Apple launched three different smartphones this year and actually confused most of the users about the device they must be taking for their daily use. This year Apple has bumped up the size of their devices to 6.5 inches which is a real tablet size and made the all-new iPhone Xs Max the biggest of iPhone in the history of iPhones.
But currently, there are devices such as the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xr which are going to compete against the device and will restrain the users who like the smaller screen size to take them instead of the gigantic device.
Today we are going to compare both the iPhone Xs Max and the iPhone Xs and see which is the better of the two which is going to make it a better pick for the next 5 years and get the best of performance with your flagship specked unit.
If you are thinking not to sign the cheque of above 1200$s then do have a look at the iPhone Xr and the iPhone X in the comparison we did recently, also read the reviews of the newly launched phones and then have a look at this comparison for a better view in this particular comparison so you can get the best of the device as per your choice.
Design & Build
Both the devices follow the same design language as it was the case with the iPhone X. We can say that the iPhone Xs Max is just an expanded version of the iPhone Xs, and the iPhone Xs is a minor upgrade over the last year’s iPhone X with a couple of changes in the antenna bands and a couple of changes for the colors of the stainless steel frame.
For the front and the back on both the device, we have the top of the line strongest Gorilla Glass 5 iteration that is going to help you to save your device from all the different kinds of drops and dents and protecting the phone from getting cracked easily.
When it comes to the talk about both the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs max the major change is the size of the phone as the iPhone Xs comes with a form factor in the size of 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm while the iPhone Xs Max comes with a form factor in the size of 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm.
This makes sure that both the devices are equally thin and hence the iPhone Xs for sure will have the better integral strength than that of the iPhone Xs Max. Coming to the weight of both the units it is for sure obvious that we are having the iPhone Xs as a lighter one at 177gram while the other one is a bit heavier at 208grams. Both the devices feel heavy and for sure going to make it a better task holding them, but the in-hand feel and durability of none of the device is affected by any mean.
This is the portion where the major change of the all-new iPhone Xs Max will come over the all-new iPhone Xs. The Xs comes with a screen size of 5.8 inches which comes with a resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels and has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 so that most of the videos can be played easily without the interference of the included notch.
Coming to the Xs Max it happens to have a screen ratio same as that of the Xs at 19.5:9 and comes with a resolution of 1242 x 2688 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 inches. All these results in both of the devices having the same pixel density at 458ppi and hence either of the unit looks exactly the same.
In the real world, both the display are same and comes with the same tech included with them as the Dolby Vision, HDR10 Complaint, Wide Color Gamut, 3D Touch Display, True Tone Display, 120 Hz touch Sensing and more.
Coming to the colors produced by the display one can say that both the display looks the same, and the depths are even the same on either of the display, if you are looking for a flexible size which can be used via one hand then it is the iPhone Xs while if you are looking for doing your daily office job along with the use of multimedia then it is the Xs Max that wins the race.
This is the place where both the devices are going to have a tie as both come with the same Apple’s A12 bionic chipset that is going to power the phones and comes with the support of a 4GB RAM unit on either of the phone. There is a hidden thing that for sure is going to help the iPhone Xs in beating the iPhone Xs Max and that’s not actually hidden but in front of the phone.
It is the display, yes while in gaming it is the Xs that is going to win because the iPhone Xs Max is having more pixels and it is the GPU that is going to struggle to push more and more pixels through it in intense scenes and hence it is the iPhone Xs that is generating the most of the frames even in the best of the games.
In real life, both the units are same in day to day applications, and even in heavy applications where most of the job is being done by the CPU, it is the GPU that bottlenecks the iPhone Xs Max all due to the higher amount of pixels present in the phone due to the bigger screen size. If you are going to get a performance machine for the next couple of years then it is the iPhone Xs being the best long-term performer in the market.
Either of the devices comes with the same camera unit either on the front or on the back. On the rear, we have a primary 12MP sensor that happens to have f/1.8 aperture and is 26mm wide. The secondary lens is another 12MP lens with an aperture value of f/2.4.
The secondary lens is one with 52mm focal length and both the unit comes with OIS. When it comes to the front camera, it is a 7MP unit and happens to have a f/2.2 aperture with a standard focal length of 32mm.
Both the camera either the front or the rear on either of the phone produces great results and are for sure going to help you carry the best of images with you in your pocket and in your cloud and social media. All the images from this device come with a great amount of depth in colors and happen to have a good amount of contrast on either of the images. Overall you are going to enjoy the best of the camera unit in the world currently on a smartphone which is even equipped with AI functionality.
The all new iPhone Xs Max comes with a 3174 mAh battery thanks to the bigger size of the phone in order to accommodate the battery. On the iPhone X s we have the 2658 mAh of battery that is for sure due to the smaller size of the mobile phone.
Both the devices are offered with the Fast Battery Charging which can bring the device to over 50% in just 30 mins. But the major grieve is that the fast charger is not loaded with the mobile phone and we have to buy it separately. Coming to the Wireless Charging thing that is also present in the either of the phone and hence it is one of the best thing available on any iPhone till now.
Both the iPhone Xs and the Xs Max are great and for sure going to hold the most of the value until next year, until a newer version of the iPhone is present in the market. For most of the part both the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max is doing well, but if you are looking for the best of the performer then it is the iPhone Xs that will win the throne and the iPhone Xs Max will win if you are looking for a multimedia device, and a moving office with you.
What do you think about either of the devices? Also look at the review of either device in detail to have a look at the best performing device and a better choice for your mobile phone.