What is SIM Free?
You'll receive the iPhone Unlocked without having to commit to any network, leaving you free to decide which SIM card to use in the device. This gives you the opportunity to find the most suitable plan, whether that’s contract or pay-as-you-go, throughout the lifetime of the phone. You also have the option to add a foreign SIM card, so you can use the iPhone overseas.
2 years' Added Care for your Sim Free Mobile (accidental damage cover)
All electrical products you buy from us are guaranteed for a minimum of 2 years, at no extra cost. With Added Care, you'll enjoy the same benefits for a period of up to 5 years, while also adding further benefits not included in the original guarantee. More about Added Care
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The most refined iPhone design yet, the iPhone XS is available features a 5.8” OLED screen, with a powerful A12 processor and pin-sharp 428 pixels per inch screen density. The custom-built OLED panel provides industry leading colour accuracy, true blacks, and remarkable brightness and contrast. There’s a new level of water resistance too, with a highly durable glass screen to resist scratches.
Out with the old
The iPhone XS features a sumptuous 5.8” OLED Super Retina Display. To give an uninterrupted front display, Apple has done away with the Home button; technophobes need not worry, however – thanks to Face ID, it takes just a glance to unlock your phone or a gentle swipe up to access features.
Designed for living
iPhone XS is rated IP86 for water resistance, meaning it’s water resistant up to 2 metres for 30 minutes and is sealed with a precision-fitted surgical-grade stainless steel band. The glass covering the screen is also highly resistant to scratches, so you can just get on with using the device as intended.
The A12 Bionic chip is a six-core CPU powerhouse, which gives you fantastic performance as well as energy efficiency. With Apple’s next-generation Neural Engine, it uses real-time machine leaning to transform the way you use your apps. It’s up to 15% faster and 50% more energy efficient than the previous generation A11 chip. The 4 core Graphics Processing Unit is up to 50% faster than the A11 chip when using visually demanding apps, like games and video editing. /p>
Thanks to its improved 12-megapixel, wide-angle and telephoto cameras and faster sensor, your iPhone XS is even better at shooting photos and videos. Using Apple’s Image Signal Processor and the A12 chip’s Neural Engine, it unlocks new creative possibilities. Features include Smart HDR, bringing more highlight and shadow details to your photos; Bokeh background blur for standout portrait shots, and all-new Depth Control to adjust the depth of field after the photo has been taken. Additionally, you can shoot 4K video up to 60 frames per second (fps) and 1080p slow motion up to 240fps.
Designed to make your iPhone experience faster and more responsive, iOS 12 makes it faster to do everyday tasks - for example, swiping to camera is up to 70% faster than previous iPhones, and the keyboard displays up to 50% faster than previous models. You can FaceTime with up to 32 people at once, with tiles that automatically expand as people talk. There’s smarter ways to manage notifications and settings, intelligent shortcuts to pair your daily routine with the apps you use, and better privacy management when browsing the web.
Thanks to iOS 12 and iCloud, you can connect your Apple products automatically and make your everyday tasks easier. For example, stream videos from your iPhone XS to your television via your Apple TV 4K; everything's synced, so all your devices have the latest information.
What is augmented reality?
AR can cleverly merge information and digital objects with the environment around you, directly onto your phone screen. (If you’ve ever played or seen Pokémon Go, you have experienced AR already.) When looking at your phone screen, this ingenious technology enables you to see (for example) handy navigation arrows on a street – aiding you towards a set location or you could view and then shoot virtual aliens as they invade your living room.
iOS12 is compatible with ARKit 2, unlocking more immersive AR experiences for app developers. AR objects can now be sent with Messages and Mail and viewed in the real world, while a new AR app called Measure helps you measure real-world objects just by pointing your camera at them.
What is SIM free?
You'll receive the iPhone without having to commit to any network, leaving you free to decide which SIM card to use in the device. This gives you the opportunity to find the most suitable plan, whether that’s contract or pay-as-you-go, throughout the lifetime of the phone. You also have the option to add a foreign SIM card, so you can use the device overseas.
Additional information: manufacturers often update their Operating System (OS) software over the course of a device’s lifespan – this means that your product might ship with a more advanced OS than specified.
- Accessories Included
- EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
- Band Type
Where your phone can be used around the world: Dual = Europe; Tri = plus N America and the Caribbean; Quad = plus Japan
- Quad Band
- Battery Life (Talk-time)
- Up to 20 hours (wireless)
- Bluetooth Enabled
Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
- Yes - 5.0
- Camera (front-facing)
Used for making video calls
- 7 megapixel camera, 1080p HD video recording, Retina Flash, f/2.2 aperture, Auto HDR
- Camera (rear-facing)
A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
- 12 megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras, Wide-angle: f/1.8 aperture, Telephoto: f/2.4 aperture, Digital zoom up to 10x, Dual optical image stabilisation, Six-element lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync, Panorama (up to 63MP)
- Care instructions
- Water and dust Resistant - rated IP68 (maximum depth of 2 metres up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529
- Cellular Generation
- H143.6 x W70.9 x D7.7mm
- Super Retina HD display, All-screen OLED Multi-Touch display, 3 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
- Hard drive
Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
- Location Services
- Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS, Digital compass, iBeacon micro-location
- Memory (RAM)
Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
- Memory Card Slots
Memory Card Slots
A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
- NFC enabled
Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
- Operating System Filter
- Operating system
Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
- Apple iOS 12
- Pixels Per Inch (PPI)
Pixels Per Inch (PPI)
The resolution of an image within a certain space. The more pixels per inch, the higher the detail on the screen.
- 458 PPI
Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
- A12 Bionic chip with Next-generation Neural Engine
- iPhone XS 256GB
- SIM Card Type
SIM Card Type
The size of SIM card required
- Screen Resolution
Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
- 2436 x 1125 pixels
- Screen size
- Face ID, Barometer, three-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
- Touch Screen
- Wireless networking
- Wi-Fi- 802.11ac with MIMO
- Standard delivery within 5 working days (in time for Christmas)
- Next or named day delivery
- Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
- International delivery
- Not available
- Find out how we may still help you
- Click & collect
- Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops from 2pm tomorrow
- Collect+ from a local shop from tomorrow
- Returning an item
If you’ve changed your mind about keeping your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase and we’ll exchange or refund it. Unless faulty, this should be within 35 days of receiving your order. By original condition, we’d expect this to mean that you’ve kept packaging and labels, and that the item is undamaged and unused.
You can return for free in the UK via John Lewis and Waitrose Shops, Royal Mail, Collect+ or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454
You’ll find returns information on your delivery note. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy