The One Test Where iPhone XS Just Can’t Beat Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9
With the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max available for customers worldwide, pretty much everyone seems to be running tests, putting Apple’s new smartphones against models from other manufacturers.
And while these could help many decide what phone to buy next, independent research conducted by Consumer Reports provides mixed results on the performance of iPhone XS and XS Max.
In other words, yes, Apple’s 2018 iPhones are pretty impressive, but not as impressive as they seem to be at first glance. At least, not in all departments.
First and foremost, CR says both devices come with a substantial battery upgrade over the iPhone X, which backs Apple saying that there’s a 30-minute improvement on the new-generation phones.
“In our testing, the iPhone XS lasted 24.5 hours, and the Max made it to 26 hours. That’s a big step up from the iPhone X’s 19.5-hour performance and puts … (read more)