Is a new smartphone purchase on your cards? Feast your eyes on iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, two of the latest Apple offerings making an impact worldwide. However, if you are struggling to choose an appropriate device from the given two options, let Xtreme make it easy. As one of the leading iPhone repair specialists in Australia, we offer a detailed comparison of the two coveted iPhone variants covering all the key parameters that influence purchase decisions.


Let the comparison begin with the most essential factor, the price. iPhone XS has less impressive specs vis-à-vis iPhone XS Max, which speaks for an economical price. The iPhone XS 64GB variant costs $1629 while the 256GB and 512GB variants are available for $1879 and $2199 respectively in Australia. On the other end of the spectrum, 64GB iPhone XS Max is priced at $1799, 256GB variant comes at $2049 and 512GB costs $2369 in Australia.


Both iPhone XS variants feature OLED displays that guarantee great eye appeal and optimal function. However, the iPhone XS Max outdoes the iPhone XS in display design and size, offering 22% more screen real estate and increased Absolute Colour Accuracy and brilliance. XS features 5.8 inches screen with 2,436 x 1,125 pixels while XS Max comes with 6.5-inch screen with 2,688 x 1,242 pixels. If size matters for you, iPhone XS Max is the way to go.

Battery Life:

iPhone XS Max features the largest battery that Apple ever used, lasting for 10 hours and 40 minutes under normal circumstances. On the other hand, iPhone XS has a battery life of roughly 9 hours and 40 minutes. So, XS Max version is the clear winner here. However, if battery life is the only priority, prefer iPhone XR that outperforms XS variants with over 11 hours of run time on a single charge. However, other iPhone XR specs may not match those of the XS versions.


If performance is the top priority, these variants fare almost evenly on this front. Both versions pack a punch with A12 Bionic processor – the first and the only seven-nanometre chip featuring 6.9 billion transistors. 6-core CPU is yet another commonality between the two, making it hard to pick the winner outright. Also, both variants offer 30% quicker app launches and better Augmented Reality apps offering a performance of 60 frames a second.


With almost identical specs, it’s hard to choose between the two. Go for iPhone XS Max if budget is not a concern and you are comfortable handling an oversized gadget. However, when it comes to iPhone repair, Xtreme is the unanimous choice, thanks to our service and prices.