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Here's How the New iPhone Xs and iPhone Xr Stack Up Against the iPhone X

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Finally, after months of rumors and speculation, Apple lifted the veil on its lineup of new iPhones on Wednesday. The iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr are the company's latest handsets and come loaded with upgrades and new features. Comparing the new iterations of iPhone to last year's should present several questions, however. Are the differences in battery storage, size, LCD vs OLED- screens and all the colors meaningful enough to justify dropping hundreds, if not a thousand dollars to upgrade? 

We took a close look at some of the most important features that set each of the available iPhones apart, including storage sizes, prices, display sizes, battery life estimates, camera specifications and more. Of course, these aren't the only things you should consider when shopping for a device you'll be attached to for at least the next year, but these details should serve as a good start. With any luck, you'll have your mind made up before pre-orders begin.

iPhone Xs

Storage & Prices: 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB starting at $999 for 64GB.
Battery Life: Up to 30 minutes longer than iPhone X, according to the company.
Display Size: 5.8-inch OLED display.
Camera Specs: Dual-lens 12 megapixel, wide-angel camera and a 12 megapixel, telephoto camera. It's equipped with a "Smart HDR" that automatically takes multiple images and combines them to create excellent exposure. The company calls it a "new era of photography." 
Front-Facing Camera Specs: TrueDepth camera with advanced FaceID.
Color Options: Silver, space gray, gold.

iPhone Xs Max

Storage & Prices: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB, starting at $1099 for 64GB.
Battery Life: Up to 90 minutes longer than iPhone X, according to the company.
Display Size: 6.5-inch OLED display, which is "the largest display ever on an iPhone," per Apple. 
Camera Specs: Dual-lens 12 megapixel, wide-angel camera and a 12 megapixel, telephoto camera. It's equipped with a "Smart HDR" that automatically takes multiple images and combines them to create excellent exposure. The company says its TrueDepth camera system is ushering in a "new era of photography." 
Front-Facing Camera Specs: TrueDepth camera with advanced FaceID, in addition to 4K video and a slew of other specs. 
Color Options: Silver, space gray, gold.

iPhone Xr

Storage & Prices: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, starting at $749 for 64GB. 
Battery Life: 90 minutes more per day than the iPhone 8 Plus
Display Size: 6.1-inch liquid retina, LCD display. There's no home button, so you'll have to swipe up to open the device, like the original iPhone X
Camera Specs: Single-lens 12 megapixel, wide-angle and TrueDepth camera system similar to the iPhone Xs and Xs Max. 
Front-Facing Camera Specs: TrueDepth camera with advanced FaceID.
Color Options: Black, white, red, yellow, coral, blue.

That's how the company's newest slate of phones stacks up. Here's a quick refresher on how the 2017 models -- iPhone X (discontinued), iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus -- compare in the same categories:

iPhone X

Storage & Prices: No longer available. 
Battery Life: 21 hours of talk time, 12 hours of internet use, 13 hours of video playback, 60 hours of audio playback
Display Size: 5.8 inches, Super Retina Display
Camera Specs: 12MP with wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Front-Facing Camera Specs: 7MP TrueDepth Camera with Portrait Mode and Animoji
Color Options: Silver, space gray

iPhone 8

Storage & Prices: 64GB ($599) or 256GB ($799) 
Battery Life: 14 hours of talk time, 12 hours of internet use, 13 hours of video playback, 40 hours of audio playback
Display Size: 4.7 inches, Retina Display
Camera Specs: 12MP
Front-Facing Camera Specs: 7MP FaceTime HD Camera
Color Options: Silver, space gray, gold, red

iPhone 8 Plus

Storage & Prices: 64GB ($699) or 256GB ($849)
Battery Life: 21 hours of talk time, 13 hours of internet use, 14 hours of video playback, 60 hours of audio playback 
Display Size: 5.5 inches, Retina Display
Camera Specs: 12MP with wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Front-Facing Camera Specs: 7MP FaceTime HD Camera
Color Options: Silver, space gray, gold, red 

Check back for more updates on everything you need to know about Apple’s 2018 iPhone announcements, including the differences between all three new iPhonesthe new color options, when you can pre-order them, how much they’ll cost, the new iPhone sizes, info about iOS12 and more. 

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