The iPhone XS Max is, as its name suggests, great. It is the largest of the three "new" iPhones of 2018, making it a small successor to the iPhone 8 Plus, even though it has more DNA than the iPhone X.

It is a huge phone, but it is also very popular, which suggests that we could see another large device with the iPhone 11 by the end of 2019. It is also an expensive device, but with a constant number. Business iPhone Max, you can usually find it. a lower price than it was launched in, and this will be even more the case when selling Amazon Prime Day.

To help you master Apple's huge phablets, old and new, we compared the two to see what exactly changed and find what you will receive at the great price Apple has put on it. IPhone XS Max.

Below, we compare the two phones in several key areas: their looks, their camera, and the quality of the screen.

iPhone XS Max vs iPhone 8 Plus design

The iPhone XS Max is a very different beast from the iPhone 8 and this is what stands out the most in the foreground because if the XS Max has a notch and hardly any other bezel, the iPhone 8 has large lenses above and below the screen with a button.

The absence of the main button on the iPhone XS Max means that you don't get Touch ID, but you have a Face ID, which the iPhone 8 Plus doesn't.

However, there are fewer differences on the back and on the sides, as both phones have a glass back and a metal frame. However, the orientation of the cameras on the back is different: on the iPhone 8 Plus, the two lenses are next to each other, while on the iPhone XS Max, they are stacked vertically.

The iPhone 8 Plus is bigger despite its smaller screen.

The iPhone 8 Plus is bigger despite its smaller screen.

Of course, the dimensions and weight also differ. The iPhone XS Max measures 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7mm and 208g, while the iPhone 8 Plus measures 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm and 202g. In other words, the iPhone XS Max is slightly smaller, despite a larger screen.

And the colors are also different. The iPhone XS Max is available in silver, space gray and gold., while the iPhone 8 Plus is offered in all these models and also adds red to the mix.

The waterproofness of the iPhone XS Max is a less visible difference: its protection rating IP68 (that is, it can be submerged up to 2 meters deep for up to 30 minutes), while the iPhone 8 Plus is IP67 compliant and can only withstand up to one meter .

IPhone XS Max vs iPhone 8 Plus screen

Both phones have large screens, but the iPhone XS Max is the largest (6,5 inches), while the iPhone 8 Plus measures 5,5 inches.

The iPhone XS Max is all screen on the front.

The iPhone XS Max is all screen on the front.

The XS Max also offers a higher resolution of 1242 x 2688 and 458 pixels per inch, compared to the 1080 x 1920, 401ppi display on the iPhone 8 Plus. The height / width ratio of the iPhone XS Max is also reduced and uses OLED, while the iPhone 8 Plus has an LCD screen.

The difference in display technology means that you can expect better contrast and more vivid colors from the XS Max.

iPhone XS Max vs iPhone 8 Plus OS and Power

A new year means a new chipset. In this case, you get the A12 Bionic in the iPhone XS Max, while the iPhone 8 Plus has its predecessor, the A11 Bionic. This is not a problem, but you can expect a really superior diet from the iPhone XS Max.

In particular, it is up to 15% faster and up to 50% more energy efficient, depending on the combination of the six cores involved. The GPU and neural engine have also been significantly improved for the first time. iPhone XS Max.

There is less difference from the operating system. The XS Max comes with the new iOS 12, but you will soon be able to update the iPhone 8 Plus.

iPhone XS Max vs iPhone 8 Plus camera and battery

Both the iPhone XS Max and iPhone 8 Plus have a 12-megapixel dual-lens rear camera that powers features like optical zoom and portrait mode, but the iPhone XS Max offers optical camera stabilization. Image on both lenses, while the 8 Plus only has one in one.

The iPhone XS Max camera also has other enhancements, including new features like the ability to adjust the depth of field once you've taken a photo.

Both phones have dual-lens rear cameras

Both phones have dual-lens rear cameras

However, the difference is less clear on the front, as both phones have a TrueDepth front camera, which detects depth in portrait mode and strengthens facial identity.

We don't know how big the iPhone XS Max battery is in mAh, but it is supposedly the largest battery ever installed in an iPhone and lasted for about a day of use. The iPhone 8 Plus has a 2691 mAh battery, which we found in our review represents a daily life, but a little more.

iPhone XS Max vs. iPhone 8 Plus release date and price

The iPhone XS Max can be purchased starting at €1,099 ($1,099,AU$1,799), which is plenty, just like Apple's most premium smartphone.

The iPhone 8 Plus has been out for some time and has seen its fair share of price cuts, bringing it back to a starting price of €699 / AU$699 / AU$1,149, making it a bit cheaper.

To go

The iPhone XS Max looks like a huge upgrade on the iPhone 8 Plus, not only completely changing the design, but also a much larger screen. Add to that the surplus power and that's quite a substantial change since we're in an "S" year.

If you choose between the two phones, the iPhone XS Max on paper will look much better.

Of course, the XS Max is also much more expensive, so it is important to consider the importance of the updates for you.

 

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