Pushing technology to its limits
BOTH models of the iPhone XS feature dual 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras, with the wide-angle having an ƒ/1.8 aperture and the telephoto an ƒ/2.4 aperture.
The camera features dual optical image stabilisation – something you will notice, as I did, filming while being dragged along by two dogs on a beach.
The Smart HDR promises – and delivers – more highlights and shadow detail in your photos. We put it to the test in bright sunlight environments and lower light indoor shots and were impressed with the work of the faster sensors.
Video bloggers will also be happy to see the iPhone finally records in stereo sound – something that we noticed after shooting underneath a tree full of flying foxes.
iPhone XS uses four built-in microphones to record sound. The speakers are also a big improvement – offering what is described as “wider stereo sound”.
Using crosstalk cancellation, the sound seems to project out from the speakers much further than before, making your mobile Netflix or movie-watching experience more enjoyable.
For the Instagram crowd, the selfie camera on the iPhone XS is one of the best around.
You can use the same portrait lighting feature that is available on the rear camera to separate the subject from the background, without impacting on the overall exposure.
The TrueDepth camera is also fun to use to create Animoji in messages – a great way of customising your look.
Our tech is merging with our personalities.