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Compare Apple iPhone XS Max deals

iPhone XS Max deals

iPhone XS Max

The iPhone XS Max sees Apple super-size its flagship smartphone. This is a seriously powerful phone that makes some serious strides forward. But are they enough to make it worth buying?

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Design

Okay, let’s get this out of the way; the iPhone XS Max is BIG. In fact, it’s the biggest iPhone yet - boasting a seriously large 6.5-inch edge-to-edge display, with stainless steel bezels and a smooth glass back. And, like the iPhone XS, the XS Max comes in gold, silver and black.

It also boasts a high-end OLED screen (including that iconic notch) and includes hardware for Face ID - which allows you to unlock your phone with a mere glance.

But, perhaps most impressive of all is the XS Max's super-powerful A12 Bionic processor. This new chip allows for increased battery life, enables apps to launch 30% faster, and supports a number of features unavailable on the iPhone X.

So, if you’re upgrading from an older iPhone, you’ll notice real performance and battery improvements.

Camera

The XS Max’s impressive wide-angle camera boasts a 12 megapixel (MP) dual camera system and smart HDR, allowing for professional quality pictures and 4K videos with intricate shadow detail.

Like the XS, you can even adjust the clarity of the background of an image after the picture has been taken. In short, enthusiastic photographers will be blown away by what this dual-camera can do.

Storage

The iPhone XS Max can provide as much as 512GB storage, depending on the model you get. That's enough for hours upon hours of video footage, and thousands of pictures.

In short, you won't need to worry about running out of space!

Face ID

The True Depth Camera system on the iPhone XS Max lets you unlock the phone with a nod, authorise payments on Apple Pay with a glance, and access secure apps with a pointed look. It’s a seriously impressive bit of kit and, Apple is keen to stress, super-secure.

True Depth Camera system on the iPhone XS Max

Dual SIM

The iPhone XS Max’s new “Dual SIM Dual Stand By” uses Apple’s eSim to support an additional SIM card. That said, it doesn’t support a physical SIM-card. The only country that does that, is China.

Battery

The battery lasts 90 minutes longer than that of the X, and a full hour longer than the smaller XS. For a phone this big, and with so many specs and features, it’s seriously impressive. Apple hasn't always had the best track record with battery life, so this is a big step forward.

Release date

If you’re itching to get your hands on the iPhone XS Max, it’ll be available to pre-order on 14 September, and will hit stores on 21 September.

Price

A big phone deserves a big price tag, and at £1099 for a 64 GB version of the device, £1,249 for the 256 GB and £1,449 for the 512 GB version the iPhone XS Max certainly isn’t cheap. So, if price is an issue, check out the smaller iPhone XS, the cheaper, but similarly specced, iPhone XR or an older iPhone model.

What's the cheapest iPhone XS Max deal?

Look, there’s no getting away from the fact that the iPhone XS Max is pricey. But as it turns out, there are plenty of ways to avoid re-mortgaging your house to pay for the phone upfront.

Number one: compare - offers change all the time, so you’ll need to check to see which mobile operator can offer the best deals.

Also, keep an eye on smaller companies like giffgaff, as they will likely offer better deals over the big networks. Plus, going through mobile resellers rather a network directly can also save you money, as they usually sell the same plans at cheaper prices.

Which networks sell the iPhone XS?

Here’s where you’ll find the best XS Max deals:

EE - for a phone contract, SIM-Only, or mobile broadband deal? EE have a huge selection, and you’re bound to find what you’re looking for.

O2 - O2 have loads offers for existing customers, with a wide selection of plans available.

Vodafone - Vodafone offer a shed-load of pay monthly plans, SIM-Only offers, and 'Red' 4G plans.


Three - Whether you’re after a phone contract, SIM-only plan, or unlimited data plans, you’ll be spoilt for choice with Three.

Trade-in

You could also trade in your current iPhone and put the money towards one of the newer models. You can do this via mobile recycling comparison sites like CompareMyMobile or SellMyMobile. Depending on what model you have, and how in-tact it is, you can get up to £600.

iPhone XS Max specs

General
Manufacturer Apple
Operating System iOS
Release Date 01/09/2018 00:00:00
Sim Card Type Nano
Sensors
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
GPS Yes
Size & Weight
Form Factor
Thickness 7.7 mm
Size 77.4mm x 7.7mm x 157.5mm
Weight 208 g
Battery
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Capacity mah
Standby hours
Talktime 25 hours
Display
Display Size 6.5 inches
Screen Type Super AMOLED
Resolution 1242 x 2688 inches
Pixels Per Inch 458 ppi
Touch Screen Type Capacitive
Processing power
CPU 0 mhz
Processor Cores 6 Cores Cores
Memory 4000 MB
Storage
Internal Storage 64, 256, 512
External Storage No
Camera & Video
Primary Camera 12 MP
Flash Yes
LED Flash
GEO Tagging Yes
Auto Focus Yes
Fixed Focus Yes
Touch Focus
Face Detection Yes
Smile Detection
Image Stabilisation Yes
Video Quality 2160p
2nd Camera 1080 MP
Data
Generation 4G
Frequency Dual-band
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB Yes
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes