Other iPhone Xs vs Xs Max

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  1. Mic2904 macrumors 6502

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    All,

    Genuine question: apart from screen size and battery, what is the difference?

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  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Nehalem

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    That's it as far as I saw.
     
  3. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Yep those are the only difference I thought as well.
     
  4. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    An awful name! Max is just a horrible name
     
  5. CoriG macrumors 6502

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    I was planning on getting the Xs Max thinking that there would be some extra bonus.. but I dont know if it is really worth it. I used to be a plus owner and once I got the X, I actually love the smaller size. I am really torn!
     
  6. bpeeps macrumors 68030

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    Well it's a good thing that has no effect on the use of your phone.
     
  7. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Same. I now have a dilemma. I like the bigger size but I have the X currently and like the size. Plus the X max size in my pocket would be awkward and difficult to kneel or sit.
     
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  9. TruBleu macrumors regular

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    You can see a very detailed side-by-side comparison of all features here...
    https://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/compare/
     
  10. iScone macrumors 6502

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    Apple have clearly moved away from penalising smaller phone users, so Max buyers will get a bigger screen and better battery life. That’s the choice. Personally I’d take the Max over the XS.
     
  11. Argentine86 macrumors regular

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    I’m torn as well. When I switched from 7 Plus to iPhone X, I was very frustrated with the size in terms of use. I kept struggling with keyboard, etc...and also the smaller video.....but now I’m used to it. Nice to be able to put phone in front pocket again. Had to always put in rear pocket with Plus.

    I grabbed my old 7 Plus since I saw the new Max is same external dimensions....and it’s a monster! I can’t imagine how awesome it will be to see that size with a full screen though! Might be worth it again to switch...and go back to rear pocket haha...

    This maybe the first iPhone In a long time I don’t reserve just so I can make sure in store. Feels just like when the first Plus came out, I even printed/made scaled cardboard cutouts to compare and make sure I wanted the plus hahahaha.
     
  12. donawalt macrumors 6502

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    There were rumors the Xs Max would have an extra gig of memory, to 4gb. I guess we'll have to wait for a tear down for that to be confirmed or refuted.
     
  13. CoriG macrumors 6502

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    Isnt the Xs Max the same size as the plus???
     
  14. Apple fanboy macrumors Nehalem

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    Still on an iPhone 7+ so for me I keep the same form factor and get more screen real estate. Win win.
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    Yes. But bigger screen.
     
  15. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty much, that's my thinking too
     
  16. pdxmatts macrumors 68000

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    Don't forget that it will be 20 grams heavier than the 7+ and no Touch ID if that matters to you. But overall, it has better specs than the 7+ in every way ;)
     
  17. Yellowssm macrumors newbie

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    Is the new gold color the same as the old gold from a few phones ago?
     
  18. Apple fanboy macrumors Nehalem

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    Who needs Touch ID when you have face id!
    20 grams heavier? I think I'll manage!! :p
     
  19. pdxmatts macrumors 68000

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    I wasn't disagreeing with you. The XSM is a good upgrade from the 7+
     
  20. GloriousAndrew macrumors member

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    I for one am one of the people that is glad there is no difference between the two. Not everyone wants the bigger phone, so it was quite irritating to see the bigger Plus phones in the past have between cameras and features. This is a welcome change.
     
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    Agree. Every two years suits me. iPhone X users won't see much difference day to day.
     
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    I also have the 7+ 128gb and was waiting for the XSM this year. I am still on the fence on whether I want to pay $1299 even on installments. :confused:
     
  23. MisterAndrew macrumors 65816

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    I like how my iPhone 7 is lightweight at 138 grams. The XS Max is 70 grams more at 208 grams, so I'll probably opt for the XS which is 177 grams. The weight may not sound like much, but the little difference can definitely fatigue your hand and arm more. It still has a bigger screen than the 7 Plus (or 8 Plus) and appears to have all the features of the XS Max except it has slightly reduced battery life. I think the weight savings is an acceptable tradeoff. What's kind of odd is that the XR weighs 194 grams even though the chassis is made from lighter weight aluminum rather than stainless steel. The LCD screen must weigh more than the OLED screen?
     
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    Don't forget the money you can get by selling your 7+. Might help the £1249 easier to swallow. Especially useful for me because after Apples insane exchange rate and our 20% sales tax mine will cost $1629!!!!
     
  25. whiteshadoww macrumors 6502

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    That's why it's "Max" and not "Plus" - only screen size and battery are larger, not enough to get to the Plus level.
     

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