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.
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
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
|Name||iPhone XS||Galaxy S7|
Buy the iPhone XS
Buy the Galaxy S7
|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||4K video recording at 30 fps|
|Processor||A12 bionic chip||Exynos 8890|
|Battery||2658 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone XS||Buy the Galaxy S7|