Everything you need to know about the iPhone XS
The iPhone XS and XR range of smartphones include:
- iPhone XS: an upgrade from the iPhone X.
- iPhone XS Max: the plus-sized version of the iPhone XS, boasting a bigger screen and Apple’s longest battery life.
- iPhone XR: positioned as the entry-level model.
- Apple Watch Series 4: available in GPS and cellular versions.
Here’s all you need to know about this model, the successor to the iPhone X.
The iPhone XS: available now.
The iPhone XS has a 5.8 inch screen as well as an OLED display, giving it a clear, bright picture.
Available in gold, space grey and silver. Splash, water and dust resistant.
The update includes features such as:
- Face ID: enabled by TrueDepth camera tech for facial recognition
- NFC: NFC (near field communication) capabilities, with reader mode
- Charging: in addition to traditional recharging of the lithium-ion battery, boasts wireless charging via Qi chargers and charging via USB.
- Cameras: Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
- iOS 12: the new iPhone has the latest Apple operating system, iOS 12. 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps.
- Apple Pay: pay using facial recognition in shops, within apps and on the web.
If you’re in the market for a new mobile phone, you’re sure to find a better deal by comparing offers on MoneySuperMarket.
You’ll be able to browse pay-monthly offers and pay-as-you-go deals from the top mobile phone manufacturers and network providers, so you know you’ll be able to find the perfect phone with the right tariff for you.
Is the iPhone XS still worth it in 2021?
Although no longer the new model in town, there’s a lot still to love about 2018’s iPhone XS. Not only does it have the same all-screen design as the iPhone 11 range, it’s also got a comparable dual-lens camera that’s only slightly less impressive than the newer models.
The XS is and will be compatible with new versions of Apple’s iOS software, so you can expect to get a suite of new features, as well as performance and security improvements.
The iPhone XS comes in a lot cheaper than newer iPhones and offers about ten hours of battery life on a single charge, with a fast-charge mode for when you need to power-up in a hurry.
If you’re after a new handset but don’t want to fork out for the latest model, the iPhone XS could be a good choice for you.
iPhone XS contracts
So now you’ve decided the iPhone XS is the phone for you, which contract should you get?
Take a look at the comparison table at the top of this page, where you’ll find our pick of the standout deals available right now.
If you can’t see one that meets your needs, you can tailor your search by using the filters at the side of the page.
No upfront cost iPhone XS deals
Not keen on paying a lump sum upfront? The good news is that you don’t have to. But it’s worth remembering that contracts with no upfront charge usually have higher monthly premiums. So, you’ll have to find a bit more cash each month.
Unlimited data iPhone XS deals
Contracts with no data limits are ideal if you stream a lot of videos or music, or work a lot on the move and need the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you won’t run out of data.
The catch is that they’re generally a bit more expensive than contracts with data limits.
Cheap iPhone XS deals
If you’re looking to cut your outgoings, we’d recommend you take a look at iPhone XS contracts from low-cost networks, such as Tesco Mobile of giffgaff. You’ll most likely miss out on value-adding freebies, such as a Netflix/Spotify subscription or customer rewards schemes, but if cost is your primary criteria that probably won’t deter you. Some are also available to those with a poor credit rating.
iPhone XS specs
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||70.9mm x 7.7mm x 143.6mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||5.8 inches|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||1125 x 2436 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||458 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||6 Cores Cores|
|Internal Storage||64, 256, 512|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||7 MP|