Overview iPhone XS and XS Max - the main smartphone of Apple in 2018
Devices / / December 19, 2019
We decided not to register the names of both models at every mention. Most of the results relating to the iPhone XS, valid for XS Max.
Table of contents
- Design and Ergonomics
- Display and Audio
- The iPhone XS different from the iPhone X
- The iPhone XS different from the iPhone XS Max
- Impressions and results
|housing||Aluminum, surgical steel, glass|
|Colors||Silver, the "gray space", gold|
|Dimensions||iPhone XS - 143,6 × 70,9 × 7,7 mm
iPhone XS Max - 157,5 × 77,4 × 7,7 mm
|Weight||iPhone XS - 177 g
iPhone XS Max - 208 g
|Display||iPhone XS - 5,8 inch, 2436 × 1125 pixels, OLED (Super Retina HD), 458 ppi
iPhone XS Max - 6,5 inch, 2688 × 1242 pixels, OLED (Super Retina HD), 458 ppi
|Built-in memory||64/256/512 GB|
|camera||Summary - 12 + 12 Mn, front - 7 Mn|
|Shooting a Movie||C to 4K resolution at 60 FPS and slo-mo-resolution video to 1080p at 240 FPS|
|Degree of protection||IP68|
|SIM-card||nanoSIM + e-SIM (not available in Russia)|
|Wireless interfaces||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, GPS|
|sensors||Face ID, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, light sensor, barometer|
|unlocking||Face ID, PIN-code|
|operating system||iOS 12|
|Battery||iPhone XS - 2658 mAh
iPhone XS Max - 3174 mAh
Nothing unusual - a classic modest set by Apple. Smartphone, documents, labels, clip, Lightning-cable, EarPods, odnoamperny adapter. Gone with the Lightning adapter to the mini-jack for headphones.
Design and Ergonomics
iPhone XS The hull is made of surgical steel, aluminum and glass, which Apple calls "the strongest". It is difficult to argue with: iPhone X with the same glass has experienced more than one fall, and once even fell to the floor in the crowd that bad trampled on it. On the body there was a couple of scratches. And yet. Drop tests are not necessary: the new iPhone are reliable and almost unbreakable, it feels even tactile.
But minor scratches and other traces of the glass with time still collects - tested almost a year of using iPhone X.
Protect from these traces may be via covers. That's only with them iPhone becomes a little thicker feeling of lack of framework at the sides disappears and there is only the visible display, the lower bound and the camera module. When the smartphone is beautiful, wear it does not want to cover.
iPhone XS is available in three colors: silver, "gray space" and gold. So they called on the Apple site. We are accustomed to say simply: there are white, black and the new - a golden color options, which is actually a golden-pink. XS We got just that color. And White XS Max.
iPhone in gold compared to other colors look particularly advantageous. Firstly, this is something new - such a modification all will know that you are not in the hands of last year's Apple smartphone. And secondly, it is gender-neutral. Gold, pink, but not feminine. It seems that prank failed - waiting for a lot of the budget of China with "fringe" in the new color.
External differences between the mini-version of iPhone XS from "dozens" is almost there. The new model, two new antenna dashes above and below, just change the module camera. And only recently discovered when trying to try cases of iPhone XS on iPhone X or vice versa. They are worn, but the fall of the ideal position in the camera for a couple of millimeters. Ignore this nuance will not work - under the new iPhone will have to buy and a new cover.
XS Max identical in size to 8 Plus - once it is clear that this version is designed for those who are used to a large iPhone.
Weight XS almost identical weight X, and the weight XS Max - 8 wt Plus. Stranger will not have to. Maxi version of the new iPhone releases frameless, but a classic XS from "dozens" hardly be distinguished. View, dimensions, weight - all the same.
Display and Audio
As new models of the same set OLED-display, as in the "ten»: Super Retina HD with a density of 458 pixels per inch.
