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Apple iPhone XS Max review

Expert review

It's scarcely any different to the iPhone XS, which in itself is hardly any different to the iPhone X, so we pretty much know what to expect from the iPhone XS Max. We sent the iPhone XS Max to our lab to find out whether it's worth your money. While largely unavailable to buy new, it's still popular in the refurbished and second-hand market. Bear in mind performance of a second hand or refurb phone may differ from that recorded in this review. See ‘Should I buy it’ in the full review for more.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What’s it like to use?
  • How long does the battery last?
  • How good are the cameras?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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Last checked by Which?

April 2022

First reviewed by Which?

October 2018

Released

September 2018

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