You Think iPhone X is King? Check Out The New iPhone XS

iPhone XS is the successor and advanced version of iPhone X.

They have a similar appearance but XS comes with a little upgrade on some features.

Apart from the difference in the name, XS also has a massive built-in storage of up to 512GB and an enhanced display. It is also equipped with the all-new A12 Bionic chipset to improve the speed and overall performance.


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One of the exciting features of this phone is that it retains the iPhone X design. The only differences are a few tweaks.

iphone xs side

The smartphone still has the same frame as the predecessor. The steel frame around the edges gives way to a taller 5.8-inch display.

You won’t get a home button and surprisingly, the little top bezels houses all the components required for the Face ID facial recognition for unlocking the phone.

Both the front and the back are built with glass, delivering a striking design you’ll rarely find on the market.  The iPhone offers a premium body feel.

You still won’t get a headphone jack and a fingerprint sensor as before. That’s a downside to me, though. It’s good to know that Apple has improved the sound system on this phone, so you get a more dynamic output and rich sound.


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XS has a 5.8-inch OLED display. This screen is still one of the best out there and it delivers rich colors, deep blacks, and strong contrast ratios.

You’ll still notice the notch on the front that houses the front camera and speaker.

According to Apple, they have also improved the performance of the screen. They’ve added a 50% better dynamic range to the already-offered HDR 10 and Dolby Vision movies. This will further improve the quality, making the content of the screen rich and clear.

This will enable you to get a better viewing experience on the phone.



The device has dual 12MP sensors on the back. Both feature an optical image stabilization and wide-angle lens offering higher-quality low-light performance.

The other sensor has a telephoto lens that allows for 2x zoom to get you closer to subjects.

You can use the two cameras in Apple’s Portrait Mode, enabling you to blur backgrounds and allowing you to change the lighting or add effects to the subject.

You can also change the depth effect of the bokeh.

One of the impressive features of this phone is the onboard smarts software. This software can dynamically work out scenes and enhance overall photo quality algorithmically. The A12 Bionic’s Neural engine will also enhance the overall quality.


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Battery & Other Features

During the launch, Apple didn’t announce the battery capacity. But it revealed that it lasts 20 hours talk time on 3G and 60 hours audio playback.

Apple claims that the new A12 Bionic chipset inside, which is more power-efficient, is capable of making the phone last 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X.

Unlike previous iPhones, this one comes with a Dual SIM support.

iphone xs dual SIM

It is crafted with the Qi wireless charging support. All you have to do is to get your charging pad and refuel your device so as not to run out of battery juice.


iPhone XS Price

The price range varies since its available in several variants based on storage capacity. Depending on your storage need and budget, you can obtain the model with 64GB, 256GB, or 512GB internal memory.

Get it here: iPhone X


iPhone XS Specifications

iphone xs

General Features
 Brand  Apple
 Type  Smartphone
 Announced  September 2018
 Operating      System  iOS 12
 SIM  Dual SIM
 Type OLED
 Size  5.8 inches
 Protection Scratch-resistant Glass, Oleophobic Coating
 Multitouch  Yes
 Resolution  2436 x 1125 pixels (458 pixels per inch density)
 Dimension 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
 Colour Silver, Gold, Space Grey
 Weight 177g
 Cover Glass, Stainless Steel Frame
 2G Yes
 3G Yes
 4G  4G LTE
 WLAN Wi-Fi Hotspot, Dual Band, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n ac
 USB v2.0 Proprietary Reversible Connector
 Bluetooth  v5.0, A2DP, LE
 NFC Yes
 Internal 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
 Processor Hexa Core, Apple A12 Bionic Chipset, Apple GPU (4-Core Graphics)
 External No
 Rear 12MP + 12MP, Phase Detection, Quad LED Flash
 Selfie 7MP, HDR
 Capacity Li-Ion, Fast Charging, Wireless Charging
 Removable  No
 Talk Time  20 hours (3G)
 Audio Playback  60 hours
Audio & Video
 Audio Jack No
 Loudspeaker Yes
 Vibration Yes
 Video Player Yes
Video Playing Resolution 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
Audio Player Yes
Other Features
 Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Push Emails, Instant Messaging
 Browser HTML5
 Sensors Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, Compass, Face ID
Special Features  Qi Wireless Charging
 Entertainment Video Streaming, Siri natural language commands and dictation
Document Viewer, Apple Lossless Player
iCloud cloud service
Photo/Video Editor, Document Editor


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