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All About The Apple iPhone XS

author Luis Silva (Updated on: July 2021)

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What You Should Know About The iPhone XS





Considering their rivals:

- Its global score is 10% below the average. (5.64 vs. 6.27).

- Its performance is 15% above the average (2716 vs. 2352).

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

- 94% of its rivals have an AMOLED display.

- 42% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

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

- 81% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 23% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- Its picture quality score is 47% above the average (126 vs. 85.74).

- 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 37% slower than the average (15w vs. 24w).

- 45% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- Wireless charging speed is 61% slower than the average (5w vs. 13w).

- 29% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- If you prefer smaller smartphones, then this one is 9% below the average (143mm vs. 156mm/5.63in vs. 6.16in).

- 68% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 42% of its contenders are water-resistant.

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

- 52% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 81% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- 3% of its competitors have Bluetooth 5.2.

- All of its rivals have NFC.

- 48% 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: $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 
    Nord
    #1$534
    Galaxy A72
    #2$534
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #3$535
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #4$535
    iPhone XS
    #17$649
  • Global Score 
    Xperia 1 II
    #17.76
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #27.65
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #37.51
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #47.47
    iPhone XS
    #305.64
  • Performance 
    iPhone 12
    #18.8
    Mi 11
    #27.8
    9
    #37.7
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #47.7
    iPhone XS
    #146.5
  • Display 
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #19.8
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #29.8
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #39.8
    Mi 11
    #49.8
    iPhone XS
    3
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #16.8
    Mi 11
    #26.8
    Galaxy A72
    #36.7
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #46.7
    iPhone XS
    #305.8
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Xperia 1 II
    #1642
    Xperia 1
    #2642
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #3565
    Galaxy S10
    #4551
    iPhone XS
    #13462
  • Cameras 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18.6
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #28.5
    Mi 10
    #38.5
    iPhone 12
    #48.2
    iPhone XS
    #207.4
  • Camera MP 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #1108
    Mi 11
    #2108
    Mi 10
    #3108
    Galaxy A72
    #464
    iPhone XS
    12
  • Zoom (mm) 
    P30 Pro
    #1125
    Mi 10 Pro
    #294
    P40
    #380
    Galaxy A72
    #478
    iPhone XS
    #1052
  • Body 
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #19.2
    Pixel 5
    #29.1
    Galaxy S10
    #38.9
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #48.9
    iPhone XS
    #157.6
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #192
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #292
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #392
    Mi 11
    #491
    iPhone XS
    #2782
  • Looks 
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #110
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #210
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #310
    Reno4 Pro
    #410
    iPhone XS
    #288.1
  • Weight (g) 
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #1150
    Pixel 5
    #2151
    Galaxy S10
    #3157
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #4157
    iPhone XS
    #14177
  • Size (mm) 
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #1142
    iPhone XS
    #2143
    Pixel 5
    #3144
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #4144
    iPhone 12
    #5146
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18
    Mi 11
    #27.9
    Mi 10
    #37.7
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #47.6
    iPhone XS
    #305.5
  • Battery* 
    Galaxy A72
    #185
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #284
    P30 Pro
    #384
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #484
    iPhone XS
    #3174
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Galaxy A72
    #173
    iPhone 11
    #271
    Mi 10 Pro
    #371
    Mi 10
    #471
    iPhone XS
    #3054
  • Battery:Video* 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #174
    P30 Pro
    #274
    Mi 10 Pro
    #374
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #474
    iPhone XS
    #3156
  • Fast Charging. 
    9
    #165
    Find X3 Lite
    #265
    Reno4 Pro
    #365
    Mi 11
    #455
    iPhone XS
    15
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 11
    #150
    Mi 10 Pro
    #230
    Mi 10
    #330
    Galaxy S20 SD
    15
    iPhone XS
    5
  • Storage 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #110
    Xperia 1 II
    #210
    Mi 10 Pro
    #38.5
    Galaxy A72
    #47.5
    iPhone XS
    2.8
  • Int. Storage 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #1256
    Mi 10 Pro
    #2256
    Xperia 1 II
    #3256
    Galaxy A72
    #4128
    iPhone XS
    64
  • RAM (GB) 
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #112
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #212
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #312
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #412
    iPhone XS
    4
  • Connectivity 
    Find X3 Lite
    #110
    Xperia 1 II
    #210
    Galaxy A72
    #38.5
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #48.5
    iPhone XS
    3.6


 Rivals 
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 1 II
    Xperia 1 II
    $650   7.76

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
    Galaxy Note 10+
    $565   7.65

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    $600   7.47

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 11
    Mi 11
    $698   7.44

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21
    Galaxy S21
    $649   7.42

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
    Mi 10 Pro
    $600   7.37

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    $600   7.32

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10
    Galaxy S10
    $599   7.27

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    $689   7.21

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 9
    9
    $551   7.06

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10
    Mi 10
    $721   6.8

    Compare


  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 5
    Xperia 5
    $649   6.79

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 5
    Pixel 5
    $580   6.78

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 12
    iPhone 12
    $689   6.76

    Compare
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 1
    Xperia 1
    $699   6.63

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    Galaxy Note 9
    $659   6.62

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P40
    P40
    $666   6.5

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P30 Pro
    P30 Pro
    $599   6.42

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11 Pro
    iPhone 11 Pro
    $684   6.12

    Compare
  • Oppo

    Oppo Reno4 Pro
    Reno4 Pro
    $594   6.08

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A72
    Galaxy A72
    $534   6.06

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus Nord
    Nord
    $534   6.06

    Compare


  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X3 Lite
    Find X3 Lite
    $554   6.05

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11
    iPhone 11
    $575   6

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XS Max
    iPhone XS Max
    $675   5.62

    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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