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Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos vs Apple iPhone XS

Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos on Amazon USA
Apple iPhone XS on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical features between smartphones, with the Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos on one side and the Apple iPhone XS on the other. The first has a processor with 8 cores, 8 threads, a maximale frequency of 2.9GHz. The second chips has a total of 6 cores, 6 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.5GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the amount of RAM memory, the date of first broadcast, the values obtained in Geekbench 4, as well as an average price.


Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos Apple iPhone XS
Model version(s) Samsung SM-G973F A1920, A2097, A2098, A2100
Release date Q1 2019 Q3 2018
Dimensions 5,90 x 2,77 x 0,31 in 5,65 x 2,79 x 0,30 in
Weight 5.54 oz 6.24 oz
Body Back glass,
Aluminum frame
Front and back glass,
frame in stainless steel
Screen size, colours 6.1 inches, 16M colours 5.8 inches, 16M colours
Screen type Dynamic AMOLED Super AMOLED
Resolution 1440 x 3040 pixels 1125 x 2436 pixels
Screen ratio 19:9 19.5:9
Density 550 ppi 458 ppi
Operating system Android 9.0 iOS 12
Processor Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9820 Apple A12 Bionic
Lithography 8 nm LPP 7 nm FinFET
Cores 8 6
Threads 8 6
Energy cores 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @ 1.95 GHz 4x Tempest @ 1.59 GHz
High performance cores 2x Exynos M4 @ 2.9 GHz
2x ARM Cortex-A75 @ 2.8 GHz
2x Vortex @ 2.49 GHz
GPU ARM Mali-G76 MP12 Apple A12 Bionic GPU
GPU execution units 12 4
GPU shading units 192 -
GPU clock rate 702 MHz -
GPU FP32 floating point 493 GFLOPS 487.5 GFLOPS
Memory 8 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Storage 128 / 512 GB 64 / 512 GB
Memory card Up to 1,000 GB -
Photo 12 MP, f/1,5-2,4, 26mm
12 MP, f/2,4, 52mm
16 MP, f/2,2, 12mm
12 MP, f/1,8, 26mm
12 MP, f/2,4, 52mm
Video 2160p30,
Front photo 10 MP, f/1,9, 26mm 7 MP, f/2,2, 32mm
Front video 2160p30,
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 2.0
Battery capacity 3,400 mAh 2,658 mAh
Battery type Non removable Li-Ion Non removable Li-Ion
Battery life (versatile use) ~ 12 hours ~ 12 hours and 10 minutes
TDP 9 W 5 W
Head SAR (US) - -
Body SAR (US) - -
DxOMark 109 105
AnTuTu 337,770 333,100
(Android 64-bit | iOS 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
4,290 4,758
(Android 64-bit | iOS 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
9,823 11,178
(Multi-core / price performance)
Performance / price ratio
11 pts / $ 14 pts / $
Note 4.1 / 5 4.2 / 5
Reviews 700 270
Amazon Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos Apple iPhone XS
New price on Amazon
$870 $820
Used price on Amazon
- $830
eBay Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos Apple iPhone XS
New price on eBay
$580 $650
Used price on eBay
$350 $430

We can easily compare the technical characteristics between these two smartphones. The phone Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos has more cores, the maximum frequency of Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos is greater. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos has a newer release date.

Price: prices can change over time. For technical reasons, they are not updated in real time. This is only an average of the results on the first page of each product, whether new or used. Shipping costs have not been integrated. To know the final price of the product, please go to the form of the shop. If no price is indicated, it means that we did not find any offers during the last update.

Autonomy: the autonomy given is the one for a versatile use with video playback, web browsing, various applications, games, photos, etc ...

Ratios: we first consider the average for the new price if available, the average for the used price otherwise.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two smartphones, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark softwares such as Geekbench 4.

AnTuTu - Total score
Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos 337,770
Apple iPhone XS 333,100

The difference is 1%.

AnTuTu is one of the most popular apps in the world to evaluate and compare the power of a mobile device with the competition. It tests above all the power of calculation, the display of Web pages, the modeling of decorations in 3D, the management of the memory, the transfer of data.

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - iOS 64-bit & Android 64-bit
Apple iPhone XS 4,758
Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos 4,290

In single core, the difference is 11%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 14%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

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