Comparison between:
- Apple iPhone XS Max
- nubia Z17
- nubia Z17S
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Exynos

Brand and model

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

Apple iPhone XS Maxnubia Z17nubia Z17SSamsung Galaxy S7 Edge Exynos
Apple iPhone XS Max
Prices
nubia Z17
Prices
nubia Z17S
Prices
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Exynos
Prices
Model aliasA2101
A2104
NX563JNX595JSM-G935D
G935D
SM-G935F
G935F
SM-G935J
G935J
SM-G935K
G935K
SM-G935L
G935L
SM-G935S
G-935S

Design

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

Width77.4 mm
7.74 cm
0.25 ft
3.05 in
72.38 mm
7.24 cm
0.24 ft
2.85 in
72.68 mm
7.27 cm
0.24 ft
2.86 in
72.6 mm
7.26 cm
0.24 ft
2.86 in
Height157.5 mm
15.75 cm
0.52 ft
6.2 in
152.6 mm
15.26 cm
0.5 ft
6.01 in
147.46 mm
14.75 cm
0.48 ft
5.81 in
150.9 mm
15.09 cm
0.5 ft
5.94 in
Thickness7.9 mm
0.79 cm
0.03 ft
0.31 in
7.6 mm
0.76 cm
0.02 ft
0.3 in
8.5 mm
0.85 cm
0.03 ft
0.33 in
7.7 mm
0.77 cm
0.03 ft
0.3 in
Weight208 g
0.46 lbs
7.34 oz
173 g
0.38 lbs
6.1 oz
170 g
0.37 lbs
6 oz
157 g
0.35 lbs
5.54 oz
Volume96.3 cm³
5.85 in³
83.94 cm³
5.1 in³
91.1 cm³
5.53 in³
84.36 cm³
5.12 in³
ColorsSilver
Gray
Gold
Gold
Black
Red
Blue
Black
Blue
Black
Gold
Silver
White
Body materialsStainless steel
Glass
MetalMetal
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
CertificationIP68IP67IP67IP68

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 cards1221
FeaturesDual 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
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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 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA 800 MHzCDMA 800 MHz-
CDMA20001xEV-DO Rev. A---
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
-
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 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 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 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 800 MHz
LTE 850 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 700 MHz (B12)
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 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)

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 16
LTE-A
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 9

Operating system

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

Operating system (OS)iOS 12Android 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
User interface (UI)-nubia 5.0nubia 5.1Edge UX

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.

SoCApple A12 Bionic APL1W81Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890
Process technology7 nm10 nm10 nm14 nm
CPU2x 2.5 GHz Vortex, 4x 1.59 GHz Tempest4x 2.45 GHz Kryo 280, 4x 1.9 GHz Kryo 2804x 2.45 GHz Kryo 280, 4x 1.9 GHz Kryo 2804x 2.3 GHz Exynos M1 Mongoose, 4x 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)128 KB + 128 KB32 KB + 32 KB32 KB + 32 KB-
Level 2 cache memory (L2)8192 KB
8 MB
3072 KB
3 MB
3072 KB
3 MB
-
CPU cores6888
CPU frequency2500 MHz2450 MHz2450 MHz2300 MHz
GPU-Qualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 540ARM Mali-T880 MP12
GPU cores4--12
GPU frequency1100 MHz710 MHz710 MHz650 MHz
RAM capacity4 GB6 GB
8 GB
6 GB
8 GB
4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency-1866 MHz1866 MHz1794 MHz
M12 motion coprocessor
Neural engine (8-core design)
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Storage

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

Storage64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
64 GB
128 GB
64 GB
128 GB
32 GB
64 GB
-UFS 2.1UFS 2.1UFS 2.0

