iPhone Xs Max comes with the biggest display and battery ever in an iPhone

iPhone Xs Max comes with the biggest display and battery ever in an iPhone
When Apple introduced the iPhone X 2017, many people were wondering why the anniversary model was available in only one size, and why it was almost the same size as a 4.7" iPhone. A "Plus" model could have been even more popular. Well, Apple is rectifying the situation in this year's lineup with the iPhone Xs Max – a sequel to the iPhone X that sports a massive, 6.5" display.
You read that right – the biggest display ever on an iPhone. But despite the increased screen real estate, the iPhone Xs Max is almost the exact same size as an iPhone 8 Plus or an iPhone 7 Plus.

Given the popularity that iPhone Plus models are enjoying, it's a smart move on Apple's part to introduce a successor to last year's iPhone X with a bigger screen. For reference, the 2017 anniversary iPhone model has a 5.8" display and is just a bit bigger than previous 4.7" iPhones, while the Xs Max has a 6.5" display and is pretty much the same size as a regular Plus model.

Here's everything you need to know about the iPhone Xs Max:

The biggest display and battery ever in an iPhone


The iPhone Xs Max sports a massive 6.5" OLED display (not accounting for the rounded corners) with the same, tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio as the iPhone X. Resolution has also been bumped up from 1125 x 2436 to 2688 x 1242, which amounts to about 3.3 million pixels or a density of 458 pixels per inch. Other features of the new Super Retina display that Apple takes pride in include touch input sampling at 120Hz, HDR10 support, and high color accuracy.

Here is how the iPhone Xs Max compares to the iPhone 8 Plus in terms of dimensions and screen size:

iPhone Xs Max comes with the biggest display and battery ever in an iPhone

As for the battery, Apple has never been too keen on sharing the nitty-gritty details, but Tim Cook went on record to say that the iPhone Xs Max will have the biggest ever battery in an Apple phone, and that it will deliver a battery life that's "an hour and a half longer than that of the iPhone X."

A12 Bionic – "the most powerful chip on the market"


iPhone Xs Max comes with the biggest display and battery ever in an iPhone

The iPhone Xs Max will be powered by the new Apple A12 Bionic chipset – one of the first 7-nanometer chips on the market and "the smartest and most powerful chip ever in a smartphone," as Apple put it in its announcement. It has a staggering 6.9 billion transistors on it.

The A12 Bionic is comprised of a six-core Apple Fusion CPU, a quad-core GPU that promises to be up to 50 percent faster than the previous model, and runs an updated version of Apple's Neural Engine, which is designed to handle AI tasks. The A12 Neural Engine has an 8-core design and can handle up to 5 trillion operations per second. For reference, the A11 Neural engine had two cores and do about 600 billion operations per second.

A new and improved camera experience


iPhone Xs Max comes with the biggest display and battery ever in an iPhone

The iPhone Xs Max features a dual 12MP camera setup with dual OIS. As was with the iPhone X, the camera setup combines a telephoto lens with a wide-angle shooter. The wide-angle lens has an f/1.8 aperture, while the telephoto has an f/2.4 aperture.

Despite the similarities, Apple has introduced a handful of software enhancements to the new camera. Smart HDR is one of them. It is a task that is offloaded to the Neural Engine in the A12 and works similar to Google's HDR+ technique that has wooed us with amazing results on Pixel phones. What it does is, it takes numerous photos at different exposure values and then stacks them together to create an image with a much greater dynamic range than a smartphone camera sensor would otherwise be capable of outputting. Of course, the process is instant and takes a single tap of the shutter button.

Further than that, Apple also showcased the new Portrait Mode coming to the iPhone Xs Max. Using the dual cameras, the phone is capable of measuring depth and simulating a shallow depth of field when shooting portraits. The accuracy of the system seems to have improved quite a bit since last year and there's also a setting that lets you dial in the exact amount of depth of field that you want after you've taken a picture.



Price and release date


The iPhone Xs Max will be available in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB versions and will start at $1099. Pre-orders are going up this Friday, September 14, while the phone is going on store shelves a week later, on September 21.

The iPhone Xs Max will initially be available in 30 markets, including the US, Canada, the UK, China, Japan, and Australia.

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27 Comments

1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I bet this biggest is 3000mAh

14. Bankz

Posts: 2478; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I even doubt it is up to that tbh.

21. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1791; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Biggest let down ever. Apple had the opportunity to really set apart the max from the other models and add in alot of useful software multitasking features that take advantage of the bigger canvas and powerful chip but instead added AR upgraded capabilities... Smh wasted 6.5in of phone

28. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I have never seen so much ball baby crying. Stop it and talk some real talking points that don’t come from an obviously heavy android user

2. OneLove123

Posts: 792; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

$1100 for 64GB? Wow!

3. izim1

Posts: 1591; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Wait, $1100 for 64gb and no sd card slot? Is that right?

4. bucknassty

Posts: 1296; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

that is right

6. OneLove123

Posts: 792; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

It makes the 512GB Note 9 great bang for your bucks.

27. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

And yet its not selling well! It should have an  logo at the back not an android logo.

5. Jrod99

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Predictions were wrong. 1100 dollars. Ouch. That is a painful pill to swallow.

7. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

You would think the “geniuses” at Apple would have been able to solve the notch problem by now.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Maybe they don’t consider it a problem? Maybe that’s a personal opinion?

8. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Man oh man that starting price hurts . Before anyone says stop being cheap I’m writing this from my X. I guess I’ll wait another year to upgrade even though I had my eye on the Max.

10. Ikechukwu

Posts: 246; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

for 64GB? okay

12. YeahYeah

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Note 9 it is..

13. banglazbless

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Wow! $1100 for an slightly updated 64gb crap.

15. Sakeem

Posts: 856; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

That 512GB option is $1,449. Crazy.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Are you friggin serious?

23. Sakeem

Posts: 856; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I looked on the website.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

AMD no fast charging in the box.

22. Phonehex

Posts: 732; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Thats before taxes btw ! Hahaha

16. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

$1000+ ... And you don't even get QHD Resolution which came out , what 4 YEARS ago!?

17. Akraw

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

I have the iPhone x and I will upgrade once I will stop receiving the software upgrade

18. yalokiy

Posts: 884; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

"an hour and a half longer than that of the iPhone X." Great, but still far from Mate 10 Pro battery life performance.

20. emiliocheng

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 12, 2018

5G supports?

24. kevin007in

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Told u guys. Apple be like" more pixel density or bigger battery" give us $ 1200. hahahah . what an innovation. ? bigger battery? like .. really??

25. Wazupmrg

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Funny how they make a big deal of things other phones have, yet downplay competitors when they introduced them. For instance, Samsung has had the ability to not only change the blurriness of a background after the shot for a year now, but can also adjust the level before you take the photo. Yet you guys italicized the "after" to make it seem it's a wow factor. Pretty sad

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