In announcing the new iPhone XS, Apple dropped the smartphone that will be aiming to be the king. It’s going up against some impressive competition, most notably Samsung’s impressive Galaxy S9.
Apple and Samsung have a rivalry that dates back many years and pitting their 2018 flagships continues the contentious head-to-head battle.
There’s a lot to love about each phone as they offer the best Android and iOS has to offer. It’s too early to make a choice right now, but you can check out the spec comparison down below and see which one you prefer between the iPhone XS and Galaxy S9.
|Apple - iPhone XS||Samsung - Galaxy S9|
|Display Size||5.8-inch, 1125 x 2436 pixel display (463 ppi)||5.8-inch, 1440 x 2960 pixel display (568 ppi)|
|Display Type||Super Retina HD display||Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED|
|Operating System||iOS 12 (at launch)||Android 8 (Oreo) at launch|
|Processor||A12 Bionic chip||10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)|
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP||12MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||7MP||8MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2mbps)|
|Height||5.65 inches (14.35 cm)||147.7 mm (5.81 inches)|
|Width||2.79 inches (70.9 mm)||68.7 mm (2.70 inches)|
|Depth||0.30 inches (7.6 mm)||8.5 mm (0.33 inches)|
|Weight||6.24 oz (177 g)||163 g (5.75 oz)|
|Colors||Gold, Silver, Space Gray||Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple|
|Supported Audio Formats||AAC‑LC, HE‑AAC, HE‑AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC‑3), Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC‑3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF|
|Supported Video Formats||HEVC, H.264, MPEG‑4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|