Apple has its regular iPhone 11, then two high-end "Pro" models. Samsung went the other way – they have the Galaxy S20 and S20 +, then there is the S20 Ultra. However, these smartphone lines have one thing in common: the flagship of the basic model. How do they compare?
Where the iPhone 11 feels like a real successor to the iPhone X R the Galaxy S20 is much more than a continuation of the S10e. Samsung makes no compromises as this phone is not affordable. However, for the additional cost, you get a phone without compromise. And for the new decade, Samsung seems to have the goal of developing the best Android devices.
Instead of a notch, you have a hole in the front-facing camera, the Samsung Infinity-O-Display calls. The hole blocks the screen less and leaves more of the 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X to enjoy. It has a higher resolution at 3200 x 1400, is HDR10 + certified and supports a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz (although this refresh rate is available up to FHD +). No question, this is the better screen.
The Galaxy S20 has a higher-resolution telephoto camera (64 MP) with 3x optical zoom. It is also able to digitally zoom up to 30x, which should be really useful in real life.
Where the iPhone 11 wins
At $ 699, the Apple iPhone 11 is one of the best The cheapest iPhones the current generation that you have officially been able to buy from Apple for some time. It's also $ 300 cheaper than the Galaxy S20, which is a huge savings.
With iPhone 11, you can always run the latest version of iOS (including all security patches) up to five years after the phone's release. Compare this to Samsung, which limits updates to two major software versions.
Despite less use of cores (six versus eight), the Apple A13 Bionic is a more powerful SoC for both CPU and GPU performance – at least according to most benchmarks. It's also incredibly energy efficient and adds to the iPhone 11's fantastic battery life.
Biometrics are also better on the iPhone 11. Instead of the mixed results of the ultrasound fingerprint scanner, you have Face ID, one of the best biometrics available on a smartphone.