iPhone XS Max vs iPhone SE
Which one is best for you?
You’d struggle to find two more different iPhone models than iPhone SE and iPhone XS Max. 2016 saw the bold release of Apple’s compact offering. Sporting the classic looks of earlier iterations but with the impressive performance of later models, iPhone SE’s big selling point was its size – designed for users who wanted a smaller phone they could operate with one hand.
By contrast, with the adoption of OLED technology, Apple decided to increase the screen size of their large iPhone to 6.5 inches with iPhone XS Max. That’s a full inch bigger than the screen of its predecessor, iPhone 8.
As you’d expect the specs of iPhone XS Max are considerably more impressive than its smaller cousin, but iPhone SE retains a loyal following, squeezing premium features into a compact phone. Have a look at our feature guide to decide which suits you best.
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
Get great value. The SE is an older iPhone, but still has loads of great features and is more affordable than some newer models
A perfect pocket-sized companion – with its 4-inch screen, it fits neatly into your lifestyle
Enjoy peace of mind, thanks to the strong and durable aluminium enclosure
Relive your favourite memories and bring your photos to life with Live Photos
|Name||iPhone XS Max||iPhone SE|
Buy the XS Max
Buy the iPhone SE
|Display||6.5 inches||4.0 inches (diagonal)|
|Size and weight||
Height: 157.5 mm
Width: 77.4 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 208 grams
Height: 123.8 mm
Width: 58.6 mm
Depth: 7.6 mm
Weight: 113 grams
|Rear camera||Dual 12 MP||12 MP|
|Front camera||7 MP||1.2 MP|
|Video recording||4K video recording at 24fps||
4K video recording at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
|Processor||A12 Bionic Chip||
A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
|Battery||3174 mAh||1624 mAh|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the XS Max||Buy the iPhone SE|