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The iPhone XS ranges between R7999.00 - R10870.00 on Phonetradr and comes with a 12-month warranty in South Africa.
A second-hand iPhone XS in excellent condition and a 12-month warranty ranges from R9,772 - R13,842 on Phonetradr.
From top to bottom, it is 14.3 cm x 7.07 cm x 0.70 cm.
You can get it in Silver, Gold and Space Grey.
The iPhone XS is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6, the strongest display protector in smartphones today.
The iPhone XS is water resistant. It has a rating of “IP68” which means they are fully protected from dust and can handle being under freshwater for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 2 metres. If your phone gets dropped in a puddle, a shallow pool, or wet from the rain, it will be just fine. Steam from your bathroom shower, however, is not included in this rating, so rather keep it away from steam.
The iPhone XS has the A12 Bionic processor. The chip has six cores - four for high efficiency and two for high performance. This promises speed and efficiency that’s 2x faster than the A11 chip and up to 50% lower in battery drainage. The chip’s graphics processing is also an improvement from the A11 with four cores and 50% faster graphics processing.
You can get the iPhone XS with 64GB, 256GB or 512GB of space. For a better picture on how much 256GB is, it equates to an average amount of 73,224 photos. For the 64GB model, that’s approximately 15,000 photos!
The phone comes with 3G of RAM.
It has a 12-megapixel dual camera at the back and a 7-megapixel selfie camera at the front. The dual camera means you get more range in your photos!
Yes, portrait mode is available. Portrait mode focuses on the subject of the photo and blurs the background, providing more depth. For photography enthusiasts, portrait mode makes use of the phone’s 56mm-equivalent "telephoto" lens.
Open your Camera app, then select ‘Portrait” on the right side. Your lighting options will appear on your screen such as Natural Light, Studio, Contour and Stage Light. After selecting your lighting, hold up your phone and focus on the person you’d like to photograph.
When taking a photo, there is a 2x zoom option on the screen. Taping this will give you 2X optical zoom. If you hold the 2x button, it will expand to give you further digital zoom options. In other words, anytime you use zoom up to 2x, it will automatically be optical zoom.
You can easily record a demonstration of something from your phone using the built-in screen recorder.
- Make sure your phone is updated to iOS 12
- Go to your Settings, then select Control Centre. Tap into ‘Customise Controls’ then add “Screen Recording” to the list
- Exit your settings and then head to your homescreen. Swipe up the Control Centre and select the little white circle in the square icon. This is the Screen Recording icon.
- The recorder will count down from 3 and then whatever actions you take on your iPhone will be recorded.
- Once you’re done, tap the red recording timer at the top of your screen to stop the recording. You can find your recording in your camera roll and edit it just like a standard video such as trimming the start and end of it. Or, you can edit it in iMovie which comes free with your iPhone.
We would recommend that you invest in a case or cover. A good cover can protect your phone from cracked screens, from drops, dents, dirt, scratches and help keep it looking like new for when you’d like to sell it.
The iPhone XS lasts up to 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X. Wireless talk time goes up to 20 hours, internet use up to 12 hours, and video playback up to 14 hours.
It weighs 177 grams, which is slightly less than a can of tinned tomato and onion mix.