Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Apple iPhone XS

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Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1125 x 2436 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
459 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

67.91 %
82.64 %

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

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 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

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

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

Front

5 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

6.77 oz (192 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Gold, Silver, Rose gold, Space gray
Gold, Silver, Space gray

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
Lightning

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL1022
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

2 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
64 GB, not expandable

OS

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

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

Mass storage device, USB charging
USB charging

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

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Apple Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29
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 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

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

Data

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

Battery

Capacity

2750 mAh
2659 mAh

Type

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

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Talk time

 
20.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
 

Music playback

80.00 hours
60.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
14.00 hours

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 09, 2015
Sep 12, 2018

FCC ID value: BCG-E2944A link
FCC ID value: BCG-E3218A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.91 W/kg
0.90 W/kg

Body

1.14 W/kg
0.99 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.14 W/kg
0.99 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

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

MSRP price

$ 949
$ 999
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