iPhone X Vs iPhone XS

iPhone X
iPhone X
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iPhone XS
iPhone XS
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iPhone XiPhone XS


iPhone XiPhone XS
Width70.9 mm70.9 mm
Height143.6 mm143.6 mm
Weight174 g177 g
Thickness7.7 mm7.7 mm
Volume78.4 cm³78.4 cm³


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


iPhone XiPhone XS
Battery capacity2716 mAh2658 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes
Battery life21 h21 h

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


iPhone XiPhone XS
Maximum storage256 GB512 GB
CPU frequency2.53 GHz2.5 GHz
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity3 GB4 GB
LTE supportYesYes


iPhone XiPhone XS
Front camera resolution7 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesYes
Optical zoomYesYes
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone XiPhone XS
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones33

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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