iPhone XS vs Galaxy S8 Plus

Which one is best for you?

iPhone XS and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus are both great-looking phones with beautiful full-screen OLED displays – and either one is guaranteed to impress.

The S8 Plus is slightly larger – as you’d expect for a Plus model. iPhone XS, on the other hand, has some extra features that you’d expect from a more recent phone. It has a dual lens camera, for example – which gives a range of options including optical zoom, so you can get closer to your subject without loss of quality. Plus, the TrueDepth front camera lets you map your expressions onto 3D Animoji (great for sharing with friends) or open your phone securely with a glance.

Galaxy S8 Plus still has a lot going for it. Iris recogntion lets you get to your apps without remembering a code – and the camera takes impressive pictures even in low light, thanks to the large pixels. Before you decide, be sure to check our quick guide to the top features.

  • 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 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+
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Display 5.8 inches 6.2 inches
Size and weight Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 192 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 2658 mAh 3500 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
64 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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