First thoughts: iPhone 11, Pro and iPhone Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+

The iPhone 11 family has been announced! How does it compare to the Galaxy S10? Here are our initial impressions!
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56 Comments

15. bouraak

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 11, 2019

Okay, so from an objective point of view, the hardware (except for the 60 fps front camera and 3D face scan, which is no hot news) is better at Samsung. The only difference (not to say the advantage, because every user is accustomed to something else) is in the OS. This seems to me quite a few, considering the technology giant Apple is. Not to mention the price. If someone decides purely without considering OS, there is no possibility that they would not buy Samsung. SW tests like Antutu are irrelevant to me because I know from experience that OSs are prepared for this in advance, and in these test applications they turn functions on and off to get the best results.

20. gadgetpower

Posts: 155; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

The iphone is still the best. Just compare the number of sales between these phones in a few months and you can tell how many people like or don’t like.

24. bouraak

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 11, 2019

This was true 7-10 years ago, but Apple currently has strong competition, which has caught up with it relatively quickly. Today Apple is just a brand, formerly it was a sign of innovation, high technology and insight into the future. Sales are mostly from the USA, where users have often a smart home based on Apple devices, so for compatibility they must buy Apple. Nor is it a secret that in the USA there are a large percentage of sheep that buy Apple devices just because it is simply Apple, not for its SW, HW or anything else.

32. midan

Posts: 2868; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Sales are mostly from the USA, " Not true, there was just this week news about iPhone sales and from all the iPhone sales 35% comes from USA.

33. bouraak

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 11, 2019

USA - 55.55% Apple, 24.17% Samsung Canada - 52.97%, 27.87% Samsung Europe - 34.3% Samsung, 25,1% Apple Asia - 31.39% Samsung, 12.8% Apple Based on gs.statcounter.com for last 12 months. You can see that main brand in USA & Canada is Apple, main brand in Europe and Asia is Samsung. In In Europe there is a big competition by Huawei as a low cost well created devices.

48. oldskool50

Posts: 1531; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

He is gonna ignore that fact. The iPhone has always been the biggest seller in the US, because we have a system of debt. In countrioes where you must buy the phone outright, the sells are considerably less. We have tried to show him this and others the same, and they simply ignore the facts, because facts don't jive with their insistent on being purposely ignorant. You may as well be talkign to a doorknob. Asia has the biggest population for any single cultural group. I believe Hispanics are 2nd. In my 2nd home, which I have post many times, in the Philippines we have over 150M citizens, which is about the same as Canada. On average, Appel sells 800,000 to 1.1M phones in the Philippines every year since the iPhone 6. Before that they sold less than 750,000 per year. We don't have real post-pay plans here. In most cases, you must pay for the phones upfront and you post pay the plan, not the phone. The reason why is because, all phones sold here like Europe are unlocked. They don't offer monthly payments on phones, because since the phone is unlocked, you can use it with any SIM card. Midan does no understand this, because he is mentally incapable. In the USA, phones are locked until you pay them off. This binds you to you carrier until they release the phone So thus it is easy to keep you on monthly payment, and since we have a system of debt, where if you don't pay you can be ruined financially; it's easier to hold you to your agreement to pay. No country is every gonna exceed iPhone sells over the US, and it has nothing to do with the fact Apple is a US company. Canada also doesn't have a system of debt liek US, but they do have better incomes than most countries, so many can afford to pay ful price ofr their phone. But in Asia where a monthly income is > $400, no one is gonna be paying $1000+ for an iPhone. Also the iPhone XS max here cost equal to $1500USD. When you see someone here with an iPhone, is is always a much older model. Right now most people have an iPhone 6/6S or 7. An iPhone 6 right now brand new is over 19000PHP or roughly $370USD. That is expensive here vs the US.

52. JeffC73

Posts: 2; Member since: 4 days ago

I bet if the Google phone was the only Android phone just like the iPhone is the only Apple phone, Android would blow it out of the water. If there were 3rd party phone makers making "Apple" iOS phones I bet more people would buy them over an iPhone because they would have the same software and be cheaper. Just like the Pixel. The Pixel may be stock Android but people have options so they don't always buy Pixels. Yes The US buys more Iphones, because we have more money and have been convinced that it is a way better phone when in fact other manufactures build phones with the same quality if not better in some parts of the phone and it is the software that ultimately decides a decision. iOS is easy to use for some people that aren't tech savvy but Android offers capabilities that Apple will never catch up to. There is so much I do on my S10 for productivity and other means that my wife's iPhone could never do. (but it is all a preference. What she uses her phone for suits her perfectly... almost)

37. riteshrkm

Posts: 155; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

World's 1st n 2nd largest in terms of population hardly buy iPhone. So U know where the most sales go

28. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Yes iphone is great but for $1000, there are other phones with more features and less compromise. Don't close your eyes to the competition, it will make you a blind follower.

