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Apple iPhone XS Full Specifications Review

Apple iPhone XS has been launched as the latest flagship iPhone for this year in the just concluded Apple event. Most of the device’s specs were teased during the event. The phone is powered by the new flagship A12 Bionic chipset.

According to Apple, the new chipset was built on a 7nm process node and will be 15% faster and 40% more power efficient than the A11. Apart from this, most of its specs and features are identical to last year’s iPhone X.

Apple iPhone XS Specs and Features

・5.8-inch Super Retina AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1125 x 2436 pixels
・iOS 12 with 4GB RAM
・Hexa-core 2.5GHz Apple A12 Bionic
・64GB/256GB/512GB built-in storage
・12MP + 12MP rear camera and 7MP front camera
・2716mAh non-removable Battery

Design And Display

The new iPhone XS looks more like an iPhone 8 with the iPhone X-like dual rear camera. It has a Stainless Steel Frame which was complimented with glass to make the reflected light in the most subtle way.

Furthermore, Apple also made sure it’s totally forgotten the fingerprint scanner with the Face Unlock feature still present. Apple also bumped up the IP rating to IP68. The device measures 7.7mm in thickness and weighs 177g overall.

Apple iPhone XS

The front is built around what Apple calls Super Retina AMOLED display. It looks exactly like the iPhone X, except the screen-to-body ratio has been increased as well. Of course, the notch is still present. It sports a 5.8-inch Super Retina AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels and 463 pixels per inch density for sharp visuals. The screen also stretches up to 81.1% screen-to-body ratio.

Hardware and Software

The new A12 Bionic from Apple is the first 7nm chipset to hit the market since the Kirin 980 isn’t official yet. It has a 6-core processor with a clock speed of up to 2.5GHz as well. The Apple GPU comes with an 8-core neural engine for improved graphics.

There’s a standard 4GB of RAM space available for multitasking through apps. While in the storage department, you can get it in three variants like 64GB/256GB and a bigger variant with 512GB. It runs on the latest iOS 12 operating system.

Camera, Network And Connectivity

Just like the iPhone X, the XS sports the same 12MP + 12MP rear shooter with f/1.8 + f/2.4 aperture respectively. The main 12MP rear camera has 28mm sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size with PDAF, OIS and other features. The same 7MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture handles selfies.

The XS supports 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIMs, while the US version supports a single SIM and eSIM. It also has support for Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type C, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.

Battery, Price And Availability

The Apple iPhone XS is powered by a non-removable 2716mAh battery with fast and wireless charging technology. Apple iPhone XS will be available on shopping stores, starting from $999 to $1099, that’s about (N360,000 – N400,000).

Full Specification Of Apple iPhone XS

・Announced: September, 2018
・Status: Available. September 2018

・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz / 1900 MHz / 850 MHz
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes (Nano + Nano)

・Material Type: Stainless Steel Frame + Glass
・Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
・Colour: Silver, Gray, Gold
・Weight: 177g

・Screen Type: Super Retina AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5.8-inch
・Resolution: 1125 x 2436 pixels
・Pixel Density: 463ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 81.1%

・Operating system: iOS 12
・Processor: Hexa-core 2.5GHz
・Chipset type: Apple A12 Bionic
・Graphics Processing Unit: Apple GPU, 8-core neural engine

・Memory Card Slot: No
・Internal storage: 64GB/256GB/512GB

・Back Camera: 12MP + 12MP
・Front Camera: 7MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No

・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Face Unlock: Yes (infrared)
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, gyroscope, barometer
・USB: 2.0
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: No

・Capacity: 2716mAh
・Type: Li-Ion
・Standby Time: 60h
・Talktime: 21h
・Fast Charging: Yes

Joseph Young
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