Apple iPhone Xs versus the Android competition

By | 13th September 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, the new iPhones have landed! If you’re just now learning about the new iPhone Xs on Phandroid, there’s a good chance that you’re probably not interested in the new flagship smartphone from Apple. That being said, you might be a little curious as to how your recent Android smartphone purchase stacks up against the iPhone Xs.

To put things simply, if you’ve seen last year’s iPhone X, you’ll probably have a hard time telling it apart from the iPhone Xs. Like all of Apple’s “s” models, this new device has the same body as last year’s phone. The only real thing to set it apart is the new “gold” color option. Of course, there are a few differences on the inside. The iPhone Xs comes with an improved dual camera system on the back which takes better photos, the Face ID system has been upgraded to be slightly faster, the battery lasts 30 minutes longer than the previous model, Apple’s finally added a 512GB storage option, upgraded IP68 dust and water resistance and the new and improved A12 Bionic processor.

We’ve broken the specs down into an easy-to-digest table which shows all the most important features of the new iPhone Xs matched up again those of the most popular Android smartphones of 2018 — the Samsung Galaxy S9, Oneplus 6 and LG G7 ThinQ. Based on what you’ve seen, does the new Apple iPhone Xs have what it takes to go head-to-head against the best Android devices this year?

iPhone XsSamsung Galaxy S9OnePlus 6LG G7 ThinQ
Screen size5.8 inches5.8 inches6.8 inches6.1 inches
Resolution2,436 x 1,1252,960 x 1,4401080 x 22803,120 x 1,440
ProcessorApple A12 BionicQualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAMUnknown4GB6 / 8GB4GB
Storage64 / 256 / 512GB64GB64 / 128 / 256GB64GB
BatteryUnknown (20 hours talk / 12 hours internet)3,000mAh3,300mAh3,000mAh
OSiOS 12Android 8.0Android 8.0Android 8.0
Rear cameraDual cameras: Wide-angle, 12MP, f/1.8, 1.4μm Pixel size, Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.412MP, dual aperture f/1.5 and f/2.4, 1.4μm pixel sizeDual cameras: Standard 16MP, f/1.7, 1.22µm pixel size, 20 MP depth sensorDual cameras: Standard, 16MP, f/1.6, 1.0μm pixel size Wide-angle, 16MP, f/1.9, 1.0μm pixel size
Front camera7MP, f/2.28MP, f/1.716 MP, f/2.08MP, f/1.9
Dimensions143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm153.1 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
Special featuresIP68 certified, FaceID, Qi wireless charging, dual SIMIP68 certified, 3.5mm headphone jack, WPC/PMA wireless charging, Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner3.5mm headphone jack, Fingerprint ScannerIP68 certified, 3.5mm headphone jack, Qi wireless charging, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, Fingerprint Scanner