Apple has officially launched the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Both phones come in elegant design and they do away with some features on the iPhone X smartphone. Increasing their durability, Apple built the phone with a stainless steel and glass. They feature Face ID and a notch on the front.
Apple iPhone XS Max
The Apple iPhone XS Max is the largest phone from Apple. Making history, the phone is equipped with an expansive 6.5” AMOLED screen. There is a small bezel giving the screen a tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio and leaving behind a notch. The screen is essentially big and it has a width as the 5.5” panel on the iPhone 8 Plus, but with an extra hight that will give way to additional content.
The iPhone XS Max has a super retina display which carries a 458ppi pixel density just like the iPhone X by bumping the resolution up to 1,242 x 2,688px. The screen’s touch has a sensing layer runs at 120Hz which will offer smoother operation.
The display panel still supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision, with the dynamic range, increased up to 60%.
It doesn’t support touchpad, instead, you will get Face ID. The 3D face scanner in the phone is the only biometric authentication method.
On the camera, the iPhone XS Max has a dual 12MP camera on the back. The main primary camera feature a new sensor with larger pixels – 1.4µm, up from 1.22µm. The secondary camera uses a 12MP sensor, f/2.4 lens with 2x optical zoom (and it has OIS).
The camera has an updated bokeh which allows you to adjust the depth of field after a photo has been taken. The A12 Bionic chipset now uses Smart HDR feature. This feature enables the camera to captures a 4 frame buffer, interframes, plus a long exposure, all of which are merged into a single photo with awesome dynamic range.
The iPhone XS Max has a selfie camera of 7MP RGB sensor. You will get 64GB, 128GB and huge 512GB capacity which now meet up with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 smartphone.
Other notable features of this phone are the water resistance to IP68, so your iPhone should survive for half an hour under 2 meters of water.
You might like to read
Best Wireless Charger for iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8 & iPhone X.
Apple iPhone XS
The iPhone XS is the successor of the iPhone X. The phone is built with a capable hardware and software and the good news here is that it still maintains a classic body design. It has a huge inbuilt memory of 512GB and also a variant with 128GB and 156GB.
iPhone XS is the first phone with the 7nm chipset. It features a 6-core design plus a 4-core GPU and a new 8-core neural engine, which add up to 6.9 billion transistors. The big cores are 15% faster and 40% more power efficient than the A11 cores. The power usage has also been reduced and the phone GPU is having 50% higher performance and higher memory bandwidth. The twice number is more powerful than it’s predecessor and it can do 5 trillion operations, up from 600 billion.
Meanwhile, the 5.8″ screen has the same resolution as last year’s model – 1,125 x 2,436px. The pixel density matches the Max model, same for the touch frame rate (120Hz). Here Apple has also improved the stereo speakers to deliver wider sound.
The iPhone XS is available in Silver and Space Gray colors. Also, Apple introduced dual-SIM functionality on the phone. Those in the west will get embedded SIM (eSIM) used in addition to the single SIM slot to offer dual-SIM functionality. While the Chinese will get a special model that actually has two physical SIM slots.
Apple iPhone XR
The iPhone XR is the successor if the iPhone 8 smartphone. The phone share similar features with the iPhone 8. For example, it still uses the LCS screen. But has a tall screen (19.5:9) which gives it an edge over the iPhone 8. The new display on the phone calls Retina, and it still maintains the same pixel density as the iPhone 8 Retina display (326ppi) resolution is 822 x 1,1792px (so below 1080p).
The iPhone XR has a single camera of 12MP. The camera has a larger 1.4µm pixels and all the advanced shooting techniques (Smart HDR, adjustable bokeh) that the Apple A12 Bionic chipset enables.
It has a Face ID instead of the fingerprint scanner which provides new True Depth camera for Face ID.
The iPhone XR is more affordable and the phone is available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of inbuilt storage.
iPhone XS, iPhone X S Max, iPhone XR Price In Nigeria, USA, UK And Other Countries
The iPhone XS (64GB) starts at $1,000/€1,149/£999, the larger iPhone XS Max (64GB) at $1,100/€1,249/£1,099. The iPhone XR is available starting from $750/€849/£749.
In Nigeria, the iPhone XS will sell at a price of 350,000 Naira, while the iPhone XS Max will start selling at a price of 390,000 Naira.
Meanwhile, the iPhone XR will be priced at 270,000 Naira. This is just the estimated price and the phone will cost according to their inbuilt storage.
Where To Buy iPhone XS, XS Max & XR In Nigeria