iPhone XS vs iPhone 8

Which one is best for you?

Released in 2017 alongside iPhone 8 Plus and the flagship iPhone X, iPhone 8 represented an incremental feature upgrade on iPhone 7. If you’re considering upgrading to iPhone XS, you’ll enjoy a host of new and exciting features.

Fans of the classic iPhone design will love the look of iPhone 8, the last model to include the fingerprint sensor and bezel. iPhone XS takes the design advances of 2017’s iPhone X a step further, featuring a dazzling OLED screen which covers the front of the phone and offers a sharper, more realistic display.

Both models can be charged wirelessly, but iPhone XS excels in performance and features – especially the 12-megapixel dual camera which will not only take better quality snaps than iPhone 8’s single lens 12-megapixel camera, but is also bursting with useful functions – portraits are given the professional touch by new technology which sharpens the subject and blurs the background.

iPhone 8 boasts cutting-edge features in a classic design, while iPhone XS represents the future of mobile technology. Have a look at the feature guide to decide which suits you best.

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    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
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    iPhone 8

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

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

    • The sophisticated all-glass design lets you effortlessly charge your phone wirelessly

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

    Buy the iPhone 8
Name iPhone XS iPhone 8
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Buy the iPhone 8
Display 5.8 inches 4.7 inches
Size and weight Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 192 grams
Height: 138.4 mm
Width: 67.3 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 148 grams
Rear camera Dual 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 7 MP 7 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24fps 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
Processor A12 bionic chip A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Battery 2658 mAh 1821 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
64 GB
256 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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