Apple iPhone XS Max
For better or worse, the iPhone XS Max is just a massive iPhone XS. That's great in some ways: its 6.5-inch display is fantastic for watching videos and lining up photos, and there's a much better battery here, too. That said, only a few app and services so far make meaningful use of all this extra screen space. Beyond that, it’s simply going to be too much phone for some people to use comfortably with one hand. (You really need to try it before buying, if possible.) Even so, this is still Apple’s best big smartphone, and it’s more than enough to give Android’s best a run for their money.
- Big and beautiful screen
- Very good battery life
- Top-tier performance
- Improved camera
- It's really expensive
- Simply too big for some people
- Most apps don't take advantage of extra screen space
iPhone XS Max
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (5)
- 89AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsCNET90Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic priceThe supersize iPhone XS Max crams a 6.5-inch screen and all of the same great features of the iPhone XS into a Plus-sized body -- but it's not as huge a leap up as you might think.ZDNet100The iPhone's future is big and brightBefore writing off the size of the iPhone XS Max, I recommend visiting a store where you can spend a few minutes and get a better idea of what the XS Max is all about. If you recently upgraded to an iPhone X, or maybe even an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, don't feel left out if aren't ready to upgrade. It's an expensive decision! The future of the iPhone is big and bright, and the iPhone XS Max is the embodiment of that future.Wired80REVIEW: IPHONE XS AND IPHONE XS MAXI still think you shouldn’t feel like you have to upgrade if you invested in last year’s phones—or even if you have a slightly older phone, like an iPhone 7. Is there a palpable difference between these models and your one- or two-year old phone? Yes, absolutely. But that doesn’t mean your older phone is bad. That’s the thing about high-end smartphones, these mini-computers in our pockets: even last year’s models are still pretty darn amazing.Mashable90Going for the goldDon't be fooled by the "S" label — the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the best and most powerful iPhones Apple's ever made.What Hi-Fi100Apple iPhone XS Max reviewThe iPhone XS Max is simply the best smartphone for movies and music that you can currently buy.TechRadar90iPhone XS Max reviewApple finally delivers an iPhone with a huge screen, and for movie-watching, game-playing fans the iPhone XS Max is an exciting new addition to the range. It certainly costs a lot, but if you can get past the price (which many won't be able to) the XS Max offers up a super, supersized experience.The Verge90APPLE IPHONE XS AND XS MAX REVIEW: SMOOTHED OUTI would not rush out to spend another $999 on the XS if you have a X, but if you’re already deep into a preorder, don’t worry: you will love the iPhone XS. It is, indeed, more iPhone, and it will probably hold up for years to come. I definitely prefer the Pixel 2’s camera, but the iPhone XS isn’t that far behind, and it’s still a significant improvement over previous iPhones.TrustedReviews80iPhone XS Max ReviewIt’s expensive and won’t be for everyone, but the iPhone XS Max is a great phone in just about every area.Neowin90Bigger, better, fasterThe only thing that totally makes it worth it for me is the additional battery life. That's the only feature that isn't just a matter of being a little bit better than the iPhone X. This is significant.Other than that, the iPhone Xs Max is a really great phone, just like its predecessors. Sadly, there's nothing unique that sets it apart from last year's model, but it does well overall.If you buy one, I don't think you'll regret it, as long as you considered the price point and discussed it with your spouse before purchasing it. As I said in the title, it's bigger, better, and faster, and that's about it.Alphr80Your dream phone is hereYou know as well as I do that buying a smartphone isn’t just about the cost and the benchmarks ... For many, the iPhone is the only smartphone around and therefore, for them, this is simply the best smartphone. They won’t be disappointed, but their bank manager will be.
- 72AVERAGE USER SCORE5 Reviewsali90May 18, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetNorthwestGuy90May 8, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!My favorite iPhone. The screen size is great (how did we ever manage on those old 4" iphones?), without making the form factor too large to hold. The display quality is fantastic, and the phone has held up to several low drops so far with no issues. The only negative on the form factor is that the power button and volume down button are on the same plane, so you may accidentally take screenshots when you are trying to turn down the volume.techandonlytech30December 20, 2018Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A poor product that's more likely to be frustrating than useful. - EngadgetAlex90November 8, 2018Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!For those of us who wanted a bigger iPhone and the best possible display Apple offers, this is the best we could have had. The display is an 6.5 inches OLED screen and everything looks really beautiful on this screen from videos to photos. The phone is really big though so unless you have big hands, it might be a good idea to go to an Apple store and try it before buying it.The downside is that not all the apps are optimized for the screen yet but for those that do, like Whatsapp for instance, everything looks better on the gigantic screen and the situation is getting better since the phone has been out for more than a month now.The modem is now made from Intel instead of Qualcomm. I didn't personnaly experience any difference performance-wise on LTE and on Wi-Fi, I'm having the same numbers as on my iphone X.Some people experienced network issues in the beginning. Those issues are easily solved with a network settings reset. I'm a big fan of the jack port but I think that there's no way Apple is going to put them back on the iPhone. The problem here is that they don't include the little dongle anymore so if you have wired earphones, you have to buy one for 10€/$.The build quality is there as you'd expect from Apple and the phone is now IP68 instead of IP67 which offers better resistance to dust and water. I can't afford to make drop test so I won't be able to tell for the durability but I can feel that it's solidly build but that was true of the iPhone X already.The camera offers a nice upgrade compared to the previous one found in the iPhone X. The photos are better specially in low light and they offer a better HDR. The portrait mode with the ability to tweak the aperture after the photo has been taken is a nice addition. It's a shame that this feature is limited to the iPhone Xs's only. Some third-party apps offer that possibility on older models. That's the Apple doing I personally don't like at all.I won't be talking about IOS and the ecosystem since it's mainly the same experience that is to be found on an iPhone except for the home-button iPhones that don't have all the gestures that have been introduced since the iPhone X.To summarize, if you are looking for a bigger iPhone with a better camera, better battery and the latest and fastest experience on IOS, look no further, the iPhone XS Max is the way to go.Adityan60September 21, 2018Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Too heavy and big. Almost like managing a iPad.