iPhone XS Max Model Number Comparison and Differences [A1921, A2101, A2102, A2104 ]

As part of the Apple new phones of 2018, the iPhone XS Max is the biggest smartphone ever from Apple. The phone was launched along with other brand and it features a massive battery capacity with other regulars that you will love to have. It’s also the most expensive phones that cost approximately $1,099 to $1,449 for the higher storage.

iPhone XS Max Model

The iPhone XS Max features a large screen display with advanced processor and features as well. It’s similar with the iPhone XS and they are both powered by an A12 Bionic chip with 7nm CPU and 8-core Neural Engine for faster Face ID and impressive cameras that features Smart HDR or dynamic depth of field.

Both phones also feature a higher inbuilt memory of 512GB and they are built with stainless steel and glass design, notched front display, dual rear camera setup, IP68 rating, and OLED Super Retina displays panels. The differences between the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max is the bigger battery capacity on the Max hence the name which will last longer than the battery on iPhone XS.

Other notable difference is that the iPhone XS Max has a bigger screen size of 6.5-inch while the iPhone XS has 5.8-inch. Apart from this, both phones feature Dual SIM Dual Standby technology. The iPhone XS Max support a single Nano SIM with a digital eSIM while the iPhone XS support dual Nano SIM card at the same time.

On the model number, the iPhone XS Max is available in 4 models and they are A1921, A2101, A2102, and A2104. They offer different LTE bands and a SIM card. We will be looking at the difference between the models below.

iPhone XS Max A1921 Model

The iPhone XS Max A1921 is the United States version with support for both GSM and CDMA networks. Its available as a SIM-free factory-unlocked edition at Apple Store.
Apart from the USA, you can also buy the phone in Canada and Puerto Rico. It supports dual SIMs, one is Nano and the other is eSIM. When buying the phone, make sure you buy the unlocked version so that you can use it in different carriers without any form of restriction.

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LTE BandCountry or RegionCarriers
  • 1 (2100 MHz)
  • 2 (1900 MHz)
  • 3 (1800 MHz)
  • 4 (AWS)
  • 5 (850 MHz)
  • 7 (2600 MHz)
  • 8 (900 MHz)
  • 12 (700 MHz)
  • 13 (700c MHz)
  • 14 (700 PS)
  • 17 (700b MHz)
  • 18 (800 MHz)
  • 19 (800 MHz)
  • 20 (800 DD)
  • 25 (1900 MHz)
  • 26 (800 MHz)
  • 29 (700 de MHz)
  • 30 (2300 MHz)
  • 32 (1500 L-band)
  • 34 (TD 2000)
  • 38 (TD 2600)
  • 39 (TD 1900)
  • 40 (TD 2300)
  • 41 (TD 2500)
  • 46 (TD Unlicensed)
  • 66 (AWS-3)
  • 71 (600 MHz)
United States
  • Alaska GCI
  • Appalachian Wireless
  • AT&T
  • Blue Wireless
  • Bluegrass Cellular
  • Boost Mobile
  • Bravado Wireless
  • C Spire
  • Carolina West Wireless
  • Cellcom Wisconsin
  • Chariton
  • Chat Mobility
  • Consumer Cellular
  • Copper Valley Telecom
  • Credo Mobile
  • Cricket
  • Family Mobile
  • Illinois Valley Cellular
  • Inland Cellular
  • iWireless
  • Metro PCS
  • Nemont
  • Nex-Tech Wireless
  • Northwest Missouri Cellular
  • Panhandle Wireless
  • Pioneer Wireless
  • Silver Star Wireless
  • Simple Mobile
  • Spectrum Mobile
  • Sprint Wireless
  • Strata
  • T-Mobile USA
  • Thumb Cellular
  • Ting
  • TracFone / Straight Talk
  • Triangle Mobile
  • Truphone
  • Union Wireless
  • United Wireless
  • US Cellular
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Viaero
  • Virgin Mobile
  • West Central Wireless
  • Xfinity Mobile
Canada
  • Bell
  • Cityfone
  • eastlink
  • Fido
  • Freedom Mobile
  • Koodo
  • MTS (Canada)
  • PC Mobile
  • Rogers
  • Sasktel
  • TbayTel
  • Telus
  • Videotron
  • Virgin Mobile
Puerto Rico
  • AT&T
  • Claro
  • Open Mobile
  • Sprint Wireless
  • T-Mobile USA
U.S. Virgin Islands
  • AT&T
  • Sprint Wireless

 

iPhone XS Max A2101 Model

The iPhone XS Max A2101 is available in Europe and Asia. You can also get the phone in other countries like in the United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Italy, France, Singapore, Taiwan, etc. This model support dual-SIM cards, one is Nano while the other is eSIM and it doesn’t support CDMA networks.

