Samsung Galaxy S10e vs. iPhone XR, which is better

Samsung Galaxy S10e vs. iPhone XR, which is better

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Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 series at an event in San Franciso a few days ago. It launched 4 new phones. Two (Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+) of them are budget smartphones, one (Galaxy Fold) is a foldable phone and last one–Galaxy S10E is a bit economical for mid-range segment peoples. So if you think the flagship phones Galaxy S10 and 10+ are too expensive then you can go for this little expensive Galaxy S10E. It comes with the same power and beautiful design as the other S10 models but at a more modest $750 price tag. At this price range, it is giving direct competition to Apple’s budget phone iPhone XR. Both phones cost $750 and offer quite the flagship value.


When it comes to design, Apple has no match. One of the main highlights of Apple’s phone is its design. Inspite of budget smartphone iPhone XR feels premium in hands. Its aluminum body feels solid. The phone comes with a notch on the front. One other side Samsung put lots of efforts in the overall designing of the phone. Thanks to great infinity-o-display Samsung managed to achieve to get incredible 93.1 percent screen-to-body ratio. The phone has aluminum edges which adds beauty to the phone. But if you ask the final verdict it is a TIE.

Winner: TIE


iPhone XR comes with a 6.1 inch LCD Retina display with the resolution of 828×1792 pixels. It has a beautiful display. It provides you a beautifully vivid color in light, but the display has no match with an OLED display that comes in Samsung S10E. The S10E has 5.8 inch OLED display that gives you vivid colors and deep black. The S10e is using Samsung’s new Dynamic AMOLED technology, and it promises to deliver incredible color accuracy, a crisper picture and comes with HDR10+ certification. 5.8 inch with an infinity-0 display is definitely a winner here.

Winner: S10E


The iPhone XR uses extremely powerful Apple’s A12 Bionic core, chip. Apps run smoothly, you can achieve a greater level of multitasking and iOS 12 complements this exceptionally powerful chip. The Geekbench score of iPhone XS for multi-core score is around 11,450 and a single-core score is around 4,800. On the graphics side, GFX bench Manhattan off screen test results for iPhone XS’ A12 Bionic chip’s is 122 fps. Samsung Galaxy S10e’s runs on the latest Snapdragon 855 chip, which is extremely powerful and will help to achieve a greater level of multitasking. Geekbench score for S10E is slightly lesser than half year old iPhone XS. Geekbench scores show around 3,500 in single-core and 11,200 in multi-core tests. On the graphics side, GFX bench Manhattan off screen test results in a high score of 102 fps which is also lesser than iPhone XR.

Winner: iPhone XR


iPhone XR features a single 12-megapixel lens with optical image stabilization (OIS) and an aperture of f/1.8. It’s still a great shooter and produces strong images in a variety of lights. Particularly impressive is its ability to take portrait mode shots with a single lens. The 7-megapixel TrueDepth selfie lens is the same you’ll find on the rest of the XS range, and it’s similarly impressive.

On the rear of the S10+, instead of offering two 12MP cameras, a standard and portrait lens, we now have a triple camera setup made up of two 12MP shooters and an additional 16MP ultra-wide lens camera. On the front, it has a 10-megapixel shooter capable of recording 4K video.

Winner: TIE

Software and Battery

iPhone XR runs on iOS 12 whereas S10+ runs Android Pie with Samsung customized skin — One UI. Since Apple makes and distributes iOS itself, eligible iPhones will generally receive an update to the latest software on day one. Since Samsung uses custom skin updating its phones to the latest software can take a rather long time. Battery-wise, the S10e leads with a slightly larger 3,100 mAh battery versus 2,942 mAh, but thanks to iPhone’s superior power management, the XR should lead in real-world battery life. S10+ supports Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless PowerShare, and fast wired charging whereas wireless charging support based on the Qi standard.

Winner: iPhone XR


The iPhone XR is currently priced at $750 for the 64GB model. The Samsung Galaxy S10e will start from $750 for the 128GB model and will be available for pre-order from February 21, with a full release following on March 8.

Galaxy S10E VS. iPhone XR
Samsung Galaxy S10EiPhone XR
Display size5.8-inch AMOLED6.1-inch LCD Retina Display
Screen resolution2,280×1,080 pixels1,792×828 pixels
Pixel density438ppi326ppi
Dimensions (Inches)5.59×2.75×0.27 in5.9×3.0x0.33 in
Dimensions (Millimeters)142×69.9×7.9 mm150.9×75.7×8.3 mm
Weight (Grams)150 g194g
SoftwareAndroid 9.0 with Samsung One UIiOS 12
Camera16-megapixel, 12-megapixelSingle 12-megapixel
Front-facing camera10-megapixel7-megapixel with Face ID
Video capture4K4K
ProcessorOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Apple A12 Bionic
RAM Storage6GB RAM with 128GB and 8GB RAM with 256GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB with 3GB RAM
Expandable storageUp to 512GBNone
QuickCharge 2.0

Qi wireless charging

Fast charge capable (Additional charger needed)

Qi wireless charging

Fingerprint sensorPower buttonNone (Face ID)
Water ResistanceIP68IP67
Headphone jackYesNo
Special featuresWireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Water resistant: IP67, dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging; Face ID; Memoji
ColorsFlamingo Pink, Black, Blue, White,White, Black, Blue, Yellow, Coral, (Product) Red
Price (USD)$750$749

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