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.

Display

Size

5.8 inches
5.8 inches
6.1 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

84.36 %
82.64 %
82.97 %

Peak brightness

 
625 cd/m2 (nit)
1000 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 630
Apple 4-core GPU
Adreno 630

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
64GB, not expandable
64GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2659 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

31.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)

Stand-by time

3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
15.6 days (374 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Internet use

3G: 11 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 
 

Music playback

51.00 hours
60.00 hours
 

Video playback

17.00 hours
14.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; 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 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
16 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

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

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording
HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
7 MP
8 MP

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
6.24 oz (177.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
5.71 oz (162.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light
 
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 720
$ 999
 


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