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Apple iPhone 11 vs Samsung Galaxy S20: Is the iPhone Good Enough?




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Apple iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy S20

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Luis Silva (May 2020, updated: February 2021)

Introduction

Maybe they're not the most expensive siblings, but they sure are the popular ones, whether it's because of their price-tag or perhaps they're just good enough.

In March of 2020, Samsung started selling its Galaxy S20, while Apple's iPhone 11 hit the stores in September of 2019.

Here you can look at the iPhone 11 and the Galaxy S20, compare each other's features, and decide which one is best for you. Let us delve into the finer details.

If you have the time, click here to skip the spoilers and continue to the full comparison.




Bottom Line

Which is better?

The iPhone 11 is a little bit more expensive, but considering its features, its opponent is the best option.

You'll get better performance (+26%) and better battery life. But the Galaxy S20 features a better display, more internal storage (128GB vs. 64GB), and external storage.

What else do they have to offer?

The iPhone 11 also features a cleaner user interface. But the Galaxy S20 also adds an AMOLED, higher refresh rate, Always-On display, a lightweight body (31 g./1.09 oz less), faster wireless charging (15w vs. 5w), reverse wireless charging, and more RAM (12GB vs. 4GB).


How much more will those additional features cost me?

If you're not considering going for a carrier subscription, you can spare close to $3. You don't need to pay more to get more.


Is it worth buying the iPhone 11 in 2021?

Yes, it is. Its performance won't disappoint you for sure.


Is it worth buying the Galaxy S20 in 2021?

Sure. If you like it, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.



The prices of the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the Apple iPhone 11 are similar. Although the Galaxy S20 is cheaper most of the time, aside from promotions that might appear. Remember that when you're comparing the two models.

For each featured section, there's a "Tek-Score" for you to check. We evaluate all quantifiable specifications to help you quickly identify how much they are far apart. You'll find a global score at the end, which can help you compare to other phones if you're curious about other models aside from these two.

This score is based on research from Globalwebindex.com about the most wanted features from people looking to buy new smartphones.

For additional information regarding our smartphone comparisons, check this FAQ.

Some features have a colored bar next to them. It's there for you to better understand how they sit side by side with equivalently priced phones.

Here is their competitors' full list: but we've only included smartphones within a 40% price range.

Some items are clickable, and they'll get you to several top 10 tables for up to seven different budgets.


Price* vs.
Device iPhone 11 Galaxy S20
Release Date 2019, September 2020, March 1y.
OS Updates 6 years 3 years -3y.
Security Updates 6 years 3 years -3y.

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.


Performance

Inside the Galaxy S20 is the Exynos 990 SoC, while on the iPhone 11, there's the Apple A13 chipset.

Regarding the graphics chipset, the former features the past year's Mali-G77 MP11, and the latter has a proprietary Apple GPU.

As for performance, Geekbench 5 (IOS)(Android) scores the iPhone 11 26% ahead of its competitor on the multi-core rankings. It's something to consider, but it shouldn't be a deal-breaker. The iPhone is a bit more responsive to tasks like rotating the phone to landscape mode because Apple did their work to keep it fit.

We can classify the iPhone 11 as high-end and the Galaxy S20 as a lower high-end.

At least you'll get the iOS 13 on the iPhone 11, and the Galaxy S20 has Android 10 and OneUI at its core.

PS: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (with the Adreno 650 GPU) and the Exynos 990 (with the Mali-G77) are market-dependent. Click here for more info.

There's a performance increase of about 15% on the 865 for the Galaxy S20.


Performance* vs.
Features iPhone 11 Galaxy S20
SoC Apple A13 Exynos 990
Graphics Apple GPU Mali-G77 MP11
Geekbench 5 Score 3328
2631
-697
OS iOS 13 Android 10 and OneUI
Tek-Score
7.5
6.4
-1.2

*Reference: Apple iPhone 12.


Display

Apple iPhone 11 front transparent png Samsung Galaxy S20 front transparent png

The iPhone 11 offers a sharp, 6.1-inch LCD display that is slightly smaller than the 6.2-inch AMOLED panel on the Galaxy S20. To each, it's own. Most people seem to prefer AMOLED for its saturated colors and higher contrast.

The display of the Galaxy S20 has a resolution of 1440x3200 Quad HD. The iPhone 11, in its turn, has 828x1792 HD. If you can't get over the iPhone 11's notch, there's one more reason to consider the Galaxy S20.

