15 March 2019
Samsung Galaxy S10 is the latest premium handset in the market and obviously the hottest competitors to some existing high-end devices. And, this competition becomes ferocious when it collides with one of the best performers from Apple. We are talking about the iPhone XS that has is considered as a solid upgrade over an already great phone, so you can assume the level of stiffness in this competition.
We aren’t comparing them on the basis of their specifications but if you want to know the minute differences then you must learn what goes behind the Galaxy S10 vs iPhone XS. We are actually here for a performance comparison which will be done using a speed test. Yes, both these devices undergo a speed test to know which one performs faster when fed by similar tasks in real time. One specification comparison that matters here is the type of processor and the associated RAM sizes.
70.4 x 149.9 x 8.6 mm
6.1 inches - 3040x1440 px
70.9 x 143.6 x 7.7 mm
5.8 inches - 2436x1125 px
Both the phones have the latest processor with them, while the Galaxy S10 uses the Snapdragon 855 processor, the iPhone XS has Apple A12 processor. Also, the Galaxy S10 has a greater RAM over the iPhone XS. While the Apple A12 uses the hexa-core CPU – 2 performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores, the Snapdragon 855 is an octa-core processor.
The YouTuber going by his channel name MW Technology has taken these two high-end devices to offer a speed test comparison between the two. First off, he shares some synthetic benchmark results which you can refer to later on. But, let’s just see what we are here for, the speed test.
The YouTuber starts with opening their respective camera app and clearly both win here. He then opens up the YouTube and Twitter apps in which the Galaxy S10 clearly wins. However, iPhone XS took the lead when Instagram and Spotify apps were opened up. So, these were some mixed results. In fact, there is a negligible difference in the snappiness in other scenarios.
Coming to the gaming apps, the iPhone XS takes the lead here by opening up faster than the Galaxy S10. Let's watch the video and decide.
- 6.1-inch Quad HD+ (3040 × 1440 pixels) Curved Dynamic AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 640 GPU
- 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
- 128GB/512GB storage (UFS 2.1), expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
- Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Single / Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
- 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.4-f/1.5 variable aperture, OIS, 12MP Telephoto lens.16MP 123° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture
- 10MP Dual Pixel front-facing camera with 80° wide-angle lens, f/1.9 aperture, secondary 8MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture
- Water and dust resistant (IP68)
- Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 4×4 MIMO, Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
- 3,400mAh battery with fast Charging
- 5.8-inch (2436 x 1125 pixels) OLED 458ppi Super Retina HDR display, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical) 3D Touch
- Six-core A12 Bionic 64-bit 7nm processor with four-core GPU, Next-generation Neural Engine
- 64GB, 256GB, 512GB storage options
- iOS 12
- Water and dust resistant (IP68)
- Dual SIM (nano + eSIM / physical SIM in China)
- 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8) and telephoto (f/2.4) cameras, Dual optical image stabilization, Optical zoom
- 7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording, Retina Flash
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with Qi wireless charging, fast charging, up to 12 hours of internet use