iPhone 13 Vs iPhone XS

iPhone 13
iPhone 13 Starting from £335.80
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iPhone XS
iPhone XS Starting from £188.15
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iPhone 13 iPhone XS


iPhone 13 iPhone XS
Width 71.5 mm 70.9 mm
Height 146.7 mm 143.6 mm
Weight 174 g 177 g
Thickness 7.6 mm 7.7 mm
Volume 79.72 cm³ 78.4 cm³


iPhone 13 iPhone XS
Resolution 1170 x 2532 px 1125 x 2436 px
Density 460 ppi 458 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 5.8 inches


iPhone 13 iPhone XS
Battery capacity 2815 mAh* 2658 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

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


iPhone 13 iPhone XS
Maximum storage 512 GB 512 GB
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 4 GB
5G support Yes No
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 13 iPhone XS
Front camera resolution 12 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


iPhone 13 iPhone XS
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 3

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iPhone XS vs iPhone 13 Comparison

iPhone XS vs 13

A few years separate these two smartphones. The more recent iPhone 13 seems the most appealing on paper. In everyday use though, the iPhone XS is still a great reference model, capable of appealing to many users. Here are the similarities and differences.

iPhone 13, a compact format with high performance

Introduced in 2021, the iPhone 13 is one of the newest models. It comes with the latest Apple technologies and offers a compact size. At just 174 grams, it's quite light and similar in weight to the iPhone XS, which is a bit smaller. The iPhone 13 measures 146.7 X 71.5 X 7.7 mm. The iPhone XS, on the other hand, measures 143.6 X 70.9 X 7.7 mm and weighs 177 grams. However, the iPhone 13 still has the advantage in terms of screen size. It has a 6.1-inch SUPER RETINA XDR OLED panel, while the iPhone XS has a 5.8-inch OLED panel. Photography-wise, the two devices are similar, although the iPhone XS has a 2X optical zoom lens, which is absent on the 13, instead replaced by an ultrawide lens. The price of the iPhone 13 is lower on Back Market - the cheapest option is £489.

iPhone XS - excellent value for money 

Users who use their smartphone in a fairly standard way will not see huge differences between the two smartphones. They are both similar in size and very versatile, so they can meet all your daily needs. The iPhone XS only shows its weaknesses for heavy consumers of video content or while running intensive games. Its A12 Bionic chip can't compete with the high performance of the new A15 Bionic in the iPhone 13. But it does offer a significant advantage with its dual SIM slot. It will appeal to workers who want to use just one smartphone for both business and personal calls.

Looking for a high-end device with exceptional performance? The iPhone 13 is the one to go for. With its A15 Bionic chip, it runs smoothly on all applications. It will also be compatible with Apple's next software update for a longer period of time (about 5 years by our estimates). This will not be the case for the iPhone XS. The iPhone XS is much more affordable while remaining very versatile. Its price/performance ratio is unbeatable.

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