Apple iPhone Xs vs Xs Max: Which is Better and Why


Apple has recently launched three new iPhones, and they are iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. If you have watched the Apple Keynote, you might already know which one is better and why. However, if you have missed the keynote but you want to know which iPhone is better between Xs and Xs Max, here is everything you need to know about. After reading this brief comparison, you would be able to decide whether you should go for iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max.

Apple iPhone Xs vs. iPhone Xs Max

Apple iPhone Xs vs Xs Max

Although these two iPhones look quite the same, you will find a lot of differences between these two phones. For example:

Size/Dimension/Body


As the names defined, the Max edition is quite bigger than the normal edition. Previously, Apple used the word “Plus” to define a higher variant. However, they have recently changed it to “Max.” talking about the size or dimension, iPhone Xs is sized at 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm.

On the other hand, the dimension of the iPhone Xs Max is 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm. As the numbers are saying, iPhone Xs Max is slightly bigger than the Xs version. In terms of body weight, the Xs edition is lighter, as usual, and it weighs 177g. On the flip side, the iPhone Xs Max weighs 208g. The body of these two iPhone is made of the same thing. You can find glass on the front and back side and stainless steel frame. The best thing about these iPhones is they are dust and water resistant. In other words, they IP68 dust and water resistant. Being said that, do not get confused with water resistant and waterproof.

Display

As the Xs Max is quite bigger than the other variant, you can find a bigger display as well. Being said that, you can find 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display in iPhone Xs and 6.5-inch display on the Xs Max. This is needless to mention that the resolution of these two phones’ display is different. You will get a resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels at 458ppi on Xs and 1242 x 2688 pixels at 458ppi on Xs Max. Both of them have an HDR display and that is the reason, why you are about to get a super viewing experience while using any of these two devices.

Regarding similarities, you can find True Tone display, Wide color display, 3D touch, 625 cd/m2 max brightness, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating and so on.

Chipset/GPU/Storage

Apple has never compromised with the speed of their mobiles, since the initial days of iPhone development, we have been getting awesome experience with the chipset they provided. In these new iPhones, there is no compromise as well. Regarding the chipset, you will get hexa-core A12 Bionic chipset along with 4GB of RAM. If you have ever used iPhone 5S, which was one of the best iPhones so far, you might have noticed that it did almost all the jobs pretty well with only 2GB of RAM. From that view point, you should know what Apple can do with 4GB of RAM. Apple doesn’t use any third-party GPU and that implies you can find quad-core Apple GPU included in these two iPhones.

The best thing about these two mobiles is no matter which one you choose, you will get the same storage options. Apple has rolled out three different variants and they are 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB.

Camera

There are more than one times when Apple included different camera features in two different iPhones launched at the same time. However, this time, they have changed that thing and that means you will get the same camera for both of the devices. Being said that, you will get a dual 12MP wide angle and telephoto lens with the aperture of f/1.8 and f/2.4. They have 2x Optical zoom alongside 10x digital zoom. Apart from that, you will get Portrait mode with advanced bokeh effect and depth control, dual optical image stabilization, six-element lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash, Panorama, Sapphire crystal lens cover, backside illumination sensor, Hybrid IR filter, autofocus with focus pixels, tap to focus with Focus pixels, Smart HDR, local tone mapping, red-eye correction, burst mode, time mode, photo geotagging and so on.

Talking about the video recording, you can record 4K video at 24/30/60 FPS, 1080p video at 30/60 FPS, 720p video at 30 FPS. On the other hand, you will get slow motion feature, cinematic video stabilization, continuous autofocus video recording, playback zoom, video geotagging, stereo recording and more others.

All those things mentioned above are about the rear camera. If you often take selfie, you should know that you will get a 7MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture that will let you record 1080p video at 30/60 FPS. Apart from that, you will get extended dynamic range for video, cinematic video stabilization, retina flash, burst mode, timer mode, exposure control, wide color capture for photos and live photos and more others.

Battery

Although Apple didn’t mention the battery power, they did say that you will get a better battery backup on iPhone Xs and Xs Max than iPhone X. Talking about battery, you will get rechargeable lithium-ion battery with wireless charging facility. There is another thing is Xs and Xs Max have different battery power.

Pricing

This is where Apple always failed in various countries like India. Obviously, there are some tax and other things they need to keep in mind, but the pricing of Xs and Xs Max in India is out of the world. Talking about the price in the USA, it looks something like this:

iPhone Xs:

64GB – $999

256GB – $1149

512GB – $1349

iPhone Xs Max:

64GB – $1099

256GB – $1249

512GB – $1449

That’s all! These are some of the main differences you can find in these two iPhones. Considering all the hardware, both of them are pretty good and you should not get any problems while using it roughly. However, if you need to choose one of these two mobiles, you should go for iPhone Xs.

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