Much of the coverage will focus, instead, on the price. So let’s get that out of the way before proceeding any further in this review. It’s expensive, alright? And I’m not going to ignore that just because it’s Apple and that’s what Apple does.
In fact, I’m going to call it here and now. The Xs Max is a phone that, objectively, no-one in his or her right mind should go out and buy. The cheapest version of the iPhone Xs Max is, even by modern standards, uncomfortably expensive: it’s £1,099 for the model that comes with 64GB of storage and that price rises even further to £1,249 and £1,449 for the 256GB and 512GB models. All iPhone monthly deals are listed at https://www.onecompare.com/apple.
So what do we have here, now we’re free and clear of our house-bound pachyderm? The easiest way to think about the Apple iPhone Xs Max is to conjure a picture of the iPhone X in your mind – and then add a centimetre or so. If you want to think about it in another way, it’s roughly the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus but with a bigger, front-filling screen.
To be precise, the iPhone Xs (pronounced “ten-ess”) has a 6.5in display when measured from corner to corner. It measures 77 x 7.7 x 158mm, weighs 208g, runs iOS 12 and features improvements to the construction of the phone, the cameras, the waterproofing and performance. Essentially, it’s the biggest, fastest, best iPhone yet.