Apple iPhone Xs Max

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9/10
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The Apple iPhone Xs Max currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 21 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
iOS
Processor
2.49 GHz
Screen Size
6.5"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Apple Insider

The iPhone XS Max is an amazing device, packed with loads of technology in very much the same way the original iPhone was. It is a phone without hardware compromise, with an equally uncompromising price.

- Andrew O'Hara, Apple Insider
iPhone Hacks

Yes, you’ll find Apple’s XS Max purchase price gut wrenching, to say the least, but after this shock you’ll settle into a pocket computer experience for the next two or more years that will make it all seem more than worthwhile.

- Steve Litchfield, iPhone Hacks
TechRadar

Apple finally delivers an iPhone with a huge screen, and for movie-watching, game-playing fans the iPhone XS Max is an exciting new addition to the range. It certainly costs a lot, but if you can get past the price (which many won't be able to) the XS Max offers up a super, supersized experience.

- Gareth Beavis, TechRadar
Engadget

For better or worse, the iPhone XS Max is just a massive iPhone XS. That's great in some ways: its 6.5-inch display is fantastic for watching videos and lining up photos, and there's a much better battery here, too. That said, only a few app and services so far make meaningful use of all this extra...

- Chris Velazco, Engadget
Expert Reviews

It’s early days yet for the iPhone Xs Max. I haven’t had the phone for a huge amount of time just yet, so inevitably my thoughts and feelings about it may evolve. But from what I’ve seen so far, I’ve been impressed with it. It’s the fastest iPhone ever and the biggest, too. The cameras are excellent...

- Jonathan Bray, Expert Reviews


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Apple released the iPhone Xs Max on September 21, 2018.


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Apple backs up the iPhone Xs Max with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.5"

The Apple iPhone Xs Max's screen size is 6.5 inches with 1242 x 2688 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.49 GHz

There is a Apple A12 Bionic Hexa core 2.49 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the iOS 12 operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 7+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/256/512 GB

Internal memory is 64/256/ 512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3174mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3174 mAh battery. Apple's performance ratings are 1500 minutes, 780 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

iPhone Xs Max Specs

Overview
Release date September 21, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/850/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System iOS 12

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Processor Apple A12 Bionic Hexa core 2.49 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/256/ 512 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.16 W/kg
Body: 1.17 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3174 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 900 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 780 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1500 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Stainless steel
Colors Gold, Space Gray, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.7 x 7.7 x 0.8 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 208 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1242 x 2688 pixels
Pixel density 458 pixels
Size 6.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
2x optical, 10x digital
Flash
Yes (Quad LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Red-eye reduction, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera, f/2.4), HDR, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
7+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 60 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, RTF, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, HTML
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Apple Insider

What Apple has always promised the iPhone could be

from Apple Insider

The iPhone XS Max is an amazing device, packed with loads of technology in very much the same way the original iPhone was. It is a phone without hardware compromise, with an equally uncompromising price.

Read full review

The iPhone XS Max is an amazing device, packed with loads of technology in very much the same way the original iPhone was. It is a phone without hardware compromise, with an equally uncompromising price.

Read full review

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iPhone Hacks

Sumptuously made and finished

from iPhone Hacks

Yes, you’ll find Apple’s XS Max purchase price gut wrenching, to say the least, but after this shock you’ll settle into a pocket computer experience for the next two or more years that will make it all seem more than worthwhile.

Read full review

Yes, you’ll find Apple’s XS Max purchase price gut wrenching, to say the least, but after this shock you’ll settle into a pocket computer experience for the next two or more years that will make it all seem more than worthwhile.

Read full review

Less

TechRadar

Apple's biggest, priciest iPhone ever

from TechRadar

Apple finally delivers an iPhone with a huge screen, and for movie-watching, game-playing fans the iPhone XS Max is an exciting new addition to the range. It certainly costs a lot, but if you can get past the price (which many won't be able to) the XS Max offers up a super, supersized experience.

