Yesterday Apple presented its flagships, of which there are two again this year. This time, smartphones again have displays on the entire front panel, a notch on the screen, Face ID and new names. Want to know the best features of iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max? Then read on.
1. New 6.5-inch model
iPhone Xs is not one model, but two. Apple took the iPhone Plus variant and adapted it for iPhone X. The updated iPhone X is called iPhone Xs. It still has the same 5.8-inch Super Retina display.
There is another large variant iPhone Xs with a 6.5-inch display. Its display is a full inch larger, but it fits into a 'Plus' size cabinet. The company felt that this model needed a new name. It became iPhone Xs Max. It is not so easy to pronounce such a name, but what to do.
Forget about the name and talk about the display itself. This OLED is a display and is the largest of all displays iPhone. It supports HDR function and wide color gamut. Both displays measure 458 ppi. Resolution iPhone Xs Max – as much as 2688 × 1242.
iPhone Xs looks like iPhone X, and iPhone Xs Max looks like a larger version of iPhone X.
2. The first 7nm A12 Bionic processor
Last year's A11 Bionic processor was a monster. In terms of benchmark values, it even surpassed MacBook. And the A12 Bionic processor should be even faster.
The A12 processor was the first processor based on the 7nm process. Companies like Intel have been trying to achieve this for years. The A12 Bionic processor consists of three parts: the central processing unit, the GPU, and the Neural Engine.
The central processing unit consists of 6 cores: two with high performance and 4 energy saving. Now all 6 cores can work simultaneously. Powerful cores are up to 15% faster than the A11 processor, while power-efficient cores are 50% faster.
The GPU consists of 4 cores. The A11 processor led the industry, and the A12 is another 50% faster. This is a huge difference and will dramatically improve the performance of augmented reality.
In addition, the A12 processor includes an 8-core Neural Engine. It can produce 5 trillion operations per second. By comparison, the A11 Bionic's Neural engine was capable of only 600 million operations. The 8-core chip is incredibly powerful and contributes to better machine learning, Smart HDR, Core ML and more.
How can this be used in reality? According to Apple, apps will launch 30% faster than the already fast iPhone X.
In addition, both flagships now have 4GB of RAM instead of 3GB like iPhone X.
3. Degree of protection IP68
The new ones iPhone are better protected from water, splash and dust. Both models are IP68 rated. This means that they can withstand up to 30 minutes at a depth of 2 meters. For comparison, iPhone X with IP67 rating can only be immersed 1 meter.
4. Smart HDR function
Most of the characteristics of the new smartphones are the same. Both iPhone Xs and Xs Max have dual 12MP main cameras, the specifications of which remain the same as on iPhone X. However, the sensors are much faster.
The best part is the new 'Computational Photography' feature. Essentially now Apple uses the ISP and Neural Engine in the A12 Bionic processor for camera operation.
The result is a new feature – Smart HDR. According to Apple, you will be able to take pictures in the worst conditions (against the sun or in the shade), and thanks to Smart HDR they will be amazing.
There will be no delay when taking a picture. Smart HDR captures 4 main frames in high definition and 4 additional frames. A long exposure shot is also taken. The Neural Engine then combines all the frames for the best result with good dynamic range and crisp details.
5. Function 'Depth'
Apple has taken bokeh to a whole new level by improving Portrait mode. New smartphones have improved face recognition. Now the edges of glasses and hair will not be blurry. Moreover, you will be able to edit the level of background blur on your finished photos. You can change the bokeh level from f1.4 to f16. This applies to both the main and front cameras.
6. New gold color
iPhone Xs looks exactly like iPhone X, and iPhone Xs Max looks like a larger version of it. The smartphone bezels are made of surgical grade stainless steel, with glass panels on the front and back.
iPhone Xs is available in a new Gold color that resembles Gold iPhone 5s.
7. Improved Face ID technology
Face ID is faster and better in the new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. The new system uses improved algorithms and the Secure Enclave protection has been improved. This means Face ID will recognize you much faster.
8. Model with 512GB memory
iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are available in three memory options 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. That's half a terabyte in your pocket!
iPhone Xs with 64GB of memory costs 87,990 rubles, and with 512GB – 118,990 rubles. iPhone Xs Max with 64GB of memory costs 96,990 rubles, and with 512GB it costs 127,990 rubles. It's almost 130,000 rubles for iPhone.
9. Dual SIM cards
Both models support two SIM cards, but not regular SIM cards. In addition to the main slot for a regular SIM card, the new models contain eSIM technology, as in iPad and Apple Watch.
ESIM is not supported by all carriers. Currently, it is supported by the following operators: Vodafone, T-Mobile, Airtel and Jio.
In China will be on sale iPhone Xs Max with support for two regular SIM cards. They will fit into one wide slot to save space.
Both models support Gigabit-class LTE and according to Apple they have the best roaming support of any smartphone.
10. Improved battery
At first glance, this may not seem like something significant, but the duration of the new ones iPhone has improved. Compared to iPhone X, iPhone Xs can run 30 minutes longer.
iPhone Xs Max is even more powerful. It has the largest battery of all iPhone. Together with the performance of the new A12 Bionic processor, the battery of this model can work 1.5 hours longer iPhone X. Now iPhone can actively work even more than a day.
Differences iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max
Above, we talked about the general characteristics of new smartphones. Now let's take a quick look at their differences.
The main difference is size. iPhone Xs has a 5.8-inch display diagonally, while iPhone Xs Max has a 6.5-inch display. iPhone Xs are 143.6mm long and Max is 157.5mm long. iPhone The Xs are 70.9mm wide and the Max is only 7mm wider.
iPhone Xs weighs 177g and iPhone Xs Max weighs 208g. The large iPhone Xs Max lasts longer than the iPhone Xs by 1 hour when browsing the Internet and playing video, and 5 hours when playing audio.
There is also a difference in cost. iPhone Xs Max is $ 100 (or 9000r) more expensive iPhone Xs.