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All About The Apple iPhone XS

author Luis Silva (Updated on: June 2021)

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What You Should Know About The iPhone XS





Considering their rivals:

- Its global score is 13% below the average. (5.64 vs. 6.50).

- Its performance is 16% above the average (2716 vs. 2332).

- Its display is 8% smaller than the average (5.8" vs. 6.30").

- 94% of its rivals have an AMOLED display.

- 32% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 81% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- 90% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 35% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- Its picture quality score is 54% above the average (126 vs. 81.95).

- 55% of its adversaries have a telephoto lens.

- One hour of talking, plus one hour of web browsing, and one hour of video playing will let a full charged battery at about 74%, which is less than the average, at 82%.

- Fast charging is 39% slower than the average (15w vs. 24w).

- 58% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- Wireless charging speed is 62% slower than the average (5w vs. 13w).

- 42% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- If you prefer smaller smartphones, then this one is 8% below the average (143mm vs. 156mm/5.63in vs. 6.13in).

- 71% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 55% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- Internal storage is below the average. (64GB. vs. 126GB.).

- 65% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 84% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- 3% of its competitors have Bluetooth 5.2.

- All of its rivals have NFC.

- 55% of its adversaries have an headphone jack.



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 Specifications 
  • Pros 
    Performance
    AMOLED
    Cameras
    Fast Charging
    Wireless Charging
    Glass Protection




  • Cons 
    Always-On-Display
    Battery Life
    MicroSD Slot
    3.5mm Jack
    Price





  • Price 

    Amazon: $369

    eBay: $579

    BestBuy: $0

    Walmart: $799

  • Performance 
    Year: 2018
    Updates: 6 years
    Apple A12
    Apple GPU
    iOS 12
    Geekbench 5: 2716




  • Display 
    5.8" 1125x2436
    462 DPI
    toughened glass
    AMOLED
    No Always-On
    660 Nits



  • Cameras 
    2 Cameras

    With OIS
    With HDR
    1 LED flash
    2160p (4k)


    Dxo/Tek Score: 126

  • Main Camera 
    12 MP
    f/1.8
    26mm
    Sensor size: -
    Pixel size: 1.4

     
    Selfie 
    7 Mp f/2.2 32mm
  • Other Cameras 
    12 Mp f/2.4 52mm
    2x Zoom








  • Body 
    143x70x7 mm
    5.63x2.76x0.28 in
    177g. / 6.24oz.
    Full Glass
    82% STBR
    Looks: 8.1/10
    52mm
    IP68

