Apple presented its flagships, his time, smartphones again display the entire front panel, a notch on the screen, Face ID and new names. Want to know about the best features of the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max Then read on.
1. The new 6.5- inch model
iPhone Xs – not one model, but two. Apple took the iPhone Plus version and adapted it for the iPhone X. The updated iPhone X is called the iPhone Xs. He still had the same 5.8-inch Super Retina display.
There was another great version of the iPhone Xs with a 6.5-inch display. His display is a whole inch larger, but it fits in a “Plus” -cased body. The company considered that this model needs a new name. They became the iPhone Xs Max. Saying such a name is not so simple, but what to do.
Let’s forget about the name and talk about the display itself. It’s an OLED display, and it’s the largest of all iPhone displays. It supports HDR function and wide color gamut. Both displays hold 458 pixels per inch. The resolution of the iPhone Xs Max is already 2688 × 1242.
The iPhone Xs looks like an iPhone X, and the iPhone Xs Max looks like an increased version of the iPhone X.
2. The first 7nm processor A 12 Bionic
Last year’s A11 Bionic processor was a monster. On the benchmark values, he overtook even the MacBook. And the A12 Bionic processor should be even faster.
The A12 processor was the first processor created based on the 7nm process. Companies like Intel tried to achieve this for more than one year. The A12 Bionic processor consists of three parts: a CPU, a graphics processor and a Neural Engine.
The central processor consists of 6 cores: two with high performance and four energy-saving ones. Now all 6 cores can work simultaneously. Powerful cores have become faster by 15% compared to the A11 processor, and energy-efficient ones – by 50% more economical.
The graphics processor consists of 4 cores. The A11 processor was the industry leader, and the A12 was even 50% faster. This is a huge difference that will greatly improve the work of augmented reality.
In addition, the A12 processor includes an 8-core Neural Engine. It can produce 5 trillion operations per second. For comparison, the Neural engine in the A11 Bionic was only capable of 600 million operations. The 8-core chip is incredibly powerful and contributes to better machine learning, Smart HDR, Core ML, etc.
How can this be used in reality? According to Apple, applications will be launched 30% faster than with and so fast iPhone X.
In addition, both flagships now have 4GB of RAM, not 3GB, like the iPhone X.
3. Degree of protection IP68
The new iPhone is better protected from water, spray and dust. Both models are protected by the degree of IP68. This means that they can withstand up to 30 minutes at a depth of 2 meters. For comparison, the iPhone X with the degree of IP67 can be immersed only by 1 meter.
4. Smart HDR function
Most of the characteristics of new smartphones coincide. Both the iPhone Xs and Xs Max have a dual basic 12MP camera, the specifications of which are the same as those of the iPhone X. However, the sensors have become much faster.
The most interesting is the new function “Computational Photography”. In fact, now Apple uses ISP and Neural Engine in the A12 Bionic processor for camera operation.
The result is a new feature – Smart HDR. According to Apple, you can take pictures in the worst conditions (against the sun or in the shadows), and thanks to the Smart HDR they will turn out to be stunning.
There will be no delay in the picture. Smart HDR makes 4 main frames in high resolution and 4 additional frames. Also a frame with a long exposure is made. Then the Neural Engine combines all the frames for the best result with a good dynamic range and precise details.
5. The function “Depth”
Apple made the effect bokeh to a whole new level, improving the “Portrait” mode. New smartphones have become better able to recognize faces. Now the edges of the glasses and hair will not be blurred. Moreover, you can edit the blur level of the background in already finished photos. You can change the bokeh level from f1.4 to f16. This applies to both the main and front cameras.
6. New golden color
The iPhone Xs looks exactly like the iPhone X, and the iPhone Xs Max looks like its larger version. The smartphone frames are made of surgical stainless steel, and in front and behind they are covered with glass panels.
The iPhone Xs is available in a new Gold color that resembles the Golden iPhone 5s.
7. Improved Face ID technology
Face ID technology has become faster and better in the new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. The new system uses improved algorithms, and Secure Enclave protection has also been improved. This means that Face ID will recognize you much faster.
8. Model with 512 GB of memory
iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are available with three memory options 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. That’s half a terabyte in your pocket!
iPhone Xs with 64GB of memory costs 87990r., and with 512GB – 118990r. iPhone Xs Max with 64GB of memory costs 96990r., and with 512GB – as much as 127990r. It’s almost 130,000 rubles for the iPhone.
9. Two SIM cards
Both models support two SIM cards, but not ordinary SIM cards. In addition to the main slot for a regular SIM card, the new models include eSIM technology, both in the iPad and Apple Watch.
ESIM technology is not supported by all operators. At the moment, it supports the following operators: Vodafone, T-Mobile, Airtel and Jio.
In China, the iPhone Xs Max will be sold with the support of two conventional SIM cards. They will fit into one wide slot to save space.
Both models support Gigabit-class LTE, and, according to Apple, they have better support for roaming among all smartphones.
10. Improved battery
At first glance, this does not seem significant, but the duration of the new iPhone has improved. Compared to the iPhone X, the iPhone Xs can run 30 minutes longer.
iPhone Xs Max is even more powerful. It has the largest battery among all iPhones. Along with the performance of the new A12 Bionic processor, the battery of this model can work for 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone X. Now the iPhone can work even more than a day.
Differences between iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max
Above we talked about the general characteristics of new smartphones. Now let’s take a short look at their differences.
The main difference is the size. The iPhone Xs has a 5.8-inch diagonal display, and the iPhone Xs Max has a 6.5-inch display. iPhone Xs in length is 143.6mm, and Max is 157.5mm. The iPhone Xs is 70.9mm wide, and Max is only 7mm wider.
iPhone Xs weighs 177g, and the iPhone Xs Max is 208g. The large iPhone Xs Max runs longer than the iPhone Xs, for 1 hour when working on the Internet and playing video and for 5 hours when playing audio.
The difference is in the cost. iPhone Xs Max for $ 100 (or 9000r) is more expensive than the iPhone Xs.