How Does The iPhone XS Max Hold Up for Gaming?

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If you want to play the world’s best games in the most immersive way possible, then you will probably need to invest in a high-powered PC gaming rig or games console. Despite this, there is no denying the fact that mobile gaming has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years. In order to cater to the phenomenal growth of mobile gaming, Apple have made sure that everyone knows that their ultra powerful iPhone XS Max could be the best mobile gaming platform yet.

Most people will probably be aware of the astonishing pricing of the iPhone XS Max. With a 256GB model setting you back a staggering £1,249, it’s hardly likely to be in the price bracket of younger customers. But if you are serious about mobile gaming, what could you get in return for what initially looks like a slightly smaller iPad Pro?

Firstly, we have to state that the iPhone XS Max is seriously big. With an ultra-sharp 6.5 inch screen, it might make your iPhone wallpaper look good, but it’s clearly not designed for one-handed gaming. But with its beautiful OLED display helping you see exactly what’s going on in the chaotic closing stages of your next Fortnite clash, it shows that Apple want you to make the most of your gaming.

Secondly, Apple once again have stepped up to the mark when it comes to giving you plenty of processing power to play with. Whilst you probably won’t need too much power to play a few games of solitaire, if you are serious about competing in some of the biggest mobile gaming tournaments, you will want to make sure that you can keep up with the competition. Thankfully, the iPhone XS Max comes equipped with the A12 Bionic chip which Apple claims is the ‘smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone’ - perfect for being able to handle that next augmented reality gaming hit.

But what about battery life? We’ve seen plenty of incredibly powerful smartphones released that have lacklustre batteries that let you down when you need them most. By looking at some of the recent iPhone XS Max reviews, we can see that you should be able to use the smartphone for some relatively intense gaming sessions and it shouldn’t run out of juice until the evening. This is roughly on par with what you should expect from the larger flagship smartphones.

Whilst the iPhone XS Max has a stunning display, how good is it at reproducing the audio of your favourite mobile gaming titles? Apple have invested in a special wider stereo playback feature that cleverly manages to produce a stereo image of the audio from the iPhone XS Max. And just in case you were wondering, there is still no standard headphone jack on the latest Apple smartphone.

So on the whole, it seems that Apple have once again worked wonders with their iPhone XS Max. If you don’t mind paying over £1,000 for a mobile and you are serious about gaming, then the iPhone XS Max is hard to beat.

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