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iPhone XS Max – 6 Months Later

iPhone XS Max – 6 Months Later


hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech and
iPhone XS Max has been out for six months and I’ve been using it as my main
phone every day and so I wanted to go over some of the issues that I’ve had
with it or how its held up now first thing you may notice right away is that
I don’t use a screen protector you’ll see there’s nothing on there I also
don’t use a case normally now some people might say that’s crazy with a
phone that expensive but that’s really what Apple care is about for me so I do
pay for Apple care on here if I do crack it it’s not very expensive to replace
and I prefer the feel of the phone now as far as the screen holding up it does
have some light scratches on it and the reason I’m outside actually so you can
hopefully see some of those scratches because in this very bright light is
where you can see them if you’re indoors you cannot see them at all there’s some
very very light scratches in here and really down it around here and around
the bottom otherwise you cannot see them at all now as far as the back is
concerned because it’s got the white back you really can’t see any scratches
whatsoever and there’s no scratches at all around the lens or on the lens so it
seems to be holding up really well as far as that goes
now the stainless steel is where it’s going to scratch the most so if we look
around there you’ll see that in this bright sunlight it does have some scuffs
and scratches on it now you could polish this out since it
is stainless steel but overall it’s holding up pretty well and this is just
from normal used it’s kind of like an old iPod so you could use some
toothpaste even to polish this out and maybe I’ll do a video on that and see if
we can get some of these scratches out so you’ll see it is fairly heavily
scratched but you can’t see this in normal light you actually have to have
some light to see this you really won’t see it unless you’re and I’m very very
bright or well-lit environment so it looks pretty good overall as far as its
durability there’s no dents or anything and I haven’t dropped it at all either
then later that day I dropped my phone for the very first time unfortunately it
rolled down a hill and into water when I was taking a photo for my iOS 12.2 beta
6 video and as you might have guessed there’s the iPhone but I’ll show you
exactly what happened at the end of the video around the 6 minute mark
let’s go ahead and unlock it and face unlock seems to be getting better it
seems to be faster than it was in Prior updates and everything this is actually
running iOS 12.2 it’s got beta 5 on it right now by the time you’re watching
this beta 6 could be how or the final could be out but either way it’s been
improved it seems to be holding up well and in doing all of those betas and all
the different videos this actually has really good battery life I’m getting
about eight to nine hours of screen on time and the battery durability is quite
good and some people say you don’t use your phone a lot I actually do use it
quite a bit you’ll see the battery health is a hundred percent I think I’ve
got about a hundred cycles on the battery at this point and overall it’s
holding up well now as far as durability over time someone was asking me does
this phone creak if I twist it ever so slightly not really there might be a
slight creak from time to time but not really you won’t really get that creak
like you do with some of the older iPhones maybe the iPhone eight or seven
I think in particular is where the Creek was that was an aluminium backed foam
this is actually stainless steel so it’s a little more rigid and I don’t think
it’s going to have that issue now as far as the speakers are concerned sometimes
they do crack overtime and they don’t really sound clear they have a little
crackling sound this particular device doesn’t have that issue so thankfully I
have no issues with the speakers here or here they neither of them have any
issues and they sound just as good as they did when I first got the phone so
everything seems to be holding up well as far as durability goes now the camera
is something that continues to impress in fact I am recording this right now
with an iPhone XR but it’s basically the same video camera that we have here
it’s super fast and as long as you have the right light it looks just as good as
any of the professional cameras out there only a trained eye will be able to
tell the difference and in fact this is going to look a little bit sharper than
most because it does over sharpen and it brightens in in darkens areas in real
time so that’s why this looks so good it’s because it’s doing all of this work
now right here you might see its blown out a little bit that’s the difference
between this and a Cinema Camera so it looks pretty good overall in the photos
from it I continue to use in my videos and the video from it as well so I have
really really high expectations even for the neck
immersion because this cameras phenomenal so I can’t wait to see what
they do next one issue that continually plagues this
device though is LTE issues and you’ll see here I have two bars of t-mobile and
while that’s usually not a problem normally my LTE issues are more along
the lines of things not loading maybe I’ll go to Twitter and try and load an
image from a wallpaper or maybe I’ll go to a different website it won’t load
then I’ll have to go here turn on airplane mode turn it back off and
everything will reconnect I have the same issue when it’s on Wi-Fi sometimes
not so much with that more so with LTE but a lot of people have said they’ve
had the same issues and that continues to be an issue and hopefully Apple will
fix that in the future and finally the software actually software’s pretty
stable I haven’t had any issues with it whatsoever I haven’t had any crashes
recently or anything and it’s been really good especially with the newer
updates apps are opening nice and fast if I want to switch between apps I can
do that no problem maybe go to going to Twitter and see it loads okay sometimes
this app in particular loads a little bit slow that loads fast most of the
time things like the App Store seem to work fine for me and everything’s nice
and smooth so I really have no issues and I definitely recommend it six months
and of course we’re going to see iOS 13 on this or whatever the next version is
going to be called and that will be supported on this device and probably a
this device will support years and years of updates just like they do with the
iPhone 5s so hopefully this will last for years I think it will durability
wise and if you have Apple care on it you have nothing to worry about
of course we will see new hardware probably around September and it will
make this one a year older and a little bit cheaper and you still can get deals
on this or the XR or different devices as well so here is where I actually drop
my phone now I wanted to show you this perspective to give you an idea of how
far it is so from the top of this right here all the way down into the water
over there let me show you what I mean so the photo that I took was right on
this corner here I had it sitting on top of an iPad and
then the phone was right here so you could actually see it with some Knights
depth-of-field behind it right in here now this is the drop it fell off of here
after the wind blew and knocked it down it fell off of here rolled down there
picked up some speed and went right into the water now we’re down toward the
water and you’ll see it’s kind of a cliff down here so it came off the end
and tumbled right into the water right down in there so I had to get down in
there and the water is only a couple feet deep there but you have to get down
there and to give you an idea it fell from way up there so it did pretty well
considering it when all of this distance picked up speed and then fell right into
the water now after all of that my phone works just fine it unlocks fine there’s
no cracks whatsoever I couldn’t find any there was a little bit of water in the
speaker and the microphone so I had to blow that out with some air and it’s
fine I took my sim card out of it for a little while and just let it sit
overnight it’s fine and thankfully it’s okay but I do have AppleCare so I did
pay for Apple Care Plus so if I do need to get it replaced I can do that very
inexpensively but it seems to hold up pretty well from
such a far drop all the way down there into the water it was kind of
unbelievable that it actually picked up speed as it was rolling down the hill
and went into the water I thought it was gonna stop at some of these trees in
here but it just didn’t let me know your thoughts in the comments below of course
I’ll link this wallpaper in the description below as I always do if you
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watching this is Aaron I’ll see you next time