39. midan

Posts: 2868; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I'm sure most who are willing to pay $1000 for phone knows exactly what competion has to offer and they just think iPhone is the right choice. Usually people who buy iPhone likes the iOS experience, so i don't understand people who are saying you can get this and this cheaper. It doesn't matter if those phones can't run iOS, but sure if you don't need the best of the best this new iPhone 11 sounds very good deal!

49. oldskool50

Posts: 1531; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Usually peopel who buy an iPhone is because, they don't have another option for all the exclusive apps and media they have purchased from Apple. many of them don't know, that their music will play on Any Android phone and the videos will too if they download them. But the iOS apps, if they dopn't have an Android equal, they can't take them to another platform. If you ahve been with iOS since day one, the fact is switchign to Android is nearly imposible because you have to give up too much. The best thing about Android like Windows is, if you get tired of one OEM; you can switch to another and you can take 90% of what you have with you. Apple will never be able to match that because they pay exclusive devs to stay exclusive to Apple. Even though all of them will make more money on other platforms.

45. Vancetastic

Posts: 1302; Member since: May 17, 2017

It's the best because it sells more? Ok.

50. oldskool50

Posts: 1531; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

That's exactly what he believes. He doesn't understand that sells have very little to do with how great a product is. Yes sells is part of the whole scope. But as we told him, Toyota sells over 1M Camry's every year. No one is gonna argue that a Camry is not better than any model of Ferrari. With iOS the main reason Apple sells more is because they are the only seller. If Google could buy iOS and put it on the Pixel and sell it for $499, Apple would be out of business. But he can't see the facts, because his blinders are too big.

27. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Is it confirmed that iphone 11 pro will sell the 64gb for $1000? For 2019 that's a laughable base storage for a flagship.

35. midan

Posts: 2868; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

no-one force you to buy one ;)

36. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Still doesn't make it any less laughable..

46. Vancetastic

Posts: 1302; Member since: May 17, 2017

He's right. It's completely silly. It's ok to expect more from an expensive flagship, really.

51. oldskool50

Posts: 1531; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

And you can't even afford to buy one. So it doesn' matter how much it costs or how stupid it may be. But what peopel are truying to open your blinds eyes too is, since other OEM's are selling $1000 phones with 128GB or even 256GB of stoarge, regarless of whether you personally need it or not, we know apple can too. The fact you can't even agree with it, and your infamous punchline is the typical fanboy answer of "no one is forcing you to buy it"...guess what?! MILLIONS AREN'T GOING TOO. That means Apple will be selling tops 150M iPhones for this fiscal year.

47. oldskool50

Posts: 1531; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Comparing them side by side, actually shows just how far behind Apple is. I will NEVEr choose an iPhone over a galaxy S or Note device, but I will choose it over any phoen that runs Vanilla Android. When it comes to company's like LG, Sony, Motorola, Oppo and others, I would most certainly pic an iPhoen for sure. But I won't purchase any Android or iPhone over Samsung. Samsung has feature-rich devices that no OEM including and especially Apple can't exceed or equal. Sure, they all do one or two things better than each other. But no device on this planet equals the S and Note on any level whatsoever. A phoen with vanilla Android is boring like iOS. But I rather have the inconsistent cleaner looking UI on the iPhoen over those. But iOS UI has far to many compromises when you compare them to Samsung. Settings for me is a huge deal. Margues said it perfectly when he said, since the iPhone 11 highlight was it's camera, and how Apple claims to be aiming it towards the pros, then they should have moved the camera settings into the camera app. Like it has been on android since day one. Even after 12 firkkin years they still treat iOS like Mac OS/OSX. They put all the setting in the "control panel" and they act like they are scared to move it. if you are tryign to take a quick shot, where you need to make a quick setting change, having to leave the camera app and go to setting and then back is completely backwards and stupid. This is why Apple fans are so clueless. Even when you watch them use their phones, you can see their own frustrations from the stupid extra navigating your have to do. But the trolls swear by it.

53. Wazupmrg

Posts: 168; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Funny how you completely ignore the note 10+ which would crush the 11 max pro. But hey, we're used to this type of filtering from you guys

54. Deadeye

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

Samsung S10 is a better device for a better price. No competition here.

55. midan

Posts: 2868; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

You guys just have to somehow show that to people, because not many are buying S10, so what's the problem with S10? if it's so good why it isn't selling?

57. JeffC73

Posts: 2; Member since: 4 days ago

I love my S10 plus. Will never buy an iPhone. Samsung all the way

59. Hyundella

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 29, 2017

maybe in the US it isn't, but here every third person has one... the world does not revovle around the states, you know.

56. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

Mate 30 pro will bulldozer all phones to date

58. Hyundella

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 29, 2017

Beauties and the Beasts... don't worry iPhones there is still something human left inside you...
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