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Apple iPhone Xs Max

Specifications

Apple iPhone Xs Max
Apple iPhone Xs Max (iPhone Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.5 inch 17,9:8,3, 2688 x 1242 pixel 458 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, OLED, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 48 GB free
Connections
Audio Connections: Apple Lightning Port, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Compass, Barometer, 3D face scanner, Lightning Port
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz; UMTS: B1, B2, B4, B5, B8; LTE: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B29, B30, B32, B34, B38, B39, B40, B41, B46, B66., LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.7 x 157.5 x 77.4 ( = 0.3 x 6.2 x 3.05 in)
Battery
12 Wh, 3174 mAh Lithium-Ion, Wireless charging, fast charging
Operating System
Apple iOS 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Dual-camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, Phase comparison AF, OIS< Quad LED flash, Videos in up to 2160p at 60 FPS. Main camera: 12 MP, f/2.4, OIS, Selective focus, Telephoto lens (secondary camera)
Secondary Camera: 7 MPix f/2.2, videos in up to 1080p at 60 FPS
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual keyboard, 24 Months Warranty, LTE bandwidth: 1,000 Mbps download and 150 Mbps upload; IP68 certified; SAR value: Head - 1.164 W/kg, Body - 1.171 W/kg, fanless
Weight
208 g ( = 7.34 oz / 0.46 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1249 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 86.96% - good
Average of 63 scores (from 111 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 97%, features: 81%, display: 95% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Apple iPhone Xs Max

89.7% Apple iPhone XS Max Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The iPhone XS Max is Apple’s largest and most expensive iPhone yet. However, Apple has not brought as many new features to the party as many would have liked. Find out in our review whether bigger and faster is enough for the iPhone XS Max to take our coveted throne at the top of the smartphone pile. Update: Test completed.
80% iPhone XS Max Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It’s expensive and won’t be for everyone, but the iPhone XS Max is a great phone in just about every area.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS Review: The Max Steals the Show
Source: Tom's Guide English
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are among the best phones you can buy, and if you've been holding off on upgrading your iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s, either one of these handsets will feel like a huge leap forward. The cameras are miles better — especially in low light — and the A12 chip provides a big speed boost.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Here's what you can buy for your home for the price of an iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Source: Hardware Zone English
You could also get a pretty capable portable gaming system such as the ASUS ROG Hero II GL504GM. Packed with good hardware like an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB of memory, a GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, 128GB of PCIe SSD, a 1TB HDD and a 144Hz G-Sync IPS display, this notebook has all the bases covered. It looks smart and can pass of as a busniess notebook without usual hallmark appearance of a gaming notebook. and it's now going for just S$2,598 at Courts. That's $100 off the recommended retail price and is just a $250 top-up to get a competent gaming notebook over the maximum capacity edition of the iPhone XS Max.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2018
89% Apple iPhone XS Max review:
Source: CNet English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 100% workmanship: 90%
84% iPhone XS Max Review: iPhone XS, eXpanded Edition!
Source: Tech PP English
This is simply a whole lot of really smart phone for a lot of money. But the odd pesky bug and random crash aside, it really has nothing going against it. And a truckload loaded in its favor – that display, that camera, that sound…we could go on, but well, you have read it already.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 70% performance: 90% workmanship: 85%
80% Apple iPhone Xs & Xs Max Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
These are amazing devices, but habe become so expensive that carrying one starts to feel more of a worry than a treat.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
iPhone XS and XS Max Camera Review: Stepping it up
Source: Mobile Syrup English
I suspect the average user will feel satisfied with the results, but I do wonder about those who have experienced shooting with different devices. I have surprised more than a few iPhone users with results from other phones. In some circumstances, the iPhone XS and XS Max might turn the tables instead.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2018
100% Apple iPhone XS Max review: It’s all about the display
Source: Pocket Lint English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple Iphone Xs Max Review: Greatest Iphone Ever, But Android Flagships Are Way Ahead
Source: Tech2 English
Is this the best iPhone money can buy? Absolutely. Does it make sense to spend so much on a phone, even if it's an iPhone? Absolutely not.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
iPhone Xs Max review: Bigger, better, faster
Source: Neowin English
The main conclusion to any iPhone Xs review that you're going to read is that it's a worthy upgrade from iPhone 8 and earlier, and you shouldn't spend the money if you're coming from an iPhone X. Of course, many of us are now on yearly upgrade plans, where it still makes some level of sense to do so.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2018
80% iPhone XS Max Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It’s expensive and won’t be for everyone, but the iPhone XS Max is a great phone in just about every area.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
iPhone XS/XS Max Camera Review: The best cameras ever on iPhones? Yus!
