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Apple iPhone 6s vs Apple iPhone XS

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Display

Size:

4.7 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

1334 x 750 pixels, 326 PPI
2436 x 1125 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 459 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body:

65.71 %
82.64 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A9 APL0898
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor:

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

PowerVR GT7600
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM:

2GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x)

Battery

Capacity:

1715 mAh
2659 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
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) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording

Front:

5 MP (HDR)
7 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)

Weight:

5.04 oz (143.0 g)
6.24 oz (177.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gold, Silver, Rose gold, Space gray
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), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d)
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 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
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
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Lightning
Lightning

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 09, 2015
Sep 12, 2018

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2946A link
BCG-E3218A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.45 W/kg
0.90 W/kg

Body:

0.38 W/kg
0.99 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.99 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 849
$ 999

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 09, 2015
Sep 12, 2018
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