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Product Review; Samsung Galaxy S10 vrs iPhone XS Max

Written by The Haymaker

The biggest rivalry in the Smartphone market space has been shared over the years by Samsung and Apple. It’s as if this rivalry is the only noticeable unparalleled pound-for-pound reactive trend in the Smartphone industry.

These two smartphone titans, diverge greatly than they converge. It is within this rhythm that annually, the market share value is keenly contested by these two heavyweights — Samsung and Apple.

Each year, the most anticipated comparisons swing between these two giants. 2019 has not been different from this bell-ring effect.
Samsung has launched its Galaxy S-Series liner: S0e, S10 and S10+.

Let’s look at a quick comparison between Samung Galaxy S10+ and iPhone XS Max.

S10+ base specifications: — 8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage (expandable), triple back cameras (12MP+12MP+16MP), two front facing cameras (10MP+8MP) running on Android Pie (9) on top of Samsung One UI. It is also powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. With 6.4 inches Dynamic AMOLED display, it comes with insane 522 ppi(pixel per inch).

Apple’s last year flagship iPhone XS Max base specification: — 64GB internal (non-expandable) and 4GB RAM, two back cameras (12MP+12MP) and one front facing camera (7MP). It is powered by A12 Bionic Chipset running on iOS 12.0. With 6.5 inches OLED display, it comes with beautiful 458 ppi.

It is of no doubt that Apple’s iPhone liner is more powerful in terms of software processing and has been future proof than that of Samung Galaxy’s series due to the latter’s delay in getting updates for its software.

The pricing point for the base model of S10+ is $1000 while that of iPhone XS Max is also $1000.

But with the latest version of Samsung’s One UI on top of Android, how do these two stand toe-to-toe in terms of real world performance? Or do specs sheet necessarily translate into actual performance when measured against each other?

By: Abeiku Arhin Tsiwah

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