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Apple iPhone XS

Apple iPhone XS

from  $999+
Apple iPhone XS and XS MAX Review

Apple iPhone XS and XS MAX Review

Posted   09.21.18
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90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Last year's iPhone X defined a new kind of normal for Apple's smartphone fans. This year's iPhone XS, meanwhile, is all about balancing polish and progress. The XS uses the same thoughtfully updated iOS 12 as the iPhone X and their physical designs are basically identical, but a more powerful chipset and much-needed camera improvements make the XS a solid step forward. If you're itching for a new iPhone and can justify the hefty cost, the XS is the safe choice -- but you should probably wait to see what the forthcoming iPhone XR has to offer.

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Pros
  • First-rate build quality
  • Excellent performance
  • Helpful camera improvements
  • iOS 12 is fantastic
  • Slightly more durable than the iPhone X
Cons
  • Still very expensive
  • Minute design changes mean old cases might not fit well
  • Incremental battery gains
90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

10
William
To unaffordable to be considered for purchase by most people.
70
ABDALMAYAN
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
Daniel
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
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Average user Score
 
10
William
03.08.19
To unaffordable to be considered for purchase by most people.
 
70
ABDALMAYAN
12.17.18
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
90
Daniel
10.27.18
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget