Apple’s most recent and coolest iPhone 11 in Australia alongside its siblings – iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are currently available to pre-order, and it’s all set to be released officially in Australia on September 20th. It’s, without a shadow of a doubt, a beautiful smartphone even with a little number of changes both internally and externally since Apple iPhone X released in 2017. Not only this but it’s also Apple’s best iOS smartphone yet – so, how much fierce competition does it give to Android devices like Samsung’s super-fancy Galaxy S10?
Both Samsung Galaxy S10 in Australia and Apple’s iPhone have many upgrades when it comes to processors, displays and cameras as compared to its predecessors – making them stand out from a crowd. Furthermore, iPhone 11 and Galaxy S10 in terms of features and price, are two flagship devices of 2019. And that’s obvious! But in which areas both devices differentiate from each other? We have spent plentiful hours and broken down a comparison that might help you to decide smartly before you get your hands on one. Alert! Everything mentioned here on this page is entirely based on online sources as we don’t test and provide hands-on experience.
Availability and Pricing
As for how Apple iPhone naming conventions work in 2019, Apple has made a bit of rejigging. Instead of an XR, XS and XS Max arrangements which were operating back in 2018, 2019’s iPhone aren’t sporting a huge difference but we have now a standard iPhone 11 (basically replacing last year’s iPhone XR) and then Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max - successors of XS and XS Max respectively. The iPhone 11 Pro Price Australia is as follow:
Would you love going on a “Pro” route? Then, here is how much you will need to spend:
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Price Australia is also listed down – but be noted that it’s just a recommended price and chances are you may find it at different rates, depends on a store or retailer you choose to shop from.
Apple iPhones launched back on September 10 and currently available to pre-order. And as far as iPhone 11 release date Australia is concerned, it’s set to be September 20 – only two more days to go!
The Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup, on the contrary, is a little confusing as currently, Galaxy S10 range is flaunting S10, S10+, S10e and S10 5G. And frankly speaking, only S10e seems to be an excellent phone to compare with iPhone 11 – thanks to its dual rear cameras and lowest rates.
Besides, Samsung Galaxy S10 is officially available at Samsung’s official website or from hundreds of thousands of retailers across Australia, i.e. JB Hi-Fi, Kogan, DickSmith and others. You too can use our search bar and find out Galaxy S10 deals from your favourite retailer or store even at unmatched rates to keep your wallet safe from a severe dent.
Apple iPhone 11 Specifications
Samsung Galaxy S10 Specifications
iPhone 11 vs Galaxy S10 Design
As you can expect from devices dominating the flagship smartphone market worldwide, both devices are a class act. The design of the new iPhone 11 is primarily stuck by Apple with the design of last year’s iPhone XR, with the only addition of dual rear cameras as well as an IP68 waterproofing and some sensational colours. Rest of the things are almost same as it’s equipped with a 6.1-inches display, a wide notch to sport front-facing cameras, glass and aluminium chassis, dual speakers, wireless charging capability and, of course, lightning connectors.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 offers its customers with a Dynamic AMOLED 6.1-inches display that leaves 5.8-inches AMOLED Infinity-O display behind. Thanks to its punch-hole, it removes upper bezels and hence, it stands out from the competition. Furthermore, Samsung has added ultrasonic fingerprint scanner into the display under the glass, which is super-fast and unlocks the phone in a jiffy.
As compared to iPhone 11, Galaxy S10 is a slim smartphone and lighter too whereas iPhone 11 offers a relatively large display and it seems to come with a plethora of bulk – 194 grams (higher than S10’s 157 grams weight).
Interestingly, Galaxy S10 offers an extra camera sensor too with its rear panel, sporting a tri-camera configuration. Another thing where Galaxy S10 shines is an addition of a standard 3.5mm headphone jack (something that has left Apple’s shores since the launch of Apple iPhone 7 back in 2016.
iPhone 11 vs Galaxy S10 Software
Apple iPhone 11 runs on Apple’s latest iOS 13, which offers a wide range of features, i.e. Dark Mode, Increased Photos, Enhanced Portrait Mode, Memoji Customization, Video Editing and much more.
Samsung Galaxy S10 runs on Android Pie 9.0 OS with One UI interface on top -looks an exquisite combination. With a massive customisation option, it's designed well and pleasant environment that makes it so popular. Either Galaxy S10 receives Android 10 updates or not, we are short on words on for now as traditionally Samsung drags its feet here -but we are hoping this phone to be updated as soon as Android 10 arrives. Both are equipped with sophisticated and robust operating systems that deliver almost all you can want for contemporary smartphones.
iPhone 11 vs Galaxy S10 Display
Apple has a habit of keeping its premium display panels aside for its “Pro” models, and unfortunately, iPhone 11 is no different. The phone is loaded with an LCD IPS panel instead of an OLED which is available in its siblings. Performance-wise, however, it’s excellent as Apple always performs very-well with its LCD panels. But it’s not deniable that it’s not as much bright and shiny as Dynamic AMOLED panel of Samsung Galaxy S10.
