Apple iPhone XS

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Announced:
Sep 12, 2018
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Sep 21, 2018

PhoneArena Rating:

9.3
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Display

Display size:

5.8 inches

Resolution:

1125 x 2436 pixels

Pixel density:

459 ppi

Technology:

OLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

82.64 %

Peak brightness:

625 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash:

Quad LED

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features:

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording

Front:

7 megapixels

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions:

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)

Weight:

6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock

Colors:

Gold, Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones:

Lightning

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor:

Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Apple 4-core GPU

RAM:

4 GB

Internal storage:

64 GB, not expandable

OS:

iOS (12.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Lightning

Features:

USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Mobile Payment:

Apple Pay

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

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

Battery

Capacity:

2659 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Talk time:

20.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Music playback:

60.00 hours

Video playback:

14.00 hours

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 12, 2018

FCC ID value:

BCG-E3218A link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.90 W/kg

Body:

0.99 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.99 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box:

EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

MSRP price:

$ 999

This device is also known as Apple A1920

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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Apple iPhone XS

with 512 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

512 GB

MSRP price:

$ 1349

Apple iPhone XS

with 256 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

256 GB

MSRP price:

$ 1149

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (82.64 %)
  • Optical camera zoom
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)

Cons

No Cons

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.

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