Apple has continuously created and developed products that push innovation. This is especially the case with the iPhone who has released so many models over the years. In this article, we will feature the differences between the recent models – iPhone X and XS.
The iPhone X is the 11th generation of iPhone released by Apple. It was released on November 3, 2017 on the iPhone series’ tenth anniversary. Apple aims to distinguish the model, stating that its design is based on what Apple considers “technology for the future.” Among the iPhone X’s features are the OLED screen tech (the first in iPhone history), a wireless charging function, and the removal of the home button in favor of a bezel-less design. Prior iPhone models featured the fingerprint scanning option to unlock the phone, while iPhone X features a Face ID function. The phone costs $999 at introductory price, making it the most expensive iPhone relative to its earlier counterparts.
The iPhone XS is a 12th generation iPhone that was released on September 21, 2018. Its release resulted in the shelving of its predecessor iPhone X, making the latter the iPhone with the shortest tenure in iPhone history. This model boasts a greater water resistance, including resistance to liquids like wine, saltwater, and chlorinated water. The iPhone XS supports dual sims (nano-sim and E-sim) and features a new A12 Bionic processor.
|Announcement Date||September 12, 2017||September 12, 2018|
|Release Date (official release)||November 3, 2017||September 21, 2018|
|Display Size||5.8 inches||5.8 inches|
|Dimensions||5.7×2.79×0.3 in||5.7×2.79×0.3 in|
|Mobile Software||iOS 11||iOS12|
|Processor||A11 Bionic Processor||A12 Bionic Processor|
|Camera||Dual 12-megapixel||Dual 12-megapixel|
|Front-facing camera||7-megapixel||7-megapixel with Face ID|
|Storage||64GB, 256GB||64GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Colors||Silver, Space Gray||Gold, Silver, Space Gray|
|Special Features||IP67 water resistance, wireless charging, Face ID 3D unlock, Memoji||IP68 water resistance, dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM), wireless charging, Face ID, Memoji|
|Price (off-contract)||$999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB)||$999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB), $1,349 (512GB)|
|Front-facing camera||Security concerns with Face ID, complaints on sensor housing design, unresponsiveness on temperature drops, NFC reading problems||Charging issues, “Beautygate” or suspected smoothing of selfies|