100 thoughts on “iPhone XS Max – 6 Months Later”

  1. With battery, the key is to not let it drop bellow 20% (ideally 40) and keep it from getting very hot or very cold (the first one is obviously more problematic). Otherwise keep it in the charger as long as possible.

  2. I have the regular X and it already has an earphone speaker problem. Second time I've had this issue but Apple does replace it with no issues. But it still sucks I pay 1000 dollars with a phone with speaker issues.

  3. Told myself I wouldn’t buy this overpriced phone…. 2 months later I bought it… I’ve now had it for 3 months. Is it worth the price? No….. is it an amazing phone and probably still the best one out there? Yes

  4. I like different cases for my iPhone XS. But worried about charging and over heating. Some of my case are hard to get on and off. I use wireless charging most of the time. How much damage will I do to my phone over time if I charge it with the cases on?

  5. I think it’s nothing short of lunacy not to use a case on a $1500+ phone with a glass back. I’ve used Apple’s leather cases on all my iPhones, they’re less than 1mm thick and also protrude a fraction of a mm on the screen side so your screen doesn’t contact whatever surface it’s laying on. I like the feel and the wear of the leather over time. The glass back of the Xs costs $549 to replace, With AppleCare!! A handsome looking original Apple leather case costs $49, adds an unnoticeable weight and thickness to the phone and increases your grip. Pretty cheap insurance. To each his own.

  6. For everyone who thinks the battery sucks.
    Turn on Reduce Motion
    Turn off fitness tracking
    Keep location off when not in use.
    Set your email to manually fetch
    Don't share iPhone anaylitcs
    Turn off iCloud drive.
    This is what is murdering your battery and lower your brightness.

  7. Ok so I love my iPhone XS Max but honestly it's way too much money to keep like it's a better idea to get a car and your license or something rather than this. Any company charges you too much for it and I honestly should've just kept my S9+. That phone was way cheaper and worked better and I didn't have to pay for every ringtone.

  8. It doesn’t look like an IPhone xs Max. It’s very small in your hands . I think you are very big man. In my hands It will be like a tablet

  9. Aaron didn’t you have a heart attack with that fall? Heaven forbid ! And especially right after you said you don’t drop your phone? Great video

  10. If anyone bought the iPhone XS Max like we did and paid in full like I hope you did, the next one out of the question.

