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Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB) vs Apple iPhone XS (256GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Apple iPhone XS phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone XS XApple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)03Points
Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

7.1mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2691
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
5.8"
AMOLED

1125x2436

12
MP

7.1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2658
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone XS (256GB)

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41 Common items in both devices
NVMe (SSD)
60Hz
16 million
(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP
Quad-LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
+34 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
ModeliPhone 8 Plus (64GB)iPhone XS (256GB)
Other model namesiPhone 8 Plus A1863 (CDMA), iPhone 8+ A1905 (GSM)iPhone Xs A1920, A2097, A2098, A2100
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release date9/22/2017, Announced: 9/12/20179/21/2018, Announced: 9/12/2018
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)78.1 x 158.4 millimeters (3.07 x 6.24 in)70.9 x 143.6 millimeters (2.79 x 5.65 in)
Weight202 grams (7.07 ounces)177 grams (6.2 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
System versioniOS 11iOS 12
Firmware updateiOS 15iOS 15
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A11 Bionic (10nm)64bit - Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)
CPUHexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.39GHz Dual-Core Monsoon
1.6GHz Quad-Core Mistral
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.25GHz Dual-Core Vortex
1.6GHz Quad-Core Tempest
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU (3-Core)Apple GPU (4-Core)
Performance (benchmark)Geekbench: 10037 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 20fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 346379 (v7)
Geekbench: 11472 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 47fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (54GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
256GB (244GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~67.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)1125x2436 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI463 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glass
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Display features625nits[typ]
Oleophobic coating
3D Touch
625nits[typ]
Dolby Vision/HDR10

📶 Mobile networks

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900/2100 (A1863 model), GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkA1863 model:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
A1905 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
All models:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
A2100 model:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16
VoLTE
A1920/A2100 models:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14, 17, 18, 19,20,25,26,29,30,32,66,71)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40, 41,46)
A2097 model:
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, 41,46)
A2098 model:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,11,12,13,14, 17, 18, 19, 20,21,25,26,28,29,30,66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40, 41,42,46)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.81/3.6"57mm
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MPf/2.452mm1.0µm
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashQuad-LED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@240fpsfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Front camera (secondary)7.1 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3072x2304 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length32mm lens32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
LoudspeakerStereo soundSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF

🔌 Connectivity

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio outputproprietary audio outputproprietary audio output
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2691 mAh2658 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomy21 hours20 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- AirDrop, iCloud, FaceTime, Siri
- NFC Apple Pay only
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Face ID
- 3D Touch
- AirDrop, iCloud, FaceTime, Siri
- Apple Pay
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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