On Wednesday at its Unpacked event in San Francisco, Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 Plus -- the larger brother to the Galaxy S10. The phone was one of four new phones announced including the Galaxy S10 5G and the "cheaper" S10E. Unlike the , none of these phones fold in half. The Galaxy S10 Plus has a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with two front-facing cameras housed in a double hole-punch cut-out that Samsung calls the Galaxy O display. Like the Galaxy S10, it has a fingerprint reader built under the display, but unlike the smaller Galaxy, the S10 Plus has dual cameras on the front for selfies.
The Galaxy S10 Plus is -- on paper -- the most powerful Android phone. But it has to contend with Apple's iPhone XS Max with its blazing fast A12 processor. It's also up against the Google Pixel 3 XL, which has one of the best cameras on any phone today and is $100 cheaper.
Check out our spec chart below to see how these top dollar phones compare.
Galaxy S10 Plus vs. iPhone XS Max, Pixel 3 XL specs
||Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus||iPhone XS Max||Google Pixel 3 XL|
|Display size, resolution||6.4-inch AMOLED; 3,040x1,440-pixels||6.5-inch Super Retina OLED; 2,688x1,242 pixels||6.3-inch "flexible" OLED; 2,960x1,440 pixels|
|Dimensions (Inches)||6.20 x 2.92 x 0.31 in||6.2 x 3.0 x 0.3 in||6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm||157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm||158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||6.17 oz.; 175 g||7.3 oz; 208 g||6.5 oz; 184 g|
|Mobile software||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||iOS 12||Android 9 Pie|
|Camera||12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)||Dual 12-megapixel||12.2-megapixel|
|Front-facing camera||10-megapixel, 8-megapixel||7-megapixel with Face ID||Dual 8-megapixel|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Apple A12 Bionic||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (2.5GHz octa-core)|
|Storage||128GB, 512GB, 1TB||64GB, 256GB, 512GB||64GB, 128GB|
|RAM||8GB, 12GB||Not disclosed||4GB|
|Expandable storage||Up to 512GB||None||None|
|Battery||4,100mAh||Not disclosed, but Apple claims it will last 90 min. longer than iPhone X||3,430 mAh|
|Fingerprint sensor||In-screen||None (Face ID)||Back cover|
|Special features||Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0||Water-resistant (IP68); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging; Face ID; Memoji||IPX8, wireless charging support, Pixel Buds USB-C headphones in the box|
|Price off-contract (USD)||$1,000||$1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB)||$899 (64GB); $999 (128GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£899||£1,099 (64GB), £1,249 (256GB), £1,449 (512GB)||£869 (64GB); £969 (128GB)|
|Price (AUD)||AU$1,499||AU$1,799 (64GB), AU$2,049 (256GB), AU$2,369 (512GB)||AU$1,349 (64GB); AU$1,499 (128GB)|