There are a number of popular and high-quality smartphones, as well as a number of affordable yet decent devices all over the world. Still, if we are to decide which make and model rules the world of smartphones, it generally boils down to the following: Is Samsung or iPhone best?
Most people already have formed opinions on the matter, especially those who strongly prefer and favor one or the other, but our aim is not to convince anyone or persuade them to change their opinion. We will simply discuss the different aspects of the matter and have a look at some of the numbers that might indicate that either Samsung or iPhone is the best smartphone nowadays and in general.
Galaxy S20 vs iPhone 11
Firstly, we will need to define the scope of the question. Samsung is a company that produces a wide range of devices, and even if we stick to smartphones, there are several Samsung models, whereas the iPhone is the only smartphone made by Apple. So, for the sake of clarity – we are comparing the Samsung Galaxy against the Apple iPhone, and we compare like for like, namely, versions that fall into the same category and were released roughly at the same time. Then, we will do a more global comparison in terms of market dominance.
First, let's have a look at the prices. The new Galaxy costs $999, whereas the iPhone is cheaper and a new one would cost you between $699 and $849, depending on the capacity.
If the price isn't an issue for you, the features and characteristics of the Galaxy S20 seem to be better than those of its competition. So, in a way, if we are to base our opinion on the original question – is Samsung or iPhone best, it seems that things sway in favor of Samsung.
The Galaxy S20 comes equipped with a triple-lens camera, with a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, a similar 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 64-megapixel camera. The iPhone features a dual-lens camera, with both cameras being 12-megapixel. Samsung's video capture capabilities are also better. And even if we compare the previous Samsung Galaxy model, the S10, which was released roughly at the same time as the iPhone, Samsung still has somewhat better capabilities. Sell Galaxy S10
Sales and market share
If we are to decide on the basis of the number of sold phones and let the users and customers be the judge and decide whether Samsung or iPhone is best, we will see that Americans would be inclined to conclude that the iPhone is better, whereas Europeans and people from all most parts of the world would favor the Samsung. However, during the last quarter of 2019, something interesting happened. Namely, Samsung managed to outperform the iPhone and sell more items over the course of that quarter.