Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Apple iPhone XS Max

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Display

Display size

5.5 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1242 x 2688 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
19.5:9

Pixel density

401 ppi
458 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

67.47 %
84.29 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

Quad LED
Quad LED

Software Features

RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
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)
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 light, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Wide Angle, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm)
6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Keys

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

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver, Red
Gold, Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones

Lightning
Lightning

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Apple 3-core GPU
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

256 GB, not expandable
512 GB, not expandable

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x)
iOS (12.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)
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, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Yes
Yes

Connector

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector

Lightning
Lightning

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Apple Pay

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T4
M3, T4

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
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 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
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
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

2691 mAh
3179 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Talk time

 
25.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
 

Music playback

60.00 hours
65.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
15.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback, Vibration

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
Calendar, Alarm, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Yes
Yes

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

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 Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

MSRP price

$ 949
$ 1449

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 12, 2017
Sep 12, 2018
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