Oct. 20
2018

Unlocking iPhone Xs: Is it worth the upgrade?

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Having trouble capturing the real and everything about you in the lens of your current phone? Then you should try the iPhone Xs. It is packed with an A12 Bionic Chipset processor, 12 megapixels rear camera, and 7 megapixels front camera. The new upgrades include live wallpapers, faster wireless charging, a 4GB RAM, and a Gigabit- Class LTE. This and its amazing dual- camera system with Depth Control is perfect for taking both professional and simple selfies.

These are just some of the many features you can enjoy in this new smartphone from Apple. It is crusted with a perfect shade of gold and similarly available in silver and space grey colors.  It was released last September together with the iPhone XS Max.

You can get it locked from the T-Mobile network. If you go the financed route, you can get it with $0 down at $27.78 per month (36 mos.). You can also buy it outright at $999.

Want to Unlock Your iPhone XS? Here’s How.

iPhone XS Smart Camera System

iPhone XS’ camera is an improved version from iPhone X. It has a TrueDepth camera system that supports Face ID. The Face ID security feature is a convenient alternative to the Touch ID, to easily access your email, health, and banking apps.

The iPhone XS’ camera has even more sophisticated bokeh effect, or a background blur, for spectacular focused photographs. The All- New Depth Control feature allows you to adjust the depth of field after you capture the picture.

If you have a passion in making videos or taking photos, the iPhone XS has an HDR feature, that makes the footage clearer and more detailed. It can provide an advanced level of contrast between light and dark images on the screen to create a much realistic image perfect for selfie addicts and model wannabes.

Moreover, it has True tone, a six- channel light sensor subtly adjust the white balance or the brightness on-screen to counterpart the color temperature of the light around you. So, the displayed image looks as natural as on printed page and calmer in your eyes.

iPhone XS’ Build and Design

The smartphone has an edge-to-edge screen that is almost bezel-less, standing 5.8 in tall (diagonal). It has a Super Retina OLED Screen Display with capabilities of adjusting in different lighting conditions.

The screen is definitely bigger than its predecessors, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

This is the sharpest displays we’ve seen so far, with highest pixel density compared to the most iPhone and Android phones. Its frame is mainly made of stainless steel with scratch-free glass protector.

It is splash, dust, and water resistant.

Thank to its Oleophobic materials, you can keep the fingerprints spots off in its glass touchpane.

The Internal storage of iPhone Xs came in three sets—64 GB, 256, GB and 512 GB. For the first time in Apple history, it reached the bracket of 512 GB for internal phone storage. As for RAM, iPhone XS have 4GB that totally topped last year’s released with 3GB RAM such as iPhone X and 8 plus.

The iPhone XS has a wider stereo sound, which means you can better and louder audio experience. Our inner divas and closeted dancing machine like moves will be justly satiated by this.

What I like about all the features of this Smartphone is the upgrade in Apple Pay Services that allows you to pay in stores without using your physical cards, much safer and faster. Very convenient.

Don’t know which provider your iPhone is from? Check here.

iPhone XS vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone XS Max

 

We know that the iPhone XS could be easily overshadowed by the iPhone XS Max, but it’s not such a huge difference. The latter has a slightly-better processor, a slightly-bigger battery life and slightly-sharper camera.

Be cool! Unlock your iPhone XS for a better experience! Click here.

And we think that the iPhone XS is more reasonably priced than the iPhone XS Max. In terms of weight, the iPhone XS is 1.10 ounces much lighter than iPhone XS. According to Apple, the A12 Bionic Chipset is fifteen percent (15%) faster than A11 Bionic Chipset that powered the iPhone X last year.

  iPhone 8 Plus iPhone XS iPhone X Max
Display 5.5’’ diagonally 5.8’’ diagonally 6.5’’ diagonally
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1242 x 2688 pixels
Pixel Density 401 ppi 459 ppi 451 ppi
Dimensions 6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm) 5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm) 6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)
Weight 7.13 oz (202 g) 6.24 oz (177 g) 7.34 oz (208 g)
Materials Aluminum Glass Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Biometrics Fingerprints Facial Recognition Facial Recognition
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Color Gold, Space Grey, Silver, Red Gold, Space Grey, Silver Gold, Space Grey, Silver

The iPhone XS and X Max are worth upgrading to if you are owning older models like iPhone 7, iPhone 8 iPhone 8 plus. The iPhone XS’s price starts at $999 for a 64GB model, $1,149 for 256 GB and $1, 349 for 512 GB.

So, is it worth it to upgrade to the iPhone XS? It does feature slightly improved features than iPhone X but it might not be worth the upgrade. It all depends on your personal preferences, but you might also want to check out the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone Xr.

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