Unboxing the iPhone XS Max, Austin Evans
Welcome to launch of the iPhone XS and the XS MAX. Course not only do we have the S model update to the standard iPhone X.
But we also have the much larger MAX edition.I think a lot of people were kind of expecting this when the iPhone X first came out.
But what you're getting here is something that is much closer to the iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus and size.
Every iPhone since the dawn of time some paperwork with our obligatory Apple stickers and the MAX.
So there's actually first time I've held the MAX. It's big. It's pretty big on top of having a MAX edition available.
There's also a new gold color for the XS. As well as the XS MAX I'm not a fan of gold but this doesn't look so bad.
We're gonna find in the box these same 5 watt charger that they've been shipping since 2007 yes.
Even though a massive battery and a huge display it's still going to take you like what two three hours to charge the phone for real.
It's totally ridiculous that they ship such a tiny cheap adapter in the box when they actually sell other alternatives.
Which will charge the iPhone much faster. If you want to shell out $50 for the USBC adapter and another 20 for the USBC to lightning cable you can get your phone charged much much quicker.
What I like to see on my thousand dollar Plus phone the 10XS also does come with Apple
earpods. So as a surprise to no one there's no headphone jack here instead it does
take advantage of lightning. I don't know why that flop open like, that what you're not going to find here is a headphone jack adapter.
That's 35 cent part to manufacture a little adapter that will make your headphones work on your iPhone not
including the box that's gonna run.
You know the 20 bucks or is it 15 is it 10 it's still $10. Now they should include it.
I don't mind the idea that they are still shipping a lightning cable with USB, but I mean this is an expensive phone why are they cutting out things why are they removing things when they should be making it better.
If we open up the standard XS we're going to find is iPhone that is very very similar to the X. When I'm mostly curious about though is the actual size difference put the tenets side-by-side with the MAX. You do get a much much larger display whereas this has a 5 point 8 inch panel you're getting a full six and a half inches.
Do you remember the days where a 7 inch phone was called a tablet difference min booth the original iPhone versus the MAX. Note even though we have such a larger display the actual footprint of the iPhone XS MAX isn't really all that much larger than an iPhone 6 Plus 7 Plus. It is going to be a little bit shorter than the Note, but it's not as crazy as I was anticipating it to be.
When it comes to telling the iPhone X apart from the XS they're very similar except for one major difference. If you look on the bottom of the phone where the X is nicely symmetrical with the speaker and the microphones. The XS has a little bit of an antenna line which sort of cuts that short the main reason for this is that it should give you better reception.
I'm actually going to test that a little bit later supposedly we're going to be getting more antennas for better Wi-Fi as well as LTE reception.
But it looks a little uh a little ugly not sure.
How this past Johnny I've and the boys there's also a slight difference in the size of the camera bump.
So to illustrate this I have a X and a XS MAX. Case you can see there goes pretty much fully around the camera.
But if you'd put an iPhone X and a XS you can see it's going to be a little bit misshapen specifically on the bottom.
It doesn't quite line up most iPhone X cases should work with a XS and vice versa. But you might want to keep an eye on that the camera bump is going to be just a little bit bigger one of the big upgrades.
This year is the A12 Bionic chip.
So they've claimed some pretty decent performance improvements.
But the first thing I've noticed as soon as I open up Geekbench is we have more memory.
Before we had three gigs of RAM on the iPhone X but this year we have four gigs on both the XS as well as the MAX S.
Interesting so whereas the X is a little bit slower than the XS. And as well as the XS it's by a pretty small difference.
The single core is a little bit higher but the multi-core is actually very similar the days of seeing 50% CPU performance every year might just be over although. To be fair these are still like the fastest phones I've ever tested.
So yeah one of the bigger upgrades this year is with the camera. So the main shooter has been upgraded on both the XS as well as the MAX S with a larger sensor and it also has smart HDR functionality.
There's a big Wow look at the difference in range.
So with the XS we're actually getting all of the detail on your face.
Where as the MAX is blowing out not only Matt's place in the background but also like stuff like your cheek the portrait mode also does look a fair bit better.
So not only do we have that better dynamic range but we're also seeing it's a little bit more accurate as far.
As cutting people out of the photo and the ability to adjust the depth of field after the fact is really nice not perfect.
Definitely has some more work to do but it does look a lot more natural than the X as well as the 8 Plus.
The iPhone XS MAX worth spend $1,100!