Apple iPhone XS Max

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Announced:
Sep 12, 2018
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Sep 21, 2018

PhoneArena Rating:

9.3
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Display

Display size:

6.5 inches

Resolution:

1242 x 2688 pixels

Aspect Ratio:

19.5:9

Pixel density:

458 ppi

Technology:

OLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

84.29 %

Peak brightness:

625 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash:

Quad LED

Software Features:

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features:

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

7 megapixels

Features:

Wide Angle, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

Dimensions:

6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)

Weight:

7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Gold, Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones:

Lightning

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor:

Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Apple 4-core GPU

RAM:

4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64 GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

iOS (12.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Lightning

Features:

USB charging

Charging connector:

Lightning

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Mobile Payment:

Apple Pay

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

3179 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Talk time:

25.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Music playback:

65.00 hours

Video playback:

15.00 hours

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 12, 2018

FCC ID value:

BCG-E3219A link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.00 W/kg

Body:

1.00 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.52 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.00 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box:

EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

MSRP price:

$ 1099

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 12, 2018
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This device is also known as Apple A1921

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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Apple iPhone XS Max

with 512 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

512 GB

MSRP price:

$ 1449

Apple iPhone XS Max

with 256 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

256 GB

MSRP price:

$ 1249

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available
Discontinued

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (84.29 %)
  • Optical camera zoom
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)

Cons

No Cons

Description

The iPhone XS Max is like a supersized version of the iPhone XS, featuring a bigger, 6.5-inch OLED display and longer battery life. It also has the same, 7nm A12 Bionic chipset with more power and greater efficiency than the A11. The new, 12MP dual camera has a bigger sensor and larger pixels for better image clarity, while advanced software and a new signal processor enable better HDR capturing and Portrait photos with adjustable amount of bokeh. The iPhone XS offers Face ID, louder stereo speakers, and better, IP68 water resistance.

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