Source: Tech PP English
That said, there can be no doubt that these cameras are among the best in phoneland in best iPhone tradition, and perhaps the best reason for anyone on an older iPhone to upgrade. Most significantly, however, the new iPhone cameras continue to largely stick to the virtues that made the iPhone perhaps the most used camera in the world: they are simple to use (the UI remains as uncluttered as ever), they work fast, and their results – for all the talk of smart HDR and Beautygate – are closer to what one sees rather than what would please one. Good old WYSWYG – no cameras bite reality quite as well as these ones do, in spite of all the computational magic and the mild enhancements on the selfie front.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/12/2018
74% Apple iPhone XS Max 512GB Review
Source: Think Digit English
At Rs 144990, the iPhone XS Max is not only the most expensive iPhone, but also the best. Its performance is far ahead of its Android counterparts, but when it comes to the camera, it just barely manages to creep past the Pixel 2XL. The iPhone XS Max may be an ideal smartphone for many users, incorporating the best of everything, but you are bound to baulk at the price, especially when you realise that this time, not only is there no fast charger in the box, but the lightning to 3.5mm converter has been removed as well.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 74%
92% Apple iPhone XS Max – bigger is much better
Source: Gadgetguy English
So, is the iPhone XS Max worth the money? That depends on how you’re paying for it, and if having the ‘best’ is worth it to you. It is indeed a very impressive, cutting edge phone that offers just about the best of everything: looks, performance, camera quality, features, screen, smarts, speakers and more. Is it better than a Samsung Galaxy Note9? Its camera and screen are comparable, and it doesn’t have an S-Pen (stylus) if that’s important to you. However, for many that want to stay within the Apple camp, or even those jumping ship from Android, the iPhone XS, and XS Max especially, will be sure to surprise and delight.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 80% performance: 100% workmanship: 83%
iPhone XS Max review: Big is beautiful
Source: Bill Bennett English
Few people buy a new phone every year. Even fewer are going to do that when the asking price is in the two to three grand range. It’s questionable whether those moving from an iPhone X to the XS Max would get much from an upgrade other than the bigger screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2018
100% Apple iPhone Xs Max review: The best iPhone ever
Source: It Pro English
The new iPhone is, without question, the best phone Apple has ever produced. It’s got an astonishing camera, an improved battery and a gorgeous screen - but whether you think it’s worth the extortionate price is up to you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% iPhone XS Max Review: Big, Bold And Beautiful – But At What Cost?