Screens differ in size: XS was 5.8-inch display with a resolution of 2436 × 1125 pixels, XS Max - 6,5-inch with the resolution of 2688 × 1242 pixels. Last - the biggest screen in the iPhone history. The dimensions are considered without regard to the recess under the sensors.
Screen contrast and pleasant colors. Picture to read even in bright sunlight.
The software features on-site: this True Tone, adjusts the color temperature of the image under the environment, and Night Shift, biasing color to a warmer end of the spectrum. Last night mode is activated (it can be customized), and makes the screen more pleasant and soothing.
From the combination of hardware and software characteristics of new screens iPhone could be called one of the best. Battle of the flagships in this area has long been going on somewhere in the area of thin technical nuances. In my opinion, XS display is not worse latest Super AMOLED from Samsung. But not better.
This time, Apple even more tried to turn the iPhone into a device for viewing movie. It continues to maintain the standard dynamic range: HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Films such formats can be purchased from iTunes, Netflix, Amediateka or other online movie theaters. But one of the major evolutionary changes undergone dynamics.
The sound is a bit more volume. This can be seen, if you place the smart phone horizontally and turn any track or video. Especially panorama began to stand out on the XS Max with a large distance between the speakers. The stock volume remained at approximately the same level of readability and detail is not lost.
Is it worth it to watch movies on iPhone XS? Of course not. Here I agree with the director David Lynch: Small screens and speakers for smartphones that are not intended. But perfectly suited for watching sitcoms and video on the new iPhone YouTube.
For images meet two lenses: a wide-angle aperture of ƒ / 1.8 and a telephoto lens with an aperture ƒ / 2,4. Resolution of both - 12 megapixels.
pixel area increased, but in general iPhone XS camera saved configuration precursor. Removes it at the same time quite differently: he said the computing power and A12 Bionic Neural Engine system. What does that mean - is not especially clear in words, so we will disassemble the examples.
In the first place, and now the default camera shoots in Smart HDR mode. The width of the dynamic range is achieved by creating multiple instant pictures and combining them into one - with well developed dark areas of the picture and not overexposed light. Here are a couple of photos taken on the iPhone XS under natural light:
In this scenario, the evolution of the iPhone camera can be traced least explicitly. It is noticeable that the shooting angle was a bit wider.
But when comparing the cameras in the dark my iPhone X failed miserably: "ten" more catches glare, although this would not affect the absolute purity of the lens. The same applies to landscapes with a minimum of light: XS on the pictures with less noise.
We turn to the portraits. Now they can change the depth of field by changing the aperture value when postprocessing. Anticipating angry comments: yes, we know that it has been in other smartphones. It does not matter. The important thing is that by adjusting the level of the background blur and a bit conjured standard filtersYou can take photos that friends disassemble for avatars.
Old problems portrait mode will not leave: in the "Simulated lighting" I still hardly impossible to make selfie with a person cadaver without shades and with proper clipping. Well 20-30 portraits still always fall a couple with a piece of the background, come into focus, or vice versa. All roughness interrupts fat plus in the previous paragraph: the main XS camera is easy to take pictures of each other so that it is urgently requested to send the photo in the messenger.
Slightly worse, in my opinion, the situation with a front camera. Now images with it a slightly different white balance - they have less to give yellow. Verge lost the sharpness and colors are a bit lost in the contrast. Pictures were a little more honest - not for that we are not the most beautiful people like selfie camera. Left - the result of iPhone XS, right - X. The
However, it is a matter of taste. Even in our not very big editorial opinions about the new iPhone front-facing camera is divided.
It would seem that all modern flagships removed almost equally well, there is nothing surprising here. But Apple did it again.
Publication of a pair of images in social networks - and subscribers to put huskies, envious write sarcastic comments, friends bought photoshoot. You are on horseback.
New features have appeared in a video: Now the camera shoots videos in HDR capture frame rate to 30 FPS, and even records sound in stereo.
We have not yet figured out why this is necessary for an ordinary user, but it works. 4K shooting function on the site.
