Apple iPhone Xs Max VS. Samsung Galaxy S8+: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Apple iPhone Xs Max VS. Samsung Galaxy S8+. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Devices

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
7.9
Cost-effectiveness
8.5
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
8.9
9.2
Performance & Hardware
8.4
7.8
Camera
8.6
8.1
Connectivity
8.4
8.2
Battery
7.1
6.4

Basics

Brand

Brand
Aliases
A2101
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Release Date

Release date
September 2018, 1 year ago
March 2017, 2 years ago
State
On Sale
On Sale

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
77.4 mm
157.5 mm
7.9 mm
73.4 mm
159.5 mm
8.1 mm
Weight
208 g
173 g
Usable surface
85 %
83 %
Materials
Glass, Stainless steel
Aluminium alloy, Glass
Resistance
IP68
IP68
Colors
Gold

Gray

Silver
Black

Gray

Silver

Screen

Diagonal
6.5"
6.2"
Type
Oled
Super Amoled HDR 10
Resolution
1242 x 2688 px
1440 x 2960 px
Density
456 Pixels per inch
529 Pixels per inch
Others
  • 120 Hz touch-sensing
  • 625 cd/m²
  • Bluelight Filter
  • Capacitive
  • Force Touch
  • Frameless
  • Full sRGB standard
  • HDR10
  • Ion-strengthtened glass
  • LED-backlit
  • Multi-touch
  • Notch
  • Wide screen notch
  • Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
  • Retina HD display
  • Scratch resistant
  • 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • 540 cd/m2
  • Capacitive
  • Color LED Notifications
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Dual Edge display
  • Force Touch
  • Frameless
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • Scratch resistant
  • Touch sensitive

Prototypes





Prototypes
Apple iPhone Xs Max
Print 3D Model
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Apple A12 Bionic
Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
CPU
Apple 2x ARMv8-A 2.38GHz 4x energy-efficient cores
4x2.3 GHz Exynos M2 Mongoose+ 4x1.7 GHz ARM Cortex A53
Type
Hexa-Core
Octa-Core
Frequency
2.5 GHz
2.3 GHz
64 Bits
Yes
Yes

Graphics

GPU
Apple 4core graphics processing unit + M12 motion
ARM Mali-G71 MP20

RAM

RAM
4 GB
4 GB

Antutu

Score
354.804 (Antutu v7)
Overall performance better than 95% of devices
194.971 (Antutu v7)
Overall performance better than 88% of devices

Storage

Capacity
64 GB
64 GB
SD Slot
No
Yes
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint
No
Yes, in the back

Sensors

Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Gravity
  • Gyroscope
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gravity
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart Rate
  • Iris scanner
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
No
Color LED Notifications

Camera

Main

Resolution
12.2 Mpx
12 Mpx
Pixel size
1.400 µm
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Sensor
Apple iSight X
Samsung S5K2L2
Type
CMOS BSI
ISOCELL
Aperture
f/1.8
f/1.7
Flash
Quad LED
Dual LED
Features
  • 4K Video
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Macro mode
  • Manual focus
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Optical zoom
  • Panorama
  • RAW
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
  • 4K Video
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital zoom
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Manual focus
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Panorama
  • RAW
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
Slow Motion Video
Yes
240 fps
Yes
240 fps
Optical Stabilisation
Yes
Yes

Selfie

Resolution
7.2 Mpx
8 Mpx

Connectivity

Networks

5G
-
-
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B14 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28 (700)
  • B29 (700)
  • B30 (2300)
  • B32 (1500)
  • B34 (TDD 2100)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B46 (TDD 900)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28 (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B42 (TDD 3500)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B33 (TD 1900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Dual Sim Dual Standby
Single Sim
Type
Nano SIM
eSIM
Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi MiMO
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • APT-x
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DID
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)

Navigation

Navigation
  • A-GPS
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • QZSS
  • A-GPS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • Proprietary
  • Charging
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.990 W/Kg on head
0.990 W/Kg on body
0.260 W/Kg on head
1.000 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

1.160 W/Kg on head
1.170 W/Kg on body
0.410 W/Kg on head
0.970 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • UMA
  • VoLTE
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Mirrorlink

Battery

Battery
Capacity
3174 mAh
3500 mAh
Type
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Others
Fast Charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast Charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging

Software

Software
Operating System
iOS 12
Android 9.0 Pie

Prices

Prices

Prices