September 13, 2018 Bianca Tester

iPhone XS Pre-Orders & Monthly Mobile Plans – What to Expect

Features of the super smart iPhone

“By far the most advanced iPhone we have ever created” a bold statement from Tim Cook. So, what is new? Well, for a start it is featuring an intelligent A12 bionic chip. The smartest chip in any smartphone ever built. Allowing Fluidity and speed in all functions and actions. The best ever depth control for taking images giving a true black for enhanced quality.

It has the most advanced Face ID ever put into a smartphone, use your face as your security to login to Apps and even Pay for things. This is now 40% faster than its predecessor.

Storage Capacity

The highest capacity seen so far with up to 512GB of data storage. As well as a Super retina OLED display, for better resolution & 50% faster graphic performance.

What’s it made of?

The XS is made from high end stainless steel. With a glass back for charging wirelessly and 50% more efficient battery than the iPhone X. Interestingly they have made the phone smaller than previous but the screen larger.

  • iPhone XR: Aluminum body with glass front and back
  • iPhone XS: Stainless steel body with glass back and front
  • iPhone XS Max: Stainless steel body with glass back and front

And the sizes?

  • iPhone XR: 6.1-inch LCD display, Liquid Retina Display pixel density of 326ppi
  • iPhone XS: 5.8-inch OLED display, Super Retina pixel density of 458ppi
  • iPhone XS Max: 6.5-inch OLED display, Super Retina pixel density of 458ppi

What colours do they come in?

  • iPhone XR: Blue, coral, yellow, white, black, Project Red
  • iPhone XS: Gold, silver, space grey
  • iPhone XS Max: Gold, silver, space grey

And the Cameras?

  • iPhone XR: 12-megapixel camera (f1.8), 5X digital zoom, three portrait lighting effects
  • iPhone XS: Dual 12-megapixel camera (f 1.8 wide-angle and f2.4 telephoto), 10x digital zoom, five portrait lighting effects
  • iPhone XS Max: Dual 12-megapixel camera (f 1.8 wide-angle and f2.4 telephoto), 10x digital zoom, five portrait lighting effects

Operating System

Over the last few months the IOS 12 Betas has been available but as from last night the GM (Gold Master) was released for all mobile devices and all Macs.

macOS MojaveWhat about the battery life?

  • iPhone XR: Apple claims it will run 90 minutes longer than the iPhone 8 Plus, the longest-lasting iPhone of 2017
  • iPhone XS: Apple claims it will run 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X
  • iPhone XS Max: Apple claims it will run 90 minutes longer than the iPhone X

 

iPhone XS

Predicting the new iPhone Deals 

With the announcement of the new iPhone XS, XSMAX & XR finally being revealed. most of us are now wondering what the potential monthly payment plans will be. Let’s take a look at what is currently on offer to give an idea of what to expect.

Purchase Price

You can currently purchase an iPhone X from around £999 – £1149 from a couple of places, as Apple have now actually removed sales. So, there is not much in it when you can purchase the XS from £999, the XSMAX from £1099 and the XR from £749.

This gives us hope, that with these similarities, the monthly payment plans that will be offered to us may just be as affordable as the current X plans.

Monthly Plans 

EE are currently offering monthly payment plans for the iPhone X that range between £58 to £73. With upfront costs between £10 to £100 for the handset dependant on storage requirements.

In comparison Vodaphone’s monthly payment costs are between £54 to £79 and upfront costs ranging from £49 to £249.

Looking at other Mobile service providers it appears they are all fairly similar in their contract premiums but the handset costs can be considerably higher from one company to the next.

EE have consistently offered the best deals over the last 12 months in regards to the iPhone X. With the bonus of it also providing the fasted 4G network in the UK. The monthly cost has not budged any lower than around £50 so we are predicting a target monthly deal of around £60 to £65. The upfront cost of the handset an optimistic £100 upwards.

The pre-order is available from 14th September for the XS & XS MAX and available to purchase on 21st September.

The more affordable XR will be available for pre-order from 19th October and for purchase 26th October.

You are most likely to end up paying out £1500 upwards for these new devices, but you can make savings most likely by buying the device outright and purchasing a SIM only deal.

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