With the advancement of technology, the devices get thinner, they get taller and wider, yet maintain and packing some most advanced features in them. Lately, the processor chip fabrication process has been focused on packing more and more components in much limited and dense spaces. The fabrication process from 14nm came down to 12nm, 10nm and now it has hit the mark of 7nm yet with features and capability higher than the 14nm one.
Apple, on the other hand, has been a company working for the innovation and creativity as a whole. When the iPhone X was released, the trend to have a cut out for the sensors with al screen display, aka notched design started. Many of the manufactures brought forward their own version of the notch but didn’t do quiet well compared to Apple as Apple is supposed to be a superior brand and the design pattern are followed after the Apple.
With the similar trend, Apple announced its 3 new iPhones this year with the budget, midrange and the premium tags, all being anything but budget. The device follows the similar form factor and the design as it had in the iPhone X last year around. It would be great thing to either see them win commendably, or lose miserably.
iPhone XS Quick Specs
- 8-inch Super Retina HD AMOLED display with 458ppi
- Dual 12MP wide-angle f/1.8 and telephoto f/2.4 camera
- Dual OIS, PDAF 2x optical zoom
- Notched 19.5:9 aspect ratio display
- Fast charging and wireless display
- Face ID
- 4 GB RAM, 64/256/512GB internal
- 2658mAh battery
- Apple produced A12 bionic chip
- IP68 water and dust resistance
- Price: $999 and above
Pros and Cons of iPhone XS are given below:
Being the device from one of the most popular and respected brands, Apple, the expectations are obvious to be high, promising and one of its kind. But Apple too has engineers that are human and little bit of tolerance is accepted, though the pros and cons are there to be discussed.
Pros of iPhone XS
- First 7nm chip fabrication with performance better than previous version
- Largest storage option up to 512gb
- Longer battery standby time as stated by Apple in its keynote
- IP68 rated
- Faster charging with type-c to lightning adapter
- Dual sim with 1 physical and one E-sim support
- Faster performance than iPhone X
- Better camera performance specially in portrait mode
- Latest iOS version out of the box
- Faster Face ID
- Relatively louder speakers
Cons of iPhone XS
- Expensive enough for the base model alone
- Fragile and prone to breakage all glass style
- Most expensive maintenance as back glass repair costs $499 while Note 9’s glass can be replaced at $30
- Only Face ID for security is big risky step that Apple has been taking form iPhone X
- Battery being smaller than iPhone X
- Wireless quick charging being not so quick.
- Extra costs for the accessories despite of paying such huge amount, not even fast charger is bundled
- Newer software needs time to get stable from the errors that the customers are currently facing
- Dual sim isn’t quite the one we have been expecting to be
- Not so much of increment to the iPhone X despite of some cosmetic changes
Also Read: Pros and Cons of iPhone XR
Conclusion for The Pros and Cons of iPhone XS
iPhone is the biggest name in the smartphone world as Apple being the $1 trillion company now. Bigger name means bigger price and better user experience but it might not be the thing we have seen with the Apple devices recently. The Apple enthusiasts might be overwhelmed with the “BIGGGGER” display, but having only that as an improvement isn’t really the improvement. The form-factor is similar to the last version, we would be amazed to see if the bulky cut-out, known as notch would have been slimmer and smaller. The larger battery would have been a great thing as we all know, Apple battery never takes you through the whole day of usage.
Apart from some cosmetic and some software changes, it is just the same iPhone X as previous version. It isn’t an exciting thing for company like Apple to make improvement in cosmetic side and price only. It seems like they had split iPhone X in three parts with little bit of screen size and display distinction. Bundling some of the adapters for the quick charging and other feature wouldn’t make Apple poor as we are already paying a kidney worth of money. Even the lightning to 3.5mm jack adapter has been removed from the box.
If you really want a newer iPhone to update your status, then it’s a device you would definitely go for, but if you already own an iPhone X, I see no point in updating to the newer one.