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Apple iPhone XS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 reviews of Apple iPhone XS. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design. The screen and camera also get good feedback, but there are mixed views on the sound and price.

performance, camera, screen, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone XS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Apple iPhone XS review: Astonishment at a price


At the end of the day, this is Apple's best and most-expensive iPhone yet. Take it or leave it.

Incredible design ; Snappy performance

Battery life still lags ; Expensive

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (

iPhone Xs review - a first class device with an even better camera


100% Criteria The iPhone Xs has a first-class design, provides a first-class performance with a first-class set of features that results in a first-class experience no other smartphone can match. Pros Stunning Super Retina display Amazing performance...

Stunning Super Retina display ; Amazing performance with the A12 Bionic chip ; Excellent camera ; Larger size of the iPhone Xs Max

Expensive ; Same design as last year ; Doesn't include earphone dongle

The iPhone Xs has a first-class design, provides a first-class performance with a first-class set of features that results in a first-class experience no other smartphone can match. The iPhone Xs has a first-class design, provides a first-class...

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (

Great phone! but too pricy


The iPhone Xs Max is a great phone, gives you that amazing camera to shoot beautiful photos, amazing video and breathtaking slow mo videos. The whole design of the phone is nice, and the larger iPhone has such a great screen size but people with small...

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (

Brilliant iPhone


I upgraded from my iPhone X to the XS and was pleasantly surprised by the noticeable improvement. It is much faster, photo quality is significantly better and apps seem to run more smoothly. I am very happy with my purchase!

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (

This iPhone has great technology


About the camera quality it is very clear and yes I'm totally satisfied with the service.Yes of course all the features are good in this phone .I use my phones for watching movies playing games and many more.Yeah the apps runs very smoothly.

Feb, 2019

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you need this


so good i needed a new phone so many people recommended this so i decided to buy i will never regret one thing after buying this i love this phone quality for photos it good

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (

Best iPhone ever!


Love the high quality camera and screen! It also have a pretty well durability. I believe that this is the best iPhone model ever. Still working awesome after 6 months use

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (

Big screen, amazing camera


I had an iPhone 5s before this phone and this one has 1000% a better camera! I love the ease of use, however the 3D Touch can be annoying sometimes. Great battery life

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (

iPhone XS


Great look. New features in camera are amazing. Functionality took a little getting used too but overall amazing phone. Great size and width. Light weight with amazing screen quality. Love it.

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (

Important need


I am very satisfied with photos which ensure high quality. I am really enjoying to take photos or videos. There is no doubt on the durability and brightness of the display. Most probably I use my mobile for email communications and browsing other than...

Jan, 2019

Product Specifications


Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):12
Talk time (4G):20
Wireless audio playback time:60
Wireless Charging:Y
Wireless video playback time:14

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Digital Zoom:10 / 2
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera flash:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):7
Front camera type:Single camera
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Optical Zoom:10 / 2
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@240fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps,3840x2160@60fps / 1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y


Colour name:Space Gray
Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel / Glass,Stainless steel
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product colour:Gold / Grey / Silver


Contrast ratio (typical):1000000:1
Display brightness:625
Display diagonal:14.7
Display Resolution:2436 x 1125
Display Type:OLED
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:458
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch


Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Mobile networking

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) supported:Y


Archive formats supported:Zip
Audio formats supported:AAX,AAX+,AC3,EAC3,FLAC,HE-AAC,LC-AAC,LPCM,MP3
Document formats supported:ICS,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
FM radio:N
Image formats supported:GIF,HEIF,JPEG,JPG,TIFF
Video formats supported:H.264,HEVC,M-JPEG,MPEG‑4 Part 2 / MPEG‑4 Part 2,H.264,HEVC,M-JPEG


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
Position location:Y
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS):Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM / NanoSim + eSIM
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning
Headset included:Y


Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, File manager, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Countdown timer,Detailed contact information,Events reminder,File manager,Games,Notes,Stopwatch
Personalization:Ringtones, Wallpaper, Widgets / Ringtones,Wallpaper,Widgets
Quick Charge:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N


64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A12


Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS 12
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri
Windows operating systems supported:Y


Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:256 / 512 / 64


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :143.6