You’ve probably heard by now about the newest addition to the Apple family, the iPhone XS. But is it worth purchasing? While many people are looking for any reason not to buy the newest model, there are many more reasons why it’s worth the purchase.

Don’t be fooled by the name. The “XS” does not stand for extra small. The screen size of the iPhone XS hasn’t expanded. Like the iPhone X, the display is still 5.8 inches. However, those looking for a larger screen can opt for the XS Max and its 6.5-inch display. The two phones come in the standard colors, plus a new gold option. The pricing for the XS comes in at $999, while the XS Max starts at $1,099.

So, what makes these models so different from previous iPhones? To put it simply, these phones offer the right blend of performance, craftsmanship, and design. For a more in-depth look into why you need the iPhone XS, take a look at the following four reasons below.

1. The Most Powerful Smartphone You Can Buy

Apple’s iPhone XS and its larger sibling the XS Max replace the previous model as the most powerful phone on the market. They’re equipped with a 7-nanometer A12 Bionic chip. This chip has more efficient and much faster CPU cores than others and delivers GPU that’s 50 percent more powerful. This chip isn’t even the most exciting feature of this new launch. The Neural Engine is a next-generation, cutting-edge design that enables the phone to perform about nine times as many operations per second than previous versions.

With this, your phone will launch apps faster and allow Face ID to operate much more quickly. The processing power of these new phones is in a league of its own and something that you truly have to see for yourself.

2. A Beautiful OLED Display

The Super Retina OLED displays of the iPhone XS is amazing. The phone is top of the market for True Tone tech, infinite contrast, and color accuracy. The phone’s display can automatically adjust the white balance depending on the lighting in the room. They’re also made to support HDR10 and Dolby Vision content, so you can stream content that’s compatible with your device.

While the regular XS has the same size display as the previous iPhone model, the XS Max is the biggest display on the Apple market to date. The powerful display paired with the new stereo system offers users a more engaging viewing experience.

3. The Incredible Cameras

The main camera on the iPhone XS is a 12 MP dual camera. It features an innovative image sensor that has larger pixels and a lens that is wide-angle with a f/1.8 aperture. It’s also equipped with a secondary camera sensor that is placed behind a f/2.4 aperture telephoto lens. These sensors each have their own optical image stabilization.

The A12 Bionic chip allows for better image processing. The chip paired with enhanced dynamic range and faster focusing produce superior images. The XS and XS Max also allow users to preview the portrait they’re capturing before it’s even captured. The camera that’s front-facing has also been equipped with enhanced HDR, allowing you to capture the perfect selfie every time.

4. More Durable & Waterproof

Although the new models look almost exactly the same as the old device, their design has been tweaked to offer better durability. The highlights of the design include the stainless steel frame, a glass back that matches the frame, and a display that completely dominates the front of the phone.

The glass that covers the phones has been upgraded. The glass is now more resistant to scratches and is tougher overall. While those are comforting improvements, you should still do what you can to keep your iPhone XS protected.

The water-resistance feature on the new models has also been upgraded. If you buy this phone, your phone will be able to survive up to an hour in seven feet of waters. This doesn’t mean you should dive in the pool with your phone, but it does mean that your phone will be properly protected from spills. 

Wrap Up

The changes to the new iPhone may not seem like much, but the processing power makes it worth every penny. Apple did miss out on some obvious upgrades and changes, but you won’t regret getting this phone. It offers users experiences and features that other phones on the market just can’t beat.