iPhone XS Max vs iPhone X

Which one is best for you?

iPhone X was 2017’s flagship iPhone and marked a significant leap forward in functionality, as well as serving up a fresh new look thanks to the adoption of OLED screen technology. The class of 2018 has built on the success of iPhone X, and top of the class is Apple’s new plus-size phone, iPhone XS Max.

Like its predecessor, iPhone XS Max boasts a pin-sharp OLED screen with crisp contrast and vivid colours, but on a larger scale – at 6.5 inches, it’s the biggest iPhone screen to date. The awesome dual-lens camera has been upgraded too, with impressive new functions such as Smart HDR allowing even more professional looking shots.

If iPhone X’s release was a watershed moment for the brand, Apple have built on this success with a yet more impressive, feature-packed phone. See our handy feature guide to decide which model is best for you.

  • Apple

    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

    Buy the XS Max
  • Apple

    iPhone X

    • Experience realistic colours and crystal clear images on the 5.8-inch True Tone display

    • Take close-up shots with the dual lens camera and use the Portrait lighting feature to seriously up your selfie game

    • Explore new worlds with a range of dedicated augmented reality apps

    • Unlock your phone securely with ease thanks to intelligent face recognition

    Buy the iPhone X
Name iPhone XS Max iPhone X
Image note 9
note 9
Display 6.5 inches 5.8 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 157.5 mm
Width: 77.4 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 208 grams
Height: 143.6 mm
Width: 70.9 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 174 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 at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60fps
Processor A12 Bionic Chip A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
Battery 3174 mAh 2716 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
64 GB
256 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes