iPhone XS Max Review – How Does the iPhone XS Max Measure Up to the iPhone XS?
Despite being introduced in the fall, the iPhone XS Max is already making waves in the mobile device market. With a diagonal measurement of five inches and with a taller face that’s just over one inch, it looks like the iPhone XS Max might be the biggest iPhone to date. In fact, the iPhone XS Max could end up being bigger than the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, which only has a taller face to it.
The iPhone XS Max features many of the same features of the iPhone XS, but it also adds two new ones. For example, there’s a front light, which is extremely bright and makes navigation in low light much easier. It also sports a large fingerprint sensor, which can make the iPhone Max a great addition for those who use their phones as a personal assistant. In addition, Apple has opted to use a USB Type C charging port, instead of the traditional headphone jack, which means users won’t have to deal with an unpleasant cord. However, it is included with the iPhone Max and users don’t need to purchase a cord in order to enjoy wireless charging.
An upgrade to the iPhone XS line, the iPhone XS Max offers features and screen size that is much greater than those offered on the iPhone 8 Plus. With a diagonal measurement of 5.5 inches, the iPhone XS offers a larger screen than even the iPhone 8 Plus. The difference between the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XS is in its display level, which offers a higher pixel density than that of even the best smartphones. For instance, photos taken with the iPhone XS Max could show true color accuracy of up to two million pixels, which is far beyond what most smartphones are capable of achieving. While this may sound impressive, there are many other reasons the iPhone XS should be considered a step up from other smartphones.
First of all, the iPhone XS Max offers users a larger home button. This is a welcome addition for any smartphone user, since having the home button on the smaller iPhone models can make using them cumbersome. Even if the home button is located on a larger model like the iPhone XS, it’s easy to press it accidentally when you’re in a crowded environment or if you’re just holding the phone in your hand for a long period of time. However, the iPhone Max offers users an easier alternative to accidental pressing of the home button. By applying pressure to the home button, users can double-tap it to launch the camera, view a document, go into the navigation system, or perform another common function on the iPhone Max. Even better, users can easily perform these tasks without waiting for the computer to download or connect to the internet.
Speaking of connectivity, the iPhone XS Max comes with two different options when it comes to wireless data transfer. Users can choose between either a Wi-Fi only option or a standard 3G connection. While this may not seem like a huge difference, it can make a world of difference when traveling. With a Wi-Fi only plan, you’ll have to settle for slow Internet speeds that could mean a half hour or longer wait while you download a video. On the other hand, with a standard 3G network, you can immediately start downloading anything, regardless of whether you’re on a laptop or in your car.
The iPhone XS Max offers users almost twice the battery life of its predecessor, the iPhone 6s. This improvement alone makes the iPhone XS worth the money, but it also means that users can do more than just taking pictures and surfing the web. With twice the battery life, users can take up to two days between charges, which is more than sufficient to last any user through a full workday. That is not including how long the iPhone XS Max can last between charging, which is at least six hours if not more depending on the speed of charge.
The larger screen has some drawbacks as well, though. One of the biggest complaints about iPhone XS Max reviews so far is that many iPhone users are saying that the phone’s design makes it difficult to grip. However, Apple has made several changes to the iPhone Max to combat that problem. Not only does the iPhone XS have a larger home button, it also has a larger dock connector. This allows for easier charging, which makes the switch to a charging home button a bit of a misnomer since most iPhone devices use the iPhone power button to turn the phone on, but iPhone XS users no longer have to press the home button in order to turn the iPhone on.
In the end, the iPhone XS Max is most likely going to be a success since it offers a lot of features for a lot less money. At the same time, it comes with an even bigger price tag that may put some buyers off before even trying the phone. The larger screen and better camera compliment its slightly higher price tag, but there are still other advantages worth exploring when looking at iPhone XS reviews.