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Apple iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 : What is the Difference?

  • Release Date: 2018, September | 2017, August
  • Dimensions: 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm | 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 208 g | 195 g
  • Screen: 6.5", Super AMOLED | 6.3", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Dual, 12 MP | Dual, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 7 MP | Single, 8 MP
  • Memory: 64/256/512 GB, 4 GB RAM | 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • Battery: 3174 mAh | 3300 mAh
  • Headphone Jack: No | Yes
  • Approximate price: 1250 EUR | 550 EUR

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Common features
Release date 2018 2017
Dimensions (HxWxD) 157.5 Х 77.4 Х 7.7 mm 162.5 Х 74.8 Х 8.6 mm
Weight 208 g 195 g
Body Build Front/back glass, stainless steel frame Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Colors Space Gray, Silver, Gold Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray, Deep Sea Blue, Star Pink (Taiwan only)
Battery 3174 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life Talking time - Up to 25 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 65 h
Talking time - Up to 22 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 74 h
Approximate price 1250 EUR 550 EUR

Performance
Operating system - OS iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 12.1.3 Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset - Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm) - Exynos 8895 Octa (10 nm) - EMEA
-Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) - USA & China
Processor CPU - Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest) - Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) - EMEA
-Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - USA & China
Graphics processor GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics) Mali-G71 MP20 - EMEA
Adreno 540 - USA & China
External memory No microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal memory 64/256/512 GB, 4 GB RAM 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
Antutu score 354700 204196
GeekBench Single Core 4208 1792
GeekBench Multi-Core 10588 6277
GeekBench RenderScript 9051
GeekBench Battery 3822

Screen
Technology Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 6.5" inc 6.3" inc
Screen area 102.9 cm2 101.1 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width) 18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 84.4% 83.2%
Screen resolution 1242 x 2688 px 1440 x 2960 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 458 PPI 521 PPI
Screen protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Other specs - Dolby Vision
-HDR10
-Wide color gamut
-3D Touch
-True-tone
-120 Hz touch-sensing
- HDR10
-3D Touch (home button only)
-Always-on display
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Dual 12 MP, Dual
Camera specs -12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF
-12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4'', 1.0µm, OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
-12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
-12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6'', 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Functions Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama) LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec. 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
DxOMark Main Score 105 94
DxOMark Photo 110 100
DxOMark Video 96 84
Front camera, selfie 7 MP, Single 8 MP, Single
Specifications 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard) 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6'', 1.22µm, AF
Functions HDR Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1080p@60fps 1440p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score 82
DxOMark Photo 81
DxOMark Video 82
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
Bands -2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM) - for China 
CDMA 800 / 1900
-3G - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100  
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
-4G - LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100) - A2101 
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) - A1921 
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) - A2104
-2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
-3G - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
-4G - LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes Yes
USB 2.0, proprietary reversible connector 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Music and Audio
Radio No No
Headphone jack No Yes
Others - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
Sensors - Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer - Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Other extras
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min
-Qi wireless charging
-Siri natural language commands and dictation
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)
-Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
-Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
-Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
-ANT+
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
-Stylus
Versions
- Versions: A2101 (Global market) A1921 (USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands) A2104 (China, Hong Kong); A2102 (Japan)

- Versions: N950F (Single SIM: Europe, Australia); N950FD (Global Dual SIM: Europe, LATAM, Brazil; Australia); N950U/U1 (USA); N950W (Canada); N9500 (China); N950N (South Korea) Also known as Samsung Ga

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