Apple iPhone XS vs Huawei P30

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Display

Display size

5.8 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution

1125 x 2436 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Aspect Ratio

19.5:9
19.5:9

Pixel density

459 ppi
422 ppi

Technology

OLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

82.64 %
85.83 %

Colors

 
16 777 216

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
40 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 3x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 80 mm

Third camera

 
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide, Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 17 mm

Flash

Quad LED
Dual LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Night mode, Scenes, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 megapixels
32 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
 

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)
5.87 x 2.81 x 0.30 inches (149.1 x 71.4 x 7.57 mm)

Weight

6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Splash; IP 53

Biometrics

3D Face unlock
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Keys

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
 

Colors

 
Breathing, Crystal aurora, Black

Multimedia

Headphones

Lightning
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
 

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
 

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
HiSilicon Kirin 980

Processor

Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A76 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Apple 4-core GPU
Mali-G76 MP10

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
6 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

512 GB, not expandable
128 GB

Storage expansion

 
Nano Memory (NM) up to 256 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

iOS (12.x)
Android (9.0 Pie), Huawei Emotion UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

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; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Yes
USB 3.1

Connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Charging connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

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
Huawei Pay

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T4
 

Cellular

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, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

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

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
EDGE, GPRS

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

2659 mAh
3650 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Huawei SuperCharge

Talk time

20.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 

Music playback

60.00 hours
 

Video playback

14.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Vibration
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Yes
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 12, 2018
Mar 27, 2019

FCC ID value: BCG-E3218A link
FCC ID value: QISELE-LX9 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.90 W/kg
0.53 W/kg

Body

0.99 W/kg
0.54 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.53 W/kg
1.04 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.99 W/kg
0.63 W/kg

Phablet

 
1.82 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
22.5W Charger, Type-C Cable, 3.5 mm Headset, TPU Protective Case, Quick Start Guide, SIM Removal Tool, Warranty Card

MSRP price

$ 1349
 

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 12, 2018
Mar 26, 2019
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