After weeks of heavy rumors, Apple announced three new iPhones on Wednesday: The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. These phones are updates to last year’s iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus.
Besides their name and price range, there are a lot of differences between the three. But there are also a lot of similarities. For instance, each phone runs on iOS 12, features the same dual-band 802.11ac for wi-fi, quad-core GPU, Bluetooth 5.0, the same 7MP, and a f/2.2 camera capable of 4K and 60fps. They even share the same 7MP front-facing camera.
However, there are some specs that only the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. Both phones have the same dual rear cameras, which are wide-angle, 12MP, f/1.8, 1.4μm pixel size and telephoto, 12MP, f/2.4. The iPhone XR, however, only has the single wide-angle, 12MP camera. Another difference is both Xs and Xs Max have the same Super Retina OLED screen, whereas the XR has a new Liquid Retina LCD display.
Lastly, there is some differences in their weight and dimensions. The iPhone Xs weighs 177g (6.24 ounces) at 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches). The iPhone Xs Max weighs 208g (7.34 ounces) at 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7mm (6.2 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches). And finally, the iPhone XR weighs 194g (6.84 ounces) at 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm (5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches).
IPHONE X SPECS COMPARED TO IPHONE XS, XS MAX AND XR
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|iPhone X||iPhone XR||iPhone XS||iPhone XS Max|
|Display size, resolution||5.8-inch; 2,436×1,125 pixels||6.1-inch LCD Retina Display; 1,792×828 pixels||5.8-inch Super Retina OLED; 2,436×1,125 pixels||6.5-inch Super Retina OLED; 2,688×1,242 pixels|
|Pixel density||458 ppi||326 ppi||458 ppi||458 ppi|
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.7×2.79×0.30 in||5.9×3.0x0.33 in||5.7×2.8×0.3 in||6.2×3.0x.3 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||143.6×70.9×7.7 mm||150.9×75.7×8.3||143.6×70.9×7.7 mm||157.5×77.4×7.7 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||6.14 oz; 174 g||6.8oz; 194g||6.24 oz; 177g||7.3; 208g|
|Mobile software||iOS 11||iOS 12||iOS 12||iOS 12|
|Camera||Dual 12-megapixel||Single 12-megapixel||Dual 12-megapixel||Dual 12-megapixel|
|Front-facing camera||7-megapixel||7-megapixel with Face ID||7-megapixel with Face ID||7-megapixel with Face ID|
|Processor||Apple A11 Bionic||Apple A12 Bionic||Apple A12 Bionic||Apple A12 Bionic|
|Storage||64GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 256GB, 512GB||64GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Battery||N/A, but lasted 11.45 hours in CNET’s looped video playback test||N/A, but Apple claims it will last 90 minutes longer than iPhone 8 Plus||N/A, but Apple claims it will last 30 minutes longer than iPhone X||N/A, but Apple claims it will last 90 minutes longer than iPhone X|
|Fingerprint sensor||None (Face ID via TrueDepth camera)|
|Special features||Water resistant (IP67), wireless charging, Face ID 3D unlock, Animoji||Water-resistant: IP67, dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM), wireless charging, Face ID, Animoji||Water-resistant (IP68), dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM), wireless charging, Face ID, Animoji||Water-resistant (IP68), dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM), wireless charging, Face ID, Animoji|
|Price off-contract (USD)||$999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB)||$749 (64GB), $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB)||$999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB), $1,349 (512GB)||$1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£999 (64GB), £1,149 (256GB)||£749 (64GB), £799 (128GB), £899 (256GB)||£999 (64GB), £1,149 (256GB), £1,349 (512GB)||$1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB)|
|Price (AUD)||AU$1,579 (64GB), AU$1,829 (256GB)||AU$1,229 (64GB), AU$1,299 (128GB), AU$1,479 (256GB)||AU$1,629 (64GB), AU$1,879 (256GB), AU$2,199 (512GB)||AU$1,799 (64GB), AU$2,049 (256GB), AU$2,369 (512GB)|