The new iPhone Xs comes to the market as the evolution of Apple’s classic odd-numbered year, which is always smaller and without affecting the general lines of the design.
It is a smartphone that keeps the base of the iPhone X model last year and introduces improvements in internal components that give new product packaging. In the case of the iPhone Xs have been basically the processor (with 7 nm technology) and the camera, which maintains resolution and openness but is now larger to match the competition.
In the camera, it should also be noted that the bokeh effect has improved and now it is possible to vary the aperture in a simulated manner.
At the design level, the most remarkable thing is that the new iPhone Xs gain resistance with an IP68 profile, which means that it can submerge up to two meters for 30 minutes. The usual thing is for companies to warn you not to submerge even with this resistance, but Apple has had no qualms about showing that there are no problems in doing so, even not only with water.
Inside the iPhone Xs, we find the new A12 Bionic 64-bit processor, a model manufactured for the first time with 7 nm technology, and that has six cores for the CPU and 4 for the GPU, again manufactured by Apple itself and with both integrated image and video processing.
iPhone Xs Specs
|PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm, 177 grams|
|SCREEN||OLED 5.8 inches Super Retina HD|
|RESOLUTION||Resolution of 2,436 x 1,125 pixels, 458 dpi|
|CHIPSET||A12 Bionic chip with 64-bit and 7-nm architecture, Neural Engine|
|GRAPH||4-core Apple GPU|
|MEMORY||64/256/512 GB (not expandable with microSD)|
|SOFTWARE VERSION||iOS 12|
|CONNECTIVITY||LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reading mode|
|REAR CAMERAS||12 + 12 megapixel wide-angle and telephoto (f / 1.8 and f / 2.4), double OIS
optical zoom, 4K recording @ 24/30 / 60fps, 4 LED flash
|FRONT CAMERA||7 megapixels, f / 2.2, 1080p recording
Retina flash, 1080p video
|OTHERS||FaceID, IP68 water resistance, 3D Touch
GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS
|PRICE||From 1159 euros (64 GB)|
Apple has not presumed so much in this new chip of the increase of power with respect to previous generations but it has focused on the greater efficiency that it will offer to its new telephones.
Also new in the iPhone Xs is the internal memory of 512 GB, which adds to the two available so far: the input of 64 GB and 256 GB. Apple has not wanted to solve the input capacity for its more complete model, where the 64 GB without expandability sounds increasingly ridiculous.
iPhone Xs Prices
iPhone Xs can be purchased with an internal memory of 64, 256 and 512 GB, available in the classic colours of Apple’s high-end: gold, space grey and silver. The official prices of the iPhone Xs are:
- iPhone Xs 64 GB: 1159 euros
- iPhone Xs 256 GB: 1329 euros
- iPhone Xs 512 GB: 1559 euros
You can start booking from this September 14 and will be on sale on September 21.
Ikechukwu Onu is a writer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys contributing in groups and forums, tinkering with websites, and hanging out with friends.