Which one is best for you?
Bursting with features, both Galaxy Note8 and iPhone XS Max are proof positive that big is beautiful. The Note8’s 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display wraps around the curved edges of the screen, while iPhone XS Max boasts a whopping 6.5-inch OLED screen, which fills the front of Apple’s premium smartphone offering of 2018.
Both phones have incorporated the latest in dual-lens photography, allowing you to achieve that professional feel to your snaps. Samsung have sacrificed pixel density to ensure excellent results in low light situations. Apple have pushed the boat out with in-camera processing features like Smart HDR and a depth of field function making iPhone XS Max camera outstanding for portrait photography.
The Note8’s S Pen enables quick note-taking, and the Super Slo-Mo video mode is heaps of fun. As are Apple’s 3D Animoji, mapped to your facial expressions by the TrueDepth front camera. If you’re looking for a phone with a dazzling large screen, perfect for gaming or movies, then either of these will fit the bill. Have a closer look at our quick feature guide to narrow down your choice.
iPhone XS Max
Take stunning professional pictures with iPhone XS Max’s feature-laden dual-lens camera, including Apple’s Smart HDR
See more on the gorgeous 6.5-inch OLED display – or multi-task with split screen view
Experience a smoother and more immersive gaming experience thanks to the powerful new A12 Bionic chip.
Personalise your favourite Animoji and add stickers and filters for even more fun
See the big picture on a wide-aspect 6.3-inch curved Infinity Display
Take amazing pictures and video with a dual lens camera and use Live focus to instantly create professional looking images
Take notes, personalise messages create your own GIFs, and more with the S Pen
Capture all the action in Super Slo-mo video mode
|Name||iPhone XS Max||Galaxy Note8|
Buy the XS Max
Buy the Galaxy Note8
|Display||6.5 inches||6.3 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 157.5 mm
Width: 77.4 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 208 grams
Height: 162.5 mm
Width: 74.8 mm
Depth: 8.6 mm
Weight: 195 grams
|Rear camera||Dual 12 MP||12 MP|
|Front camera||7 MP||8 MP|
|Video recording||4K video recording at 24fps||2160p@30fps|
|Processor||A12 Bionic Chip||Exynos 8895|
|Battery||3174 mAh||3300 mAh|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the XS Max||Buy the Galaxy Note8|