iPhone XS features a 5.8-inch Super Retina display with custom-built OLED panels for an HDR display that provides the industry’s best color accuracy, true blacks, and remarkable brightness.¹ Advanced Face ID lets you securely unlock your iPhone, log in to apps, and pay with just a glance. The A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine uses real-time machine learning to transform the way you experience photos, gaming, augmented reality, and more. A breakthrough 12MP dual-camera system takes your portraits to the next level with Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, enhanced bokeh, and all-new Depth Control. Water resistance.² And iOS 12—the most advanced mobile operating system—with powerful new tools that make iPhone more personal than ever.
5.8-inch Super Retina display (OLED) with HDR¹
IP68 dust and water resistant (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes)²
12MP dual cameras with dual OIS and 7MP TrueDepth front camera—Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Depth Control, and Smart HDR
Face ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay³
A12 Bionic with next-generation Neural Engine
Wireless charging—works with Qi chargers⁴
iOS 12 with Memoji, Screen Time, Siri Shortcuts, and Group FaceTime⁵
¹The display has rounded corners. When measured as a rectangle, the iPhone XS screen is 5.85 inches diagonally. Actual viewable area is less.
²iPhone XS is splash, water, and dust resistant and was tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes).
Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions, and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear.
Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.
³Apple Pay is not available in all markets. For a list of Apple Pay countries and regions, see www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability/#apple-pay.
⁴Qi wireless chargers sold separately.
⁵Group FaceTime will be available in iOS 12 later this year through a software update.
Apple iPhone XS 512GB
EarPods with Lightning connector
Lightning to USB cable
USB power adapter
Voice Assistant Built-in
Apple iOS 12
Talk: up to 1200 min; Playback (wireless video): up to 14 hrs; Playback (wireless audio): up to 60 hrs; Active online usage: up to 12 hrs
A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
iPhone XS 512GB
Data Plan Required
Additional Hardware Included
EarPods with Lightning connector, Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter
The iPhone XS is essentailly the PERFECTED iPhone X. It’s display is beautiful. It’s bright (though I wish it was brighter) very vivid, bold, and sharp. The camera is outstanding and as usual, iOS is very smooth. The A12 chip dishes out almost unbeatable performance. It also packs a 5.8 inch screen (larger than the 5.5 inch of the plus model iPhones) into a much smaller body. If the XS Max is too big for you, this phone is still very excellent. It also starts out at only 64gb of storage. For me, 64 gigabytes is more than enough, but for other users they may need to get the 256 or 512gb version.
-Good Form Factor
-Gold finish is GORGEOUS
-Gigabit-class LTE is fast
-Battery life is not amazing
-Screen is not incredibly bright (hard to see outdoors)
Summary: Overall, the iPhone XS is an exceptional phone. If you are someone who needs more battery life I would advise getting the Apple XS battery case. But for the average user, I think this will easily get you through the day. The camera provides great color accuracy and almost professional-quality video and beautiful photos. Almost nothing can make this phone stutter, and iOS is very smooth.
Is it worth it over the XR?
In my opinion yes. The XR is $250 cheaper with the same main camera, same chip, and slightly larger scree, but it has many drawbacks. I think the OLED display, telephoto lens, gigabit-class LTE, pretty stainless steel bands, and IP68 water resistance over the IP67 of the XR are worth it. But know that if you can’t afford that extra $250, the XR is still a great phone with a beautiful LCD display. Below are some photos I took with the XS.
Absolutely love this phone. Much more powerful than my previous 6s. I had reservations about the Face ID but now can’t live without it. Works well in low light and is even faster than the finger ID on my previous phone. Camera is stunning and it puts the iPhone X to shame.
This phone is great overall. Def takes getting used to when using the screen swiping commands instead of home button I honestly don’t really notice it’s gone now. I will say having a popsocket is helpful because the phone is way heavier than the 7 and it gives you more of a grip. The phone is very fast and screen is bright. I feel like the battery lasts longer too
To preface my review, I upgraded from an iphone 6. Therefore, this phone has been an eye opener! I can’t get over how fast everything works. Toggling between home screens, and between apps is smooth and unbelievably fast. The battery lasts way longer than I expected (it’s 9pm and at 85%, with me using it through the day). The OLED screen is super bright, even when I have it on about 1/5 brightness, and the colors so rich. And I really like that although the screen itself is a lot bigger than its predecessors (the 6, 7, 8), the phone is almost the same size. I’ve never wanted to go with one of the massive “Plus” phones just to have a bigger screen, and the full screen/no home button/minimum bevel accomplishes this. Also, despite what other have said, I don’t think the notch is a problem at all.
As for some other specific features:
Face ID—spot on. This will recognize my face ALWAYS, even with glasses on. It even reads my face in the dark with nothing on but the backlight of the phone (e.g. if I want to check the time or something in the middle of the night). And to see if I could throw it off, I have had a few people try to open it, which it wouldn’t do (excellent). It won’t even unlock with eyes closed (I tried!)
Camera—hard to compare to iphone 6, as this is light years ahead. Loving the 2x lens and portrait modes. The ability to edit portrait mode photos after the fact, and change f-stops to control the bokeh is mind- boggling for a phone. Selfies still seem a little grainy, but only when all the way zoomed in, but the rear facing camera is taking fantastic photos. Great low light capabilities, and video is SO much improved. Very clear shots.
Finally (I could go on and on), the lack of home button—
I know there are many critics of this, but let me tell you, use it for a day, and you don’t even notice. I wasn’t a huge fan of the fingerprint ID (I have notoriously difficult-to-read fingerprints so it didn’t always work anyways), and the ability to just swipe up to go back to home is just as easy. You can also adjust your accessibility settings to create a “virtual home button” if you really want, but I don’t see it as necessary.
Bottom line: it is super expensive, but I’m finding that this is worth the upgrade.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about reception, durability, screen and usability. Editors are less positive about connectivity and have mixed opinions about price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 91/100 = Excellent quality.
CNETRating, 4.4 out of 54.4Scott Stein on December 7, 2018
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A:AnswerThe simple answer to the question is if you already have the X then it is not worth getting the XS unless you just want to have the latest technology. However if you want a bigger screen then it is a worthwhile upgrade to get the XS Max.
Main differences in the X compared to XS
-Slightly faster Face ID
-30 minutes more battery life
-Available in Gold
If you are coming from any phone other than the X, then it is definitely worth getting the XS, or the XS Max if you want the biggest screen. If you already have the X and don't wan't a bigger screen I would save your money and get an Apple Watch Series 4 instead.
A:AnswerNo, the phone in this listing is not unlocked. It can be used with Verizon or AT&T. In order to get a completely unlocked iPhone you can use with any carrier, you need to purchase it directly from Apple.
A:AnswerNo, the phone is not unlocked if it is marked as "Verizon carrier" or any other carrier. If you are looking for an unlocked version of the iPhone, you can purchase at an Apple store or on the Apple website. Be sure to choose the model which is not associated with any carrier.