Apple iPhone has been on the market for more than 10 years. Apple’s flagship phone is among the best-selling devices on the market, thanks to its innovative features, stunning design, and recognized brand. Apple’s iPhone lineup has changed so much in terms of design and screen size over the years. Last year, Apple announced the iPhone X, which marked the company’s first adoption of OLED display panels. The X was met with a wide welcome upon launch despite its staggering price tag.
At this year’s WWDC, Apple announced the successors to the iPhone X, including iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Both iPhone XS and XS Max retain the same design language as the iPhone X with a glass-back body and no physical buttons. Besides, we saw the unveiling of a cheaper iPhone XR at the event. The XR is packed with premium features like an A12 Bionic chip, wireless charging, or top-notch, but it will not be ready until October.
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are now available in a number of markets worldwide. If you are planning to grab one of this year’s iPhones, then you have come to the right place. In the section below, we are going to help you decide which model is right for you.
Size and display
This year, Apple moved away from its tradition 5.5 inch iPhone models. Instead, the Cupertino firm has increased the screen sizes on all three new iPhones. The iPhone XS Max is the biggest iPhone ever released to the market with a 6.5-inch OLED display. According to iPhone owners, the XS Max offers an immersive experience from watching videos to playing games.Meanwhile, the iPhone XS has the same screen size as the last year’s iPhone X. That means that it has a 5.8-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels. All three 2018 iPhones include support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision as well as top notches. For some background, smartphones with top notches are becoming more popular on the market. In reality, Apple is one of the first brands to integrate notches into its smartphones, which boosts the adoption among Android community. Apple’s main rival, Samsung has decided to stay away from the design trend and retains the traditional screen on its phone.
When it comes to iPhone XR, the smartphone sports a 6.1-inch screen. However, the phone sticks to the LCD display to keep the price in check. In reality, the screen on the XR produces 326 ppi and has a lower resolution of 1792 x 828 pixels. The XR has slightly larger bezels and is heavier than the X due to its bigger screen, which means that the XR does not offer a premium look from the front like its siblings. In short, the screen on XR may satisfy some users with basic needs. However, if you are looking for an iPhone with a stunning, high-res screen, then the XR should not be your choice.
Performance and battery
All three iPhones are powered by Apple’s A12 Bionic processor under the hood. Apple says that the A12 is the world’s first chip that’s built using 7nm manufacturing process. In reality, the A12 chip offers a greater performance and more power efficiency than its predecessors. Apple claims that the A12 is the most powerful mobile chip on the market. The A12 Bionic chip includes a six-core CPU, a four-core GPU, and an updated Neural Engine. The adoption of the A12 chip offers enough power to handle AR tasks. Last year, Apple first debuted Animoji, an AR feature that allows you to create a custom animated characters. Basically, the feature takes advantage of the X’s True Depth front-facing camera to map your expressions.
When it comes to battery life, three iPhones are promising a big upgrade over their predecessors. Apple claims that the iPhone XS lasts 30 minutes longer than the current iPhone X, while the iPhone XS Max lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than the X. Besides, the XR offers a battery life of 1.5 hours more than the 8 Plus.
Storage and charging
Back in 2016, Apple ditched the much-criticized 16GB iPhone option for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as photos, videos, or apps tend to get bigger in sizes. This year, Apple has added the 512GB storage option to its iPhone lineup, thus giving you more space to store music, videos, and apps. Apple claims that the 512GB storage option will be exclusive to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, while the XR max out at 256 GB. Apple’s rival, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 9 with 512GB storage. For some background, the Note 9 serves as Samsung’s strategic plan to take on Apple iPhones this year. The phone comes with a bigger 6.4-inch screen and a much-improved S-Pen.
If you are looking for an iPhone with premium design, great power, and excellent camera, then the XS Max should be your choice. However, it is not cheap out there as it sets you back around $1500 for the 521GB model. If you are a user with basic needs, then give the XR a try.
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