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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  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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Display size:

5.8 inches

Resolution:

1125 x 2436 pixels

Aspect Ratio:

19.5:9

Pixel density:

459 ppi

Technology:

OLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

82.64 %

Peak brightness:

625 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Camera

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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

Software Features:

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

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, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

7 megapixels

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 oz (173 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance:

Water, Dust

IP certified:

IP 68

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Gold, Gray, Silver

Hardware & Performance

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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 LPDDR4

Internal storage:

512 GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

iOS (12.x)

Battery

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Capacity:

2659 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable, Li - Ion

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Talk time:

20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Music playback:

60.00 hours

Video playback:

14.00 hours

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

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Global Roaming:

Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

5.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band, MIMO

Mobile hotspot:

Yes

Wi-Fi Direct:

Yes

USB:

Yes

Connector:

Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

Lightning

Mobile Payment:

Apple Pay

Location:

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

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Vibration

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Yes

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T4

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector:

Lightning

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 12, 2018

Shopping information

In The Box:

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

MSRP price:

$ 1349
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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

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

Apple iPhone XS

with 64 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64 GB

MSRP price:

$ 999

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
  • Supports wireless charging
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)

Cons

No Cons

Description

The iPhone XS is an upgraded version of the 2017 iPhone X, keeping the same design, 5.8" OLED display and dimensions, but featuring upgraded internal components, like a ground-breaking, 7nm A12 Bionic chipset with more power and greater efficiency. The new, 12MP dual camera has a bigger sensor and larger pixels for better image clarity, while advanced software and a new signal processor enable better HDR capturing and Portrait photos with adjustable amount of bokeh. The iPhone XS offers Face ID, louder stereo speakers, and better, IP68 water resistance.

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