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/technologyOLEDIPSIPSSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size6.5 in
165.1 mm
16.51 cm
5.5 in
139.7 mm
13.97 cm
5.73 in
145.54 mm
14.55 cm
5.5 in
139.7 mm
13.97 cm
Width2.73 in
69.25 mm
6.93 cm
2.7 in
68.49 mm
6.85 cm
2.68 in
68.1 mm
6.81 cm
2.7 in
68.49 mm
6.85 cm
Height5.9 in
149.87 mm
14.99 cm
4.79 in
121.76 mm
12.18 cm
5.06 in
128.63 mm
12.86 cm
4.79 in
121.76 mm
12.18 cm
Aspect ratio2.164:11.778:1
16:9
1.889:11.778:1
16:9
Resolution1242 x 2688 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 2040 pixels1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density456 ppi
179 ppcm
401 ppi
157 ppcm
403 ppi
158 ppcm
534 ppi
209 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area85.41 %75.74 %81.99 %76.37 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
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
LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon)
1500:1 contrast ratio
450 cd/m²
96% NTSC
Corning Gorilla Glass
LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon)
96% NTSC
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Dual Edge display
Always-On Display

Sensors

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

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Infrared face recognition sensor
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Heart rate
-Fingerprint sensor model - Fingerprint Cards FPC1035--

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 model--Sony IMX362 Exmor RSSony IMX260 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOSCMOS
ISO-100 - 12800100 - 12800-
Aperturef/1.8f/1.8f/1.8f/1.7
Focal length-4.36 mm-4.2 mm
Flash type-Dual LEDDual LEDLED
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 FPS60 fps30 fps30 fps30 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
Macro mode
RAW
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
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
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
Macro mode
RAW
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
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
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
Available also with Samsung S5K2L1 (ISOCELL)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Object tracking AF
Smart OIS
1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 120 fps

Secondary camera

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

Sensor model-Sony IMX371 Exmor RS-Samsung S5K4E6
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOSCMOS BSIISOCELL
Sensor size---3.2 x 2.4 mm
0.16 in
Pixel size---1.25 µm
0.00125 mm
Crop factor---10.82
Aperturef/2.2f/2f/2.2f/1.7
Focal length-3.52 mm-2.1 mm
22.71 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Image resolution3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
4608 x 3456 pixels
15.93 MP
2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS60 fps30 fps30 fps30 fps
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 32 mm
720p @ 240 fps
Sensor size - 1/3"
Pixel size - 1.0 μm
5-element lens
Wide-angle lens - 80°
3-element lens
Wide-angle lens - 80°
Secondary front camera - 5 MP
Auto HDR

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
LoudspeakerLoudspeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Dolby Digital Plus
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility
D-Bass
Dolby Atmos
Smart PA
Headphone adapter
DTS
Smart PA
Headphone adapter
Cirrus Logic CS47L91

Radio

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

RadioNo-YesNo

Tracking/Positioning

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

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

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
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
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
2x2 MiMO2x2 MiMO2x2 MiMO2x2 MiMO

Bluetooth

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

Version5.04.14.14.2
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 type-USB Type-CUSB Type-CMicro USB
Version2.02.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Host
Mass storage

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
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC

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
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AIFF
AAC
AAC+
AC3
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AC3
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
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
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
3GPP
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
Xvid
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.

Capacity3174 mAh3200 mAh3100 mAh3600 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Ion
2G talk time25 h
1500 min
1 days
---
3G talk time25 h
1500 min
1 days
---
Charger output power-5 V / 3 A
9 V / 2 A
12 V / 1.5 A
9 V / 2 A5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
Quick charge technology-Qualcomm quick Charge 3.0Qualcomm quick Charge 3.0-
FeaturesWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Qi wireless charging-26W chargerQi/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/kg--0.264 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)0.99 W/kg--1.43 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)1.16 W/kg--0.56 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)1.17 W/kg--0.66 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features-Water resistant-SM-G935F - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.264 W/kg; body - 1.430 W/kg
SM-G935F - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.560 W/kg; body - 0.660 W/kg
SM-G935K - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.559 W/kg; body - 0.847 W/kg
SM-G935L - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.559 W/kg; body - 0.847 W/kg
SM-G935S - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.559 W/kg; body - 0.847 W/kg
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