iPhones are known for their amazing sleek design, superb display, and premium grade features. iPhones are also known for their excellent security features. The iPhone XS that was realized in 2018 is among the best phones that Apple has ever made. As a flagship phone, it boasts of beautiful, sturdy and classy design. The performance of this phone is excellent. It is equipped with A12 Bionic Chipset which is the currently the powerful Chipset ever used in a smartphone.
iPhone XS design and display
iPhone XS design can be described as fancy and luxurious. Everything on its design is made with utmost precision. The back cover is made of a durable and classy glass sandwich, the Gorilla 6. The frame of the phone is made of steel frame with a glossy finish. The front and rear glass pieces come from the most durable glass ever used in a smartphone, the Gorilla 6. iPhone XS is also IP68 rated, meaning that it is resistant to dust and water.
The iPhone XS is equipped with a sizeable 5.8-inch AMOLED panel with 1125 by 2436 pixels resolution and 458 PPI. The Samsung made AMOLED screen that this phone uses is currently the best display ever made. Its brightness, contrast, and color accuracy are incredible. The display features a U-shaped notch that houses the earpiece, front-facing camera and the LED flash.
Hardware, software, and performance
The iPhone XS runs on the latest Apple iOS, the iOS12 which was released on June 2018. This new software has improved performance, including improved system apps launch. The iPhone XS is generally faster than its predecessor in terms of performance. Other features introduced on the Apples latest iOS 12 include better DND mode, Screen Time feature, expanded battery stats, grouped notifications among many others.
The A12 bionic 7nm Chipset powers the iPhone XS. This is the most potent Chipset ever used on a smartphone. The A12 Bionic Chipset features an 8 octa-core neural engine that can perform up to 5 trillion operations per second. This new Chipset is 40% more power efficient and 15% faster than the A11 Bionic Chipset. The new Apple-designed GPU; the 4 core GPU deliver 50% higher performance and higher memory bandwidth. This phone can handle anything that you throw at it with ease, including running powerful and graphic demanding games with ease. This powerful chipset is paired with 4GB RAM.
The iPhone XS features a dual 12MP rear camera that comprises of a 12MP wide-angle sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 12MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The LED dual-tone flash ensures that you take quality and detailed photos in poorly lit areas. A scratch-resistant glass that surrounds the rear camera helps to protect the camera from scratch when placed on a flat surface. The front-facing camera is armed with 7MP with an f/2.2 aperture. The iPhone XS camera has many amazing features, including the HDR mode, BSI sensor, depth detection, digital video stabilization, among many others.
A 2658 mAh non-removable battery powers the iPhone XS. This is the same battery that the iPhone X and the 8 Plus uses. The battery life is good and can last for up to 8 hours of continuous use. You can also prolong battery life by activating the low power mode. This battery is replenished by a 5V/1A charger that refills 22% of the battery in 30 minutes charging session. This phone also supports fast charging. However, you need to buy the fast charger cable on your own.
iPhone XS Pros
- IP68 rated robust gorilla panel
- AMOLED panel with superb contrast and brightness
- Excellent camera
- Decent battery life
- Amazing sleek design
|2G||CDMA 800 / 1900|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46(5200), 66(1700/2100) - A2097|
|Dimensions||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm|
|Material||Stainless steel frame, front/back glass|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or Electronic SIM card)|
|Protection||IP68 dust/water resistant (up-to 2m for 30 minutes)|
|Technology||Super Retina OLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Size||5.8 inches, (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Screen resolution||1242 pixels x 2688 pixels, (~458 PPI), 19.5:9 ratio|
|Display protection||Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass|
|Other display features||Dolby Vision, 625 nits, HDR10, Wide color gamut, True-tone, 120 Hz touch-sensing, 3D Touch|
|Operating System||iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 13.1.2|
|Chipset||Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)|
|Processor||Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Dual||7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
SL 3D camera
|Video Recording||1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS|
|Dual||12MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, PDAF, OIS
12MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
|Features||Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video Recording||2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|GPS||A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|Bluetooth||v5.0, A2DP, LE|
|USB||v2.0, proprietary reversible connector|
|Loudspeaker||Yes (stereo speakers)|
|3.5mm headphone jack||No|
|More features||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic,
Dolby Digital Plus
|Charging||Fast battery charging 15W: 50% in 30 min
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Qi wireless charging
Siri natural language commands and dictation
|Available colors||Space Gray, Silver, Gold|