iPhone Xs Max vs iPhone 11 Pro

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Upgrading from the iPhone XS Max to the iPhone 11 Pro means moving to a newer generation of the iPhone and a bump in overall processing power with the A13 Bionic chip. The display on the iPhone 11 Pro features a 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR display with a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, which is up from the 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio on the XS Max. The iPhone 11 Pro also has an improved camera with a triple 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto array with Night Mode.

Price Comparison

iPhone Xs Max vs iPhone 11 Pro Pricing

iPhone Xs Max prices start at $271, which is cheaper than the iPhone 11 Pro low price of $349.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone 11 Pro is a newer release, so it has some improvements, but it also shares several key features with the iPhone XS Max. Some of the shared features include up to 512GB of storage, Face ID, 4G LTE cellular connectivity, and an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. Specs for the 11 Pro include a 5.8” display, Apple A13 Bionic chip, and triple 12MP rear camera. Specs for the XS Max include a 6.5” display, Apple A12 Bionic chip, and dual 12MP rear camera.

Size

Size iPhone Xs Max iPhone 11 Pro
Width 77 mm 3.1 inches 71 mm 2.8 inches
Height 158 mm 6.2 inches 144 mm 5.7 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 208 g 7.3 ounces 188 g 6.6 ounces

The iPhone XS Max has a larger display size and is much larger than iPhone 11 Pro. Details for the iPhone XS Max include a 6.5” display size, a weight of 7.34 ounces, and measurements of 6.20” (H) x 3.05” (W) x 0.30” (D). Details for the iPhone 11 Pro include a 5.8” display size, a weight of 6.63 ounces, and measurements of 5.67” (H) x 2.81” (W) x 0.32” (D).

Camera

Camera iPhone Xs Max iPhone 11 Pro
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024

The iPhone 11 Pro features a triple 12MP rear camera with a wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto lens, and the iPhone XS Max features a dual 12MP rear camera with a wide and telephoto lens. The iPhone 11 Pro also has several features not found on the iPhone XS Max, including Night Mode and Deep Fusion. On the front side, the 11 Pro has a 12MP TrueDepth camera, and the XS Max has a 7MP TrueDepth camera. The iPhone 11 Pro front camera supports 4K video recording (at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps), whereas, the iPhone XS Max front camera video support maxes out at 1080p HD (at 25, 30, or 60 fps).

Screen

Display iPhone Xs Max iPhone 11 Pro
Resolution 1242x2688 1125x2436
Screen Size 165 mm 6.5 in 147 mm 5.8 in
Pixels Per Inch 456 ppi 463 ppi

The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone XS Max displays share some common features such as HDR, True Tone, and wide color (P3). But the iPhone 11 Pro has a more advanced display. The 11 Pro features a 5.8” Super Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125, a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1, and an 800 nits (typical) max brightness. The XS Max features a 6.5” Super Retina HD display with a resolution of 2688 x 1242, a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, and a 625 nits (typical) max brightness.

Battery

Battery iPhone Xs Max iPhone 11 Pro
Capacity 3179 mAh 3046 mAh
Longevity 13 hours hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The battery capacity of the iPhone XS Max is 3,174 mAh, and the battery capacity of the iPhone 11 Pro is 3,046 mAh. In terms of battery life, the iPhone XS Max can get up to 15 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time, and the iPhone 11 Pro can get up to 18 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time. Otherwise, both of these models support Qi wireless charging and are fast-charge capable.

Processing

Processor iPhone Xs Max iPhone 11 Pro
CPU Apple A12 Bionic APL1081 / APL1W81 (T8020) Apple A13 Bionic APL1085 / APL1W85 (T8030)

Color Choices

iPhone Xs Max

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which iPhone Xs Max color should you buy?

iPhone 11 Pro

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Green
  • Silver

Which color iPhone 11 Pro is the most popular?

iPhone Xs Max vs iPhone 11 Pro Colors

The iPhone Xs Max introduces two new colors not found in the iPhone 11 Pro color palette: Gold and Green. Both the iPhone Xs Max and iPhone 11 Pro share two colors: Silver and Gray. However, the iPhone Xs Max does away with Gold, previously seen on the iPhone 11 Pro.
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The iPhone XS Max and iPhone 11 Pro are both available in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray. The iPhone 11 Pro is also available in a fourth color, which is Midnight Green.

Storage Options

iPhone Xs Max

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which iPhone Xs Max storage should I buy?

iPhone 11 Pro

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which storage iPhone 11 Pro is the most popular?

iPhone Xs Max vs iPhone 11 Pro Storage

Both the iPhone Xs Max and iPhone 11 Pro share three storage options: 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone XS Max both offer the same three options for storage. These options include 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB.

Reviews

iPhone Xs Max

161 reviews 5.0 stars

iPhone 11 Pro

107 reviews 5.0 stars

iPhone Xs Max vs iPhone 11 Pro Reviews

Both the iPhone Xs Max and iPhone 11 Pro earn 5.0 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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