The iPhone 11 sets itself apart from most competitors at its price-range: Its display density is 143 dots per inch below the usual.

Screens seem to get bigger each year, so it's essential to know what kind of glass protection they have. The Galaxy S20 has a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 display. The iPhone 11, in its turn, has a Corning toughened glass.

There's a phone with an Always-On display here, the Samsung Galaxy S20.

If you don't manually set the screen brightness, the iPhone 11 will reach 644 nits, while the Galaxy S20 does 814 nits.

The Galaxy S20 is capable of displaying HDR10+ video formats.

If high refresh rates are your thing, the Galaxy S20 can go up to 120hz.

If you haven't noticed yet, the Galaxy S20 has a much better display.

About the iPhone 11, just know that 89% of its rivals can play HDR content, 96% have an AMOLED screen, and 93% of them have an Always-On display.

Compared to the Galaxy S20, 85% of its rivals can play HDR content. Plus, all of them have an AMOLED screen, and 90% have an Always-On display.


Display Density (DPIs)* vs.
Features iPhone 11 Galaxy S20
Size 6.1
6.2
0.1
Screen Type LCD AMOLED
Resolution (px) 828x1792
1440x3200
3124224
Refresh Rate 60hz 120hz 60
Dots per Inch 323.61
565.98
242.37
Always-On-Display No Yes
Notch Wedge Hole
Peak Brightness 644 nits
814 nits
170
HDR - HDR10+
Sub Tek-Score
1.2
9.8
8.6
Protection Corning toughened glass Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Tek-Score
5.2
8.3
3.1

*Reference: Sony Xperia 1.


Cameras

Apple iPhone 11 back transparent png Samsung Galaxy S20 back transparent png

Who's gonna win this battle? Apple's iPhone 11 can record videos at up to 2160p. It also has a shooter with 12 MP, an aperture of f/1.8, a 26mm wide-angle lens, four flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization.

It also has a secondary 12 MP camera with an aperture of f/2.4 plus a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

With the selfies camera, you get a 12 MP shooter, with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 23 mm wide-angle lens.

DxOMark gave this shooter a rate of 132. If you add its wide-angle lens, you'll end up with a score of 138**. If you want to know more about it, click here.

Last (but not least), you'd probably like to know that all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. However, only 19% of them feature a macro lens.

There's nothing to compare here. You'll soon find out that both the Galaxy S20 and the iPhone 11 have the same 12 MP camera. It also has two extra rear-facing camera lenses. One has 64 MP (with an aperture of f/2.0), and another with 12 MP (f/2.2) with a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

Did you know? By zooming in and cropping a 64 Megapixels photo, you can get (for example) an additional 2x of optical zoom and a 16 Megapixels sample.

You can get selfies with 10 MP Megapixels. It has a lens with f/2.2 of aperture and a 26 mm wide-angle lens.

DxOMark's gurus should be reviewing this shooter anytime soon, I hope. Given specs and similar cameras, it'll get close to 120* points. And if we consider its wide-angle lens, that score goes up to 132**.

Finally, if you must know, just like the other device, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. Still, only 10% of them feature a macro lens.

That's why I think that these cameras are about the same.

If you prefer, we can grade these two as high-end.

If you love optical zoom like I do, none of these will help you. Just pick something like the Galaxy S20 FE or the Oppo Find X2 Neo instead.

*DxOMark is a well-known market reference when it comes to camera benchmarking. Unfortunately, they don't test every smartphone camera out there. So when I find one such shooter, I rate every camera spec (like sensor size, lenses, and so on) to get a similar global rate. The last time I've checked this formula, some cameras had a topmost discrepancy of 2 points.

**You should give this score a margin of error of up to 6 points, especially with cameras with less than 40MP and no telephoto lens. They moved to a new camera test protocol, and there aren't enough reviewed cameras to extrapolate a backward-compatible score.


