Comparison between:
- nubia Z17S
- nubia Z18
- Apple iPhone XS Max
- Samsung Galaxy S9+ Exynos

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

nubia Z17Snubia Z18Apple iPhone XS MaxSamsung Galaxy S9+ Exynos
nubia Z17S
Prices
nubia Z18
Prices
Apple iPhone XS Max
Prices
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Exynos
Model aliasNX595JNX606JA2101
A2104
Galaxy S9 Plus Exynos
SM-G965F
G965F
SM-G965N
G965N

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width72.68 mm
7.27 cm
0.24 ft
2.86 in
72.54 mm
7.25 cm
0.24 ft
2.86 in
77.4 mm
7.74 cm
0.25 ft
3.05 in
73.8 mm
7.38 cm
0.24 ft
2.91 in
Height147.46 mm
14.75 cm
0.48 ft
5.81 in
148.58 mm
14.86 cm
0.49 ft
5.85 in
157.5 mm
15.75 cm
0.52 ft
6.2 in
158.1 mm
15.81 cm
0.52 ft
6.22 in
Thickness8.5 mm
0.85 cm
0.03 ft
0.33 in
8.55 mm
0.86 cm
0.03 ft
0.34 in
7.9 mm
0.79 cm
0.03 ft
0.31 in
8.5 mm
0.85 cm
0.03 ft
0.33 in
Weight170 g
0.37 lbs
6 oz
172 g
0.38 lbs
6.07 oz
208 g
0.46 lbs
7.34 oz
189 g
0.42 lbs
6.67 oz
Volume91.1 cm³
5.53 in³
92.15 cm³
5.6 in³
96.3 cm³
5.85 in³
99.18 cm³
6.02 in³
ColorsBlack
Blue
Black
Red
Blue
Silver
Gray
Gold
Black
Lilac
Gray
Blue
Gold
Red
Body materialsMetal
Glass
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Stainless steel
Glass
Glass
Aluminium alloy
CertificationIP67-IP68IP68

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards2211
Features--Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)
--Dual SIM - nano-SIM and eSIM
Dual nano-SIM - market dependent
-

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHzCDMA 800 MHzCDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
-
CDMA2000--1xEV-DO Rev. A-
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 800 MHz (B20)
LTE 1900+ MHz (B25)
LTE 800 MHz (B26)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz de (B29)
LTE 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (B66)
LTE 600 MHz (B71)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 16
LTE-A
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 8.1 OreoiOS 12Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
User interface (UI)nubia 5.1nubia 6.0-Experience 9.0

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81Samsung Exynos 9 9810
Process technology10 nm10 nm7 nm10 nm
CPU4x 2.45 GHz Kryo 280, 4x 1.9 GHz Kryo 2804x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 3852x 2.5 GHz Vortex, 4x 1.59 GHz Tempest4x 2.7 GHz Exynos M3 Mongoose, 4x 1.79 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)32 KB + 32 KB32 KB + 32 KB128 KB + 128 KB-
Level 2 cache memory (L2)3072 KB
3 MB
1536 KB
1.5 MB
8192 KB
8 MB
-
Level 3 cache memory (L3)-2048 KB
2 MB
-4096 KB
4 MB
CPU cores8868
CPU frequency2450 MHz2800 MHz2500 MHz2700 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 630-ARM Mali-G72 MP18
GPU cores--418
GPU frequency710 MHz710 MHz1100 MHz572 MHz
RAM capacity6 GB
8 GB
6 GB
8 GB
4 GB6 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency1866 MHz1866 MHz-1794 MHz
--M12 motion coprocessor
Neural engine (8-core design)
-

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage64 GB
128 GB
64 GB
128 GB
64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
UFS 2.1UFS 2.1-UFS 2.1

