Apple iPhone XS Max
Apple iPhone XS Max
- 6.5 Inch super Retina display (OLED) with HDR
- IP68 dust and water resistant (maximum depth of 2 m up to 30 minutes)
- 12MP dual cameras with dual OIS and 7MP True Depth front camera-Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Depth Control, and Smart HDR
- Face ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
- A12 Bionic with next-generation Neural Engine
Super Retina in two sizes - including the largest display ever on an iPhone. Even faster Face ID.The smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone. And a breakthrough dual-camera system. iPhone XS is everything you love about iPhone. Taken to the extreme. Super Retina. In big and bigger. The custom OLED displays on iPhone XS deliver the most accurate colour in the industry, HDR, and true blacks. And iPhone XS Max has our largest display ever on an iPhone. Exceptional materials. The most durable glass ever
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The biggest and best iPhone ever has landed!, 29 Sept. 2018
I have used the phone extensively at the Apple store as well as through my friend who bought one recently.
What's in the box?
• Apart from the phone, Lightning EarPods, Lightning to USB cable, user guide and standard 5W Power Adapter are included.
This screen is very good! Very crisp and vibrant. However, I feel the blacks are not as deeper to the naked eye. The maximum brightness level is very good. This is even more than the closest Android rival Galaxy Note 9. The size of the screen is 6.5 inches diagonally. The resolution is 1242 x 2688 pixels. The notch on the top of the screen may keep people divided.
Very good. In par with the iPhone X /Galaxy Note 9 and probably better than Google Pixel 2 phone. Non-removable back.
Loud and clear. No issues and the stereo speakers are more than adequate. Has NO headphone jack. There is no headphone jack compatible dongle either included, but you can buy it easily.
Very good, no lag at all. Is the 4 GB RAM not adequate? I think it is. I found no lag in how the phone functioned, despite lower RAM compared to the Android counterparts.
Micro SD slot is NOT available. This phone is water and dust (IP68) resistant.
Very good 12MP DUAL lens back camera.Very good photos in good daylight. Good low light photos as well. The front camera is good at 7MP, but could have been better(maybe a front flash next time?) Good for selfies but nothing compared to the back camera. The cameras are identical to iPhone X on paper, but the end results are ever so slightly better and consistent. The low light photos are better because the pixel sizes are bigger.
Apple has 1-year manufacturer's warranty on the phone, and they are pretty good. But then it has to be bought through an authorised reseller. However, if it's fulfilled by Amazon, you would still have a 1-year warranty from Amazon. You can purchase an additional warranty through Apple care.
Very good 3174 mAH battery. There is a quick charge function. But this is not as fast as the dash charge in One plus 5/6. You may notice that all phones which have quick charge, are relatively faster at discharge too. You could easily make one day of use on this if you are a moderate to heavy user.
Runs iOS 12 out of the box, and this runs brilliantly. Apple does the software side of things in a more mature way than Android counterparts including Samsung. The icons per se are much more mature than Samsung. iOS 12 is fluid and very easy to use. But iOS has its restrictions compared to Android, such as not being able to modify easily.
Face ID works well and worked without an issue almost everytime I used it.
No fingerprint sensor is available.
The recommended retail price at present is £999 for the 64GB version of iPhone Xs and £1099 for a 64GB version of iPhone Xs Max, which is very steep. The RRP for the iPhone Xs Max 512GB version is £1449 though, and think before you buy, do you actually need that amount of storage on the phone?
It currently comes in space grey, silver and gold. If you like a clean look, then Space grey is your option. It gives a more official (but probably boring, according to some) look. If you buy the I personally feel the Gold colour is very nicely done and is not gaudy at all.
Dual sim is available through an Esim.
Is there anything else I would have wished the iPhone Xs to have?
1. Headphone jack. This actually may not happen ever. But the truth of the matter is a jacked headphone so easy to use, and does not need re-charging, hence I love it, compared to a Bluetooth headphone
2. Notchless display
3. Bigger battery (yes, 4000mAH next year maybe? :) and faster quick charge function )
4.Slightly better low-light photo performance.
This, or the iPhone X?
iPhone X has been discontinued, so if you want to buy it brand new it won’t be available. But in the second-hand market you could get the iPhone X for about £400 less than Xs max, so if you don’t mind the size, iPhone X may be a good option.
So, you have the iPhone X. Should you buy the iPhone Xs or Xs Max?
On the surface, the iPhone Xs is an incremental upgrade, and you may wonder whether you actually need the iPhone Xs Max.
But the short answer - yes you should probably still upgrade.
1. iPhone Xs has improvements such as slightly faster performance, better water/dust resistance (IP68 vs IP67), better camera for low light photos (see above for details).
2. One year down the line, the iPhone will be valued at around £200 if you want to sell and upgrade to iPhone 2019 (which is about £700 less than the RRP) and at present, there are some good trade- in deals around for the iPhone X. Hence, you probably would give your phone and upgrade for about £350 more, which I feel is reasonable.
3. You will also have the latest tech in your hands!
But, the ultimate decision is yours :)
If you have iPhone 8/8 plus, should you upgrade?
Short answer- yes you should. There is plenty of reason.
Apple iPhone XS Max
|Dimensions||157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm (6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||208 g (7.34 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass, stainless steel frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China|
|- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours|
|Size||6.5 inches, 102.9 cm2 (~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 compliant
- Wide colour gamut display
- 3D Touch display
- True-tone display
- 120 Hz touch-sensing
|OS||iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 12.1|
|Chipset||Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)|
|CPU||Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Internal||64/256/512 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|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.|
|Single||7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)|
|Alert types||Vibration, proprietary ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
COMMUNICATION SET UP
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB||2.0, proprietary reversible connector|
|Sensors||Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||iMessage, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min
- Qi wireless charging
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- iCloud cloud service
- MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
- MP4/H.265 player
- Audio/video/photo editor
- Document editor
|Non-removable Li-Ion 3174 mAh battery|
|Talk time||Up to 25 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 65 h|