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Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max: Notch Or Fingerprint Scanner?

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max, which is better? The iPhone 8 Plus is another variant to the iPhone 8 and it comes with improved features. It also offers a very interesting performance and we will be comparing it to the XS Max, the XS Max is a successor to the iPhone 8 Plus and its a great phone with a big display and many interesting features.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max: Design

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max

The 8 Plus comes in an Aluminum Alloy and glass body and this glass slightly curves at the edges and blends into the familiar 7000-series aluminium rim. It has a Touch ID at the front. While the XS Max has a stainless steel frame and it is crafted with glass both at the front and at the back. This phone has a large display screen also. The 8 Plus weighs less at 202g, while the XS Max weighs 208g.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max: Display

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max

The 8 Plus sports a tall 5.5-inch FHD IPS LCD LED-backlit capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the screen has a pixel per inch density of 401. While, the XS Max sports a 6.5-inch Super Retina AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1242 x 2688 Pixels in resolution and 458ppi.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max: Software and Hardware

The 8 Plus houses a Apple A11 Bionic chipset with an Hexa-core processor clocking speed of up to 2.39GHz. The smartphone has 3GB RAM and 64GB/256GB storage space.

While the XS Max houses the Apple A12 Bionic chipset with Hexa-core processor clocking at 2.5GHz. In the RAM department, the XS Max has 4GB and 64GB/256GB/512GB storage space.

For the Software, the Plus runs on the iOS 11 operating system. While the XS Max runs on the iOS 12 operating system.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max: Camera

The iPhone 8 Plus has a rear camera setup of 12MP + 12MP and a front/Selfie camera of 7 megapixels. While the XS Max has a dual rear camera set up of 12MP+ 12MP with a great front camera of 7MP with f/2.2 aperture.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max: Battery

Powering the iPhone 8 Plus is a 3430mah Non-removeable Li-Po battery with fast battery charging. While the XS Max is powered by a 2716mah Non-removable Li-lon battery with fast charging.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max : Verdict

They are both nice smartphones with amazing specs and features, But I think the XS Max is a bit better than the iPhone 8 Plus, its a big upgrade to the iPhone 8 Plus in every areas.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max Specs Comparison

General

Device Type Smartphone Smartphone
Model Apple iPhone 8 Plus Apple iPhone XS Max
Announced September, 2017 September, 2018
Released November, 2017 September, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores Available on Shopping stores

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20,
25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, TDD-LTE:
Bands 34, 38, 39,40, 41

LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100),
5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700),
13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800),
20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700),
29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)  

SIM Type

Nano

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Single SIM Dual SIM

Design

Type Aluminum alloy + Glass Stainless Steel Frame + Glass
Dimensions 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7mm
Weight 202g 208g
Water Resistant Yes Yes
Protection Yes Yes
Colours Gold, Silver, Space Grey Silver, Grey, Gold

Display

Display Type FHD IPS LCD
LED-backlit capacitive touchscreen
Super Retina AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.5-inch 6.5-inch
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1242 x 2688 pixels
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 401ppi 458ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 67.37% 84.4%
Touch Screen Model Capacitive Capacitive
Touch Screen Yes Yes
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Yes Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant, oleophobic coating Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant oleophobic coating, – Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display
– True-tone display
– 120 Hz touch-sensing
Secondary Display No No

Camera

12MP + 12MP 12MP + 12MP
Yes Yes
2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@240fps 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps
Yes Yes
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, Quad-LED Yes, LED
f/1.8 + f/2.8 f/1.8 + f/2.4
1.4um + 1.0um
22mm + 56mm 28mm + 52mm
7MP 7MP
No
f/2.2 f/2.2
32mm

Software

iOS 11 iOS 12
Yes Yes
Yes Yes
Skype Yes Yes
Whatsapp Yes Yes
Facebook Yes Yes
Youtube Yes Yes

Hardware

Apple A11 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
Process Technology 10nm 7nm
CPU Hexa-core 2.39GHz Hexa-core 2.5GHz
Cores 8-Cores 6-Cores
Bit Architecture 64-bit 64-bit
GPU (Graphics) 6-core GPU A11 Apple GPU, 8-core neutral engine
3GB 4GB
Memory Speed 1866MHz 1966MHz
Internal Storage 64GB/256GB 64GB/256GB/512GB
No Yes, Up to 400GB
Card Type microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Fingerprint (Front)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Compass, Gyroscope


Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Compass, Gyroscope

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes Yes
Infrared
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes Yes
USB Type Yes, Type-C Yes, Type-C
GPS Yes, with A-GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC Yes Yes
HDMI
Facial Identification Yes Yes
Yes Yes

Battery

Battery Type Li-lon Battery Li-lon Battery
Capacity 2691mAh 2716mAh
Placement Non-removable Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes Yes
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV MP3, WAV
Yes Yes

Yes

Yes

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max Price

Starting From $699 – $799 $1099 – $1199
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