Samsung and Apple have always fought the world of smartphones, using Samsung devices, which often offer the best alternatives to Apple for the iPhone. Because the two giants came for blows, it meant that both companies offer fantastic specifications and satisfaction from their smartphones.
S10 is a direct rival of the Apple iPhone XR in many ways. Seen from the front, it looks even a bit like an iPhone XR, without a cut-out.
iPhone XR is 6.1-inch liquid Retina LCD display of 1792 × 828 pixels. However, Galaxy S10 is 6.1-inch curved dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O, 1440 x 3040 pixels.
Another area where the Galaxy S10 is a clear winner!
The AMOLED panel in the Galaxy S10 has a higher resolution, supports HDR10 and is able to achieve luminance levels of 1200 bits. In addition, being the AMOLED panel, it offers better contrast, viewing angles and vividness. The LCD panel of the iPhone XR is good, but nowhere near the Galaxy S10 panel.
One of the main differences is the display technology. Apple chose the LCD screen to lower costs, but Samsung used OLED displays, and this one does not disappoint because it uses the same ultra-bright HDR10 + panel as the S10. This was probably the biggest disappointment with XR, so it’s impressive that Samsung got stuck with OLED in a more economical model.
Look and Feel
The iPhone XR is available in more colors than the Galaxy S10, but the latter looks better despite the limited color options. Galaxy S10 also has higher IP68 certification compared to the IP67 iPhone XR certificate. However, the warranty for both phones does not include water damage.
Let’s compare the Cameras
iPhone XR has a 12MP camera with f / 1.8 aperture, 1.4 m steps, OIS, Smart HDR, Focus pixels. On the other side, Galaxy S10 have Configuration with three cameras, Basic camera 12MP with variable aperture f / 1.5 and f / 2.4, pixel 1.4um, OIS; Secondary ultra wide angle shooter 16MP f / 2.2.
iPhone XR has Face ID. Whereas, Galaxy S10 have Fingerprint scanner in the display and face unlock features as well.
Apple is the only company that has completely eliminated fingerprint sensors on their devices. The iPhone XR is based exclusively on Face ID, and although in the second year it has become a bit faster, it is still not as good or as fast as the second generation Touch ID.
Samsung offers the best of both worlds on Galaxy S10, offering both face unlocking and fingerprint sensor in the display.
The iPhone XR is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 2942 mAh, while the Galaxy S10 is equipped with a larger battery with a capacity of 3400 mAh. Despite this, its iPhone XR provides better battery life than the Galaxy S10. This is because it is equipped with an LCD display that is not as hungry as the Galaxy S10 OLED display. If you value battery life, you should consider the iPhone XR.