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The best but...
h4ck3d has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The best overall phone of 2019, but really heavy and expensive. Should come with at least 128gb on base model and USB-C. The other things like 120hz screen doesn’t bother me. I’m overall very pleased to have this phone.
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Even beter than the XS Max
baldilocks has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Just no denying the fact that the Camera set up in this new iPhone is leaps and bounds above last year. I'm also loving the great build quality and the new dark green color. The hardware, combined with iOS 13 make this device a pleasure to use.
19 out of 32 people found this review helpful.Report
Best iPhone Yet!
MsSn33zy has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Clearly the best iPhone to date and the best iPhone that I have ever used. The battery lasts awhile, the camera is clearly a step up and so is the video recording quality from the previous models and it has an included 18 watt charging brick in box and not the standard 5 watt brick that it still has with the smaller 11 models. I still wish they moved to USB C like their MacBooks and iPad Pro line though. At least then it will make the “pro” designation a little more worth it. I love the bigger 6.5 or realistically the 6.4 inch size to be much more easier to hold with one hand than the smaller 5.8 inch iPhone X. It’s much easier to hold and it isn’t sleek and slippery like the X or XS Max were with their all glass back. Overall it is still playing catch up with other smart phones on the market but overall it’s still a huge improvement over the XS Max. The only gripe that I have with the phone that isn’t a listed con, is the fact that sometimes it takes a while to reboot if I need to. Sometimes it takes about 4-5 minutes to reboot. Which normally should take about a 45 sec. tops. Other than that I’m very happy with this phone.
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It's a good device, with some caveats...
trumpybumpy420 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
TL;DR-This phone is a mixed bag. It's just a standard iPhone with a decent camera and excellent battery but it feels a bit slow compared to some Android phones. Overall it's a boring but trusty device.
My full review down below
For every wonderful feature, there seems to be an equally unfortunate trade-off. For a start, build quality, though premium, makes the phone heavy and bulky. (That's coming from a 6'3" dude with enormous hands.) This phone significantly weighs down pockets, if you're a smaller handed person, I'd advise against this heavy little tank. My reception is poor, though I live in a semi-rural area with Verizon, I've been rather disappointed, especially when transitioning between WiFi and data. Call quality is decent. Multimedia is fair, speakers get the job done and the screen is fairly good. However, the speakers are not nearly as good as my old Note9, and the screen pales in comparison to OnePlus, Samsung, and even Google's high-res screens. The camera is good all around, it excels in video recording, but images appear to be extremely warm and yellow, which I don't like. Also have noticed TONS of autofocus issues. If you're looking for the best point and shoot camera or the best night-time camera, I would recommend Google's Pixel 4. iOS is solid, bus customization is essentially impossible. iOS convenience is also slowly losing its edge as Android 10 starts bringing helpful features like call screening, Google Assistant, and multitasking are vastly superior...
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Report
Very Good (AMAZING)
RodneyMC has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I preordered this phone. I received it on release day. It has been excellent and amazing. I have an Apple Watch ⌚️ series 5 that I have paired up to this phone and it works excellent. Good buy for the money including quality,build, sound, camera, reception and everything. It was worth the $1165.00 that I paid for it.
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jaren92 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Phone is solid forsure. I upgraded from a iPhone 8. this phone is a major upgrade from what I was working with . Ultra wide camera is just wow I couldn’t live without now that I have it. The battery on on phone is a absolute monster. I have yet for my phone to die with a day of heavy usage I have always had battery problems with iPhones. The iPhone 11 Pro Max is definitely a game changer when it comes to that . Ui is still fast and fluent no problem there, and my goodness the speakers in this thing are absolutely amazing. idk if it’s because I’m coming from a iPhone 8 is the reason I’m so amazed with this phone but I just love it I do miss being able to navigate my phone with one hand fluently still not adjusted to the bigger display. My biggest gripe with this phone and Apple is we still have no real multitasking features. The hell id pay $5.00 a month for like some kind of subscription that has these features available for a little charge. After all said is done this phone was worth it highly recommend
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Best smartphone money can buy
ameerali.ouarda has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This is the best smartphone money can buy period. 5G isn’t ready so not having that capability doesn’t effect me at all.
It has undoubtedly the best smartphone display with unique technologies such as True Tone, Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, the best colour accuracy and OLED burn-in management, an above 1080p resolution with a sharp 458 PPI pixel density, 2 million to 1 contrast ratio, and the highest full screen brightness at 800 nits with a peak brightness of 1,200 nits which is only ever utilised when watching HDR content. Of course the display has a wide P3 colour gamut, Haptic Touch, raises and tap to wake and the OLED is 15% more energy efficient compared to the OLED on the iPhone X series.
OLED offers super inky dark blacks and a super high contrast which looks stunning with the Dark Mode of iOS 13.
The A13 BIONIC processor is so far ahead of the competition which contributes to super low power operation and remarkable gaming and camera performance.
Face ID is the best smartphone biometric period. It’s adaptable to appearance, intelligent enabling a whole suit of attention awareness features, fast and seamless. You can always use glass screen protectors without any compromises on performance unlike with the finger print scanner on the S10, S10+, and the Note 10 series.
The Taptic Engine is very unique to the iPhone and offers a quiet vibration and haptic feedback system throughout iOS and if used heavily by Haptic Touch.
The cameras are stunning. From the wide front facing...
3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Report
Why is Apple walking backwards
PetePR has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I was using this phone like my principal phone since it came out, I expected so much for the battery and this time Apple did it and presents a battery that can works through the whole day. The Display, like in all the X series is very very good. Great set of cameras. But still, the phone gets hot very easily, it does while you're using social networks like Facebook or Whats app, hopes that gets better with updates. Great thing Apple just decides to include a fast charger in the box, that's the least they can do for a pricey phone like this.
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saeedshakil has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
one of the best smartphone of 2019
best iPhone made by apple
best camera smartphone overall
battery life is excellent
green color is very attractive
A+ build quality
ios 13 is very good
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Report
GLBorchert has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Very fast. First thing I noticed was how fast it is. Face ID instantaneous. Apps load immediately. Cameras amazing, in addition to the super wide lens, you can zoom intermediate focal lengths. Screen is just fabulous. The glass seems so stout that I didn't plan on getting a screen saver.
There are no downsides, except maybe the price. I've been using iPhones for seven years and this is the best yet.
24 out of 37 people found this review helpful.Report