The S10 sports curved edges with Infinity-O display that gives the phone a dazzling appearance and it feels premium and flagship when holding in hand. Most important of all, there is a slide-out side menu, too – giving an excellent way to jump to apps in a jiffy.
Very much like software and design, Samsung once again wins in terms of resolution as well – thanks to its 3040 x 1440 pixels resolution with a pixel density of 550 PPI. The iPhone 11, on the other hand, offers only a resolution of 828 x 1792 pixels with a pixel density of 326 PPI. However, both displays are more than enough to take users’ enjoyment to the next level.
iPhone 11 vs Galaxy S10 Camera
Taking a look at iPhone 11’s camera department first, Apple has added a camera sensor to a single shooter that can be found on 2018’s iPhone XR. The first wide-angle camera sensor offers an aperture of f/1.8, whereas the second ultra-wide-angle lens is equipped with an aperture of f/2.4. It’s capable enough to record 4K videos at 60fps with stabilisation. And it’s flaunting the coolest feature that enables you to capture the images rapidly by pressing and holding the shutter button instead of switching to video mode.
Apple iPhone 11 offers an audio zoom feature that acts like a unidirectional, virtual microphone, which focuses on the audio instead of the general noise in the subject. For the first time, the front camera also has the 4K video, plus slow-motion selfies which are named selfies by Apple.
Samsung continues to follow trends and added not two but three sensors on its rear. It’s sporting a 12MP telephoto sensor with an aperture of f/2.4, partnered with 12MP (f/2.4) wide-angle lens and 16MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture. One can record up to 4K videos at 60fps, and it too features stabilisation.
However, it is fairer to compare this with the S10e than the S10, which has a broad combination similar to that of the iPhone 11. The Wide camera has a mechanical variable opening which provides more robustness as compared to Apple camera. The reason also is that primarily owing to the 5.8-inches AMOLED screen, S10e is shorter and slightly slimmer over S10 and set users back less than iPhone 11 and Galaxy S10.
Well, if you are looking to buy an iPhone but with triple cameras, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max then are the options you should consider – but be noted that it many cost your extra and can disturb your entire budget.
iPhone 11 vs Galaxy S10 Specs and Features
As both iPhone 11 and Galaxy S10 prices up past the AU$1000 mark, everyone has a right to expect top-notch onboard components. Thankfully, both devices wouldn’t disappoint you in many areas. Apple launched 11 with the company’s updated and latest processor A13 Bionic which features on Pro models as well. Not only A13 Bionic Chipset but also the most recent iOS operating system for smooth and silky performance.
Samsung combines it with its own Exynos 9820 Chipset which is hugely a powerful chipset. The US audience, however, gets Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset instead of Exynos 9820. Onto storage, iPhone 11 is available in three different configurations to choose from – 64GB, 128GB and 256GB (expandable no further) whereas Samsung offers only two configuration – 128GB, 512GB and interestingly, it can be increased further up to 1TB via a microSD card.
When it comes to 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, both are offering 512GB storage options but again, leads the chart with its Galaxy S10+ which arrives with 1TB of onboard memory (expandable up to 512GB via microSD card).
Both devices promise smooth and lag-free performance, whether you work on multiple apps simultaneously or play graphics-enriched games, i.e. Fortnight or PUBG. The Galaxy S10 sports an 8GB of RAM – a massive amount of RAM which is already on par with desktops and laptops whereas iPhone 11 comes with 4GB of RAM regardless of which variant you choose to buy.
The Bottom Line
Apple did an excellent job with its iPhone 11 as well as 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Apple provided everything one would want from a flagship of 2019 such as up to snuff performance without any glitch, exceptional power and entirely baked features. It's a reliable phone if not an inspiring update, but it won't be one that iPhone XR owners want. The Galaxy S10 by world’s leading brand “Samsung” offers bright and shiny display, plentiful rear cameras, exquisite hardware and while offering a 5G model and maintaining a slim chassis to those who are scouting for fastest mobile data. We have mentioned in our previous blog review, Apple isn’t going to launch 5G-enabled phone until September 2020, and Galaxy S10 prices will likely drop significantly as compared to iPhone 11. To cut it short, buying Samsung Galaxy S10 over iPhone 11 is a bold move, especially if you don’t like using iOS on your smartphone.