The new Apple’s smartphone iPhone XS and iPhone XS were released few months back in Canada. There are still many of us who haven’t got hands on experience with these devices. Apple has always been creative in developing most outstanding cell phones loaded with great features. Be it speed, storage auto focussed cameras, Apple Siri, Touch IDs or the batteries iPhone models are superb.
Similarly the new phones from iPhone the S models of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are no different. So what is there to love about in these new phones can be judged by knowing about the phone features and its full specifications.
The iPhone XS
The new iPhone XS comes with 5.8-inch Super Retina display (OLED) with HDR1 and has IP68 dust and water resistant with maximum depth of 2 metres up to 30 minutes. Comes with 12 MP dual cameras with dual OIS, offering Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Depth Control and Smart HDR. This phone also pairs perfectly with the Apple Watch Series 4.
Features of iPhone XS- Best for games
The iPhone XS is almost indistinguishable from an iPhone X and its new gold color adds an elegant shine to the edges of the phone, though the rear looks almost pinkish. The back can also slightly change color in different lighting, which is a nice touch.
At the very bottom, you’ll notice Apple has cut the number of holes on the left edge of the phone from six to three. These are now an antenna band on the bottom taking that space, which is a part of the new 4×4 MIMO (multiple in multiple out) framework to allow faster and stronger internet connectivity. The iPhone XS offers 74Mbps download speed, and 17Mbps upload, while the LTE connectivity is definitely faster.
This phone is powerful phone thus to play slots or any other games of your choice using a 7nm process which means that more transistors can be chucked onto this hexa-core CPU, which has two ‘power’ cores and four more that are optimized for efficiency.
Also if you want to explore the world of augmented reality, then these extra transistors are on hand to help out. There’s also a new ‘Neural Engine’ in the mix, enabling your phone to become more intelligent, learning as you use it.
It adds a ‘smart layer’ to proceedings, allowing the handset to recognize things on the screen, whether that’s appending an Animoji to your head in real time during a FaceTime call, or working out what’s needed to improve the quality of a photo as you’re taking it.
The iPhone XS screen builds on the OLED panel with the resolution of 2436 x 1125 with pixel density of 458 pixels per inch. Also the dynamic range of the display (dynamic range being the amount of color spectrum emitted), boosting it 60% to make the HDR 10 and Dolby Vision effects more impressive.
The phone boosts a powerful battery taking your slots gaming section for hours without any disturbance.
With other awesome features of iOS12 this phone is sure to be liked by all.
The iPhone XS Max
The iPhone XS Max comes with 6.5-inch Super Retina display (OLED) with HDR. Has IP68 dust and water resistant with maximum depth of 2 metres up to 30 minutes. Also has 12 MP dual cameras with dual OIS with Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Depth Control and Smart HDR and Pairs perfectly with the Apple Watch Series 4
Features of iPhone XS Max- Best for games
iPhone XS Max is a thin phone with just 7.7mm which comes in Silver and Space Gray.
Also the screen size is best for gaming as it has 6.5 inches screen compared to the 5.8 inches of the ‘normal’ XS.
With larger display, you can play slots with amazing graphics
The OLED panel that makes up the Super Retina HD display in the XS Max is bright and colorful though, and has a 2688 x 1242 resolution, which equates to a 458ppi pixel density. Apple claims the display on the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS boasts 60% better dynamic range versus the iPhone X, making photos and videos appear more vivid.
The iPhone XS Max is powered by Apple’s new A12 Bionic chip, which promises to be 40% more power-efficient than last year’s model, while the GPU is said to be 50% more powerful than the A11 Bionic chip in the iPhone X.
Using the XS Max alongside the X, it’s clear that the new handset has the beating of the A11-powered device. From general navigation around the handset, to editing the lighting in portrait shots, to loading up games such as Clash Royale and PUBG, the iPhone XS Max is noticeably quicker.
With powerful battery life the battery, is larger than the 2,691mAh one found inside the iPhone 8 Plus and it makes it the biggest battery Apple has ever put inside a phone.
Apple says the iPhone XS Max battery offers an additional 90 minutes of power over the iPhone X which means you can stream video and play slot games, with a battery that should keep you going all day with these intensive activities.
Finally in both the phones wireless charging is convenient if you have charging pads, but they need to be purchased separately, as does the fast-charging block that will enable you to juice up your iPhone in double-quick time.
Where to buy iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in Canada?
You can buy the phones from retail and online stores including Apple store. While Canadians don’t have access to the iPhone Upgrade Program (IUP) that allows annual upgrades through a monthly payment, Apple does allow customers to trade in their old phones for credit towards a new one. iPhone XS 64GB will cost $1,379, 256GB will cost $1,589, 512GB will cost $1,859 and iPhone XS Max 64GB will cost $1,519, 256GB will cost $1,729 and 512GB will cost $1,999.
Rogers Canada brings these phones with a 2-year Share Everything Ultra Plan where iPhone XS 64GB costs $429, 256GB costs $629 and 512GB costs $889. iPhone XS Max at Rogers 64GB: $559, 256GB: $759 and 512GB: $1,019
Bell Canada offers iPhone XS 64GB: $659, 256GB: $859 and 512GB: $1,119 and the iPhone XS Max costs 64GB: $789, 256GB: $989 and 512GB: $1,249. All the above prices are on a two-year term and require a minimum of 1 GB ($25/month) of data per account plus a minimum of $80/month per user.
Telus Canada offers iPhone XS with 64GB: $860, 256GB: $1,060 and 512GB: $1,320 and the iPhone XS Max is priced at 64GB: $990, 256GB: $1,190 and 512GB: $1,450. All prices above are on a two-year term with a plan that’s a minimum $95 a month.
At Freedom Mobile customers can pick up the iPhone XS in either the 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB, for $0 up-front if you have a 2-year plan that is a mimiumum of $50 a month, plus pay an additional $40 a month to pay onto their My Tab Boost. You can also pick up the iPhone XS Max for $0 up-front with the same stipulations, but the monthly prices are slightly higher.
Also get this phones at Koodo, Telus’ subbrand where prices are on a Tab Extra Large plan, which is a two-year term.
Fido, Rogers’ subbrand, is also selling the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB configurations.
At Virgin Mobile the iPhone XS 64GB costs $659, 256GB: $859, 512GB: $$1,119 and the iPhone XS Max vomes with 64GB: $789, 256GB: $989 and 512GB: $1,249
All prices above are with a two-year Diamond plan that is a minimum of $75 a month
Note that all the prices can be subject to change so you can look at the telecom’s website online for the latest prices and plans offered on these phones.