Apple iPhone Xs: Excellent processed Hardware
The audio quality is excellent! The frequency response is from 18 Hz to 19 kHz as pulled with the ruler – and the headphone output hardly any different!
Glass Housing with a Frame and Chassis made of Stainless Steel
Picture 1: Apple iPhone Xs, Colour Gold, backside
The excellently processed case feels very good and is a hand flatterer.
Picture 2: Apple iPhone Xs, Buttons on the left side
Picture 3: Apple iPhone Xs, SIM tray (opened) and standby button on the right side
The high-resolution 5.8-inch Display presents Photos and Text sharply
The size of the screen is sufficient to even edit the website on the go. It is even good enough for watching television programmes.
The A12 Bionic Processor is one of the fastest Smartphone Processors on the World Market
Before the purchase of the iPhone I had already read of it, but now I notice this every day that it is true.
Normal «daily business» leaves it completely cold, everything runs smoothly and the housing is never warm.
Too bad that Apple does not provide an interface to evaluate the temperature of processor or battery.
I would be interested in how the situation is here – compared to the BlackBerry.
Face ID replaces Touch ID – Unlocking becomes comfortable
To protect your personal information on the iPhone Xs is now your face. The fingerprint scanner of older iPhones does not recognize its user as reliable as the infrared camera in the new iPhone Xs. Depending on the condition of the skin, my iPhone 6s Plus / 7 Plus / 8 sometimes did not recognize me and I often had to type in my very long password. My iPhone Xs just does not recognize me if I accidentally hold it too close to my face. Children and twins should refrain from Face ID because they could otherwise unlock their devices. Hand on heart: do children need such a sensitive iPhone Xs with glass case? (No!)
In the truest Sense of the Word: Outstanding Camera
Apple's designers ignore any criticism and let the lenses of the main camera on the back of the device continue to protrude a bit out of the case. There is a reason for this: a good camera lens consists of several lenses and that takes up space!
A remedy, for example, a leather case from Apple, there named «Leather Case». But I had only used it on the predecessor iPhone X, hence the link to the previous test.
This has an exactly matching opening for the lens bulge and thus the back is completely evenly smooth. This camera really makes outstanding good photos. In low light, these are a bit noisy, but in sufficient light, the quality of the compact cameras.
Picture 4: Apple iPhone Xs, main camera on backside
Localization by GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and QZSS
Thanks to the use of four satellite systems, the location is safer and possibly even more accurate. Documents / reports about it I could not find yet.
Lightning Jack and Cable
Micro USB plugs are too fiddly and depending on the processing quality, which even varies with the original manufacturer, it is easy to connect or is difficult. So at least my experience.
Depending on the system, a lightning plug can be easily and precisely inserted into the lightning socket. Finished.
If you do not pay attention to details and processing quality, you will miss the detail, I think it is important.
Picture 5: Lightning-on-USB cable (0.5 m) for 25.00 EUR (no joke, that´s Apple pricing)
Picture 6: Apple iPhone Xs on the box, frontside
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