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Apple iPhone XS Max

Apple iPhone XS Max
alaScore 91

429 reviews

Jun, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 429 reviews of Apple iPhone XS Max. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the usability and camera are generally positive. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the connectivity and reception. There are mixed reviews on the reliability and portability.

screen, performance, size, camera, usability

price, reception, 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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 (

The XS Max compared to the iPhone XR: Most of us should just buy the cheaper one


Apple's most premium iPhone of 2018 feels like a splurge.

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-size body -- but it's not as huge a leap up as you might think.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

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.


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 (

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 (

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 (

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 : Ilse Jurrien (

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Presidents Collection from Caviar | LetsGoDigital


Exclusive: Caviar celebrates President's Day with a new collection of 24-carat gold-plated iPhone XS and XS Max models. LetsGoDigital unpacks.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (

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 (

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

Expert review by : ZDNet Editors (

iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4, HP EliteBook 1050 G1 and more: Reviews round-up | ZDNet


From Apple's slew of new releases to an update on an old PDA classic, here's what we got our hands on during September.

Oct, 2018