The XS Max has edge-to-edge screen which has incredible colours and clarity. I love everything about this phone and I'm glad I went for it over the XS. I'm REALLY glad I went for the Space Grey version though, as I was torn between all three colours - however, the Gold one is not the shade I hoped it would be, and often reminds me of a makeup palette, so I'm glad I went for the Grey as it will go with any colour phone case. One of the main issues I have is with reaching and holding it in one hand. As expected, it is difficult to reach the top of the screen with one hand (which can be overcome with gestures using the bottom of the screen), however I sometimes find I lose my grip when typing with one hand as it seems 'top heavy', in a sense, especially when walking. Of course this is overcome by using two hands, but again I find my left thumb touches the screen which can sometimes mess with my inputs on the keyboard/multitasking, which is triggered by swiping on the bottom of the screen. Not the end of the World as that just comes with the shape and size of the phone/screen, and doesn't bother me enough to regret buying the phone. The rear glass casing looks amazing, though, and really adds something to the phone. I don't use a case so my phone is very slippy when on any non-even surface (e.g. pillow, chair etc) which is a pain but that's only because I don't have a case yet.