Apple iPhone XS Max features a capacitive 6.5 inches’ touchscreen display. This device runs on an operating system of iOS 12. The device comes with dual 12 MP rear cameras. The front side also has 7 MP camera. It is accessed by a RAM of 4 GB. A non-removable Li-Ion 3174 mAh battery powers the device.
Apple iPhone XS Max Specifications
|Dimensions||157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm|
|Colors||Space Gray, Silver, Gold|
|Material||Front/back glass, stainless steel frame|
IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Screen Size||6.5 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1242 x 2688 pixels|
|Screen To Body Ratio||84.4%|
|Pixel Density||458 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating|
|Operating System||iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 12.1|
|Chipset||Apple A12 Bionic|
|CPU||Hexa-core (2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (four-core graphics)|
|Internal Storage||64/256/512 GB|
|Rear Camera||Dual: 12 MP + 12 MP|
|Rear Camera Features||Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama), OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom|
|Video Resolution||[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.|
|Front Camera||7 MP|
|Front Camera Features||face detection, HDR, panoroma|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB||2.0, proprietary reversible connector|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct|
|Sensors||Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||iMessage, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|Applications||Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min, Qi wireless charging, Siri natural language commands and dictation, iCloud cloud service, MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player, MP4/H.265 player, Audio/video/photo editor, Document editor|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3174 mAh Battery|
Apple iPhone XS Max Review
The apple iPhone XS Max is a ground breaking device from apple. It seems to be the ‘plus’ version of iPhone XS. The device has a bigger display is measured at 6.5 inches which is bigger than the 6.1 inches display on the iPhone XR. But it has a higher operating system than other iPhones before it except for iPhone XS and XR. Apple iPhone XS Max has the Apple iOS 12 operating system.
The device is designed with a 4 GB RAM, making it the second iPhone to have such RAM after the XS.
Notwithstanding, iPhone XS Max has also a reinforced Scratch-resistant glass, which is an oleophobic coating glass at its front section. The rear section also has a reinforced glass. The frame is a stainless steel frame. And it is good to note that apples didn’t fail to make iPhone XS Max a waterproof device just as mentioned. This phone has different color options Space Gray, Silver and Gold colors.
The camera is an advanced dual 12-megapixel rear cameras. These cameras have wide and telephoto technologies. They also have optical image stabilization, 2x lossless zoom, quad-LED flash with slow sync, phase detection, autofocus and wide color capture. The internal memory versions of the iPhone XS Max are just 64 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB making Apple iPhone XS Max the first iPhone to have such internal memory.
These memory versions are definitely going to be expensive and most people won’t be able to afford it. The Stereo speakers are there with no pressure-sensitive Home key that was supposed to have fingerprint scanner. Since there is not a fingerprint sensor, a face ID sensor was made in place of it.
Apple iPhone XS Max no audio jack on the device but Bluetooth earphones are made available. There will never be an SD card slot on iPhones and this iPhone XS Max just has three memory versions of 64 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. The phone comes with an improved battery capacity on the device’s battery at 3174 mAh, better camera with improved sensors, new signal processor, nice HDR.
There is an addition of digital video stabilization on selfie camera, tougher and stronger glass body, speedy LTE and connectivity, dual SIM technology and an AMOLED display that has a resolution of 1242 x 2688 pixels. This display also has a wide color gamut, a touch sensor of up to 120 Hz and supports HDR videos.
If you unbox the device, make sure that the pack is freshly covered with a seal indicating that it has never been opened before you are about to open it. Just like apple has always been, you are not going to find any other newer thing in the pack if not a white two-pinned charger adapter.
You will also see a lightning cable that is also white. You will definitely find a pair of earpods that are white. A provision for lack of an earphone jack was made and it is an analog jack adapter which you will plug to the charging port and plug the earphone into the other end of the chord that has an earphone jack. You will also find manual books, apple stickers and a sim card remover pin.
