iPhone XS vs iPhone X

Which one is best for you?

When iPhone X was released in 2017, it was a significant leap forward in design and technology from the iPhones that had gone before. It was the first model to feature an OLED display – allowing Apple to fulfil their dream of creating a phone that was all screen.

iPhone XS is the natural successor to iPhone X. The camera has been upgraded and has improved software, too. One neat feature is Smart HDR. It combines images taken at different exposure levels to create stunningly detailed photos – even in challenging lighting conditions. Like iPhone X, it features the TrueDepth front facing camera that can create a 3D map of your face. This lets you open your phone with a glance, securely enough to use Apple Pay. Or you can have fun mapping your expression onto the 3D Animoji and sharing with friends.

If you’re looking to choose between the two, then both have plenty to offer, but as you’d expect, iPhone XS nudges ahead on specs and features.

  • 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
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    iPhone X

    • Experience realistic colours and crystal clear images on the 5.8-inch True Tone display

    • Take close-up shots with the dual lens camera and use the Portrait lighting feature to seriously up your selfie game

    • Explore new worlds with a range of dedicated augmented reality apps

    • Unlock your phone securely with ease thanks to intelligent face recognition

    Buy the iPhone X
Name iPhone XS iPhone X
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Buy the iPhone XS
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Buy the iPhone X
Display 5.8 inches 5.8 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 192 grams
Height: 143.6 mm
Width: 70.9 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 174 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 at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60fps
Processor A12 bionic chip A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
Battery 2658 mAh 2716 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
64 GB
256 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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