Read full review

Apple finally delivers an iPhone with a huge screen, and for movie-watching, game-playing fans the iPhone XS Max is an exciting new addition to the range. It certainly costs a lot, but if you can get past the price (which many won't be able to) the XS Max offers up a super, supersized experience.

Read full review

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Engadget

Top-tier performance

from Engadget

For better or worse, the iPhone XS Max is just a massive iPhone XS. That's great in some ways: its 6.5-inch display is fantastic for watching videos and lining up photos, and there's a much better battery here, too. That said, only a few app and services so far make meaningful use of all this ext...More

For better or worse, the iPhone XS Max is just a massive iPhone XS. That's great in some ways: its 6.5-inch display is fantastic for watching videos and lining up photos, and there's a much better battery here, too. That said, only a few app and services so far make meaningful use of all this extra screen space. Beyond that, it’s simply going to be too much phone for some people to use comfortably with one hand.

Read full review

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Expert Reviews

Apple's high roller is just a touch too pricey

from Expert Reviews

It’s early days yet for the iPhone Xs Max. I haven’t had the phone for a huge amount of time just yet, so inevitably my thoughts and feelings about it may evolve. But from what I’ve seen so far, I’ve been impressed with it. It’s the fastest iPhone ever and the biggest, too. The cameras...More

It’s early days yet for the iPhone Xs Max. I haven’t had the phone for a huge amount of time just yet, so inevitably my thoughts and feelings about it may evolve. But from what I’ve seen so far, I’ve been impressed with it. It’s the fastest iPhone ever and the biggest, too. The cameras are excellent, particularly for video, and the battery life is great. Again, it’s not best in class, but it’s the best battery life in an iPhone for a long, long while.

Read full review

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Digital Trends

A phone you can live inside

from Digital Trends

The iPhone XS Max is likely not for everyone, but you’ll find it hard to stop gazing into its beautiful, 6.5-inch screen. Itc costs an enormous amount of money, and we think the iPhone XR sounds like much better value for what you get.

Read full review

The iPhone XS Max is likely not for everyone, but you’ll find it hard to stop gazing into its beautiful, 6.5-inch screen. Itc costs an enormous amount of money, and we think the iPhone XR sounds like much better value for what you get.

Read full review

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iMore

The best damn product Apple's ever made

from iMore

If you didn't like the iPhone X and its notched face, there's very little about iPhone XS that'll change your mind. If you were interested in iPhone X but weren't ready to take the risk — or front the cost — on the first iteration, then the second generation has a lot to offer. It takes every...More

If you didn't like the iPhone X and its notched face, there's very little about iPhone XS that'll change your mind. If you were interested in iPhone X but weren't ready to take the risk — or front the cost — on the first iteration, then the second generation has a lot to offer. It takes everything Apple set out to do with the original and makes it better.

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Cnet

Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price

from Cnet

The supersize iPhone XS Max crams a 6.5-inch screen and all of the same great features of the iPhone XS into a Plus-sized body -- but it's not as huge a leap up as you might think.

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The supersize iPhone XS Max crams a 6.5-inch screen and all of the same great features of the iPhone XS into a Plus-sized body -- but it's not as huge a leap up as you might think.

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USA Today

Apple's beautiful big-screen beasts exact a small ransom

from USA Today

All told, though, the iPhone XS and XS Max are the best iPhones Apple has ever made, and I expect those of you who buy them will be thrilled. As for if the cost justifies the expense, well, maybe you should wait until the XR appears next month.

Read full review

All told, though, the iPhone XS and XS Max are the best iPhones Apple has ever made, and I expect those of you who buy them will be thrilled. As for if the cost justifies the expense, well, maybe you should wait until the XR appears next month.

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Daily Express

Smartphone perfection for those prepared to pay the price

from Daily Express

Apple's new iPhone Xs Max is the ultimate smartphone. It's big on power and big on screen but all that technology sadly comes at a very high price.

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Apple's new iPhone Xs Max is the ultimate smartphone. It's big on power and big on screen but all that technology sadly comes at a very high price.

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