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At 6.5”, this is the largest iPhone screen ever. Load it up with the Marvel series, Netflix and Call of Duty and book yourself a very long journey. Read More...

    • Internal memory: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
    • Size: 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm (6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 in)
    • Weight: 208 g
    • Display: Apple’s largest ever 6.5” OLED display
    • Resolution: 1242 x 2688 pixels
    • RAM: 4GB RAM
    • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3174 mAh battery (12.08 Wh)
    • Talk Time: Up to 16 h (multimedia)
    • Chipset: Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)
    • Operating System: iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 13.5
    • CPU: Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)
    • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
    • Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Siri natural language commands and dictation
    • Primary camera: Dual 12MP with Smart HDR and OIS
    • Secondary camera: Dual 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard), SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
    • Video: 4K, HDR, stereo sound rec.
    • Connectivity: 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, NFC: Yes
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New & Refurbished Apple iPhone XS Max

Why buy a refurbished Apple iPhone XS Max?

Mozillion Apple iPhone XS Max review

Flagship features
Huge, beautiful OLED screen
Great camera

Not convinced? Try one of these alternatives to an Apple iPhone XS Max:

iPhone 11 Pro Max - smaller, newer, better
iPhone 12 Pro Max - smaller, newer, not much more expensive
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus - less stylish, but newer with 5G

 

Introduction

The iPhone XS Max was announced in September 2018 as Apple’s flagship large iPhone. It inherited the new ‘bezel-less’ design from the iPhone X, along with stunning, energy-saving OLED screen technology. Less obviously, upgrades to the camera system and software improved low-light performance and portrait shots. And with up to 512GB of storage onboard, the new iPhone XS Max had room to keep them all.

 
 

Design

The iPhone XS Max features a surgical-grade stainless steel body, with glass front and back. It’s every bit as stylish as you’d expect, despite the size. In fact it’s fractionally smaller and lighter than either the iPhone 11 Pro Max or iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The iPhone XS Max has a glorious 6.5” screen that runs almost up to the edge, an iconic look that defines bezel-less phones. It’s water and dust-proof, too: Apple says it’ll survive 30 minutes at two metres’ depth.

 
 

Camera

With a dual camera setup, the iPhone XS Max is one camera down on newer flagship iPhones. There’s also a difference in emphasis compared to the twin cameras on the standard iPhone 11 - while these have wide and ultra-wide angle lenses, the iPhone XS Max deals with wide and telephoto angles. In practice, that might mean the iPhone XS Max would struggle to fit in all your friends in a big group photo. On the plus side, it offers a huge 10x digital zoom range.

At the front you’ll find a 7MP camera - a step down from the 12MP you’d get on even the basic iPhone 11. At launch, some users found that the iPhone XS Max seemed to apply a skin-smoothing filter to their shots. In fact, this issue with the Smart HDR feature was fixed with iOS 12.1. Note that some examples of the iPhone XS Max don’t have Face ID - we list these separately on the marketplace to avoid confusion.

 
 

Video

Like other recent iPhones, the iPhone XS Max’s rear camera can shoot 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. Again, although there’s no ultra-wide lens, there’s a big 6x digital zoom and optical image stabilisation to help make up for it. While the front camera doesn’t support 4K, it can still shoot 1080p video at up to 60fps.

 
 

Display

The iPhone XS Max has almost the same 6.5” OLED screen you’ll find on the iPhone 11 Pro Max. With 458 pixels per inch and an outright resolution of 2,688x1,242, it’s a truly impressive display.

 
 

Processor

If the iPhone XS Max has a weakness, it’s that it’s a couple of generations behind when it comes to sheer firepower. There’s nothing wrong with Apple’s A12 Bionic chip - the iPhone XS Max deals well with most games and apps - but it can’t match today’s flagship phones. In fact, it’s slower than the A13 processor at the heart of the lowly iPhone SE 2020.

 
 

Battery

Despite its energy-saving OLED screen, the iPhone XS Max is some way off the battery life of newer large iPhones. Apple said a new iPhone XS Max could play video continuously for 15 hours - the iPhone 12 Pro Max should go for 20 hours. A refurbished iPhone XS Max should still perform well in this area, but its battery may not last as long as it did when new.

 
 

Colours & Options

Apple usually offers its flagship phones in fewer colours, and the iPhone XS Max was no exception: you could get it in silver, gold or Space Grey. The cheapest model had 64GB, but you can also buy a refurbished iPhone XS Max with 256GB or 512GB. Although Apple stopped supplying chargers in 2020, the iPhone XS Max did come with EarPods with a Lightning connector.

The iPhone XS Max Qi wireless charging, or you can top it up using a USB to Lightning cable. You’ll get the fastest charge speeds from an optional 20W power adaptor. As with every iPhone, you can find a huge range of cases and other accessories for the iPhone XS Max, letting you customise and use it almost exactly how you want.

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iPhone XS Max FAQs

The iPhone XS Max has a 6.5” screen. It measures 156x77x7.7mm and weighs 208 grams, so it’s slightly smaller and lighter than an iPhone 12 Pro Max.
It’s 6.5” (16.5cm) across the diagonal.
The iPhone XS Max was unveiled and launched in September 2018.
Yes. Apple says the iPhone XS Max can survive water up to two metres deep for 30 minutes. While we wouldn’t shower with one, it should shrug off everyday spills - or the dreaded toilet drop.
Yes, it supports Qi wireless charging. You can also charge using the supplied USB-C to Lightning cable, but you’ll need a power adaptor with a USB-C output. An old USB-A to Lightning cable will let you recharge an iPhone XS Max from a wider range of existing chargers, power banks or vehicles. You’ll need a 20W or better power adaptor for the quickest charge.
No. You’ll need an iPhone 12 for that.
You can no longer buy a new iPhone XS Max. However, you can pick up a certified reconditioned iPhone XS Max on the Mozillion marketplace. Prices start from around £250!
Only you can decide, but you can get better than trade in prices when you sell a used iPhone XS Max at Mozillion!
To turn off an iPhone XS Max, press and hold the side button with either volume button until the power off slider appears. When it does, drag it across and wait 30 seconds for the phone to fully shut down.
If the phone’s not responding, you can try forcing a restart. Quickly press volume up, followed by volume down, then press and hold the side button. Release it when the Apple logo appears.
Briefly press and release the side button along with the volume up button. You’ll hear a shutter sound, and a screenshot thumbnail should appear on the screen. Tap this to edit, share or delete the screenshot.
If the phone is on, turn it off following the instructions above. If it’s already off, press and hold the button on the right-hand side until the Apple logo appears. If it doesn’t appear, charge the phone for a few minutes first.
First you need to set ApplePay up: 4d with your Apple account, or tap Add a Different Card, scan the card, then tap Continue. Once you’ve provided the card’s three-digit security code and agreed any additional terms and conditions, tap Continue to finish the process. You can use ApplePay on any contactless terminal. Double-press the side button on the phone, select your card if you’ve more than one set up, authenticate with Face ID, then place the phone near the terminal just as you would a payment card.
Open the camera app and tap the flash icon in the top left to turn flash on and off. Alternatively, tap ^, then tap the large flash icon below the photo preview and choose from On, Off and Auto.

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