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The biggest and most powerful iPhone yet, and the perfect phone for on-the-move media consumers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max review: It’s time for older iPhone owners to jump on the X bandwagon
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The iPhone X was a smartphone that re-energized the iPhone line after what seemed like a long period of stagnation. So the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have a difficult job following up a tough act. But the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max do a great job on their own and they do not disappoint.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% iPhone XS Max review
Source: Stuff TV English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
It killed me to return my iPhone XS Max
Source: Cult of Mac English
For the first time in 11 years, I did not get Apple’s latest iPhone delivered to my door on launch day. I’ve been using an iPhone X since last November and I was still happy with it; I certainly didn’t see the need to drop another $999 on what seemed like a slightly better device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2018
The iPhone XS & XS Max Review: Unveiling the Silicon Secrets
Source: AnandTech English
Overall, are the new iPhones worth it to upgrade to? If you’re an iPhone X user, I think my answer is no. If you’re coming from an older device, then my answer is… wait it out. When having a hands-on with the XR at the keynote event, my first thought was that this would be the model that would see the most success for Apple this generation. The problem here is that Apple is asking for a lot of money – if you’re entrenched in the iOS ecosystem, I think it’s best to evaluate the individual pros and upgrades that the new iPhone XS brings over your current device.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2018
iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS Review: The Max Steals the Show
Source: Tom's Guide English
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are among the best phones you can buy, and if you've been holding off on upgrading your iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s, either one of these handsets will feel like a huge leap forward. The cameras are miles better — especially in low light — and the A12 chip provides a big speed boost. Between the two, I'd opt for the iPhone XS Max because of its bigger and more immersive 6.5-inch display and longer battery life, but the iPhone XS is the new iPhone to get if you want something more one-hand friendly.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/04/2018
80% Apple iPhone XS Max review: All that glitters is Gold
Source: Gadget Show English
The iPhone XS Max is a solid upgrade on the iPhone X and easily the best iPhone Apple has ever made. The screen is beautiful to look at, the performance is unmatched and even though the cameras aren’t brilliant they are really good. The 512GB variant we got for review is priced at Rs 1,44,900. Look from any angle, and it is a phone that costs way too much.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple iPhone XS Max review: Flagship imaging power
Source: DxOMark English
The Apple iPhone XS Max comes with one of the best mobile cameras we have ever tested, and in many areas offers noticeable improvements over last year’s iPhone X. Both still and video image quality in bright light are excellent, with a very wide dynamic range and good detail. Autofocus and image stabilization work swiftly and efficiently, and the camera is very reliable overall, consistently delivering good results.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/03/2018
88% Apple iPhone XS Max review
Source: GSM Arena English
The iPhone XS Max supports both wireless charging and fast wired charging, though obviously, you can't benefit from either out of the box. This year Apple has also ditched the 3.5mm-to-Lightning adapter, so if you need one - that'll be extra $9.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% iPhone XS Max review
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
In some ways the XS Max could be your perfect phone. It brings the option of a larger screen to those for whom 5.8in just isn’t enough and is the first iPhone to cater for those who need two SIMs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS Review: The Max Steals the Show
Source: Tom's Guide English
While pricey, the iPhone Xs Max delivers an immersive 6.5-inch display, blazing performance and excellent cameras in an elegant design.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2018
iPhone XS, XS Max Review: Get The Big One
Source: Forbes English
But to be honest, me complaining about this is like talking to a wall. Most Apple fans do not care, and the company will continue to see record numbers of units regardless. It seems that Apple can afford to be stubborn because their products are revolutionary, and they provide, as ever, a compelling overall package for the vast majority of users.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2018
87% iPhone XS and XS Max Review: Vs. The Best Android Phones
Source: Ubergizmo English English
It’s that time of the year, and iPhone users can get busy shopping after the new iPhone XS, and XS Max have been announced. We’re sorry if you’ve bought your iPhone X last month, and maybe we can suggest reading Ubergizmo more often to keep up with these launches. Let’s get to business and look at how the new iPhone XS and XS Max perform, including against some of the best Android handsets.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 87%
iPhone XS Max can replace your iPad mini [Review]
Source: Cult of Mac English
There’s an old saying: the best computer is the one you have with you. And you iPhone is always going to be with you. The iPad mini, on the other hand, is something extra you have to remember to bring.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2018
90% Apple iPhone XS Max review: Yes, this comes at a hefty price, but you won’t regret it
Source: The Indian Express English
The best phone has to come at a price, and in India that is Rs 1,09,900. But if you can afford it, the chances are you will not regret it one bit.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Review: Here comes the future
