Difference between Samsung Galaxy S9 and Apple iPhone XR: specifications

Difference between the Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone and the Apple iPhone XR mobile, with the technical details, but also the respective performances. The first phone is operating with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which has 8 cores, 8 threads, an energy-efficient frequency of 1,9 GHz, a high-performance frequency of 2,8 GHz. The second is working with the Apple A12 Bionic processor, with 6 cores, 6 threads, its initial frequency is 1,6 GHz, its maximum frequency is 2,5 GHz.


Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S9 Apple iPhone XR
Release date Q1 2018 Q3 2018
Dimensions 5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in 5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 in
Weight 5.75 oz 6.84 oz
Body Front & back glass,
aluminum frame
Front & back glass,
aluminum frame
Screen size, colours 5.8 inches, 16M colors 6.1 inches, 16M colors
Screen type Super AMOLED IPS LCD
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels 828 x 1792 pixels
Screen ratio 18.5:9 19.5:9
Density 570 ppi 326 ppi
Operating system Android 8.0 iOS 12
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Apple A12 Bionic
Lithography 10 nm FinFET LPP 7 nm FinFET
Cores 8 6
Threads 8 6
High-performance cores 4x Cortex-A75 @2.8 GHz 2x Vortex @2.49 GHz
Energy-efficient cores 4x Cortex-A55 @1.9 GHz 4x Tempest @1.59 GHz
GPU Adreno 630 Apple GPU
Memory 4 GB RAM 3 GB RAM
Storage 64 / 256 GB 64 / 256 GB
Memory card Up to 400 GB NA
Camera 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm
Front camera 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm
Video 2160p60,
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 2.0
Battery capacity 3,000 mAh 2,942 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion
Versatile use autonomy ~ 11 hours and 10 minutes ~ 13 hours and 20 minutes
DxOMark NA 101
AnTuTu 261,900 368,635
Geekbench 4 single core 2,329 4,674
Geekbench 4 multi-core 8,476 10,918
Price $599 $750
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We can thus compare easily the technical specifications between these two smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone has a bigger number of cores, the maximum frequency of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is higher. They were produced the same year.

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