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Apple iPhone XS – The Successor of the iPhone X (See Specs & Features)

Apple iPhone XS is the successor of iPhone X. Check out the official Apple iPhone XR price in Nigeria, features, quick review and specs.

Like rumours circulating before Apple inaugurated three iPhone lines for this year. Each is named Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the successors of the iPhone X which was released this time last year. Some of the improvements include the first A12 processor with a 7 nm architecture, a 12 megapixel (wide and tele) dual camera, and dual-SIM support.

In this post by Naijaknowhow, we are going to learn more about the Apple iPhone XS (iPhone Ten S), its specifications, features and price in Nigeria!

Let’s get underway!

Apple iPhone XS Quick Review and Intriguing Features!

From the videos shown at the launch event, the iPhone XS look elegant with sturdy stainless steel or termed ‘surgical-grade’. The front is wrapped in glass which is claimed to be the most resilient compared to all smartphones on the market today.

The iPhone XS has the IP68 dust and water resistant certification, increased from the previous series which carried IP67 certification. This means that users can immerse them in water to a depth of 2 meters for 30 minutes.

iPhone XS carry a bezel-less design like the iPhone X but has a difference in screen size when compared to the iPhone XS Max. The iPhone XS has a 5.8-inch screen with a resolution of 2436×1125 pixels, while the iPhone XS Max has a larger screen with a size of 6.5 inches with a resolution of 2688×1242 pixels.

iPhone XS and XS Max

The screen quality is equally classy adopting an OLED-type Super Retina display with a 458ppi pixel density level that is equipped with Dolby Vision and HDR10 technology.

In terms of performance, the iPhone XS increased significantly by relying on the A12 Bionic processor. The processor is the first to use 7nm chips with 6.9 billion transistors.

Machine Learning on the A12 Bionic brings a new feature in the camera, namely Animoji’s Real Time Machine Learning when FaceTime and Animoji that can be made according to the user. A12 Bionic also supports Augmented Reality (AR) with ARKit 2 and AR Quick Look. Not only that, this ability makes Apple work with a number of game studios, including Bethesda Game Studio, A7 Nex Team and Directive Games to bring a better gaming experience.

Switching to the camera department, iPhone XS is equipped with two dual rear cameras with 12MP wide-angle camera configuration (1.4 microns pixels with f / 1.8 openings) and 12MP telephoto camera (f / 2.4 openings with 2x optical zoom), which reinforced with True Tone flash. On the front side, users can take a selfie with a 7MP camera. The sensor is claimed to be faster and openings f / 2.2. With Image Signal and Neural Engine technology, selfie results can be maximized.

Another impressive thing about the iPhone XS is the battery. The iPhone XS has a battery that is claimed to be 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X. The iPhone XS was also supported by a dual SIM card with DSDS technology (Dual SIM Dual Standby) aka both SIMs can be equally active. iPhone XS comes in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB memory variants.

Apple iPhone XS Key Specs

Here are the Apple iPhone XS key specifications…

Display 5.8 inches, 1125 x 2436 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density)
Processor Hexa Core A12 Chipset Bionic
Storage 64/256/512GB Built-in + 4GB RAM
Camera 12MP + 12MP Rear / 7MP Front (With Rear quad LED light)
Battery Li-ion Non removable
Price Starts US $999 (around N365,000 naira)

Apple iPhone XS Photos

Apple iPhone XS

iPhone XS Colour Variants

Apple iPhone XS Price and Availability

The iPhone XS launched in September 2018, it is available in three colours — silver, space grey and gold. You can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below.

Apple iPhone XS 64GB retails at US $999 (around N365,000 Naira in Nigeria) while the 256GB variant goes for $1,149 (about N417,000 Naira) and the 512GB variant for $1,349 (about N490,000 Naira). (CLICK TO BUY IPHONE XS).

Apple iPhone XS Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: IOS 12
  • Processor: Hexa Core A12 Chipset Bionic
  • GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Silver, space grey and gold
  • Dimension: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 177g
  • SIM Type: Dual Standby, (nano-SIM and eSIM). iPhone XS is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards.
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.8 inches, 1125 x 2436 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density)
  • Technology: All-screen OLED Multi‑Touch display
  • Screen Protection: Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
  • Extra features: True-tone display, Wide colour gamut display, 120 Hz touch-sensing


  • Rear Camera: Dual 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF + 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1.0µm, OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
  • Rear Camera Features: Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama), Video 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
  • Front Camera: 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, HDR, Video (1080p@60fps)


  • Built-in Storage: 64/256/512GB Built-in
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE:
    • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
    • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes (HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps)
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes 4G LTE-A
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
  • GPS: Yes + A-GPS support & Glonass, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player, MP4/H.264 player, Speaker Phone
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: No (Uses EarPods with Lightning Connector)


  • Navigation: Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: –
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes with dedicated mic
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
  • Water Resistant: Yes water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)
  • Dust Resistant: Yes IP67 dust
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes
  • Extra: Siri natural language commands and dictation, iCloud cloud service, Front/rear glass + aluminium frame (7000 series), Audio editor


  • Lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 8 Plus
  • Talk time (wireless): Up to 20 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 12 hours
  • Video playback (wireless): Up to 14 hours
  • Audio playback (wireless): Up to 60 hours
  • Fast‑charge capable: Up to 50% charge 30 minutes8
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery
  • Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers9)
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter

Where to buy Apple iPhone XS


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