Apple iPhone XS

Description

Despite featuring the same exterior design that the iPhone X debuted, the iPhone XS is a heavily-upgraded successor. It has a 5.8-inch OLED display that supports HDR10 video playback and wide-color gamut, as well as an improved TrueTone sensor to adjust the color temperature of the display. The A12 Bionic chipset is built on a 7nm manufacturing process and offers unmatched performance and efficiency that aids the battery endurance. You can choose between 64, 256, and 512GB storage versions. The dual-camera at the rear sports a much larger sensor than before and has an improved signal processor that allows you to capture better HDR photos and portrait shots. The Face ID feature has been improved and now works faster. There are dual stereo speakers once more, but they are much louder. The iPhone XS supports IP68 water-resistance as well as wireless charging.

This device is also known as Apple A1920, Apple A2097

Pros

  • Supports wireless charging

Cons

  • 64GB basic storage (not expandable)

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Display

Benchmarks
Size: 5.8 inches
Resolution: 2436 x 1125 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 459 PPI
Technology: OLED
Screen-to-body: 82.64 %
Peak brightness: 625 cd/m2 (nit)
Features: HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Benchmarks
System chip: Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Processor: Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
GPU: Apple 4-core GPU
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage: 64GB, not expandable
Device type: Smartphone
OS: iOS (13.x, 12.x) Screenshots

Battery

Benchmarks
Capacity: 2659 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Battery life test results: link
Charging: USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Max charge speed: Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W

Camera

Benchmarks
Rear: Dual camera Camera samples
Main camera: 12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
Specifications: Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Second camera: 12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
Specifications: Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Video recording: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
Features: OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording
Front: 7 MP (HDR)
Video capture: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Dimensions: 5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)
Weight: 6.24 oz (177.0 g)
Materials: Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Resistance: Water, Dust; IP68
Biometrics: 3D Face unlock
Keys: Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Colors: Gold, Silver, Space gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
LTE (TDD): Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
UMTS: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
Data Speed: LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
Dual SIM: Yes
SIM type: Nano SIM, eSIM
HD Voice: Yes
VoLTE: Yes

Multimedia

Benchmarks
Headphones: No 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Screen mirroring: Wireless screen share
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 5.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
USB: Lightning
Features: Charging, Headphones port
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Other: NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
Hearing aid compatible: M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Sep 12, 2018
FCC ID value: BCG-E3218A link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.90 W/kg
Body: 0.99 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.53 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.99 W/kg

Buyers information

Price: $ 999
In The Box: EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced: Sep 12, 2018
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Alternative variants

Apple iPhone XS

with 512 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 512GB
Price: $ 1349

Apple iPhone XS

with 256 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 256GB
Price: $ 1149

Carrier Availability

Available

Verizon Since Sep 21, 2018
AT&T Since Sep 21, 2018
T-Mobile Since Sep 21, 2018
U.S. Cellular Since Oct 9, 2018
Metro by T-Mobile Since Oct 9, 2018
Boost Mobile Since Nov 21, 2018
Xfinity Mobile Since Nov 21, 2018

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