Which one is best for you?
iPhone XS Max and Galaxy Note9 are two of the most sought-after and high-spec plus-size phones available. Released in 2018, these two beautiful behemoths were built to dominate the market for large-screen phones, and both are loaded with the impressive tech.
Whether it’s gaming or movies that float your boat, the amazing screens on both phones will blow you away. There’s not much to pick between Samsung’s 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display and Apple’s equally impressive 6.5-inch OLED screen – either will outshine your current phone.
Similarly, both cameras offer a step up from previous models in terms of functionality and image quality, incorporating dual-lens snappers to enhance depth of field and give your photos that professional look. Samsung have opted to trade in pixel density for improved low light capability, while Apple have concentrated on in-camera processing, with a natty depth of field tool, and their new Smart HDR for sharper photos with clearer contrast.
Each phone incorporates a raft of new technology to provide a fantastic user experience. While your choice between these two industry leaders will most likely be governed by your operating system preference, you can weigh up the advantages of each phone using our handy quick feature guide.
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
Immerse yourself in crystal clear images and video on the 6.4-inch Infinity Display
The dual aperture camera with optical zoom adapts to light just like your eyes, so you can take beautiful pictures day and night
Control your phone remotely from up to 10 metres with the new Bluetooth S Pen
Create and share a fun Augmented Reality version of yourself with AR emojis
|Name||iPhone XS Max||Galaxy Note9|
Buy the XS Max
Buy the Galaxy Note9
|Display||6.5 inches||6.4 inch Infinity Display|
|Size and weight||
Height: 157.5 mm
Width: 77.4 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 208 grams
Height: 161.9 mm
Width: 76.4 mm
Depth: 8.8 mm
Weight: 201 grams
|Rear camera||Dual 12 MP||12 MP + 12 MP|
|Front camera||7 MP||8 MP|
|Video recording||4K video recording at 24fps||4K video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps|
|Processor||A12 Bionic Chip||Exynos 9810|
|Battery||3174 mAh||4000 mAh|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the XS Max||Buy the Galaxy Note9|