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The iPhone X marked a new departure in iPhone design from Apple, and the Xs takes you further down the brand’s innovation path.


    • Internal memory: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
    • Size: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)
    • Weight: 177 g
    • Display: 5.8” HDR OLED display
    • Resolution: 1125 x 2436 pixels
    • RAM: 4GB RAM
    • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2658 mAh battery (10.13 Wh)
    • Talk Time: Up to 14 h (multimedia)
    • Chipset: Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)
    • Operating System: iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 13.5
    • CPU: Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)
    • SIM: Nano-SIM, eSIM
    • Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Siri natural language commands and dictation
    • Primary camera: 12MP dual pixel PDAF, OIS
    • Secondary camera: Dual 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard), SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
    • Video: 4K, HDR, stereo sound rec.
    • Connectivity: WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot, BLUETOOTH: 5.0, A2DP, LE, GSP: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, NFC: Yes
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Why buy a refurbished Apple iPhone XS?

Mozillion Apple iPhone XS review

Flagship features
Smaller than an iPhone 11 or iPhone 12
Great camera and screen

Not convinced? Try one of these alternatives to an Apple iPhone XS:

iPhone 11 Pro - newer, with an even better camera
iPhone 12 Pro - the current flagship
Samsung Galaxy S10 - a high-spec Android alternative



The iPhone XS was announced in September 2018, alongside the bigger iPhone XS Max, and the mid-spec iPhone XR. It inherited the new ‘bezel-less’ design from its predecessor, the iPhone X, along with a stunning, energy-saving OLED screen. Less obviously, upgrades to the camera system and software improved low-light performance and portrait shots. And with up to 512GB of storage onboard, the new iPhone XS had room to keep them all.



Like other premium iPhones, the iPhone XS features a surgical-grade stainless steel body, with glass front and back. While it’s strong, and looks gorgeous, it makes for a slightly heavier phone than cheaper Android alternatives. On the flip side, the iPhone XS is very compact, being slightly smaller than even the iPhone 12.

The iPhone XS’s sumptuous 5.8” screen runs almost edge to edge, an iconic look that defines Apple’s bezel-less phones. The iPhone XS offers a similar level of water resistance to the iPhone 11: Apple says it’ll survive 30 minutes at two metres’ depth.



The iPhone XS has a dual-camera setup - newer flagship iPhones have three. There’s also a difference in emphasis compared to the twin cameras on the standard iPhone 11 - while these have wide and ultra-wide angle lenses, the iPhone XS deals with wide and telephoto angles. In practice, that might mean the iPhone XS would struggle to fit in all your friends in a big group photo. On the plus side, it has a huge 10x digital zoom range.

At the front you’ll find a 7MP camera - a step down from the 12MP you’d get on even the basic iPhone 11. At launch, some users found that the iPhone XS seemed to apply a skin-smoothing filter to their shots. In fact, this issue with the Smart HDR feature was fixed with iOS 12.1. Note that some examples of the iPhone XS don’t have Face ID - we list these separately on the marketplace to avoid confusion.



Like other recent iPhones, the iPhone XS’s rear camera can shoot 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. Again, although there’s no ultra-wide lens, there’s a big 6x digital zoom and optical image stabilisation to help make up for it. While the front camera doesn’t support 4K, it can still shoot 1080p video at up to 60fps.



The iPhone XS inherited its gorgeous 5.8” OLED screen from the iPhone X. With 458 pixels per inch and an outright resolution of 2,436x1,125, it’s still among the better screens you’ll find on a phone this size. Importantly, it’s better than the one you’ll find on the ordinary iPhone 11 - worth bearing in mind if you’re weighing one up against a reconditioned iPhone XS.



If the iPhone XS has a weakness, it’s that it’s a couple of generations behind when it comes to sheer firepower. There’s nothing wrong with Apple’s A12 Bionic chip - the iPhone XS deals well with most games and apps - but it can’t match today’s flagship phones. In fact, it’s slower than the A13 processor at the heart of the lowly iPhone SE 2020.



