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iPhone 11 Pro vs. Galaxy Note 10: Battle of the High-End Phones

17 September 2019 | Febriana Ramadhanya

Ever since the two companies started their foray into smartphone-manufacturing, Apple and Samsung have gone head to head to see who can come up with the best one. Samsung’s high-end series, the Galaxy line, is what most people would compare the Apple iPhones to, considering their advanced features and higher price points.

Both companies’ best, and most expensive, smartphone series yet are the iPhone 11 Pro and the Galaxy Note 10. The former starts at $999 while the latter starts at $949. The iPhone 11 Pro can go as high as $1,349 if you max out its storage to 512GB.

The Specs

For phones that are worth a grand, they should have outstanding features that separate them from their predecessors and competitors. Let’s see how both of them compare in specifications.

iPhone 11 Pro

Galaxy Note 10

Colors

Midnight Green, Silver, Space Gray, Gold

Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura White, Aura Pink, Aura Red

Display

5’8 Super Retina XDR Display

6.3" FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED

Battery

Wireless charging, fast-charge capable

Super Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, and Wireless PowerShare

Charging

Lightning cable

USB-C

Expandable Storage

No

Yes (Up to 1TB)

Rear Camera

Triple 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras with Night mode

Triple camera system: 16MP Ultra Wide camera, 12MP Wide-angle camera, and 12MP Telephoto camera

Included Accessories

N/A

S Pen

Authentication

Face ID

Fingerprint sensor, Facial recognition

Water Resistance

IP68

IP68

Connectivity

LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

5G, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

The Analysis

Judging solely by their features and specifications, the Galaxy Note 10 seems more advanced than the iPhone 11 Pro. When compared side by side, the Galaxy Note 10 possesses some attributes that the iPhone is still lacking. This includes the Wireless Powershare, expandable storage, on-screen fingerprint sensor, and the rear triple camera system with varied megapixels. The three main things that the iPhone 11 Pro lacks are the 5G connectivity, USB-C port, and limited color choices.

The Galaxy Note 10 also offers more things alongside the device like tweezers, clear cover, protective film, and the S Pen. With the iPhones, all accessories with the exception of earphones and charging cables, like the Apple Pencil, are sold separately.

The Verdict

If you’re concerned about having the latest specifications, then the Galaxy Note 10 takes the cake. With the addition of 5G compatibility and expandable storage, the Galaxy Note 10 is a smartphone fitting for its time yet ready to face any future technological advancements.

However, if you’re already used to Apple products and have an all-Apple ecosystem, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to the iPhone 11 Pro. The 11 Pro features a lightning-to-USB-C cable that makes charging so much more convenient. Perhaps you may want to go with the more budget-friendly iPhone 11 if you’re worried about the Pro’s price tag. The iPhone 11 has similar specs to the Pro and wider color choices.

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