iPhone 11 vs iPhone XS

iPhone 11
iPhone 11
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iPhone XS
iPhone XS
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iPhone 11iPhone XS


iPhone 11iPhone XS
Width75.7 mm70.9 mm
Height150.9 mm143.6 mm
Weight194 g177 g
Thickness8.3 mm7.7 mm
Volume94.81 cm³78.4 cm³


iPhone 11iPhone XS
Resolution828 x 1792 px1125 x 2436 px
Density326 ppi458 ppi
Size6.1 inches5.8 inches


iPhone 11iPhone XS
Battery capacity3110 mAh2658 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes
Battery life17 h21 h

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.


iPhone 11iPhone XS
Maximum storage256 GB512 GB
CPU frequency2.65 GHz2.5 GHz
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity4 GB4 GB
LTE supportYesYes


iPhone 11iPhone XS
Front camera resolution12 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesYes
Optical zoomYesYes
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone 11iPhone XS
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones23

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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