iPhone X Xs Max Impressions: WOW!

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  1. _Refurbished_, Sep 21, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2018

    _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    ”Wow” is the first thing that came to mind when powering up the Max. It’s awesome! Doesn’t feel as heavy as I thought it would, similar to the X (which IS heavy, but only compared to other phones its size).

    The iPhone Xr, however, may be the route to go. Saving $350 is probably worth it, plus you get extended battery. The Xr seems to be a great form factor, with a sweet spot for size and feature set. Might be worth the wait to see how it stacks up.

    I won’t be returning my Max, as it’s a beast, but future buyers may want to hold off for the Xr to see how it turns out. All of these new phones seem great.
  2. firewire9000 macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2015
    The screen is freaking amazing and massive. It’s like my X but with asteroids. Too big for me but it’s a great phone.
  3. rwestiv macrumors member


    Jul 7, 2008
    Now THIS is the iPhone I was looking for!!

    The X is a really good phone, but this bigger screen is FAN TAS TIC!!

  4. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Is the XR on display at the Apple Store? I'm being lazy driving to my mall 5 miles away. Maybe, I'll go to the Mall tonight. If they happen to have an XS Max Gold 256, I'll snatch it while I'm there.
  5. JUCJ85 macrumors regular


    Mar 29, 2011
    I got mine around 4 PM today, man I love this iPhone, I loved the Plus series, but the Max is Awesome, love having a 6.5 inch screen, notch isn't that big of a deal with this size screen.
  6. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Total love, taking this honey to bed with me tonight. Hehe.
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    The Max is definitely lighter than my iPhone 7 plus was. I feel like I found a new Apple love.
  8. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    People don’t believe me when I said this. But my old 8 plus I gave to my mom a while back feels slightly heavier to me.
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    No doubt about it. I am glad the new Max doesn't feel like a brick.
  10. blairh macrumors 68040


    Dec 11, 2007
    I got my Max today. I like it better than my X. But I would tell others to wait and see the XR screen in person before deciding.
  11. chicla74 macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2017
    Totally in love with new XS Max !!!! The most Amazing phone ever so far !!!!
  12. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    It’s pretty awesome! Same footprint as my 8+ but much bigger better screen. Slowly getting used to FaceID and gestures but so far it’s been an easy learning curve. Oh and the camera rocks! Very happy with it!
  13. 3rdiguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    It feels amazing in my hand and these gestures take a bit of repetition but it’s fine. Can’t wait to dive deep into the camera too.
  14. LiveWireless macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2013
    Good to know there are still some smart people out there.
  15. zmon macrumors regular


    Oct 10, 2013
    I've got both in front of me right now, bought the max to replace my 8+. The Plus feels heavier, but it's so small that I can't really tell the difference between the two. It's really the clever weight distribution in the Max that makes it feel lighter since the Max is about 0.2 ounces heavier.
  16. James Baldwin, Sep 21, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2018

    James Baldwin macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2015
    I’m not sure, the XS Max feels a bit heavier but in a good way? Like it feels really solid and nicely balanced.

    No complaints from me
  17. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    That’s probably the best way to describe it.
  18. Elwots macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2016
    Now I’m trying to picture an X with asteroids.
  19. Dld23 macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2018
    Can you fit more icons on the screen? Do apps use the resolution correctly or have gaps around them and not use the whole screen? Is it just the small screen but projected larger?
  20. firewire9000 macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2015
    It’s like a regular X but much bigger. :D;)
  21. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I wonder if you can get a belt to go with the asteroids.
  22. SnyG macrumors regular


    Nov 6, 2017
    Liverpool, UK
    I’m down the pub and I’ve just caught a lady full on staring at my phone, haha. On that note, I’m absolutely terrified of losing it while I’m drunk.
  23. ZoroastrianChemist macrumors newbie


    Sep 15, 2017
    Haha, I was in a study room yesterday and this guy kept staring at my phone. Then he brought up to people around him “damn you see that new iPhone yet it costs $1200 bucks” you’re looking right at it bud lol. It’s very big but I guess just passively looking at it, you wouldn’t be able to tell what kind of iPhone it is
  24. gaedfly macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    Got my Max yesterday. First thing that struck me as I took it out of the box was, it's heavy!. I came to the X from a 6S Plus and a 7 Plus. I thought's I'd miss the larger form factor but I really loved the size of the X. The only thing I didn't like was the smaller keyboard. When the Max came out I just had to try it. Going from the X to the XS didn't seem worth the upgrade. But once I held the Max I started wondering whether I should have gone with the XS instead. Walking around the house the Max pokes out of my pocket. The X was a natural part of my hand from the start. The Max is not. The X feels "slicker". I don't know how to explain this. I don't mean slicker as in slippery, just a slick comfortable little phone.

    As I was setting up the Max last night this morning, I was struck with how fast it is. So much faster than my X.

    Comparing videos side by side, the Max is the clear winner. And I love having a bigger keyboard again. I think I'll get used to having a plate for a phone again. I'm not going to exchange it.

    That's it for now, still tweaking. Pics are of the XS Max next to the X.

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  25. Sigp232 macrumors regular


    Sep 27, 2015
    Wait until the credit card bill comes in a month than will all say WOW OUCH DAMN

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