How does Apple’s new iPhone 11 stack up against Samsung’s Galaxy S10e, which could be considered as its direct rival? ( Apple )
Apple just announced the iPhone XR’s successor, the iPhone 11, and going by its pricing and specs, it’s in direct competition with the Samsung Galaxy S10e.
After all, the two smartphones in question are the entry-level or budget variants out of their lineups.
iPhone 11 vs. Galaxy S10e
To start things off, the iPhone 11 has a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD display (1,792 x 828 with a ppi of 326) and the Cupertino brand’s proprietary A13 Bionic chip paired with 4 GB of RAM, and it comes in 64, 128, and 256 GB of built-in storage, which isn’t expandable. It runs on iOS 13 out of the box, the latest version of the operating system that’s expected to bring features like a new Dark mode.
In addition, it sports a dual camera setup — 12-megapixel wide and ultrawide lenses — and a 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera on the front. It has a 3,110 mAh battery, which is touted to last one hour longer than its predecessor. It supports fast charging via a wired connection and wireless charging as well. Other specs include Bluetooth 5.0, an IP68 water- and dust-resistance rating, and a Lightning port. And no, it doesn’t have a headphone jack. Also, it doesn’t have a fingerprint reader, but it does have Face ID.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S10e has a 5.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display (2,280 x 1,080 with a ppi of 438), Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, and 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage or 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage that’s expandable by up to 1 TB with a microSD card. It’s powered by Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s One UI layered on top.
As for its cameras, it packs a 12-megapixel wide lens coupled with a 16-megapixel ultrawide lens on the back, and on the front, it has a 10-megapixel wide snapper. It has a 3,100 mAh battery to keep the lights on, and it has fast charging and wireless charging support. It also features Bluetooth 5.0, an IP68 rating, a USB-C port, and a fingerprint sensor on the side. And yes, it has a headphone jack.
The iPhone 11 starts at a lower price of $699 for the 64 GB variant, while the Galaxy S10e is at $749.99 for the 128 GB option with 6 GB of RAM.
On paper, the Galaxy S10e beats the iPhone 11 pretty much across the board with its sharper OLED display, larger and expandable storage, USB-C port, and higher RAM. The latter is cheaper than the former, but that’s only for the 64 GB variant. Its 128 GB option is also priced the same as its rival at $749.
However, even though benchmark test results have yet to come out, the iPhone 11 might outperform the Galaxy S10e, thanks to its A13 Bionic chip. On top of that, Apple takes the cake when it comes to updates, since Samsung isn’t exactly known for its timely rollouts.
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