The 6.5 inch screen iPhone XS MAX with 1242 x 2688 pixels resolution is just not the largest screen ever in an Apple handset, but also the heaviest iPhone ever released by Apple. The iPhone XS Max weighs 7.34 ounces (208 grams), which is 6 grams more than the second-heaviest model iPhone 8 Plus that weighs 202 grams.
The reason for iPhone Xs Max weight is due to change of materials compared to the iPhone 8, which has utilized stainless steel instead of aluminium for the enclosure band.
One should definitely consider the weight when planning to buy the iPhone XS MAX, since its even heavier than the Galaxy Note 9 (201 grams) too. However, Samsung smartphone is taller and thicker in size.
If one has a problem with the weight, users can definitely consider the 5.8-inch iPhone XS that weighs 177 grams. It’s identical to iPhone XS MAX except the the smaller screen and slightly shorter battery life and comes at $100 cheaper.