iPhone Xs vs iPhone 11

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Upgrading from the iPhone XS to the iPhone 11 means going to a newer generation of the iPhone. That brings an upgrade in overall performance due to the newer A13 Bionic chip and third-generation Neural Engine, as well as an improved camera setup. The iPhone 11 has a dual 12MP cameras with Ultra Wide and Wide, and with Night mode. The iPhone 11 also has more options for colors, six in total, as opposed to the three colors available on the iPhone XS.

Price Comparison

iPhone Xs vs iPhone 11 Pricing

iPhone Xs prices start at $195, which is cheaper than the iPhone 11 low price of $252.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone XS specs include a 5.8” Super Retina HD display, Apple A12 Bionic chip, up to 512GB of storage, and a dual 12MP rear camera with a telephoto and wide lens. In comparison, the iPhone 11 specs include a 6.1” Liquid Retina HD display, an Apple A13 Bionic chip, up to 128GB of storage, and a dual 12MP rear camera with a wide and ultra-wide lens. Both models share specs to include 4G LTE connectivity, Face ID, and an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.

Size

Size iPhone Xs iPhone 11
Width 71 mm 2.8 inches 76 mm 3.0 inches
Height 144 mm 5.7 inches 151 mm 5.9 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 177 g 6.2 ounces 194 g 6.8 ounces

The iPhone XS is smaller and lighter than the iPhone 11. The iPhone XS has a display size of 5.8”, a weight of 6.24 ounces, and measurements of 5.65” (H) x 2.79” (W) x 0.30” (D). The iPhone 11 has a display size of 6.1”, a weight of 6.84 ounces, and measurements of 5.94” (H) x 2.98” (W) x 0.33” (D).

Camera

Camera iPhone Xs iPhone 11
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024
Aperture f/2.4
Aperture f/1.2

The iPhone XS and iPhone 11 both have a dual 12MP rear camera array, but the XS has a wide and telephoto lens and the 11 has a wide and ultra-wide lens. Both phones have key features such as Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting, and the iPhone 11 adds additional features such as Night Mode and Deep Fusion. On the front, the iPhone XS has a 7MP TrueDepth camera and the iPhone 11 has a 12MP TrueDepth camera with new features such as 4K video recording.

Screen

Display iPhone Xs iPhone 11
Screen Tech None OLED
Resolution 1125x2436 828x1792
Screen Size 149 mm 5.8 in 155 mm 6.1 in
Pixels Per Inch 463 ppi 324 ppi
Refresh Rate - Hz 60 Hz

The display size of the iPhone XS and iPhone 11 is similar. However, this is a unique case where the older iPhone XS has a higher quality display as compared to the newer iPhone 11. The XS has a 5.8” Super Retina HD display with HDR, a resolution of 2436 x 1125, and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The 11 has a 6.1” Liquid Retina HD display with a resolution of 1792 x 828, and a 1,400:1 contrast ratio. Some of the shared display features include True Tone, wide color (P3), and a 625 nits (typical) max brightness.

Battery

Battery iPhone Xs iPhone 11
Capacity 2659 mAh 3110 mAh
Longevity 12 hours 18 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone 11 can offer up to 14 hours of video playback time or up to 60 hours of audio playback time. In comparison, the iPhone XS can offer up to 17 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time. Both of these iPhones support fast-wired charging using a Lightning cable and 20W wall power adapter, and Qi wireless charging.

Processing

Processor iPhone Xs iPhone 11
CPU Apple A12 Bionic APL1081 / APL1W81 (T8020) Apple A13 Bionic APL1085 / APL1W85 (T8030)
CPU Cores 6
GPU Cores 4

Color Choices

iPhone Xs

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which iPhone Xs color should you buy?

iPhone 11

Available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Red
  • White
  • Yellow

Which color iPhone 11 is the most popular?

iPhone Xs vs iPhone 11 Colors

The iPhone Xs and iPhone 11 have completely different color choices. The iPhone Xs offers three color choices: Silver, Gold, and Gray. The iPhone 11 sports six different color choices: Black, Green, Purple, Red, White, and Yellow.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone XS is available in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. The iPhone 11 is available in Black, White, Purple, Yellow, Green, and PRODUCT(RED).

Storage Options

iPhone Xs

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which iPhone Xs storage should I buy?

iPhone 11

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which storage iPhone 11 is the most popular?

iPhone Xs vs iPhone 11 Storage

The iPhone 11 introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone Xs: 128GB. Both the iPhone Xs and iPhone 11 share two storage options: 64GB and 256GB. However, the iPhone 11 does not have options for 512GB, as seen on the iPhone Xs.
Swappasaurus

The storage options for the iPhone XS and iPhone 11 both begin at 64GB. Moving up from there, the iPhone 11 offers an option for 128GB, and the iPhone XS offers options for 256GB and 512GB.

Reviews

iPhone Xs

148 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 11

180 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone Xs vs iPhone 11 Reviews

Both the iPhone Xs and iPhone 11 earn 4.9 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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