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Samsung Galaxy S9+ VS iPhone XS

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus VS Apple iPhone XS

After few weeks the release of the new Apple devices, it is almost a must to compare the iPhone XS with the Galaxy S9 Plus of Samsung, which is famous to be the biggest competitor of Apple in the Android scenario.

The iPhone XS is available from the 21th of September, while the Galaxy S9+ is been launched on the marketplace already the last 16th of March. In this article we will go to better understand the aspects that they have in common and the ones that are different.


Apple decided to keep the design of the last year. It is unquestionable, infact, that it was really appreciated by the users and by the competitor producers that tried to reproduce it on their smartphones.

The same thing we can say about Samsung, that with the Galaxy S8+ just moved the fingerprints’ reader from the right of the camera to the bottom of it, so to make it more accessible.

Both the devices are characterised by a high quality glass and by a metal body on the side profile. Overall the iPhone XS has a really more catchy aspect, while the Galaxy S9+ is focused on an easier look, but equally elegant.

Galaxy S9 Plus
Galaxy S9 Plus


The display of both the smartphones is surelly of a huge size. With 5,8 inches for the iPhone SX and 6,2 inches for the Galaxy S9+, they stand between the smartphones with the largest screen.

If for the design of the devices is more difficult to give an opinion because it is subjective, about the display I want to give the point to the Samsung’s device. The Galaxy S9+, infact, is one of the few alive smartphones without notch (the black notch on the top that has the camera and the frontal sensors).


Now it is clear that the double camera is a must in the high level devices and, sometimes, even in the medium level ones. Both have a resolution of 12 megapixels, but we can even releave some differences.

The camera of the iPhone XS automatically post-produces every pictures so to optimaze it according to the conditions. On the Galaxy S9+, instead, besides the AUTO mode it is possible to active the PRO mode so to independently manage the biggest part of the parameters.

Furthermore, the second camera of Samsung has a mechanic focal opening variable so to have a better performance especially in low light conditions. In both of the cases we are in front of excellent camera, that won’t surely disappoint in the daily usage.

iPhone XS
iPhone XS

Operating System

Here we are to the core of the difference between those two worlds, Apple and Samsung (or more in general Android). Here there is nothing to compare between the two devices, because they are both system already tested that give the same functionings.

Android allows a higher possibility to personalization, while iOS has a more minimalist aspect and it is better integrated with the device’s hardware.


This aspect could really make thhe difference, because we have a capacity of 2658 mAh for the iPhone XS and 3500 mAh for the Galaxy S9+.

By the way, it is important to don’t think too much about this data because the two devices come from two worlds really different, so they use differently the battery. Infact, it is possible to see with a simple test that the two smartphones can arrive to the same durability with a similar usage.


Let’s talk now about one of the most important point for the choise of the smartphone: the price.

Taking as reference the official websites Apple and Samsung the relative prices for the different memory’s storage are:

  • Apple iPhone XS 64GB: 1.189,00€
  • Apple iPhone XS 256GB: 1.359,00€
  • Apple iPhone XS 512GB: 1.589,00€
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64GB Dual SIM: 979,00€
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+ 256GB Dual SIM: 1.079,00€

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Apple iPhone XR

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