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All About The Apple iPhone XS

author Luis Silva (Updated on: March 2022)

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What You Should Know About The iPhone XS





Considering their rivals:

- Its performance is 21% above the average (2716 vs. 2243).

- Its display is 8% smaller than the average (5.8" vs. 6.32").

- 93% of its rivals have an AMOLED display.

- 31% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 76% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- 76% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 31% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- Its picture quality score is 46% above the average (126 vs. 86.55).

- 48% 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 40% slower than the average (15w vs. 25w).

- 41% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- Wireless charging speed is 57% slower than the average (5w vs. 12w).

- 21% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- If you prefer smaller smartphones, then this one is 9% below the average (143mm vs. 157mm/5.63in vs. 6.17in).

- 72% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 38% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- Internal storage is below the average. (64GB. vs. 119GB.).

- 48% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 83% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- 7% of its competitors have Bluetooth 5.2.

- All of its rivals have NFC.

- 52% 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: $0

    eBay: $579

    BestBuy: $0

    Walmart: $564

  • 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 
    Pixel 5
    #1$520
    Mi 10
    #2$529
    9
    #3$530
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #4$534
    iPhone XS
    #17$649
  • Global Score 
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #17.43
    Mi 11
    #27.41
    Galaxy S21
    #37.38
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #47.35
    iPhone XS
    #275.61
  • Performance 
    iPhone 12
    #18.6
    Mi 11
    #27.6
    9
    #37.5
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #47.5
    iPhone XS
    #156.4
  • Display 
    Mi 11
    #19.8
    9 Pro
    #29.8
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #39.8
    Galaxy S21
    #49.2
    iPhone XS
    3
  • Display Size 
    Mi 11
    #16.8
    Galaxy A71
    #26.7
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #36.7
    9 Pro
    #46.7
    iPhone XS
    #305.8
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #1525
    Galaxy S10+ EX
    #2525
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    #3525
    9 Pro
    #4525
    iPhone XS
    #10462
  • Cameras 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18.6
    Mi 10
    #28.5
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #38.5
    i.11 Pro Max
    #48.4
    iPhone XS
    #187.4
  • Camera MP 
    Mi 10
    #1108
    Mi 10T Pro
    #2108
    Mi 10 Pro
    #3108
    Mi 11
    #4108
    iPhone XS
    12
  • Zoom (mm) 
    P30 Pro
    #1125
    Mi 10 Pro
    #294
    P40
    #380
    9 Pro
    #477
    iPhone XS
    #1252
  • Body 
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #19.2
    Galaxy S10e
    #29.2
    Pixel 5
    #39.1
    iPhone 12
    #48.6
    iPhone XS
    #117.6
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #192
    Mi 11
    #291
    9 Pro
    #390
    Mi 10
    #489
    iPhone XS
    #2882
  • Looks 
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #110
    Reno4 Pro
    #210
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #310
    P30 Pro
    #410
    iPhone XS
    #278.1
  • Weight (g) 
    Galaxy S10e
    #1150
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #2150
    Pixel 5
    #3151
    Xperia 5
    #4164
    iPhone XS
    #15177
  • Size (mm) 
    Galaxy S10e
    #1142
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #2142
    iPhone X
    #3143
    iPhone XS
    #4143
    Pixel 5
    #5144
  • Battery+Charg. 
    9 Pro
    #18.3
    Mi 10 Pro
    #28
    Mi 11
    #37.9
    Mi 10
    #47.7
    iPhone XS
    #305.5
  • Battery* 
    Mi 10T Pro
    #186
    Mi 10
    #284
    Galaxy A71
    #384
    7T Pro
    #484
    iPhone XS
    #3074
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Mi 10T Pro
    #175
    Mi 10
    #271
    Mi 10 Pro
    #371
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #470
    iPhone XS
    #3054
  • Battery:Video* 
    Mi 10
    #174
    Mi 10T Pro
    #274
    Mi 10 Pro
    #374
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #474
    iPhone XS
    #3056
  • Fast Charging. 
    9
    #165
    Find X3 Lite
    #265
    Reno4 Pro
    #365
    8T
    #465
    iPhone XS
    15
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 11
    #150
    9 Pro
    #250
    Mi 10
    #330
    Mi 10 Pro
    #430
    iPhone XS
    5
  • Storage 
    Find X2 Neo
    #18.5
    7T Pro
    #28.5
    Mi 10 Pro
    #38.5
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #47.5
    iPhone XS
    2.8
  • Int. Storage 
    Find X2 Neo
    #1256
    7T Pro
    #2256
    Mi 10 Pro
    #3256
    Pixel 5
    #4128
    iPhone XS
    64
  • RAM (GB) 
    Find X2 Neo
    #112
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #212
    Pixel 5
    #38
    Mi 10
    #48
    iPhone XS
    4
  • Connectivity 
    Find X3 Lite
    #110
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #28.5
    Galaxy S10e
    #38.5
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #48.5
    iPhone XS
    3.6


 Rivals 
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    $650   7.43

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 11
    Mi 11
    $698   7.41

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21
    Galaxy S21
    $609   7.38

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
    Mi 10 Pro
    $600   7.33

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 9 Pro
    9 Pro
    $749   7.33

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    $749   7.29

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    $689   7.19

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 9
    9
    $530   6.99

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10e
    Galaxy S10e
    $539   6.98

    Compare
  • Google

    Google Pixel 5
    Pixel 5
    $520   6.77

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10
    Mi 10
    $529   6.76

    Compare


  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 5
    Xperia 5
    $649   6.76

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 12
    iPhone 12
    $709   6.72

    Compare
  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X2 Neo
    Find X2 Neo
    $543   6.47

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P40
    P40
    $666   6.47

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 8T
    8T
    $675   6.45

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 7T Pro
    7T Pro
    $560   6.42

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P30 Pro
    P30 Pro
    $680   6.4

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
    Mi 10T Pro
    $539   6.11

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11 Pro
    iPhone 11 Pro
    $584   6.09

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
    i.11 Pro Max
    $749   6.08

    Compare


  • Oppo

    Oppo Reno4 Pro
    Reno4 Pro
    $594   6.06

    Compare


  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X3 Lite
    Find X3 Lite
    $554   6.03

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A71
    Galaxy A71
    $550   5.61

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XS Max
    iPhone XS Max
    $679   5.6

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone X
    iPhone X
    $564   5.38

    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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