Picture Quality* vs.
Primary Camera iPhone 11 Galaxy S20
Megapixels 12
12
0
Aperture 1.8
1.8
0.0
Lens 26mm
26mm
0
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 4 1 -3
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 4320 2160
Score 138
132
-6

*Reference: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) iPhone 11 Galaxy S20 vs.
Megapixels 12
64
52
Aperture 2.4
2.0
-0.4
Lens 13mm -
Lens Type Ultra-wide-Angle -
Megapixels - 12
Aperture - 2.2
Lens - 13mm
Lens Type - Ultra-wide-Angle
Score 6 12 6

Selfie Camera iPhone 11 Galaxy S20 vs.
Megapixels 12
10
-2
Aperture 2.2
2.2
0.0
Lens 23mm 26mm 3

iPhone 11 Galaxy S20 vs.
Tek-Score
8.1
7.8
-0.4

Body

The iPhone 11 is 150 mm (5.91 inches) tall and 75 mm (2.96 inches) wide. Samsung's Galaxy S20 is a bit taller, precisely 1 mm (0.04 inches), and a bit narrower too, about 6 mm (0.24 inches).

When it comes to thickness, they're almost equal: 8 mm (0.32 inches) vs. 7 mm (0.28 inches).

Both have a premium feeling thanks to their glass body. The iPhone 11 is a little bit heavier: About 31 g. (1.09 oz). If you're looking for a lightweight device, I've come up with an adapted "display size to phone weight ratio" rate. The iPhone 11 got 3.3, showing it's kind of weighty for its screen size. In the meantime, the Galaxy S20 has 7.4, which is pretty nice.

You can have the iPhone 11 in Black, Yellow, Green, White, Red, and Purple. And you can compare that with the Cosmic Grey, Cloud Pink, Cloud Blue, Cloud White, and Aura Red, which comes with the Galaxy S20.

If the Galaxy S20 is big enough for you, then excellent. If not, then the other one may not be a great choice either.

Does a fingerprint scanner matter to you? Unfortunately, you can't count on the iPhone 11, but if you're already considering the Galaxy S20, then good for you.

Although a pin isn't the only login option in the iPhone 11. Usually, logging in with a fingerprint scanner is faster, but at least you'll get a Face ID scanner.

The iPhone 11 is resistant to water up to 1 to 3 meters, identical to the Galaxy S20. But remember: it's for a maximum period of half an hour, and it's freshwater in standby mode only.


Looks* vs.
Body iPhone 11 Galaxy S20
Size 150 x 75 x 8 mm
(5.29 x 2.65 x 0.28 in)
151 x 69 x 7 mm
(5.33 x 2.43 x 0.25 in)
-17067
Weight 194 g. (6.84 oz)
163 g. (5.75 oz)
-31
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Black, Yellow, Green, White, Red, and Purple Cosmic Grey, Cloud Pink, Cloud Blue, Cloud White, and Aura Red
Screen To Body Ratio 81.25%
89.07%
7.82
Disp.Size To Weight Score 3.3 7.4 4.1
Looks 8.6/10
10.0/10
1.3
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Biometrics Face ID Under Display Fingerprint
Tek-Score
7.1
8.6
1.5

*100% = 4+ colors + front and back glass + S2BR: 86+%.

Battery

You can probably guess who's the winner here by looking at these numbers: 4000 mAh vs. 3110 mAh. But are the numbers really that clear? This is asking for a thorough test after a full charge. And that's how the iPhone 11 performs:

  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 83% left.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 71% left for the rest of the day.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, the phone will have 73% left for the rest of the day.

And these are the results for the Galaxy S20:

  • After 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll be at 76% of the battery charge.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll probably have 59% left for the rest of the day.
  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, the phone will have 60% left for the rest of the day.

It may come as no surprise here, but the iPhone 11 wins, hands down.

The Galaxy S20's battery is well below the average in this price range. These numbers show that it is 9% below the rest.

The iPhone 11 features quick-charging at up to 18w, but the Galaxy S20 does it too, at 25w.

Both phones support wireless charging at 5w vs. 15w.

A nice add-on to the Galaxy S20 is the ability to charge any Qi-enabled gadgets at 9w.

The Snapdragon 865 also has better battery efficiency (about 10% more screen-on-time) when you compare it to the Exynos 990.


Battery* vs.
Features iPhone 11 Galaxy S20
Capacity (mAh) 3110 4000 890
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 83% left
76% left
-7
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 71% left
59% left
-12
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 73% left
60% left
-13
Bat. To Phone Size Score 5.6 5.3 -0.3
Sub Tek-Score
7.6
6.5
-1.1
Fast Charging 18w
25w
7
Wireless Charging 5w
15w
10
Reverse Charging No 9w
9
Tek-Score
6.7
6.5
-0.2

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy A31.


