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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB) vs Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max vs Apple iPhone XS Max phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone XS Max XApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)08Points
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
6.5"
AMOLED

1242x2688

12
MP

12mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3969
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
6.5"
AMOLED

1242x2688

12
MP

7.1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3174
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)

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44 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
NVMe (SSD)
Super AMOLED
Dolby Vision/HDR10
60Hz
16 million
1242x2688 pixels
+37 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
ModeliPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Other model namesiPhone 11 Pro Max A2218, A2220, A2161iPhone Xs Max A1921, A2101, A2102, A2104
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release date9/20/2019, Announced: 9/10/20199/21/2018, Announced: 9/12/2018
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)77.8 x 158 millimeters (3.06 x 6.22 in)77.4 x 157.5 millimeters (3.05 x 6.2 in)
Weight226 grams (7.91 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Build, materialsCeramic frame, glass front/backStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
System versioniOS 13iOS 12
Firmware updateiOS 15iOS 15
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A13 Bionic (7nm)64bit - Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)
CPUHexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.65GHz Dual-Core Lightning
1.8GHz Quad-Core Thunder
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.25GHz Dual-Core Vortex
1.6GHz Quad-Core Tempest
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP4Apple GPU (4-Core)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 459713 (v7), 536883 (v8)
Geekbench: 13870 (v4.4), 3503 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 57fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 353210 (v7)
Geekbench: 11432 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 47fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (242GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
512GB (498GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1242x2688 pixels (19.5:9)1242x2688 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)456 PPI456 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glass
Display features60Hz, 800nits[typ], 1200nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10
60Hz, 625nits[typ]
Dolby Vision/HDR10

📶 Mobile networks

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
All models:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
A2104 model:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16
A2218 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
A2220, A2161 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
LTE Cat16
VoLTE
A1921/A2104 models:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14, 17, 18, 19,20,25,26,29,30,32,66,71)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40, 41,46)
A2101 model:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14, 17, 18, 19,20,25,26,28,29,30,32,66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40, 41,46)
A2102 model:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,11,12,13,14, 17, 18, 19,20,21,25,26,28,29,30,66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40, 41,42,46)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.413mm
12MP telephotof/2.052mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MPf/2.452mm1.0µm
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashQuad-LED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lens32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF

🔌 Connectivity

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio outputproprietary audio outputproprietary audio output
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3969 mAh3174 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered25 hours (1 days)
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Midnight Green (matte)
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Face ID
- 3D Touch
- AirDrop, iCloud, FaceTime, Siri
- Apple Pay
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.16W/kg (head), 1.17W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.95W/kg (head), 0.99W/kg (body)feature not registered
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