Apple iPhone XS Max vs Apple iPhone 8

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Display

Display size

6.5 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

1242 x 2688 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels

Pixel density

458 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

OLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

84.29 %
65.34 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
625 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, 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
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 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
Quad LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full 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, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light

Front

7 megapixels
7 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)
5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

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

Biometrics

3D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

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

Multimedia

Headphones

Lightning
Lightning

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72

Processor

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

GPU

Apple 4-core GPU
Apple 3-core GPU

RAM

4 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

64 GB, not expandable
256 GB, not expandable

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

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
 

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)

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, 30, 66

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 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 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3179 mAh
1821 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 (1250 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Music playback

65.00 hours
40.00 hours

Video playback

15.00 hours
13.00 hours

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 12, 2018
Sep 12, 2017

FCC ID value: BCG-E3219A link
FCC ID value: BCG-E3174A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.00 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Body

1.00 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.52 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.00 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

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

MSRP price

$ 1099
$ 849
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