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Updated January 10, 2024·

If camera quality is a priority, the iPhone 13 is a superior option with better overall camera performance including photo and video quality. However, it comes at an upper midrange price compared to the more budget-friendly Galaxy S10. The S10, with its curved screen edge and higher pixel density, might be more appealing if you prefer a sharper display and are comfortable with Android. The S10 also has a headphone jack, expandable storage via an SD card, and a slightly longer battery life. On the other hand, if you value a more recent phone with a potentially longer update support and better performance, the iPhone 13 is equipped with a powerful A15 processor. Both phones have similar screen sizes, but the iPhone 13 does not have a high refresh rate or an always-on display, features which are present in the S10. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 13
  • Good for taking photos
  • Very good for recording videos
  • Very good performance
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S10
  • The Samsung Galaxy S10 has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 13.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.7
iPhone 13
Galaxy S10
5.4
The Apple iPhone 13 has good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy S10 has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.5
iPhone 13
Galaxy S10
5.4
The Apple iPhone 13 takes good photos, while the Samsung Galaxy S10 takes poor photos.

Video Quality

8.0
iPhone 13
Galaxy S10
5.5
The Apple iPhone 13 takes very good videos, while the Samsung Galaxy S10 takes poor videos.

Battery

7.1 Hours
iPhone 13
Galaxy S10
5.6 Hours
The Apple iPhone 13 has 7.1 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S10 has 5.6 hours of battery life.

Cost

$629
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Galaxy S10
$143
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The Apple iPhone 13 has a price of $629 and the Samsung Galaxy S10 costs $143.
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Key similarities

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Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 13 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S10 is 6.1 inches.

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How the Apple iPhone 13 and the Samsung Galaxy S10 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 13Samsung Galaxy S10
Apple iPhone 13Samsung Galaxy S10

GENERAL

Price
$629
$143
Brand
AppleSamsung
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 24, 2021March 8, 2019

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.1"
Resolution
2532 x 11703040 x 1440
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
460550
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15SD855
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
4 GB6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.7/105.5/10
Photos Score
7.5/105.4/10
Videos Score
8.1/105.5/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.1 Hours5.6 Hours
Battery Capacity
3240 mAh3400 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.78" x 2.81"5.9" x 2.77"
Weight
6.14 oz5.54 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesNo
Bluetooth Version
5.05.0
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79N/A

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Blue, Pink, Midnight, Starlight, Green, RedPrism Black, Prism White, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Flamingo Pink, Cardinal Red
Stock Android
N/ANo
SD Card
NoYes

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James Peckham | September 2022
"The iPhone 13 isn’t a game changer for Apple’s series of smartphones, but it’s an important iteration that offers better battery life, a better processor and an upgraded camera setup than iPhones that have gone before it. If you’re looking for a fast and capable smartphone, and don’t need the extra features of the pricier Pro model, this is a top choice."

Samsung Galaxy S10

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Tom's Guide

Caitlin McGarry | October 2022
"The Galaxy S10 offers superfast performance and a beautiful display, with a less distracting camera cutout than on the larger, pricier S10 Plus. If all you're looking for is a well-rounded, well-crafted Android flagship that can do it all — including work with a pair of good old-fashioned wired headphones — for a price you can sleep easy at night spending, the Galaxy S10 remains an unbeatable proposition."

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About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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