This is my thinking, too, and I wonder whether Apple and other manufacturers are miscalculating how many of us appreciate the improvements to photography.Not a chance, I am not gonna upgrade. I still love my XS Max. Since the camera is last on the list of my wishes when I am buying a phone, I do not see a reason to throw another $1000+. OK, 11 Pro Max has better battery, also. But battery life on XS Max is more than enough for me, too.
I have an XS Max.Is the 11 pro max worth it over the 11 pro?
The last one you are just lucky you did not get a non creaking 11 Max. Seen a few threads here that creaked. My first one did and so do a few family members. Just the luck of the draw.Battery is the main thing for me. Other than that and the camera, here are some subtle improvements I appreciate:
-The screen definitely gets brighter outdoors. My XS Max was OK in sunlight, but the Pro Max is significantly better.
-With heavy use (gaming, using the camera for long periods), my XS Max would get hot. Not just warm, but hot. My Pro Max has yet to do that.
-Love the matte glass finish. It’s a little slippery and that’s taking some getting used to, but it does feel better than the glossy glass.
-It is heavier, but honestly I like the way it feels. The weight is distributed in a way that makes it more comfortable to hold IMO.
-It seems more solidly built. My XS Max creaked when it was flexed slightly. My Pro Max does none of that.
After reading this comment, I still don’t understand why you are considering going back to the XS Max. You said you are enjoying the Pro Max and love the battery life.I'm really stuck on this as well. I got the Pro Max and am really enjoying it. I'm not really a photography guy so the XS Max is more than enough in that department.
The one thing I love is the battery life. The Pro Max is a TANK! But I think I'll end up going back to my XS Max.
As an aside - I'm shocked at the prices that the XS (Max included) is going for. There's really some great deals out there.