The launch of three new iPhones raised a lot of questions for those with the iPhone X as to if the upgrade is worth the steep price. We take a look at all the available options and see how they stack up against each other.
iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XS vs iPhone X vs iPhone XR: Price in India
The iPhone X starts at ₹ 81,099 for the 64GB model rising to ₹ 93,999 for the 256GB. The iPhone XS Max is expected to start at an eye-watering ₹ 109,900 and is expected to go on sale on 28th September. The iPhone XR, meanwhile, is expected to start at Rs.76,900 and was unveiled on September 12 with sales starting from October 26. The iPhone XS has not gone on sale in India right now, but it will fetch a price of Rs. 99,900 for the 64GB model, while the 256GB model will be priced at Rs. 114,900, and the 512GB will be sold for Rs. 134,900.
iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XS vs iPhone X vs iPhone XR: Design, Display
The iPhone XS Max has a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1242 x 2688 resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio to offer an 84.4% screen-to-body ratio and 458 pixels-per-inch packed into a 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm body.
The iPhone XS uses a 5.8-inch OLED screen with a 2436 x 1125 resolution, giving it a pixel density of 458 pixels-per-inch, while the iPhone X has a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with an 1125 x 2436 resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio to offer an 82.9% screen-to-body ratio and 458 pixels-per-inch packed into a 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm body.
The iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch IPS LCD display with an 828 x 1792 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 326 pixels-per-inch but a 79.0 percent screen-to-body ratio.
iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XS vs iPhone X vs iPhone XR: Hardware Specifications
The iPhone XS Max is powered by Apple’s latest A12 Bionic Hexa-core chip and sees 4GB of RAM with either 64GB, 256GB, or 512GB of internal storage.
The iPhone XS is also powered by the A12 Bionic chip and is paired with 4GB of RAM. The iPhone XS is available in the 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB internal storage models.
The iPhone X has an Apple A11 Bionic Hexa-core 2.39 GHz CPU paired with 3GB of RAM and either 64GB or 256GB of internal storage.
The iPhone XR is also powered by the latest Apple A12 Bionic Hexa-core CPU, and Apple GPU paired with 3GB of RAM and is offered in, 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of internal storage.
iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XS vs iPhone X vs iPhone XR: Camera Features
The iPhone XS Max has a dual setup of 12-megapixel sensors at f/1.8 and f/2.4, both with OIS. The front-facing camera on the device is a 7-megapixel f/2.2 lens, and this remains unchanged on the latest iPhone when compared to the iPhone X.
The iPhone XS Max is the same as the iPhone XS Max with Neural Engine AI enhancements, smart HDR, and 2x optical zoom.
In comparison, the iPhone X has a dual setup of 12-megapixel sensors at f/1.8 and f/2.4, both with OIS with a front-facing camera seeing a f/2.2 7-megapixel lens.
The iPhone XR has a single 12-megapixel f/1.8 lens with OIS and Quad-LED dual-tone flash, while the front-facing camera is a single 7-megapixel f/2.2 lens with HDR.
iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XS vs iPhone X vs iPhone XR: Battery Life, OS
The Apple iPhone XS Max is powered by a 3174mAh battery, which is somewhat disappointing given the size of the device but is certainly an upgrade over the iPhone X but will certainly benefit from the optimizations with iOS 12.
The iPhone XS has a smaller 2658mAh battery, which is smaller than the previous iPhone X that had a 2716mAh capacity.
The iPhone XR has a 2691mAh battery but, again, with the iOS 12 optimisations, Apple has even stated the iPhone XR’s battery is the most durable.
iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XS vs iPhone X vs iPhone XR: Verdict
When it comes to picking which iPhone to get, the decision comes purely down to cost. Apple is very good at tiering its offerings to make sure there is something for everyone. If cost is of concern, then the iPhone XR is the device to get, whereas, if cost is of no issue, then the iPhone XS Max will see a good option for those who like larger screens, or the iPhone XS for the device with the smaller screen size.