Apple iPhone XS

Apple iPhone XS (A1920)
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Apple iPhone XS colors overview
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Apple iPhone XS back grey
Apple iPhone XS back silver

64 GB
256 GB
512 GB

Pro and cons Apple iPhone XS

  • More resistant to water and dust
  • Faster Face ID recognition
  • A12 Bionic chip for more speed and features
  • Better photos thanks to A12 Bionic processing power
  • Very modest upgrade
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Apple iPhone XS Product details

The Apple iPhone XS is the modest update of the iPhone X with which Apple introduced an entirely new design in 2017. Not to be disrespectful but 2018/2019 is a -s year where it is mainly about speed improvement. What the iPhone XS is capable of with this we will explain in this description for you.

Same figures for the most part

First, the figures. The iPhone XS, which you officially pronounce "ten -s", comes with a 5.8-inch Super Retina HD screen from the extra bright OLED. There's still a notch at the top, the challenged notch, containing facial recognition. Face ID has become a lot faster on the iPhone XS. The front is protected by tougher glass, the sturdiest thing Apple has ever placed on a phone. The housing is still made of stainless steel but this time it is more water resistant. The IP68 rating dictates that the XS can survive up to 30 minutes at a depth of 2 meters. The cameras all get the same resolution and also the lenses are the same on paper. Still, there are differences, but we'll explain them later.

Apple iPhone XS colors overview

A12 Bionic

The biggest innovation with the iPhone XS is not visible, because it is deep inside the device. We're talking about the A12 Bionic. This chip, developed by Apple itself, is the beating heart and the most powerful chip Apple has ever made. It makes apps start up faster, up to 30% faster, games run smoother, and more features are added. We can explain that this is a 7 nanometer chip with 50% more economical hexa-core CPU and 50% faster quad-core GPU but in the end it is all about what you can do with it. Apple uses that extra processing power mainly in the camera and gaming. So Face ID recognizes your face faster and unlocks your iPhone sooner. Augmented Reality has also become much faster and memoji's are more accurate because more points of your face can be scanned.

Main Apple iPhone XS specifications

  • Super Retina OLED screen of 5.8-inch high-contrast
  • Water and dust resistant housing with higher IP68 rating
  • Powerful Apple A12 Bionic processor provides additional computing power
  • Double 12 megapixel camera with Smart HDR and adjustable bokeh
  • 7 MP TrueDepth-selfiecam with enhanced video stabilization and Portrait Lighting
  • Dual SIM support thanks to eSIM (not yet activated in the Netherlands)
  • Available in 64, 256 and 512GB of memory
  • Providing faster gigabit 4G internet

Better photos due to more computing power

Despite the fact that Apple equips the iPhone XS with the same dual 12 megapixel camera at the back and 7 megapixel camera at the front, improvements have been made. This is partly due to the use of a larger and faster sensor, but mainly due to the clever application of the extra processing power of the A12 Bionic. The extra calculations, up to one trillion per photo, results in a technique called Apple 'Smart HDR'. Shadows and light are captured separately and brought together in one photo. New is the ability to adjust sharpness/depth settings afterwards so you can make the background more or less out of focus. This so-called bokeh produces professional-looking portrait photographs. You can also shoot these with the self-image camera and add Portrait Lighting which produces studio-like photos. For example, you can filter out the background and replace it with black, called stage light. With the self-image camera you also shoot memoji, of course, where your face is replaced by a selection of emojis.


Most important Apple iPhone XS specifications

Dimensions 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
Weight 177 grams
Item ID A1920
EAN code 9503274272254, 9502586814848, 9502585989820, 8720039736122, 8720039736108, 8719743779297, 8719743778870, 7818585852586, 5858596969639, 5415247199274, 5254547474595, 5254547474519, 0400060098755, 0400060098731, 0400060098724, 0400060098717, 0400060098700, 0400060098694, 0400060098625, 0400060098618, 0400060098601, 0400060096430, 0400060096423, 0400060096409, 0190198800398, 0190198793782, 0190198793447, 0190198793102, 0190198792778, 0190198792433, 0190198792181, 0190198792099, 0190198791757, 0190198791504, 0190198791412, 0190198791160, 0190198791078, 0190198790842, 0190198790828, 0190198790712, 0190198790675, 0190198790637, 0190198790590, 0190198790552, 0190198790514, 0190198790477, 0190198790439, 0190198790392, 0190198784056
Operating system
iOS 12
Display
Colour display 5.8 inch, OLED, notch
Hardware
Camera 12.0 Mpixel camera, dual camera sensor
Dirt and waterproof housing
Processor Apple A12 Bionic, hexa core
Secondary camera 7.0 Mpixel camera
Telephony
Dual SIM
Data network
LTE (4G)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 4 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 64 GB
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 2658 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Connections
Audio jack plug

All Apple iPhone XS specifications


Alternatives of the Apple iPhone XS

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Apple iPhone XS A1920
Apple iPhone 11 Pro A2160
Samsung Galaxy S10 G973
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Samsung Galaxy S10+ G975
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 Current product    
iOS1213
Colour display5.8 inch, OLED, notch5.8 inch, Super Retina XDR, notch6.1 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display5.2 inch, IPS6.4 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display
Camera12.0 Mpixel camera, dual camera sensor12.0 Mpixel camera, 12.0 Mpixel camera, 12.0 Mpixel camera12.0 Mpixel camera, 12.0 Mpixel camera, 16.0 Mpixel camera16.0 Mpixel camera12.0 Mpixel camera, 12.0 Mpixel camera, 16.0 Mpixel camera
Dirt and waterproof housing
ProcessorApple A12 Bionic, hexa coreApple A13 Bionic1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core2.2 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core
Secondary camera7.0 Mpixel camera12.0 Mpixel camera10.0 Mpixel camera8.0 Mpixel camera10.0 Mpixel camera, 8.0 Mpixel camera
Dual SIM
LTE (4G)
Internal memory4 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 64 GB4 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 64 GB8 GB, 128 GB, 512 GB4 GB, 64 GB12 GB, 8 GB, 1 TB, 128 GB, 512 GB
Battery2658 mAh3190 mAh3400 mAh4500 mAh4100 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging

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