Apple iPhone XE vs Apple iPhone XS

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Display

Display size

4.8 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

 
1125 x 2436 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
19.5:9

Pixel density

 
459 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body

 
82.64 %

Peak brightness

 
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

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

GPU

Apple-designed 4 core
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

2 GB
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
64 GB, not expandable

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

1700 mAh
2659 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Talk time

 
20.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)

Music playback

 
60.00 hours

Video playback

 
14.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

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

Specifications

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

Second camera

 
12 megapixels

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

LED
Quad LED

Software Features

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

Video recording

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

Features

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)

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
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 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

3D Face unlock
3D Face unlock

Keys

Left: Volume control, Other
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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

LTE, HSPA, HSUPA
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
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

No 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
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

Yes
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
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 b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Proprietary
Lightning

Features

Charging, Headphones port, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
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)

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

Shopping information

In The Box

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

MSRP price

 
$ 999

Availability

Officially announced

 
Sep 12, 2018
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