Apple has its regular iPhone 11, then two advanced "Pro" models. Samsung went the other way – they have the Galaxy S20 and S20 +, then there is the S20 Ultra. But one thing that these smartphone lines have in common is the flagship of the base model. How do you compare them?
Where the iPhone 11 feels like a real successor to the iPhone X R the Galaxy S20 is much more than a S10e sequel. Samsung does not cut corners, as this phone is not designed for affordable prices. But for the extra cost you get a phone without compromise. And for the new decade, Samsung seems to be aiming to create the very best Android devices.
Where Galaxy S20 Wins
Instead of a hack you have a holes housing the front camera, what Samsung calls the Infinity-O screen. The hole obstructs less on the screen and leaves more of the 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X to enjoy. It has a higher resolution of 3200 x 1400, is HDR10 + certified and supports up to 120 Hz refresh rate (although this refresh rate is available up to FHD +). There is no doubt that this is the better screen.
The Galaxy S20 has a high resolution telephoto camera (64 MP) capable of 3x optical zoom. It can also zoom up to 30x digitally, which should be really useful in reality.
Where iPhone 11 wins
At $ 699, Apple iPhone 11 is one of the cheapest current gen iPhones that you have been able to buy officially from Apple for a while. It's also $ 300 cheaper than the Galaxy S20, which is a huge savings.
With iPhone 11, you will always run the latest version of iOS (including all security updates) for up to five years after the release of the phone. Compare this to Samsung, which limits updates to two major software versions.
Despite using fewer cores (six compared to eight), the Apple A13 Bionic is a more powerful SoC on both CPU and GPU performance – at least according to most benchmarks. It is also incredibly energy efficient and helps with the amazing battery life of the iPhone 11.
Biometrics is also better on iPhone 11. Instead of the mixed result of the ultrasound fingerprint scanner, you have Face ID, one of the the best biometers available on a smartphone.