Apple, the American multinational technology company released the Apple iPhone XS in 2018 alongside the Apple iPhone XS Max and Apple iPhone XR. The iPhone XS is the successor to the Apple iPhone X that was released the year before. The iPhone XS looks very much like the iPhone X. I’m not sure you’ll notice any physical difference between them. iPhone XS comes with the same notch, better battery life and an improved camera. Apple iPhone XS price in Nigeria, specs and features will be written in this article. I’ll also be doing a review of the Apple iPhone XS in 2020, telling you if it is still worth it. The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are the successors to the iPhone XS.
Apple iPhone XS Key Specs
- 5.8 inches Super Retina OLED display
- Apple A13 Bionic chipset
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB/256GB/512GB built-in storage
- 12MP + 12MP dual rear camera
- 7MP front-facing camera
- Face ID
- Qi wireless charging support
- 2,658 mAh battery
- Fast charging support
- IP68 water and dust resistant
Design and Body
Taking a glance at this phone, you’d know that there is not so much difference between it and it’s predecessor. The iPhone XS has a glass/aluminium build with Corning Gorilla Glass on the back and front with a stainless steel frame. It has a premium feel in the hands. This phone weighs 177 grams and has a thickness of 7.7 mm, it is not bulky. The phone still retains the same size as its predecessor and it is one of the best compact flagships. This phone is IP68 water and dust resistant and it can survive in 2m deep water for up to 30 minutes.
Coming to the display, the iPhone XS has a 5.8 inches Super Retina OLED display with a resolution of 1125×2436 pixels and 458 PPI density. The screen has minimal bezels just like its predecessor with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen uses a scratch-resistant glass with oleophobic coating to prevent fingerprint smudges. The display features HDR10, Dolby Vision, Wide colour gamut, Truetone, 3D touch and 120 Hz touch-sensing rate.
Processor and Memory
The Apple iPhone XS is powered by the Hexacore Apple A12 Bionic chipset. The A12 Bionic chipset is one of the most powerful chipsets in a smartphone. The chipset is built on a 7 nm fabrication process which is power efficient and reduces overheating. The A12 Bionic chipset performance is smooth and loading apps is snappy with no delay same as playing games thanks to the Apple 4-core GPU.
The phone has 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 256GB or 512GB built-in storage. There is no micro SD card slot for expanding storage if you run out of space.
Coming to the camera, the iPhone XS has a dual rear camera setup which features a 12MP wide camera and a 12MP telephoto camera. The dual cameras have Optical Image Stabilization built into them. The telephoto camera gives you 2X optical zoom. The dual cameras can record 4K videos at 24/30/60 fps and 1080p videos up to 240 fps.
At the front, there is a 7 megapixels selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture. The selfie camera can record 1080p videos at 30 or 60 fps. There is a SL 3D depth/biometric sensor for Face ID.
Battery and Charging
iPhones are known for not having great battery life but the iPhone XS got an improvement over its predecessor. The iPhone XS has a 2,658 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. The battery promises up to 60 hours talk time and 14 hours talk time. The phone has support for fast charging of up to 15W and it also supports Qi wireless charging support. Apple also say this phone will last 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X.
Network and Connectivity
Apple iPhone XS has support for 4G LTE network which gives you access to fast internet speeds of up to 1024 Mbps when downloading and browsing. It supports the following 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66. It comes with Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band WiFi 5, WiFi hotspot, GPS and NFC.
The Apple iPhone XS runs on iOS 12 out of the box. It is now upgradeable to iOS 14, the latest iOS version.
Apple iPhone XS Price in Nigeria
Apple iPhone XS price in Nigeria starts at around 185,000 Naira for the 64GB storage model, 215,000 Naira for the 256GB storage model and 265,000 Naira for the 512GB storage model. The price of the iPhone XS starts at $473 at global leading online stores.
Apple iPhone XS Review in 2020
The Apple iPhone XS is still a very good smartphone for you to buy in 2020. Despite being launched over 2 years ago, the iPhone XS thrives and is still a great phone. The phone performance is still great and the camera performance is also great. Overall, the Apple iPhone XS is still a very much good phone for you to buy in 2020 and the coming years.