iPhone XS vs. Note 9, LG V30 and OnePlus 6

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The new iPhone XS.

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In addition to the iPhone XS Max and the more affordable iPhone XR, Apple unveiled its latest flagship iPhone XS phone Wednesday at a keynote event in Cupertino, California.

The new phone (pronounced “10-S”, not “excess”) features a 5.8-inch OLED HDR display, a faster and more efficient A12 Bionic chip along with improved photos and video technology. Preorders start Friday and the phone goes on sale Sept. 21. 

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While its new hardware may be tempting, it’s also not the only powerful phone available on the market. Apple’s biggest rival, Samsung, has the generously sized Note 9, with an embedded S-Pen stylus and lots of internal storage.

The LG V30 is another top-tier phone with a headphone jack (something the iPhone doesn’t have anymore) and an AI-powered dual-rear camera setup that includes a wide-angle lens.

Finally, there’s the OnePlus 6, which has comparable specs to its heavyweight rivals, but a much cheaper price tag. (Its successor, the rumored OnePlus 6T, is expected in October.)

To see how these premium phones compare, check out our spec chart below.

iPhone XS vs. Note 9, LG V30 and OnePlus 6 specs

iPhone XS

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

LG V30

OnePlus 6

Display size, resolution

5.8-inch Super Retina OLED; 2,436×1,125 pixels

6.4-inch Super AMOLED; 2,960×1,440 pixels

6-inch; 2,880×1,440 pixels

6.28-inch OLED; 2,280×1,080 pixels

Pixel density

458 ppi

516 ppi

538 ppi

402 ppi

Dimensions (Inches)

5.7×2.8×0.3 in

6.37×3.01×0.35 in

6x3x0.29 in

6.13×2.97×0.31 in

Dimensions (Millimeters)

143.6×70.9×7.7mm

161.9×76.4×8.8mm

151.7×75.4×7.3mm

155.7×75.4×7.75mm

Weight (Ounces, Grams)

6.24 oz; 177g

7.09 oz.; 201g

5.57 oz; 158g

6.2 oz; 177g

Mobile software

iOS 12

Android 8.1 Oreo

Android 7.1.2 Nougat

Android 8.1 Oreo

Camera

Dual 12-megapixel

Dual 12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (telephoto)

16-megapixel (standard), 13-megapixel (wide)

16-megapixel standard, 20-megapixel telephoto

Front-facing camera

7-megapixel

8-megapixel

5-megapixel

16-megapixel

Video capture

4K

4K

4K

4K

Processor

Apple A12 Bionic

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor or Samsung Exynos 9810

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

Storage

64GB, 256GB, 512GB

128GB, v9bet 512GB

64GB, 128GB

64GB, 128GB, 256GB

RAM

N/A

6GB, 8GB

4GB

6GB, 8GB

Expandable storage

None

512GB

Up to 2TB

None

Battery

N/A

4,000mAh

3,300mAh

3,300mAh

Fingerprint sensor

None (Face ID)

Back of phone

Back of phone

Back of phone

Connector

Lightning

USB-C

USB-C

USB-C

Headphone jack

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Special features

Water-resistant (IP68); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging; Face ID, Animoji

Water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; S-Pen with Bluetooth connectivity; Iris and facial scanning

Water resistant (IP68), wireless charging, wide-angle camera, Floating Bar tab, Gigabit LTE-ready

Portrait mode, notifications toggle, dual-SIM, Dash Charging

Price off-contract (USD)

$999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB), $1,349 (512GB)

$1,000 (128GB), $1,250 (512GB)

Unlocked: $830; AT&T: $810; Verizon: $840: T-Mobile: $800; Sprint: $912

$529 (64GB), $579 (128GB), $629 (256GB)

Price (GBP)

£999 (64GB), £1,149 (256GB); £1,349 (512GB)

£899 (128GB), £1,099 (512GB)

£800

£469 (64GB), £519 (128GB), £569 (256GB)

Price (AUD)

AU$1,629 (64GB), AU$1,879 (256GB), AU$2,199 (512GB)

AU$1499 (128GB), AU$1,799 (512GB)

AU$1,199

AU$702 (64GB), AU$769 (128GB), AU$835 (256GB)

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