Compare Apple iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note9

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Apple iPhone XS Max
Samsung Galaxy Note9
Network, supported bands and technologies
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM) - for ChinaGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
 CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600)LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 MbpsHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps
GPRSYesYes
EDGEYesYes
Release date
First presented2018, September2018, August
StatusSoon to arrive. Exp. release 2018, September 21stAvailable. Released 2018, August
Size and Dimensions
Measurements157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm (6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 in)161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
Weight208 g (7.34 oz)201 g (7.09 oz)
DesignbuildFront/back glass, stainless steel framebuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for ChinaSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 - IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)- IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)- Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
Display (type and size)
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.5 inches, 102.9 cm2 6.4 inches, 103.2 cm2
Resolution1242 x 2688 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio
MultitouchYesYes
ProtectionScratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coatingCorning Gorilla Glass 5
 - Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant- Wide color gamut display- 3D Touch display- True-tone display- 120 Hz touch-sensing- HDR10 compliant- Always-on display
System and processor information
OSiOS 12Android 8.1 (Oreo)
ChipsetApple A12 BionicExynos 9810 Octa - EMEAQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 - USA/LATAM, China
Central processing unitHexa-coreOcta-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEAOcta-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China
Graphics processing unitApple Graphics processing unit (4-core graphics)Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEAAdreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China
Memory bank
Slot for memory cardNomicroSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Built-in 4 GB RAM 64/256/512 GB512 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
Camera
Dual12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, 1.412 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55", 1.4
FeaturesQuad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Selfie Single7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6", 1.22
Selfie FeaturesHDRDual video call, Auto-HDR
Selfie Video1080p@60fps1440p@30fps
Sound
Different alarm typesVibration, proprietary ringtonesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Main speakerYes, with stereo soundYes, with stereo sound
3.5mm jackNoYes
 - noise cancellation feature- 32-bit/384kHz audio- noise cancellation feature
Communication
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFCYesYes
RadioNoNo
USB2.0, proprietary reversible connector3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Features
SensorsFace ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, barometerIris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, barometer, heart rate monitor, SpO2
MessagingiMessage, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push EmailSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5 (Safari)HTML5
 - quick battery charge: 50% in 30 min- Qi wireless charging- Siri dictation and cammands recognition- iCloud cloud service- MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player- MP4/H.265 player- Audio/video/photo editor- Document editor- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)- quick battery charge (Quick Charge 2.0)- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)- ANT+ support- Bixby dictation and cammands recognition- MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player- Photo/video editor- Document editor
Battery
 Built-in Li-Ion batteryBuilt-in Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Other
ColorsSpace Gray, Silver, GoldMetallic copper, Lavender purple, Ocean blue, Midnight black
PriceAbout 1250 EURAbout 1000 EUR