On Wednesday at its Unpacked event in San Francisco, Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 Plus — the larger brother to the Galaxy S10. The phone was one of four new phones announced including the Galaxy S10 5G and the “cheaper” S10E. Unlike the Galaxy Fold, none of these phones fold in half.
The Galaxy S10 Plus has a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with two front-facing cameras housed in a double hole-punch cut-out that Samsung calls the Galaxy O display. Like the Galaxy S10, it has a fingerprint reader built under the display, but unlike the smaller Galaxy, the S10 Plus has dual cameras on the front for selfies.
The Galaxy S10 Plus is — on paper — the most powerful Android phone. But it has to contend with Apple’s iPhone XS Max with its blazing fast A12 processor. It’s also up against the Google Pixel 3 XL, which has one of the best cameras on any phone today and is $100 cheaper.
Check out our spec chart below to see how these top dollar phones compare.
Galaxy S10 Plus vs. iPhone XS Max, Pixel 3 XL specs
|Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus||iPhone XS Max||Google Pixel 3 XL|
|Display size, resolution||6.4-inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440-pixels||6.5-inch Super Retina OLED; 2,688×1,242 pixels||6.3-inch “flexible” OLED; 2,960×1,440 pixels|
|Pixel density||438ppi||458 ppi||522 ppi|
|Dimensions (Inches)||6.20×2.92×0.31 in||6.2×3.0x.3 in||6.2x3x.03 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||157.6×74.1×7.8 mm||157.5×77.4×7.7 mm||158×76.7×7.9 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||6.17 oz; 175 g||7.3oz; 208g||6.5 oz; 184g|
|Mobile software||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||iOS 12||Android 9 Pie|
|Camera||16-megapixel (ultra-wide angle), 12-megapixel (wide angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)||Dual 12-megapixel||12.2-megapixel|
|Front-facing camera||10-megapixel, 8-megapixel||7-megapixel with Face ID||Dual 8-megapixel|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Apple A12 Bionic||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (2.5GHz octa-core)|
|Storage||512GB, 1TB||64GB, 256GB, 512GB||64GB, 128GB|
|RAM||8GB, 12GB||Not disclosed||4GB|
|Expandable storage||Up to 512GB||None||None|
|Battery||4,100-mAh||Not disclosed, but Apple claims it will last 90 minutes longer than the iPhone X||3,430-mAh|
|Fingerprint sensor||In-screen||None (Face ID)||Back cover|
|Special features||Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0||Water-resistant (IP68); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging; Face ID; Memoji||IPX8, wireless charging support, Pixel Buds USB-C headphones in the box|
|Price off-contract (USD)||$1,000||$1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB)||$899 (64GB); $999 (128GB)|