Despite its energy-saving OLED screen, the iPhone XS can’t match newer iPhones when it comes to battery life. Apple said a new iPhone XS could play video continuously for 14 hours - three hours short of today’s flagship, the iPhone 12 Pro. A refurbished iPhone XS should still perform well, but the battery may not last as long as it did when new. Every phone sold through Mozillion must have at least an 80% battery health.


Colours & Options

Apple usually offers its flagship phones in fewer colours, and the iPhone XS was no exception: you could get it in silver, gold or Space Grey. The cheapest model had 64GB, but you can also buy a refurbishediPhone XS with 256GB or 512GB. Although Apple stopped supplying chargers in 2020, the iPhone XS did come with EarPods with a Lightning connector.

The iPhone XS supports Qi wireless charging, or you can top it up using a USB to Lightning cable. You’ll get the fastest charge speeds from an optional 20W power adaptor. As with every iPhone, you can find a huge range of cases and other accessories for the iPhone XS.


iPhone XS FAQs

The iPhone XS was unveiled and launched in September 2018.
The iPhone XS is a flagship iPhone, produced alongside the mainstream iPhone XR. It’s almost identical in design to the iPhone X which preceded it, but the iPhone XS has improvements including a faster processor and better battery life.
The iPhone XS was a premium iPhone, introduced alongside the mainstream iPhone XR. While they both shared the same processor, the iPhone XS was slightly smaller with a sharper, better OLED screen. It also had a better dual-camera system, and slightly improved water resistance. The iPhone XS was replaced by the iPhone 11 Pro in September 2019, but the iPhone XR is still on sale (as of July 2021).
The iPhone XS is better overall. It has a better screen and camera, and is slightly more water resistant than the iPhone XR.
The iPhone XS has a 5.8” screen. It measures 144x71x7.7mm and weighs 177 grams, so it’s around the same size as the iPhone 12.
It’s 143.6mm (5.65 inches) long.
You can no longer buy a new iPhone XS. However, you can pick up a certified reconditioned iPhone XS on the Mozillion marketplace. Prices start from around £230!
Yes. Apple says the iPhone XS can survive water up to two metres deep for 30 minutes. While we wouldn’t shower with one, it should shrug off everyday spills - or the dreaded toilet drop.
No. You’ll need an iPhone 12 for that.
Yes, it supports Qi wireless charging. You can also charge using the supplied USB-C to Lightning cable, but you’ll need a power adaptor with a USB-C output. An old USB-A to Lightning cable will let you recharge an iPhone XS from a wider range of existing chargers, power banks or vehicles. You’ll need a 20W or better power adaptor for the quickest charge.
To turn off an iPhone XS, press and hold the side button with either volume button until the power off slider appears. When it does, drag it across and wait 30 seconds for the phone to fully shut down.
If the phone is on, turn it off following the instructions above. If it’s already off, press and hold the button on the right-hand side until the Apple logo appears. If it doesn’t appear, charge the phone for a few minutes first.
If the phone’s not responding, you can try forcing a restart. Quickly press volume up, followed by volume down, then press and hold the side button. Release it when the Apple logo appears.
Briefly press and release the side button along with the volume up button. You’ll hear a shutter sound, and a screenshot thumbnail should appear on the screen. Tap this to edit, share or delete the screenshot.
You can check your battery at any time by swiping down from the top right to open Control Centre. If you need at-a-glance checking, add a widget by tapping and holding the screen until the phone icons start dancing. Tap +, select Batteries in the widgets popup, choose the style you want, then tap Add Widget to add it to your screen.
To video what’s on your screen, you first need to add Screen Record to the Control Centre. Tap Settings, Tap Control Centre, scroll to Screen Recording and tap the green cross next to it. With this done, swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen to open Control Centre and tap the Screen Record icon. If you want to narrate the recording, hold down the icon and switch the microphone on. Recording begins after three seconds.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause in the middle to view recent app previews. Swipe right or left to find the app you want to close, then swipe it up off the top of the screen.
You need a Qi compatible charging mat or mount. Power it up, place your iPhone XS in the right spot and it should automatically begin charging.

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