Apple iPhone XS Review. iPhone Xs - a new 5.8-inch Apple smartphone, which was presented at the presentation on September 12, 2018. The iPhone Xs received a 5.8-inch OLED display, a glass back surface, a powerful system on the revolutionary A12 processor, 4GB of RAM, a dual vertical camera and many other features. Official release date for the iPhone Xs is September 28, 2018.
Before Apple's presentation, the company's new flagship was called differently. The smartphone was predicted by the names of iPhone 11, iPhone XI, iPhone X 2 and even the very unlikely name iPhone Pro. The real name of the flagship was revealed a couple of weeks before the presentation. A major leak indicated that the new 5.8-inch Apple smartphone will be called the iPhone Xs. And it happened.
With this name, Apple stressed that the iPhone Xs is an improved version of the iPhone X, and not a completely new generation model. Nevertheless, like any previous iPhone with the prefix "s", the iPhone Xs received a lot of new features.
Apple iPhone XS Uunibody:
Apple engineers paid special attention to the sound of the iPhone Xs. Stereo speakers of the smartphone began to sound 50% louder than the iPhone X. The company specifically wanted to achieve this result, as the support for Dolby Vision and HDR formats will allow iPhone Xs owners to enjoy movies not only with a quality saturated picture, but also surround sound.
In its appearance, the iPhone Xs differs little from the previous iPhone X. The front and back surfaces of the smartphone are covered with a new generation of protective tempered glass. As Apple claims, the glasses in the iPhone Xs are the most durable, among the ones used in smartphones. The glass joins the frame of stainless steel.
Note that some users cursed that the frame will eventually cloud. However, there were very few such reviews. And the frames of the iPhone X in our edition remained in perfect condition.
The shape of the iPhone Xs body has not changed in principle. The case is slightly rounded at the corners, in the traditional style of Apple smartphones. Due to the minimal frame of the display the case looks slightly elongated. But the dimensions of the iPhone Xs because of this are not huge. They are 143.6 × 70.9 × 7.7 mm. The indicator is identical to the iPhone X.
Almost the entire front surface of the iPhone Xs case is occupied by a display. On the sides and below there were minimal frames. The upper frame is much more noticeable, but cut off at the sides. Yes, from the eyebrow to Apple until decided not to give up. According to rumors, the company will do it already in 2019.
The new iPhone Xs is very similar to the iPhone X, but Apple still singled out the model against the background of its predecessor. iPhone Xs will be released in three colors of the case (iPhone X came out only in two): silver, gray and completely new gold. The new gold color was previously not really used by the company in any of the devices.
In comparison with the "ordinary" gold, the new color is much more saturated. Each color is applied to the body using a unique method of PVD coating, with which you can achieve the gloss effect.
Apple iPhone XS Display:
iPhone Xs is equipped with a full-format 5.8-inch OLED display Super Retina HD with an aspect ratio of 18: 9. The display resolution is 1125 × 2436 pixels (the density of pixels per inch is 463 ppi). A similar figure for the iPhone X. This means that developers do not have to update their applications specifically for the iPhone Xs.
The screen of the iPhone Xs covers 81.4% of the front surface of the smartphone case. This result Apple managed to achieve due to the reduction of the frame around the perimeter of the display.
The brightness of the iPhone Xs display is 625 cd / m² - an excellent indicator for OLED displays. The image on the smartphone will be perfectly visible and on the street in a bright sunny day. The screen supports the proprietary Apple True Tone technology, which automatically adjusts the display temperature depending on the ambient light. The contrast of the display of the iPhone Xs is 1,000,000: 1.
Despite the numerous rumors, support for 3D Touch in the smartphone is not lost. iPhone Xs recognizes the power of pressing the display, like previous models from the iPhone 6s. Recall that according to rumors, Apple intends to abandon 3D Touch technology in the future.
