Other You think the max is too small? I think so

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPhone XS Max, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. iPhone XS Max macrumors newbie

    iPhone XS Max

    Sep 13, 2018
    so going from all the pluses, I thought the max was gonna be an ultra huge upgrade in screen size...

    Definitely comfortable to use, but thought it was gonna be huge...

    Anyone else disappointed that it wasn’t as big as you thought it was gonna be?

    I thought we were gonna get an almost iPad mini in our pockets in a phone shape.
  2. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    For an entire year the rumors were present and published and never wavered from two things: it would be 6.5” and the same overall size as the Plus. I don’t feel anyone who read anything regarding the Max in the last year should be even the least bit surprised.
  3. Tommy c macrumors 6502

    Tommy c

    Sep 9, 2012
    Pocono PA
  4. NVD macrumors member


    Oct 24, 2011
    Scotland, Glasgow
    I agree!
    I know the rumours were pointing towards a 6.5" display all year, but it really doesn't feel as big as that sounded (which sucks!) hahaha.
  5. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    Too small???

    Does apple still sell the iPad Mini 4 LTE? :p
  6. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    Were the plus size phones too small for you?
  7. Ritte macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
    Reason why you may be tricked is that Max is narrower. A 16:9 6.5” display would be bigger. But that would require a bigger body. I’m happy with the screen and size of the Max.
  8. corriewf macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2009
    So you want an iPad that can make phone calls? Not joking...serious question.
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    ‘To Small’ compared to what exactly? You will find that the majority of iPhone owners who have been using the Max, either are completely happy with the size or even find it to be too big, so it would put you in the ‘rarity factor’ if you’re finding it too small.
  10. StellarVixen macrumors 68000


    Mar 1, 2018
  11. FFR macrumors 601


    Nov 4, 2007
    Honestly, wouldn’t mind a larger iPhone.
  12. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    I have yet to check one out in person so I can't really judge. But I still own my 6 plus so I have an idea. And after using the X for a year now I don't like the size of the plus any longer. Guess I have changed my tune over the course of a year.

    Next year I will end up getting another phone, and will most likely go with the biggest and get use to that all over again. But for now i'm good.
  13. Falhófnir macrumors 68040


    Aug 19, 2017
    If they did pump it up and add more points to the display to show even more content than the plus phones that would be interesting, if they increased from 414x896 to around 472x1024 that would show as much vertically as an iPad mini and about 2/3 of an iPad mini horizontally. Whether that would look too small on a 7” screen I’m not sure, but they could probably shrink down the interface a bit and still be comfortable, especially if there’s a zoom option for those who want it.
  14. LaynieGorilla, Sep 26, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2018

    LaynieGorilla macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2011
    I thought it was going to be bigger as well. I was looking at the entire length of my 7plus, thinking the xs max’s screen was going to be bigger than that but then I realized that the camera and home button weren’t apart of the screen. I was expecting it to be a smidge wider after have the Same sized phone for 4 years but I like it. The new internal specs and the buttonless screen excites me. The screen is a comfortable and acceptable size for me.
  15. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    I flip it on its side to look at this forum sometimes and I feel almost like I’m on the iPad mini. So, no, it doesn’t feel too small to me.
  16. blwade macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2014
    I’ve had a plus size iPhone since they first made it with the 6 (bought during preorder too).

    I wanted to be ready to switch away from the larger form factor and get the smaller phone, but I just couldn’t do it and I have no regrets for getting the max. You could perhaps tweak it some, but I wouldn’t want anything significantly larger I don’t think.
  17. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    My thoughts exactly.
  18. DDustiNN macrumors 68000


    Jan 27, 2011
  19. archer75 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2005
    while it is physically the same size as my 8+ when I opened the box it did indeed seem somewhat small to me. And it still does for some reason.
  20. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    Using it for a week I feel like its not super big either. But picking up my X it feels so small in comparison and slippy compared to the max. I dont know if its the space grey stainless band that feels slightly different then the silver non coated stainless or what. OrJust the max is bigger and doesnt slip around as much?
  21. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Yea I think it's a little big after coming from an X. I will stay with it, but definitely not too small. The OS could be optimized for it though, likely helping in that area.
  22. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2013
    The Clinton Archipelago unfortunately
    If they make a phone that size JNCO could make a comeback.
  23. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God


    Oct 2, 2016
    Could be bigger, maybe a 6.9" inch in a few years.
  24. MN7119 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2011
  25. jona2125 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    I cannot find the photo at the moment, if I do I'll add it, but I saw a picture of an iPad Mini and an iPhone XS Max playing a movie at a 16:9 aspect ratio and they essentially had the same video size. I find my Max is definitely a heffer of a screen but I can understand how the small change in how wide the screen is versus the height can disorient the mind a little as far as how big it actually is.

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