iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max tech specs

Apple unveiled two flagship handsets at the September 12th event, subtly named the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max, with the former being a 5.8-inch model just like the previous-generation iPhone X and the latter being a 6.5-inch model for those who prefer larger displays.

In this piece, we’ll outline the under-the-hood specs that come standard on the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max models:

Finish:

  • Gold, Space Gray, or Silver-colored stainless steel

Capacity:

  • 64GB, 256GB, or 512GB flash storage

Size & Weight:

  • iPhone Xs:
    • Height: 5.65 inches (143.6 mm)
    • Width: 2.79 inches (70.9 mm)
    • Depth: 0.30 inch (7.7 mm)
    • Weight: 6.24 ounces (177 grams)
  • iPhone Xs Max:
    • Height: 6.20 inches (157.5 mm)
    • Width: 3.05 inches (77.4 mm)
    • Depth: 0.30 inch (7.7 mm)
    • Weight: 7.34 ounces (208 grams)

Display:

  • iPhone Xs:
    • 5.8-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi‑Touch display
    • 2436-by-1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • iPhone Xs Max:
    • 6.5-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi‑Touch display
    • 2688-by-1242-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • Both models
    • Super Retina HD display
    • HDR display
    • True Tone display
    • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
    • Wide color display (P3)
    • 3D Touch
    • 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)

Splash, Water, and Dust Resistance:

  • Rated IP68 (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529

Chip:

  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Next-generation Neural Engine

Camera:

  • Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
  • Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
    Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Dual optical image stabilization
  • 2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono)
  • Smart HDR for photos

Video Recording:

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • 2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 6x
  • Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse video with stabilization
  • Stereo recording

Front Camera:

  • TrueDepth camera
  • 7MP photos
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Retina flash
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Smart HDR for photos
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono)
  • Extended dynamic range for video at 30 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Animoji and Memoji

Face ID:

  • Faster facial recognition with an improved secure enclave

Cellular & Wireless:

  • GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
  • DC-HSDPA
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (some models)
  • Gigabit-class LTE
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
  • VoLTE
  • NFC with reader mode
  • Wi-Fi Calling
  • NFC for Apple Pay

Sensors:

  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Barometer

SIM Card:

  • Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)
  • Not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards

Power & Battery:

  • iPhone Xs:
    • Lasts up to 30 minutes longer than iPhone X
    • Up to 20 hours of  talk time (wireless)
    • Up to 12 hours of internet use
    • Up to 14 hours of video playback (wireless)
    • Up to 60 hours of audio playback (wireless)
  • iPhone Xs Max:
    • Lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than iPhone X
    • Up to 25 hours of talk time (wireless)
    • Up to 13 hours of internet use
    • Up to 15 hours of video playback (wireless)
    • Up to 65 hours of audio playback (wireless)
  • Both models:
    • Wireless Qi-enabled charging at 7.5W
    • Wired Lightning cable charging
    • Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery
    • Fast-charge capable/up to 50% charge in 30 minutes

Included Headphones:

  • EarPods with Lightning Connector

Operating System:

  • iOS 12

Are the tech specs in the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max enough of a bump to prompt you to upgrade? Let us know in the comments.

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