The iPhone XS serves as the immediate successor to the iPhone X, sporting improved hardware specifications as well as a lot of features that look great on paper and give an advantage to the user experience. Here are the top five features of the iPhone XS that you need to know.
iPhone XS: Top Five Features
Design: Apple has chosen a clean design with the launch of the iPhone XS. Aside from the notch at the top, the entire phone sports an edge-to-edge approach and there is no chin bezel at the bottom either. Lots of Apple’s competitors continue to sport a notch and a chin bezel but the company has managed to avoid this. This helps to provide a clean and beautiful smartphone design choice for the buyer, even though you will have to play a lot for it.
Display: The iPhone XS uses an OLED screen with a 2436 x 1125 resolution, giving it a pixel density of 458 PPI. The colours are extremely accurate and the display is also HDR10-capable, giving you one of the best viewing experiences ever, on a smartphone. The display also gets very bright when you want to use it outdoors and since it uses OLED technology, it will consume less battery, giving the average user more endurance in return.
Apple actually hired Samsung to make OLED screens for its latest-generation iPhone series and it is no surprise that the company managed to hire the best in the business to make the best smartphone displays possible. The iPhone XS also features a 120Hz touch sample rate, which is not the same thing as having a 120Hz refresh rate, but it will still make the device more responsive and the apps will open up significantly fast.
Chipset: The chipset found in the iPhone series have always been extremely powerful and companies like Qualcomm and Samsung have yet to find a competing SoC. The iPhone XS is armed with Apple’s A12 Bionic chipset, which is the industry’s first-ever 7nm FinFET smartphone silicon made by TSMC. It features a total of six CPU cores, four GPU cores, and is capable of handling five trillion operations in a single second.
The six CPU cores are divided into two performance cores, which are 15 percent faster than the A11 Bionic’s performance cores, and they consume 40 percent less power. The remaining four ‘efficiency’ cores deliver around 50 more performance compared to the efficiency cores present in the A11 Bionic. These specifications will lead to not just smooth high-resolution video playbacks but you will also be able to experience the best audio, and gaming sessions.
Camera: The camera of the iPhone XS is much more improved than the iPhone X. Thanks to the innovative dual-camera system, it is integrated with the ISP, the Neural Engine, and combine advanced algorithms that are able to produce sharper images when it comes to detail. Smart HDR effects also help to improve the image quality and the secondary camera allows for a 2x optical zoom that does not kill the image quality.
The front side houses a TrueDepth 7MP camera that allows for faster and more secure Face ID facial recognition. The primary camera is also able to record 4K video at 60fps while the front camera can record 1080p footage at 60fps. The audio system integrated with the camera sensors will be able to record in the Stereo format, giving it an increased thump and clarity in the process.
Battery: Though the iPhone XS features a smaller 2658mAh battery than the unit present in the iPhone X, Apple says that the latest smartphone is able to provide 30 minutes better battery life than its predecessor and it is all thanks to the more efficient components, mainly the 7nm FinFET A12 Bionic. Unlike the iPhone X, which sports two batteries, the iPhone XS features a single L-shaped cell inside.
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iPhone XS: Other Specifications
The iPhone XS features a 5.8-inch OLED screen, along with an A12 Bionic chipset, which according to the specifications and a series of benchmarks, has the CPU running at a speed of 2.49GHz for the performance cores. The chipset is paired with 4GB of RAM, making the iPhone XS the first iPhone from Apple to sport this much RAM. The iPhone X in comparison features 3GB of RAM, so there is certainly an improvement here.
The iPhone XS is available in the 64GB, 256GB and 512GB internal storage models but unfortunately, like all iPhone models before this one, there is no space to expand your storage via microSD card so if you can afford it, we recommend that you purchase the 256GB storage model down the road. There is no headphone jack, but the iPhone XS does support fast-charging and Qi wireless charging support, along with a 12MP+12MP dual-camera at the back that offers a lot to the buyer when they want to take advantage of augmented smartphone photography.
There is also a front-facing 7MP camera but the iPhone XS does not rely on fingerprint sensing any more thanks to the inclusion of Face ID. The iPhone XS is also the first device from Apple to support dual SIM compatibility in countries like China. Other regions will get an eSIM.
iPhone XS: Price in India, Pre-Orders, Sale Date
The iPhone XS has not gone on sale in India right now but it will fetch a price of Rs. 99,900 for the 64GB model, while the 256GB model will be priced at Rs. 1,14,900, and the 512GB will be sold for Rs. 1,34,900. You can pre-order the smartphone from Reliance Jio’s Jio.com, as well as Flipkart. The official sale of the iPhone XS will start on the 28th of September so if you want, you can purchase any model after that too.