Which one is best for you?
Released within a few months of each other, iPhone XS and Samsung Galaxy S9 are both top-of-the-range phones featuring gorgeous OLED screens, advanced cameras, augmented reality apps and more.
If the camera spec is what interests you, both have a lot going for them. iPhone XS has dual 12-megapixel lenses – so you can zoom in without loss of quality or create beautiful blurred depth-of-field effects. Samsung Galaxy S9 has a single 12-megapixel camera that can adapt ‘like the human eye’ by switching between two apertures. This makes it exceptionally good in low light and allows for natural background blurring effects, too.
If sharing and social is more your thing, both let you have fun with personalised 3D characters. iPhone Xs lets you share your feelings by mapping your expression onto a range of Animoji characters, while Galaxy S9 lets you create your own 3D avatar that you can use to share stories with friends.
There’s plenty more you can do with either phone – whether for fun or to help you organise your day. If you still can’t decide, see our quick feature guide for inspiration.
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
Capture all the action and stretch time with Super Slow-mo video mode – then loop and add music to create awesome GIFs
Take superb pictures even in super low light with a lens that adapts like the human eye
Create and personalise your own animated emoji, and use it to share stories with friends
Use Intelligent Scan to unlock your phone securely with ease – even in low light
|Name||iPhone XS||Galaxy S9|
Buy the iPhone XS
Buy the Galaxy S9
|Display||5.8 inches||5.8 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 192 grams
Height: 147.7 mm
Width: 68.7 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 163 grams
|Rear camera||Dual 12 MP||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||3000 mAh|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone XS||Buy the Galaxy S9|