Apple iPhone Xs

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The Apple iPhone Xs currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 25 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
iOS
Processor
2.49 GHz
Screen Size
5.8"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Venture Beat

This year’s XS models aren’t “excessive” — they’re somewhat underwhelming, and to call them future-proof in light of what’s happening in the cellular space right now would be disingenuous.

- Jeremy Horwitz, Venture Beat
Daily Express

Since we took delivery of the iPhone X last year this device has been continued to impress with it offering a slick and powerful experience. And now this flagship has been taken up a notch with the new XS. This latest phone is even more powerful and the camera upgrades, added memory and more robust...

- David Snelling, Daily Express
Notebookcheck

The iPhone XS looks identical to its predecessor. The new gold version is the only thing that visually separates the two devices. The XS’ improvements are internal, particularly with the new faster SoC and better camera sensors. Initial impressions of photos look good, but the XS will have a tough j...

- Daniel Schmidt, Notebookcheck
Engadget

Last year's iPhone X defined a new kind of normal for Apple's smartphone fans. This year's iPhone XS, meanwhile, is all about balancing polish and progress. The XS uses the same thoughtfully updated iOS 12 as the iPhone X and their physical designs are basically identical, but a more powerful chipse...

- Chris Velazco, Engadget
Tech Guide

The iPhone Xs has a first-class design, provides a first-class performance with a first-class set of features that results in a first-class experience no other smartphone can match.

- Stephen Fenech, Tech Guide


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Apple released the iPhone Xs on September 21, 2018.


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Apple backs up the iPhone Xs with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.8"

The Apple iPhone Xs's screen size is 5.8 inches with 1125 x 2436 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.49 GHz

There is a Apple A12 Bionic Hexa core 2.49 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the iOS 12 operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 7+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/256/512 GB

Internal memory is 64/256/ 512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
2658mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2658 mAh battery. Apple's performance ratings are 1200 minutes, 720 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

iPhone Xs Specs

Overview
Release date September 21, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/850/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System iOS 12

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Processor Apple A12 Bionic Hexa core 2.49 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/256/ 512 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.19 W/kg
Body: 1.18 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2658 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 840 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 720 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1200 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Stainless steel
Colors Gold, Space Gray, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.3 x 7.1 x 0.8 cm (5.6 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 177 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1125 x 2436 pixels
Pixel density 458 pixels
Size 5.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
2x optical, 10x digital
Flash
Yes (Quad LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Red-eye reduction, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera, f/2.4), HDR, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
7+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 60 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, RTF, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, HTML
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Venture Beat

Modest steps forward

from Venture Beat

This year’s XS models aren’t “excessive” — they’re somewhat underwhelming, and to call them future-proof in light of what’s happening in the cellular space right now would be disingenuous.

Read full review

This year’s XS models aren’t “excessive” — they’re somewhat underwhelming, and to call them future-proof in light of what’s happening in the cellular space right now would be disingenuous.

Read full review

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Daily Express

Better, faster and more powerful as Apple takes things up a notch

from Daily Express

Since we took delivery of the iPhone X last year this device has been continued to impress with it offering a slick and powerful experience. And now this flagship has been taken up a notch with the new XS. This latest phone is even more powerful and the camera upgrades, added memory and more robu...More

Since we took delivery of the iPhone X last year this device has been continued to impress with it offering a slick and powerful experience. And now this flagship has been taken up a notch with the new XS. This latest phone is even more powerful and the camera upgrades, added memory and more robust design all add to the appeal. Despite a few minor niggles, such as the lack of fast charger and high price, it's hard not to recommend the iPhone XS but it might be worth waiting before buying one.

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Notebookcheck

A great smartphone

from Notebookcheck

The iPhone XS looks identical to its predecessor. The new gold version is the only thing that visually separates the two devices. The XS’ improvements are internal, particularly with the new faster SoC and better camera sensors. Initial impressions of photos look good, but the XS will have a to...More

The iPhone XS looks identical to its predecessor. The new gold version is the only thing that visually separates the two devices. The XS’ improvements are internal, particularly with the new faster SoC and better camera sensors. Initial impressions of photos look good, but the XS will have a tough job beating those of the flagships that Huawei and Samsung have brought to market in the last year.

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Engadget

First-rate build quality, excellent performance

from Engadget

Last year's iPhone X defined a new kind of normal for Apple's smartphone fans. This year's iPhone XS, meanwhile, is all about balancing polish and progress. The XS uses the same thoughtfully updated iOS 12 as the iPhone X and their physical designs are basically identical, but a more powerful chi...More

Last year's iPhone X defined a new kind of normal for Apple's smartphone fans. This year's iPhone XS, meanwhile, is all about balancing polish and progress. The XS uses the same thoughtfully updated iOS 12 as the iPhone X and their physical designs are basically identical, but a more powerful chipset and much-needed camera improvements make the XS a solid step forward.

Read full review

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Tech Guide

A first class device with an even better camera

from Tech Guide

The iPhone Xs has a first-class design, provides a first-class performance with a first-class set of features that results in a first-class experience no other smartphone can match.

Read full review

The iPhone Xs has a first-class design, provides a first-class performance with a first-class set of features that results in a first-class experience no other smartphone can match.

Read full review

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Digital Trends

Still a masterpiece

from Digital Trends

The iPhone XS is a modest upgrade over the iPhone X, but it’s still the perfectly-sized iPhone that delivers stellar performance, and an excellent camera.

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The iPhone XS is a modest upgrade over the iPhone X, but it’s still the perfectly-sized iPhone that delivers stellar performance, and an excellent camera.

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Austin Mann

Captures what your eyes see

Most of the time my expectations for camera upgrades on “S” years aren’t so high, but after shooting with the iPhone XS for a week, I can confidently say it’s a huge camera upgrade. There’s a lot of little improvements, but Smart HDR definitely takes the cake. This is a feature and tech...More

Most of the time my expectations for camera upgrades on “S” years aren’t so high, but after shooting with the iPhone XS for a week, I can confidently say it’s a huge camera upgrade. There’s a lot of little improvements, but Smart HDR definitely takes the cake. This is a feature and technology that improves virtually everything you capture with your iPhone camera.

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Refinery29

Many useful and necessary improvements

from Refinery29

While the improvements are certainly there, especially when it comes to speed and photos, the phone still feels prohibitively expensive. That being said, if you're using an older model or are due for an upgrade, the Xs is a smart buy.

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While the improvements are certainly there, especially when it comes to speed and photos, the phone still feels prohibitively expensive. That being said, if you're using an older model or are due for an upgrade, the Xs is a smart buy.

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Cnet

A slight notch above the iPhone X

from Cnet

The iPhone XS adds some impressive camera improvements to the already-great iPhone X. But you should seriously wait and see what the lower-priced XR coming in October is like.

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The iPhone XS adds some impressive camera improvements to the already-great iPhone X. But you should seriously wait and see what the lower-priced XR coming in October is like.

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CNBC

The best phones you can buy

from CNBC

Look, these are the best phones Apple has made, but this was very much an "S" year, as you can tell by the modest upgrades. If you have an old iPhone, like an iPhone 7, and want the best new iPhone, you should upgrade to the XS, or the Max if you want a giant screen. You might even consider upgr...More

Look, these are the best phones Apple has made, but this was very much an "S" year, as you can tell by the modest upgrades. If you have an old iPhone, like an iPhone 7, and want the best new iPhone, you should upgrade to the XS, or the Max if you want a giant screen. You might even consider upgrading if you have an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, since Apple is clearly moving away from the home button and these offer better cameras, stronger glass panels, faster processors and more.

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