Apple iPhone XS VS iPhone 8 Plus brotherly battle is about to kick-off. Apple unveiled 3 brand new iPhones at its recent event, one of which is the iPhone XS which is supposed to be an higher variant or a replacement to the iPhone X. As usual it came with wonderful features which brings me to comparing it to the iPhone 8 Plus that was released sometime last year.
Apple iPhone XS Vs iPhone 8 Plus: Design
The iPhone XS has curved edges of surgical-grade stainless steel and a smooth glass covering its front and rear. While the iPhone 8 Plus is made of an Aluminum alloy and a slightly curved glass at the edges with glass on both sides as well. The iPhone XS weighs less at 177g while iPhone 8 Plus weighs 202g.
Apple iPhone XS Vs iPhone 8 Plus: Display
The iPhone XS sports a tall 5.8-inch Super Retina AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1125 × 2346 pixels, the screen has a pixel per inch density of 463. While, the iPhone 8 Plus sports a 5.5-inch FHD IPS LCD LED-backlit capacitive touchscreen with 1920 x 1080 pixels in resolution and 401ppi.
Apple iPhone XS Vs iPhone 8 Plus: Software and Hardware
The Apple iPhone XS houses a Apple A12 Bionic chipset with an Hexa-core processor clocking speed of up to 2.5GHz. The iPhone XS has 4GB RAM and 64GB/256GB/512GB storage space.
While the iPhone 8 Plus houses the Apple A11 Bionic chipset. In the RAM department the iPhone 8 Plus has 3GB and 64GB/256GB storage space.
For the Software, the iPhone XS runs on the iOS 12 operating system. While the iPhone 8 Plus runs on the iOS 11 operating system.
Apple iPhone XS Vs iPhone 8 Plus: Camera
The iPhone XS has a dual rear camera setup of 12MP+12MP with a front/Selfie camera of 7 megapixels. While the iPhone 8 Plus has a camera set up of 12MP+12MP with a great front camera of 7MP with f/2.2 aperture.
Apple iPhone XS Vs iPhone 8 Plus: Battery
The iPhone XS is powered by a 2716mah Non-removable Li-lon battery with fast battery charging. While the iPhone 8 Plus is powered by a 2691mah Non-removable Li-lon battery with fast battery charging also.
Apple iPhone XS Vs iPhone 8 Plus: Verdict
Both smartphones have nice specs and features. But I think the iPhone XS is better than the iPhone 8 Plus as it has more standard features. Like the new chipset, improved battery life, enhanced cameras and lots more.
Apple iPhone XS Vs iPhone 8 Plus Specs Comparison
|Model||Apple iPhone XS||Apple iPhone 8 Plus|
|Announced||September, 2018||September, 2017|
|Released||September, 2018||November, 2017|
|Status||Available on Shopping stores||Available on Shopping stores|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100||WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network|| LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100),
5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700),
13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800),
20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700),
29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600),
39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500),
|LTE band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, TDD-LTE: Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM||Single SIM|
|Type||Stainless Steel Frame + Glass||Aluminum Alloy + Glass|
|Dimensions||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm||158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm|
|Colours||Silver, Grey, Gold||Gold, Silver, Space Grey|
|Display Type||Super Retina AMOLED capacitive touchscreen||FHD IPS LCD LED-backlit capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1125 × 2436 pixels||1920 x 1080|
|Colors||16M colors||16M colors|
|Touch Screen Model||Capacitive||Capacitive|
|Features|| Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant, oleophobic coating , – Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display
– True-tone display
– 120 Hz touch-sensing
|Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant, oleophobic coating|
|2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps,||2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@240fps|
White balance settings
White balance settings
|Yes, quad-LED||Yes, Quad-LED|
|f/1.8 + f/2.4||f/1.8 + f/2.8|
|1.4um + 1.0um||–|
|28mm + 52mm||22mm + 56mm|
|iOS 12||iOS 11|
|Apple A12 Bionic||Apple A11 Bionic|
|CPU||Hexa-core 2.5GHz||Hexa-core 2.39 CPU|
|GPU (Graphics)||Apple GPU, 8-core neutral engine||6-core GPU A11|
|Card Type||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|Controls||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key|
|USB Type||Yes, Type-C||Yes, Type-C|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Battery Type||Li-Ion Battery||Li-Ion Battery|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC||Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player||Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Vibration, Ringtones||Vibration, Ringtones|
|MP3, WAV||MP3, WAV|
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
Apple iPhone XS Vs iPhone 8 Plus
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