1. DoyouFanBoyBro's Avatar
    I have the note 9. It doesn’t even come close.

    I think from now on it’s safe to say to also ignore most review websites. Everyone who said this wasn’t really an upgrade. Are you kidding me ? Every single thing is an upgrade

    It’s faster.
    Larger and better screen
    Better sound
    Better camera
    Better battery
    Better Face ID unlock
    Larger storage.

    Literally every component is an upgrade. I’m glad I got it this is a SUPER PHONE
    09-22-2018 09:46 AM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I have the note 9. It doesn’t even come close.

    I think from now on it’s safe to say to also ignore most review websites. Everyone who said this wasn’t really an upgrade. Are you kidding me ? Every single thing is an upgrade

    It’s faster.
    Larger and better screen
    Better sound
    Better camera
    Better battery
    Better Face ID unlock
    Larger storage.

    Literally every component is an upgrade. I’m glad I got it this is a SUPER PHONE
    I never pay attention to websites or reviews. I know what I want so I get it.

    Glad you’re enjoying your device. I’m loving mine! And I came from both the 8Plus and the X.
    MooMooPrincess likes this.
    09-22-2018 09:53 AM
  3. LadiJae's Avatar
    Interesting my husband has the note 9, and he thinks the opposite.

    But when he came home from work couldn't wait to put his hands on MY iPhone Max

    I'm loving it...glad I didn't get the X last year cause it's more an upgrade for me coming from the 8plus
    09-22-2018 10:02 AM
  4. DoyouFanBoyBro's Avatar
    Interesting my husband has the note 9, and he thinks the opposite.

    But when he came home from work couldn't wait to put his hands on MY iPhone Max

    I'm loving it...glad I didn't get the X last year cause it's more an upgrade for me coming from the 8plus
    That’s hilarious
    MooMooPrincess and Spencerdl like this.
    09-22-2018 10:42 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Loving mine as well
    09-22-2018 10:52 AM
  6. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    While there were no great upgrades in any regard for this year, the small things they tweaked are absolutely noticeable. I think that gets overlooked in the reviews. That being said, I’m also loving my Max.
    09-22-2018 11:12 AM
  7. ladyc0524's Avatar
    Also loving my Max. Haven't put it down since I woke up. At some point I will
    09-22-2018 11:24 AM
  8. donnation's Avatar
    Love mine as well.
    Spencerdl and kataran like this.
    09-22-2018 11:49 AM
  9. Doug B's Avatar
    I do notice that Face ID is noticeably faster. There were times with my X that it would take upwards of a couple seconds to unlock and sometimes just completely fail. But with this one it is really snappy. So far so good. Though I’ve only been using the phone now for about 5 hours total.
    kataran and MooMooPrincess like this.
    09-22-2018 11:58 AM
  10. strikeIII's Avatar
    Awesome glad you found the phone for your needs! Enjoy!
    09-22-2018 12:32 PM
  11. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    While I agree with you that the iPhone XS Max is an incredible device, I don't think it's any better or worse than the Note 9. Both are two completely different devices for two completely different subsets of consumers.

    With that being said, the iPhone XS Max is what the iPhone X should have been last year. I agree with metllicamilitia that the upgrades were small but definitely noticeable. FaceID is quicker. The camera is better (I love the new depth of focus in portrait mode).

    My only minor complaint is that I wish the larger size of the XS Max used the extra screen real estate, meaning I wish there was another row of icons on the home screen and more was displayed on the screen.
    Sekelani Zwambila and M_A like this.
    09-22-2018 01:08 PM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I do notice that Face ID is noticeably faster. There were times with my X that it would take upwards of a couple seconds to unlock and sometimes just completely fail. But with this one it is really snappy. So far so good. Though I’ve only been using the phone now for about 5 hours total.
    Yeah. I was disappointed in no new Face ID hardware but I can already feel the speed difference when unlocking.
    Spencerdl and ladyc0524 like this.
    09-22-2018 01:59 PM
  13. swimbikemom2's Avatar
    I’m very happy with my MAX....I got the X last year and was always disappointed by the screen size. Coming from a plus the screen size on the X was small even though they said it was bigger. They should have come out with this IPhone last year!
    Spencerdl likes this.
    09-22-2018 02:08 PM
  14. Terb's Avatar
    Very happy with MAX as well, apple did good. Was piddling with my X this morning, it sure seems small LOL
    Forgot how much I had missed the bigger screen. Face ID is much quicker now, liking the phone all around!
    Spencerdl likes this.
    09-22-2018 02:21 PM
  15. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm the majority here as well. The iPhone Max has surpassed my old favorite iPhone in the 5s variety and is now the iPhone Xs MAX in a VERY short time. This is the form factor I've been hoping for since Apple introduced the larger screen size iPhone with the 6 Plus. Finally the large bezels are GONE...LOL
    09-22-2018 02:47 PM
  16. Craig's Avatar
    Interesting my husband has the note 9, and he thinks the opposite.

