Apple iPhone XS vs Samsung Galaxy A40

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Display

Size

5.8 inches
5.9 inches

Resolution

2436 x 1125 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
459 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
437 PPI

Technology

OLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

82.64 %
85.73 %

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885

Processor

Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Apple 4-core GPU
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

4GB
4GB

Internal storage

64GB, not expandable
64GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2659 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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP
 

Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor
PDAF

Second camera

12 MP
5 MP

Features

Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor
Ultra-wide

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

7 MP
25 MP

Features

HDR
 

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)
5.69 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)
4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

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

Colors

Gold, Silver, Space gray
Black, Coral, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 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
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

 
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback

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; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors

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

Other

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

Shopping information

In The Box

EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
 

MSRP

$ 999
 
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