  • Colors 
    Space Gray
    Silver
    Gold







  • Battery 
    2658mAh
    Charging: 15w
    Wireless: 5w

    1T+1W+1V*: 74%
    1T+3W+1V*: 54%
    1T+1W+3V*: 56%



  • Storage 
    RAM: 4GB
    Storage: 64GB
    No MicroSD

     
    Connectivity 
    4G/5G: 4G
    3.5mm jack: No
    Bluetooth: 5.0
    NFC: Yes



 Top 5 
  •    Price 
    iPhone XR
    #1$333
    Galaxy Note 8
    #2$339
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #3$340
    8T
    #4$341
    iPhone XS
    #21$410
  • Global Score 
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #17.47
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #27.38
    Galaxy Note 10
    #37.27
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    #47.21
    iPhone XS
    #285.64
  • Performance 
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #17.5
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #27.5
    iPhone SE 2
    #37.4
    Mi 10T Pro
    #47.4
    iPhone XS
    #76.5
  • Display 
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #19.2
    8T
    #29.1
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #39.1
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #49.1
    iPhone XS
    3
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy A71
    #16.7
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #26.7
    Galaxy A72
    #36.7
    Gal. Note 10 Lite
    #46.7
    iPhone XS
    #295.8
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #1551
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #2525
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    #3525
    Galaxy S10+ EX
    #4525
    iPhone XS
    #8462
  • Cameras 
    Mi 11 Lite
    #18.9
    Mi 10T Pro
    #27.8
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #37.7
    Gal. S20 FE 5GEX
    #47.7
    iPhone XS
    #127.4
  • Camera MP 
    R.Note 10 Pro
    #1108
    Mi 10T Pro
    #2108
    Mi 11 Lite
    #364
    Galaxy A71
    #464
    iPhone XS
    12
  • Zoom (mm) 
    P30
    #180
    Galaxy A72
    #278
    7 Pro
    #378
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #476
    iPhone XS
    #1252
  • Body 
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #19.2
    Galaxy S10e
    #29.2
    Galaxy S10e EX
    #39.2
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #48.9
    iPhone XS
    #107.6
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Galaxy Note 10
    #192
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #289
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #389
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #488
    iPhone XS
    #2982
  • Looks 
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #110
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #210
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    #310
    Galaxy S10+ EX
    #410
    iPhone XS
    #218.1
  • Weight (g) 
    iPhone SE 2
    #1148
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #2150
    Galaxy S10e
    #3150
    Galaxy S10e EX
    #4150
    iPhone XS
    #14177
  • Size (mm) 
    iPhone SE 2
    #1138
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #2142
    Galaxy S10e
    #3142
    Galaxy S10e EX
    #4142
    iPhone XS
    #5143
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #17.4
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #27.4
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #37.2
    Galaxy Note 10
    #47.2
    iPhone XS
    #325.5
  • Battery* 
    Galaxy M51
    #188
    Mi 10T Pro
    #286
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #385
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #485
    iPhone XS
    #3274
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Galaxy M51
    #176
    Mi 10T Pro
    #275
    Galaxy A72
    #373
    Mi 10 Lite
    #472
    iPhone XS
    #3354
  • Battery:Video* 
    Galaxy M51
    #180
    Mi 10 Lite
    #276
    Mi 9T Pro
    #375
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #474
    iPhone XS
    #3156
  • Fast Charging. 
    8T
    #165
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #245
    R.Note 10 Pro
    #333
    Mi 11 Lite
    #433
    iPhone XS
    15
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 9
    #120
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #215
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #315
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #415
    iPhone XS
    5
  • Storage 
    Galaxy Note 10
    #18.5
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #27.5
    Mi 11 Lite
    #37.5
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #47.5
    iPhone XS
    2.8
  • Int. Storage 
    Galaxy Note 10
    #1256
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #2128
    8T
    #3128
    Mi 11 Lite
    #4128
    iPhone XS
    64
  • RAM (GB) 
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #18
    8T
    #28
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #38
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    #48
    iPhone XS
    #304
  • Connectivity 
    Mi 10 Lite
    #110
    R.Note 10 Pro
    #29
    Galaxy Note 8
    #38.5
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #48.5
    iPhone XS
    3.6


 Rivals 
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10
    Galaxy Note 10
    $438   7.27

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    $434   7.21

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10e
    Galaxy S10e
    $379   7

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
    Galaxy S20 FE
    $374   6.86

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
    Mi 11 Lite
    $349   6.78

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    Galaxy Note 9
    $408   6.62

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 8T
    8T
    $341   6.48

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A52
    Galaxy A52
    $379   6.21

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
    R.Note 10 Pro
    $345   6.15

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
    Mi 10T Pro
    $468   6.14

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8
    Galaxy Note 8
    $339   6.11

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A72
    Galaxy A72
    $424   6.06

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    $399   6.04

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P30
    P30
    $400   5.93

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 7 Pro
    7 Pro
    $429   5.93

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 7T
    7T
    $469   5.9

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 9
    Mi 9
    $400   5.83

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
    Gal. Note 10 Lite
    $455   5.82

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy M51
    Galaxy M51
    $459   5.8

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
    Mi 9T Pro
    $385   5.67

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 4
    Pixel 4
    $469   5.67

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A71
    Galaxy A71
    $369   5.62

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
    Mi 10 Lite
    $399   5.47

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XR
    iPhone XR
    $333   5.37

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone SE 2
    iPhone SE 2
    $358   5.11

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 7 Plus
    iPhone 7 Plus
    $375   3.74

    Compare


The top 5 list is based only on these rivals.

You can click on any rival to know more about it too.

These are the lowest prices found on any of these stores: Amazon.com, eBay.com, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Prices on eBay are in $US for reference but are Europe-based.

Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay, that are from new devices, unless they are out of stock, then they can be from bids, and then from pre-owned devices).

We're only including devices that still receive security updates.

Disclaimer: We earn a small fee from qualifying purchases. It doesn't affect any item's price or eventual reviews .

*What's left of a full charge after 1 hour of talking, 1 (or 3) hour of web browsing, and 1 (or 3) hour of video playback.



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