Also, the iPhone Xs display supports HDR10 and DolbyVision. Support for the expanded color format of the P3, too, has not gone anywhere - due to it the display of the iPhone Xs and is so bright and saturated.
iPhone XS Specification:
At the heart of the 5.8-inch iPhone Xs is the system on the revolutionary Apple A12 Bionic processor. Its main feature is the technological process by which it is created. TSMC used the 7-nanometer process FinFET to create the A12 Bionic processor. For comparison, iPhone X is running a chip A11 Bionic, which is made on a 10-nm process technology.
iPhone Xs was the first smartphone in the world, equipped with a processor, created by a 7-nm process technology. And competitors will not soon overtake Apple. To date, only TSMC is capable of producing such processors - other companies have problems. Because of this, the emergence of chips of a new generation in Android-smartphones will happen only in 2019.
A12 Bionic includes a six-core computing processor. Four chip cores are responsible for efficiency, the remaining two for performance. When the iPhone Xs performs a difficult task, for example, launches a "heavy" game or application, the productive cores are activated at full power. They are also assisted by energy-efficient kernels. Thanks to this, even complex tasks are performed instantly.
But if the iPhone Xs run the most common everyday tasks, then only energy-efficient cores work. Their power is enough to run applications without much energy, move between them etc. This system allows the iPhone Xs to spend significantly less resources. Up to 50% less than the iPhone X.
In the system on the chip A12 Bionic integrated quad-core graphics processor, which was also developed by Apple. Its key feature is the support of lossless data compression technology. It opens up new opportunities for both users and developers.
What gives the iPhone Xs a new processor A12 Bionic, made with a completely new technology? Producer power! iPhone Xs is the fastest smartphone in history. He took over this title from his predecessor iPhone X and immediately left ahead.
The iPhone Xs are up to 70% faster than the iPhone X thanks to the new processor. The increase in productivity is manifested literally in everything. iPhone Xs quickly opens applications and games, performs complex operations, encodes video, etc.
The difference in speed is visible to the naked eye. It is noteworthy that the iPhone X felt like an ideally fast smartphone. However, Apple clearly demonstrated that the iPhone can be even faster.
Apple iPhone XS Storages:
The iPhone Xs has 64, 256 or 512 GB of internal memory. Before, none of the smartphone Apple was equipped with 512 GB of internal memory, a maximum of 256 GB in the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. Thus, in the iPhone Xs there was a twofold increase in the maximum amount of internal memory.
Apple iPhone XS Face ID:
Thanks to the fast chip A12 Bionic, the face recognition function also accelerated. It determines the user and removes the lock from the smartphone much faster.
Also, the speed of Face ID was influenced by the accelerated security module Secure Enclave. He began to quickly check the saved face map of the user and directly the person's face. The speed of recognition, and at the same time unlocking the iPhone or confirming the purchase, has grown.
Apple Iphone XS battery life:
iPhone Xs is equipped with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 2700 mAh. The accumulator in the form of the letter L consists of two connected cells. For the first time Apple has applied such a solution to the iPhone X and, apparently, it will be implemented in the company's smartphones in the future.
The battery life of the iPhone Xs has increased compared to the iPhone X for 30 minutes. This means that the smartphone runs up to 20 hours of talk time.
Apple iPhone XS camera features:
The main camera iPhone Xs is quite familiar on the iPhone X - a double, located vertically and decently protruding from the body. The resolution of the camera is 12 + 12 megapixels. Aperture of wide-angle lens - f / 1.8 telephoto lens - f / 2.4. The camera supports 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. Both modules support optical image stabilization.
The key improvement of the iPhone Xs camera occurred in the "Portrait" mode, which allows you to shoot photos with the effect of depth of field. Creating a bokeh effect when shooting in Portrait mode has been improved. Both the background and the subject of photography began to be determined much more accurately, due to which the overall quality also increased.
In addition to improved shooting quality, iPhone Xs Max cameras can shoot 4K video recording stereo sound. Since the smartphone itself has stereo speakers, it's possible to watch and listen to such videos right on the iPhone.
Front camera iPhone Xs Max has a resolution of 7 megapixels and aperture f / 2.2. The key features of the "front" are the "Portrait" mode for capturing selfies with the effect of depth of field and supporting various effects of portrait lighting.
The portrait mode for the front camera in the iPhone Xs Max received identical improvements as for the main camera: improved bokeh effect and the "Depth" function. Also, the front camera is equipped with a new advanced video stabilization function.
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