iPhone X vs iPhone Xs Max

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Although similar in overall appearance, the iPhone XS Max offers several notable improvements to device speed and usability. By moving up to the iPhone XS Max, you get the faster and more powerful A12 Bionic chip, a higher maximum storage capacity, and approximately 1.5 hours longer battery life. You also get a larger 6.5-inch Super Retina HD display at 2688x1242 resolution. Finally, the iPhone XS Max offers an improved IP68 water and dust resistance rating.

Price Comparison

iPhone X vs iPhone Xs Max Pricing

iPhone X prices start at $175, which is cheaper than the iPhone Xs Max low price of $244.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone X and iPhone XS Max share some specs, such as 4G LTE cellular connectivity, Face ID, and a dual 12MP rear camera with a wide and telephoto lens. But overall, the iPhone XS Max is larger than the iPhone X and has a larger display size. Features of the iPhone X include a 5.8” display, an Apple A11 Bionic chip, and up to 256GB of storage. Features of the iPhone XS Max include a 6.5” display, Apple A12 Bionic chip, and up to 512GB of storage.

Size

Size iPhone X iPhone Xs Max
Width 77 mm 3.1 inches
Height 158 mm 6.2 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 174 g 208 g 7.3 ounces

The iPhone XS Max is a larger phone than the iPhone X. Measurements for the iPhone XS Max are as follows: 6.20” (H) x 3.05” (W) x 0.30” (D). Measurements for the iPhone X are as follows: 5.65” (H) x 2.79” (W) x 0.30” (D). Otherwise, the iPhone XS Max has a 6.5” display size and weighs 7.34 ounces, versus the 5.8” display size and 6.14-ounce weight of the iPhone X.

Camera

Camera iPhone X iPhone Xs Max
Primary 12.2 MP
Resolution None 4032x3024

The iPhone X and the iPhone XS Max have similar camera hardware, but the iPhone XS has some advanced features not available on the iPhone X. They each feature a 7MP TrueDepth front-facing camera and a dual 12MP rear-facing camera with a wide and telephoto lens. They each support HDR for photos, but the iPhone XS Max has Smart HDR for photos, and they each support Portrait Mode, but the iPhone XS Max has advanced bokeh with Depth Control.

Screen

Display iPhone X iPhone Xs Max
Resolution 1242x2688
Screen Size 165 mm 6.5 in
Pixels Per Inch None ppi 456 ppi

The screen on the iPhone XS Max is larger than the screen on the iPhone X, but overall, they share many of the same specs. The iPhone X has a 5.8” display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125, and the iPhone XS Max has a 6.5” display with a resolution of 2688 x 1242. The shared specs are as follows: Super Retina HD (OLED) HDR display with a PPI of 458, a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, wide color (P3), a 625 nits (typical) max brightness, and support for True Tone.

Battery

Battery iPhone X iPhone Xs Max
Capacity mAh 3179 mAh
Longevity hours 13 hours
USB None Lightning

The iPhone X has a battery capacity of 2,716 mAh and the iPhone XS Max has a battery capacity of 3,174 mAh. The iPhone X battery can provide up to 13 hours of video playback time or up to 60 hours of audio playback time. The iPhone XS Max battery can provide up to 15 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time. Both of these phones support Qi wireless charging and are fast-charge capable when using a Lightning cable and 20W wall power adapter.

Processing

Processor iPhone X iPhone Xs Max
CPU Apple A12 Bionic APL1081 / APL1W81 (T8020)

Color Choices

iPhone X

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

Which iPhone X color should you buy?

iPhone Xs Max

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPhone Xs Max is the most popular?

iPhone X vs iPhone Xs Max Colors

The iPhone X introduces one new color not found in the iPhone Xs Max color palette: Gold. Both the iPhone X and iPhone Xs Max share two colors: Silver and Gray.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone X and iPhone XS Max are available in Space Gray and Silver. The iPhone XS Max is also available in a third color, which is Gold.

Storage Options

iPhone X

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone X storage should I buy?

iPhone Xs Max

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which storage iPhone Xs Max is the most popular?

iPhone X vs iPhone Xs Max Storage

The iPhone Xs Max introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone X: 512GB. Both the iPhone X and iPhone Xs Max share two storage options: 64GB and 256GB.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone X and iPhone XS Max each offer storage options of 64GB and 256GB. The iPhone XS Max also offers a third storage option of 512GB.

Reviews

iPhone X

192 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone Xs Max

161 reviews 5.0 stars

iPhone X vs iPhone Xs Max Reviews

Users rate the iPhone X with 4.9 stars, compared to the iPhone Xs Max with 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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