iPhone XS Max What’s the benefits of the XS Max?

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  1. Benz63amg macrumors 68030

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    i used the iPhone X for close to 2 years and was just gifted an XS Max and I’m having a hard time adjusting to the size difference and I’m trying to understand what the benefits of the large form factor is, I think the iPhone X was much more comfortable to hold and handle and I kinda wish they gave me an XS instead to be honest.

    These of you that purchased the XS Max instead of an XS, what was the reason?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    I don't own a Max but my understanding is that outside of the obvious increase in real-estate, there's some apps that utilize landscape mode. A nice feature, but not worth it IMO.
     
  3. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    Bigger screen.
    Text is larger which is important for older eyes.
    Watching video & looking at pictures is nicer on a bigger screen.

    I think the normal X/XS size screens are too small. Well not too small, but for me personally, I prefer a larger screen.
     
  4. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    I’ll give you $50 for it and you don’t have to worry about it anymore!
     
  5. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    The bigger screen size is really the only advantage. For me personally I love the bigger screen, Videos look awesome and the extra real estate is great.... Give it some time and you will probably get used to the size. Your brain will adjust and it will feel normal to you.
     
  6. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Does the xs max even have any internal spec advantage over the xs other than the screen?
     
  7. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    Better battery life
     
  8. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I’m aware of that benefit
     
  9. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    Besides that they are exactly the same spec wise.
     
  10. bluespark macrumors 68000

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    Lots of people prefer the XS, exactly because they value the comfortable device size over screen size. One is not "better" than the other.
     
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  12. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    For me

    Bigger screen
    Better camera
    Battery life

    Worth it for me...but the iPhone X still works very well for most use cases
     
  13. bbednarz macrumors 6502a

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    The notch is the same size on the Xs as it is on the Xs Max.
     
  14. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    I’ve been using a larger iPhone since the 6 Plus was released. I prefer the larger screen and better battery life. I can use it as a one handed device 95% of the time. The benefits far outweigh the drawbacks for me.
     
  15. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    Better camera? They are the same
     
  16. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    No they aren’t

    Max certainly has a better camera compared to the x
     
  17. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    But the question was difference between XS and Max
     
  18. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    OP was comparing x to the Xs max so that’s what I was quoting in comparison
     
  19. Lyn2012 macrumors 6502

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    I tried the X but coming from a 6S Plus I found the screen too long and narrow, it didn’t feel at all balanced in my hand, typing was horrible and don’t even mention battery life. The Max on the other hand is great, battery excellent, screen width perfect, a bit too tall for me as I like 16:9 screens but other than that this is the first year in ages that I have zero interest in upgrading. Oh and the dual Sim capability really made the difference to me, no more carrying, updating and charging 2 phones.
     
  20. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    Much better experience when consuming content.
     
  21. I7guy macrumors Core

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    Bigger screen means more content and bigger battery means better battery life. (As others have said.)
     
  22. iFone88 macrumors regular

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    I went from an X to an XS Max recently.

    I was unsure about holding out until this years release.

    Made the jump and wouldn’t look back now.

    Bigger screen
    Better battery
    Better camera
    And slightly faster

    I thought Apple hit the sweet spot for me with the size of the X and it’s screen. Now I have the Max, I wouldn’t go back. The X feels too small and narrow now. I love the size of the keyboard especially.

    I now believe that the Max really is the sweet spot that I cannot see me going bigger or smaller.
     
  23. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    From iPhone 6s Plus to iPhone XS Max, I’d say speed is the biggest improvement, as well as the camera. Design wise I hate notch but it won’t go away any time soon. I also hate thin Bezel but this is a bit more of a problem on an iPad than on an iPhone, and I have yet encounter a huge amount of accidental touches during my first week. Overall ok, not great, but ok.
     
  24. Wide opeN macrumors 6502a

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  25. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    No one purchases the Max for any other reason except for the screen size, that’s it. I know that’s been mentioned many times in this thread, but if you want the extra real estate for video/gaming/media, then the Max is the clear choice.
     

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