Iphone XS Max vs Samsung S9 Plus Guide To Help you

In the phone technology space, there are two kinds of people; iOS and android users. Each group
swears by their choice. Where do you lie? We put the Iphone XS Max against the Samsung S9 Plus head to head to help you decide which one to get. Comparison criteria is exclusively on the screen, camera and performance.

The Display

The Iphone XS Max comes in a 6.5″ amoled display with a resolution of 2688 x 1242 with 458 PPI
whereas the Samsung S9 Plus has a 6.2″ super amoled display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 and 529 PPI. Both have the same water resistant rating of IP68. They’re HDR enabled meaning you’ll be able to capture great detail.
While the Iphone XS Max has a larger screen, it also has a notch which can bite into the video while you’re watching something. While both are stunning, it should also be noted that Apple contracted Samsung to make displays for them and judging by these specifications, it is clear who got the short end of the stick!


There is few and far between when it comes to their cameras. Both have a dual camera system on the rear of 12 MP for both the primary wide-angle and telephoto secondary cameras. The only
differential is that the S9 Plus has a dual aperture of f/1.5 and f/2.4 while the Iphone XS Max has a single aperture of f/1.7.
The images in the Samsung S9 Plus are sharper and more saturated but the Iphone XS Max counters this with better color accuracy. The secondary telephoto cameras support 2X optical zoom and are essential for portrait photos as they keep your face in sharp focus. Finally, they both can record 1080p and 4k video at 30/60 fps but the S9 Plus has a super slow motion feature where it can record at 960 fps as opposed to Iphone’s 240 fps.


The Iphone has a powerful A12 bionic processor with 4GB RAM and can be acquired with 64GB of storage for the base model. There are also 256 and 512GB model options. The S9 Plus sports a Snapdragon 845 CPU with 6GB RAM and has 64GB of internal storage for the base model as well.
Other model options come in 128 and 256GB. The differential is that the S9 Plus has a micro sd slot where you can expand your memory by 512GB. In the benchmarking department, the Iphone XS Max knocks it out of the park. Its A12 chip produces unrivaled power. It trounces the S9 Plus in the single core and multi core scores.
The Iphone XS Max would therefore be the preferred device for heavy-duty apps and highly graphic intensive games as they run with zero stutter.
While the Iphone XS Max has a 3174mAh as opposed to S9’s 3500mAh, the former can last 30-60 minutes in a controlled environment. The only setback is that you will have to fork out some additional cash for wired fast charging in contrast to the Samsung which comes out of the box.
Both offer wireless charging using the same standard. When it comes to choosing a phone, it really boils down to preferences. If you’re looking for a device that can handle graphic intensive games, you should opt for the Iphone XS Max. If on the other hand you want a customizable device that’s relatively cheaper you should go for the Samsung S9 Pl

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