Apple iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

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Display

Display size

6.5 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1242 x 2688 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Pixel density

458 ppi
392 ppi

Technology

OLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

84.29 %
80.51 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
24 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: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
10 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.9"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera

 
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Fourth camera

 
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Depth information

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 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)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

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

Front

7 megapixels
24 megapixels

Features

Wide Angle, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)
6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 inches (162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.46 oz (183 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

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

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Black, Pink, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

Lightning
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

 
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660

Processor

Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Apple 4-core GPU
Adreno 512

RAM

4 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

512 GB, not expandable
128 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
108.9 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

iOS (12.x)
Android (8.0 Oreo), Samsung Experience 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; MIMO, 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

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

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

3179 mAh
3800 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

25.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

65.00 hours
112.00 hours

Video playback

15.00 hours
19.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 12, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

FCC ID value: BCG-E3219A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA920F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.00 W/kg
0.24 W/kg

Body

1.00 W/kg
0.84 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.52 W/kg
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.00 W/kg
1.40 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.95 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
Charger, USB cable, Headphones, SIM removal tool, Documentation

MSRP price

$ 1449
 
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