Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy A40

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Display

Display size

5.8 inches
5.9 inches

Resolution

1125 x 2436 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

459 ppi
437 ppi

Technology

OLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

82.35 %
85.73 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

Quad LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 megapixels
25 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)
5.68 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (144.3 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
 

Biometrics

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

Colors

Gray, Silver
Black, Pink, Blue, White

Multimedia

Headphones

Lightning
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

 
Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885

Processor

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Apple 3-core GPU
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

256 GB, not expandable
64 GB

Available to use

 
49.4 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x)
Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

USB charging
Mass storage device

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

2716 mAh
3100 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 9 hours; LTE: 11 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours

Music playback

60.00 hours
62.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
14.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Mar 08, 2019

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA405FN link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.51 W/kg

Body

 
0.46 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.02 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.61 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
 

MSRP price

$ 1149
 
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