Dell XPS 13 9305 vs. Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320: Full specs comparison

The following is a comprehensive comparison of the Dell XPS 13 9305 and Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 specifications, including details on CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Dell XPS 13 9305 Pros

Reasons that Dell XPS 13 9305 is better than Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320.

Has four more ports and slots

Dell XPS 13 9305 has more ports and slots count than the Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320. It has six versus two amount of ports and slots on the Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320.

PortsDell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320
headphone jackYesNo
lock slotYesNo
microSD card slotYesNo
Thunderbolt 4Yes x2Yes x2
USB-CYesNo
Total62
More versatile connectivity

Dell XPS 13 9305 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320. It has four versus one commonly used port and slot on the Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320.

PortsDell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320
Thunderbolt 4YesYes
headphone jackYesNo
microSD card slotYesNo
USB-CYesNo

Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 Pros

Reasons that Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 is better than Dell XPS 13 9305.

Newer manufacturing

2022 vs. 2021

Much faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1280P inside Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 has a 129% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-1165G7 inside Dell XPS 13 9305.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 - Intel Core i7-1280P
10,304
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 - Intel Core i7-1270P
9,328
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 - Intel Core i7-1260P
9,170
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 - Intel Core i5-1240P
7,240
Dell XPS 13 9305 - Intel Core i7-1165G7
4,487
Dell XPS 13 9305 - Intel Core i5-1135G7
3,980
Dell XPS 13 9305 - Intel Core i3-1115G4
2,445
Supports larger memory

Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 supports a larger memory capacity than the Dell XPS 13 9305. It supports up to 32GB versus 16GB of system memory on the Dell XPS 13 9305.

Max system memory size
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320
32 GB
Dell XPS 13 9305
16 GB
Supports faster memory

Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 supports a faster memory speed than the Dell XPS 13 9305. It supports up to 5200MHz versus 4267MHz of system memory on the Dell XPS 13 9305.

Memory type and speed
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 - LPDDR5
5,200 MHz
Dell XPS 13 9305 - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

Dell XPS 13 9305 Price
Dell XPS 13 9305 Laptop - 13.3-inch FHD (1920x1080) Display, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Killer Wi-Fi 6 with Service, Windows 11 Home - Silver
Dell XPS 13 9305 Laptop - 13.3-inch FHD (1920x1080) Display, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Killer Wi-Fi 6 with Service, Windows 11 Home - Silver
By Dell
$1,149.00
Dell XPS 9305 Laptop PC 13.3 inch FHD Laptop Notebook PC, Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor, 16GB Ram, 512GB NVMe SSD, Webcam, Thunderbolt, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 9305 Laptop PC 13.3 inch FHD Laptop Notebook PC, Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor, 16GB Ram, 512GB NVMe SSD, Webcam, Thunderbolt, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$599.99
Dell AC Adapter For XPS 13 (9305)
Dell AC Adapter For XPS 13 (9305)
By Dell
$22.00
$59.99 63% OFF
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 Price
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 13.4" Touchscreen Notebook - Full HD Plus - 1920 x 1200 - Intel Core i7 12th Gen i7-1260P Dodeca-core (12 Core) - Intel Evo Platform - Total RAM - 16 GB On-Board Memory -
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 13.4" Touchscreen Notebook - Full HD Plus - 1920 x 1200 - Intel Core i7 12th Gen i7-1260P Dodeca-core (12 Core) - Intel Evo Platform - Total RAM - 16 GB On-Board Memory -
By Dell
$1,362.99
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9000 9320 13.4" Touchscreen Notebook - 3.5K - 3456 x 2160 - Intel Core i7 13th Gen i7-1360P Dodeca-core (12 Core) - Intel Evo Platform - 16 GB Total RAM - 16 GB On-Board Memory - 512
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9000 9320 13.4" Touchscreen Notebook - 3.5K - 3456 x 2160 - Intel Core i7 13th Gen i7-1360P Dodeca-core (12 Core) - Intel Evo Platform - 16 GB Total RAM - 16 GB On-Board Memory - 512
By Dell
$1,599.00
$1,692.00 5% OFF
DELL XPS 13 Plus Laptop, 13.4" 4K UHD OLED Touchscreen, Intel Core i7-1260P, Zero-Lattice Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, Killer Wi-Fi 6E, Win 11, w Backpack (16GB DDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD)
DELL XPS 13 Plus Laptop, 13.4" 4K UHD OLED Touchscreen, Intel Core i7-1260P, Zero-Lattice Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, Killer Wi-Fi 6E, Win 11, w Backpack (16GB DDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD)
By Dell
$1,499.00

Availability

Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320
Released20212022
Release DateAvailable in February 2021
  • Announced on January 4, 2022 (CES 2022).
  • Available worldwide in Spring 2022.
Applicable Models-
  • Dell XPS 13 9320
  • Dell XPS 13 Plus
  • 2022 Dell XPS 13 Plus
Generations

