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iPhone XS Max Review

The Apple iPhone XS Max was launched in September 2018, and since then, it has been dominating the world of smartphones. This Apple iPhone is the complete package. It is equipped with new and better features than its predecessors (i.e., iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS). On Back Market, we present you with both a new and refurbished iPhone XS Max. And in this guide, we take you through the outstanding features of iPhone XS Max, from camera quality to screen design, hardware to the physical structure. This will help you flawlessly navigate the phone and get the best out of it.

A Super A 12 Bionic Processor

The refurbished iPhone XS Max is powered by a smart A 12 Bionic processor. This processor has a 7nm chip, a total of 6.7 billion transistors, and an 8-core intelligent neural engine capable of reaching the highest performance. Unlike its predecessors, the new A12 processor has the capacity to complete up to 5 trillion operations in a second. The A11 could only hit a maximum of 600 billion. This implies that the iPhone XS Max can effectively run several tasks simultaneously without a hitch. Consequently, it consumes less power.

Dual Sim

While most iPhone versions feature a single SIM technology, the refurbished iPhone XS Max comes with two, a physical one and an eSIM. The dual-SIM technology allows you to keep two phone numbers for your own convenience; you can run different data plans without having to swap your SIM cards in case you are travelling to new locations.

Memory and Storage options

The refurbished iPhone XS Max runs on a memory of 4GB, but different models come with various storage capacities. Some models offer internal storage of 64GB, while others may have 256 or 512 GB storage capacity options. Experts recommend the 512 GB storage. This boosts the device's performance plus presents you with more space to store pictures, videos, games, music files, and more. Just like all the older iPhone versions, iPhone XS Max does not have a micro SD slot.

6.5-inch all-screen super Retina display

iPhone XS Max offers a bigger and better OLED screen that you will undoubtedly fancy. When measured, the screen is 6.46 inches diagonally, with rounded corners, giving the phone a stylish curved design. This gadget boasts of a 3.3-million-pixel high-resolution display. Even better, this device's display comes with a 60 % greater dynamic range than any other of its types made before. This means you will enjoy your crisp, clear images on a bigger screen.

Impressive camera

You will love the groundbreaking dual-camera system on this iPhone, which includes 12MP wide-angle and 12MP telephoto cameras. Both cameras offer pictures with 12 megapixels resolution and come with an improved True Tone LED flash, powerful sensors, and a better flicker-detect system. Smart HDR technology is another excellent feature of the camera system. It ensures that even the smallest details in the photos and all desired effects are captured. The smartphone also sports a 7MP front camera for selfies with an f/2.2 aperture. The front camera's sensors are twice faster with better detail segmentation and red-eye reduction.

Sound Quality

As far as sound quality goes, the iPhone XS Max is excellent. Apple has installed a much-advanced sound system on this iPhone. The iPhone XS Max comes with a new speaker system, known as wider stereo playback. The wider stereo playback enables an enveloping sound effect permanently. This makes the sound to be projected further outwards surrounding the listener. The audio sound becomes more three dimensional. So, whether you are listening to music, playing games, or watching movies, you will enjoy the sound enveloping you.


Connectivity options on this Apple iPhone include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and lightning connections to USB cable, as well as USB power adapter. 3G and 4G connections are active on both SIM cards. The device's connection speed is 42.2Mbps.

Great battery life

This refurbished iPhone comes with an impressive, non-removable Li-Ion 3174mAh battery that lasts a whole day of usage if fully charged. Some users say the battery can endure 25 hours of talk time and others 65 hours of music play. And if the battery runs out unexpectedly, you can take advantage of the fast battery charging or the Qi wireless charging. The glass back enables wireless charging. The phone also comes with a charger and charging cable.

iPhone XS Max overall: a big winner

iPhone XS Max is a device you should try out if you are looking for an elegant, classy phone. With the new advanced features, you can be sure of a perfect user-experience that is hard to come by. Luckily, iPhone XS Max models are available at Back Market in all colours and capacities. What's more, our refurbished iPhone XS Max phones are in the best condition ever; nobody will notice that you have a second-hand phone.

👉 Not convinced? Use our smartphone comparison tool to compare the iPhone XS Max to other smartphones. For example, here's our review on the iPhone XS Max vs iPhone 12 mini, in case you want to trade size for features.

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Written by Brian,  Marketing Manager Back Market UK & Ireland

When not talking about the latest eco-friendly tech and reducing our carbon footprint, Brian enjoys the odd game of football, a classic horror (book or film) or just to kick back with a beer or a proper Scottish whisky. Slàinte Mhath!

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