Is the iPhone Xs Max Apple's biggest phone yet?
by Milen Yanachkov / Sep 11, 2018, 11:58 AM
iPhone Xs Max sounds huge. The sizeable Galaxy Note 9 is 6.4". It certainly is the biggest screen Apple has ever put on an iPhone, but it is also the biggest iPhone ever? Let's find out.On paper, the 6.5"
We know that the iPhone Xs Max will sport a 6.5" display (not accounting for the rounded corners) with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Considering that the Xs Max will retain the same screen aspect ratio as the iPhone X, we can scale last year's model up to match the 6.5" diagonal of the new Max model. This leaves us with an interesting result – a phone that is just a bit bigger than the iPhone 8 Plus. Of course, we can't be sure whether the bezels won't add a couple of extra millimeters to the all-around frame of the iPhone Xs Max, but this experiment still allows us to compare the screens of the two phones.
iPhone Xs Max – 19.5:9 | 6.5"
iPhone 8 Plus – 16:9 | 5.5"
All that said, the iPhone Xs Max may, indeed, turn out to be the biggest iPhone ever, though it won't be much bigger than the current Plus models. After all, that was the whole idea of this shift in smartphone design to begin with – keep the footprint, increase screen real estate.
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. The 2017 anniversary iPhone model has a 5.8" display and is just a bit bigger than previous 4.7" iPhones.
So, what do you think about the iPhone Xs Max (or Xs Plus)? Too big or just perfect? Tell us in the comments down below.
Disclaimer: The dimensions used in this material are based on preliminary information about the device(s).
Posts: 2118; Member since: Nov 04, 2011
That will be mine in 512GB once the preorders open up... I may go with the unlocked Apple version over Verizon's version...
posted on Sep 11, 2018, 12:02 PM 1
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I will be ordering one in Gold :) Looking forward to the big screen and split view.
posted on Sep 11, 2018, 12:30 PM 0
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If it's only a larger screen size over the plus without things that other phablets can do. Then it's once again only a bigger iPhone that offers no real upgrade in terms of usability or functionality. Like split screen multitasking, or a stylus. Plus if Apple charges over $1400 for the XS Max, then it's just an overpriced iPhone once again.
posted on Sep 11, 2018, 5:39 PM 1
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I'm waiting for the 4TB version. I can't wait to lose a life full of memories in just one go.
posted on Sep 11, 2018, 4:26 PM 1
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Than why the extra storage on the phone? The cloud app is simply deleting the files less used on the device when you need the extra space and you're set. No need to pay extra for extra storage with modern day OSes.
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 1:58 AM 0
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The excess maxipad looks like it will be difficult to get the control center gesture done with one hand. Poor design really.
posted on Sep 11, 2018, 12:15 PM 0
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just as difficult as pulling down the notification tray on any large screen Android phone
posted on Sep 11, 2018, 12:26 PM 0
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Remember the diversity of android...the experience is different depending on the OEM. A swipe down anywhere on the homescreen gives me tons of info...but only when I'm on the homescreen (LG V30) - thank goodness because that would be annoying while navigating a browser...or any app for that matter.
posted on Sep 11, 2018, 3:27 PM 2
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You still have to adjust your fingers to swipe down to bring the notification shade. I had it set up on my OnePlus 5T, but eventually, I got tired of having to adjust my fingers to pull down the notification shade. Also, I would accidentally pull down the notification all the time, which was nauseating.
posted on Sep 11, 2018, 7:32 PM 0
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They’ve learned that not as many people care about one hand usability as once thought. The Plus line has sold well and is being used by many people with hands that aren’t large enough to use it with only one hand. The average consumer doesn’t mind.
posted on Sep 11, 2018, 12:32 PM 0
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I need it to make serious use of the large canvas, or it is a no go. Split view, picture in picture, and pencil support are a must. Symbols on the keyboard and a dedicated numbers row, would be nice too.
posted on Sep 11, 2018, 12:27 PM 0
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