The very best that Apple and Samsung can offer are the iPhone XS and Samsung Galaxy S9 respectively in 2018. Considered as the best are both is the reason why we wanted to make a head on comparison between the two. According to our verdict, the Samsung S9 offers better connectivity, longer battery life, and better audio quality, whereas the iPhone XS is more powerful and takes better pictures. Aside from that, it’s all a matter of aesthetics. Our comparison guide is here to help you choose between the two:-

The iPhone XS and the Samsung Galaxy S9 when summarised

iPhone XS


  1. An amazing OLED screen
  2. Lots of power and boost.
  3. Very good quality pictures, especially in daylight.


  1. Battery life is still a problem.
  2. No quick charge adapter and no headphone jack option

Samsung Galaxy S9


  1. Magnificent display quality.
  2. Ultra modern, appealing design.
  3. An interface loaded with options.
  4. A headphone jack option..


  • No dual camera module option.
  • Slightly lower performance.

Winner in the power category: iPhone XS

The Samsung S9 does have excellent performance, but the iPhone XS on the other hand is the most powerful smartphone on the market in 2018. It’s a very simple calculation. Even though, the difference is barely noticeable from a user perspective. Not to worry as whichever one you choose, the experience will be smooth either way.

Winner in the endurance category: Samsung Galaxy S9

Android gets the upper hand in the battery life even though the iPhone keeps getting improvisations annually. iPhone XS has better battery life than its previous model, the iPhone X and Samsung S9 too has better battery life than Samsung S8. Both the smartphones are wireless charge but android needs 2 hours whereas iPhone needs 3 hours to reach its optimum endurance.

Winner in the appearance category: A matter of aesthetics

Both the models strongly resemble their predecessors, that is the iPhone X and the Samsung S8. There is just one small difference, that is the Samsung Galaxy 9’s fingerprint sensor is more accessible than the Samsung Galaxy 8’s. Both phones do offer first-rate finishes and a stylish glass back. The Samsung S9 is longer, with curved edges, giving it a sleeker modern look and a more immersive user experience. As for the iPhone XS, it has the same notch at the top of the screen. A noteworthy difference between the two models is that, unlike the iPhone XS, the Galaxy S9 offers a headphone jack and a MicroSD port. Both phones are magnificent and there is no way of discarding that information.

Winner in the display category:It’s a tie

The screens have the same format and almost the same proportion of the surface area, and both have an OLED display. It’s difficult to differentiate between them in terms of display category. The only true difference here has to do with color processing: Apple, as always, tries to present colors as close as possible to reality, while Samsung makes them brighter.

Winner in the photo category :iPhone XS

The iPhone XS is the real winner in this category. The Samsung Galaxy 9 has just one image sensor, while the iPhone XS has two. The second sensor allows the iPhone XS to achieve a 2x optical zoom. We also appreciate the smart HDR mode, which combines several images to produce good photos.

Winner in the music category:Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy 9, which has a headphone jack, offers a much more fun, better quality headphone listening experience. It also has a more powerful speaker intact.

Final Verdict

The iPhone XS is for you if you deem to have a luxurious phone. Also if power and images are your topmost priority then do choose this option.
The Samsung Galaxy 9 is for you if you are looking for a high end, systematic and durable phone. It is also more pocket friendly.
Whichever you choose you will not be disappointed. That is a guarantee we can give you for sure.