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Apple's iPhone Xs can be summed up in one fairly easy sentence: it’s basically the same phone as the very expensive Apple iPhone Xs Max, but with a smaller screen and a smaller battery to reduce the cost a little. It's still not cheap though - and the lineup is becoming a little confusing. The iPhone Xr and the X are also available on contract - so which one to go for? Read the oneCOMPARE review to find out...
According to our reviewer, the iPhone Xs is one of Apple's best handsets yet - although it does come at a price.More on that later.
Let's start the review by looking closer at the screen. It is equipped with a 5.8-inch OLED display, which should provide with equipment features such as HDR 10, Dolby Vision and True Tone for a particularly successful image reproduction. The screen resolution of 2436 × 1125 pixels gives this model a real edge. By comparison, the predecessors iPhone 7 and 8 offered only 4.7 inches or 1334 × 750 pixels. With 458 ppi, the pixel density is now much higher.
No other Apple device currently has more to offer in this area, except perhaps the iPhone Xs Max. Also on the robustness: Apple has spent a lot of time here. The screen is scratch resistant and grease repellent. According to IP68 standard, the Xs can be immersed in 2m deep water for up to 30 minutes.
The dual camera of the iPhone Xs has a resolution of 12 megapixels (MP) on the back and 7 MP in the front. Capture detailed, high-definition images with technologies like Smart HDR and a portrait mode with depth control. The latter allows you to adjust the depth of field even after the image acquisition and thus to achieve the trendy bokeh effect.
The recording of videos is possible with a frame rate of up to 60 fps. The camera equipment also provides the basis for face recognition. Via Face ID you can unlock the iPhone Xs and log in to different apps and accounts without a regular password.
The Apple A12 Bionic processor significantly affects the computing power. With 6 cores, it delivers a top performance. It has 4 GB of RAM available and is controlled by the iOS 12 operating system.
iPhones usually require fewer processor cores than comparable models. That's why they are no less powerful. Instead, the software allocates calculation steps more purposefully and uses potential more efficiently. Both the operating system and programs for iOS are also considered very secure.
The above-average display has a diagonal of 5.8inch and the large phablet is therefore first-class for those who value clarity: Details, web pages or multimedia content can be captured optimally. You can expect very good Full HD picture quality for the reproduction of your pictures, videos and games thanks to the detailed sharp resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels which is of course Retina ready.
With the built-in mobile camera you can take pictures like never before. The iPhone XS is equipped with a total of 2 cameras. The resolution of the main camera of 12 MP produces detailed, high-resolution images, which are also effective on printouts and screens in large format.
However, the generated footage needs a bit more space. With the help of the optical image stabilizer you have further possibilities to influence the image result. The video function can record movies in 4K quality.
Amazingly crisp self-portraits and a wonderful picture with video telephone calls promises the 7-megapixel front camera.
Apple iPhones have different connections or transmission options.Headset or headset connect to the iPhone XS exclusively via the ligthing interface or Bluetooth. Also for the power supply and for the transmission of data you use the in-house Lightning interface.
An superfast Internet connection can be established in the home thanks to the WLAN-ac interface as well as on the go via the extra-fast 4G mobile radio standard.You can be reached at the same time on 2 numbers at the same time, and due to dual SIM technology, two SIM cards can be used by different network operators.
Further equipment completes the iPhone XS as a great package:- reliable and long phone calls with a high talk time of 20 hours. Simple wireless charging offers the Qi technology of the iPhone XS. This will save you desk and wire clutter.
However note that there is NO fast charger included in the box, for some reason. This is a small negative, more of an annoyance given the price of the handset. Also, our reviewer reckons that there is no real reason to upgrade from a normal iPhone X to this, the design is no different, and there are only a handful of improvements. Most users will stay with the iPhone X and await the iPhone 11.
Looking at the table above, the iPhone Xs is not the cheapest iPhone - if you are on a more restricted budget perhaps consider the iPhone Xr which is about £200 cheaper - but has less features, natually.
For the iPhone Xs on a pay monthly plan, you should be expecting to pay about £35 a month for the average contract over 24 months. Currently we have a Vodafone plan starting from £15 a month with a larger upfront fee. Adjust the sliders above to find a deal to suit your budget and cop a new iPhone Xs on pay monthly now!
We are currently comparing 16668 Apple iPhone Xs contract deals on SIX major
mobile phone network(s):
We'll shortly be adding Three, Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and more! No other comparison website offers such
a huge number of possible comparisons.
OneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network
operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a
real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Apple iPhone Xs ee
contract or a Apple iPhone Xs Tesco Mobile contract?
The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have
cruddy download speeds? But never fear - OneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts
Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to
be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand
new Apple iPhone Xs contract only to find you can't use your data (never
mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.
A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signal
across all major mobile networks across the UK.
According to Which?, In their latest research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance
and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and
Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had
to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.
EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with
customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal -
they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!
OneCompare.com extensive deals & contracts database includes
16668 Apple iPhone Xs deals covering 3 model(s):
In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile
phone usage requirements.
Out of our 16668 Apple iPhone Xs deals, our
cheapest Apple iPhone Xs deal over the entire life of the contract is
£408.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.
We have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM
free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely
possible as the Mobile Networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.
A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much
a Apple iPhone Xs SIM free phone would cost, this is where you buy the phone
without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront. The benefit here is flexibility: you're
able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile Networks often give you far better usage
allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the
monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM
Free Apple iPhone Xs handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare
this cost to a regular Apple iPhone Xs Contract.
Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contract is to consider purchasing a
pre owned Apple iPhone Xs phone from the likes of Music Magpie who provide
warranties and flexible handset payment terms.