Comparing the Galaxy S10+ and the Xperia 1 to the iPhone XS Max

Big screens ahoy.

Folding phones aren't the only big displays you'll see at this year's Mobile World Congress. Plenty of traditional, non-bendy devices have graced the show floor this year, with screens far past six inches — we're long past the days when handsets like the Galaxy Note were anomalies. This year's S10+ is certainly a contender in size, but Sony won't be left behind thanks to its super tall Xperia 1. These two flagships are entering a race that the iPhone XS Max is already in thanks to its 6.5-inch screen, though the addition of triple rear cameras will certainly help the newcomers' chances. For the full skinny on how this competition will shake out, you'll have to wait for our reviews of the new Samsung and Sony handsets in the coming weeks, but for now check out our handy spec table to see how the early numbers stack up.

Galaxy S10+

Xperia 1

iPhone XS Max


starts at $1000

Not available

$1,099 / $1,249 / $1,449


157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm (6.2 x 2.92 x 0.31 inches)

167 x 72 x 8.2 mm (6.4 x 3 x 0.3 inches)

157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm (6.2 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches)


175g (6.17 ounces) / 198g (6.98 ounces)

180g (6.35 ounces)

208g (7.34 ounces)

Screen size

6.4 inches (162.56 mm)

6.5 inches (165.1 mm)

6.5 inches (165.1 mm)

Screen resolution

3,040 x 1,440 (522 ppi)

3,840 x 1,644 (643 ppi)

2,688 x 1,242 (458 ppi)

Screen type

Wide Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED

CinemaWide HDR OLED

Super Retina OLED


4,100 mAh

3,330 mAh

3,174 mAh

Internal storage

128 / 512 GB / 1 TB

128 GB

64 / 256 / 512 GB

External storage

micro SD

micro SD


Rear camera(s)

Three cameras:
Ultra-wide, 16MP, f/2.2
Wide dual pixel, 12MP, f/1.5 | f/2.4
Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.4

Three cameras:
Wide, 12MP, f/1.6
Ultra-wide, 12MP, f/2.4
Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.4

Dual cameras:
Wide-angle, 12MP, f/1.8, 1.4μm pixel size
Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.4

Front camera(s)

Dual pixel, 10MP, f/1.9

8MP, f/2.0

7MP, f/2.2

Video capture

4K with HDR10+

4K with HDR at 30fps

4K at 60fps


Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Apple A12 Bionic


2.8GHz octa-core

2.8GHz octa-core

2.49 GHz hexa-core


Adreno 640

Adreno 640

unnamed quad-core


8 / 12 GB

6 GB

4 GB


Dual band, 802.11ac/ax

Dual band, 802.11ac

Dual band, 802.11ac









Operating system

Android 9.0

Android 9.0

iOS 12

Other features

IP68 certified, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C, WPC/PMA wireless charging

IP65/68 certified, USB-C, Qi wireless charging

IP68 certified, Lightning connector, Qi wireless charging