Apple launched the wallet-friendly iPhone XR last fall and now it’s got a rival. The most affordable iPhone kept most of the features of the iPhone XS, but it was $250 cheaper. On Wednesday at its Unpacked event in San Francisco, Samsung launched the Galaxy S10E — its answer to the XR. The S10E has most of the features of the Galaxy S10 but costs $150 less.
Both the Galaxy S10E and iPhone XR are natural competitors: Both cost $750 and offer quite the flagship value. But there are many differences including screen size, processor power, number of rear cameras and headphone jack.
Compare these specs and more below.
Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR specs
|Samsung Galaxy S10E||iPhone XR|
|Display size, resolution||5.8-inch AMOLED; 2,280×1,080-pixels||6.1-inch LCD Retina Display; 1,792×828-pixels|
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.6 x 2.8 x 0.27 in||5.9 x 3.0 x 0.33 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||142 x 70 x 7.9 mm||150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||5.3 oz.; 150 g||6.8 oz.; 194 g|
|Mobile software||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||iOS 12|
|Camera||12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle)||Single 12-megapixel|
|Front-facing camera||10-megapixel||7-megapixel with Face ID|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Apple A12 Bionic|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|RAM||6GB, 8GB||Not disclosed|
|Expandable storage||Up to 512GB||None|
|Battery||3,100mAh||Not disclosed, but Apple claims it will last 90 min. longer than iPhone 8 Plus|
|Fingerprint sensor||Power button||None (Face ID)|
|Special features||Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0||Water-resistant: IP67, dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging; Face ID; Memoji|
|Price off-contract (USD)||$750||$749 (64GB), $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£669||£749 (64GB), £799 (128GB), £899 (256GB)|
|Price (AUD)||AU$1,199||AU$1,229 (64GB), AU$1,299 (128GB), AU$1,479 (256GB)|