iPhone XS Key Specs and Features
- 5.8-inch Super Retina AMOLED Display, 1125 x 2436 pixels (458 ppi)
- iOS 12
- Hexa-core Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB / 245GB Built-in Storage, No Memory Card Support
- Dual 12MP + 12MP Rear Camera
- 7MP Front Camera
- IP68 Dust and Waterproof
- Qi Wireless Charging
- Face Unlock
- 2658 mAh Non Removable Li-ion Battery (30 minutes longer than iPhone X)
Design and Display
There is really not much of a difference between the iPhone XS and its predecessor. According to the naming, it suggests it is only a slight change in build style from last year’s smartphone.
There is the bottom firing speaker with charging port and the other speaker in the notch to give a stereo effect. Also sitting in the notch is the camera and better sensors for a great experience.
Over to the side, there’s a a metallic frame which attract smudges and glass finish on both sides. You can now get the iPhone XS in a gold finish variant which was not available for the former iPhone X and it looks amazing!
Despite the iPhone XS having the same display size and resolution as the iPhone X of last year. You can not help but notice the name tag of ‘Super Retina OLED display’ that it comes with.
As mentioned earlier, the size remains the same at 5.8-inch which somehow strikes the balance between big and small. It also has oleophobic coating which prevents smudging and happens to be scratch resistant too.
Even if the resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels is maintained, the HDR10 and Dolby Vision is still supported but with an additional 60% boost to the dynamic range. There is the 3D Touch display and the True-tone display which improves the clarity of bright as well as dim visuals without driving the brightness up.
Battery and Camera
About the capacity of the battery on the iPhone XS, details was not revealed only that the smartphone will be having a longer battery life.
However, you don’t get much time extra on the smartphone as it offers you only 30 minutes more battery life than the iPhone X which has 2, 700mAh of battery juice.
The reason for this is most likely to be the new chipset which is a more power efficient alternative. It will be retaining its wireless charging ability as well as quick charge even if it doesn’t come with the cable
The photography side of the flagship is as it is on the one before it, which is nothing short of splendid. Sticking with the pixel structure on the former flagship, the iPhone XS now has an improved picture quality thanks to the new processing system inside.
At the back, you have the repetition of a dual 12MP camera arranged in the same fashion as before. The front has a 7MP Truedepth camera which is also responsible in 3D mapping for Face ID.
Included is in-app editing which can tweak the background by changing the blur even after the shot. You get to play with features like Animoji, Memoji, optical image stabilization, 2x zoom with the telephoto lens and wide angle camera for better low light photography.
Hardware and Software
Pioneering its new Bionic chipset for this year, the iPhone XS is better and faster with a promised jump in performance. The new Apple Neural processor gives you one of the most powerful processing speed in the smartphone scene with top of the line graphic processing power. Performance is smooth and loading apps is snappy with no delay same as playing games.
There is a 4GB RAM on board with a storage option ranging from 64GB to 512GB, a storage option that was not available in the formal flagship. There’s the iOS 12 on the smartphone too with navigation and improved gestures.