iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone Xs

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Upgrading to the iPhone XS gets you major upgrades to device speed and overall user experience. The iPhone XS offers a completely gesture-driven UI, giving you an all-screen front face without any physical buttons getting in the way. It also packs a larger and higher resolution display, taking you from a 5.5-inch LCD at 1920x1080 resolution to a 5.8-inch Super Retina HD OLED with HDR support and 2436x1125 resolution. The iPhone XS also features Face ID authentication, the A12 Bionic chip, and an improved IP68 water resistance rating. Finally, the iPhone XS improves on build quality with its stainless steel frame.

Price Comparison

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone Xs Pricing

iPhone 8 Plus prices start at $148, which is cheaper than the iPhone Xs low price of $175.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone 8 Plus specs include a 5.5” display, Apple A11 Bionic chip, Touch ID with a home button, up to 128GB of storage space, and an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. Key specs for the iPhone XS include a 5.8” display, Apple A12 Bionic chip, Face ID, up to 512GB of storage space, and an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. Both of these phones support 4G LTE cellular connectivity, and feature a glass front and back, and a dual 12MP rear camera with a wide and telephoto lens.

Size

Size iPhone 8 Plus iPhone Xs
Width 78 mm 3.1 inches 71 mm 2.8 inches
Height 158 mm 6.2 inches 144 mm 5.7 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 202 g 7.1 ounces 177 g 6.2 ounces

The measurements for the iPhone 8 Plus are as follows: 6.24” (H) x 3.07” (W) x 0.30” (D). In comparison, measurements for the iPhone XS include a height of 5.65”, a width of 2.79”, and a depth of 0.30”. The iPhone 8 Plus features a 5.5” display size and weighs 7.13 ounces. The iPhone XS features a 5.8” display size and weighs 6.24 ounces.

Camera

Camera iPhone 8 Plus iPhone Xs
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024

The iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone XS both feature a dual 12MP rear camera with a wide and telephoto lens. The overall feature sets are similar, but the iPhone XS has a few advantages. For example, the iPhone 8 Plus offers optical image stabilization, but the iPhone XS offers dual optical image stabilization. Similarly, these phones both support Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting, but the iPhone XS adds advanced bokeh and Depth Control and an extra lighting effect.

Screen

Display iPhone 8 Plus iPhone Xs
Resolution 1080x1920 1125x2436
Screen Size 139 mm 5.5 in 149 mm 5.8 in
Pixels Per Inch 401 ppi 463 ppi

The iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone XS have similarly sized displays, but the iPhone XS display is of higher quality. The iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5” Retina HD (LCD) display with IPS technology and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and a contrast ratio of 1,300:1. In comparison, the iPhone XS has a 5.8” Super Retina HD (OLED) HDR display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125, and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. Some common features include a typical max brightness of 625, wide color (P3) and True Tone.

Battery

Battery iPhone 8 Plus iPhone Xs
Capacity 2675 mAh 2659 mAh
Longevity 13 hours 12 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone XS have rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that support Qi wireless charging and fast wired charging (when using a 20W wall power adapter and Lightning cable). The iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone XS batteries are able to provide up to 14 hours of video playback time or up to 60 hours of audio playback time.

Processing

Processor iPhone 8 Plus iPhone Xs
CPU Apple A11 Bionic APL1072 / APL1W72 (T8015) Apple A12 Bionic APL1081 / APL1W81 (T8020)

Color Choices

iPhone 8 Plus

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Red
  • Silver

Which iPhone 8 Plus color should you buy?

iPhone Xs

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPhone Xs is the most popular?

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone Xs Colors

Both the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone Xs share three colors: Silver, Gold, and Gray. However, the iPhone 8 Plus does away with Red, previously seen on the iPhone Xs.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone XS are available in the same three colors. The color options include Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.

Storage Options

iPhone 8 Plus

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone 8 Plus storage should I buy?

iPhone Xs

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which storage iPhone Xs is the most popular?

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone Xs Storage

The iPhone Xs introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone 8 Plus: 512GB. Both the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone Xs share two storage options: 64GB and 256GB. However, the iPhone Xs does not have options for 128GB, as seen on the iPhone 8 Plus.
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The storage on the iPhone 8 Plus maxes out at 128GB, and the storage on the iPhone XS maxes out at 512GB. The complete range of storage options for the iPhone 8 Plus includes 64GB and 128GB, and the complete range of storage options for the iPhone XS includes 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB.

Reviews

iPhone 8 Plus

159 reviews 4.8 stars

iPhone Xs

148 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone Xs Reviews

Users rate the iPhone 8 Plus with 4.8 stars, compared to the iPhone Xs with 4.9 of 5.0 stars.

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