  •  (2100 MHz)
  • 2 (1900 MHz)
  • 3 (1800 MHz)
  • 4 (AWS)
  • 5 (850 MHz)
  • 7 (2600 MHz)
  • 8 (900 MHz)
  • 12 (700 MHz)
  • 13 (700c MHz)
  • 14 (700 PS)
  • 17 (700b MHz)
  • 18 (800 MHz)
  • 19 (800 MHz)
  • 20 (800 DD)
  • 25 (1900 MHz)
  • 26 (800 MHz)
  • 28 (700 APT MHz)
  • 29 (700 de MHz)
  • 30 (2300 MHz)
  • 32 (1500 L-band)
  • 34 (TD 2000)
  • 38 (TD 2600)
  • 39 (TD 1900)
  • 40 (TD 2300)
  • 41 (TD 2500)
  • 46 (TD Unlicensed)
  • 66 (AWS-3)
Andorra
  • Andorra Telecom
Armenia
  • Beeline
  • Ucom
Australia
  • Optus
  • Telstra
  • Virgin
  • Vodafone
Bahrain
  •  Batelco
  • Viva
  • Zain
Belgium
  • BASE
  • Mobistar
  • Proximus
  • Telenet
Bulgaria
  • M-Tel
  • Telenor
Croatia
  • Hrvatski
  • Telekom
  • Vip
Cyprus
  • Cyta MTN
  • PrimeTel
Czech Republic
  • O2 T-Mobile
  • Vodafone
Denmark
  • 3 TDC
  • Telenor
  • Telia
Estonia
  • Elisa
  • EMT
  • Tele2
Finland
  • DNA
  • Elisa
  • Saunalahti
  • Telia
France
  • Bouygues
  • Free Mobile
  • La Poste Mobile
  • NRJ Mobile
  • Orange
  • SFR
  • Virgin Mobile
Georgia
  • Geocell
  • Beeline
Germany
  • 1&1
  • O2
  • Telekom
  • Vodafone
Greece
  • Cosmote
  • Vodafone
  • Wind
Greenland
  • Tele Greenland
Hungary
  • Magyar Telekom
  • Telenor
  • Vodafone
Iceland
  • Nova
  • Siminn
  • Vodafone
India
  • Airtel
  • Reliance Jio
  • Vodafone
Ireland
  • 3
  • Meteor
  • Vodafone
Isle of Man
  • Manx Telecom
  • Sure Mobile
Italy
  • 3
  • TIM
  • Vodafone
  • Wind
Jersey
  • Jersey Telecom
Kazakhstan
  • Kcell
Kuwait
  • Ooredoo
  • Viva
  • Zain
Latvia
  • Bite
  • LMT
  • Tele2
Liechtenstein
  • Salt
  • Swisscom
Lithuania
  • Bite
  • Omnitel
  • Tele2
Luxembourg
  • Orange
  • Post Telecom
  • Tango Mobile
Malta
  • Vodafone
Mexico
  • AT&T
  • Movistar
  • Oui
  • Telcel
Monaco
  • Monaco Telecom
Netherlands
  • KPN
  • T-Mobile
  • Tele2
  • Vodafone
New Zealand
  • 2degrees
  • Spark
  • Vodafone
Norway
  • Telenor
  • Telia
Oman
  • Omantel
  • Ooredoo
Poland
  • Orange
  • Play
  • T-Mobile
Portugal
  • MEO
  • NOS
  • Vodafone
Qatar
  • Ooredoo
  • Vodafone
Romania
  • Orange
  • Telekom
  • Vodafone
Russia
  • Beeline
  • MegaFon
  • MTS
  • Tele2
  • Yota
Saudi Arabia
  • Mobily
  • STC
  • Zain
Singapore
  • M1
  • Singtel
  • StarHub
Slovakia
  • Orange
  • Slovak Telekom
Slovenia
  • A1 Slovenija
  • Telekom Slovenia
South Africa
  • CellC
  • MTN
  • Vodacom
Spain
  • Orange
  • Vodafone
  • Yoigo
Sweden
  • 3
  • Tele2
  • Telenor
  • Telia
Switzerland
  • Salt
  • Sunrise
  • Swisscom
  • UPC
  • Wingo
Taiwan
  • APT
  • Chunghwa Telecom
  • FarEasTone
  • Taiwan Mobile
  • Taiwan Star
United Arab Emirates
  • du
  • Etisalat
United Kingdom
  • 3
  • BT
  • EE
  • Giffgaff
  • O2
  • Sky
  • Virgin Mobile UK
  • Vodafone
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iPhone XS Max A2102 Model

