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Apple iPhone XS Max

from  $1099+

    Apple iPhone XS Max

    from  $1099+
    from  $1099+
    Apple iPhone XS and XS MAX Review

    Apple iPhone XS and XS MAX Review

    Posted   09.21.18
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    90 Engadget Score
    The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
    90

    The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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    Engadget Review

    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.

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    Pros
    • Big and beautiful screen
    • Very good battery life
    • Top-tier performance
    • Improved camera
    Cons
    • It's really expensive
    • Simply too big for some people
    • Most apps don't take advantage of extra screen space

    Reviews

    87
     
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    Critic Reviews 3
    75
     
    Average User Score
    User Reviews 2
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    Specs

    Key Specs

    Type
    Smartphone
    Operating system
    IOS
    Screen size
    6.5in
    Internal memory
    64GB
    Camera
    Yes

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    90 Engadget Score
    The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
    90

    The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

    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).

    Scores

    Engadget

    90
     

    User Reviews

    60
    Adityan
    Too heavy and big. Almost like managing a iPad.
    90
    Alex
    For those of us who wanted a bigger iPhone and the best possible display Apple...read more
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