The Era of Samsung Galaxy s10 and iPhone XS, which ones better?


There is no doubt about the fact that Apple has played a vital role in making smartphones as accessible as they are today. Mobile phones were not considered as fun items and a necessity of life until the introduction of Apple's first smartphone in 2007. Before then, despite mobile phones being widely used but were only seen as a means of communication, not as a necessity of life. One of the main things which impact consumer behaviour when it comes to buying smartphones is the operating system it runs on. In the last decade, we have seen many reputable manufacturers wiped out of the market purely based on their choice of the operating system. Nokia and Blackberry were one of the leading players in the mobile phone arena almost ten years ago, but Samsung's innovative new products and low lost pushed them virtually out of the market. According to one of the recent reports currently, 80% of the mobile phones shipped in 2018 were based on the Android platform, whereas 18% were ios. It is evident that despite Apple's innovative approach for so many decades, people still prefer open source platforms.


We had also witnessed that Apple has been winning the race when it came to shipping the most handsets, especially when compared to Samsung. However, Samsung has been slowly catching up. Especially after the death of Steve Jobs, Apple users have not been impressed by the pace by which innovations are hitting the market in Apple's new handsets. Apples first iPhone in 2007 was a game changer. And at that time Samsung didn't even have any Smartphone int he market.  But now the game has changed where Samsung is not only giving Apple a tough time but its also slowly and steadily taking over the market share from Apple. Most of mobile recycling companies have seen a change in consumer trends over the past few years. Now more customers trade in mobile phones made by Apple as compared to Samsung. Recycling companies scrap phones manufactured by Apple more than Samsung because the product life cycle of Apple iPhone is much lesser than the Samsung mobile phone.


Until last year, the scenario was different where we witnessed Galaxy s9 feeling exhausted to impress iPhone X users, but now Samsung s10 is giving fierce competition to Apples XS. According to all reports, both Samsung s10 and Apples XS are almost equally impressive and have the same sort of reviews from their users. If we don't go into technical details, screens of both mobile phone's display practically the same quality of images, other than XS being slightly higher in resolution compared to s10.

As far as the camera is concerned which is considered as one of the most important aspects of smartphones in this day and age, Galaxy S10 has that primary 12-megapixel wide-angle lens that can swap between f/1.5 and f/2.4 settings whereas the iPhone XS opts for a pair of 12MP shooters, with a wide-angle at f/1.8 and telephoto at f/2.4. It's a great setup, capable of capturing impressive detail and accurate colours, with the new Smart HDR feature combining multiple successive shots to draw out highlights and shadows. Now here is the tricky bit, if you want to benefit from better back camera, you should go for Samsung because the image quality is defiantly better than Apple's primary camera, but when you are comparing the front camera and the face recognition feature, Apple takes the lead. So as far as the cameras are concerned, there is no doubt that it’s a fierce competition between both mobile phones.

When it comes to processor power, Apple is defiantly leading the race as there is no Android processor which can match Apples A12 Bionic. It does not impact the usage as such because more than 90% of the tasks performed by these mobile phones do not require that much high-performance processors anyways. However, when it comes to RAM, Samsung is offering 8gb on board, whereas Apple is only offering 4GB.

It’s a tough call when you compare both models, but it's clear that if you are an android user, you will no doubt keep using Android and is highly unlikely that anyone will change now due of the new features offered by the rival company.

Trade in your old Mobile Phone for an s10 or iPhone XS!

Both the manufacturers have improved their products several folds, but at the same time, the price has doubled. A few years ago a new model used to cost about £500, but now the price has come up to £1000. In this scenario, many people suffer to get their hands on newer models. You can always get money for an old phone. Doesn’t matter you use a Samsung or an Apple you can still trade in old phones with Rapid Phone Buyer. You can Trade in your mobile with us manufactured by all major manufacturers, including Samsung and apple.  You should always recycle old phones for cash rather than ignoring the fact that these devices depreciate badly over time. There are many companies which buy old mobiles, but it’s always advisable to compare trade-in offers by different mobile phone recycling companies.


Few phone selling sites will offer you good money when you sell your iPhone 8 or sell your Samsung s8 to them. This will help you compensate for the high cost of your new toy, a Samsung s10 or an iPhone XS. If you have any of the below models and are looking forward to selling them, we can help you. 

Some of these models have lost their value over the years but still can get you up to 40% off from your purchase of new Samsung s10 or Samsung XS, which is not bad at all.