Which one is best for you?
If you’re trying to decide between iPhone XS and Galaxy S9+, then you’re certainly spoiled for choice. Both are seriously impressive phones, complete with beautiful OLED screens and packed with the latest technology.
For starters, both have 12-megapixel dual-lens cameras that let you create professional-looking images, either by switching between modes or adjusting the settings yourself. iPhone XS has a clever feature called Smart HDR. The camera simultaneously takes under and over exposed shots and intelligently combines them with the normal exposure image to create amazingly detailed images. Galaxy S9+ on the other hand, can adapt to light levels, with one of its lenses switching between two aperture sizes automatically. They each have their own strong points – and neither will disappoint.
The Galaxy S9+ does have the larger screen, as you’d expect for a plus model. Though, if you want the biggest screen available, you might even want to look at iPhone XS Max or Note 9.
Whichever you pick, you’ll be amazed at its capabilities – whether you’re creating amazing slow-motion videos, exploring the world of augmented reality, or unlocking your phone with a glance. See our quick facts and specs tables to find out more and help you decide.
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
Galaxy S9 Plus
Take stunning images in any light and create pro effects with ease with Dual Aperture and 2x optical zoom lenses
Turn your selfie into an animated emoji and discover a new way to share your stories
Point the camera to discover more about the world around you with Bixby Vision
Stretch time and capture moments in vivid detail with Super Slow-mo video mode
|Name||iPhone XS||Galaxy S9 Plus|
Buy the iPhone XS
Buy the Galaxy S9+
|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: 158.1 mm
Width: 73.8 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 189 grams
|Rear camera||Dual 12 MP||Dual 12 MP|
|Front camera||7 MP||8 MP|
|Video recording||4K video recording at 24fps||960 FPS in Slow-mo mode|
|Processor||A12 bionic chip||Octa-core Exynos 9810|
|Battery||2658 mAh||3500 mAh|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone XS||Buy the Galaxy S9+|