Compare the iPhone 15 Pro vs iPhone Xs

iPhone 15 Pro vs iPhone Xs

iPhone 15 vs iPhone Xs: The Evolution of the iPhone and Why Certified Pre-Owned from Plug Makes Sense


Apple's iPhone lineup has evolved significantly over the years, offering consumers newer, more advanced features with each release. The iPhone 15 represents the pinnacle of Apple's smartphone technology, but how does it compare to a classic like the iPhone Xs? In this article, we'll explore the key differences between these two models and highlight why certified pre-owned devices from Plug can offer incredible value.

Design and Build

iPhone 15

  • Aluminum and glass design
  • Ceramic Shield front cover
  • IP68 water and dust resistance

iPhone Xs

  • Stainless steel and glass design
  • Glass front and back
  • IP68 water and dust resistance

The iPhone 15 sports a more modern and durable design with the incorporation of a Ceramic Shield front cover. Both phones have IP68 water and dust resistance, but the materials used have improved over time.


iPhone 15

  • 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Wide Color (P3)

iPhone Xs

  • 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display
  • HDR10 and Wide Color (P3)

The iPhone 15 offers a larger and more vibrant display, thanks to the advanced Super Retina XDR technology, as opposed to the Super Retina OLED on the iPhone Xs.


iPhone 15

  • A16 Bionic chip
  • 6-core CPU
  • 5-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine

iPhone Xs

  • A12 Bionic chip
  • 6-core CPU
  • 4-core GPU
  • 8-core Neural Engine

There is a significant performance gap between the two devices, with the iPhone 15 featuring the latest A16 Bionic chip that delivers faster speeds, better graphics, and improved machine learning capabilities.

Camera System

iPhone 15

  • Triple camera setup with enhanced computational photography features
  • Night mode on all lenses

iPhone Xs

  • Dual camera setup with limited computational photography features
  • No night mode

The iPhone 15's camera is far more advanced, with extra lenses and computational photography capabilities that outshine the older iPhone Xs.

Battery Life

The iPhone 15 boasts superior battery life due to the energy-efficient A16 chip, offering a full day of usage compared to the shorter battery lifespan of the iPhone Xs.

Why Choose Certified Pre-Owned from Plug?

  1. Affordability: Save money by choosing a device that's been carefully refurbished.
  2. Quality Assurance: Every pre-owned device is rigorously tested for quality.
  3. Warranty: Plug offers warranties to give you peace of mind.
  4. Sustainability: Choosing a pre-owned device is eco-friendly.


While the iPhone 15 outperforms the iPhone Xs in virtually every category, the Xs still remains a reliable smartphone for day-to-day use. If you're looking to upgrade but are concerned about cost, consider purchasing a certified pre-owned device from Plug. You can get a high-quality, tested, and warranty-backed iPhone Xs or even a newer model, all while saving money and making a sustainable choice.

Keep an eye out for more blog posts on the benefits of opting for certified pre-owned electronics from Plug!