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iPhone 11 Vs iPhone XS

iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Starting from $413.88
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iPhone XS
iPhone XS Starting from $312.00
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Customer reviews

iPhone 11 iPhone XS
Average
4.3
(10136)
4.1
(8103)
Value for money 3/5
2.8/5

Design

iPhone 11 iPhone XS
Width 75.7 mm 70.9 mm
Height 150.9 mm 143.6 mm
Weight 194 g 177 g
Thickness 8.3 mm 7.7 mm
Volume 94.81 cm³ 78.4 cm³

Screen

iPhone 11 iPhone XS
Resolution 828 x 1792 px 1125 x 2436 px
Density 326 ppi 458 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 5.8 inches

Battery

iPhone 11 iPhone XS
Battery capacity 3110 mAh* 2658 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes
Battery life 17 h 21 h

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 80% of this maximum charge capacity.

Performance

iPhone 11 iPhone XS
Maximum storage 256 GB 512 GB
CPU frequency 2.65 GHz 2.5 GHz
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 4 GB
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

iPhone 11 iPhone XS
Front camera resolution 12 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px

Audio

iPhone 11 iPhone XS
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 3

iPhone XS vs iPhone 11 Comparison

iPhone 11 vs XS: which one is better?

When comparing the refurbished iPhone 11 vs XS, it’s important to note that these are two very different devices. Yes, the iPhone 11 was released a year after the iPhone XS and therefore has a faster chip, but there’s a lot more to this comparison than just that. The iPhone 11 has a larger screen at 6.1” diagonally vs 5.8” on the XS, which means it’s probably better for watching videos and browsing the web. The 11 also has a couple more hours of battery life when compared to the XS, which can come in really handy in many situations, especially if you like to travel a lot and don’t spend a lot of time around a phone charger. The iPhone 11 also has an impressive Night mode for taking photos at night without a flash—if you look at any tests, you’ll see just how impressive it is when compared to the night photos taken by older iPhones.

iPhone 11 vs XS: just when you thought that the iPhone 11 was a better phone...

On paper, when you look at the iPhone XS vs iPhone 11, it may look like the 11 is superior in almost every way, but despite the iPhone 11 having many technical advantages, the XS is still a better phone in many ways. For one, it feels a lot better in the hand. Because it’s smaller, it’s much easier to grip when you’re pulling it out of your pocket or bag, and it’s also easier to use one-handed. This may just be my personal preference, but I prefer a thinner phone, and the XS is noticeably thinner. Yes, this is thanks to the fact that it has a smaller battery when compared to the iPhone 11, but I’m OK with that. If you work in an office or other environment where you always have a phone charger close by, you won’t need to worry about the battery life on your iPhone XS. It’s more than enough for most people’s needs. The iPhone XS also has a slightly more vibrant display than the iPhone 11 thanks to OLED screen technology and feels like it has a slightly more premium build quality. When it comes to choosing between the iPhone XS vs 11, you need to ask yourself if you want a phone that feels better in the hand at the cost of battery life and screen size. If you’re willing to sacrifice a little in the two latter categories, you should buy the refurbished iPhone XS on our website :)

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