The iPhone 11 Pro Max is super heavy

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is super heavy
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is the ultimate iPhone of 2019: it's got the biggest screen, the longest battery life and it is a true impersonation of the 'Pro' idea that Apple is pushing this year.

But while it's a big phone, we noticed that it is also extremely heavy, noticeably heavier than its predecessor, last year's iPhone XS Max.

The new 11 Pro Max weighs a hefty 7.97 ounces, or 226 grams, while the already big XS Max weighs 7.34 ounces, or 208 grams. That is a nearly 10% increase in weight, making the 11 Pro one of the heaviest big phones on the market.

Here is a quick comparison of the weight of this new iPhone against popular rivals:

Of course, there is something good about holding a big, solid phone in your hand, but the added weight can also be quite annoying if you are used to carrying your phone in your pocket.

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iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 12 MP front
  • Processor Apple A13 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2650 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

it is full of heavy steel so ...

2. User123456789

Posts: 917; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Cant believe I am reading this here ... I am shocked. Because 8+ was the heavist phone of 2017, none complained.

29. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

I'm using the 8+ since. And it's not that heavy.

32. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i had the xs max and it was pretty heavy after a long period of use. after i got the s10+ it felt like night and day in terms of weight.

30. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

3. Mike88

Posts: 402; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

It’s just too heavy

19. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 692; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Nah, you're just too weak.

4. techbrguy

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 05, 2019

You pay no attention on this at the store, but on everyday use makes all difference, I hate heavy phones, 170g max.

16. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I could live with a big phone, but not heavy ones. Weight was the main reason I never ended up getting the OnePlus 7 Pro, as my P30 Pro was a problem already for me. And as you noted, 170g is the sweet spot, my next phone will definitely be somewhere around that weight.

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I’m just the opposite. I like my phone to be kinda heavy.

48. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Bro, you could use an iPad and it would still look like an iPhone in your hand lol P.S: you might see me soon either in Vegas or LA.

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO! Looking forward to hanging with you bro.

5. corvette72778

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

thats a reason why samsung took out some features such as power button on the right, headphone jacks, iris scanner......the extra weight it would add would be is unacceptable. The iphone is a phone with too many compromises. Notch, ugly camera and excess weight. It went from amazingly thin to thick and heavy. Terrible design Apple should be ashamed up. Steve Jobs would never allow a phone to be designed the way the iphone 11 is designed. Too many flaws. I can't believe they are sticking to a 3 generation old notch too. Unacceptable.

10. AbhiD

Posts: 801; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Apple's extra weight is due to stainless steel chassis. Cutting down IRIS and headphone jack have nothing to do with it(of course it leads to weight cut, but doesn't apply in this case).

18. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Really? So that has nothing with them trying to sell more of their Galaxy Buds? As for the bixby button, Samsung had no room on the right side for the power button, with the big battery and moving all 4 cameras to the right side, so they were forced to move the power button to the left, and keeping that useless bixby button ment more backslash from their users. As for the Iris scanner, it was either they had to keep the top bezel, or go with a bezeless design, so they had to compromise. Now regarding the notch vs the whole, you either accept both, or you hate both. You picking one is a case of bias, because both are cutouts, especially when you take into account the big pill shaped cutouts on the S10+ and the S10+ 5G, not to mention the absurdly huge notch on the Galaxy Fold. If Samsung didn't believe that the cutout is as bad as the notch, they wouldn't have experienced with pop up cameras in the A80. Samsung knows that this is the answer for a true bezeless phone, but they can't immediately copy Oppo, Xiaomi and OnePlus, because that would be an admission fron them that cutouts aren't really that much different from notches.

6. corvette72778

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Wow!, did I just calculate this right? The 6.5" iphone 11 max is 29% heavier than the 6.4" S10+? WOW

11. AbhiD

Posts: 801; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Stainless-steel VS Aluminium Chassis.

21. cmdacos

Posts: 4203; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Extra weight with no real value. Got it

23. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If it has no real value, then Samsung and everyone else should go back to using plastic back?

35. Vancetastic

Posts: 1309; Member since: May 17, 2017


50. Quine

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 13, 2019

If I recall correctly.. the first iphones were also plastic? Also Nokia and Motorola used metal designs before Apple? Did Apple invent oxygen also? So we must inhale helium now?

37. tbreezy

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 11, 2019


7. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Its chip probably has heat issues and heavy cooling needs to be employed.

8. Fred3

Posts: 521; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

If you're wearing jogging pants/shorts with phone i hope you tie the strings lol

12. AbhiD

Posts: 801; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Man, that would be s nightmare with such a heavy brick in the pocket. Weight is one of the reasons why i am going to buy a cheap small phone shortly just for my runs.

34. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

can relate. went for a jog with my xs max before and it felt like a brick.

39. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

You could easily avoid this by buying the amazing 500$ LTE apple watch series 5 #OneMoreThing

14. jeffpom

Posts: 66; Member since: Dec 11, 2016

Oh my gosh.... an extra half ounce? I'll have to get a case with wheels...

17. JCASS889

Posts: 539; Member since: May 18, 2018

Guess people gotta start working out if they are complaining about 7 ounces....

20. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's not a matter of working out or strength for that matter, it's just that using heavy phones for a while will put a lot of stress on your wrist and mainly your pinky finger. There's bunch of articles about this all over the internet.

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