Apple iPhone XS Price in India is just Rs.99900. Apple brings the ‘big screen’ onto the palm of your hands with the iPhone Xs. iPhone XS is coupled with 5.8 inch Super Retina HD Display, 12MP + 12MP Dual Rear Camera | 7MP Front Camera, A12 Bionic chip and more. form iPhone XS, Apple started dual sim support in the iPhones. No coupon code needed. Shop now!
Apple; one company that enjoys immense following worldwide thanks to their closed ecosystem products like MacBooks, iPads, iPhones, and others. The company has its reason for charging a premium on its products such as the fantastic build qualities, very well optimized operating system, top notch after sale services and yah for the branding. Unlike Android, Apple only launches a couple of iPhones every-year and yet makes it to the top sellers this shows the kind of reach and trust people have on Apple. This year too, the company launched the iPhone XS, XS Max, and the budget iPhone Xr. In our today’s review, we shall find out how well the iPhone XS fare and how is it different from last year’s X. Let’s get started.
Apple iPhone XS Max Specifications: Apple iPhone XS sports a 5.8-inch (2436 x 1125 pixels) OLED Super Retina HDR display with 458ppi, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 3D Touch. It is powered by the 6-core A12 Bionic 64-bit 7nm processor with four-core GPU and latest Neural Engine. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB, 256GB, 512GB storage options. It runs on iOS 12.
The device is IP68 rated for water and dust resistant. In terms of camera, there is a 12MP wide-angle with f/1.8 aperture and 12MP telephoto f/2.4 dual-rear cameras, with dual optical image stabilization, Optical zoom; Six?element lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo?mo 1080p at 240 fps. On the front, there is a 7MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording, Retina Flash. It comes with the TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS. It has a 2658 mAh battery.
As with most iPhones, the XS comes with stunning build quality. It uses a combination of stainless steel and glass. The steel frame running around the corners offers sturdy grip and in hand feel. The glass back is slippery and attracts fingerprints very quickly. However, the stunning look makes it all worth it. Thanks to the 5.8-inch size, the phone fits perfectly in hands and we were able to reach all corners quite easily. It follows the exact design language of the last year’s iPhone X except for the new gold color. The phone feels premium in hands, and the Apple logo at the back on a glass finish is just icing on the cake. The rounded edges and 2.5D curved glass are brilliant and offer good grip while using it and doesn’t hurt much.
Moving to placements, there is a notch, and within it, you have the main earpiece, 7MP front cameras, TrueDepth sensor, auto-brightness, IR, and proximity sensor. The display runs through the bottom with a very tiny chin. On the right side, you find the volume rockers and SIM tray. To the left, there is the power button and alert slider. Flipping the device to the rear, you have the 12+12MP rear cameras, LED flash, Apple branding. At the bottom, you have the lighting port, speaker grills, and primary microphone. There is nothing on the top either. Overall, the build quality and the design of the iPhone XS is literally the best out there.
Apple iPhone XS sports a 5.8-inch (2436 x 1125 pixels) OLED Super Retina HDR display with 458ppi, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 3D Touch. Unlike the typical LCD display’s, the iPhone XS packs an OLED display that is also HDR/Dolby Vision panel. There is no denying when we say the display is fantastic. The blacks and pitch black and the whites are plain white. Thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate, the touch response and when scrolling through the U.I and applications are impressive with no delay. The viewing angles are good; we were able to access the content ever under direct sunlight. Since the display is the most used hardware aspect, every brand especially the one like Apple need to nail it down, and with XS, we can confidently say that the company has.
The biggest improvement over the X is the inclusion of HDR which makes the content or games much attractive to look at with punchy and sharp colors. The display is so good that even DisplayMate rated it as the best in the market. Since it is a panel from Samsung, we can expect this kind of performance. It comes with TrueTone display which when turned on turns the colors more saturated and much crispier. It comes with a scratch and protective glass on top, so the panel doesn’t attract fingerprints that easy. Overall, the display of the iPhone XS is impressive and nothing to point out.
The iPhone XS is powered by the 6-core A12 Bionic 64-bit 7nm processor with four-core GPU and latest Neural Engine. Moving far from the number and close to reality, the phone is a beast and literally can handle any number of apps you throw at it. The app launch animation and speeds are blazing fast, and this is expected. The day-to-day tasks breeze through without any visual lag or stutter. Not once instance we noticed lag or slowing down, there is no exaggeration when we say that the A12 Bionic chip can put some laptops to shame. It breezes through graphics intensive games without any issues.
