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Samsung S10 Plus vs iPhone XS: A comparison

By Finserv MARKETS - Sep 3,2019
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Samsung S10 Plus vs iPhone XS: A comparison
It is a fact universally acknowledged that Apple’s flagship iPhone XS Max is, by far, the best smartphone to come out in 2019. Most reputed tech journals have debated its pros and cons and concluded that the iPhone’s latest entrant in the smartphone market remains unparalleled.

That said, the recently released Samsung S10 Plus from the company’s impressive trio of 10th-anniversary smartphones, has come armed with specs that make it a worthy contender to Apple’s flagship phone and marks Samsung’s entry into the $1,000 club.

Ever since its advent, experts have compared the two and pondered how the iPhone can refashion and improve its pitch following Samsung’s example. But why should you buy Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus for roughly $999 (roughly Rs 70,000) when you can get an iPhone for slightly more ($1,099-$1,250)?

Let’s start with the basics

In the Samsung S10 Plus vs iPhone XS battle, it is best to remember that Apple’s phones aren’t built to withstand a category-by-category battle against Android’s best. But with respect to overall smartphone experiences, you cannot go wrong with either phone – both are super-sleek powerhouses.

The iPhone XS comes with two 12-megapixel rear cameras, a 7-megapixel front camera, a 7-megapixel front camera, and 256 gigabytes of storage. On several of these fronts, Samsung has outdone the latest iPhone, pushing devout Apple fanatics to consider making the switch in this battle of iPhone XS vs Samsung S10 Plus. iPhone dual SIM category phones now include iPhone XS too.

Several “iPhone or nothing” loyalists have arrived at a similar conclusion, having tested the Samsung S10+ which not only has a better camera, an operating system that’s more customisable, and more storage, but it’s also got some visionary state-of-the-art features that iPhone may soon look to imitate next season.

In the battle of iPhone XS vs Samsung S10 plus, even though iPhone XS still has the bigger screen – a 6.5inch display compared to Samsung’s 6.4 – the competition these days is hardly about the size. Now, it is mostly the finer details and innovation that makes consumers want to spend hefty sums of money. Dealing a blow to Apple’s beloved notched design, for example, Samsung’s display comes with a bezel strip that makes for an immersive viewing experience.

To give the Samsung Galaxy S10+ an extra edge over competitors including the Huawei P30 Pro, Google Pixel 3 and OnePlus 7 Pro, the Asian smartphone giant has packed its largest Galaxy model so far (6.4 inch display) with dizzying features that encourage greater customisation.

With AirPods and Face ID failing to establish Apple as the visionary it once was, Samsung has emerged as the one setting near-impossible targets and achieving them. This is why their two most comparable smartphones are now topping every list of the most high-end and functional devices in the market by mid-2019.

Lights, camera, Samsung!

To begin with, in the S10 plus vs iPhone XS battle, Samsung scores higher than Apple when it comes to camera quality and functions. Photographs taken on the S10+ are delectable to say the least.

It’s got three rear cameras (two 12-megapixel and one 16-megapixel for wide angles), two 10-megapixel front cameras) to take clean shots and more vibrant and versatile pictures. At the same time, the settings are easy to navigate, catering to amateur and professional photographers alike.

Comparatively, the iPhone XS opts for a pair of 12MP shooters, with a wide-angle at f/1.8 and telephoto at f/2.4 which is an excellent setup but makes for mediocre night shots.

Multitasking on the Samsung phone is a breeze as well

Inbuilt with 512 gigabytes of storage, the Samsung model further enables you to expand the phone’s memory using an external memory chip. This is a far cry from the 4GB RAM and 256GB of storage that iPhone XS offers on paper.

Having said that, the iPhone XS does have better Geekbench scores courtesy of its customised OS with respect to the hardware onboard. When we talk about processors in the iPhone XS vs S10 plus battle, there’s no more powerful smartphone processor than Apple’s A12 Bionic, although S10 Plus’ Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 comes close.

A big USP of the Samsung phone is that it comes with both facial recognition feature and fingerprint sensor to unlock it, in addition to the standard number, letter, or pattern passcode. This solves certain fundamental issues with Apple’s Face ID, during the night or without glasses. The availability of the fingerprint option also secures your phone better, especially from doppelgangers and twins.

Samsung surges ahead in the VR game

As if that weren’t enough, Samsung S10+ makes consumption of data feel futuristic like never before.

With its brand new Bixby Vision, you can now scan a movie billboard from the moving bus and watch it’s trailer in no time, learn your calorie intake while eating your cake, translate a street sign to your native language and buy the skirt your co-passenger on the subway is wearing!

It essentially makes use of a program that connects your reality to the internet using your phone’s camera. It must have taken some algorithmic gymnastics to make this happen but that has paid off- Bixby Vision seems to be the phone’s most impressive if not the most useful feature.

With the battle lines redrawn for the iPhone XS vs S10 Plus, the important thing to remember is you can make no mistake

Samsung and Apple have been going at each other’s flagship products since time immemorial but for the first time, Samsung has a good footing if not a lead in this renewed grudge match.

That said, the urge to use FaceTime and iMessage is completely understandable as is the affinity for iPhone’s sleek, stable and smart models. With iPhone Xs you know what you’re getting into, and as one critic put it, the iPhone XS is subdued but substantial.

But Samsung’s flagship phone is for the bravehearted and the adventurous. For Apple users, especially, Samsung S10 Plus offers a brand-new experience and plenty of features you never knew you needed but that ultimately comes in handy. Even the most loyal iPhone users will tell you that Samsung S10+ is far more customisable.

It allows you to place widgets on your home screen, it has five battery power modes and a night mode, besides several keyboard styles, which is why you may not even notice you’re missing an iPhone.

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Check out all the latest mobile models on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store along with their features and prices in India. So there you go. Now what are you waiting for? Go buy your favourite phone today!

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