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While Google Pixel 3 and OnePlus 6T are stuck in the rumor mill, Apple has just announced the new iPhone lineup at its Gather Round event. And as an Android user, it has left me but wondering whether the devices can beat the top notch Android flagships which rule the current smartphone market!

Samsung Galaxy Note 9OnePlus 6, and the Google Pixel 2 — all of these devices have pretty amazing features and impressive full-year sales all around the world. So let’s look at the major changes in latest iPhones and how they stack up against other Android smartphones on paper. First, let’s talk about the new Apple iPhones —

iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max

iPhone XS looks very identical to the previous iPhone X. The device has 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display with a resolution of 2436×1125 and 458 PPI. Again it comes with the true depth sensor and an improved Face ID. The body is made from high grade stainless steel, and the true-tone display is pushed to edges with minimum bezels.

Regarding the hardware, iPhone XS comes with A12 Bionic which is the first ever 7nm chip. Coupled with the advanced neural engine, the performance of new iPhones is improved by 15% as compared to iPhone X. The new iPhones will be also be available as dual-sim devices.

Apple has made some camera improvements as well. On paper, the device comes with a 12 MP wide-angle lens with f-1.8 and a 12 MP telephoto camera with f-2.2. As for the selfie camera, it holds the 7MP lens with f-2.2.

The most notable camera feature is the depth control in the portrait mode. Also, the smart HDR has been added to bring more highlight and details to the picture.

Talking about the battery, Apple says that iPhone XS battery lasts 30 minutes longer than iPhone X.

On the storage front, the new lineup comes in 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB storage options.

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Apple has also introduced us to the iPhone XS Max model, which has a massive 6.5-inch retina display with a resolution of 2688 x 1242. Both the phone specifications and features are more or less the same; it’s just that iPhone XS Max has a bigger display and a bigger battery which lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than iPhone X.

Now, that iPhone XS and XS Max specs are all out on the table, let’s set them against the Android flagships in the market –

iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs Note 9, OnePlus 6 vs Pixel 2 XL: Feature Comparison

SpecificationsiPhone XSiPhone XS MaxSamsung Galaxy Note 9OnePlus 6Google Pixel 2 XL
Display5.8-inch Super Retina HD6.5-inch Super Retina HD6.4-inch Super AMOLED6.28-inch Optic AMOLED6.0-inch P-OLED
Resolution2436 x 11252688 x 12422960 x 14402280 x 10802880 x 1440
Wireless ChargingYesYesYesNoNo
BatteryTBATBA4,000mAh3300 mAh3520 mAh
RAMTBATBA6GB, 8GB6GB, 8GB4GB
Storage64GB, 256GB, 512GB64GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 512GB, 1TB(microSD Card)64GB, 128GB, 256GB64GB, 128GB
Rear Camera12 megapixels, 12 megapixels (wide)12 megapixels, 12 megapixels (wide)12 megapixels, 12 megapixels (wide)16 megapixels, 20 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Front Camera7 megapixels7 megapixels8 megapixels16 megapixels8 megapixels
ProcessorA12 BionicA12 BionicSnapdragon 845 (2.8GHz and 1.7GHz, octa-core)Snapdragon 845 (2.8GHz, octa core)Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz and 1.9GHz, octa-core)
Water ProtectionIP68IP68IP68Splash ResistantIP67
Weight177 g208 g201 g177 g175 g
Starting Price$999$1,099$999.99$529$849.00
Other FeaturesFace ID
Adjustable Aperture
Face ID
Adjustable Aperture
Iris scanner
Adjustable Aperture
Adaptive ModeSqueezable sides