iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone Xs Max

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iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone Xs Max

Postby embleton » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:47 am

The iPhone Xs Max 2-weeks in operation, lovingly superlative stainless steel and strong glass design. The Super Retina OLED 6.5-inch HDR10 screen astonishing bright with high dynamic range and viewability in sunlight. Secure faceID unlocking its functionality awesomely simplistically. The bionic A12 superbrain faster than light; 5 trillion calculation a second. Smart intelligent cameras with skills matching a professional photographer. Wireless cooper charging coils sopping up magnetic power effectively. Mobile 1Gbps Category 16 LTE 4G+ multifrequency transceiver and antenna array, mobile speed and stability without fault, everywhere. Battery capacity with smart power saving greater than daily life use. These are some quantitative qualities separating the latest futuristic iPhone Xs Max from its earlier iPhone 7 Plus that deserve expenditure.

A top end smartphone is not only its specification but functionality in real daily life with services, and that is the beauty of an iPhone and its integration with an ecosystem with a smartwatch, iPad Pro tablet, MacBook Air, AirPods earpieces and 4K Apple TV from Apple's range in our case.

Do you get a smartwatch that opens the security of a MacBook Air without typing a password or code on another smartwatch? FaceID that is the most secure that opens your phone with a glance? FaceTime the best video conferencing worldwide? Ability to answer or make phone calls from the AirPods, iPad, MacBook Air or smartwatch through that equipment to the phone and mobile airways? SMS sharing amount the ecosystem with the ability to send and pick up messages from one and finish on another?

Can you share your photos, videos and audio stream automagically across these devices without jumping through hoops? Project with AirPlay audio and video across the complete ecosystem to a large UHD TV? Siri voice assistant that only needs training and learning from a single device for it to operate across everything during normal operation? Smart control for the home with all the ecosystem inside and outside your home? Access to the largest film, programmes and music collection? Cloud storage, secure keyring shared across the ecosystem? Integration is the future and it's available now beautifully crafted by a trillion dollar company that's not going out of business anytime soon! What other ecosystems offers all that functionality?
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Re: iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone Xs Max

Postby embleton » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:51 am

Does the iPhone Xs Max have a charging issue with the cable when plugged in; yes, it does and I found that you didn't need to wake up the iPhone but unplug and plug in the cable again to solve it.

Does the iPhone Xs Max have poorer wireless performance; no, I didn't experience this issue. Does the iPhone Xs Max have poorer mobile modem transceiver issues; yes, it does have poorer transceiver performance than iPhone 7 Plus with upload speed issue but stability seem to be better than iPhone 7 Plus in our town on the mobile o2 network in the UK. If the transceiver power output level is less on iPhone Xs Max then a firmware fix would be easy. When walking around Plymouth City Centre listening to music was without interruption into shops and outside. Doing this with the iPhone 7 Plus wasn't possible previously.

Does the iPhone have a camera issue; no, I didn't experience the issue and love the photos the iPhone Xs Max takes.

I've updated to iOS to iOS 12.1 beta 2 to test that environment and will report back on this thread for iPhone Xs Max.
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Re: iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone Xs Max

Postby embleton » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:52 am

The latest modem firmware (1.01.20-1) for iPhone Xs Max is operating better than the one in iOS 12 release on the o2 mobile network in the UK. The modem transceiver seems to be favouring the transmitter now and its bandwidth throughput in favour of downstream bandwidth throughput. Comparing it with the iPhone 7 Plus on o2 network in the same location the iPhone 7 Plus is doing better downstream but worse upstream than iPhone Xs Max. The primary carrier on o2 is release 33.5 for iPhone Xs Max for iOS 12.1 beta 2 but 33.0 for iOS 12 on iPhone 7 Plus.

Streaming Apple music on iPhone Xs Max on 4G with 1 bar signal solid stable stream with throughput 3Mbps downstream and 4Mbps upstream approximately. I'm in a weak signal area for the o2 mobile network.

An issue that is noted on iPhone Xs Max is the fact that once woken from sleep the screen seems to freeze for a few seconds and this is apparent on iOS 12 and iOS 12.1 beta 2. There seems to be a deep sleep mode on iOS 12 that is likely for saving battery power.

The cable charging bug with iPhone Xs Max on iOS 12 has been fixed on 12.1 beta 2.
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Re: iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone Xs Max

Postby embleton » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:28 am

The latest iOS 12.1 beta 4 has solved the 4G LTE signal issue between the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone Xs Max. The modem firmware is 1.01.29 and Carrier on O2 34.0
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