Exterior

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Size Comparison
Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320
Dimensions11.88 x 7.84 x 0.31 - 0.46 in (301.76 x 199.24 x 7.80 - 11.63mm)11.63” x 7.84” x 0.60” (295.3 x 199.04 x 15.28 mm)
Weight2.84 lbs (1.29 kg)Starting at 2.73 lbs (1.24 kg)
ColorsPlatinum silver with black carbon fiber interior
Platinum Graphite
Keyboard and Trackpad
  •  Full-size backlit keyboard.
  • 4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 60 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
  • Keyboard
    • Full-size zero-lattice keyboard with backlit key.
    • 1.0 mm key travel.
    • Capacitive touch function.
  • Touchpad
    • Seamless glass touchpad with haptic ForcePad that responds to the touch.
    • Supports multi-touch gestures.
Chasis Information-
  • CNC machined aluminum with glass palm rest in graphite
  • CNC machined aluminum with glass palm rest in platinum

Display

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Size13.3 Inches13.4 Inches
Info
  • 13.3-inch FHD
    1920 x 1080 166 PPI 60Hz 1000:1 400 nits 100% sRGB 2.90 W Anti-glare Non-touch
  • 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen 
    1920 x 1080 166 PPI 60Hz 1000:1 400 nits 100% sRGB 2.90 W Anti-glare Anti-reflective Touch support
  • 13.3-inch 4K UHD touchscreen 
    3840 x 2160 331 PPI 60Hz 1000:1 400 nits 100% sRGB 5.41 W Anti-glare Anti-reflective Touch support
  • 13.4” FHD+
    1920 x 1200, 169 PPI, 60 Hz, 2000:1, 500 nits, 100% sRGB, Anti-glare, Non-touch support.
  • 13.4” FHD+ Touch
    1920 x 1200, 169 PPI, 60 Hz, 2000:1, 500 nits, 100% sRGB, 0.3% anti-reflective, anti-smudge, touch support.
  • 13.4” 3.5K OLED Touch
    3456 x 2160, 304 PPI, 60 Hz, 100,000:1, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3, DisplayHDR™ 500, 0.5% anti-reflective, anti-smudge, touch support, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 7.
  • 13.4” 4K UHD+ Touch
    3840 x 2400, 338 PPI, 60 Hz, 1650:1, 400 nits, 90% DCI-P3, DisplayHDR™ 400, 0.3% anti-reflective, anti-smudge, touch support.
  • All panels
    InfinityEdge, Dolby Vision™, Eyesafe® technology, 178° wide viewing angle +/- 89° / 89° / 89° / 89°

Ports

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Dell XPS 13 9305 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (3)
  • 1 x lock slot
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, DisplayPort, Power Delivery
Right (3)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (1)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
Right (1)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery

Internal Specs

Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.00 → 4.10 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 28W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1240P
    12 cores, 16 threads, 1.70 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1260P
    12 cores, 16 threads, 2.10 → 4.70 GHz, 18MB SmartCache, 28W
  3. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1270P
    12 cores, 16 threads, 2.20 → 4.80 GHz, 18MB SmartCache, 28W
  4. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1280P
    14 cores, 20 threads, 1.80 → 4.80 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 28W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 400 → 1250 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1240P
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1260P
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1400 MHz
  3. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1270P
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1400 MHz
  4. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1280P
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1450 MHz
Memory
8GB 16GB
4267 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR4x SDRAM
8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
5200MHz LPDDR5 128-bit dual-channel memory.
Onboard memory.
Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2 TB
M.2 2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.
  • 256GB
    PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD
  • 512GB 1TB 2TB
    PCIe Gen 4 x4 SSD

Connectivity

Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320
Wi-FiRivet Killer AX1650W
Up to 2400 Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E 1675 (AX211)
Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac), WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
BluetoothRivet Killer AX1650W › Bluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.2

Battery

Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320
Size52 Wh 
4-cell smart lithium-ion
55 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 12 hours on FHD panel-
Power Supply45 W USB (Type-C) power adapter 
20 VDC/2.25A, 15 VDC/3A, 9 VDC/3A, 5VDC/3A
60 W USB (Type-C) power adapter 
Supports Express Charge 2.0 that gets your laptop to about 80% battery life in less than an hour.

Software

Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
  • Windows 11
    Home Pro
  • Ubuntu 20.04
    On Developer Edition models.
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial

Camera & Audio

Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320
CameraFront-facing camera
Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3271-CG with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • Two speakers (2.5W x 2 = 4W peak)
  •  4 digital array microphones
  • Studio quality tuning with Waves MaxxAudio Pro and Waves Nx® 3D audio
  • 4 x Speakers (8W peak)
  • 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack with 360-degree Waves NX 3D virtual surround with head-tracking via headphones
  • Dual microphone array powered by Waves MaxxVoice Pro supporting VoIP – Microsoft Cortana capable

Misc

Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
  • Windows Hello Facial Recognition
  • Fingerprint reader
Warranty-1 year warranty

Key Features

Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320
At Glance
Released in Early
2021
16:9 4K UHD
13.3”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
2.84 lb
1.29 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4C/8T, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,374
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,487
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Dell XPS 13 9305 Ports
Released in Early
2022
16:10 3.5K
13.4”
2160p OLED
Weight
2.73 lb
1.24 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1280P
14C/20T, 1.80 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,538
Single Core
Geekbench 5
10,304
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1450 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
5200 MHz LPDDR5
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 Ports

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