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The Apple iPhone Xs Max currently has an Informr score of 8.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 56 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Apple iPhone Xs Max marks the top end of Apple’s 2018 phone line-up. But unlike previous years, the Max doesn’t offer features you can’t find in other iPhones.

It’s the same phone as the iPhone Xs -- just with a larger 6.5-inch screen. However, the larger screen also includes a higher resolution of 2688-by-1242 pixels. This means you don’t have to sacrifice clarity or detail to enjoy the larger screen.

The increase in the phone’s size adds just over an ounce to the weight of the device. So it’s still ultra portable. However, the larger size made it harder for reviewers to use in one hand. Even those with larger hands might struggle.

Otherwise, it’s the same blazing performance, beautiful screen, and powerful camera you’ll find in the Xs. For a full summary of what to expect, check out our iPhone Xs summary.

Operating system
2.49 GHz
Screen Size
12+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...

Gear Hungry

But what people are wondering is its difference with the iPhone XS. Admittedly, there is not a lot of difference save for the size and battery life. With the rate the iPhones are taking now, it proves to be a lot more expensive for every model given that not much has changed when compared to the pre...

- Jordan Carter, Gear Hungry

Overall, it’s a little surprising to see the older iPhone XS Max beat more recent flagship devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and Apple’s own iPhone 11 Pro Max, and that it is surpassed only by the Huawei Mate 20 X. Despite the need for improvement to memo and voice recording, the XS Max’s...

- Kris Sangani, DxOMark

The Apple iPhone XS Max comes with one of the best mobile cameras we have ever tested, and in many areas offers noticeable improvements over last year’s iPhone X. Both still and video image quality in bright light are excellent, with a very wide dynamic range and good detail. Autofocus and image sta...

- Lars Rehm, DxOMark
Gadgets Now

Those who have been using the iPhone X also would agree that a lot of money they spent has been quite worth it. iPhone XS Max remains a cracker of a phone and yet after six months of using it there is a big “but”. What comes after this ‘but’ is a five-letter word that that starts with P and ends wit...

- Aabhas Sharma, Gadgets Now

The iPhone XS Max is a device that confounds. It’s a fantastic selection of components, squeezed into one very nice package. However, in practice, it’s too big, too heavy, too expensive, and far too similar to the iPhone XS for us to wholeheartedly recommend. It’s not bad, but we’d buy the regular X...

- Tom Fogden, Tech.Co

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Screen Size

The Apple iPhone Xs Max's screen size is 6.5 inches with 1242 x 2688 pixels resolution.

2.49 GHz

There is a Apple A12 Bionic Hexa core 2.49 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the iOS 12 operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 7+ megapixels resolution.

64/256/512 GB

Internal memory is 64/256/ 512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3174 mAh battery. Apple's performance ratings are 1500 minutes, 780 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

iPhone Xs Max Specs

Release date September 21, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
800/850/1900 MHz
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System iOS 12

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Processor Apple A12 Bionic Hexa core 2.49 GHz
Internal Storage 64/256/ 512 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.16 W/kg
Body: 1.17 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3174 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 900 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 780 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 638 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1500 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Stainless steel
Colors Gold, Space Gray, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.7 x 7.7 x 0.8 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 208 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1242 x 2688 pixels
Pixel density 458 pixels
Size 6.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Lightning
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Main Camera
ƒ/ 1.8
12+ megapixels
2x optical, 10x digital
Yes (Quad LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Red-eye reduction, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera, f/2.4), HDR, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
7+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 60 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, RTF, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, HTML
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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