The new flagship iPhone XS has just arrived. Everyone wants to find out whether it’s good enough to defeat its competitors or not. Apple XS is good in many aspects but failed to redefine something new like its last year’s model iPhone X. Moreover it’s also not a remarkable upgrade over 2017’s X. It’s very much similar to X. The modification in camera is, however considerable. With A 32 percent larger sensor, iPhone XS has overcome all the shortcomings I used to experience in iPhone X’s camera. I have compared the two in the following table for your ease.

Features iPhone XS iPhone X
Weight 174g 177g
Measurement 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm
Display 5.8-inch 5.8-inch
Pixel Density 458 ppi 458 ppi
Chip A12 bionic chip A11 bionic chip
Storage 512GB 64GB-256GB
Design Not altered same


Seeing this will clear you that it’s very much a replacement of iPhone X

XS and Pixel 2

Apple XS camera gave a huge challenge to Google’s 2017 flagship i.e. pixel 2. With its newly enlarged 1.4μm pixels, a 12 megapixel resolution, and a f/1.8 lens,the XS main camera is a clear cut Pixel 2 match. Both are so similar that only aesthetic preferences can distinguish them. I see no hard and objective photographic differences involved.

XS and S9

Moreover, Samsung Galaxy S9 has also got a competitor. They are also more similar than they are different. XS’s more m advanced sensor made it possible. Though if observed on micro level, S9’s camera is still better than XS’s. It has removed the gaps but could not beat it.
Face ID Improvements.
Further I’ve not experienced any worth appreciating speed improvements in face ID feature as they claimed. However accuracy in detection is better than before.

iOS 12

Talking about iOS 12, it proved to be a great successor to iOS 11. Speed improvements can be easily noticed, and memojis are also fun to play with, in this newly designed mobile operating system.

A12 Bionic Chip

A12 Bionic chip is an amazing modification I found in XS. A smart chip with next level Neural engine that delivers astonishing performance compared to previous models. But what I think is, who needs such a powerful engine/CPU if texting, calling and scrolling is all that one needs to do. However, this feature is best if the one using it wants to explore the world of augmented reality.

Market Value

Though the design, shape and frame of iPhone XS are exactly similar to iPhone X, still it is among the best-designed phones on the market right now. Furthermore, Its eye-catching copper color has made it captivating for buyers plus the headphones are also available in the same color.

Battery Life

What’s left undiscussed is the battery life, the most important feature of the phone. Apple has never really followed good battery life. There is no significant improvement in XS’s battery life as one would expect. However, if you are jumping from iPhone 7 or lower, you’ll find the battery life surprisingly good.


In short, iPhone XS is not just for Apple lovers. It suits the one who is looking for a fast and more powerful processor. However, If you are still confused enough to decide, wait for iPhone XR to come.
That will help you decide quicker as it might be a more appealing option for you.

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