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kindle reader

Until 1 week ago the iPhone 6 was my faithful companion, but now I needed a new smartphone. Since I already own some products from APPLE (iMac,MacBook Pro, iPad, Apple TV), it makes little sense for me to get a smartphone from another manufacturer. The setup is very easy, thanks to iCloud you have all your data like photos, contacts, apps etc. on your new smartphone. The workmanship is very good, the camera takes extremely nice photos. The Smart HDR function brings out the colors really well, the OLED display is razor sharp. What I am also impressed by are the videos in 4K and the slow-motion function with 240 FPS. The processor is extremely fast and I have not yet managed to bring the phone to its knees in terms of performance. Of course the price is very high, but let’s be honest…the competition is now also on a very high level with the prices, but you can still sell the iPhone XS for good money even after 2 or 3 years, updates are available from Apple for at least 3 or 4 years. So I will continue to buy APPLE products, because the whole package is right for me. FaceID is also a great function, the unlocking is extremely fast. Everyone who wants to buy a new smartphone should give the iPhone XS a chance. If you don’t attach so much importance to an OLED display, the iPhone XR is very well suited for you. It’s much cheaper than the XS, but also a little bit bigger (6.1 inch). Thanks for the fast delivery!

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Answer report comment April 30, 2020, 17:13
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virasat

The phone is really great. I bought it as a successor for a Nokia Windows Phone because it is no longer supported by Microsoft and one APP after another is not possible. Since I attach importance to security I avoided Android (which has a short life time because of the short update support). The mobile phone is very solid, lies well in the hand. The camera takes really sharp pictures (but for photos I will still use my SLR camera with a good lens). The display leaves nothing to be desired and is easy to see even under incident light. But why only 3 stars? The reception is really bad. I live at the edge of a radio hole and was always reachable with the Nokia – even in the house – even if the voice quality was not great. The Iphone has no reception at all, neither in the house nor in the garden. To get a network with the Iphone I have to drive about 1km. Both (Nokia and Iphone) placed side by side on the terrace with SIM from the same network provider: Iphone: no network, Nokia 3 bars reception strength. There I would have expected more from one of the most expensive mobile phones, particularly since the Nokia is already 6 years old. So I will have to continue using the old mobile phone at home and take the Iphone to work in the city.

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Answer report comment April 30, 2020, 10:57
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Maddy m

So after iPhone 3s, 4s, SE and most recently iPhone 7 now the Xs. Not that I was dissatisfied with the iPhone 7. But I liked the larger display with almost the same form factor. Resolution and image display is currently unparalleled. Camera plays in a special league of its own. Operation, typically Apple ingenious. Besides the Apple Watch and the Air Pods, I also use iPad and Macbook. A better connection of the different devices by means of the iCloud is currently not available. Quality of workmanship also top quality. I also enjoy longer runtime, more memory, Face ID and inductive charging. And I am looking forward to the stable, quite considerable proceeds when selling the used device. Owners of an Android device can only dream of this. I for my part can recommend the device without any restrictions. The biggest hurdle is the price, which makes you incredibly pain resistant…

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Answer report comment April 28, 2020, 12:44
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danielle cotumaccio

I switched from the Iphone 8 to the Iphone XS and have no regrets. At first I had to think about it because of the size difference, but meanwhile I really got used to it. The workmanship as usual 1A. Looks even better than on the picture. I was really positively surprised when I took the Iphone out of the box. Switched on, old Iphone placed next to it and the data transfer worked by itself. The Iphone reacts 1A and super fast when I click on apps or similar. Face ID also works great. Here too, I had thought about it in the beginning, as I had already gotten used to Touch ID. Face ID is a thousand times more cool and practical. The messages on the screen are only shown in detail when I look at the phone, otherwise the app is there and only ‘message’. The camera is really great. Sound as usual from Apple. I am mega satisfied all around and love the Iphone XS.

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Answer report comment April 30, 2020, 17:26
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Gipsy Kings fan

The enthusiasm for a new Iphone was much bigger a few years ago. The Iphone XS is just a smartphone like many others. I love Apple products, but unfortunately it’s no longer something special. Only the especially high price, but you know that with Apple. Simple handling, very good processing, great display and camera. But unfortunately the phone has become a bit bigger, thicker, more unwieldy, more sensitive (glass front and back) and heavier than its predecessors (6,7 and 8), which I find very unfortunate and not very innovative. Everyone may see it differently. Even the large, protruding camera lens should be able to be built into a smartphone more elegantly and inconspicuously nowadays. I still recommend the Iphone XS, though, because it seems to fit into today’s world. Expensive doesn’t mean that it is something special.

