Apple iPhone XS (256 GB)

Full Specifications, Price, Pros & Cons, Competitors, Should you Buy?

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Key Specs:
  • 5.8 inches, Super AMOLED Retina HD 19.5:9 display with notch
  • 2.49 GHz Hexa-core A12 Bionic Chip with Neural engine
  • 4 GB RAM, 256 GB Internal Storage, No microSD card slot
  • 12 MP + 12 MP Dual cameras with OIS, 7 MP Front camera
  • iOS 12, 2658 mAh battery, Fast/Wireless Charging, NFC
  • Face ID, IP68 Water & Dust resistant, 3D Touch, Siri, Dual Sim
Apple iPhone XS (256 GB) Price in India:



Availability Details:
Available both in online and offline stores.
OS Updates?
Will get future iOS updates for years


  • Wonderful, very premium bezel-less design
  • Great AMOLED display with 19.5:9 ratio
  • Compact, comfortable & easy to use
  • Great quality, one of the best cameras in the world
  • Very good front camera with AI features
  • A12 Bionic is probably best processor in the world
  • Beautiful iOS, Fast Face ID, Gesture navigation
  • IP68 Water & Dust resistance
  • Very good stereo sound output
  • Best smartphone user experience
  • Greatest brand value


  • Insane pricing
  • Storage not expandable
  • No 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • No notification LED
  • Fast charger not provided with the phone

Should You Buy?

The Apple iPhone XS is not a very big upgrade over the iPhone X but it has got a lot improved cameras, which take it close to become the best camera smartphone in the world. It has also got an impressive performance upgrade with the new chip, faster Face ID, IP68 rating, dual Sim support (eSim) great sound quality & off course it carries forward the great design & display from the iPhone X. It is truly a great & one of the best smartphones in the world with the best & premium smartphone experiences along with the best brand value of Apple. However, it has got an insanely high price in India & it will hurt even more when the trends change next year, it will start feeling older & it will be difficult for you to upgrade to a new phone because you spent a hell lot on it. So, if you can afford that burn, you must go for it!

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Apple iPhone XS Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Apple iPhone XS
Manufacturer Apple
AnnouncedSeptember 2018
ReleasedSeptember 2018
BuildBezel-less, Stainless steel frame covered with front and back glass
Space Grey
Dimensions143.6 × 70.9 × 7.7 mm
Weight177 grams
ButtonsNavigation gestures, Volume rocker, Side button, Mute Toggle
Screen Size5.8 inches
Display TypeBezel-less Super AMOLED display with notch, HDR10 compliant
ResolutionSuper Retina HD (2436 x 1125 pixels)
Pixel Density458 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio19.5:9 aspect ratio
Display Area82.9% screen-to-body ratio
ProtectionFingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Contrast Ratio1000000:1
Brightness625 nits
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multi-Touch display with 3D Touch
Processor2.49 GHz Hexa-core Apple's A12 Bionic Chip with Neural engine, 7nm
GPU4-core Apple GPU
Internal256 GB
ExternalNo microSD card slot
Operating System
OS iOS 12
User InterfaceNot applicable
Rear CameraDual 12 MP (Wide-angle, ƒ/1.8) + 12 MP (Telephoto, ƒ/2.4), Quad-LED True Tone flash
Details2x Optical zoom, Digital zoom up to 10x, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Dual optical image stabilisation, Six‑element lens, Panorama, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Backside illumination sensor, Hybrid IR filter, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, Tap to focus with Focus Pixels, Smart HDR, Local tone mapping, Red-eye correction, Exposure control, Auto image stabilisation, Burst mode, Timer mode, Photo geotagging
Video Recording4K at 24/ 30/ 60 fps, 1080p at 30/ 60 fps, 720p at 30 fps, OIS, 2x Optical zoom, 6x digital zoom, Slow motion video support for 1080p at 120/ 240 fps, Time-lapse video with stabilisation, Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p), Stereo recording
Front Camera7 MP (ƒ/2.2)
DetailsPortrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Animoji, Memoji, Smart HDR, Retina Flash, Backside illumination sensor, Auto image stabilisation, Burst mode, Exposure control, Timer mode
Video Recording1080p at 30/ 60 fps, Extended dynamic range for video at 30 fps, Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p)
SIMDual SIM (Nano SIM + eSIM)
SIM SizeNano SIM
Capacity2658 mAh Li-Ion battery
Fast ChargingYes, up to 50% charge in 30 minutes (fast charger not provided in the box)
Wireless ChargingYes, works with Qi-certified chargers
Removable Battery No
Talk Timeup to 20 hrs
Audio Playbackup to 60 hrs
Video Playbackup to 14 hrs
Internet Useup to 12 hrs
Security and Sensors
SecurityFace ID
SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer, Three-axis gyro, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band Wi‑Fi with 2x2 MIMO, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP, LE
LocationAssisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, Digital compass
USB TypeLightning connector
FM RadioNo
Infrared No
Speakers2 Stereo speakers (Earpiece and bottom mounted)
3.5mm Headphone JackNo
MicrophoneOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Cellular Networks2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G BandsHSDPA 850/ 900/ 1700(AWS)/ 1900/ 2100
4G BandsFDD-LTE B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, B29, B30, B32, B66 TDD-LTE B34, B38, B39, B40, B41, B46
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat16 1024/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
SAR Values
Other Features
Notification LEDNo
Water ResistanceYes, IP68 water and dust resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)
Virtual AssistantSiri
PaymentsApple Pay (not available in India)
In Box Contents
What's in the box?Apple iPhone XS, EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
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Apple iPhone XS (256 GB) is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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