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

Types---microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSJDI IPSOLEDSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size5.73 in
145.54 mm
14.55 cm
5.99 in
152.15 mm
15.21 cm
6.5 in
165.1 mm
16.51 cm
6.2 in
157.48 mm
15.75 cm
Width2.68 in
68.1 mm
6.81 cm
2.68 in
68.04 mm
6.8 cm
2.73 in
69.25 mm
6.93 cm
2.71 in
68.89 mm
6.89 cm
Height5.06 in
128.63 mm
12.86 cm
5.36 in
136.08 mm
13.61 cm
5.9 in
149.87 mm
14.99 cm
5.58 in
141.61 mm
14.16 cm
Aspect ratio1.889:12:1
2:1 (18:9)
2.164:12.056:1
Resolution1080 x 2040 pixels1080 x 2160 pixels1242 x 2688 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel density403 ppi
158 ppcm
403 ppi
158 ppcm
456 ppi
179 ppcm
531 ppi
208 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area81.99 %86.19 %85.41 %83.88 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass
LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon)
96% NTSC
Display manufacturer - Japan Display Inc.
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.5D curved glass screen
LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon)
1500:1 contrast ratio
500 cd/m²
96% NTSC
Super Retina display
True Tone display
Force Touch
120 Hz touch-sensing
1000000:1 contrast ratio
625 cd/m²
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Dolby Vision
HDR10
Wide Color display (P3)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dual Edge display
Always-On Display
VR headset support
HDR10

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Infrared face recognition sensor
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Heart rate
Iris sensor

Primary camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed at its back and is used for taking photos and recording videos.

Sensor modelSony IMX362 Exmor RS--Samsung SAK2L3
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOSISOCELL
ISO100 - 12800---
Aperturef/1.8f/1.6f/1.8f/1.5 - 2.4
Focal length---4.3 mm
Flash typeDual LEDDual LED-Dual LED
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4608 x 3456 pixels
15.93 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps60 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Sensor size - 1/2.55"
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Dual Pixel AF
Phase detection
Secondary rear camera - 23 MP (monochrome)
Sensor model - Sony IMX318 Exmor RS (#2)
Sensor type - CMOS (#2)
Sensor size - 5.49 x 4.11 mm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.0 (#2)
2x Optical zoom (#2)
6-element lens
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
PDAF + CAF dual-mode focus
6-element lens
720p @ 960 fps
Secondary rear camera - 24 MP
Aperture size - f/1.6 (#2)
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Flash type - Quad LED
6-element lens
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 28 mm
1080p @ 240 fps
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (telephoto)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
6-element lens (#2)
OIS (#2)
Sensor size - 1/2.55"
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Object tracking AF
Smart OIS
High CRI LED flash
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 26 mm
Wide-angle lens - 77°
2160p @ 60 fps
1080p @ 240 fps
720p @ 960 fps
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (telephoto)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 52 mm (#2)

Secondary camera

Secondary cameras are placed above the screen of the device and are usually used for video calls, gesture recognition, etc.

Sensor model---Samsung S5K3H1
Sensor typeCMOS BSI-CMOS BSI-
Aperturef/2.2f/2f/2.2f/1.7
Focal length---2.92 mm
Image resolution2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps60 fps30 fps
3-element lens
Wide-angle lens - 80°
Secondary front camera - 5 MP
Pixel size - 1.12 μm
Face recognition
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 32 mm
720p @ 240 fps
Sensor size - 1/3.6"
Pixel size - 1.22 μm
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 25 mm
Wide-angle lens - 80°
Auto HDR

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
DTS
Smart PA
Headphone adapter
Dolby Surround 7.1
DTS
Smart PA
Headphone adapter
Dolby Digital Plus
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility
384 kHz / 32-bit
Dolby Atmos

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYes-NoYes

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
2x2 MiMO-2x2 MiMOVHT80 MU-MiMO
1024-QAM

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.15.05.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-C-USB Type-C
Version2.02.02.03.1
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackNoNoNoYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AC3
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AIFF
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
XMF

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
ASF

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity3100 mAh3450 mAh3174 mAh3500 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-IonLi-Polymer
2G talk time--25 h
1500 min
1 days
-
3G talk time--25 h
1500 min
1 days
-
Charger output power9 V / 2 A5 V / 3 A
9 V / 2 A
12 V / 1.5 A
-5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
Quick charge technologyQualcomm quick Charge 3.0NeoCharge 2.5--
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
26W charger-Qi wireless chargingQi/PMA wireless charging

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)--0.99 W/kg0.294 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)--0.99 W/kg1.35 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)--1.16 W/kg0.23 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)--1.17 W/kg0.58 W/kg
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