iPhone XS Max VS iPhone XS: These are the two latest flagships from Apple that replaces the iPhone X. Obviously, the difference in name from the iPhone X is the addition of the “S” which is referred to as speed. In this article, we’ll compare the iPhone XS Max with the iPhone XS. What features did Apple upgrade in the iPhone XS to form the iPhone XS Max? Let’s find out together.
iPhone XS Max VS iPhone XS – Design
The design of both devices is pretty much the same. You have the front and back glass, stainless steel frame, top notch with bezel-less display and dual rear camera setup at the top left corner in a horizontal direction. The iPhone XS Max has dimensions of 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm. Whereas the dimensions of the iPhone XS is 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm. Both phones have the same thickness while the iPhone XS is smaller in height and width.
The iPhone XS Max weighs 208 grams, which is bigger than the 177 grams iPhone XS. Both iPhones have an IP68 water resistant up to 2 metres depth in water for 30 minutes. The Space Gray, Silver and Gold colour variants are available for both iPhones.
iPhone XS Max VS iPhone XS – Display
The Max win the show here thanks to its big 6.5 inches Super AMOLED touchscreen. While the iPhone XS comes up short with a 5.8 inches Super AMOLED touchscreen. The big screen on the iPhone XS Max means it has a bigger resolution of 1242 x 2688 pixels. Whereas the iPhone XS display features 1125 x 2436 pixels. Both have a 458 PPI density and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
There is no difference in the camera department between the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS. They both have a dual 12MP camera with wide and telephoto lens. Their selfie camera is the normal Apple‘s 7MP camera sensor with f/1.8 but now able to shoot 4K videos at 60 frames per second.
The A12X Bionic chipset found in both the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS is regarded as one of the fastest smartphone processors. It outscored most Snapdragon 845 powered smartphone like the OnePlus 6, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and LG G7 ThinQ. The storage option is good as you get to pick from the 64GB, 128GB, 512GB or the 1TB.
The software is the same on both devices as they run on iOS 12 with a 4GB RAM. I still feel Apple could have done a lot better with the RAM options of both flagships.
Apple disappoints in the battery capacity of the iPhone XS, which packs a non-removable 2658 mAh battery. They did make up for it in the iPhone XS Max with a non-removable 3174 mAh battery. Both phones support 15W fast battery charger with a 50% charge under 30 minutes.
Price & Verdict
The 4GB/64GB version of the iPhone XS cost around $1,350. While the same memory version on the iPhone XS Max cost around $1,500. The price difference we have here is about $150. Honestly, one is better off buying the iPhone XS Max, which comes with a bigger display and battery life. These two features are definitely worth more than the added $150. Except if you aren’t a fan of the big screen display.