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Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Apple iPhone XS Max

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

6.4 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 403 PPI
2688 x 1242 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 458 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

85.24 %
84.29 %

Peak brightness:

625 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor:

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Mali-G72 MP3
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM:

4GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, available to use: 107 GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI
iOS (15.x, 14.x, 13.x, 12.x)

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
3179 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

25 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

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

Front:

25 MP
7 MP (Wide Angle, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.24 x 2.93 x 0.30 inches (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm)
6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)

Weight:

5.86 oz (166.0 g)
7.34 oz (208.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
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)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Lightning

Features:

Charging
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Feb 11, 2019
Sep 12, 2018

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA505F
BCG-E3219A

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.34 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Body:

0.45 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.44 W/kg
1.52 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.20 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Phablet:

1.07 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 350
$ 1099

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Feb 25, 2019
Sep 12, 2018
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