iPhone Max: Why iPhone XS Max is the best smartphone in 2018?

  iPhone XS Max


Apple was found by Steve jobs in 1976. Steve Jobs revolutionized the Personal computer, Music players and much more since Apple started its operations. Continuous improvement has always been the backbone of Apple that led to its success. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, California and started its smartphone venture with iPhone in 2007.

Apple has brought technological breakthroughs time and again with a fingerprint scanner, touchscreen, portrait mode, face id and pushed the technology ahead of its time. With the iPhone X, we saw apple made some remarkable changes in its traditional design and features that the fans have wanted for so long. But there was one thing that fans wanted more than anything else a bigger version of iPhone X.

With a yearlong wait, Apple finally introduced the Bigger, Faster and Smarter iPhone ever

The iPhone XS Max

So what’s packed in the bigger iPhone XS Max?

Let’s Find Out!

The iPhone XS Max is plus variant of the iPhone X and has a bezel-less OLED display, fast chipset, louder speaker, bigger battery and a massive display of 6.5”. The phone is the most expensive iPhone to date and is still outselling the iPhone XS.


6.5” bezel-less OLED
1242x 2688 px
458 ppi
3D touch

Apple iOS 12

A 12 Bionic Chip
Hexacore 2.49 GHz
4 core GPU
4 core 2nd gen NPU

Dual 12 MP camera (wide angle F/1.8 and telephoto F/2.4 with OIS)
Live bokeh effects (Portrait mode, Lightning and Adjustable blur)
2x lossless zoom
Phase detection autofocus
Quad LED flash with slow sync

7MP F/2.2 with BSI sensor and HDR mode
1080p @30/60fps video
Depth detection

Stainless steel frame
Reinforced glass front and back
IP 68 certified
Colors: Gold, Space Grey, and Silver

64/256/512 internal
4GB Ram

Dual Sim
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
Lightning Port

3,174 mAH
Wireless charging


iPHONE XS Max design

                   The XS Max is big, as big as iPhone 8 + but has a sleek bezel and bigger screen. The build is almost identical to XS with stainless steel frame and glass on glass design, no noticeable design change since iPhone X was introduced though.

There are few changes which involve the hardest glass on any smartphone ever. Apple and Corning have always worked together and have introduced the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 specially made for Apple, and all the durability tests on YouTube proves the phone has a build that will Last.


                  The display is a Samsung made OLED 6.5” with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on front and back. The screen is largest in iPhone smartphone history. Pixel density is the same as in X and XS and there is a bump in resolution up to 1242x 2688 pixels

Dolby Vision and HDR10 has its support in iPhone XS and also 120- Hz touch input with max brightness of 625 nits. Truetone Adjustments (White Balance correction algorithm that corrects white as per ambient light making white and greys more accurate) are still available with a blue light filter called Night shift.


                  The XS max comes with the new iOS 12 there is not much of interface upgrade but the performance has been tweaked which can be seen on iPhone 8, X with faster app launch, faster system apps.

iOS 12 key OS upgrades

Grouped Notification
Screen time feature
DND Mode
Measure App
Battery Stats
Enhanced Photos

iPHONE XS Max Face Id            The home buttons and touch ids have been skipped in this model as in iPhone X which is a major design overhaul in iPhone. The face id is much faster with A 12 bionic chip. 3 D touch is still there and can be used for pop up picture preview, links, SMS, emails, notes, and photos

Screen time tells us the device used with the following metrics Entertainment, Health fitness and other categories like Education, Productivity, and Reading etc. Limits can be set on app usage with screen time.

Notification center has always been changed with every iOS upgrade. The new notification center has a notification in stacks making it easier to manage in notification center as well as Lock screen. 3D touch can be used for more controls around the notification center. Battery percentage is removed because of lack of space on the status bar.


iPHONE XS Max performance

Apples A12 Bionic chipset is apples first 7nm chipset. Apple chipset has always been known for sheer performance and A12 plays its part in this legacy. The new chipset is beyond expectation with 7 nm and can perform 5 trillion operations per second.

The RAM is now 4 GB LPDDR4X. There is also ISP (Image signal processor) which is an upgrade in the Camera. The key highlight of this processor being able to capture more depth in photos such as portrait mode with just one single camera.



          The camera here is a 12 MP Rear F/1.8  wide and  F/2.4 telephoto with scratch-resistant sapphire glass. The camera has a new image signal processor with zero shutter lags. There is a smart HDR feature. The attention-seeking feature being ISP’s ability of data capturing without any need of secondary camera with the help of NPU.

The key highlight being bokeh rendering which seems a DSLR feature lifted by apple. After capturing photo field depth can be adjusted later. Huawei smartphones also adjust the depth but in real time.

The front camera has speed improvement and is a 7 MP F/2.2 Selfie camera. The camera can now record videos at 1080p with 60fps. Video stabilization is available too.  The images captured have accurate colors, sharpness, and retention.



           Apple has always set benchmarks for the smartphone industry and has thus competed against the android market. The chipset makers have always been thriving to come closer to apples launched chipset. The Android industry has adopted many apple features one being the cut out in the display.

         The fans have got more than what they wanted with the Bigger X variant of iPhone in terms of performance, features, camera, bigger battery and more. The XS max has already become popular among the fans and despite a hefty price tag is still outselling iPhone XS

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3 thoughts on “iPhone Max: Why iPhone XS Max is the best smartphone in 2018?”

  1. Hi Alex,

    Simply loved the way you have put down the details here. I too have compared few smartphones on my blog, however, after reading your post, I am sure that I still need to learn a lot.

    It would be a pleasure to read your blog posts more.


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