Galaxy S10e vs iPhone 11
The popular iPhone 11 and the Galaxy S10e overlap similar markets and price points.
As the most affordable flagship in both Samsung’s and Apple’s lineup, the iPhone 11 and the Galaxy S10e are poised to be considerations for many consumers.
In this article we compare the S10e to the iPhone 11, so now let’s see how the budget models perform.
The iPhone 11 case consists of glass panels and an aluminum frame. The smartphone weighs 194 grams. The iPhone 11 is dust and moisture resistant to IP68. The smartphone can withstand immersion in water at a depth of two meters. The smartphone’s screen occupies 79% of the front side.
In the upper part there is a notch, where the front camera, sensors and speaker are placed. On the left side of the case are buttons for adjusting the volume and switching the sound mode. On the right is the power button and slot for one nano-SIM card.
Samsung Galaxy S10e vs iPhone 11: Size and Display
In regard to the size and display, the iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy S10e have little in common.
The screen size of the iPhone 11 is 6.1 inches. An IPS matrix is used with a resolution of 828 by 1792 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5 to 9. The maximum screen brightness is 625 nits. Screen protection is provided by scratch-resistant glass with an oleophobic coating. There are various functions for adjusting the color in the settings of the smartphone, as well as an automatic brightness mode.
Samsung Galaxy S10e has a screen with a diagonal of 5.8 inches. However, the aspect ratio is 19 to 9, and the resolution is 1080 by 2280 pixels, which is more than the iPhone 11. The screen uses Gorilla Glass 5 technology, which is resistant to scratches. As for the matrix, Dynamic AMOLED is used, with gives good color reproduction and a maximum brightness of 800 nits. In the settings of the smartphone there is a night mode, a blue filter that reduces eye strain, as well as adaptive brightness.
Samsung Galaxy S10e vs iPhone 11: Camera
Each phone has two cameras around back. A wide-angle lens and an ultra-wide lens. The iPhone 11 is 12MP for both but the S10e does bump up the resolution of the ultra-wide.
As we mentioned in our previous comparisons, that doesn’t matter all that much. You can’t see a difference at 100-percent zoom and only do when zooming in. But if you are going to zoom in, might as well shoot with the standard wide-angle lens for a better shot all around.
We do have to largely give the iPhone 11 to edge in this category purely for its performance in low light. The Night mode shots on the iPhone 11 look outstanding while we were largely unimpressed with the Night mode offered by the Galaxy.
Apple installed a new, higher-resolution 12MP camera on the iPhone 11, beating out the 10MP of the S10e. The S10e also doesn’t have dual cameras here which means it is unable to take portrait mode selfie shots with true depth readings, unlike the iPhone 11.
Samsung Galaxy S10e vs iPhone 11: Software
The iPhone 11 runs on iOS 13.1. One of the main innovations of this operating system is the dark mode, which is integrated into all interface elements and standard smartphone applications. In iOS 13.1, the camera app has been changed. It’s now possible to change the light intensity and take pictures in monochrome.
iOS 13.1 also expanded the capabilities of Face ID. With this feature, you can now log in to your Apple account with your face. Siri Voice Assistant also has new features. For example, creating quick commands and reading out incoming messages.
As for performance, iOS 13.1 is faster than the previous version of the operating system. Unlocking the smartphone using Face ID has become 30% faster and the speed of opening some applications has almost doubled.
The Samsung Galaxy S10e was released on Android 9.0 Pie with a OneUI proprietary shell. The shell adheres to its own style, which is based on rounded blocks and icons, concentrated mainly in the lower half of the display. White and gray colors are very prevalent.
Visually, this is the best software Samsung has ever made. There is a night mode, split screen, gesture control, multitasking menu, and many other interesting functions. Minor changes were made to the camera app. The interface was slightly modified, but overall became more convenient to use.
One of the biggest differences between the two devices is the performance. Even though the iPhone 11 is Apple’s cheapest of the new 2019 iPhones, it still packs the same powerful A13 Bionic processor as the Pro models.
The A13 Bionic is a 6-core chip with 4GB of RAM versus the Snapdragon 855 processor in our S10e which has eight cores and 6GB of RAM.
Still, the S10e was woefully outmatched. In Geekbench 5, the S10e earned 721 single and 2417 multi-core scores. Those compare to the 1335 single-core and 3490 multi-core score that the iPhone 11 earned.
On the Antutu benchmark, iPhone 11 managed a cumulative 430160 — almost 25 percent higher than the 355251 that the S10e scored, The iPhone had the biggest gains in GPU compared side by side.
Lastly, we took to the browsers for the Speedometer benchmark that tests how well web apps run. Considering so much of what we do now lives in various forms of web apps, this test is becoming more important. Our S10e scored 55.8 runs per minute while the iPhone eclipsed that, earning nearly 300-percent that score with 153 runs per minute.
Needless to say, the iPhone certainly felt faster. It was faster launching apps, it was faster in restarts, and it was much faster unlocking with Face ID.
Of course, Apple is still utilizing its Face ID technology for phone authentication on the back of its Secure Enclave within its A13 Bionic processor.
Samsung is using its facial recognition though the results are a bit more mixed. It doesn’t capture a 3D image map of your face and instead uses a basic picture. That is why there are countless videos and sources around of the S10 or S10e being fooled by something as simple as a video of the owner’s face.
To go with its passable facial recognition, the S10e also has a built-in fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor is more secure than Samsung’s facial recognition, but it too is easily fooled and isn’t up to the caliber that the ultrasonic fingerprint reader is on the S10 or S10+. That’s not something everyone is going to have as a resource, so it should be good enough for most users.
In terms of communication capabilities, the iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy S10e have much in common. Both smartphones support the new Wi-Fi A-X standard, there is an NFC module, and Bluetooth version 5 is used with regard to data transfer speed.
The iPhone 11 has a 3110 mAh battery. The device supports fast charging USB Power Delivery 2.0, which allows you to charge the battery by 50% in 30 minutes. The smartphone also supports wireless charging using Qi technology. In music listening mode, the iPhone 11 can run up to 65 hours.
The battery capacity of the Samsung Galaxy S10e is 3100 mAh. The smartphone supports USB Power Delivery 2.0 fast charging, as well as wireless charging using Qi or PMA technology. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S10e can be used as a power bank for reverse charging other smartphones and gadgets.
Which to choose?
As always with these side-by-side comparisons, it is never an easy job deciding which is the better choice. Purely based on specs, we have to give the edge to the iPhone. It has far better performance, a larger display, and better security. The S10e does have a better screen and some may prefer the smaller size, but forced to choose, we’d say the iPhone’s strengths are more important.
Beyond the specs, countless other small features differentiate the two as well as even more indescribable qualities that one may prefer over the other. Specs are a good start but by no means the whole story.
Both smartphones have protection against water and dust according to the IP68 standard. They have approximately the same battery capacity, have an NFC module, are high speed, and image quality is at about the same level. However, there are a number of differences. The Samsung Galaxy S10e has a headphone jack, a slot for a memory card, and a bright Dynamic AMOLED screen. At the same time, the iPhone 11 is larger, and, naturally, the screen is larger. Also worth noting is the iOS operating system, which is more optimized than the One UI.
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