    But when he came home from work couldn't wait to put his hands on MY iPhone Max

    I'm loving it...glad I didn't get the X last year cause it's more an upgrade for me coming from the 8plus
    There are so many movie quotes that would fit the above "husband" narrative... Glad you put MY in all caps! Like with my wife... do you want dessert, "No, will just have some of yours!" Keep your mitts off MY dessert, you want one, I will get you one.. ;-)
    Spencerdl and ladyc0524 like this.
    09-22-2018 03:19 PM
  17. Jude526's Avatar
    I have the note 9. It doesn’t even come close.

    I think from now on it’s safe to say to also ignore most review websites. Everyone who said this wasn’t really an upgrade. Are you kidding me ? Every single thing is an upgrade

    It’s faster.
    Larger and better screen
    Better sound
    Better camera
    Better battery
    Better Face ID unlock
    Larger storage.

    Literally every component is an upgrade. I’m glad I got it this is a SUPER PHONE
    My brother got it. He loves it as well. Did sassy screen a little bit smaller than the 8+ but he still loves the screen
    Of course there will be those who say it’s not an improvement. Bull to them! When I can I intend on getting it. But my 8+ is still good and when I get my iPad paid off most likely will cave in.
    09-22-2018 03:49 PM
  18. Jude526's Avatar
    I also am hoping Apple will do the max in product red. I love my red 8*
    Annie_8plus and tadpoles like this.
    09-22-2018 03:52 PM
  19. Cladster's Avatar
    It's that good i am selling my 2018 iPad, don't need it now and the screen is just terrible after using the X Max.
    FID2 is way better than when i had the X, no misses at all yet even in the dark. Brilliant worth every buck.

    Oh and the camera are you kidding me
    09-22-2018 06:45 PM
  20. Lyall Demorrow's Avatar
    I had the Note 9 before the Max, and I agree that the Max is better. The Note 9 and other Galaxy phones have a problem with light leaking around the bezel (some have it and some don’t). It’s very distracting and shouldn’t be that way, especially on a $1000 device. I returned one Note 9 for this and my replacement was worse! A lot of people and Samsung say that the light leak is normal with curved screens and only a cosmetic problem, which is ridiculous. The Note 9’s speakers are also garbage, I couldn’t believe how quiet they were. I had a lot of buyer’s remorse with the Note 9. I have no buyer’s remorse at all with the Max. The photo below is my Note 9 light leak. The white line closest to the display is the screen protector(which is normal light refraction). The bright white line farthest from the display is the light leak(which is caused by a lack of black paint) , it’s between the black bezel and the aluminum frame.
    09-22-2018 07:33 PM
  21. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I have the note 9. It doesn’t even come close.

    I think from now on it’s safe to say to also ignore most review websites. Everyone who said this wasn’t really an upgrade. Are you kidding me ? Every single thing is an upgrade

    It’s faster.
    Larger and better screen
    Better sound
    Better camera
    Better battery
    Better Face ID unlock
    Larger storage.

    Literally every component is an upgrade. I’m glad I got it this is a SUPER PHONE
    I agree with this. I have the same 512GG MAX GOLD and absolutely love it. It’s very fast but can’t say way faster than the X. THE scReen is gorgeous though.
    09-22-2018 07:44 PM
  22. imwjl's Avatar
    My perspective. I'm an IT director so I'm around the phones at scale and have been using mobile phones since the 1980s.

    Starting with 6S Plus I felt the smart phone was getting where I wanted it to be with 7 Plus and the Max getting the concept fully buffed and polished.

    I know and see some go from flip phones or early smart phones and for them it's quite a revolution. To some who follow it like a hobby they see some revolutions. It is a revolution when I consider my history with the technology and 7 Plus on traveling without a dedicated camera, camcorder or Kindle.

    It's all so good that I'm sure I'd be happy without the stainless steel or OLED display but dual cameras are very important for me.
    Just_Me_D and kataran like this.
    09-24-2018 08:15 AM
  23. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I do notice that Face ID is noticeably faster. There were times with my X that it would take upwards of a couple seconds to unlock and sometimes just completely fail. But with this one it is really snappy. So far so good. Though I’ve only been using the phone now for about 5 hours total.
    I’m not even aware of the Face ID doing its thing when I pick up the phone. I do see it for literally a second when opening apps. Instantaneous.
    kataran and wenrob like this.
    09-24-2018 08:39 AM
  24. imwjl's Avatar
    At 8 days, lots of use, some travel, and more than my daily business use I can say it is incredible at best and a great example of product evolution or maturity at worst.
    aximtreo likes this.
    09-29-2018 09:29 AM
  25. TripleOne's Avatar
    I love my Max too!!
    09-29-2018 07:08 PM
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