iPhone XS Max Everything about the XS Max is just AMAZING! Best iPhone EVER!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JAZJB, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. JAZJB macrumors regular

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    After owning every single iPhone model made (except the 5c, that was just a joke), the XS Max is the BEST iPHONE I HAVE EVER HAD! It’s one of those products that has the things you want from different devices all rolled into one! I can’t remember ever being so satisfied, so HAPPY with a phone! Is anyone else feeling like this!?

    1. BATTERY LIFE: Beats the 8 Plus, which is saying something! I currently have almost 8 hours of screen time and 7.5 hrs standby, and my battery is at 51%! What!! I cannot kill this battery!

    2. CAMERA: as good as the Pixel 2 XL! How!? I can finally take low-light pictures that look GREAT, and daytime shots are as good as my pro camera Sony A7RIII. How?

    3. SCREEN: Even better than the iPhone X for color calibration. Unless you have a defective phone, the color saturation IMO is better than any other iPhone made, and even beats the Note 9 (also saying something bc Samsung finally got it right this year!)

    4. SIZE: Slightly smaller than the 8 Plus but it’s all screen, yet it doesn’t FEEL big because I can still use it one-handed, which literally makes it the PERFECT size phone for me!

    5. SPEED: I’m speechless on this one. Aside from a few weird freezes I’ve had, I don’t know how to describe how fast the XS Max is... It so precisely matches everything I do, that I don’t even think about how fast everything is happening. My phone no longer gets in my way.... Does that make sense?

    Damn, I am so happy!!
     
  2. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    Glad you like it. Mine is out for delivery right now so hopefully I’ll have it soon.
     
  3. JAZJB thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! Hope you enjoy yours as well!
     
  4. ray737 macrumors 6502

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    I absolutely love my Max also. This is the phone I wanted last year when the X came out. That big screen rocks and it’s fast. Also Face ID is way faster than on my X.
     
  5. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    I’m wondering just how much better Face ID can get as ios12 already made big improvements to Face ID. It now works when I’m lying down in bed!
     
  6. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    8 hours of screen time at 51% is extremely hard to believe. I’m not calling you a liar, but you’re either reading it wrong or something is up.
     
  7. scotsmandc macrumors regular

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    Doubt you have 8 hours screen on time. Apples retarded and reports your screen on time based on the last 24 hours not from unplugging at 100%
     
  8. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    In practice, only a little faster... hardly noticeable.
     
  9. JAZJB thread starter macrumors regular

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    I agree! I also feel like they did a bait-and-switch on Plus users last year, as they marketed the X as the Plus size, when it’s basically the regular sized iPhone. And yes, Face ID is faster and works MUCH better at different angles, too. I don’t have to stick my face right in front of my phone anymore! Good stuff!
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The only thing I can think of, is if they actually increase the sensor size or change something where it unlocks in multiple angles for the user, let’s just merely a thought. But, you have some who claim it will unlock for them in multiple angles and others it will not, so its already variable.
     
  11. JAZJB thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know, it’s ridiculous, that’s one of the reasons I started this post! Maybe I’m reading it wrong, so here’s a screenshot of my battery stats, I was at 38% when I took it.

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    I posted my battery stats, I charged my phone almost 12 hours ago and have been on it for most of that time.
     
  12. scotsmandc macrumors regular

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    I can't even read it properly myself. I think to get an accurate reading from that is to literally click on each bar and add up the screen on time from when you unplugged.
     
  13. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Why do the extra work? All the dark blue lines are "Screen on" and the total is in the lower left. All the Light blue lines are "Screen Off" and the total is in the lower right. Each or is broken down by CPU usage with the % of screen on and off time.

    For example at 7:00 PM there was hardly any usage at all. At Noon the CPU was bing heavily used in the background with the screen off. at 9:00 PM the CPU was bing used with the screen on.
     
  14. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020

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    Glad you guys are loving your phones and didn’t get ones with the connectivity issues. My X was returned when a restore didn’t fix the problem. I loved everything about the Max, except it didn’t work well as a phone. I’ll buy another when they get this issue sorted out and fixed.
     
  15. JAZJB thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry to hear that! It sucks to get a dud, you didn’t think about exchanging it? I would’ve tried a replacement to see if the issue persisted.
     
  16. Liquid360 macrumors newbie

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    I upgraded to the MAX from an X... definitely an evolution, not exciting because the X was revolutionary. I’m in no way saying that the MAX isn’t the best iPhone ever, because it is. I’m just saying other than size, it’s not exciting. I love it though.
     
  17. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    The camera is more than just incrementally better. Even though i was primarily interested in the larger screen, the camera has really made it worth it to me.
     
  18. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020

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    They didn’t have any stock in the store. And they also starting discussing remanufactured phones and possible software updates. So without any clear explanation or expectation, I didn’t want to chance another dud. As I still had my 6S Plus, I figured it was easier to trying again later when the odds might be more in my favor.
     
  19. scotsmandc macrumors regular

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    The issue is getting the total screen on time from the time you unplug. Where do you see that?
     
  20. scotsmandc macrumors regular

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    derp. as we mentioned before above, it tells you the last 24 hours. if you look at the top of the page. it says last 24 hours.
     
  21. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

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    EC5922E3-BCEE-4E62-850B-6BBC691CD6F3.jpeg The line I drew is when you unplugged your phone. The only way to get screen on usage since then is to click on each bar to the right and add up the screen on time from each one.
     
  22. UKapple73 macrumors regular

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    Yep a lot of that usage is when he’s still plugged in lol
    But it is a great phone, I’m loving mine and I came from a 7 plus. It’s way better in almost every way
     
  23. guesswho183 macrumors member

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    @Thu 4:44 PM it will be 24 hours from unplugging and then you'll see real screen on/off times...if this statistics works well.
     
  24. penajmz macrumors 68040

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    I agree with you OP, this phone is amazing. Yesterday I got home and had 70% battery left after a full day. Just amazing!
     

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