iPhone XS Max vs iPhone 8 Plus
Which one is best for you?
Released in 2017, iPhone 8 Plus was Apple’s third generation of plus-sized phones. Like iPhone 6 Plus and 7 Plus which preceded it, iPhone 8 Plus’s LCD display measured 5.5 inches. Building on the success of those previous models, it boasted a glass construction to enable wireless charging, and faster processing speeds thanks to its six-core A11 chip.
iPhone XS Max represents a significant leap forward in features and functionality. The stunning 6.5-inch screen may be a full inch bigger than its predecessors, but the OLED technology, which confers improved saturation and contrast, also allows for an edge-to-edge display, maximising space and keeping the phone pocketable.
The camera has been updated too, with iPhone 8 Plus’s snapper giving way to an improved dual-lens camera with new features like Apple’s Smart HDR to help the amateur photographer make their snaps look professional. Check out our feature guide to decide which phone is for you.
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
iPhone 8 Plus
Take pictures like a pro with a dual lens main camera – or use lighting effects to create artistic selfies in Portrait Mode
Love gaming and video? Get more from your phone with a 5.5-inch display
Have peace of mind – iPhone 8 Plus has the most durable glass ever used previously
Don’t wait to do what you love on your phone – with the fast six-core A11 chip
|Name||iPhone XS Max||iPhone 8 Plus|
Buy the XS Max
Buy the iPhone 8 Plus
|Size and weight||
Height: 157.5 mm
Width: 77.4 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 208 grams
Height: 158.4 mm
Width: 78.1 mm
Depth: 7.5 mm
Weight: 202 grams
|Rear camera||Dual 12 MP||12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras|
|Front camera||7 MP||7 MP|
|Video recording||4K video recording at 24fps||
4K video recording
|Processor||A12 Bionic Chip||
A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
|Battery||3174 mAh||2691 mAh|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the XS Max||Buy the iPhone 8 Plus|