Source: Slashgear English
Despite just preaching restraint, I can’t really criticize you for wanting to just pick up the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max today rather than waiting. Apple’s new flagships look and feel great; their cameras are reliably excellent; and they have the performance and screen quality you’d hope for. That doesn’t, though, make them the right smartphones for everybody.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% iPhone XS Max review
Source: PC Advisor English
In some ways the XS Max could be your perfect phone. It brings the option of a larger screen to those for whom 5.8in just isn’t enough and is the first iPhone to cater for those who need two SIMs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
96% iPhone XS Max review: The iPhone's future is big and bright
Source: Zdnet.com English
The iPhone XS Max is the best iPhone Apple has ever made. Sure, that can be said about each year's new iPhone crop, but the iPhone XS Max sets the bar for iPhone and Android smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 96%
100% Apple iPhone XS Max review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
The iPhone XS Max is simply the best smartphone for movies and music that you can currently buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% iPhone XS Max Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It’s expensive and won’t be for everyone, but the iPhone XS Max is a great phone in just about every area.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
iPhone XS Max: A condensed review
Source: Cult of Mac English
Everything is very fast and responsive. Apps spring right open. Photos scroll without delay. Maps render without a hiccup. Everything is basically instantaneous, and it’s a joy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2018
100% Apple iPhone XS Max review: the best gets bigger
Source: T3 English
Apple’s most advanced phone gets even more advanced. iPhone X owners won't find a lot here to tempt them other than the camera, but coming from an older iPhone will be a revelation. If you want the most premium handset possible, you've found it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
93% Apple iPhone XS and XS Max Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The iPhone XS and XS Max are your best choice if you’re looking for a no-compromise smartphone experience (and money’s not an issue). They are not perfect, but their few imperfections are vastly outnumbered by the many, many things they get just right.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 93%
90% iPhone XS Max review
Source: Techradar English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max review & Differences
Source: Phone World English
After seeing all these heavy prices of 2018 iPhones, I am not impressed at all. They are way too expensive with a few new features, that doesn’t require this much money. If you are having iPhone X and thinking to upgrade then I will say a big NO, and if you are upgrading from iPhone 6 or iPhone 8 then you can but still think of this much money in which you can get a used car. The choice is yours, do tell us in comments!
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2018
85% Apple iPhone XS and XS Max review: X evolved
Source: Hardware Zone English
Those prices are insane for any smartphone, but if you're an Apple fan, you should already be used to premium pricing. Whether you're willing to shell out that much for a smartphone is up to you, but if you're on the fence, it's worth noting that the original iPhone X is now 10 percent cheaper (but only at the Apple Store), and don't forget, the much more affordable iPhone XR, which shares many of the same features as the XS, is coming next month.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 65% performance: 95% workmanship: 85%
90% Apple iPhone XS Max
Source: PC Mag English
The iPhone XS Max is the best expression of Apple's smartphone philosophy so far, with a giant, gorgeous screen connecting you to everything.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
89% Apple iPhone XS Max review:
Source: CNet English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 100% workmanship: 90%
90% Apple iPhone XS and XS Max review: Pricey but future-proof
Source: Engadget English
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. (You really need to try it before buying, if possible.) Even so, this is still Apple’s best big smartphone, and it’s more than enough to give Android’s best a run for their money.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPhone XS and XS Max review: few compromises, but few changes too
Source: Sydney Morning Herald English
And one area where Apple has cut corners is with the power cable. Despite every modern Apple laptop being USB C only, the iPhone still ships with a USB A cable, and the tiny little power adaptor pumps out a measly 5W, so fast charging is only possible by buying another cable and adaptor. This seems ridiculous on a phone with few other compromises.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/19/2018
iPhone XS and XS Max Review: Expected iteration
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The iPhone XS and XS Max are stellar smartphones. The pair of devices answer many of the complaints surrounding the iPhone X, including the lack of a larger display option, and the phone's sometimes questionable build quality.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2018
100% Apple iPhone XS Max review: It’s all about the display
Source: Pocket Lint English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
85% Apple iPhone Xs And Xs Max Review: Smoothed Out
Source: The Verge English
For everyone else, I think it’s worth waiting to see how the iPhone XR turns out before rushing in. It has the same processor and the same main camera for $750. The only major question is how good its 6.1-inch LCD will look in comparison to the OLED on the XS. But for that, we’ll just have to wait and see next month.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
iPhone Xs Max: a photo editor's take on Apple's latest and greatest
Source: Sydney Morning Herald English
It appears as though it's exercising different apertures, post taking the shot, but it's down to the software, King says. "Although I think Apple is pretty transparent about that."
