iPhone XS vs Galaxy S9 vs LG G7 specs comparison

iPhone XS vs Galaxy S9 vs LG G7 specs comparison
Apple's latest bread and butter - the iPhone Xr, XS, and the gargantuan XS Max - are now finally unveiled as Apple's headhitters for the 2018/2019 season, and from the looks of it, most Android manufacturers are in for lots of trouble.

Not only bugger but also meaner, the new iPhones are boasting super-fast hardware and the same sleek design that got shamelessly copied and imitated by almost all Android manufacturers.

The smallest iPhone, the iPhone XS, is very likely to be in the sweetest spot considering features, specs, size, and pricing, thus making it the prime candidate for being the most popular new iPhone around. Sure, the Xr is cheaper, but it's not an XS.

How good is the Xs, exactly, especially when compared with its rivals, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the LG G7 ThinQ? Should you be on the fence whether to upgrade or not, our timely specs comparison will undoubtedly come in handy in answering some vital hardware questions you all might have about this spectacular trio.

Apple iPhone XS vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs LG G7 ThinQ

Display

Display size

5.8 inches
5.8 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution

1125 x 2436 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels
1440 x 3120 pixels

Pixel density

459 ppi
568 ppi
563 ppi

Technology

OLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

82.64 %
84.36 %
82.97 %

Colors

 
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 
1000 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 30 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
 
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
 
Ultra-wide, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

Quad LED
LED
LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD)
3840x2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 megapixels
8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
6.03 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust
Water, Dust
Water, Dust

IP certified

IP 68
IP 68
IP 68

MIL-STD-810 certified

 
 
Yes

Biometrics

3D Face unlock
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Apple 4-core GPU
Adreno 630
Adreno 630

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

512 GB
256 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

 
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

OS

iOS (12.x)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (8.0 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

2659 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Talk time

20.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1297 min)
31.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1297 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1297 min)

Stand-by time

 
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)
15.6 days (374 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

 
11 hours
 

LTE

 
12 hours
 

Wi-Fi

 
14 hours
 

Music playback

60.00 hours
51.00 hours
 

Video playback

14.00 hours
17.00 hours
 

Cellular

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71
Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 13, 20, 28, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
Bands 46

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay
 

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 1349
$ 820
 



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14 Comments

1. Valinor

Posts: 157; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Omg, the X is the best selling iphone ever [not] Lets make another one thats even bigger because hey, People thought the X was cheap as hell, so why not 1 thats even pricier.

3. peace247 unregistered

fyi... in India, starting price of Xr is $1000+, Xs is $1400+, Xs max $1550+......lmao....what a joke.

9. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

In Canada the Xr starts at $1029. Plus you have to add an additional $100 if you want a fast charger with the cable and 3.5 mm audio dongle. So now the price of Apples cheapest iPhone Xr is $1129 Canadian dollars. I feel like Tim and company are telling me to just bend over and take it, and don't complain. Can anyone see my finger up in the air?

2. baldilocks

Posts: 1412; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Better double-check some of those specifications, PhoneArena.

6. YeahYeah

Posts: 246; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

I'll pick S9. Better design and beautiful

7. cmdacos

Posts: 3651; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

That A12 is bad ass but if the software and Ram management isn't improved it won't make much difference like we saw with a11

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30488; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said bro. My X refreshes everything.

8. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 142; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

I love my S9.

11. Wazupmrg

Posts: 123; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

So biased. Why not compare to the S9+ or Note 9?because you know the Xs would get killed. God this website is so bias

13. ColinW

Posts: 411; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

The S9 kills it, the S9 and Note really blows it out of the park.

12. Chris_ABN

Posts: 167; Member since: May 16, 2018

That A12 is looking like with that 7nm but I'll stick with my S9 Plus. Apple is the biggest scam artist in the world.

14. jyu2848

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

No more innovation. Nothing but gimmicks.

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