Comparison between:
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Exynos
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Exynos
- Apple iPhone XS Max
- Apple iPhone XS

Brand and model

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

Samsung Galaxy S9 ExynosSamsung Galaxy S8 ExynosApple iPhone XS MaxApple iPhone XS
Samsung Galaxy S9 Exynos
Prices
Samsung Galaxy S8 Exynos
Prices
Apple iPhone XS Max
Prices
Apple iPhone XS
Prices
Model aliasSM-G960F
G960F
SM-G960FD
G960FD
SM-G960N
G960N
SM-G950F
G950F
SM-G950FD
G950FD
A2101
A2104
A2097
A2100

Design

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

Width68.7 mm
6.87 cm
0.23 ft
2.7 in
68.1 mm
6.81 cm
0.22 ft
2.68 in
77.4 mm
7.74 cm
0.25 ft
3.05 in
70.9 mm
7.09 cm
0.23 ft
2.79 in
Height147.7 mm
14.77 cm
0.48 ft
5.81 in
148.9 mm
14.89 cm
0.49 ft
5.86 in
157.5 mm
15.75 cm
0.52 ft
6.2 in
143.6 mm
14.36 cm
0.47 ft
5.65 in
Thickness8.5 mm
0.85 cm
0.03 ft
0.33 in
8 mm
0.8 cm
0.03 ft
0.31 in
7.9 mm
0.79 cm
0.03 ft
0.31 in
7.7 mm
0.77 cm
0.03 ft
0.3 in
Weight163 g
0.36 lbs
5.75 oz
155 g
0.34 lbs
5.47 oz
208 g
0.46 lbs
7.34 oz
177 g
0.39 lbs
6.24 oz
Volume86.25 cm³
5.24 in³
81.12 cm³
4.93 in³
96.3 cm³
5.85 in³
78.4 cm³
4.76 in³
ColorsLilac
Gray
Blue
Black
Gold
Red
Black
Silver
Gold
Blue
Gray
Pink
Red
Silver
Gray
Gold
Silver
Gray
Gold
Body materialsGlass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Stainless steel
Glass
Stainless steel
Glass
CertificationIP68IP68IP68IP68

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 cards1111
FeaturesDual 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 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
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
CDMA--CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000--1xEV-DO Rev. A1xEV-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 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
UMTSUMTS 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
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 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)
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)
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 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)

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 18
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 16
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 16
LTE-A
EV-DO Rev. A
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 8.0 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
iOS 12iOS 12
User interface (UI)Experience 9.0
One
Experience 8.1--

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.

SoCSamsung Exynos 9 9810Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Process technology10 nm10 nm7 nm7 nm
CPU4x 2.7 GHz Exynos M3 Mongoose, 4x 1.79 GHz ARM Cortex-A554x 2.3 GHz Exynos M2 Mongoose, 4x 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A532x 2.5 GHz Vortex, 4x 1.59 GHz Tempest2x 2.5 GHz Vortex, 4x 1.59 GHz Tempest
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)--128 KB + 128 KB128 KB + 128 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)--8192 KB
8 MB
8192 KB
8 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)4096 KB
4 MB
---
CPU cores8866
CPU frequency2700 MHz2300 MHz2500 MHz2500 MHz
GPUARM Mali-G72 MP18ARM Mali-G71 MP20--
GPU cores182044
GPU frequency572 MHz546 MHz1100 MHz1100 MHz
RAM capacity4 GB4 GB4 GB4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency1794 MHz1794 MHz--
--M12 motion coprocessor
Neural engine (8-core design)
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
256 GB
64 GB64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
UFS 2.1UFS 2.1--

Memory cards

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

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
--

Display

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

Type/technologySuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLEDOLEDOLED
Diagonal size5.8 in
147.32 mm
14.73 cm
5.8 in
147.32 mm
14.73 cm
6.5 in
165.1 mm
16.51 cm
5.8 in
147.32 mm
14.73 cm
Width2.54 in
64.45 mm
6.44 cm
2.54 in
64.45 mm
6.44 cm
2.73 in
69.25 mm
6.93 cm
2.43 in
61.77 mm
6.18 cm
Height5.22 in
132.48 mm
13.25 cm
5.22 in
132.48 mm
13.25 cm
5.9 in
149.87 mm
14.99 cm
5.27 in
133.75 mm
13.37 cm
Aspect ratio2.056:12.056:12.164:12.165:1
Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels1242 x 2688 pixels1125 x 2436 pixels
Pixel density568 ppi
223 ppcm
568 ppi
223 ppcm
456 ppi
179 ppcm
463 ppi
181 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area84.41 %84.47 %85.41 %81.4 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dual Edge display
Always-On Display
VR headset support
HDR10
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dual Edge display
Always-On Display
540 cd/m²
90% DCI-P3
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)
Super Retina HD 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)

Sensors

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

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

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 modelSamsung SAK2L3Sony IMX333 Exmor RS--
Sensor typeISOCELLCMOSCMOSCMOS
Aperturef/1.5 - 2.4f/1.7f/1.8f/1.8
Focal length4.3 mm4.2 mm--
Flash typeDual LEDDual LED--
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 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 fps60 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
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
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
RAW
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 image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
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
Angle of view - 77°
2160p @ 60 fps
1080p @ 240 fps
720p @ 960 fps
Available also with Samsung S5K2L2 (ISOCELL)
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Sensor size - 1/2.55"
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Object tracking AF
Smart OIS
High CRI LED flash
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 26 mm
Angle of view - 77°
720p @ 240 fps
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)
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)

Secondary camera

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

Sensor modelSamsung S5K3H1Sony IMX320 Exmor RS--
Sensor type-CMOSCMOS BSICMOS BSI
Aperturef/1.7f/1.7f/2.2f/2.2
Focal length2.92 mm2.95 mm--
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
Video resolution2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps60 fps60 fps
Sensor size - 1/3.6"
Pixel size - 1.22 μm
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 25 mm
Angle of view - 80°
Auto HDR
Available also with Samsung S5K3H1
Sensor size - 1/3.6"
Pixel size - 1.22 μm
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 25 mm
Angle of view - 80°
Auto HDR
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 32 mm
720p @ 240 fps
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 32 mm
720p @ 240 fps

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
384 kHz / 32-bit
Dolby Atmos
192 kHz / 24-bitDolby Digital Plus
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility
Dolby Digital Plus
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

Radio

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

RadioNoNoNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

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

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

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
VHT80 MU-MiMO
1024-QAM
VHT80 MU-MiMO
1024-QAM
2x2 MiMO2x2 MiMO

Bluetooth

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

Version5.05.05.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE

USB

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

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-C--
Version3.13.12.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary

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 jackYesYesNoNo

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

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

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+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
XMF
LDAC
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
XMF
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AIFF
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AIFF

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

Battery

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

Capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh3174 mAh2658 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-IonLi-IonLi-Ion
2G talk time-29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
25 h
1500 min
1 days
20 h
1200 min
0.8 days
3G talk time-29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
25 h
1500 min
1 days
20 h
1200 min
0.8 days
Charger output power5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
--
FeaturesWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Qi/PMA wireless chargingQi/PMA wireless chargingQi wireless chargingQi 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)0.362 W/kg0.315 W/kg0.99 W/kg0.99 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)1.18 W/kg1.27 W/kg0.99 W/kg0.99 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)0.26 W/kg0.37 W/kg1.16 W/kg1.19 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)1 W/kg0.75 W/kg1.17 W/kg1.18 W/kg
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