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iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

As speculated in the period before the launch event, Apple came up with three new iPhone models this autumn. iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max si iPhone Xr. The latter being one iPhone with LCD screenAt a more affordable price than top models. A starting price of 749 dollars to which taxes will be added, reaching the market at an approximate price 800 euros for the model with 64 GB storage space. The price would increase by approximately 50 Euro for models with 128 GB and 256 GB, reaching a maximum of about 900 Euro for the 256 GB version. An affordable price from what Apple said.

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max - Features, Performance, News and Prices

We do not know if those who have recently bought one iPhone X "free" should be wise or not. iPhone Xs is almost the faithful copy of the iPhone X with small hardware upgrades and new finishes / colors. But to mention it the price of $ 999. The same price as the iPhone X at the launch date, Apple's price. Probably the similarity of design and the identical price, have determined Apple to take off the iPhone X sale. It should have lowered its price and would have become a real danger for sales of iPhone Xr, which although it is a newer model, except the processor is inferior to many points on the iPhone X.

So the minimum version a iPhone Xs leave from $ 999 (price without taxes), reaching the market in Europe at about 1000 - 1100 Euro. This price is valid for the storage version 64 GB. For a iPhone Xs cu 256 GB the price without taxes being of $ 1.149or $ 1.349 for the one with 512 GB storage.
Let's see what this money is ...

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max - Features

In terms of design, hardware features but also the launch price, iPhone Xs is a copy of the previous iPhone X. Probably this was the reason why Apple decided to withdraw the iPhone X from the sale with the release of the new models. As a plus to the design side, the new iPhone models come in three colors / finishes: Gold, Space Gray si Silver.

iPhone Xs si iPhone Xs Max come with screens OLED generous, which covers the entire front 5.8 inch si 6.5 inch for the Max. He is not missing even the famous notch from the top of the devices.

iPhone Xs - Display

  • Super Retina HD display
  • 5.8-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display
  • HDR display
  • 2436-by-1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • 1,000,000: 1 contrast ratio (typical)

iPhone Xs Max - Display

  • Super Retina HD display
  • 6.5-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display
  • HDR display
  • 2688-by-1242-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • 1,000,000: 1 contrast ratio (typical)

Both models benefit from display dand:

  • True Tone display
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • Touch 3D
  • 625 cd / m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

In the presentation of the new iPhone models, Apple's performances compared the display of the iPhone 8 iPhone Plus si iPhone Xs. The latter with a larger diagonal, though as a smaller device. So far, it is true, but as total surplus, the display of the iPhone 8 Plus (5.5 inch) is bigger than the 5.8 inch iPhone Xs. The latter being a much narrower device that loses a few pixels to the notch. However, density (ppi) is higher for iPhone Xs.

Good news for those who are accustomed to submitting their iPhone devices to extreme tests is that the new models are water resistant. iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max resist underwater about 30 minutes at a depth of maximum 2 meters.

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max Camera

In this chapter both devices are identical in performance and features. Apple has not changed anything, keeping the camera from the iPhone X on the Xs and Xs Max models.

  • Dual 12MP wide angle and telephoto cameras
  • Wide-angle: ƒ / 1.8 aperture
  • Telephoto: ƒ / 2.4 aperture
  • 2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono)
  • Dual optical image stabilization
  • Six-element lens
  • Quad-LED True Tone Flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
  • Smart HDR for photos
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Local tone mapping
  • Advanced red-eye correction
  • Exposure control
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Timer mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG

Some new image processing functions will be added, but this is rather a feature of iOS 12 than the new iPhone models. Functions that will also be available on the iPhone X.

An absolute novelty is on video recording. New iPhone models are capable of stereo sound capture in video recording.

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • 2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 6x
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse video with stabilization
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video geotagging
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording

Lovers of Selfie si FaceTime will have a front room (TrueDepth Camera) identical to the one on the iPhone X.

  • 7MP room
  • ƒ / 2.2 aperture
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono)
  • Animoji and Memoji
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Smart HDR for photos
  • Extended dynamic range for video at 30 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • retina Flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode

We can spot the novelty of the front camera, 1080 HD video recording at 60 fps.

With these top and new features chip A12 Bionic, Apple promises for the iPhone Xs a longer battery life with 30 minutes than that of the iPhone X, and with 1 time and 30 higher minutes for iPhone Xs Max.

An absolute novelty is introduction Dual-Sim and switching from nano-SIM la eSIM. iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will no longer be compatible with current nano-SIM cards, operators are forced to switch to eSIM technology. This involves removing classic SIM cards and switching to the embedded eSIM.
China will make an exception to this rule, Apple launching special iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max with dual-SIM slots for nano-SIM.

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will be present in Europe's stores starting in the second half of October. The official sale will take place in two stages: 21 and 28 September.
Both models will be available in three color variants and as many storage options as possible. 64GB, 256GB si 512GB.

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

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