Apple iPhone XS Max vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus

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Display

Display size

6.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1242 x 2688 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

458 ppi
401 ppi

Technology

OLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

84.29 %
67.91 %

Peak brightness

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

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single 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, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 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
Dual LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

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

Front

7 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

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

Design

Dimensions

6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)
6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.77 oz (192 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

3D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Gold, Gray, Silver, Rose Gold

Multimedia

Headphones

Lightning
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

 
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Apple A9 APL1022

Processor

Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU

Apple 4-core GPU
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

4 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

64 GB, not expandable
128 GB, not expandable

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

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

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
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3179 mAh
2750 mAh

Type

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

Charging

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
 

Talk time

25.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours

Music playback

65.00 hours
80.00 hours

Video playback

15.00 hours
14.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 12, 2018
Sep 09, 2015

FCC ID value: BCG-E3219A link
FCC ID value: BCG-E2944A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.00 W/kg
0.91 W/kg

Body

1.00 W/kg
1.14 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.52 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.00 W/kg
1.14 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

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

MSRP price

$ 1099
$ 949
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