The iPhone XS seminanometrovy installed a new processor A12 Bionic with Neural Engine system. Now consumes battery power more economical, Face ID responds faster, games look almost like on consoles (only smaller), and augmented reality applications are running at full capacity.
Almost a year of using iPhone X I have never had any complaints about his performance. Maybe because I do not particularly enjoy the app with augmented reality and has not played in a resource-intensive toys. "Wow effect» XS performance at me did not produce, but only because the previous model still works perfectly.
To this point did not seem quite boring, I will give a report of the AnTuTu. You can see that XS left the "top ten" far behind and slightly surpassed by the most powerful performance of iPad.
Apple claims that XS works for half an hour longer iPhone X, and XS Max - and a half. Battery capacity - 2658 mAh and 3174 mAh, respectively.
|iPhone XS||iPhone XS Max|
|Talk time (with a wireless headset)||20 hours||25 hours|
|When working on the Internet||till 12 o'clock||13 hours|
|When playing a video over a wireless network||14 hours||15 hours|
|When playing back audio wirelessly||60 hours||65 hours|
We did not have time to test the new iPhone in all these scenarios, but these statements are similar to the truth. XS should be sufficient even for a very active day - this is the most important thing.
If the most powerful iPhone yet you do not need and you always try to choose the most "long-playing" flagship XR wait for the start of sales. He should keep the charge a little longer XS Max - up to 25 hours of talk time, up to 15 - when using the Internet, and 16 - for video playback and up to 65 - Audio.
The iPhone XS different from the iPhone X
We compare the new smartphone from Apple with the iPhone X, because it was their predecessor - XS inherited from him all the most important. The given if comparisons were not always clear, then read more overview iPhone X.
This time, Apple showed a pack of evolutionary improvements. And not a single flip, I'm sorry, the game, as is the case with "monobrovyu" or Face ID.
On a serious innovation pulls except that the support of the second SIM card. Recall that in the Russian e-SIM standard is not supported, and the version with additional physical slot is sold only in China. Bring out a smartphone - a dubious idea. In Asian version can not run a lot of other functions. Perhaps we will hear some feedback from who decided on this adventure very soon.
Here is a list of what has changed since the "tens":
- Appeared memory capacity of 512 GB.
- Modification became available in gold color.
- Appearance has not changed so much that it could be seen, but enough for you to go to the store for a new cover.
- The level of protection up to IP68, and now with the iPhone, you can dive deeper and stay underwater longer.
- The sound became voluminous.
- The camera has become better adapt to poor lighting, lighten dark areas and darken bright photos.
- There was a function of the depth of field control in post-processing portraits.
- Change program work "frontalki".
- Smartphone began to work a little longer.
The iPhone XS different from the iPhone XS Max
Here everything is quite simple. They are no different, except for the screen size. Although some things we still found: the horizontal position XS Max shows the desktop version of the browser, and the XS - are still mobile. It's all.
Impressions and results
This time the new iPhone have caused less debate than last year. To the question: "Why buy a new one" - the answer was not immediately apparent. In memory chosen random and not the most important theses of the presentation of Apple, but my head is lurking fears that seem to be particularly telling about.
Fears were not confirmed. Apple seemed to rebuild iPhone X, improved in it everything that came to hand. Radical experiments like and is not, and the impression is still new.
iPhone - is not only a specification. This is primarily customer experience and mutual love with the device. Test results in benchmarks, pixel density and resolution of the camera - it is certainly important. But in 2018 the reality is that all the leaders of all the know how and about equally well.
The bottom line - the extent to which handheld device a pleasure to use, he understands you and happy trifles unobvious. In this sense, Apple has once again everything turned out.
Prices iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max:
|64 GB||256 GB||512 GB|
|iPhone XS||87 990 rubles||100 990 rubles||118 990 rubles|
|iPhone XS Max||96 990 rubles||109 990 rubles||127 990 rubles|
Disclaimer: review of the most subjective and written staunch "Yabloko". Editorial opinion may not reflect the views of the author.
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