iPhone XS Max is the heaviest Apple phone ever

iPhone XS Max is the heaviest Apple phone ever
Launching on September 21 alongside the regular iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max sports the largest screen ever in an Apple handset - 6.5 inches with 1242 x 2688 pixels. Interestingly, this doesn't make the XS Max the biggest Apple smartphone to date, as the iPhone 8 Plus (with its prominent bezels) is a bit taller and wider. But the iPhone XS Max does take the crown, if we may put it this way, when it comes to weight.

At 7.34 ounces (208 grams), the iPhone XS Max is certainly the heaviest Apple smartphone yet, weighing 6 grams more than the second-heaviest model - the aforementioned iPhone 8 Plus (202 grams). Of course, 6 grams isn't a lot, and you may not even notice the difference when holding these two devices in your hands. Nevertheless, the heftiness of the iPhone XS Max is still something that should be considered when planning to buy the device.

In case you're wondering, the iPhone XS Max is also heavier than one of its main rivals - the Galaxy Note 9 (201 grams) - despite the fact that the Samsung device is a bit taller and thicker. But, again, in real life, you might not notice the weight difference.

If you think 208 grams is too much and you simply need the best that Apple has to offer, the 5.8-inch iPhone XS is the handset to get. This weighs 177 grams and, apart from the smaller screen and slightly shorter battery life, it's identical to the iPhone XS Max, while being $100 cheaper (though this doesn't seem to make it more popular than its larger, more expensive brother).

Apple iPhone XS Max

Apple iPhone XS Max

Dimensions

6.2 x 3.05 x 0.3 inches

157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm

Weight

7.34 oz (208 g)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Dimensions

6.24 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Dimensions

6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches

161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm

Weight

7.09 oz (201 g)

Apple iPhone XS

Apple iPhone XS

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.3 inches

143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm

Weight

6.24 oz (177 g)

Apple iPhone XS Max

Apple iPhone XS Max

Dimensions

6.2 x 3.05 x 0.3 inches

157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm

Weight

7.34 oz (208 g)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Dimensions

6.24 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Dimensions

6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches

161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm

Weight

7.09 oz (201 g)

Apple iPhone XS

Apple iPhone XS

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.3 inches

143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm

Weight

6.24 oz (177 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page

Related phones

iPhone XS Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 3179 mAh

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46 Comments

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 434; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Heaviest and priciest iPhone ever!!!

3. kucma

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

It’s the heavy price tag...

24. Finalflash

Posts: 4052; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No, its designed to be heavy to replace the weight of your wallet in your pants or purse.

30. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Not to mention it's bigger than a number of phablets. But Apples iPhone XS Max offers no phablet capabilities what so ever. This iPhone XS Max is just a bigger iPhone, and that is it.

36. therealbigrich

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 13, 2014

Just wondering what does phablet do that a iPhone can't?

38. Nokfan1603

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

For example picture in picture mode (e.g. watch a movie while you surf the web. Or split screen where you open for example the calculator and another app simultaneously. So you do not need to write down or memorize all the numbers in order to use your calculator...

41. evan79

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

lol nice one Finalflash

2. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 578; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I have never taken the weight of a phone into consideration when buying, although if I did, it would probably go the opposite way. I hate phones that feel super light & hollow. It doesn't give off a premium feeling. Heavy is good.

46. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

its amazing how Heaviness became part of apple innovation ,,Wow

4. Chris_ABN

Posts: 167; Member since: May 16, 2018

A good paperweight

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30508; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

C’mon man, why troll? I have my gripes about the max, cause it should do a whole lot more than it does, but it’s gonna be a great device overall. I may get a used one and sell my X, to recoup some money.

29. Sakeem

Posts: 853; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Hey Darkk.....told you that you would change your mind. You can't help yourself brother. lolololol

31. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

It still doesn't change the fact that the iPhone XS Max is only a bigger iPhone, and that's it. There is no stylus or pen support, and no real multitasking or split screen support. So it's not worth the extra money that Apple is asking. The thing is the XS Max is definitely in the phablet category, especially in it's size. But the XS Max has no phablet capabilities what so ever. I can see why he is going to wait for a used XS Max.

43. Sakeem

Posts: 853; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I get it.....and I'm just messin with him because he said on a few other articles that he would NEVER buy another phone without those capabilities. We know better though. lolololololol "The thing is the XS Max is definitely in the phablet category, especially in it's size. But the XS Max has no phablet capabilities what so ever." Agreed. Which in my opinion it's not worth the price new or used. They could have easily put phablet capabilities in it, especially with that super nova of a chip they have in the new devices, but for some reason chose not to.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 30508; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I never said I would refuse one, but if I was really interested, I would've preordered already cash, or credit. I'd be a fool not to take one at a cheap price, even if it was just flip it. It's just a larger X, and doesn't really grab me like the Note 9 does. And I doubt I'll even buy one used for cheap, cause it's the same experience I'm getting on my X. iOS 12 is not exciting at all.

45. Sakeem

Posts: 853; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

This is the S upgrade after all. Maybe they are waiting for the XI phones to introduce some phablet features.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 30508; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That was a thought all along, to buy one used. New is out of the question.

5. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I doubt anyone will say: - Xs is heavy like a brick. Because XZ2 is lighter but gets bashed.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7383; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The XZ2 does NOT get bashed. Nobody knows the damn thing exists except tech blogs.

17. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Tech sites bash

7. Derekjeter

Posts: 1427; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

You know what I hate the most of every new iPhone launch? Is that my iPhone started lagging more in September of last year. This year is the same thing. Why can’t they leave our devices alone. All of sudden I can’t open my camera app without crashing. My wife’s X is lagging to the point of rebooting every other hour. Apple, you’re a s**tty greedy company. I’m to invested in the OS I can’t leave. FML!!

8. kiko007

Posts: 7383; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Gtfoh with that bulls**t. I have 2 iPhones on iOS 12. Neither is experiencing any of that shit and my X sure as hell hasn’t rebooted. Either you’ve got a faulty unit or you’re lying for some internet points. Come to think of it... you did the same thing last year around the iPhone launch too.

9. OneLove123

Posts: 590; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Go cry me a river!! "Dont say anything bad about my iPhone, cause you will hurt my feelings!" Wah!wah!

10. kiko007

Posts: 7383; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why don’t you go crawl back to the sewer you crawled out of, degenerate waste of air?

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30508; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I haven’t noticed it. iOS 11 was glitchy the whole release cycle, but not that bad. So I can’t say.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30508; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My wife has been saying that the last few years. And she demonstrated it this year, but I think it’s just iOS 11 period. I don’t know if it’s true, cause I haven’t seen it, but she feels it is.

22. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3083; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Have you updated to iOS 12 yet? It's noticeably faster on my iPhone 8 plus. Give it a try.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30508; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A couple hrs ago, and yes it is.

25. Finalflash

Posts: 4052; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That's what people trapped in a s**tty relationship say. The only way out is to take that step and break away. It is hard, but in the end, being platform agnostic is worth it.

28. kiko007

Posts: 7383; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You’d know better than most about s**tty relationships. BTW the guy you responded to already left Apple’s walled garden once with the Pixel 2XL. He returned it though.

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