iPhone XS vs iPhone 8 Plus

Which one is best for you?

When iPhone 8 Plus was released in 2017 (along with iPhone 8), it was accompanied by a new flagship model, iPhone X. In 2018, iPhone XS builds on the success of the flagship model – with its large edge-to-edge OLED screen that shows deeper blacks and more realistic colours.

iPhone 8 Plus still has plenty going for it – including a dual lens main camera with 2x optical zoom. Plus it offers Portrait Mode, letting you choose different effects to dramatically up your selfie game. But iPhone XS has more to offer. There’s the TrueDepth front facing camera – letting you map your expression onto fun 3D Animoji – an improved 12-megapixel main camera and more.

Whichever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy it – check our quick feature guide to see which is best for you.

  • Apple

    iPhone XS

    • Create stunningly detailed images thanks to Smart HDR – or adjust depth of field to create professional looking portraits

    • See more with 60% greater dynamic range than its predecessor, iPhone X

    • Share your feelings with 3D Animoji that mirror your own expression

    • Enjoy a smoother gaming and streaming experience with the new A12 Bionic chip

    Buy the iPhone XS
  • Apple

    iPhone 8 Plus

    • Take pictures like a pro with a dual lens main camera – or use lighting effects to create artistic selfies in Portrait Mode

    • Love gaming and video? Get more from your phone with a 5.5-inch display

    • Have peace of mind – iPhone 8 Plus has the most durable glass ever used previously

    • Don’t wait to do what you love on your phone – with the fast six-core A11 chip

    Buy the iPhone 8 Plus
Name iPhone XS iPhone 8 Plus
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Buy the iPhone XS
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Buy the iPhone 8 Plus
Display 5.8 inches 5.5 inches
Size and weight Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 192 grams
Height: 158.4 mm
Width: 78.1 mm
Depth: 7.5 mm
Weight: 202 grams
Rear camera Dual 12 MP 12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Front camera 7 MP 7 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24fps 4K video recording
Processor A12 bionic chip A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Battery 2658 mAh 2691 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
64 GB
256 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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