The iPhone XS Max has a physical dimension of 157.5 millimeters long, 77.4 millimeters wide and 7.7 millimeter thick. The iPhone XS Max weighs 208 grams making Apple iPhone XS Max 31 grams heavier than iPhone XS. The front side of the phone is made with a scratch-resistant glass of oleophobic coating. The rear part of the phone is also made with a reinforced glass material. The frame and edges are made with stainless steel.
At the front side of the iPhone XS Max, you will see a 6.5 inches’ super AMOLED display with screen-to-body ratio of 19.5:9. The display almost covered every part of the front view including the part were the home key was supposed to be. But it didn’t cover the part meant for the earpiece and selfie camera with its sensors.
The device lacks an audio jack but a wireless paired earPods are made available for that inconvenience. The device is a waterproof for itself. And guessing rightly, the water immunity made apple not to include and earphone jack to the device. But before you charge your iPhone XS Max or any other waterproof device, make sure it is very dry so as to avoid destruction of the phone by short-circuit.
With the earpiece at the top front-side of the phone, the front side also sees a 7 MP camera. The left side of the phone has the silencer key and two volume keys while the right side has the SIM slot for a Nano SIM and an e-SIM. For you to use the e-SIM, you will need to activate a mobile network plan with your carrier using a QR code. There is also a power/lock button on the left side of the device. Apples iPhone XS Max comes with Qi wireless charging technology.
At the bottom of the phone are paired eight rounded openings with a USB port of 2.0 placed in between them. These eight openings are microphone and speaker respectively. At the back you will see dual 12-megapixel cameras with a quad-LED dual tone flash between them. This device has variant colors of Silver, Space Gray and Gold.
The device has a 6.5 inches display which is 0.7 inches longer than the 5.8 inches’ display on the iPhone XS. The display comes with a 1242 by 2688p resolution that has a pixel density of 458ppi. The display type is a super AMOLED screen that has 3D touch enabled on it. This 3D touch technology started from iPhone 6s.
It also has a wide color gamut display. The display also has a true tone display which when turned on corrects the white balance of the screen and make objects seen on the screen more comfortable to the eyes. The screen has a touch sensor of 120 Hz.
The device has a brightness of 653 nits which comes with a wider color gamut. The brightness of the display is excellent with a contrast ratio of 1600:1. The color calibration is also awesome as it produces excellent colors that we see around the environment. The display comes with a screen protection type of scratch resistant glass that has an oleophobic coating. The apples iPhone XS Max screen also supports Dolby vision and complies with HDR10.
Performance and Memory
The apple iPhone XS Max is powered by an operating system of iOS 12, which is the same operating system in apple iPhone XS Max. The iOS 12 operating has features like expanded battery meter, screen time feature, grouped notifications, a new appearance option for Face ID unlock system and good DND mode.
The iPhone XS Max is equipped with a new generation A12 Bionic chip. Apple iPhone XS Max is also having a hexa-core CPU that runs at 2.49 GHz and having two powerful cores and four efficient cores. The powerful cores are vortex cores while the four efficient cores are tempest cores. These 2.49 GHz bionic A12 chips are more powerful than the 2.1 GHz chips in A11 bionic chips of previous iPhones.
The iPhone XS Max has a different GPU. This GPU is a four-core GPU that is 50% more powerful than three-core GPUs. The A11 Bionic comes an octa-core Neural Engine, which is a neural processor that can carry out up to 5 trillion operations in a second. The neural processor helps in hardware acceleration for AI machine learning. The AI Machine learning allows the system to improve functioning in complex tasks over time without specific additional programming.
This device comes with a 4 GB LPDDR4X RAM making it the first iPhone to come with a 4 GB RAM. The device has three versions of internal memory including 64 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB internal memory. As sad as it has always been, iPhone devices do not come with a slot for an SD card thereby making files and data to be stored on the phone memory.
The Apple iPhone XS Max comes with rear dual cameras that are 12 megapixels. These cameras do not differ much from the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus and iPhone X cameras. These cameras have wide telephoto technology.
