iPhone Xs – Reviews and Features

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HIGHLIGHTS

    • Camera performance is better due to Smart HDR.
    • The display size is perfect.
    • Price is higher; nearly one lakh rupees.
    • Battery life is excellent.


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This year’s new iPhones are the best ones ever. Apple skipped the 9th gen acronym and went straight to the tenth with it’s new series of iPhone. The iPhone Xs is one of the three models out this year as it sits in as the middle one according to its size and specifications. More carefully and tightly designed with new features, iPhone Xs is a great smartphone to own.

KEY FEATURES

Processor
A12 Bionic chip.
Display
5.8 inches, Super Retina: Custom-built OLED HDR.
RAM
4GB.
Camera
Front Camera – 7 MP. Rear Camera – 12MP.
Storage
64GB, 256GB and 512GB.
Battery
2658 mAh

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iPhone Xs: DESIGN

The new iPhone Xs follows the same premium design language as its predecessors. Not much has changed except for the gold color body and a few antenna bands here and there. It gets a better IP68 rating than the iPhone X, which makes it more durable with waterproof in up to 2 meters for up to minutes and also safe from other liquids such as coffee, soda, etc. The 82.64% screen to body ratio imparts it quite easy to handle size. The notch in the front containing the camera and speaker is beautifully done.

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iPhone Xs: DISPLAY

The Bezel-less design brings out the front to an all-display with a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display which is set to a pixel density if 458 ppi. The max resolution is quite crisp for such a small device. The display is as fine as it can be delivering lively and vivid images even in bright daylight with an impressive maximum brightness of 625 cd/m². It also supports HDR10 and Dolby vision for an even more enhanced experience with richer colors and preserved detail in highlights and shadow areas, producing lifelike imagery.

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iPhone Xs: SOFTWARE

The new iOS 12 brings a very meaningful performance boost for the new iPhones. Along with that it puts in many new features such as enhanced AR capabilities, grouped notifications and improved FaceTime capability to video conference with 32 people at once. The new Screen Time wellness feature can help you reduce your usage and screen time to a healthier limit. Siri shortcuts make Siri way more usable if in-app support is available for developer apps.

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iPhone Xs: PERFORMANCE

The more powerful A12 Bionic chip with a new Neural engine imparts some serious flagship features in the new iPhones Xs. Utilizing the excess processing power and the Neural engine’s acceleration for machine learning and AI, the Xs enables things like even faster Face ID and more powerful and accurate contextual search. All this is made possible by the new A12 chip which can perform a whopping 5 trillion operations per second while using much less power. The new GPU on the A12 Bionic chip is improved with 50% better graphics with lesser power usage.

iPhone Xs: BATTERY LIFE

Thanks to the new A12 chip which now utilizes a 7nm fabrication, which makes it great for low power usage. Hence, a much-improved battery life. The iPhone Xs has a 2658 mAh battery which doesn’t seem like much of an upgrade. But it manages to squeeze out almost a full day of mixed usage on a single charge.
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iPhone Xs: CAMERA

The iPhone Xs brings a significant upgrade to the camera department with improved sensors and Smart HDR feature. The Front Camera is a 7-megapixel sensor with a f/2.2 lens that takes depth information from the True Depth system to support Portrait Mode and takes away all your blurry selfies. It can now capture 1080p video at 60fps with the help of Cinematic Video Stabilization.
The rear camera is a Dual-lens setup: a f/2.4 lens with a 12-megapixel sensor with flicker detection, and a f/1.8 lens with a 12-megapixel sensor. Both the sensors are bigger now as they collect more light for better low light photography and improved overall imagery. Both cameras take benefit from the A12 chip’s new ISP (Image Signal Processor) and the Neural Engine.

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iPhone Xs: VALUE FOR MONEY

The iPhone Xs stand out as a premium device but still very expensive. For a hefty price tag, it still promises good value for a smartphone and a significant improvement over previous iPhones. No matter what you end up paying for it, you are going to love the iPhone Xs.

PROS AND CONS

      • Rear Dual-Lens camera with impressive low light imaging
      • RAMs availability is perfect.
      • Improved performance with Neural Engine.
      • Improved Front Camera
      • High Resolution and High Brightness Display
      • Good ppi and screen to body ratio
      • Dual Sim Support

      • Lacks Fingerprint Sensor For unlocking the device.
      • Need to input passcode when not using Face ID and Face ID doesn’t always work
      • Noticeable Notch and Rear Camera bump
      • Slow Charging, More Charging time
      • Slow Charging, More Charging time
      • No included Fast Charger
      • Very expensive

VARIANTS

  • Apple iPhone Xs with 64 GB storage
  • Apple iPhone Xs with 256 GB storage
  • Apple iPhone Xs with 512 GB storage

iPhone Xs – Video

FULL SPECIFICATIONS


GENERAL
Brand Apple
Model iPhone Xs
Launched In India September 28, 2018.
Battery Capacity 2658 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor No

DISPLAY
Screen Size 5.8 in (150 mm)
Display Type Super Retina: Custom-built OLED HDR
625 cd/m² max. brightness.
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Bezel-less display Yes
Pixel density 458 ppi
Screen to body ratio calculated 82.64%
Screen resolution 2436×1125 px
Security Face ID

HARDWARE
Processor Apple A12 Bionic SoC
Processor Type 64-bit ARM Based, Hexa Core, 2.49 Ghz
RAM 4 GB
Internal storage 64, 256 or 512 GB
Expandable storage No
Expandable storage type N.A.
Operating System iOS (12.x) (13.x)

REAR CAMERA
Rear camera Dual Camera
Camera features 6-element lens (1.4 μm) Sony Exmor IMX333-Inspired, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Optical image stabilization (both wide-angle and telephoto) quad-LED flash, autofocus, IR filter, Burst mode.
Image resolution 12 MP
Shooting modes Burst mode, Panorama (up to 63 megapixels), Portrait Mode, Portrait Lighting, Facial recognition, Digital image stabilization, Dual Optical image stabilization.
Flash Quad-LED
Physical aperture ƒ/1.8
Video recording 4K video recording at 30 or 60 FPS or 1080p at 30 or 60 FPS, Slow-motion video (1080p at 120 FPS or 240 FPS), Time-lapse with stabilization

FRONT CAMERA
Resolution 7.0 MP
Physical aperture f/2.2
LED Flash No (Retina Flash)
Video recording 4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 FPS or 1080p HD at 30 or 60 FPS, Slow-motion video (1080p at 120 FPS).

BATTERY
User-replaceable No
Type Li-ion
Capacity 2658 mAh
Quick Charging Yes

SENSOR
Fingerprint sensor No
Fingerprint sensor position N/A
Other Sensor
  • Face ID,Barometer,Three‑axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor,Ambient light sensor