iPhone X Vs iPhone XS

iPhone X
iPhone X Starting from £173.00
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iPhone XS
iPhone XS Starting from £182.80
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iPhone X iPhone XS


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


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


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


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


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


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

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iPhone X vs XS Comparison

iPhone X vs XS: the key differences

It’s easy to compare the iPhone X vs XS because they are both very similar phones. The iPhone XS is basically a slight upgrade over the iPhone X. So you can expect a:

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)

Better portrait mode when snapping photos

Slightly better rating for water resistance

25% increase in speaker volume

Reportedly faster face recognition

What size is iPhone XS? Are the iPhone X and XS the same size?

iPhone XS has a height of 143.6 mm, a width of 70.9 mm, a thickness of 7.7 mm and weighs 177 grams.

iPhone X has a height of 143.6 mm, a width of 70.9 mm, a thickness of 7.7 mm and weighs 194 grams.

Yes, you'll notice a ton is the same when comparing how big an iPhone XS is to an iPhone X. They're the exact same size with the only difference being weight. 

The iPhone X and iPhone XS also have the same 5.8-inch display with 458 ppi. However, while the iPhone X resolution remains unchanged, the iPhone XS does reportedly have better colours thanks to improved dynamic range.

iPhone X vs XS: which should you buy?

What does all this mean? It means both of these phones look and feel virtually the same. You’re only getting a slight boost over the iPhone X, but we still suggest buying the refurbished iPhone XS since the prices are similar now. If you want to save the most money or if you have a smaller budget, the refurbished iPhone X is also a great buy though! :)

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