iPhone XS Vs iPhone XS Max

iPhone XS
iPhone XS
Starting from £129.08
View item
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XS Max
Starting from £169.00
View item

Customer reviews

iPhone XSiPhone XS Max


iPhone XSiPhone XS Max
Width70.9 mm77.4 mm
Height143.6 mm157.5 mm
Weight177 g208 g
Thickness7.7 mm7.7 mm
Volume78.4 cm³93.87 cm³


iPhone XSiPhone XS Max
Resolution1125 x 2436 px1242 x 2688 px
Density458 ppi456 ppi
Size5.8 inches6.5 inches


iPhone XSiPhone XS Max
Battery capacity2658 mAh3174 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power


iPhone XSiPhone XS Max
Maximum storage512 GB512 GB
CPU frequency2.5 GHz2.5 GHz
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity4 GB4 GB
5G supportNoNo
LTE supportYesYes


iPhone XSiPhone XS Max
Front camera resolution7 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesYes
Optical zoomYesYes
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone XSiPhone XS Max
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones33

iPhone XS vs XS Max Comparison

iPhone XS vs XS Max: Should you pay extra for the XS Max?

You can’t decide between the iPhone XS vs XS Max. You want a budget iPhone that still feels modern, but maybe you’re not sure if you should shell out the extra cash to get the iPhone XS Max, or just settle for the XS. Do you really need the bigger screen? That’s the ultimate question that you should be asking yourself.

What’s the best way to know if you should buy the iPhone XS or XS Max?

As we said before, choosing between the iPhone XS vs XS Max boils down to whether you need the extra screen real estate. If you look at other specs, you’ll also notice that the battery of the XS Max is larger (3174mAh vs 2658mAh) but since it has a larger screen (6.5” vs 5.8”), it also eats up more power, so don’t expect to get that much more battery life out of it.

But back to the topic of screen real estate, since the XS has a bigger screen, it’s also a larger device. Since I personally favor smaller phones that I can easily use with one hand, I think I would buy the regular XS. But perhaps you’re the kind of person that prefers a bigger phone. Or perhaps you spend a lot of time watching movies/videos on your phone. If you fall into one of these camps, the iPhone XS might be the perfect device for you :)

iPhone XS vs XS Max: Final remarks

Most of our iPhone comparison verdicts are slightly more technical, but there really are very few technical differences between the iPhone XS vs XS Max, and choosing between these devices is largely a matter of personal preference. Whichever used and refurbished iPhone you may decide to buy, we hope you enjoy it!

Our recent comparisons

See all articles

From phones to fridges, you can’t choose wrong.

Back Market only sells the highest quality refurbished items, at the best prices, risk-free.

  • Best offer on the market

    The best price and quality selected for you.

  • Real impact

    By buying refurbished, you're keeping e-waste out of landfills. Huzzah!

  • Quality guaranteed

    We ensure that the sellers we partner with maintain high standards.

  • Proper Service

    A shopping experience that meets your expectations.