After the unveiling of their bezel-less smartphones in 2017, Apple has unveiled its latest generation of smartphones that includes iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. These new smartphones brings in big improvements with respect to performance, design and camera quality as compared to last year. With the new devices being released, competitor companies will surely have step up their portfolio to challenge the likes of the Cupertino company.
We now talk abt the Apple iPhone XS. While the new smartphone comes with the same screen size and resolution of the iPhone X, featuring a 5.8-inch OLED display and 1125 x 2436 as the screen resolution, the display brings new bonuses to the table. Along with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9 (because of the bezel-less display), the display also features Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10 technology support for true to life colors. The screen runs at a refresh rate of 120Hz for super smooth operations. This means games and movies will play at super-fluid motions. However, the iOS operating system will run at 60fps instead. As for the dimensions, the iPhone XS is 7.7mm thick and weighs about 177g. The smartphone comes powered by the company’s fastest processor called the A12 Bionic hexa-core count and the chip is said to be capable of outperforming all smartphones of 2018 in terms of performance. The processor features 15% better CPU performance and 50% leap in graphics performance, so rejoice mobile gamers, you get to game on a faster hardware. It totally makes sense for Apple to focus more on the GPU sicne they are now using a 120Hz display. The device also features 4GB RAM to handle the super-smooth multitasking performance with iOS 12 operating system, and unlike devices that feature more RAM, 4GB is more than sufficient as always. Apple iOS apps are far more optimized to run quicker and smoother than other platforms. As for the storage, you get to choose between the 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB internal storage capacity options for both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
In terms of camera capability, the iPhone XS packs a pair of dual-lens camera and the same goes for the bigger iPhone XS Max. One of the lenses is a 12MP shooter with an aperture of F1.8 and the other comes with a 12MP with F2.4 (one is meant for close-up portrait shots and the other for wide-angle shots). Apple claims that the camera quality has significantly improved over the previous iPhone X and other models. The dual-lens cameras come with support for Optical Image Stabilization and Phase Detection Autofocus capability for fast autofocus speeds and blur-free video recording. The iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max is capable of recording videos up to 4K resolutions at 60 fps. The front-facing selfie camera features a 7MP selfie snapper that can record Full HD 1080p videos at 60fps.
There is another new feature that’s a first in an iPhone and something everybody has been waiting for, and that’s dual-SIM support. While that may be the case, this smartphone sold everywhere except in China has a single nano-SIM slot and an e-SIM, which is still technically a Dual-SIM in a way. And if aren’t a fan of that kind of configuration, Apple will be selling an Apple iPhone XS that features two nano-SIM slots instead of using the e-SIM. This should be a relief for those who want that kind of configuration and we expect a lot of Android users to make a shift for this reason. However, it would have been cool if Apple had sold to markets that use a lot of Dual-SIM devices except locking it only for China. UAE is definitely a good place and if that’s the configuration you want then you may be lucky to find one in one of the online dealers.
Although with the lack of a fingerprint scanner, users can unlock the device with the Face ID scanner. Apple claims that the facial scanner on the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max has been improved as compared to the Apple iPhone X. By this, its now confirmed that the Touch ID will never be coming back and Apple wants users to use is Face ID for future smartphones as well. Even the Apple iPhone XR doesn’t feature a fingerprint scanner. Truth be told, a facial scanner may not be always practical and it wouldn’t have hurt to have a simple scanner on the front or back. They could have placed it on the back side if they don’t want to compromise on the screen estate. Let’s hope Apple rethinks about it for the next iPhone. The battery capacity of the iPhone XS is claimed to offer about 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X, along with the support for wireless charging. Both the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max smartphone is also certified with IP68 dust and water resistance. The Apple iPhone XS is available in Space Gray, Silver and Gold colors.
Technical Specifications for Apple iPhone XS
|Screen Size Category||5.8 inches|
|Screen Resolution||2436 x 1125 pixel|
|Actual Screen Size||5.8 inches|
|Dimensions||70.9 x 143.6 x 7.7 mm|
|Processor||A12 Bionic chip|
|Internal Storage||64 GB,256 GB,512 GB|
|OS Version||iOS 12|
|Primary Camera||Dual 12-megapixel|
|Primary Camera Features||Wide-angle and Telephoto cameras|
|Primary Camera Lens Setup||Dual lens|
|Front Camera Features||Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control|
|Connectivity||NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth|
|Other Features||Embedded SIM (eSIM)|
Frequently Asked Questions for Apple iPhone XS
Q: What is the screen size of the Apple iPhone XS?
A: The screen size is 5.8-inch. The screen resolution is 1125 x 2436
Q: What type of screen panel does the Apple iPhone XS use?
A: It uses an OLED panel.
Q: Does the smartphone have support for HDR?
A: The screen has support for Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10 standards.
Q: What is the refresh rate of the Apple iPhone XS display?
A: The refresh rate is 120Hz
Q: What storage capacities options are there for the iPhone XS?
A: 64GB, 256GB and 512GB
Q: Does the Apple iPhone XS have a headphone jack?
Q: Does the Apple iPhone XS have support for Dual-SIM?
A: Yes, the smartphone has a nano-sim slot and an e-SIM as the second SIM.
Q: Does the Apple iPhone XS have a dual-lens camera?
A: Yes, it has two 12MP cameras as the primary camera setup.
Q: Does the Apple iPhone XS have a fingerprint scanner?
A: No it does not