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iPhone X vs iPhone Xs


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Although similar in external appearance, moving up to the iPhone XS brings you several key upgrades to speed up and streamline your overall device interaction. Upgrading to the iPhone XS gets you the faster A12 Bionic chip, a higher maximum storage capacity, and approximately 30 minutes longer battery life. In addition, the iPhone XS boasts an IP68 water and dust resistance rating, allowing you to submerge your device at a depth of 2 meters for up to 30 minutes.

Price Comparison

iPhone X vs iPhone Xs Pricing

iPhone X prices start at $128, which is cheaper than the iPhone Xs low price of $134.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone X and iPhone XS have several specs in common. For example, both feature a 5.8” display, 4G LTE cellular connectivity, Face ID, 7MP TrueDepth camera on the front, and a dual 12MP (wide and telephoto) camera on the back. The iPhone X has an Apple A11 Bionic chip, an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance, and up to 256GB of storage space. The iPhone XS has an Apple A12 Bionic chip, an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, and up to 512GB of storage space.


Size iPhone X iPhone Xs
Width 71 mm 2.8 inches
Height 144 mm 5.7 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 174 g 177 g 6.2 ounces

The iPhone X and iPhone XS are the same sizes. They measure 5.65” (H) x 2.79” (W) x 0.30” (D) and have a 5.8” display. The only difference is the weight, with the iPhone XS being slightly heavier at 6.24 ounces versus the 6.14-ounce weight of the iPhone X.


Camera iPhone X iPhone Xs
Primary 12.2 MP
Resolution None 4032x3024

The front and rear camera setup for the iPhone X and iPhone XS include a 7MP TrueDepth front-facing camera and a dual 12MP rear camera with a wide and telephoto lens. While the camera hardware is the same, the iPhone XS includes a few additional features. Both devices support Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting, but the iPhone XS adds advanced bokeh with Depth Control and additional lighting effects.


Display iPhone X iPhone Xs
Resolution 1125x2436
Screen Size 149 mm 5.8 in
Pixels Per Inch None ppi 463 ppi

The iPhone X and iPhone XS feature the same display technology. These phones have a 5.8” Super Retina HD (OLED) HDR display. The display features include True Tone, wide color (P3), a resolution of 2436 x 1125, a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, and a 625 nits (typical) max brightness.


Battery iPhone X iPhone Xs
Capacity mAh 2659 mAh
Longevity hours 12 hours
USB None Lightning

The battery life estimates for the iPhone X and iPhone XS are nearly the same. They both allow for up to 60 hours of audio playback time. The iPhone X offers up to 13 hours of video playback time, and the iPhone XS offers up to 14 hours of video playback time. Otherwise, both models are fast-charge capable and support Qi wireless charging.


Processor iPhone X iPhone Xs
CPU Apple A12 Bionic APL1081 / APL1W81 (T8020)

Color Choices

iPhone X

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

Which iPhone X color should you buy?

iPhone Xs

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPhone Xs is the most popular?

iPhone X vs iPhone Xs Colors

The iPhone X introduces one new color not found in the iPhone Xs color palette: Gold. Both the iPhone X and iPhone Xs share two colors: Silver and Gray.

The iPhone X and iPhone XS are each available in Silver and Space Gray. The iPhone XS is also available in a third color, which is Gold.

Storage Options

iPhone X

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone X storage should I buy?

iPhone Xs

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which storage iPhone Xs is the most popular?

iPhone X vs iPhone Xs Storage

The iPhone Xs introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone X: 512GB. Both the iPhone X and iPhone Xs share two storage options: 64GB and 256GB.

The iPhone X has two options for storage, and the iPhone XS has three options. Both models offer a 64GB and 256GB option. The third option for the iPhone XS is 512GB.


iPhone X

192 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone Xs

148 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone X vs iPhone Xs Reviews

Both the iPhone X and iPhone Xs earn 4.9 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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