iPhone X vs iPhone XS Max

iPhone X
iPhone X Starting from $158.00
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iPhone XS Max
iPhone XS Max Starting from $231.00
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iPhone X iPhone XS Max


iPhone X iPhone XS Max
Width 70.9 mm 77.4 mm
Height 143.6 mm 157.5 mm
Weight 174 g 208 g
Thickness 7.7 mm 7.7 mm
Volume 78.4 cm³ 93.87 cm³


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


iPhone X iPhone XS Max
Battery capacity 2716 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 85% of this maximum charge capacity.


iPhone X iPhone XS Max
Maximum storage 256 GB 512 GB
CPU frequency 2.53 GHz 2.5 GHz
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 3 GB 4 GB
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone X 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


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

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iPhone X vs iPhone XS Max Comparison

iPhone X vs iPhone XS Max: battle of the X's!

The iPhone X and the iPhone XS Max are two of Apple’s most iconic iPhones, which were the first to sport the new design of facial recognition instead of the fingerprint button and expand to an edge-to-edge display touchscreen. The iPhone X was released in 2017, while the more recent iPhone XS Max (in comparison) was released in 2018.

iPhone X vs iPhone XS Max: camera, resolution, storage, and chipset

When it comes to camera quality, both phones have a dual 12 MP camera system with a wide and telephoto lens. Also both have a 7 MP selfie camera, plus 4K and 1080p video recording quality. However, when it comes to display size and resolution, the iPhone XS Max has a larger 6.5 inch display with a higher resolution of 1242 x 2688 px compared to 5.8 inches and 1125 x 2436 px for the iPhone X. The battery life is also better on the newer model with 3174 mAh compared to 2716 mAh for its predecessor. This means that you can expect longer web browsing or video streaming time from your device if you choose an iPhone XS Max over an iPhone X. In terms of RAM capacity, storage capacity and chipset/processor speed, there is a slight improvement in performance with 4 GB RAM, and up to 512 GB storage capacity option with the XS Max, compared to 3 GB RAM, and a maximum option of 256 GB storage capacity. Both devices are upgradable to the latest iOS 16.3 but their Bionic chipset differs slightly with a newer A12 Bionic chip utilized in the XS Max, whereas the iPhone X uses an older A11 Bionic chip instead. For design; both have glass bodies but differ slightly in weight (174 g vs 208 g) as well as available colors with the XS Max offering a gold color option which isn’t available on the X model.

iPhone X vs iPhone XS Max: verdict

Overall, it’s clear to see that the iPhone XS Max is an all-round upgrade from the iPhone X, making this decision an easy one. However, the iPhone X is only slightly inferior, so depending on your budget both iPhones are a good choice regardless. Lastly, buying refurbished products helps reduce our environmental impact by reducing waste production so why not save some money too by getting your next device from Back Market where you can get discounts up to 70% off the cost of buying new!

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