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Apple iPhone XS Max

alaTest has collected and analyzed 285 reviews of Apple iPhone XS Max. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the camera and usability are overall positive. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the connectivity and price. Opinions are divided on the portability.

screen, performance, size, usability, camera

price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone XS Max is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

Apple iPhone XS Max review: the best gets bigger

 

The iPhone XS Max takes an already amazing phone and soups up every part of it

Incredible camera ; Massively powerful and fast ; Fantastic HDR screen

Big without making especially good use of it ; Battery life only average ; Yeah, it's pretty expensive

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Cam Bunton Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPhone XS Max review: It’s all about the display

 

Beautiful design ; Great big screen ; Camera quality is excellent ; Battery lasts a full day comfortably

Expensive (like really) ; Some apps still not optimised for notched displays ; It'll be too big for some ; No fast charger included

As an overall experience, the iPhone XS Max is hard to fault. It's fluid, fast and effortless, and is a premium package that looks and feels great in the hand.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

iPhone XS Max review

 

UPDATED: New photo gallery included after a few weeks shooting with the Max XS

Gorgeous display ; Absurdly powerful ; Superb camera ; Great build quality

Expensive ; The notch still irks ; Wobbles when set on a table ; No headphone dongle in the box

A premium phone with a premium price tag. But for Plus fans who couldn’t commit to iPhone X last year, it’s worth the outlay

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

iPhone XS Max hands-on review

 

Bigger and more expensive than ever. But does that necessarily mean it's better?

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Abbas Ali Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPhone XS Max review

 

Apple's biggest, priciest iPhone ever

Screen great for gaming & movies ; Camera is a strong offering ; Extremely fast

Price: most expensive iPhone ever ; Size can make it tricky to handle

Apple finally delivers an iPhone with a huge screen, and for movie-watching, game-playing fans the iPhone XS Max is an exciting new addition to the range. It certainly costs a lot, but if you can get past the price, the XS Max offers up a supersized...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone Xs Max review: Apple's high roller is a touch too expensive

 

Apple iPhone Xs may be its best, biggest phone yet but it's also horribly expensive

Big, glorious, front-filling screen ; Stupendous performance ; Decent battery life

Expensive ; Pricey ; Costly

Better yet, though, although it started out being the same price as the iPhone Xs Max, the Note 9 is now widely available for £899, making it an even more tempting alternative.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Breen (expertreviews.co.uk)

The best iPhone Xs and Xs Max deals

 

Here are the very best iPhone Xs and Xs Max deals available right now

Of course, hardcore Apple disciples need little encouragement to scramble for these new handsets. Chances are that if you're really in the market to pick up an Apple flagship device, minor details like four-figure sums aren't going to put you off. But...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone Xs vs Xs Max: Which 2018 iPhone flagship is right for you?

 

Anyone for Ten-S?

In short: do you want a bigger screen and slightly improved battery life? Do you have the extra money to support your choice? If the answers to both questions are yes, then you want the iPhone Xs Max. Otherwise, stick with the regular iPhone Xs.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Five phones that are better than the iPhone Xs Max

 

You don't need to wait until the iPhone Xs Max launch on 21 September – there are plenty of great alternatives available now

Pros: While many Android phones have been tripping over themselves to, uh, “pay homage” to the iPhone X design, the Asus Zenfone 5Z does it while not scrimping on the specs or breaking the bank. The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 8GB of...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple iPhone XS Max

 

If the iPhone X or even an iPhone 8 Plus wasn't big enough for you, then the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max should be right up your street. If you can afford it, that is. Here's our review.

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13
Talk time (4G):25
Wireless audio playback time:65
Wireless Charging:Y
Wireless video playback time:15

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Digital Zoom:2
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera flash:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):7
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Multi-shot:Y
Optical Zoom:10
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Colour name:Space Gray
Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product colour:Gold / Grey / Silver

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1000000:1
Display brightness:625
Display diagonal:16.5
Display Resolution:2688 x 1242
Display Type:OLED
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:458
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Mobile networking

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) supported:Y

Multimedia

Archive formats supported:Zip
Audio formats supported:AAX,AAX+,AC3,EAC3,FLAC,HE-AAC,LC-AAC,LPCM,MP3
Document formats supported:ICS,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
FM radio:N
Image formats supported:GIF,HEIF,JPEG,JPG,TIFF
Video formats supported:MPEG‑4 Part 2,H.264,HEVC,M-JPEG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS):Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
iBeacon:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSim + eSIM
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning
Headset included:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, File manager, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Ringtones, Wallpaper, Widgets
Quick Charge:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A12

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS 12
Platform:iOS
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:256 / 512 / 64

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.7
Height :157.5
Weight:208
Width:77.4