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Answer report comment April 29, 2020, 19:44
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shawal

The device is incredibly fast, easy and pleasant to use and you consistently have the feeling of holding something really high-quality in your hand. Previously had the iPhone SE and various Android phones, this is by far the best in terms of performance, ease of use and usability. Hats off for this, Apple. The only drawback: the color. The ‘gold’ (if you can call it that) looks like it was designed for my great-grandmother–I’m 30. The back is really not pretty, I wonder what the people at Apple thought. The pages, on the other hand, are vivid, though very susceptible to fingerprints. A good friend of mine has the silver version, where the back looks like the color white. I don’t like that either, but it’s better than the pensioner’s colour gold. I think I would choose the grey version.

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Answer report comment April 28, 2020, 09:25
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Brandon Whipple

The best iPhone ever, at least Apple thinks so. But is that true? It lies well in the hand and makes a valuable impression, despite the fact that it has become somewhat heavier than its predecessors (iPhone 7 or 8). The screen looks huge, the notch (the small corner at the top) has advantages and disadvantages, but in the end it doesn’t bring any significant innovations. The system runs faster and seems perfectly adapted. The speakers are good. It meets all modern connection standards and offers the possibility of wireless charging. Technical progress that is not revolutionary, but rather evolutionary. Conclusion: In the end it’s not the hardware that decides the race, whether or not an iPhone, it’s Apple’s universe and the perfection of the system.

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Answer report comment April 30, 2020, 09:06
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Yazi

I am super happy to have chosen an iPhone and especially this one. Only the comparatively long delivery time was a pity, but does not harm the product and my satisfaction, especially since the delivery time was announced. Operation is super easy and I am completely satisfied so far. Even without the home button you can quickly get to the main menu and with the different wipe directions and screen touches you can also scroll back and forth, access different APPs and so on. I was sceptical about face recognition at first, but it works much faster than the fingerprint function. However, the battery does not last very long. But since I expected this from other reviews, I don’t deduct a star here. I would order it again.

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Answer report comment April 30, 2020, 21:21
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J.L.

I decided to go for the xs rather than the iPhone 11pro . I’m very pleased to have chosen an iPhone and especially this one. Only the comparatively long delivery time was a pity, but doesn’t do any harm to the product and my satisfaction, especially since the delivery time was announced. Operation is super easy and I am completely satisfied so far. Even without the home button you can quickly get to the main menu and with the different wipe directions and screen touches you can also scroll back and forth, access different APPs and so on. I was sceptical about face recognition at first, but it works much faster than the fingerprint function

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Answer report comment April 30, 2020, 02:42
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xxSUPREMACY8xx

For a long time I had prejudices against products from Apple. Now I have started the entry into the Apple world and I do not regret it so far. The phone is very mature and powerful. Everything simply works as it should – or at least most of it. Biggest advantage and main argument for me to buy this smartphone is the update policy of Apple. Providing the products with updates for at least 5 years is ecologically very good. Why do I need a new smartphone every 1-2 years, when I can use it safely and with the latest software for 5 years. Thanks Apple! I think the extra price compared to the Android competition is worth it.

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Answer report comment April 29, 2020, 10:44
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Stan Bridgman

I have the IPhone XS since yesterday and before that I had an iPhone 6s Plus. It was a small change due to the new settings of the mobile phone from the 6splus to the xs like for example the home button where you want to press it from time to time but it is not there. The phone itself is simply beautiful so well from the outside as well as the quality it offers I am thrilled from the first second on the phone offers what it promises. A super camera and also the function on the phone itself. For this quality the phone offers I find the price suitable. I can recommend it in any case. :)!

