Otherwise, the most noticeable discrepancies between the two phones come down to their screen sizes and their cameras.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note phones have always been known for their giant screens, and that holds true again in 2019 with the latest model. Samsung’s Note 10 has a 6.3-inch display, while Apple’s iPhone XS has a smaller 5.8-inch screen.
But while the Note 10 may be bigger, the iPhone has a higher-resolution screen. Apple’s iPhone XS has a resolution of 2436 x 1125 with 458 pixels per inch, while the Note 10’s screen has a 2280 x 1080 resolution with 401 pixels per inch.
The Galaxy Note 10 also has an extra camera compared to the iPhone XS. Whereas the iPhone XS has a 12-megapixel wide angle camera and a second 12-megapixel telephoto camera, the Galaxy Note 10 has three cameras â€” just like its Galaxy S10 cousin.
That third 16-megapixel ultra wide camera makes it possible to capture images with a much broader field of view than usual. The Note 10 also has a 12-megapixel wide angle lens and a 12-megapixel lens for zooming.
Th front-facing selfie camera on the Note 10 is of a higher resolution than the iPhone XS’ as well ( 10 megapixels versus 7 megapixels).
Samsung’s smartphone also has a larger battery to power that bigger screen. The Note 10 has a 3,500 mAh battery, while the iPhone XS’ battery capacity is 2,659 mAh, according to iFixit. The size of the battery alone doesn’t determine how long it can last on a charge, however. There are a lot of factors that contribute to battery life, such as the apps you’re running and the way your phone’s settings may be configured.
While both phones support wireless charging, the Note has an extra feature called Wireless Power Share, which makes it possible to charge other devices or accessories by resting them on the back of the Note 10. It’s yet another feature the Note 10 inherited from the Galaxy S10, which Samsung unveiled in February.
The iPhone offers more flexible storage options, however, with 64 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB choices, while the Note 10 only comes in a 256 GB variant.
The iPhone XS starts at $1,000, while the Note begins at $950.