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Apple iPhone XS Max Smart Battery Case

Apple iPhone XS Max Smart Battery Case

from  $129+
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81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The XS Max's Smart Battery Case might be a little bigger, but it actually packs the exact same batteries as its little brother. In average daily use, that means the case won't quite double the XS Max's battery life, but that's arguably not a huge problem since the Max's battery is already significantly better than the XS's. Because of that, though, this Smart Battery Case just might be overkill for most people. And while there's no question that the Smart Battery Case does a great job keeping the XS Max running even longer, the added size and weight will make an already big phone even harder for some people to use. All told, this is a great battery case for those who really need it, but it just doesn't seem as necessary as the XS version.

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Pros
  • Provides several more hours of iPhone use
  • Integrates well with iOS
  • Supports fast charging
Cons
  • Makes a big phone feel even bigger
  • Difficult to remove from pockets
  • Arguably not as necessary as the XS version
81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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