With so many great smartphones out there, it’s really difficult to make a decision when you are trying to find the best smartphone for you. Of course, every person is different and has specific needs. However,there are a few smartphone models that have marked 2018 and they will stay on top of many lists in 2019 too. Samsung S9 and iPhone XS are two of these models that have grabbed the attention of the public. If you want to be sure that you have made the right decision, you should learn more about the performance, characteristics, and capabilities of these phones.
Samsung fans, and even people who are not big fans of this brand are always excited when a new S-series model is being introduced to the market. We have witnessed the same interest last year when The Galaxy S9 was introduced. It’s worth mentioning that this phone is one of the Android smartphones that has the longest list of features. It’s a device with incredible specifications and an impressive AMOLED display. Another thing that many people like about Samsung S9 is that you can take amazing photos even in low light. This time, the device doesn’t have a notch that covers a part of the screen.
When it comes to the positive sides of Samsung S9 we would like to mention that this model is cheaper compared to iPhone XS. The dual aperture camera is also probably better than the one found in iPhone XS. To keep the device safer and more protected, the creators have added multiple authentication options. Of course, Samsung Galaxy S9 repairs are less costly compared to the ones related to iPhone XS.
Some people may say that the battery life of this phone could be better, but you can always buy a power bank and extend the life of your battery. Additionally, charging this device is fast. Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a Bixby Button a special voice assistant that can help you search different things on your phone. However, it seems that this button often misinterprets the searches and needs to be polished.
We should start this short review by saying that this is the most powerful iPhone so far. It comes equipped with the unique A12 Bionic chip. iPhone XS is featuring a 5.8-inch screen and a beautiful body made of durable materials. Another good thing about this phone is that it has powerful stereo speakers. Instead of a classic fingerprint sensor, iPhone XS relies on the special FaceID technology. This model has solid cameras with a few unique features.
Another thing that we would like to point out about iPhone XS is that you can use 120 Hertz touch sensing display. Just like other high-end models, this model comes with a virtual assistant known as Siri, but users say that Google Assistant does a much better job than Siri. Oddly, iPhone has decided to remove the fingerprint sensor completely from this model.
Samsung S9 Vs iPhone XS – Comparison
When it comes to appearance and basic features, iPhone XS and Samsung S9 are not very different. For example, they both come with metal and glass industrial designs. It’s obvious that the designers have tried to get the best screen to body ratio in these models. iPhone XS and Samsung S9 have IP86 resistance standards, stereo speakers, wireless charging and few other things in common.
Of course, there are many things that make these smartphones different. As you know, Samsung
phones use the Android operating system and this time the S9 model comes with Android 8.0 Oreo. On the other hand, iPhone XS comes with the latest iOS 12. RAM-wise both phones come with 4GB RAM as well as 64GB internal storage even though iPhone XS can be upgraded to 512GB (Samsung S9 can be upgraded to 256GB).
There’s a significant difference between the cameras of these smartphones. Galaxy S9 comes with a single camera equipped with dual apertures. iPhone XS has dual cameras. Each of these phones has cameras that have amazing features. Even though we’ve said that some users are complaining about the battery life, the truth is that Galaxy S9 has a 3000mAh battery while iPhone XS has a 2716mAh
battery. The security options you have with Samsung S9 include face unlock, iris scanner and fingerprint scanner while iPhone XS comes only with face unlock feature, but they claim that this feature has been improved.
Finally, we should mention the price of these incredible devices. When they were introduced on the market for the first time, the difference was not so obvious. However, after a while, the price of Samsung S9 dropped significantly. This means that when we compare the price with the performance of these devices, it seems that Samsung S9 is a better option.