Storage

In terms of RAM, the iPhone 11 brings 4GB. In terms of storage, it has 64GB. Memory cards aren't welcome here. This shouldn't be an issue for most of us. You should know that at this price level, its rivals have more RAM and more storage. They're closer to 154Gb of storage and 8GB of RAM.

The Galaxy S20, in its turn, has 128GB of storage and 12GB of RAM. You can count on the MicroSD card to save the day.

Most people should be OK with their internal storage. However, if you plan to store some movies or record tons of videos, 64 GB will be a problem sooner than later.


Storage* vs.
Features iPhone 11 Galaxy S20
RAM (GB) 4GB
12GB
8
Internal (GB) 64GB
128GB
64
Micro SD No microSDXC (shared SIM slot)
Tek-Score
2.8
7.5
4.8

*Internal Storage + 256GB Memory Card (Max: 512GB).


Connectivity

When it comes to connectivity, you can count on the traditional Bluetooth 5.0 chip. Both phones also have NFC, so nothing special here.

If you love good-old wired headphones, you're out of luck because none of them included a 3.5mm headphone jack. Want a piece of advice? Forget about adapters and go for the wireless buds. Or you can also check its rivals if you're not really leaning towards any of these. The Sony Xperia 1 II can give you a headphone jack.

You can connect the Galaxy S20 to LTE or (LTE and) 5G networks. The 5G variant of the Galaxy S20 has 12GB of RAM.


Connectivity vs.
Features iPhone 11 Galaxy S20
Network LTE LTE (also available in 5G)
Bluetooth 5.0
5.0
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No
Tek-Score
4.6
4.6
0.0

Price

You're likely not considering the Galaxy S20 to make all your pennies count. But do search for any deals or price drops before making up your mind. The Apple iPhone 11, on the other hand, is usually more costly, but I believe that it shouldn't come as a surprise at all. Theoretically, you should get more money back if you end up selling it.

Don't worry, because the following tables will help you make up your mind.

Here are the best prices that we've found:


I earn a small fee from qualifying purchases. It doesn't affect the price you pay nor my opinions, but it will mean a lot if you click on one of these buttons before purchasing your next phone. You'll be helping to take this to the next level.

Prices on eBay are in $US but Europe-based. You can click to check the prices in your country.

Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay prices that, as a last resort, can be from bids or used devices).

How much of a "phone" can your money buy?
That's how much "score" you can get with $100 based on the global score that you'll see in the next section (higher is better).

Have you found better prices elsewhere? The formula is simple: score/price*100.

Value for money iPhone 11 Galaxy S20 VS
Amazon - ! 0.73 -
eBay - - -
Best Buy - - -
Wallmart 0.53 - -

And this is the "The Best Smartphones On A Budget" list.

Are you curious to know what their global score is? Just so you have an idea, take a look at where its adversaries average. They're around 6.9 for these two.


Verdict: What Makes the Samsung Galaxy S20 Stand Out?

Apart from apples vs. robots (that's up to you do decide who wins), you'll be getting a top-of-the-line display (Please note that the iPhone has a lower, but very acceptable DPI). Too bad Apple doesn't give much information about their Scratch-resistant glass. Picture quality isn't an issue, but you'll be getting more out of your phone if you go for the iPhone 11. While the iPhone surely likes to keep it's mAh's, the S20 does give you more freedom when charging it. Storage is also a no-brainer. If you're in to do some workout every time you lift your phone, the iPhone clearly is your choice.


Pros iPhone 11 Galaxy S20
#1 Performance Performance
#2 Cameras AMOLED
#3 Battery Life Always-On-Display
#4 Fast Charging Cameras
#5 Wireless Charging Fast Charging
#6 Glass Protection Wireless Charging
#7 MicroSD Slot
#8 Glass Protection

Cons iPhone 11 Galaxy S20
#1 Screen Resolution 3.5mm Jack
#2 AMOLED Price
#3 Always-On-Display
#4 MicroSD Slot
#5 Weight
#6 3.5mm Jack
#7 Price

Relative Score* vs.
Global Score iPhone 11 Galaxy S20
Gaming Score
4.2
7.7
3.5
Tek-Score
6.04
7.30
1.26

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.


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Tek-Score explained

Every spec has it's own weigh on the global score.