The camera with the wider sensor comes with an aperture of f/1.8 at 26 millimeters. The camera with the telephoto sensor comes with an aperture of f/2.4 at 52 millimeters. The wider camera has 1.4 µm pixel size, while the telephoto camera has 1.0 µm pixel size. In between these dual cameras lies a quad-LED dual-tone flash.
The rear cameras come with four-frame image processor as it is capable of capturing images in long exposure, images in interframes and images with improved dynamic range. The camera comes with file format feature just like iPhone 8, 8 plus, X and XR. All images taken with the iPhone XS Max camera will be saved in the HEIF file format and videos in HEVC (H.265) video format. In case you don’t like the new format, you can choose your preferred format.
The selfie camera is 7 MP camera in iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X. It uses Retina flash depending on the color of the available light to provide more pleasing skin tones. The front camera has a face detection technology w. HDR makes images darker when turned on. The front camera can record selfie videos at 1080p resolution.
The device has panorama technology which helps the camera to take panoramic shots at 180 degrees. The selfie camera has a Face ID sensor that was used to replace the fingerprint sensor that would have been on the home screen.
The iPhone XS Max records 4K videos at 60fps (HEVC) for 139MB in 10s, 4K videos at 60fps telephoto (HEVC) at 139MB at 10s, 4K videos at 30fps (HEVC) at 60MB for 10s, 1080p videos at 30fps (HEVC) at 20MB for 10s, and 1080p videos at 60fps (HEVC) at 30MB for 10s.
The iPhone XS Max has a WLAN, a 5.0 version of Bluetooth, an A-GPS and also an NFC. Apple iPhone XS Max has no radio. The USB port is version 2.0 with proprietary reversible connector. The device comes with a fingerprint sensor mounted at the front of the phone.
It also has an accelerometer, a gyro, a proximity, a compass and a barometer. Talking about the network technology, we have 2G bands (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) and (CDMA 800 / 1900), 3G bands (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100) and (CDMA2000 1xEV-DO) and 4G bands (LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100), 71(600).
The connectivity speed for HSPA is 42.2 Mbps download and 5.76 Mbps upload, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 is 600 Mbps download and 150 Mbps upload while EV-DO Rev.A is 3.1 Mbps.
Software and Applications
It is pre-installed with imassaging capabilities, SMS messaging, MMS, Email and Push Email. The browser is safari HTML5. Apple preinstalled cool softwares like Siri natural language commands and dictation, iCloud cloud service, MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player, MP4/H.264 player, Audio/video/photo editor and a Document editor.
It also comes with FaceTime which is available for iOS and Mac devices and allows you to make free calls (voice and video) to any other FaceTime-enabled device. It also supports capturing a Live Photo from those video calls.
Some other apps include iWorks suite, Numbers for viewing and editing excel file, and the Keynote app for viewing and editing presentations. You will also see Apps like Calendar, Weather, Calculator and Alarm, apple maps, file manager and clips. The clip of an app is used for editing videos.
The iPhone XS Max has its Phone applications opened to third-party messengers such as Skype, Viber, and WhatsApp and these third-party applications can share the same in-call screen as phone calls. Apple has always offered Wi-Fi calling. This is possible if whom you want to call has a Wi-Fi calling enabled smartphone. Apps like Calendar, Notes, Weather, Calculator and Alarm are also there.
Battery and Price
A non-removable Li-Ion battery of 3174 mAh powers the device. Its talk time is up to 25 hours on 3G mode. Apple iPhone XS Max price is about $1200.
Apple iPhone XS Max Key specs
- OS – iOS 12
- Display – 6.5 inches
- Dimension – 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm
- Screen Resolution – 1242 x 2688 pixels
- Network – GSM/CDMA/HSPA/EVDO/LTE
- SIM – Nano SIM, e-SIM
- CPU – Hexa-core (2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest)
- Rear Camera – Dual 12 MP + 12 MP
- Front Camera – 7 MP
- Internal Memory – 64/256/512 GB
- RAM – 4 GB
- Battery Capacity – 3174 mAh battery
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