iPhone XS vs Galaxy S7

Which one is best for you?

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 was released two and a half years earlier than iPhone XS – so it has a tough job to match up to the newer model. It does have an OLED screen – but unlike its big brother, the S7 edge, or the later Galaxy models, this doesn’t curve into the edges. Put it side by side with iPhone XS and that’s the first thing you’ll notice – the newer model has a curved display that takes up almost all of the front of the phone.

iPhone XS has a few more advances, too. Its 12-megapixel camera, for one, is capable of 2x optical zoom, and comes with Portrait Mode, so you can up your selfie game with a range of lighting effects. That said, Galaxy S7 is still a quality phone, with a decent 12-megapixel camera. If you’re looking for a smaller phone that does the basics and does them well, it’s a good choice.

Still can’t decide? You can read more in our quick feature guide.

  • Apple

    iPhone XS

    • Create stunningly detailed images thanks to Smart HDR – or adjust depth of field to create professional looking portraits

    • See more with 60% greater dynamic range than its predecessor, iPhone X

    • Share your feelings with 3D Animoji that mirror your own expression

    • Enjoy a smoother gaming and streaming experience with the new A12 Bionic chip

    Buy the iPhone XS
  • Samsung

    Galaxy S7

    • Enjoy a smooth experience when playing games with a powerful Quad-core chip and Super AMOLED display

    • Travel light with a pocket-sized phone that weighs just 152 grams

    • Capture the action in fine detail with a 12-megapixel main camera

    • Take great selfies with the dedicated 5-megapixel front-facing camera

    Buy the Galaxy S7
Name iPhone XS Galaxy S7
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Display 5.8 inches 5.1 inches
Size and weight Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 192 grams
Height: 142.4 mm
Width: 69.6 mm
Depth: 7.9 mm
Weight: 152 grams
Rear camera Dual 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 7 MP 5 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24fps 2160p@30fps
Processor A12 bionic chip Exynos 8890
Battery 2658 mAh 3000 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
32 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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