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2018
90% 5 Reasons You Need The Iphone Xs And Xs Max In Your Life
Source: Best Products English
While $1,000 (and up) is surely a lot to spend on a smartphone, we have reached a point where four-digit price tags have become standard for premium offerings. Thankfully, all U.S. carriers offer great trade-in incentives, as well as the option to get a device via monthly installments so you avoid paying face value in one mass sum.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max review: Crazy good phones at crazy high prices
Source: India Today English
This is a phone that is fast not just now, but it will remain fast for another two or three years. It is a phone that will get regular software updates. It's a phone that offers you better privacy. You can get a better camera in an Android phone like the Pixel 2. Or you can get a great screen in the Note 9. Or fantastic software in OnePlus 6. And these are more affordable phones. But there are something you can get only in the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. And that is worth paying the high price.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPhone XS Max hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
It has lots of subtle upgrades, from the increased waterproofing to the longer battery life and then some bigger changes, such as the improved cameras, faster processor and upgraded colours on the display compared to the iPhone X.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2018
Apple iPhone XS Max initial review: Is bigger better?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The iPhone Plus range has always fitted a certain type of phone user and the iPhone XS Max answers to those people's needs in a post-Touch ID button world. If you've been a fan of the Plus models in the past, this is certainly going to be a device that you'll want to take a closer look at. But save your pennies - it's also the most expensive phone on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2018
Hands on: Apple iPhone XS Max review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
In our brief time with the phone it does have the potential to be Apple's best-ever iPhone, but we'll give you the definitive verdict once our review sample lands.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2018
Hands on: Apple iPhone XS Max review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
In our brief time with the phone it does have the potential to be Apple's best-ever iPhone, but we'll give you the definitive verdict once our review sample lands.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2018
iPhone XS Max: Biggest screen, battery and iPhone price tag ever
Source: CNet English
Apple wasn't kidding when it called this phone the iPhone XS Max. When you see it in person, there's no question that this hulking behemoth deserves its name. It looks strikingly similar to an iPhone 8 Plus -- already a big phone -- that grew an even larger, better screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2018
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Hands-on: Apple’s giant new smartphone
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Apple’s just announced iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are not the quantum leap forward some were likely hoping for when it comes to the tech giant’s smartphone line.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2018

Foreign Reviews

86% Auf der Überholspur
Source: Connect - 12/18 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 11/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 85% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 77%
Kein Grund, um vom Note 9 zu wechseln
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2018
90% Apple iPhone XS Max Nur eins ist noch besser
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Apple iPhone XS Max Profi-Kamera und WLAN-Probleme
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2018
Apple iPhone Xs Max Maximum Telephonum
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2018
Apple iPhone XS Max Das iPhone XS Max ist groß und stark
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2018
iPhone Xs Max
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2018
96% Apple iPhone Xs Max zu teuer aber dennoch herausragend?
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 100% display: 98% mobility: 92% workmanship: 96%
93% iPhone XS Max im Test: Apples neues Phablet-Flaggschiff
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 68% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Apple iPhone XS Max Was kann das neue Apple-Handy? Der Preis ist jedenfalls saftig
Source: Der Standard German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2018
Lohnen sich iPhone Xs und iPhone Xs Max?
