Apple iPhone XS Max Review

Score: 84.5 / 100

Apple iPhone XS Max is a high-end phone launched back in 2018, which counts with a big size 6.5-inches screen, a high-tech 64-bit Hexa-Core processor ticking at 2490 MHz, and 2 cameras, a 12 megapixels back facing camera and a 7 MP front camera. Let's take a closer look at what this phone can give us.

Apple decided to power this cellphone with an extremely powerful 2.49 GHz Hexa-Core 64-bits processing unit, packed into an Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81 (7 nm) system chip with a huge 4 GB of RAM. An excellent feature of the Apple iPhone XS Max is its inmense 64 GB internal storage and even though it doesn't count with an SD memory slot, it is still enough to install hundreds of applications without having to worry about running out of space at all.

Apple sells the Apple iPhone XS Max in 3 different color options, gold, silver and space gray. Although the iPhone XS Max is only 6.2" long and 3.05 inches wide, it manages to pack a 6.5 inches screen. Being just 0.3" thick,this phone is slim and comfortable. Regarding its design, this phone is built with Glass and Stainless steel . This cellphone isn't very light comparing to other devices , with a weight of 7.34 ounces.

This phone has two cameras, a 12 megapixels back camera and a 7 mega-pixels front side camera. Its back camera has an aperture of f/1.8 so it can shoot excellent pictures even in poorly lit environments. It is also able to capture videos up to 3840x2160 (4K) at 60 fps, and slow motion videos in (Full HD) (1920x1080) at 240 frames per second (8 times slower than regular videos). This cellphone also includes auto-focus and time lapse video.

Apple equipped the iPhone XS Max with a spectacular 6.5 inches screen, and a resolution of 1242 x 2688 , making everything look absolutely perfect.

This phone has an amazing 3179 mAh Li - Ion non-replaceable battery, enough to provide this device with a great battery duration. An issue to consider is that this cellphone's battery isn't removable so you can't buy a new battery when it starts losing capacity, even though with its 3179 mAh you will probably discard this device before it becomes an issue.

This device provides wifi connection (which it can share with other devices around, as a mobile hotspot), LTE-A (4G) really quick internet connection and also HSPA+ connectivity (which is a lower speed 4G type) and 3G fast connection type, over HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This phone comes with 2 Nano SIM cards to be able to to use 2 different phone numbers and even different carriers.

This phone also comes with a wide range of cool characteristics like Facial unlock, Wireless charging system, NFC, Bluetooth (enables communication with other devices, computers, and accessories) and GPS, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

Apple is offering this phone for $ 1099, which is a high price for a cellphone this level. This device is the right one for you no matter if you will use this cellphone to play games, want a phone mainly for internet broswing and social networks, will use it as a work device or want it to take lots of pictures. If you buy this phone you also receive EarPods with Lightning Connector, USB Power Adapter, Documentation and Lightning to USB Cable.

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Device Type:Phone
Also Known As:Apple A1921||Apple A2101
Dimensions:6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inchesMetric15.75 x 7.75 x 0.76 cmImperial
Weight:7.34 ouncesMetric208.09 gImperial
Colors:Gold, Silver and Space gray
Materials:Glass and Stainless steel
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Accessories:Documentation , EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Release date:2018-09-21
Price:$ 1099.00


Screen Type:OLED
Size:6.5 inchesMetric16.5 cmImperial
Resolution:2688 x 1242 pixels
Pixel density:456 pixels per inchMetric179.53 pixels per cmImperial
Brightness:625 cd/m2
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81 (7 nm)
Processor:Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit (Hexa-Core 2490 MHz)
RAM Memory:4 GB
Graphics Processor:Apple 4-core GPU
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li - Ion
Capacity:3179 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes


Back camera:12 megapixels
    Focal length:26mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.39 inches (1/2.55")
Front camera:7 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (60 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1920 x 1080 (240 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Slow Motion Video (8 times slower) and Time Lapse Video


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
UMTS Bands:Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Face Unlock:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor