iPhone 8 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max

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iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus Starting from €139.00
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iPhone XS Max
iPhone XS Max Starting from €225.00
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How they compare

Customer reviews

iPhone 8 Plus iPhone XS Max
Average
4.1/5
(1654)
3.9/5
(1152)

Design

iPhone 8 Plus iPhone XS Max
Width 78.1 mm 77.4 mm
Height 158.4 mm 157.5 mm
Weight 202 g 208 g
Thickness 7.5 mm 7.7 mm
Volume 92.78 cm³ 93.87 cm³

Screen

iPhone 8 Plus iPhone XS Max
Resolution 1080 x 1920 px 1242 x 2688 px
Density 401 ppi 456 ppi
Size 5.5 inches 6.5 inches

Battery

iPhone 8 Plus iPhone XS Max
Battery capacity 2675 mAh* 3174 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

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

Performances

iPhone 8 Plus iPhone XS Max
Maximum storage 256 GB 512 GB
CPU frequency 2.53 GHz 2.5 GHz
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 3 GB 4 GB
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

iPhone 8 Plus iPhone XS Max
Front camera resolution 7 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px

Audio

iPhone 8 Plus iPhone XS Max
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 3 3

Our recent comparisons

iPhone XS Max vs iPhone 8 Plus Comparison

How does the iPhone 8 Plus shape up against the newer iPhone XS Max?

Newer technology doesn’t always make for a better phone. Choosing a new phone is about choosing what works for you, and figuring out what you want and need from a phone. These two phones are of a similar size and were released about a year apart, so let’s take a closer look.

iPhone XS Max – the first of its kind

With its X release, Apple launched a whole load of firsts. These were the first phones to get rid of the home screen and bezels for more screen space, the first to have just Face ID (a result of not having a home button), and the first to have an OLED screen. The iPhone 8 Plus in comparison has the older LCD screen, and it still has a home button, so big bezels, and Touch ID. The main difference this makes is the screen size compared to the size of the phone. The iPhone XS Max measures 157.5 x 77.4 mm and has a 6.5-inch screen, whereas the iPhone 8 Plus measures 158.4 x 78.1 mm and the screen si