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I queued in line for 3 hours last Friday for the first time. Purchased the XS. It's a super fast phone and while I thought I'd hate FaceID, I actually like that - very seamless experience that just works. Only a couple of times have I had to adjust myself to align with the phone.
The camera however is another thing which makes me sad as I waited past the X for a better camera... It's kind of a real mix. For a regular shot you can get some great photos. But low light performance is not great and I went to a beautiful park this weekend expecting great shots, but found the colors were very washed when taking some beautiful landscape pictures full of many plants. (I got lots of good photos too and portrait is really neat, but landscapes of plants in sunlight just failed) I also think that 12 MP is just too few these days... there's loss of detail when zooming in on a nice landscape photo.
Maybe I'm just too used to a DSLR, or even my old 950xl and expected too much, but this Apple's premium device - I was stepping up from an SE and my phone does not have a camera that is $1000 more than that. (The SE is surprisingly good when light is available.)
Still, I get to enjoy the large vibrant screen and the fact that everything else just flies on the phone. But I'm really hoping that the camera quality on the XS will improve over time given the focus on algorithmic photography.