iPhone 11 Pro Vs iPhone XS

iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro
Starting from £204.42
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iPhone XS
iPhone XS
Starting from £131.09
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iPhone 11 ProiPhone XS


iPhone 11 ProiPhone XS
Width71.4 mm70.9 mm
Height144 mm143.6 mm
Weight188 g177 g
Thickness8.1 mm7.7 mm
Volume83.28 cm³78.4 cm³


iPhone 11 ProiPhone XS
Resolution1125 x 2436 px1125 x 2436 px
Density458 ppi458 ppi
Size5.8 inches5.8 inches


iPhone 11 ProiPhone XS
Battery capacity3190 mAh2658 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes
Battery life18 h21 h

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


iPhone 11 ProiPhone XS
Maximum storage512 GB512 GB
CPU frequency2.65 GHz2.5 GHz
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity4 GB4 GB
LTE supportYesYes


iPhone 11 ProiPhone XS
Front camera resolution12 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesYes
Optical zoomYesYes
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone 11 ProiPhone XS
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones33

iPhone XS vs iPhone 11 Pro Comparison

iPhone XS vs iPhone 11 Pro: Identical from the front, but not when you look inside

If you look at them from the front, the iPhone XS vs iPhone 11 Pro look like the same exact phone. But if we take a peek inside both devices, we’ll see that the iPhone 11 Pro has a few hidden tricks that justify the higher cost.

iPhone XS vs 11 Pro: Expect more speed and photography muscle from the iPhone 11 Pro

First, let’s compare the processors inside the iPhone 11 Pro vs XS.

Thanks to the upgraded A13 Bionic chip inside the iPhone 11 Pro, you can expect the iPhone 11 Pro to be at least 30% faster than the XS during standard operation. And that chip doesn’t only make the 11 Pro faster, it also gives it improved computational photography.

When comparing the iPhone 11 Pro vs XS from a photography or video perspective, it’s like night and day. Images on the iPhone 11 Pro will have more detail in daylight, and nighttime, and have more zoom adjustability thanks to the additional third lens.

When the iPhone 11 Pro was released, I thought it looked ugly, but at this point, the look has grown on me. I’ve grown tired of hating it. As a matter of fact, I wish my smartphone had cameras as impressive as the ones on the iPhone 11 Pro.

How big is the iPhone 11 Pro: size comparison to iPhone XS

Both the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone XS have the same 5.8-inch size display. In fact, the screen are similar Super Retina OLED panels with the same 2436 x 1125 pixel resolution; the main difference being how bright and efficient they are. 

Given the same size screens, it makes sense that the two models are very similar dimensions. Of course, this doesn't account for the huge camera bump on the iPhone 11 Pro. 

iPhone 11 Pro: 144 x 71.4 x 8.1mm, 188g

iPhone XS: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm, 177g 

iPhone XS vs 11 Pro: The iPhone 11 Pro brings more battery life, but at a cost

The iPhone 11 Pro manages to fit a higher capacity battery inside: 3046mAh vs the 2658mAh in the XS.

Tests on the web claim that you can expect 4-5 additional hours of battery life from the iPhone 11 Pro vs XS. We think a big part of this bump can also be attributed to the more energy-efficient A13 Bionic chip.

iPhone XS vs 11 Pro: Our final thoughts

That’s basically it for our iPhone 11 Pro vs XS comparison. We learned that the iPhone 11 Pro gives us substantially better photography, battery life, and processor speed.

But at the end of the day, the iPhone XS is still a great phone. And if you can find a refurbished iPhone XS at a great price, it can still be a great choice, despite the iPhone 11 Pro being in a league of its own in this comparison.

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