Samsung Galaxy S10E vs iPhone XR Which One Is Better?

Samsung Galaxy S10E vs iPhone XR: two budget flagships in comparison.

galaxy s10e vs iphone xr
galaxy s10e vs iphone XR
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  1. Analyze the cheapest options.

Together with the new $899 Samsung Galaxy S10 and $999 Galaxy S10 Plus, Samsung is introducing a slightly more budget-friendly phone: the Galaxy S10E. While not the most surprising thing in the story, after the launch of the popular iPhone XR from Apple by the end of 2018, it is encouraging that Samsung is not totally pushing high-end smartphones out of reach.

Both the Galaxy S10E and the iPhone XR start at $749, which is probably not a coincidence in the part of Samsung(That's actually a higher starting price than the $720 Galaxy S9 last year, which had a higher-resolution curved screen.)

But whether you're focused on the design, or the specs inside, both phones have most of the selling points of their more expensive counterparts. Of course, there are plenty of compromises made to achieve a lower price in both cases, but they may not matter to you, even as a phone enthusiast.

 iphone xr

As you'll see below, the Galaxy S10E and iPhone XR have the latest processors found in their more expensive counterparts. To achieve a lower price point, cuts have been made to the screen resolution, RAMThe new phone's internal storage, internal storage, and other features, though you'll have a very similar experience thanks to a fast processor that can hang with the top phones.

Analyze the cheapest options.


CategorySamsung Galaxy S10EApple iPhone XR
Starting price$ 749$ 749
OSAndroid 9 Pie (one user interface)iOS 12
Monitor5.8-inch full HD + (2,880 x 1,440) AMOLED6.1-inch HD (1,792 x 828) LCD
Dimensions (mm)69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9 mm75.7 x 150.9 x 8.3 mm
Weight150 g194g
Battery capacity3,100mAh2,945mAh
ProcessorUnited States: Snapdragon 855A12 Bionic
RAM6, 8GB depending on configuration3GB
Storage128, 256GB (microSD support allows up to 512GB)64, 128, 256 GB
PortsUSB-C charging port, 3.5 mm headphone jackLightning charging port
Rear cameras12MP wide-angle (variable F/1.5-2.4, OIS, autofocus), 16MP (F/2.2.2, fixed focus) ultra-wide-angle12MP wide-angle (F / 1.8, OIS, autofocus)
Front cameras10MP (F / 1.9, autofocus, 80 degrees)7MP (F / 2.2)
BiometricsFingerprint sensor on the side, facial unlockingFace ID unlocking
Wireless chargingYes, it also has 4.5W reverse wireless charging.Yes
samsung galaxy s10e
samsung galaxy s10e

We have not reviewed the Galaxy S10E quite yet, but if you have $749 burning a hole in your pocket today and are caught between Samsung and Apple, here's what we can tell you today: on specs alone, the Galaxy S10E looks like a contender. But as always, your choice of operating system will likely Trump specs.

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