Apple launched the wallet-friendly iPhone XR last fall and now it's got a rival. The most affordable iPhone kept most of the features of the iPhone XS, but it was $250 cheaper. On Wednesday at its Unpacked event in San Francisco, Samsung launched the Galaxy S10E -- its answer to the XR. The S10E has most of the features of the Galaxy S10 but costs $150 less.
Both the Galaxy S10E and iPhone XR are natural competitors: Both cost $750 and offer quite the flagship value. But there are many differences including screen size, processor power, number of rear cameras and headphone jack.
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Compare these specs and more below.
Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR specs
||Samsung Galaxy S10E||iPhone XR|
|Display size, resolution||5.8-inch AMOLED; 2,280x1,080-pixels||6.1-inch LCD Retina Display; 1,792x828-pixels|
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.6 x 2.8 x 0.27 in||5.9 x 3.0 x 0.33 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||142 x 70 x 7.9 mm||150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||5.3 oz.; 150 g||6.8 oz.; 194 g|
|Mobile software||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||iOS 12|
|Camera||12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle)||Single 12-megapixel|
|Front-facing camera||10-megapixel||7-megapixel with Face ID|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Apple A12 Bionic|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|RAM||6GB, 8GB||Not disclosed|
|Expandable storage||Up to 512GB||None|
|Battery||3,100mAh||Not disclosed, but Apple claims it will last 90 min. longer than iPhone 8 Plus|
|Fingerprint sensor||Power button||None (Face ID)|
|Special features||Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0||Water-resistant: IP67, dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging; Face ID; Memoji|
|Price off-contract (USD)||$750||$749 (64GB), $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£669||£749 (64GB), £799 (128GB), £899 (256GB)|
|Price (AUD)||AU$1,199||AU$1,229 (64GB), AU$1,299 (128GB), AU$1,479 (256GB)|