iPhone XS Max vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max

Are you undecided between the iPhone XS Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max? This is a common issue considering that they are great phones and very popular amongst users across Australia. It is easy to get confused when you come across their good reviews and similar specs. Although the iPhone XS Max was introduced earlier in 2018, it can still compete with newer iPhones or other brands and has great specs too.

Here’s a quick comparison between the iPhone XS Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max to help you decide between the two.


iPhone XS Max

iPhone 13 Pro Max

Display (in inches)

6.5 (Super Retina HD display)

6.7 (Super Retina XDR display)

Storage size

64/ 256/ 512 GB

128/ 256/ 512/ 1TB

Rear camera

Dural Camera, 12MP (Telephoto)

Pro 12MP (Wide, Ultra-Wide & Telephoto)

Front Camera

7MP True Depth

12MP True Depth


2x optical

3x optical/15x digital

Colours available

Gold, Silver, Space Grey

Gold, Silver, Graphite, Sierra Blue, Alpine Green

Processor type

A12 Bionic

A15 Bionic

Resolution rate

2688 x 1242/460

2778 x 1284/458



Superfast 5G

Refresh rate


Up to 120Hz

Size (in inches)

6.2 x 3.05 x 0.3

6.3 x 3.1 x 0.3

Weight (in ounces)



Water resistance




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iPhone XS Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max: Key Differences

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is a huge advancement over the iPhone XS Max and other previous iPhones. It boasts of a superior camera, larger memory and a more powerful battery. You also have access to all the advanced features of the Apple eco-system that users love. Listed below are the key differences between the two phones:

  • Display: The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a larger display of 6.7 inches as compared to the 6.5 inches of the iPhone XS Max. This means more space for app organisation and navigation. Movies and photos are also more easily viewed. The iPhone XS Max has a smaller display, but looks more compact and is easier to carry.
  • Camera: The iPhone 13 Pro Max is a clear winner when it comes to the camera. It has a Pro 12MP rear camera with wide, ultra-wide angle and telephoto and a front camera with 12MP true depth capability. In comparison, the iPhone XS Max has a dual camera - 12MP (telephoto) rear camera and a 7MP front camera for taking selfies.
  • Memory: The iPhone XS Max comes in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB variants, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max has options for 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and a whooping 1TB. That is more than enough to store all your photos and videos. You can also sync it to the Apple cloud, keeping your phone clean and light.
  • Price: This may be one of the key factors that may swing in balance in favour of either the iPhone XS Max or the newer iPhone 13 Pro Max model. If you are on a budget or want an affordable yet superior Apple phone, you should buy a refurbished iPhone XS Max. If money is not a constraint, a refurbished iPhone 13 Pro Max from Mobile Guru at discounted prices beckons.
  • Battery: Apple understands the importance of battery better than most phone makers. Battery drain is a major issue with most smartphones. Charging your phone repeatedly or the absence of a charging point when travelling can be frustrating. The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a bigger and better battery compared to the XS Max.

Which is Better - iPhone XS Max or iPhone 13 Pro Max?

You will find the iPhone 13 Pro Max superior to the iPhone XS Max in most respects. It is technologically advanced with tons of features. Additionally, the larger display and super-fast speeds make it a favourite of most users.

  • Cost vs display: You have to compromise between a larger display and the cost. While there are some other noticeable differences between the two models, a bigger display is the key differentiator. Check out the price difference and decide if a larger and clearer display is worth investing in. The iPhone 13 Pro Max has an AMOLED display, while the XS Max has an OLED screen.
  • Battery usage: If you frequently use your phone for playing games and watching videos, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the right choice. It supports up to 28 hours of video playback compared to up to 15 hours of video playback for the iPhone XS Max.
  • Features vs simple use: Do you use your phone for simple calling or checking messages? Or do you want a feature-rich phone where you can use various health, entertainment and reading apps? Other factors that can influence your choice include the user interface and camera settings.
  • User age and profile: Another factor that can help you decide which iPhone to buy is the user’s profile. Are you buying the phone for yourself or your parents, or maybe your child? Is it your first iPhone or are you familiar with iOS and looking to upgrade? The iPhone XS Max is a comparatively easy-to-use phone with fewer features and a simpler user interface. On the other hand, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is perfect for advanced users who multi-task and require superior display.

Refurbished iPhone XS Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max at Mobile Guru

Mobile Guru is a trusted online store for refurbished phones. We are one of the biggest sellers of refurbished phones from Apple and all the top brands in Australia. Every phone that we sell goes through a rigorous 72-point check to ensure optimum performance of the phone. We also offer a warranty of up to 24 months on every device we sell.

Here’s why Mobile Guru is the top choice of refurbished phone buyers in Australia:

  • Great discounts
  • High-quality products
  • Same day or next day dispatch
  • All top brands
  • Nation-wide delivery
  • 14 days return

You can call us on 1300 362 017 for assistance or email us at hello@mobileguruaustralia.com.au with your queries.

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