September 2018 saw the release of two big giants viz. iPhone Xs and Xs Max. Priced at a whopping figure, the phones are not your usual iPhones with many new features added.

Apple is always known to bring the best of technology with its phones and gadgets. However, with Android taking over the market with best of the, display, cameras and battery features, Apple has pulled up its socks and has brought forth the revolutionary new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. But which one to choose is a big dilemma for the customers.

Before you make the final plunge, get your abreast about the basic differences between the two phones.


The most obvious difference is the size of the two phones. iPhone Xs Max comes with an enormous 6.5-inch display making it the largest that’s ever been on an iPhone.  On the other hand, iPhone Xs comes with a slightly smaller 5.8-inch display.

However, the quality of the display of both these phones is identical. Both have the same Super Retina OLED technology, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and both pack in 458 pixels per inch.


When it comes to overall size and weight, iPhone Xs Max takes the lead on being the bigger and heavier of the two new iPhones.

iPhone Xs Max has the dimensions 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm and weighs 208g. iPhone Xs, on the other hand, has the dimensions 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm and weighs 177 g.

An astonishing fact about iPhone Xs Max’s size is that it’s shorter and thinner than iPhone 8 Plus in spite of having a much smaller 5.5-inch display. Its mighty inches fall out with much larger bezels.


Apart from this iPhone Xs is virtually similar to its elder iPhone Xs max with both sharing quite a few things in common. Here is a list of the technology which is found in both of them

  • Super Retina OLED display
  • 12MP dual lens rear camera with f/1.8 aperture
  • 7MP front-facing camera with Face iD
  • 4K video recording
  • A12 Bionic Chip
  • 64GB, 256GB or 512GB storage options
  • IP68 water-resistant

With the basic differences sorted out between the latest and greatest iPhones, it is easier to make your choice.

If big sized smartphones with the biggest display that an iPhone offers are what you seek, then hands down choose iPhone Xs Max. However, if you are not too fussy about the extra inches in the display and wants to save a few bucks, then go for the smaller iPhone Xs with features as powerful as Xs Max. So, if you are sorted and have things clear about your next iPhone purchase, make the big plunge and flaunt away the latest that iPhone has on offer.


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