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Apple iPhone XS Max

We have collected and analyzed 73 expert reviews and 212 user reviews from international sources. experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 98/100. The average review date is Oct 16, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 2673680 reviews from other Mobile Phones. The alaSCORE™ for this product is 98/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple iPhone XS and XS Max review: Pricey but future-proof

 

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...

First-rate build quality ; Excellent performance ; Helpful camera improvements ; iOS 12 is fantastic ; Slightly more durable than the iPhone X

Still very expensive ; Minute design changes mean old cases might not fit well ; Incremental battery gains

But we need to circle back to our original question: Are either of these new iPhones must-own devices? The answer really depends. If you splurged on an iPhone X last year, you could easily skip out on this generation -- and maybe even the next one --...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

iPhone XS Max review: Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price

 

The bigger iPhone XS is all about more screen, more battery life... and more money.

The iPhone XS Max has a big, brilliant display and a little more battery life than the XS. It benefits from the improvements that the XS also has: faster speeds, some durability and water resistance improvements, better camera and dual-SIM support.

It's so, so, so expensive. If the iPhone Plus models were too big for your hands, this one will be, too.

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.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

Apple iPhone XS Max review: the best gets bigger

 

The iPhone XS Max takes an already amazing phone and soups up every part of it

Incredible camera ; Massively powerful and fast ; Fantastic HDR screen

Big without making especially good use of it ; Battery life only average ; Yeah, it's pretty expensive

Sep, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone XS Max

 

The iPhone XS Max is the best expression of Apple's smartphone philosophy so far, with a giant, gorgeous screen connecting you to everything.

Huge, awesome screen. Fastest processor available. Excellent camera. Long battery life.

Expensive.

Bottom Line: The iPhone XS Max is the best expression of Apple's smartphone philosophy so far, with a giant, gorgeous screen connecting you to everything.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Cam Bunton Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPhone XS Max review: It’s all about the display

 

Beautiful design ; Great big screen ; Camera quality is excellent ; Battery lasts a full day comfortably

Expensive (like really) ; Some apps still not optimised for notched displays ; It'll be too big for some ; No fast charger included

As an overall experience, the iPhone XS Max is hard to fault. It's fluid, fast and effortless, and is a premium package that looks and feels great in the hand.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

iPhone XS Max review

 

UPDATED: New photo gallery included after a few weeks shooting with the Max XS

Gorgeous display ; Absurdly powerful ; Superb camera ; Great build quality

Expensive ; The notch still irks ; Wobbles when set on a table ; No headphone dongle in the box

A premium phone with a premium price tag. But for Plus fans who couldn’t commit to iPhone X last year, it’s worth the outlay

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Andrei Frumusanu (anandtech.com)

The iPhone XS & XS Max Review: Unveiling the Silicon Secrets

 

It's been a little over three weeks since Apple unveiled the new iPhone XS, XS Max and the XR . The new flagship line-up is one of Apple's most important ones to date; this year we're seeing the company expand last year's new iPhone X design across all...

For the iPhone XS Max, I wasn’t surprised to see battery life be less than on the iPhone 8 Plus – the OLED screen is less efficient than the LCD display of last year’s phone – and the increased battery capacity is not enough to counter-act this. It’s...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

iPhone XS Max hands-on review

 

Bigger and more expensive than ever. But does that necessarily mean it's better?

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Abbas Ali Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPhone XS Max review

 

Apple's biggest, priciest iPhone ever

Screen great for gaming & movies ; Camera is a strong offering ; Extremely fast

Price: most expensive iPhone ever ; Size can make it tricky to handle

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, the XS Max offers up a supersized...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Nimish Sawant (tech.firstpost.com)

Apple iPhone XS Max review: Greatest iPhone ever, but Android flagships are way ahead

 

The XS and XS Max are upgrade-worthy phones only for iPhone users who are still on the iPhone 6/6s/7 generation

Brilliant display ; Best video camera on a phone ; Performance ; Face ID

Exorbitant price ; iOS 12 bugs ; Battery life ; Unreliable photo and video backup

I think I'll repeat my opening lines here:

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13
Talk time (4G):25
Wireless audio playback time:65
Wireless Charging:Y
Wireless video playback time:15

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Digital Zoom:2
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera flash:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):7
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Multi-shot:Y
Optical Zoom:10
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Colour name:Space Gray
Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product colour:Gold / Grey / Silver

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1000000:1
Display brightness:625
Display diagonal:16.5
Display Resolution:2688 x 1242
Display Type:OLED
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:458
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Mobile networking

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) supported:Y

Multimedia

Archive formats supported:Zip
Audio formats supported:AAX,AAX+,AC3,EAC3,FLAC,HE-AAC,LC-AAC,LPCM,MP3
Document formats supported:ICS,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
FM radio:N
Image formats supported:GIF,HEIF,JPEG,JPG,TIFF
Video formats supported:MPEG‑4 Part 2,H.264,HEVC,M-JPEG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS):Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
iBeacon:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSim + eSIM
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning
Headset included:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, File manager, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Ringtones, Wallpaper, Widgets
Quick Charge:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A12

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS 12
Platform:iOS
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:256 / 512 / 64

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.7
Height :157.5
Weight:208
Width:77.4