Feature: Value
Battery Life: 1.28
Fast Charging: 0.31
Wireless Charging: 0.19
Reverse Charging: 0.08
Storage: 1.97
Performance: 1.86
Camera: 1.35
Glass protection: 1.08
Weight: 0.35
Waterproof: 0.35
AMOLED: 0.04
Always-On-Display: 0.31
DPI: 0.12
Refresh Rate: 0.04
Nits: 0.04
Notch: 0.04
Bluetooth: 0.08
NFC: 0.12
3.5mm jack: 0.19
Looks: 0.23
Total: 10

But there are a few things that I don't consider, like price, brand value, size, resell value, OS (iOS or Android), user experience, updates, RAM (included on performance), battery to phone size, display size to weight, and biometrics.

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Progress bars explained





#1: A big red progress bar means that this value is way below the average. In this case, it's 28.85MP, and the iPhone XR is 16.85MP below the average.

#2: In this example, the XR is just 0.36mm below the average, that's why the red bar is almost unnoticeable.

#3: On the other hand, the SE 2 is 1.8mm above (hence, the green bar) the 26.2mm of average.

#4: Performance-wise, the SE 2 is well above the average (of 2512) for its price range. That's the reason the green bar is that long.

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"Display size to phone weight" ratio explained



This indeed is a "display size to phone weight" ratio, but because every phone ended up somewhere between 0.0272 and 0.0421, I've amplified (adapted) those values so they would fit in a 0-10 scale. As of now, the best smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy A40, with 140g. (4.94 oz) for a 5.9 inch display. It got a score of 9.92. While the worse device is the iPhone 8 Plus, which weighs 202 g. (7.13 oz) and has a 5.5-inch display. It ended up with a score of 0.75.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.

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"Battery to device size" ratio explained



This score should give you an idea about the energy footprint of the devices you're considering. It reflects not only the hardware and the energy that it requires but also the amount of energy that the battery can deliver.

The major spenders on any device should be the display and the SoC. But everything from a notification led to its modems need to be optimized, or else, the OEM should simply include a bigger battery as a compensation. Unfortunately, it isn't always possible due to size limitations. But in the end, if a particular OEM can do a good job and give you excellent battery life on a small device, so should everyone else. That's why I've added a "battery to device size" ratio. But since the real scale went from 119 (for the Galaxy S10e, Snapdragon variant) and up to 164 (for the iPhone 7 Plus), I've decided to convert them so they would fit in a 0-10 scale, being 0 the worst device, (the iPhone 7 Plus) and 10 the one every OEM should look up to.

As an example, Apple did an excellent job on the iPhone 7. It has a score of 8. Despite having a small capacity, the hardware is well optimized, and it still gives you decent battery life considering its size. The iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, with those bezels shrinking its display size, clearly could've been the #1 in our top 10 list of best battery devices if Apple simply filled all that empty space with a bigger battery.

As a side note: I haven't included the dept of the devices in this formula because even if a device ended up being 1mm/0.03 inches thicker, it wouldn't matter that much to those who really value battery life.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.

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Rivals

As of now, these are the rivals that were considered for each of them. They may change every time its prices are updated.

These are the lowest prices found on any of the usual stores.

