iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Who is faster?

Last week, Samsung held a Grand event Galaxy Unpacked 2019 in new York, which introduced a new flagship line of smartphones Galaxy Note 10. The novelty has turned though, and interesting, but very expensive. The cost of the younger version starts from 949 dollars, whereas the older model is available from 1099 dollars. Many experts agree that such high price is justified, given the availability of all the latest technology on Board devices. Can the Galaxy Note 10 something to counter the current flagship of Apple in terms of speed?

The answer to this question is the author’s YouTube channel Tech Intrigued. Enthusiast compared flagship smartphones in real-world scenarios of use — on both devices at the same time run the most popular apps and games.

But before proceeding to the test results, compare specifications of the devices:

  • iPhone Max XS — processor Apple A12 Bionic c 2.5 GHz, 4 GB of RAM.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Exynos 9825 c frequency 2.96 GHz, 12 GB of RAM.

The contents

To run everyday applications

In the launch apps Galaxy Note 10 won a landslide victory. On the new flagship of the everyday programs opened much faster. Of course, the iPhone XS Max behind, not so much from its competitor, but the difference is noticeable to the naked eye.

Also read: Comparison: iPhone XS Max vs OnePlus 7 Pro. Who is faster?

Running games

Graphics performance has always been a strong suit of the iPhone. Any game run faster on smartphones that is Apple. But not this time. Galaxy Note 10 has managed to get around his opponent here. Of the seven tested games, iPhone XS Max was faster than the Samsung flagship in only two cases.

Working with memory

In tests on multitasking is any difference between smartphones was observed. Both devices perfectly cope with this challenge, not unloading application from memory.

However, this should make an important mark — iPhone XS Max coped with this task with a much smaller amount of RAM, which is clearly tells us how much attention Apple pays to optimize your operating system.

While Samsung took the path of least resistance, just equip your flagship with the maximum amount of RAM.


Alas, but the iPhone XS Max was not able to compete with the new product from Samsung. Victory, no doubt, an award should be made Galaxy Note 10.

Of course, such synthetic tests give us only a rough idea about the performance of the devices. Much more important is the experience, and here Apple is competition, the overall smooth operation of the OS, detailed animation, attention to detail, ecosystem and the variety of unique services. Company Samsung definitely have a lot of work to ensure a comparable user experience.

But if you have to take into account the fact that the Apple smartphone was released almost a year ago, it’s safe to say: the iPhone XS Max showed himself very, very well.

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