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Apple iPhone XS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 reviews of Apple iPhone XS. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the usability and design. The screen and camera also get good feedback. Comments about the sound and price are different.

performance, camera, screen, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone XS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Alex Walker-Todd (trustedreviews.com)

iPhone XS review: A solid upgrade to a great phone | Trusted Reviews

 

iPhone XS review: iPhone XS is arguably the most iterative iPhone to date but it's still worth considering, provided you can swing the high asking price.

Top-notch performance ; Phenomenal cameras ; Outstanding display ; Attractive design

Hard to spot some of Apple's improvements ; Starting price is far too high ; No fast charger in-box ; Scratches easily

Not a huge upgrade over the iPhone X, but a good choice if you're stuck on an older iPhone and fancy something new.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple iPhone XS and XS Max review: Pricey but future-proof

 

For better or worse, the iPhone XS Max is just a massive iPhone XS. That's great in some ways: its 6.5-inch display is fantastic for watching videos and lining up photos, and there's a much better battery here, too. That said, only a few app and...

First-rate build quality ; Excellent performance ; Helpful camera improvements ; iOS 12 is fantastic ; Slightly more durable than the iPhone X

Still very expensive ; Minute design changes mean old cases might not fit well ; Incremental battery gains

But we need to circle back to our original question: Are either of these new iPhones must-own devices? The answer really depends. If you splurged on an iPhone X last year, you could easily skip out on this generation -- and maybe even the next one --...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Segan, Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone XS

 

The Apple iPhone XS is a significant step forward for iPhones, but most iPhone buyers will probably prefer the XR or the XS Max.

Excellent camera. Powerful processor. Fast networking. First mainstream dual-SIM phone in the US.

Expensive for the size and feature set.

Bottom Line: The Apple iPhone XS is a significant step forward for iPhones, but most iPhone buyers will probably prefer the XR or the XS Max.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPhone XS review: The safe update

 

As with all iPhone "S" model upgrades, the iPhone XS is about bringing new processing power to a phone that already looks really good.

Faster processor ; New camera features ; Tougher glass build

Design hasn't changed ; Not a necessary upgrade for iPhone X users ; No fast charger in the box

As with all iPhone "S" model upgrades, the iPhone XS is about bringing new processing power to a phone that already looks really good. The Apple iPhone XS offers a faster experience, a tougher shell, and a much better improved camera that really...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Apple iPhone XS review: Astonishment at a price

 

At the end of the day, this is Apple's best and most-expensive iPhone yet. Take it or leave it.

Incredible design ; Snappy performance

Battery life still lags ; Expensive

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (letsgodigital.org)

iPhone XS Limited Edition with mechanical watch built-in | LetsGoDigital

 

Caviar releases golden Limited Edition of iPhone XS and XS Max. These special Apple phones have a mechanical watch with a tourbillon mechanism built-in.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone Xs review: It's less expensive and more basic, but is the Xs the best iPhone of 2018?

 

Like all Apple products, the Xs is far from cheap - although Amazon has just brought the price down

Faster than the iPhone X ; Great camera and superb video recording ; New gold colour looks fantastic

Pricey for a 5.8in smartphone

It's certainly worth considering as an alternative to the iPhone Xs Max alongside the Galaxy S9, although the S9 is a lot cheaper than both the Mate 20 Pro and the iPhone Xs.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Daniel Ostanek (expertreviews.co.uk)

Google Pixel 3 vs Apple iPhone Xs: Battle of the flagships

 

We pitch Google's new Pixel 3 smartphone against its main competitor, the Apple iPhone Xs

That price difference puts the Pixel 3 in a very strong position. For £200 less than its Apple rival, we’d be willing to cut the Pixel 3 a little slack – and frankly, given what we’ve seen so far, it looks like we might not need to. Our advice? Wait...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Emma Sims (expertreviews.co.uk)

iPhone Xs colours: Apple goes luxe with the iPhone Xs and Xs Max

 

When it comes to the iPhone Xs colours, it's opulence aplenty over at Apple

...and that’s all, folks! Be sure to read our full coverage of the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, along with its “entry-level” counterpart, the iPhone XR.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone Xs vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Battle of the flagships

 

We compare the iPhone Xs with Samsung's Galaxy S9 – find out which flagship is best

Chances are the iPhone Xs and the Galaxy S9 will be quite similar in terms of power, potential and finish. In all honesty, the decision you’re making here isn’t “do I want a Samsung Galaxy S9 or an iPhone Xs?” it’s, do I want to use iOS or Android? And...

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):12
Talk time (4G):20
Wireless audio playback time:60
Wireless Charging:Y
Wireless video playback time:14

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Digital Zoom:10 / 2
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera flash:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):7
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Multi-shot:Y
Optical Zoom:10 / 2
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@240fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps,3840x2160@60fps / 1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Colour name:Space Gray
Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel / Glass,Stainless steel
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product colour:Gold / Grey / Silver

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1000000:1
Display brightness:625
Display diagonal:14.7
Display Resolution:2436 x 1125
Display Type:OLED
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:458
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Mobile networking

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) supported:Y

Multimedia

Archive formats supported:Zip
Audio formats supported:AAX,AAX+,AC3,EAC3,FLAC,HE-AAC,LC-AAC,LPCM,MP3
Document formats supported:ICS,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
FM radio:N
Image formats supported:GIF,HEIF,JPEG,JPG,TIFF
Video formats supported:H.264,HEVC,M-JPEG,MPEG‑4 Part 2 / MPEG‑4 Part 2,H.264,HEVC,M-JPEG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS):Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
iBeacon:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM / NanoSim + eSIM
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning
Headset included:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, File manager, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Countdown timer,Detailed contact information,Events reminder,File manager,Games,Notes,Stopwatch
Personalization:Ringtones, Wallpaper, Widgets / Ringtones,Wallpaper,Widgets
Quick Charge:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A12

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS 12
Platform:iOS
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:256 / 512 / 64

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.7
Height :143.6
Weight:177
Width:70.9