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...
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.
Along with this quantity comes serious quality. The Max supports HDR and Dolby Vision and serves up a visual feast. The speakers have upped their game to match, with a meatier, bass-rich roundness and a wider stereo image.
Dual rear cameras are enhanced with Smart HDR for even more contrast, and a larger pixel size for excellent results even in low light.
By the way, the Max also makes phone calls… Read less
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Mozillion Apple iPhone XS Max review
Huge, beautiful OLED screen
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.