 Apple iPhone 11 
  • Sony


    Xperia 1
    $688

  • Apple


    iPhone X
    $562

  • Apple


    iPhone XS Max
    $620

  • Apple


    iPhone 11 Pro Max
    $580

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10
    $499

  • Samsung


    Galaxy Note 10
    $547

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10 Plus
    $499

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10+ EX
    $499

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10+ SD
    $493

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 EX
    $684

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 SD
    $649

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20+ SD
    $649

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10 SD
    $499

  • OnePlus


    7T Pro
    $549

  • Huawei


    P30 Pro
    $598

  • Google


    Pixel 4 XL
    $609

  • Huawei


    Mate 20 Pro
    $550

  • Huawei


    P40
    $666

  • OnePlus


    8 Pro
    $599

  • OnePlus


    8
    $630

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10 Lite
    $470

  • Xiaomi


    Mi 10 Pro
    $600

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 FE
    $540

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 FE 4G
    $549

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 FE 5G
    $540

  • Oppo


    Find X2 Neo
    $593

  • Google


    Pixel 5
    $548

  • Xiaomi


    Mi 10T Pro
    $480

  • OnePlus


    8T
    $599

  • Xiaomi


    Mi 10
    $529

  • Oppo


    Reno4 Pro
    $594

 Samsung Galaxy S20 
  • Sony


    Xperia 1
    $688

  • Sony


    Xperia 5
    $699

  • Apple


    iPhone X
    $562

  • Apple


    iPhone 11
    $578

  • Apple


    iPhone 11 Pro
    $750

  • Apple


    iPhone XS Max
    $620

  • Apple


    iPhone 11 Pro Max
    $580

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 EX
    $684

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 SD
    $649

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20+ EX
    $749

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20+ SD
    $649

  • Huawei


    P30 Pro
    $598

  • Google


    Pixel 4 XL
    $609

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 Plus
    $749

  • Huawei


    P40 Pro
    $779

  • Huawei


    P40
    $666

  • OnePlus


    8 Pro
    $599

  • OnePlus


    8
    $630

  • Xiaomi


    Mi 10 Pro
    $600

  • Apple


    iPhone 12
    $799

  • Oppo


    Find X2 Neo
    $593

  • Apple


    iPhone 12 Mini
    $739

  • OnePlus


    8T
    $599

  • Oppo


    Reno4 Pro
    $594

  • Sony


    Xperia 1 II
    $821

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Battery results


The battery score is based on Gsmarena's endurance rating and is taken with a screen brightness of 200 nits and a refresh rate of 60hz.

Assumptions: The display is off during a call, there's a web page refresh every 10 seconds, and the video playback is in Airplane mode.

You can click here for more information.

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Formula deviation

Since the guys at DxoMark don't review every camera out there, I've come up with a formula based on the ones that they do rate, so I could get an equivalent score for the ones they don't review. After testing it against these cameras, I got the deviation between that and their DxO score.

Device: DxOScore Deviation
Samsung Galaxy A50: 88 -1
Apple iPhone XR: 104 1
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro: 108 -7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: 87 1
Sony Xperia 1: 99 -1
Sony Xperia 5: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: 126 2
Apple iPhone 8 Plus: 96 -3
Xiaomi Pocophone F1: 92 -1
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 90 -1
Apple iPhone X: 101 3
Apple iPhone 11: 112 -1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: 107 1
Apple iPhone XS Max: 110 -2
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max: 124 1
Samsung Galaxy S10: 124 2
Apple iPhone XS: 110 -1
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 120 -2
OnePlus 7 Pro: 122 0
OnePlus 7T Pro: 122 0
Huawei P30 Pro: 125 -1
Google Pixel 4: 117 0
Google Pixel 3: 103 0
Google Pixel 2: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus: 127 -2
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 132 2
OnePlus 6: 100 0
OnePlus 6T: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: 105 -1
Huawei Mate 20 Pro: 120 0
Xiaomi Mi 9: 115 0
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: 132 0
Huawei P40 Pro: 140 -1
Apple iPhone SE 2: 101 0
OnePlus 8 Pro: 126 0
Xiaomi Mi 8: 105 1
Samsung Galaxy A71: 89 1
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: 134 0

As you can see, most cameras sit between 1 and -1, while a few of them go up to 2 or -2. That means it's reasonable to assume other similar cameras that they don't review to, in the worst-case scenario, be anywhere from -2 to 2 points from the score that the formula gets.

For example: Given that the Pixel 4 got 117 points and that the Pixel 4 XL share the same year and camera specs, it's reasonable to expect a score of 117 too. But in reality, if they do review that camera, it may end up anywhere between 115 and 119.

Be aware that at DxO, they give a score based on their opinion, not based on any formula. That's why I think there's an odd difference of 6 points between the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. In theory, they should have the same camera.

I'm guessing that the Mi 9T Pro got a deviation of 7 points because they tested its Chinese variant (the K20 Pro).

Update: They just changed their protocol to include preview image evaluation and trustability. I'm keeping the old table (for now) for reference purposes, and I'll be adding a new one as soon as they review at least a couple of new mid-range cameras.

You can expect the same (or a bit bigger) deviation for high-end cameras, but anything with a score below 100-110 should be taken with a grain of salt.

This is valid for all cameras tested with the previous protocol. For those that they didn't test, the deviation may be up to twice as much.

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With regards to AMOLED screens, sometimes OEMs claim higher maximum brightness. That's because an AMOLED screen can push its brightness progressively higher as its white area gets smaller.

These values are from the lab tests made by GSMArena, and their white test pattern takes up 75% of the physical size of the screen.

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