iPhone XS screen size and protection

Welcome to the big screen

The iPhone XS features the same stunning edge-to-edge display that Apple introduced with the game-changing iPhone X. Advanced face-recognition technology allowed them to do away with the bezel, meaning hardly any space is wasted. Almost the entire front of your iPhone XS is covered by the impressive OLED screen.

With a phone as sleek and stylish as an iPhone XS, it’s important to look after the screen. Let’s face it, a cracked screen is harder to use. And it’s not a good look to bring out a damaged phone in front of customers or clients. So in this handy guide, you’ll find the full screen specs, and advice on protecting and caring for one of your phone’s most important features.

The basics – iPhone XS screen size and resolution

Measured corner-to-corner, the iPhone XS has a 5.8-inch screen. If you want an even larger screen, the iPhone XS Max measures up at 6.5 inches. Alternatively, the iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch screen, although it doesn’t have as many of the features as the two XS models.

iPhone XS display features

  • Super Retina HD display
  • 5.8‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED Multi‑Touch display
  • HDR display
  • 2436‑by-1125‑pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • True Tone display
  • Wide colour display (P3)
  • 3D Touch
  • 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

iPhone XS screen protectors

The screen of your iPhone XS is made of the most durable glass to ever feature in a smartphone. However, accidents will always happen. So if you work in a challenging environment, or even if you’re a little clumsy, it makes sense to get a screen protector.

A quick search on the internet will bring up a range of screen protectors. At one end of the scale, adhesive screen guards protect your display from knocks and scratches. They won’t protect your iPhone from large knocks or drops, but they don’t detract from its sleek design.

At the other end of the scale, you can opt for a flip-front phone case. Often made from leather, these cases resemble pocket books and may feature handy compartments for credit cards and cash. And although they hide the signature good looks of your iPhone XS, they’ll protect it from much harsher treatment.

iPhone XS screen replacement and repair

If the worst should happen, and you’ve damaged your screen, how do you go about getting it fixed?

Well, no matter how tempting the repair price might be, don’t take your iPhone XS to the phone shop in your local arcade. They won’t use genuine parts, there’s no guarantee they’ll do the job properly, and if your phone’s still under manufacturer’s warranty, you’ll invalidate it straight away.

Always get your iPhone screen repaired by Apple. That way, you know they’ll use genuine parts, the work will be guaranteed, and your iPhone will still be dust- and water-resistant.

For added peace of mind, you can protect your iPhone XS Screen with business phone insurance from EE. So if you break your screen, you’ll get it repaired at a fraction of the cost, and be back online in no time.

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