Apple iPhone XS Hands on Review

Apple has done something for which they will be in limelight for the whole year 2018. The reason is quite obvious, launching of Apple iPhone XR, Apple iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. We have told you a lot about these iPhones in our blog section and you would have got the idea of how they are. But today, we are going to review the iPhone XS on the basis of its whole performance. We got the review unit of Apple iPhone XS for about 2 hours and we checked all the possible things that we could. I guarantee the review of Apple iPhone XS will be true and best to my knowledge without any biased figures. So, let’s start reviewing Apple iPhone XS:


Apple iPhone XS Specifications

  • Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 5.8 inches display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Notched Display
  • Dual SIM (Nano SIM + eSIM)
  • Hexa-Core Apple A12 Bionic SoC
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64GB/256GB/512GB Internal Storage
  • 12MP (f/1.8 aperture)+12MP (f/2.4 aperture) Dual Rear Camera with Quad-tone LED Flash
  • 7MP (f/2.2 aperture lens) TrueDepth Camera with HDR
  • iOS 12

For full specifications of iPhone XS, you can check here


Apple iPhone XS Design

This is the section which disappointed me the most as the design of Apple iPhone XS is identical and similar to Apple iPhone X with no further improvements. It hasn’t changed a bit which seems weird to me. Also, there is no 3.5mm headphone since the iPhone 7. To be honest, I was expecting In-Display fingerprint sensor but Apple didn’t add that as well. So, there is nothing much to talk about iPhone XS design.

But I would rate Apple iPhone XS design a 3/10 and that too, because I loved iPhone X.



Apple iPhone XS Display

Apple iPhone XS has been improved a lot in terms of display segment as many more features are added. You are getting a 5.8 inches Super AMOLED Touchscreen display with a Notched Display. The screen resolution of Apple iPhone XS is 1125x2436 pixels with 458ppi pixel density. Apple doesn’t use Corning Gorilla Glass; instead, they use Scratch Resistant Glass which is even better. There is also IP 68 certification for water and dust protection which means if you dip your iPhone XS in water for a minute, nothing would happen.

You also get a Stainless-Steel Surgical grade panel which shows Apple has shown a lot of courage in protecting their iPhone. There is also 3D Touch Display with several other features like True-Tone Display and Wide Color gamut display.

There is no doubt in saying Apple has the best display configurations in the market today.


Apple iPhone XS Performance

Both the Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are pre-loaded with Hexa-Core Apple A12 Bionic SoC which is a lot powerful than Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. In other words, you can say Snapdragon 845 SoC is nothing in front of A12 Bionic SoC. This shows the domination of the processor. The geekbench scores have dominated a lot and it would be correct to say it will take years for other smartphone manufacturers to compete with Apple on the basis of processors.

The App loading time was very less, the apps were opening in less than a single second which shows there are no performance issues. Apple has installed 4GB RAM on both these smartphones which makes them even more powerful.

I played many heavy games like PUBG Mobile, NFS Undercover and it ran as smooth as butter on bread. There were no frame drops with no other problems. Also, I noticed no lags or glitches while playing. I played the games for about 2 hours but still, I didn't notice any kind of heating issues which is a big thing.

Apple has taken care of small things for which they should get appreciation. I really admire the hard work that is being done on both of these iPhones.

I would rate it a 10/10 on the basis of performance.



Apple iPhone XS Camera

 I won't brag much about them but the camera of Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are best in the market. Let's not directly jump at the conclusions and talk about the specifications. 

Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max feature a primary 12MP (f/1.8 aperture lens) with a secondary camera 12MP (f/2.4 aperture lens) for Bokeh Effect. The camera has another feature which is known as Smart-HDR capable of clicking some wonderful images at once. You will feel every pixel when you click photos from this device.

On the front end, Apple has named this camera as TrueDepth Camera which is a 7MP shooter capable of clicking some really wonderful images on the front. You can even click bokeh effect shots with the front camera and the quality of images are just superb.

Overall, till now, this is the best camera smartphone available in the market. Rest is to be decided by you all but according to me, I would rate their camera a big 10/10.  


Apple iPhone XS Battery

There are no revelations till now of exactly what is the battery capacity of Apple iPhone XS but Apple has written on their official website with over 65 hours of music play time and up to 25 hours of talk time which is more than enough. We all know when it comes to battery, Apple uses efficient battery performance.

There is also supercharging feature with 15W but you have to buy the charger separately. Also, there is Qi Wireless Charging which is a lot bigger thing



Apple iPhone XS Pros and Cons


  • Latest processor
  • Camera performance
  • Display configurations


  • Not value for money deal
  • Copied Design
  • No supercharger out of the box



Apple iPhone XS will be another hit smartphone for the year 2018-2019 as there is a mad craze among the people. But to be frank, it is worthless to me as there are many other smartphones which are value for money deal. It’s not 2010 where there is no other rival smartphone on the market. Now, we have OnePlus 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Huawei P20 and in some days, we will witness OnePlus 6T. These smartphones are a lot better in terms of comparing. But still, it’s your call and you have to decide what you want to do with your money and how you want to spend it?

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