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Apple iPhone XS

We have collected and analyzed 63 expert reviews and 197 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 96/100. The average review date is Oct 17, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 2673680 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max review: Pricey but future-proof


For better or worse, the iPhone XS Max is just a massive iPhone XS. That's great in some ways: its 6.5-inch display is fantastic for watching videos and lining up photos, and there's a much better battery here, too. That said, only a few app and...

First-rate build quality ; Excellent performance ; Helpful camera improvements ; iOS 12 is fantastic ; Slightly more durable than the iPhone X

Still very expensive ; Minute design changes mean old cases might not fit well ; Incremental battery gains

But we need to circle back to our original question: Are either of these new iPhones must-own devices? The answer really depends. If you splurged on an iPhone X last year, you could easily skip out on this generation -- and maybe even the next one --...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

iPhone XS review, updated: Great phone. Nice camera. But wait for iPhone XR


Apple's premium iPhone adds a few extras over the XR.

The iPhone XS has a markedly improved dual camera, delivering better photos than the iPhone X in both dark and high-contrast environments. It has a faster processor, faster face ID, adds dual SIM support and it’s now available in gold and 512GB versions.

Its battery life is the shortest of the three new iPhones and only incrementally better than last year's. Despite its still-rich price tag, key extras such as increased storage, USB-C fast chargers and headphone dongles will have you spending even more.

The iPhone XS adds some impressive camera improvements to the already-great iPhone X. But you should seriously wait and see what the lower-priced XR coming in October is like.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Segan, Jim Fisher (

Apple iPhone XS


The Apple iPhone XS is a significant step forward for iPhones, but most iPhone buyers will probably prefer the XR or the XS Max.

Excellent camera. Powerful processor. Fast networking. First mainstream dual-SIM phone in the US.

Expensive for the size and feature set.

Bottom Line: The Apple iPhone XS is a significant step forward for iPhones, but most iPhone buyers will probably prefer the XR or the XS Max.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (

Apple iPhone XS Smartphone Review


My preciousss - Apple has stuck with its “S” nomenclature even after its anniversary iPhone and has consequently followed the iPhone X with the iPhone XS. As with previous “S” models, the iPhone XS is more a technical refinement of its predecessor than...

bright and color-true OLED display ; broad mobile network frequency coverage ; impressive main camera ; excellent craftsmanship ; eSIM support (per update) ; dust and liquid-resistant

non-expandable memory ; no headphone jack ; restricted NFC ; only 12 months warranty ; mediocre telephoto lens

The Apple iPhone XS is an exercise in fine-tuning. The device has not only a faster and more economical SoC than its predecessor, but it also has a more dynamic camera, larger storage options, an improved IP rating and OS improvements associated with...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Corey Gaskin (

Google Pixel 3 vs Apple iPhone XS


iPhone vs Android – it may not be the oldest rivalry in the tech world, but it is surely one of the most fierce, with millions of loyal advocates rooting for each side. But with competition comes innovation, and with innovation come amazing products --...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : John Velasco (

Apple iPhone XS vs Apple iPhone X


Apple shook things up last year with the introduction of the iPhone X, a phone that ushered the company into a new era of smartphone design. Its successor, the iPhone XS, is naturally superior in almost every imaginable way. Then again, its launch begs...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Rado Slavov (

Apple iPhone XS and XS Max Review


The new iPhone XS and XS Max are the best iPhones ever, and they're also Apple's most expensive phones ever. Apple sure is asking a lot for its latest pocket gadgets. Are its products delivering with the same intensity, though? Is there reciprocity in...

Fancy design ; Outstanding OLED displays ; Unwavering system performance ; Superb cameras ; Incredible media & productivity apps ; Future-proof

Very expensive ; Display notch and camera bump

Sep, 2018

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Apple iPhone Xs Review


In terms of the camera, the iPhone XS represents a fairly small upgrade from its predecessor. That being said, Apple has removed the iPhone X from sale – so if you’re looking to upgrade from one of the older phones, this is the model you’ll end up with...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Spoonauer (

iPhone XS or iPhone XR? Here's Your Cheat Sheet


The iPhone XR is a great value. For a more affordable $750, you get the same key features as Apple's super-premium flagships — camera, processor, Face ID — for less dough. And you get more colors to choose from.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Clark Estes (

The iPhone XS Is Forever


I'm sick of buying iPhones. For the past decade, I've been buying them and loving them and breaking them and losing them and replacing them and, when September comes along, upgrading them. Last year, it cost me over $1,200 to get an iPhone X, and...

Killer camera and a processor so powerful you won't know what to do with it

Killer camera and a processor so powerful you won't know what to do with it

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):12
Talk time (4G):20
Wireless audio playback time:60
Wireless charging:Y
Wireless video playback time:14

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y


Auto focus:Y
Digital Zoom:10 / 2
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):7
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Optical Zoom:10 / 2
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y


Color name:Space Gray
Color of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product color:Gold / Grey / Silver
Product colour:Gold / Grey / Silver


Contrast ratio (typical):1000000:1
Display brightness:625
Display Diagonal:5.8
Display Resolution:2436 x 1125
Display Type:OLED
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:458
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-Touch


Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Archive formats supported:ZIP
Audio formats supported:AAX,AAX+,AC3,EAC3,FLAC,HE-AAC,LC-AAC,LPCM,MP3
Document formats supported:ICS,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
FM radio:N
Image formats supported:GIF,HEIF,JPEG,JPG,TIFF
Video formats supported:MPEG‑4 Part 2,H.264,HEVC,M-JPEG


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSim + eSIM
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning
Headset included:Y


Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, File manager, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Ringtones, Wallpaper, Widgets
Quick charge:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N


64-bit computing:Y
Processor cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor model:A12


Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS 12
Windows operating systems supported:Y


Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:256 / 512 / 64


Subscription type:No subscription

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