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iPhone X Vs iPhone XS

iPhone X
iPhone X Starting from £229.99
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iPhone XS
iPhone XS Starting from £245.00
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Customer reviews

iPhone X iPhone XS
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(14275)
4.2
(8119)
Value for money 2.7/5
2.8/5

Design

iPhone X iPhone XS
Width 70.9 mm 70.9 mm
Height 143.6 mm 143.6 mm
Weight 174 g 177 g
Thickness 7.7 mm 7.7 mm
Volume 78.4 cm³ 78.4 cm³

Screen

iPhone X iPhone XS
Resolution 1125 x 2436 px 1125 x 2436 px
Density 458 ppi 458 ppi
Size 5.8 inches 5.8 inches

Battery

iPhone X iPhone XS
Battery capacity 2716 mAh* 2658 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes
Battery life 21 h 21 h

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power

Performances

iPhone X iPhone XS
Maximum storage 256 GB 512 GB
CPU frequency 2.53 GHz 2.5 GHz
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 3 GB 4 GB
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

iPhone X iPhone XS
Front camera resolution 7 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px

Audio

iPhone X iPhone XS
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 3 3

iPhone X vs iPhone XS Comparison

Should you buy the iPhone X or XS? They really are very similar

It’s easy to compare the iPhone X vs XS because they are both very similar phones. Yes, the iPhone XS is a very slight upgrade of the iPhone X: you can expect a slightly faster and more energy efficient processor (don’t expect a lot more battery life, you’ll probably only get about 30 minutes of more use out of the iPhone XS), a better portrait mode when snapping photos, a slightly better rating for water resistance, a 25% increase in speaker volume, and reportedly faster face recognition. What does all this mean? It means you’re just getting a slight boost over the iPhone X; both of these phones look and feel virtually the same. We suggest buying the refurbished iPhone XS over the iPhone X, but if you want to save more money or have a smaller budget, the refurbished iPhone X is also a great buy :)

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