You are probably wondering if the XS, not being the only all-screen device on the block, is still the iPhone to buy. After all, with a hefty price tag of $999 minimum, we're talking about a serious amount of money to spend on a phone.
The latest iPhone looks exactly the same as the iPhone X to say the least, so if your priority is design, don't bother. Maintaining the same look is not necessarily a bad thing. The iPhone X was groundbreaking in many ways: a large, beautiful screen, no home button, and a luxurious feel to the touch.
The 5.8in OLED screen is a true marvel, it makes gaming, watching videos or looking back at your pics a wonderful experience The speakers underwent some upgrade too, and are now louder.
In terms of how it handles, the XS is slightly heavier than the phone it replaces (3g), and 9g heavier than its main competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S9. It is, however, very thin, at 7.7mm, which makes it easy to pocket and use with one hand.