iPhone Xs vs iPhone Xs Max

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The iPhone XS Max offers a pair of improvements as compared to the iPhone XS. The iPhone XS Max offers an extra hour of battery life as compared to the iPhone XS, and has the display going from 5.8-inches to 6.5-inches.

Price Comparison

iPhone Xs vs iPhone Xs Max Pricing

iPhone Xs prices start at $206, which is cheaper than the iPhone Xs Max low price of $268.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone XS Max has a larger display, at 6.5 inches versus the 5.8-inch display on the iPhone XS. But overall, the iPhone XS and XS Max share many of the same specs. For example, both models have an Apple A12 Bionic chip, 4G LTE connectivity, Face ID, an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, up to 512GB of storage space, a 7MP TrueDepth front-facing camera, and a dual 12MP rear-facing camera with a wide and telephoto lens.

Size

Size iPhone Xs iPhone Xs Max
Width 71 mm 2.8 inches 77 mm 3.1 inches
Height 144 mm 5.7 inches 158 mm 6.2 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 177 g 6.2 ounces 208 g 7.3 ounces

The iPhone XS Max is a bigger and heavier phone compared to the iPhone XS. Measurements for the iPhone XS Max include a height of 6.20”, a width of 3.05”, and a depth of 0.30”. In comparison, measurements for the iPhone XS include a height of 5.65”, a width of 2.79”, and a depth of 0.30”. Otherwise, the iPhone XS Max weighs 7.34 ounces with a display size of 6.5 inches, and the iPhone XS weighs 6.24 ounces with a display size of 5.8 inches.

Camera

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

The front and rear camera hardware and features are the same for the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. This includes a 7MP TrueDepth camera on the front, with a dual 12MP (wide and telephoto) camera on the back. Some of the key camera features for the front and rear cameras include Portrait Mode, Portrait Lighting, Smart HDR for photos, and 1080p HD video recording (at 25, 30, or 60 fps). The rear camera on the XS and XS Max can also record 4K video (at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps).

Screen

Display iPhone Xs iPhone Xs Max
Resolution 1125x2436 1242x2688
Screen Size 149 mm 5.8 in 165 mm 6.5 in
Pixels Per Inch 463 ppi 456 ppi

The screen on the iPhone XS Max is larger than the screen on the iPhone XS, but overall, the features are the same for both models. The iPhone XS Max has a 6.5” screen size with a resolution of 2688 x 1242, and the iPhone XS has a 5.8” screen size with a resolution of 1436 x 1125. Shared features include HDR, True Tone, a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, wide color (P3), and a 625 nits (typical) max brightness.

Battery

Battery iPhone Xs iPhone Xs Max
Capacity 2659 mAh 3179 mAh
Longevity 12 hours 13 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone XS Max is larger overall, and it also has a larger battery capacity at 3,174 mAh versus the 2,685mAh battery capacity of the iPhone XS. These battery capacities will allow for up to 15 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time on the XS Max, and up to 14 hours of video playback time or up to 60 hours of audio playback time on the XS. Otherwise, the iPhone XS and XS Max are fast-charge capable and support Qi wireless charging.

Processing

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

Color Choices

iPhone Xs

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which iPhone Xs color should you buy?

iPhone Xs Max

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPhone Xs Max is the most popular?

iPhone Xs vs iPhone Xs Max Colors

Both the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max share three colors: Silver, Gold, and Gray.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max are each available in the same three colors: Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.

Storage Options

iPhone Xs

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which iPhone Xs 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 Xs vs iPhone Xs Max Storage

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

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

Reviews

iPhone Xs

148 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone Xs Max

161 reviews 5.0 stars

iPhone Xs vs iPhone Xs Max Reviews

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

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