iPhone XS Max vs Galaxy S8 Plus

Which one is best for you?

iPhone XS Max and Samsung’s plus-sized 2017 release are both big, beautiful, feature-packed phones brimming with impressive tech.

The Galaxy S8+ incorporates Samsung’s Infinity Display, the 6.2-inch Super AMOLED screen curving round the edges of the phone. iPhone XS Max’s dazzling new OLED display measures a hefty 6.5 inches and is Apple’s most impressive screen to date.

Both phones boast awesome cameras. With the S8+, Samsung have sacrificed pixel density for brilliant low-light capability, while Apple have concentrated on in-camera processing, with some impressive tools to bolster iPhone Xs Max’s excellent dual-lens snapper. If you aspire to take professional looking photos with your phone, neither of these top-end models will disappoint.

If you’re struggling to decide between them, our handy quick feature guide will help you make the choice.

  • Apple

    iPhone XS Max

    • Take stunning professional pictures with iPhone XS Max’s feature-laden dual-lens camera, including Apple’s Smart HDR

    • See more on the gorgeous 6.5-inch OLED display – or multi-task with split screen view

    • Experience a smoother and more immersive gaming experience thanks to the powerful new A12 Bionic chip.

    • Personalise your favourite Animoji and add stickers and filters for even more fun

    Buy the XS Max
  • Samsung

    Galaxy S8 Plus

    • Get better photos with a camera that takes multiple images and automatically chooses the best for you

    • View crystal clear photos and videos on the gorgeous 6.2-inch curved Infinity display

    • Unlock your phone quickly and securely with a glance, using iris recognition

    • Access advanced features with ease thanks to the Bixby personal assistant

    Buy the Galaxy S8+
Name iPhone XS Max Galaxy S8 Plus
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Display 6.5 inches 6.2 inches
Size and weight Height: 157.5 mm
Width: 77.4 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 208 grams
Height: 159.5 mm
Width: 73.4 mm 
Depth: 8.1 mm
Weight: 173 grams
Rear camera Dual 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 7 MP 8 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24fps 2160p@30fps
Processor A12 Bionic Chip Exynos 8895
Battery 3174 mAh 3500 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
64 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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