Just 74 hours battery endurance rating? No, thanks. I don't want to carry a powerbank all the time. My colleague bought an iPhone X (2017) recently and he keeps a powerbank on him all the time because his super-expensive phone (he's still paying monthly EMIs for it) has a below-average battery life. My manager has a Note 8 and I have a Realme 1, and both of these phones have a superior battery life compared to the iPhone. For that amount of money, you can easily get the latest Note 9 which really has everything you could ask for in a smartphone and more (S Pen). The Note 9 also has excellent batery life.
iPhone X, 8 and 7 all had the same jack adapter but performed slightly different.
I expected an audio test on the XS aswell.
Wow, very good battery life. Too good to be true. Like a small power bank and last every long, which can't match its real value. What a masterpiece! Must be the King of all smartphones. Must be the gift from Heaven! Fans are very joyous and happy about the battery life!
Nick Tagataka, 26 Sep 2018P20 Pro still performs great in daylight, but it simply cannot match the significantly faster ... moreI think that camera comparison is not comparison of simalar processing and technology, but best results.
There is BIG difference in low light photography between P20 Pro and all other phones. I don't care that sensor is bigger. For me the final result is most important. No matter CPU power, the results speak for them self.
In India,64 GB xs max is around $1550.But Samsung Note 9 is just $925. Also those pre order received Galaxy Gear sport watch in India.my question is it worth to pay $625 more for apple product than Samsung.in my opinion Apple iPhone xs max good product but huge over priced.
Yann, 26 Sep 2018@gsmarena: Why you compare iPhone with Pixel in low light photos, when P20 Pro is the best pho... moreP20 Pro still performs great in daylight, but it simply cannot match the significantly faster CPU + ISP as well as more mature software processing of iPhone XS so it'll end up losing in most situations as long as the scenes are well lit. In low light P20 Pro excels thanks to the large sensor, but honestly gaps are closing in now and many phones are doing great at night even with smaller sensors. Besides, P20 Pro is technically 0.5 generation behind this new iPhone so it would be much fairer to compare it to Mate 20 Pro which is expected to arrive within a few weeks.
Pixel's camera is also much closer to iPhone XS' because of similar processing style and exactly the same sensor + lens setup, hence more suitable for the comparison.
to the reviewer, the Android gang didnt copy the notch from Apple! The Essential Phone was the first notch phone, months before the iPhone X...
Geric.770, 26 Sep 2018Well, let them buy what they want. It's not our money. It's their money. ;)But still, the iPHONE XS is a great smartphone by all means, even though it is pricier than most high-end flagships out there. The software isn't a pain in the ass already, the problem lies in the price, they've opted for a slow charger and removed the 3.5mm headphone jack adapter. Yes, they are indeed luxurious, but they decided to skimp on accessories in the box, which made me doubt if it's worth the price. First they removed the essentials from their phones, then they skimp on accessories. Comparing to other brands that kept the essentials with more accessories, it's priced a little too high. Okay, camera's better on the Apple, but not by a big margin, even if their cost of sales is high the selling price is a little too high. I suggest Apple to lower the prices, and add a manual mode in the camera, it's most probably one of the features I really hope Apple can add in their camera app in iOS
Its to expensive with normal features, other brands are selling same features in 50k
Kiyasuriin, 26 Sep 2018that's crApple for you. :PDayum son
xXENDER FREAKXx, 26 Sep 2018Saving money with Tim Crook 101 xDWell, let them buy what they want. It's not our money. It's their money. ;)
Geric.770, 26 Sep 2018Because they don't want to decrease their prices unlike Samsung. You know, greed.Saving money with Tim Crook 101 xD
Yes iPhones top the performance charts.
However, how much of that is up to the OS, and how much is the chipset, we can't know.
It will most likely mean the best gaming experience though, unless there is throttling or benchmark cheats involved.
On typical usage, transition effects, and RAM buffering, and prediction of user behaviour, could actually effect the speed in such a way that the best benching chip+OS might not feel the fastest to use.
Apple may or may not have the best chipsets.
We don't know.
What they do have are chart topping phones that can't be denied.
Yann, 26 Sep 2018@gsmarena: Why you compare iPhone with Pixel in low light photos, when P20 Pro is the best pho... moreBecause p20 pro relies on its 40 Mp camera along with software trick (pixel binning) to achieve great low-light shots. Whereas, iPhone has gone the pixel way. Using image stacking and software algorithms to achieve great low-light shots. Hence, the comparison with pixel.
It's sad. They were great devices designed for everyone. Now they are getting to the point where anyone with at least half a brain won't get one because it's simply bad economics.
I doubt this is where Steve Jobs intended the device/brand to go but here it is... a fashion XS-ary for the dim-witted and wealthy. They're not a people's device anymore.. and it's hard to recommend one when you have other companies such as LG pumping out such high quality handsets at a fraction of the price.
GSM Arena's review score should better reflect the cost of the handset, considering the average desired configuration sets the customer back 2-3 times as much as an average Android handset, capable of fulfilling every users needs, would. Come on GSM Arena.. dat price doe!
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2018At this point, people should have realised that this iphone is a sort of luxury item almost as... moreYes you are right Hermes handbag is actually not worth than $200 or $300 but it priced at $16000, but that is for Rich and Famous people.
Do you want to say that iPhone is only made for that class? and you yourself admitting that iPhone is over priced :)
Smartphone is technology product and it is something that we use at least 10 hrs a day. Now smartphones is became daily need for everyone in this world. You admit or not but when anyone is purchasing their daily need product they check for price/performance and durability.
Here we are talking in general not for some short of millionaire, and those people do not have time to debt and write comments on websites like we are doing. So, we are not millionaire and we do check price/performance, durability and maintenance cost.
S Yu, 26 Sep 2018We need another shootout, I can tell that Smart HDR definitely helps detail but not much else.Not to be rude, but I definitely suggest you to try it out yourself. Go to camera settings and turn off the toggle for "Smart HDR", this will show the HDR toggle in the camera viewfinder. When you switch on and off HDR, you will see a large difference in dynamic range especially around light sources, which often gets completely blown off when HDR is off but recovered when it's on.
storemandan, 26 Sep 2018Why would you pay £1000 for the iphone xs when you can get the same features, spec and s... moreMay be because most of the apple fan are not concerned about speed, feature or spec. They buy apple product only because of social status.