If you are looking for a productive Android phone on board, you probably have no better choice than Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ or its 5G variant. This is not the case if it is one of the most expensive smartphones. But is it worth asking for money? Is it worth it to buy it at such a high price before officially entering the world market? Well, one of the best ways to establish this is to compare with other expensive phones on the market. iPhone is a symbol of high-end phones, so we decided to compare it with the iPhone Xs Max. And given its higher price compared to the most important competitors of Android, we also chose the most expensive version of the S line: Galaxy S10 5G. Here’s a detailed comparison of Samsung’s most amazing top-level phones and Apple.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ against Apple iPhone Xs Max vs Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10+||Apple iPhone Xs Max||Samsung Galaxy S10 5G|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm, 196 g||157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm, 208 g||162.6 x 77.1 x 7.9 mm, 198 g|
|DISPLAY||6.8 inches, 1440 x 3040p (Quad HD +), dynamic AMOLED||6.5 inches, 1242 x 2688p (Full HD +), OLED||6.7 inches, 1440 x 3040p (Quad HD +), dynamic AMOLED|
|CPU||Samsung Exynos 9825, an octa-core processor with a frequency of 2.73 GHz||Apple A12 Bionic, 2.5 GHz hex processor||Samsung Exynos 9820 2.73 GHz or Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 2.8 GHz|
|MEMORY||12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB – micro SD slot||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 4 GB RAM, 256 GB – 4 GB RAM, 512 GB||8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 8 GB RAM, 512 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, one user interface||iOS 12||Android 9 Pie, one user interface|
|COMPOUND||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Quad 12 + 12 + 16 MP, f / 1.5-1.8-2.4 + f / 2.1 + f / 2.2 |
Front camera with a resolution of 10 megapixels / 2.2
| Dual 12 + 12 MP, f / 1.8 + f / 2.4 |
7 megapixel f / 2.2 front camera
| Camera Quad 12 + 12 + 16 MP + TOF, f / 1.5-2.4 + f / 2.4 + f / 2.2 |
Dual camera 10 MP + TOF f / 1.9 front camera
|BATTERY||4300 mAh, 45 W fast charge, 20 W fast wireless charge||3174 mAh, fast charging 15 W, Qi wireless charging||4500 mAh, 25 W fast charge with Qi 15 W wireless charging|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Hybrid dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging, IP68 waterproof||Dual SIM Card Slot, Waterproof (IP68), Face ID||Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging, waterproof IP68, 5G|
iPhone Xs Max offers the best materials (stainless steel frame instead of aluminum), the most symmetrical design and even the most compact size. Samsung on the other hand Galaxy Note 10+ has a higher screen-to-body ratio, but this is a very large phablet due to its huge display. Samsung Galaxy The S10 5G comes with a camera built into the display and has a higher screen-to-body ratio than the iPhone Xs Max, as well as smaller sizes than Galaxy Note 10+. There is no clear winner, it all depends on the taste of the user.
If I had to choose the best display, I would have no doubt: Samsung will win Galaxy Note 10+. It has a wider panel, it supports the S Pen, has excellent color reproduction and even comes with high resolution Quad HD + and the new Dynamic AMOLED technology. The only real advantage of the iPhone Xs Max display is the 120 Hz refresh rate, which makes user experience smoother and more convenient for gamers. But this big tag is not the most desirable thing on the phone, despite the fact that it contains great Face ID sensors besides a selfie snapper.
Hardware and software
Thanks to iOS 12 as the operating system, the iPhone Xs Max provides more reliable features with higher stability and incredible speed, despite the fact that its hardware department is inferior to both its competitors. Samsung takes second place Galaxy Note 10+ because it is equipped with an updated chipset in its European version: Exynos 9825, built at 7 nm, unlike the predecessor Exynos 9820, built at 8 nm. In addition, it supports S Pen and has more advanced software to increase productivity. Also keep in mind that Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is the only one that has micro SD for expanding internal memory (you can get up to 1 TB more). But Samsung Galaxy S10 5G can provide faster connectivity thanks to support for 5G networks, if you have 5G coverage, obviously.
Four-chamber camera from Galaxy Note 10+ is the best department for cameras in this troika. It is equipped with the Dual OIS function for amazing optical stabilization of both the main sensor and the telephoto lens. In addition, it is capable of recording stunning 4K video at 60 frames per second with HDR10 +. While Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ wins when it comes to the rear cameras, Galaxy The S10 5G has the most efficient front-facing cameras: dual setup with a bright 10MP lens and a TOF camera. The iPhone Xs Max is still one of the best camera phones, but it's disappointing compared to Samsung's flagships.
We believe that Samsung Galaxy The S10 5G will provide the longest battery life, at least when the 5G connection is disconnected. It has the largest battery: a huge 4,500 mAh unit, and it even supports reverse wireless charging. Samsung appeared right after that. Galaxy Note 10+ with a 4300 mAh battery, and since there is no 5G, we have no doubt about its effectiveness.
Samsung starting price Galaxy Note 10+ is 1100 euros / 1100 dollars, iPhone Xs Max – 1250 euros / 1100 dollars, and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G – from 1,160 euros / 1,099 dollars. In the end, if you do not need a 5G connection, we suggest that you choose Galaxy Note 10+ thanks to S Pen support, a larger and better display, high performance, micro SD support and more amazing cameras.
- Read more: check out the Samsung white paper Note 10 Hands on video
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ against Apple iPhone Xs Max vs Samsung Galaxy S10 5G: Pros and Cons
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
- Amazing and versatile cameras
- The best front camera
- Large battery
- Low level hardware
iPhone Xs Max
- High performance with iOS
- Stunning design and build quality
- Face id
- Smaller battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
- Amazing and large display
- Large battery
- S pen
- Great cameras
- Nothing special