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Apple iPhone XS Max

alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 reviews of Apple iPhone XS Max. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the camera and usability are generally positive. The size and performance are also appreciated. Views are divided on the portability, and some have doubts about the connectivity and price.

screen, performance, size, usability, camera

price, 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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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 : Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

Apple iPhone XS Max review: the best gets bigger

 

The iPhone XS Max takes an already amazing phone and soups up every part of it

Incredible camera ; Massively powerful and fast ; Fantastic HDR screen

Big without making especially good use of it ; Battery life only average ; Yeah, it's pretty expensive

Sep, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

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.

Expensive.

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 : Cam Bunton Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPhone XS Max review: It’s all about the display

 

Beautiful design ; Great big screen ; Camera quality is excellent ; Battery lasts a full day comfortably

Expensive (like really) ; Some apps still not optimised for notched displays ; It'll be too big for some ; No fast charger included

As an overall experience, the iPhone XS Max is hard to fault. It's fluid, fast and effortless, and is a premium package that looks and feels great in the hand.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

iPhone XS Max review

 

UPDATED: New photo gallery included after a few weeks shooting with the Max XS

Gorgeous display ; Absurdly powerful ; Superb camera ; Great build quality

Expensive ; The notch still irks ; Wobbles when set on a table ; No headphone dongle in the box

A premium phone with a premium price tag. But for Plus fans who couldn’t commit to iPhone X last year, it’s worth the outlay

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Andrei Frumusanu (anandtech.com)

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 (stuff.tv)

iPhone XS Max hands-on review

 

Bigger and more expensive than ever. But does that necessarily mean it's better?

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Abbas Ali Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPhone XS Max review

 

Apple's biggest, priciest iPhone ever

Screen great for gaming & movies ; Camera is a strong offering ; Extremely fast

Price: most expensive iPhone ever ; Size can make it tricky to handle

Apple finally delivers an iPhone with a huge screen, and for movie-watching, game-playing fans the iPhone XS Max is an exciting new addition to the range. It certainly costs a lot, but if you can get past the price, the XS Max offers up a supersized...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Nimish Sawant (tech.firstpost.com)

Apple iPhone XS Max review: Greatest iPhone ever, but Android flagships are way ahead

 

The XS and XS Max are upgrade-worthy phones only for iPhone users who are still on the iPhone 6/6s/7 generation

Brilliant display ; Best video camera on a phone ; Performance ; Face ID

Exorbitant price ; iOS 12 bugs ; Battery life ; Unreliable photo and video backup

I think I'll repeat my opening lines here:

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13
Talk time (4G):25
Wireless audio playback time:65
Wireless Charging:Y
Wireless video playback time:15

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Digital Zoom:2
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera flash:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):7
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Multi-shot:Y
Optical Zoom:10
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Colour name:Space Gray
Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product colour:Gold / Grey / Silver

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1000000:1
Display brightness:625
Display diagonal:16.5
Display Resolution:2688 x 1242
Display Type:OLED
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:458
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Mobile networking

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) supported:Y

Multimedia

Archive formats supported:Zip
Audio formats supported:AAX,AAX+,AC3,EAC3,FLAC,HE-AAC,LC-AAC,LPCM,MP3
Document formats supported:ICS,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
FM radio:N
Image formats supported:GIF,HEIF,JPEG,JPG,TIFF
Video formats supported:MPEG‑4 Part 2,H.264,HEVC,M-JPEG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS):Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
iBeacon:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSim + eSIM
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning
Headset included:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, File manager, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Ringtones, Wallpaper, Widgets
Quick Charge:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A12

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS 12
Platform:iOS
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:256 / 512 / 64

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.7
Height :157.5
Weight:208
Width:77.4