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iPhone XS Vs iPhone XS Max

iPhone XS
iPhone XS Starting from $319.99
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iPhone XS Max
iPhone XS Max Starting from $409.00
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Customer reviews

iPhone XS iPhone XS Max
Average
4.1
(8103)
4.3
(2662)
Value for money 2.8/5
3.1/5

Design

iPhone XS iPhone XS Max
Width 70.9 mm 77.4 mm
Height 143.6 mm 157.5 mm
Weight 177 g 208 g
Thickness 7.7 mm 7.7 mm
Volume 78.4 cm³ 93.87 cm³

Screen

iPhone XS iPhone XS Max
Resolution 1125 x 2436 px 1242 x 2688 px
Density 458 ppi 456 ppi
Size 5.8 inches 6.5 inches

Battery

iPhone XS iPhone XS Max
Battery capacity 2658 mAh* 3174 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 80% of this maximum charge capacity.

Performance

iPhone XS iPhone XS Max
Maximum storage 512 GB 512 GB
CPU frequency 2.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 4 GB
5G support No No
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

iPhone XS iPhone XS Max
Front camera resolution 7 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px

Audio

iPhone XS iPhone XS Max
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 3 3

iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max Comparison

iPhone XS vs XS Max: Should you pay extra for the XS Max?

You can’t decide between the iPhone XS vs XS Max. You want a budget iPhone that still feels modern, but maybe you’re not sure if you should shell out the extra cash to get the XS Max, or just settle for the XS. Do you really need the bigger screen? That’s the ultimate question that you should be asking yourself.

What’s the best way to know if you should buy the iPhone XS or XS Max?

As we said before, choosing between the iPhone XS vs XS Max boils down to whether you need the extra screen real estate. If you look at other specs, you’ll also notice that the battery of the XS Max is larger (3174mAh vs 2658mAh) but since it has a larger screen (6.5” vs 5.8”), it also eats up more power, so don’t expect to get that much more battery life out of it.

But back to the topic of screen real estate, since the XS has a bigger screen, it’s also a larger device. Since I personally favor smaller phones that I can easily use with one hand, I think I would buy the regular XS. But perhaps you’re the kind of person that prefers a bigger phone. Or perhaps you spend a lot of time watching movies/videos on your phone. If you fall into one of these camps, the iPhone XS might be the perfect device for you :)

iPhone XS vs XS Max: Final remarks

Most of our iPhone comparison verdicts are slightly more technical, but there really are very few technical differences between the iPhone XS vs XS Max, and choosing between these devices is largely a matter of personal preference. Whichever used and refurbished iPhone you may decide to buy, we hope you enjoy it!

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