In the gaming department, we ran games like PUBG, Asphalt 9, Modern Combat 5, Nova Legacy, and more. Even with the highest possible graphics settings, the games ran amazingly well. We didn’t notice any lag or stutter during the gameplay. With edge-to-edge bezel-less design, playing games are extremely fun. The 4G RAM was able to handle tons of games and apps, even left to run a few more. Multitasking is smooth, and the gesture-based navigation makes it simple to switch between apps. We tested the 64GB variant out of which around 52GB is free on first boot. The iPhone XS comes with Face ID, and it lets you unlock the phone using your face. The feature takes advantage of the Infrared camera, flood illuminator and dot projector for the technology. FaceID is very quick and also works in dark conditions.
There is a 12MP wide-angle with f/1.8 aperture and 12MP telephoto f/2.4 dual-rear cameras, with dual optical image stabilization, Optical zoom; Six?element lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo?mo 1080p at 240 fps. There is no telling that iPhone cameras are best in the world for a reason. The iPhone XS takes it up a notch. Thanks to Smart HDR, the camera picks the best shot and processes it. The auto-HDR feature is auto-enabled by default and the picture quality is extremely sharp and crips. The details are present in the image, and the shadows are well-lit. Thanks to the dual OIS, the photos are sharp with no noise or grain in them. The secondary 12MP telephoto lens is used to capture portrait and depth shots which come out very well. The edge detection is right on point, and you also get the options to tinker around the aperture to customize the background blur.
Portrait mode is now better on the XS compared to previous X, and the 8/7 series. Focusing is quick, and the shutter speed is also fast enough. The device processes the images fast without losing quality. It can record 4K videos, and the quality is absolutely brilliant. When it comes to video department, nothing matches the iPhone level, and the XS proves it yet again. The front 7MP does a decent job with selfies, with iOS 12.1, the company has fixed the softening selfies, and they look much sharper and crisp. While the iPhone XS camera might not be as good as the Pixel 3, it shines with its strength in portrait, videos, and HDR shots. Overall, the camera of the iPhone XS is one of the best on the market.
The company is bundling a pair of earpods within the box, and they are decent quality. There is no headphone jack, and you need to stop waiting for it as Apple ditched it for good. The sound quality with the bundled earpods is decent, but after a while, you start hurting your ears. This time around, the company didn’t even bundle the 3.5mm adaptor within the box so, you will have to spend some more on the adaptor and the headphones. The quality is excellent and was able to play most audio formats.
In terms of video, the iPhone XS could play full HD videos, and the quality of playback is impressive. It supports HDR and Dolby Vision playback. The playback was smooth, and we didn’t notice any jitters. Overall, the lack of adaptor within the box is a massive let-down considering the premium we are paying.
The iPhone XS packs a 2658mAh battery with support for fast charging. However, the company didn’t include a fast charger within the box. With moderate to casual usage, including calls, social media, occasional gaming, clicking pictures, the device was able to last one single day. We recorded a screen-on-time of over 5 hours which is not very exceptional but decent enough. There is no idle drop, but as with the case with most iPhones, the battery drops quite fast once it gets going. There is a default battery saver option which when enabled saves battery.
On heavy usage, the battery can last until the evening then again; you need to charge the battery once again before you end the day. It isn’t the ideal battery life but gets the job done. With the bundled charger, the phone took close to 2 and a half hours to charge from 1-100% which is quite a drag for a phone costing a bomb. Overall, the battery performance of the iPhone XS is decent.
The iPhone XS runs on iOS 12 out of the box, and since Apple has a great reputation of pushing updates, we are hoping it will get updates in the future as well. iOS 12 is feature rich; it includes Siri shortcuts where you can create shortcuts for certain tasks without opening the app. Owing to year-long criticism, the company finally introduced grouped notifications. Finally, this is a good thing. It improved the performance by 30% compared to iOS 11. It offers 2X app launch speeds, and 50% faster keyboard. FaceTime which is Apple’s flagship app now allows you to group call with up to 32 people.
The Animoji feature which was introduced in iOS 11 with iPhone X is improved with more animated characters, including Memoji which mimics your facial expressions to react the same way you do. It uses machine learning to analyze your facial features to create a 3D model to mimic your expressions. It also includes much needed Screen Time which helps in tracking how much time we spend using the phone, and the apps individually. With iOS 12, Apple has fixed what’s broken with iOS 11.
It has 4GB RAM and irrespective of the amount of free RAM, the phone keeps everything running regardless of how many apps you have in the background. The app animations are sharp, and the interface is very responsive and fluid. Overall, the software department of the iPhone XS is stunning, and it is at its best.
Apple iPhone XS which is priced at Rs. 99,999 is not meant for everyone at that price. Sure, the build quality is excellent, the display is gorgeous, performance is as good as it can get and the cameras are extremely impressive. There is not one aspect where the phone disappoints us, and this speaks volume about Apple and the quality of the product it delivers. While this all sounds good, the lack of fast charger and 3.5mm adaptor are huge let-downs considering the price tag. So, if you are an Apple fan and have the bucks to spend, the iPhone XS is a perfect all-around upgrade that you have been waiting. If you are on a budget, the iPhone X from last year is still relevant.
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