The iPhone XS Max A2102 is for the Japanese market only. It uses exclusive bands in Japan and they include band 11 for au and SoftBank, band 21 for Docomo, and band 42
It also supports dual SIM, one is Nano and the other is eSIM. Apart from this, the phone also has to make a shutter sound when taking photos even if it’s on silent mode. This is to protect privacy in the country.

LTE BandsCountry Or RegionCarriers
  • 2100 MHz)
  • 2 (1900 MHz)
  • 3 (1800 MHz)
  • 4 (AWS)
  • 5 (850 MHz)
  • 7 (2600 MHz)
  • 8 (900 MHz)
  • 11 (1500 MHz)
  • 12 (700 MHz)
  • 13 (700c MHz)
  • 14 (700 PS)
  • 17 (700b MHz)
  • 18 (800 MHz)
  • 19 (800 MHz)
  • 20 (800 DD)
  • 21 (1500 MHz)
  • 25 (1900 MHz)
  • 26 (800 MHz)
  • 28 (700 APT MHz)
  • 29 (700 de MHz)
  • 30 (2300 MHz)
  • 34 (TD 2000)
  • 38 (TD 2600)
  • 39 (TD 1900)
  • 40 (TD 2300)
  • 41 (TD 2500)
  • 42 (TD 3500)
  • 46 (TD Unlicensed)
  • 66 (AWS-3)
Japan
  • au
  • NTT DOCOMO
  • SoftBank
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iPhone XS A2100 Model

iPhone XS A2100 is the version for the Chinese market. It does not support dual-SIM cards. Only available in a single Nano SIM.

LTE BandsCountry Or RegionCarriers
  • 1 (2100 MHz)
  • 2 (1900 MHz)
  • 3 (1800 MHz)
  • 4 (AWS)
  • 5 (850 MHz)
  • 7 (2600 MHz)
  • 8 (900 MHz)
  • 12 (700 MHz)
  • 13 (700c MHz)
  • 14 (700 PS)
  • 17 (700b MHz)
  • 18 (800 MHz)
  • 19 (800 MHz)
  • 20 (800 DD)
  • 25 (1900 MHz)
  • 26 (800 MHz)
  • 29 (700 de MHz)
  • 30 (2300 MHz)
  • 32 (1500 L-band)
  • 34 (TD 2000)
  • 38 (TD 2600)
  • 39 (TD 1900)
  • 40 (TD 2300)
  • 41 (TD 2500)
  • 46 (TD Unlicensed)
  • 66 (AWS-3)
  • 71 (600 MHz)
China
  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom

iPhone XS: Model A1920

iPhone XS Max A2104 Model

  • 1 (2100 MHz)
  • 2 (1900 MHz)
  • 3 (1800 MHz)
  • 4 (AWS)
  • 5 (850 MHz)
  • 7 (2600 MHz)
  • 8 (900 MHz)
  • 12 (700 MHz)
  • 13 (700c MHz)
  • 14 (700 PS)
  • 17 (700b MHz)
  • 18 (800 MHz)
  • 19 (800 MHz)
  • 20 (800 DD)
  • 25 (1900 MHz)
  • 26 (800 MHz)
  • 29 (700 de MHz)
  • 30 (2300 MHz)
  • 32 (1500 L-band)
  • 34 (TD 2000)
  • 38 (TD 2600)
  • 39 (TD 1900)
  • 40 (TD 2300)
  • 41 (TD 2500)
  • 46 (TD Unlicensed)
  • 66 (AWS-3)
  • 71 (600 MHz)
Hong Kong
  • 1O1O and CSL
  • 3
  • China Mobile Hong Kong
  • SmarTone

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