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2018
Apple iPhone XS Max Das Smartphone zum Preis eines iMac
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2018
Apple iPhone Xs Max das bislang größte iPhone
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2018
90% IOS-Smartphone
Source: Com! - 8/18 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 08/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
93% iPhone XS Max, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 93% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
93% Apple iPhone Xs Max, análisis
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 100% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%
92% iPhone XS Max, análisis: ser el iPhone más caro exige lo mejor en todo
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 98% display: 95% mobility: 85% workmanship: 93%
95% iPhone XS y XS Max
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 95%
Análisis iPhone Xs Max, la pantalla más grande en un iPhone
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen. Negative: Heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/05/2018
Iphone Xs Max, Mi Experiencia Tras Un Mes De Uso
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; excellent display; powerful hardware; high performance; impressive cameras. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2018
▷iPhone XS Max, [Pros & Contras] Ventajas y Desventajas
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful processor; solid workmanship; support waterproof and dust avoiding. Negative: Heavy and bulky; classical design; no microSD card slot; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/21/2018
iPhone XS Max, primeras impresiones: grande en todo, incluido un precio nunca visto
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; large screen; excellent display; high performance; long battery life. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2018
90% Análise: Apple iPhone XS Max – A confirmação do sucesso
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
iPhone Xs Max – Primeiras impressões ao topo de gama da Apple
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Big screen; excellent display; nice cameras; long battery life. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2018
85% Recensione iPhone XS Max
Source: Mobile World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 55% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
89% Recensione Apple iPhone XS MAX: è MAX in tutto!
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 89%
85% Recensione iPhone Xs Max APPLE
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 60% display: 95% mobility: 79% workmanship: 88%
iPhone Xs Max, display e prezzo mai così in alto
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; great cameras; nice performance; support dual SIM. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2018
9% Review: Apple iPhone XS Max – Prima zakelijke smartphone, maar met een fors prijskaartje
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 9% performance: 100% display: 100% workmanship: 90%
90% iPhone XS Max Review - Een krachtpatser
Source: XGN Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Test de l’iPhone XS Max : une évidence pour les utilisateurs d’iPhone 6/7/8 Plus
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Test de l’iPhone Xs Max d’Apple : l’iPhone de tous les excès
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Test : iPhone XS Max, plus grand, plus puissant, que vaut l’effort maximum d’Apple ?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 100% mobility: 80%
Notre Premier Avis Sur L'Apple Iphone Xs Max
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice design; good display; high performance; large battery capacity. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2018
iPhone Xr, Xs en Xs Max de verschillen
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Big screen; beautiful design; excellent cameras; nice display; powerful hardware. Negative: Relatively high price.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2018
iPhone Xs Max – mamy go! Oto nasze pierwsze wrażenia
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; high autonomy; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2018
80% Обзор Apple iPhone XS Max: за что просят сто тысяч рублей?
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Предварительный обзор iPhone XS Max
Source: i2Hard RU→EN
Positive: Nice display; good cameras. Negative: High price; relatively bulky.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2018
Đánh giá chi tiết iPhone Xs Max: Quá xá đã! Có tiền nên mua liền!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; long battery life; quick charging. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2018
Trên tay và đánh giá nhanh iPhone Xs Max tại Việt Nam: Sức hút khó cưỡng
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; elegant design; high performance; long battery life; excellent cameras. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2018
Trên tay và đánh giá nhanh iPhone XS Max: Không thể tuyệt vời hơn
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high performance; large battery capacity; excellent cameras. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2018
Đánh giá iPhone XS Max: iPhone có màn hình lớn nhất từ trước tới nay
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; excellent display; premium design; powerful hardware; nice cameras. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2018
95% Test Apple iPhone Xs Max
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 95%
TEST: iPhone Xs Max
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: High performance; nice cameras; decent display; face ID; good speakers. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2018
83% Stor test af iPhone Xs og iPhone Xs Max – er den MAX-fed?
