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.

Name iPhone XS iPhone 8
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Buy the iPhone XS
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iPhone 8
Display 5.8 inches 4.7 inches (diagonal)
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: 7.4 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, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps

1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
Processor A12 bionic chip A11 Bionic chip, Neural Engine
Battery 2658 mAh Up to 13 hours video playback
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
64 GB
128 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Rated IP67 (maximum depth of 1 metre up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529
Buy now Buy the iPhone XS iPhone 8