The iPhone Xs Max is the bigger variant to the iPhone Xs Smartphone! The both mobile phones were announced on the 12th of September and preorder starts on Friday. But before the end of September 2018, the phone will be out in shelves.
The introduction of the “Max” model with huge 6.5-inch screen display is recommendable and might begin a new era in the Smartphone markets. Between the both phones, the specs are likely the same. While the huge difference is the screen display.
iPhone Xs Max Specs
*. Display: 6.5‑inch Super Retina HD display all‑screen OLED HDR Multi‑Touch display
*. Screen resolution: 2688 x 1242 pixel at 458 ppi
*. 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio*. Colors: Gold, Space Gray, Silver
*. Storage: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
*. Dimension: 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7
*. Weight: 208 grams
*. Rated IP68 for Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant
*. OS: iOS 12
*. Processor: A12 Bionic chip
– Back: Dual 12MP ƒ/1.8 aperture wide-angle and ƒ/2.4 aperture telephoto cameras
– Front: 7MP camera ƒ/2.2 aperture with Portrait mode, Animoji and Memoji
*. Facial recognition: YES, by TrueDepth camera
*. Network and connectivity: Gigabit-class LTE with 4×4 MIMO and LAA4, Wi-Fi 802.11ac with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth v5.0, Wireless technology, NFC, EarPods with Lightning Connector , Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)
– FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
– TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
– CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
– UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
– GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
*. Battery: Lasts up to 30 minutes longer than iPhone X
*. Fast-charge capable: Up to 50% charge 30 minutes
*. Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
*. Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers)
*. Sensors: Face ID, Barometer, Three‑axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
*. Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
Design and Display
The phone comes in a durable all-glass finish with a stainless steel bands, which removes the blurring and detestable slippery panels on the edge. And like the iPhone X, the Xs Max packs a notch display at the top.
While the 6.5‑inch OLED Super Retina HD display is much more bigger than the iPhone 8 Plus with 5.5-inches and Galaxy Note 9 with 6.4-inches. It is quite larger but it is NOT a unique or ground breaking feature. Comes with improved screen dynamic range, with a 2688 x 1242 pixels and 458 ppi pixel density.
One of the most noticeable difference is the availability of the gold color options, which was not seen on the iPhone X. Tim Cook called the devices “by far the most advanced iPhone we have ever created.” It comes with rounded corners, and a beautiful curved design.
Cameras and Connectivity
As we all know, Fingerprint sensor scanner is lacking behind on the iPhone Xs Max, – no rear-mounted or in-display fingerprint sensor scanner. However, there is Facial recognition system, which uses infrared and dot projector technology.
The cameras are the same, dual rear 12-megapixels with support for wide angle and telephoto rear cameras. And they both support OIS, larger pixels and a wider aperture. Apple promises a better low light photo shots.
The selfie camera is still 7-megapixels with f/2.2 aperture. Arrives with the company’s Animoji and Memoji, all cameras support portraits mode for blurring of background, and Smart HDR.
The phone supports LTE, GSM, WCDMA, gigabit LTE -single physical SIM card and eSIM. But a XS Max will launch later in China with two physical SIM trays.
Performance and Battery
The phone runs on iOS 12, powered by A12 Bionic chip, packs a earPods with lightning connector. There is improved battery life of 1.5 hours longer than iPhone X, built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and support wireless charging.
The phone comes in three capacities: 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. As already mentioned on the iPhone Xs article, the 512GB storage, is a step ahead the normal memory capacity we’ve seen on Apple phones!
The iPhone Xs Max with 64GB storage sells for $1,099, which is slightly different from the Xs that goes for $999. However, the Pre-orders begin on Friday, and the shipping date is slated for September 21st. There is the affordable iPhone Xr, which is economically priced.