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Apple iPhone XS Max

alaTest has collected and analyzed 285 reviews of Apple iPhone XS Max. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the camera and usability are generally positive. The size and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the portability. Some have doubts about the connectivity and price.

screen, performance, size, usability, camera

price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone XS Max is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple iPhone XS and XS Max review: Pricey but future-proof

 

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...

First-rate build quality ; Excellent performance ; Helpful camera improvements ; iOS 12 is fantastic ; Slightly more durable than the iPhone X

Still very expensive ; Minute design changes mean old cases might not fit well ; Incremental battery gains

But we need to circle back to our original question: Are either of these new iPhones must-own devices? The answer really depends. If you splurged on an iPhone X last year, you could easily skip out on this generation -- and maybe even the next one --...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

iPhone XS Max review: Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price

 

The bigger iPhone XS is all about more screen, more battery life... and more money.

The iPhone XS Max has a big, brilliant display and a little more battery life than the XS. It benefits from the improvements that the XS also has: faster speeds, some durability and water resistance improvements, better camera and dual-SIM support.

It's so, so, so expensive. If the iPhone Plus models were too big for your hands, this one will be, too.

The 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.

Oct, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone XS Max

 

The iPhone XS Max is the best expression of Apple's smartphone philosophy so far, with a giant, gorgeous screen connecting you to everything.

Huge, awesome screen. Fastest processor available. Excellent camera. Long battery life.

Expensive.

Bottom Line: The iPhone XS Max is the best expression of Apple's smartphone philosophy so far, with a giant, gorgeous screen connecting you to everything.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Andrei Frumusanu (anandtech.com)

The iPhone XS & XS Max Review: Unveiling the Silicon Secrets

 

It's been a little over three weeks since Apple unveiled the new iPhone XS, XS Max and the XR . The new flagship line-up is one of Apple's most important ones to date; this year we're seeing the company expand last year's new iPhone X design across all...

For the iPhone XS Max, I wasn’t surprised to see battery life be less than on the iPhone 8 Plus – the OLED screen is less efficient than the LCD display of last year’s phone – and the increased battery capacity is not enough to counter-act this. It’s...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Review: Here comes the future

 

If 2017 was the year Apple hit reset on the iPhone then, in 2018, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max are its masterplan writ large. In the case of the iPhone XS Max, that's quite literally very large indeed. Doubling down on its screen-first design,...

Incredible OLED display, now with a bigger size option ; Apple A12 Bionic processor is super-powerful ; Excellent cameras ; Battery life is great ; Huge growth potential for on-device AI processing

Fiendishly expensive ; Still no headphone jack, and now no in-box adapter ; Smart HDR camera tech can be heavy-handed ; Portrait mode still not perfect

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Apple iPhone XS Max Smartphone Review

 

Maximum. The iPhone XS Max is Apple's largest and most expensive iPhone yet. However, Apple has not brought as many new features to the party as many would have liked. Find out in our review whether bigger and faster is enough for the iPhone XS Max to...

great, incredibly bright display ; impressive cameras ; lightning quick Face ID unlock ; easy to use ; fast system performance ; premium case ; precise GPS ; good battery life

the case quietly creaks when twisting the device ; the SoC throttles under sustained load ; speakers sound worse at maximum volume ; no fast charger or 3.5 mm jack adapter included ; extremely expensive

The Apple iPhone XS Max is the ideal device for anyone who has wished for a huge iPhone. Then there are iOS 12’s great new features that are, invariably, tied to Apple’s ecosystem. Many of iOS 12’s new features offer little for those who do not use...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (techaeris.com)

iPhone Xs and Xs Max case review and roundup

 

There are a ton of case options for the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max but we gathered just a few up for this Xs Max case review and roundup.

The design is spot-on for my tastes. The case feels good in the hand and offers up really great protection. I am not a huge fan of the wrist strap and wrist strap loop at the bottom but the other attributes of the case are stronger pulls than that one...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (phonearena.com)

Apple iPhone XS / Max vs Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+

 

Should you buy the iPhone XS or the Samsung Galaxy S9? We compare the performance, battery life and camera of two of the most popular flagship phones out there...

Oct, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Mark Spoonauer (tomsguide.com)

iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS Review: The Max Steals the Show

 

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are among the best phones you can buy, and if you've been holding off on upgrading your iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s, either one of these handsets will feel like a huge leap forward. The cameras are miles better — especially in...

Massive and beautiful OLED display ; Superfast A12 Bionic processor ; Longer battery life than iPhone Xs ; Improved cameras with Smart HDR and better bokeh ; Split-view mode in certain apps ; Gigabit LTE ; Faster A12 Bionic chip ; Much better cameras...

Fast charging still costs extra ; More storage should come standard ; Fast charging requires additional accessories ; Battery life could be better

While pricey, the iPhone Xs Max delivers an immersive 6.5-inch display, blazing performance and excellent cameras in an elegant design. The iPhone Xs is an excellent premium phone with superb performance, much improved cameras and a stunning display.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Roman Loyola (macworld.com)

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max review: It’s time for older iPhone owners to jump on the X bandwagon

 

A faster processor, new Max size and camera improvements make the iPhone XS a compelling upgrade.

Faster A12 Bionic CPU ; Camera improvements and Depth Control ; Improved battery life ; Excellent OLED screen ; Camera improvements and Depth Control ; A12 Bionic provides a great speed boost over older Plus-sized iPhones ; Excellent OLED screen

Rear camera bump may prevent some iPhone X cases from fitting properly ; Pricey ; Pricey ; May be too big for smaller hands

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13
Talk time (4G):25
Wireless audio playback time:65
Wireless charging:Y
Wireless video playback time:15

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Digital Zoom:2
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):7
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Multi-shot:Y
Optical Zoom:10
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Color name:Space Gray
Color of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product color:Gold / Grey / Silver

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1000000:1
Display brightness:625
Display Diagonal:6.5
Display Resolution:2688 x 1242
Display Type:OLED
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:458
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Archive formats supported:ZIP
Audio formats supported:AAX,AAX+,AC3,EAC3,FLAC,HE-AAC,LC-AAC,LPCM,MP3
Document formats supported:ICS,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
FM radio:N
Image formats supported:GIF,HEIF,JPEG,JPG,TIFF
Video formats supported:MPEG‑4 Part 2,H.264,HEVC,M-JPEG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSim + eSIM
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning
Headset included:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, File manager, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Ringtones, Wallpaper, Widgets
Quick charge:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor model:A12

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS 12
Platform:iOS
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:256 / 512 / 64

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.303
Height:6.2
Weight:7.34
Width:3.05
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