  11. I just noticed when backing up my iPad air2 it is charging. It never did before. Is this new in any update.

  12. Broh, at least use a tempered glass on that to protect the display if you think it takes away the feel of the iPhone. But I guess each to their own preferences.

  13. Face ID is fantastic. The A12 ain’t too shabby either. The stainless and black with the clear otterbox is good looking

  14. 9 hours screen on time, stop lying 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 seen battery brain tests, the xs max battery was one of the worst 😂 funniest thing I've heard

  15. 6 months later,I regret paying that much for this un-impressive phone.battery life is really not good,and camera is nothing to write home about.I witnessed how this heavy bulky phone is being surpassed and bettered by others continuously.
    currently in process of selling it at huge loss and switch to Samsung.

  16. How could you keep your battery health still 100% after you got it 6 months later. I’ve been using my iPhone XS Max for about 5 months but the battery health is 99% now..

  17. I film all my YouTube videos using the iPhone xs max. The quality is great!! Check it out on my videos

  18. You’re a mad man I’ve had my 6S in a full case since day one of launch lol just ordered the XS Max can’t wait.

  19. Thank you for your review. I just ordered this phone after my puppy bit the heck out of my old 7S. I had plans to wait to see if apple was going to come out with their next addition but unfortunately my puppy forced me into getting this one. Watch now Apple will come out with a new one(this happened when I ordered my 7S) hopefully this time it won’t happen again,. So happy to see it’s a good one

  20. Hi. I have Xs max double sim when I use data Signal was very weak and 5 min after or 2 min after Noservis. I dont know whats the problm if u have info please share with me its big problm for me. Ha when i use one sim this problm will not seem when both sim on seem that problm . thanks

  21. I hate digital devices it because they sweat too much with power and when they produce more new devices they sweat Even more 😠!

  22. Replace inexpensively? That’s $100 or “a hundred bucks” to replace this thing. I get not wanting a case, really do, but just having apple care doesn’t mean that isn’t a jab at a normal income earner’s wallet.

  23. I’ve tried to like screen protectors but I always get one or two bubbles or a hair under them when I apply them and that bugs the crap out of me even if it’s one tiny bubble. I have tiny micro scratches on the screen, but like you said, I can only see them in the sun when the display is off. Not worth the weird anxiety screen protector bubbles give me. I just use my red Apple silicone case.

  24. Am I the only one who thinks that both XS and XS Max, as well as the X are so thick??
    Loved the slim design of the iPhone 6 with only 6.9 mm…

  25. I’m using 6s and have the same problem with the mobile data. Thought there’s something wrong with the operator.

  26. I have the I phone 6, I am going to get a new Phone this year but I need to know what to get ?
    The p30 pro is pretty good
    The Samsung s10+ also good
    But I like Apple but it’s just too expensive and less specs in comparison the only reason why I want the I phone is because it has iOS and it’s sleek design and I have all my stuff on my Apple ID so yeah.

    Regardless what should I do?

    Switch to the xs max or give other phones a try?

  27. I also never use a screen protector, which usually hinders touch sensitivity, or a phone case, which makes your color choice of the phone silly plus like you said preventing you from feeling the glossy or metallic texture of the phone. I think it should be the developer or manufacturer's responsibility for the phone's quality, given the expensive price tag, not the customers who should not be forced to buy a case in order not to get the phone cracked easily.

    BTW, I heard the LTE issue might come from Intel's hardware or Apple's optimization of the software. Qualcomm is a master in mobile communication components. It's not that ideal for Apple to go against them that badly.

  28. Can you use facts in place of opinions where appropriate, such as replacing "it's not very expensive to replace" with a dollar figure and leaving it at that? We don't need to be told what to think, only informed. Merci 😄

  29. People who say apple has shit screens and they crack don’t deserve to have a glass phone I’ve had my iPhone 8 nearly 2 year and I’ve not got a single crack and zero markings on the back I’ve kept a flimsy case that isn’t shock proof and my phone hasn’t cracked and there’s 2 scuffs on the front so big up apple

  30. I have the same phone and like it without phone case more but I’m afraid that it breaks because it slips out your hand very easily that’s why I use a clear case because the has a nice color already and with a case it looks bad

  31. Very good video! You are pleasant to listen to. Not abrasive in any way. So many YouTube videos are annoying. Not yours. Thank you much :).

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