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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: 89.41% - very good
Average of 21 scores (from 49 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 94%, features: 48%, display: 96% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 88%, 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.
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
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%
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%
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%
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

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%
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
▷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
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%
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
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
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

Comment

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).


89.41%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-09-23 (Update: 2018-09-23)