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Think you know the iPhone XS? It's only when you peer at Apple's new iPhone through a macro lens that you can easily appreciate the handset's design and elements. We take you on a tour of this phone, part by part.

The dual camera system is seen here at close range. The stellar compilation of wide angle and telephoto lenses take exceptional photos, not to mention 4K video at 60fps.

ReadCNET's camera comparison between the XS and the iPhone X

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Before we dive in, take a look at the iPhone XS in its entirety. It has a 5.8-inch screen with a notch, a "Super Retina" OLED display and that front-facing camera with Face ID to unlock the phone.

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A flash isn't just one smooth circle. You can really see all the parts that go into making it.

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Look closely and you can see the pixels on the display. The 458ppi pixel density makes for a strong picture, but is a little lower than phones like the Galaxy Note 9.

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Most people don't see their screens this close up.

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When you think about it, a nano-SIM card holds a lot of power for a tiny part of the phone.

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The left side view of the XS shows an antenna band, ring/silent button and a portion of the volume-up button.

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One of the few remaining mechanical buttons on the iPhone, the ring/silent switch allows you to turn the ringer on from silent mode or turn it completely off. Most Android phones don't have an equivalent.

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You can see the microphone holes with their cross-hatched grills.

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The cross-hatched speaker and mic holes, a total of nine on the iPhone XS (and 10 on the Max XS), are clearly visible here, along with Apple's Lightning charger port.

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Here's the iconic symbol up close.

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Try fitting a water drop inside the Apple logo. It took a few passes for me to accomplish this slippery test.

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You can really see the raised mounting of the dual camera system here.

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iPhones are known for their seamless construction and curvy, ergonomically shaped edges.

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The silvery trim is highly reflective.

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Quick, how many pins are on the Lightning charger cable? Up close, you can easily see that it's eight.

ReadHow to tell if your Apple Lightning cable is fake

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The other end of the Lighting charging cable connects to a USB-A port.

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When you plug the cable into a charging brick, this is where it's going. 

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I's worth peering closely at the front-facing camera lens (hello, Face ID) and the detail on the earpiece.

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Here it takes on a hazy quality.

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There's no doubt that the iPhone XS is a beautifully-made device.

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Read CNET's full iPhone XS review for all the good and bad that this $1,000 phone has to offer.

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