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Test iPhone XS Max
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
90% Apple iPhone XS Max
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 50% performance: 100% workmanship: 100%
84% Test af iPhone Xs Max – maksimalt af alt på godt og ondt
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
82% Stort test: Apple Iphone XS Max
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 82%
83% Test: Apple iPhone Xs Max
Source: Ljud och Bild SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
95% مراجعة للهاتف المحمول iPhone XS Max
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 95%
iPhone XS Max review: preț mare, performanță maximă
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: High performance; great cameras; big screen; decent autonomy; fast system. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2018
REVIEW iPhone Xs – Mai mare, mai rapid și mai scump ca niciodată
Source: Playtech.ro →EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; premium design; large battery capacity; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2018

Comment

Model: The Apple iPhone XS Max is all about its massive, beautiful screen, which is easily better than any other. For the last few years, when there’s been a ‘plus’-sized iPhone, the bigger one has been definitively better. The bigger ‘plus’ screen size also comes with significantly longer battery life than the smaller iPhones and dual cameras instead of single-lens affairs. However, this 6.5-inch model is called the iPhone XS Max instead of ‘plus’ because while it’s bigger than the 5.8-inch iPhone XS, they’re otherwise practically identical. The iPhone XS Max is actually one of the more difficult super-sized phones to handle. That’s partly because it’s marginally wider. They look and feel luxurious in stainless steel, but they’re difficult to get a solid grip on with fingers. The glass back plays with ambient light to deliver different shades, while the shiny colour-matched stainless steel adds a hint of bling. The XS Max is IP68-rated for dust- and water-resistance. That means it can withstand being submerged in 2 meters of water for up to 30 minutes, compared with 1 meter of water for the same amount of time on the iP67-rated iPhone X and iPhone 8. The iPhone XS Max has Apple’s latest processor, the six-core A12 Bionic, which the company says is 15 % faster than last year’s A11 Bionic and up to 50 % more efficient. But it is the integrated AI chip that is up to nine times faster than the old one that apparently makes all the difference. The A12 Bionic is new, and it is not just paired with 64 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB flash storage, but also 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, which is a new high on the iPhone.

The iPhone XS Max has an HDR 6.5-inch Super Retina HD display at 2.688 x 1.242 pixels and 458 pixels per inch. The display is also HDR, spans the DCI-P3 colour range, has 624 cd/m2 max brightness, and 1,000,000:1 typical contrast ratio. The OLED panel is pretty colorful too, covering 123 per cent of the sRGB color gamut. Most photography will be done with the rear-mounted dual 12 MP camera system. It is improved somewhat from the iPhone X with a larger sensor leading to better low-light performance even before software assists, an f/1.8 aperture for wide-angle, and an f/2.4 for telephoto. The optical zoom remains at 2x, with a digital zoom up to 10x. The TrueDepth camera system, responsible for not just selfies but also for Face ID is a 7 MP shooter, with f/2.2 aperture. The photos taken by the XS Max look outstanding on their own, but when compared to the X, there is a slight difference to them. The audio boost in the iPhone XS Max is so good that users will think twice about connecting to a Bluetooth speaker. Apple says it widened the stereo sound to deliver more detail. The iPhone XS Max has a larger capacity of 3,174 mAh. It is the phone to get if a user wants longer endurance. The iPhone XS Max is an amazing device, packed with loads of technology in very much the same way the original iPhone was. Its primary selling point is that enormous, gorgeous screen, which is really only useful for watching video or viewing photos. It is a phone without hardware compromise, with an equally uncompromising price.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Apple A12 Bionic GPU: Integrated graphics card offering 4 cores designed by Apple with 50% more performance than the previous generation (A11). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
A12 Bionic: System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that integrates a processor (six 64 Bit cores, 2 performance and 4 power saving cores). The A12 Bionic is the first 7nm SoC and offers a 15 % faster CPU performance compared to the A11 according to Apple.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6.5":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.208 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


86.96%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-09-23 (Update: 2018-09-23)