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iPhone XS Max Review, Specs, Features and Price

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The iPhone XS Max is the ideal Apple smartphone for its fans who love big screen display. Following the success of the iPhone X, Apple listened to their fans that crave for a big screen phone with the iPhone XS Max. This smartphone features a big 6.5 inch bezel-less OLED display and is the biggest iPhone in the market right now in terms of display size. But the massive display screen isn’t the only interesting thing about this smartphone. Find out more about the device.

iPhone XS Max Design

The design of the XS Max is the same as the iPhone X. The iPhone XS Max is probably one of the slimmest flagship smartphones in the market right now with a 7.7mm thickness. The device features a flat back with tapered edges. The dual rear camera is at the top left corner with the Quad-LED dual-tone flash in-between just like the iPhone X. The top-notch of the iPhone XS Max features Face ID, the earpiece/speaker and the 7MP selfie camera.

The iPhone X has IP67 certification for dust/water resistant. While the XS Max comes with an improved IP68 certification. The iPhone X can be submerged into the 1-metre depth of water for 30 minutes. Whereas, the XS Max with its IP68 can go as deep as 2 metres. The iPhone XS Max features a front and back glass with its frame made up of stainless steel. The device comes in three colour variants of Space Gray, Silver and Gold. And weighs 208 grams, which isn’t too big in relative to other high-end flagship.

iPhone XS Max

Dimensions: 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm
Weight: 208 grams
Build: Front/back glass, stainless steel frame
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – for China
Colours: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5 mm jack: No
– IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

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iPhone XS Max Display

The iPhone XS Max comes with a massive 6.5-inch display, which Apple managed to squeeze inside its 157.5 height & 77.4mm width. The display panel packs a Super AMOLED touchscreen, 1242 x 2688 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 458 PPI density.

Type: OLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.5 inches (84.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1242 x 2688 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (458 PPI density)
Protection: Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
– Dolby Vision
– HDR10
– Wide color gamut
– 3D Touch
– True-tone
– 120 Hz touch-sensing


The iPhone XS Max features a dual 12MP camera sensor of wide and telephoto at the back just like the one you have on the iPhone X. The camera features a smart HDR. The wide primary 12MP sensor features an f/1.8 aperture. Whereas, the telephoto secondary 12MP sensor features an f/2.4 aperture.

At the front, the XS Max features the regular 7MP f/2.2 selfie camera. But unlike the iPhone X, the sensor has a new ISP which improves its speed. Overall, the camera quality of the iPhone XS Max isn’t a big upgrade from the iPhone X but there are still some differences.

iPhone XS Max

Main Camera
Dual: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF + 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
Features: Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video: 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.

Selfie Camera
Single: 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
Features: HDR
Video: 1080p@60fps


Like other new Apple generation smartphones, the XS Max is powered by the A12X Bionic chipset. The chipset features two Vortex cores clocked at 2.5 GHz and four Tempest cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. There is also a new designed four cores of GPU in this chipset, which according to Apple offers 50% higher performance and memory to its predecessor. There’s only one RAM variant for the device, which is the 4GB RAM variant.

Chipset: Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)
CPU: Hexa-core (2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest)
GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Memory: 4GB/64GB, 4GB/256GB, 4GB/512GB
MicroSD: No

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The smartphone runs on iOS 12, which features better DND mode, Screen time feature, new measure app, expanded battery stats and many more. This operating system introduces different appearance option for the face identification unlock.

iPhone XS Max

OS: iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 12.1.4
User Interface: –
Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Features: Siri natural language commands and dictation


A 3,174 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery powers the XS Max. This is the biggest battery capacity ever to power an Apple smartphone. The phone charges with a rather outdated 5V/1A wall charger. It also supports the Qi-compatible Samsung wireless charger.

Type: Non-removable Li-Ion 3174 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 15W: 50% in 30 min
– USB Power Delivery 2.0
– Qi wireless charging


WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC: Yes
Radio: No
USB: 2.0, proprietary reversible connector

iPhone XS Max Price

4GB/64GB: $1,508
4GB/256GB: $1,725
4GB/512GB: $1,820

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