Which one is best for you?
iPhone XS Max and Samsung’s plus-sized 2017 release are both big, beautiful, feature-packed phones brimming with impressive tech.
The Galaxy S8+ incorporates Samsung’s Infinity Display, the 6.2-inch Super AMOLED screen curving round the edges of the phone. iPhone XS Max’s dazzling new OLED display measures a hefty 6.5 inches and is Apple’s most impressive screen to date.
Both phones boast awesome cameras. With the S8+, Samsung have sacrificed pixel density for brilliant low-light capability, while Apple have concentrated on in-camera processing, with some impressive tools to bolster iPhone Xs Max’s excellent dual-lens snapper. If you aspire to take professional looking photos with your phone, neither of these top-end models will disappoint.
If you’re struggling to decide between them, our handy quick feature guide will help you make the 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
Galaxy S8 Plus
Get better photos with a camera that takes multiple images and automatically chooses the best for you
View crystal clear photos and videos on the gorgeous 6.2-inch curved Infinity display
Unlock your phone quickly and securely with a glance, using iris recognition
Access advanced features with ease thanks to the Bixby personal assistant
|Name||iPhone XS Max||Galaxy S8 Plus|
Buy the XS Max
Buy the Galaxy S8+
|Display||6.5 inches||6.2 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 157.5 mm
Width: 77.4 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 208 grams
Height: 159.5 mm
Width: 73.4 mm
Depth: 8.1 mm
Weight: 173 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||3500 mAh|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the XS Max||Buy the Galaxy S8+|