S10e.