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Answer report comment April 26, 2020, 08:22
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WAYNE HAWKINS

I have used an iPhone 6s so far, and was mega satisfied with it. But now it started to get crazy because of the new software updates. I was thinking for a few weeks if I should wait until the 6s is no longer easy to use or if I should get a new phone now. Because this phone was very much reduced here, I decided to buy it. Actually I am super happy, it is very nice and fast. The display is already very large and I hope I get used to it. Typing is a bit cumbersome as I have small hands but I hope it will get better. I’m still thinking if I should really keep it or not. :/

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Answer report comment April 29, 2020, 23:24
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Yesenia Del Valle

The IPhone keeps what it promises ! Only this Face ID is annoying because it only reacts frontally! Also the missing homebutton still causes me frustration and trouble after such a long time (2 months)! Now I have switched on the help for it ! To the battery there are hardly differences to my predecessor model 8. is still fast empty! The screen is a dream, but not suitable for small hands or short fingers. I can’t even get close to the upper corner or the opposite side of the keyboard when using it with one hand! But the operation is simple and self-explanatory

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Answer report comment April 30, 2020, 21:41
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Anne Li

The iPhone XS is, as usual from Apple, altogether very high quality manufactured. I could not find any material defects, unusual gaps or similar. When trying to twist the iPhone XS, nothing happens and nothing can be heard. The smartphone simply lies well in the hand and is not too heavy. The material impression and the look is very high quality and looks very noble. The included accessories are also very well made and don’t offer any opportunity for criticism, the performance is as always with Apple the hammer and also the camera and display are super.

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Answer report comment April 30, 2020, 05:28
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Melissa Leigh

In former times I was an Android fan, today nothing goes over Apple. The IPhone XS works incredibly fast. The battery lasts for 2 days despite Facebook, Instagram and and and 2 days! It’s a pity that there are no fingerprints anymore, the face recognition disturbs me a little bit but I guess it’s a matter of habit. I can recommend it with best conscience. The price for the 256GB model is really okay. I can’t understand any of the reviews – my mobile phone has bad reception – that’s probably due to the network provider! I am absolutely happy.

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Answer report comment April 30, 2020, 23:12
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Dasia

From IPhone 7 Plus directly to IPhone Xs is a big jump for me! It takes getting used to. Without fingerprint ( now with Face-ID ) without menu buttons and a little bit heavier …. But in 30 minutes I got used to it. Easy. IPhone Xs is from Designe (I think) better than IPhone 11. Great optic and of course much faster than a 7 Plus that came in years. Front and back are made of bulletproof glass instead of bumpers or covers. Not to hide the look but to protect it at the same time! I am glad to have bought it. It is worth every cent ….

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Answer report comment April 30, 2020, 22:30
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Consumer

After my IPhone SE had passed away, I decided to buy the IPhone X. The IPhone XS scared a little bit from the price at first. But as chance would have it, I am the proud owner of an IPhone XS and I wouldn’t want to miss it anymore. Finally, another favorite MP3 album fits into the memory, you don’t have to delete all your photos all the time (which are collected with child, dog and cats) and the battery lasts the day (like you do). Phone reacts nice and fast and the change was not difficult 🙂 I do not want to give it away anymore

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Answer report comment May 1, 2020, 00:54
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Teresa Bermudez

In former times I was an Android fan, today nothing goes over Apple. The IPhone XS works incredibly fast. The battery lasts despite Facebook, Instagram and and and 2 days! It’s a pity that there are no fingerprints anymore, the face recognition disturbs me a little bit but I guess it’s a matter of habit. I can recommend it with best conscience. The price for the 256GB model is really okay. I can’t understand any of the reviews – my mobile phone has bad reception – that’s probably due to the network provider! I am absolutely happy.

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Answer report comment April 30, 2020, 08:27
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Ken Anderson

I must honestly say that the battery life of an iPhone has never convinced me. This is now completely different with this iPhone XS. Since I neither play games nor watch many videos, I regularly come over 2 days with the battery. The workmanship is of course first class and does not need to be emphasized further. With the color Gild I was not sure at first whether it really fits me. When I held the iPhone in my hands for the first time, I could quickly put this ‘fear’ aside. The color is really great and looks like a ‘skin tone’.

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Answer report comment April 28, 2020, 10:37
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KAREN W.

For a while I switched from Apple to Samsung, because Apple became arrogant to me again for many years. In my eyes the prices were simply not justified. They are still not justified today, you pay hundreds of Euros just for the brand name. However, Samsung and other manufacturers lag behind with the prices of the new models. That is why I decided to buy an iPhone again after a few years. And you just have to admit it – once an Apple fan, always an Apple fan. Apple products are simply foolproof and by far the best quality.

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Iphone XS
Display
Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 5.171 (sunlight)
Iphone XS
CPU
Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)
Iphone XS
Battery
Li-Ion 2658 mAh, non-removable (10.13 Wh)
Iphone XS
Storage
64GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, 512GB 4GB RAM
Iphone XS
Size
5.8 inches, 84.4 cm2 (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Iphone XS
OS
iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 14