❤ Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
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With the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, our collection is finally complete. It is the biggest, heaviest, most powerful, and most feature-rich iPhone Apple has made so far, and that’s enough to make it the best-seller it was designed to become.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the only member of Series 12 to pack the new and improved triple-camera on the back. This might be even enough to entice users who may not even be after the Max size. That is how a proper upgrade should be done – by updating every aspect possible, not just the design.
iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro
The iPhone 12 Pro‘s Max denomination isn’t standing just for maximum size, but for the complete set of new features. The biggest iPhone to date enjoys the most premium and durable design Apple has made, the most powerful chip with 5G support, the latest Apple camera, the LiDAR scanner, the largest speakers, the beefiest battery, and, of course, MagSafe support.
Apple iPhone 12 family
This Max version could have been even better with a 120Hz display, but, alas, this feature didn’t make the cut on Series 12. Maybe next year, who knows, but today even the most expensive iPhone can’t show more than 60fps on its screen.
We know you are eager to see the Pro Max‘s battery life and camera performance, but first things first. Let’s take a closer look through its specs, shall we?
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max specs :
Versions: A2411 (International); A2342 (USA); A2410 (Canada, Japan); A2412 (China, Hong Kong)
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM) – for China|
|CDMA 800 / 1900|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 – A2342|
|1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66 – A2411, A2412|
|1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 – A2410|
|5G bands||1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261 Sub6/mmWave – A2342|
|1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79 Sub6 – A2410, A2411, A2412|
|Speed||HSPA, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps|
|LAUNCH||Announced||2020, October 13|
|Status||Available. Released 2020, November 13|
|BODY||Dimensions||160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4 mm (6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||228 g (8.04 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Corning-made glass), glass back (Corning-made glass), stainless steel frame|
|SIM||Nano-SIM and eSIM or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – for China|
|IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 min)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
|DISPLAY||Type||Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak)|
|Size||6.7 inches, 109.8 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1284 x 2778 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density)|
|Protection||Ceramic Shield glass|
|PLATFORM||OS||iOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 16.4.1|
|Chipset||Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)|
|CPU||Hexa-core (2×3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4×1.8 GHz Icestorm)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Internal||128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Triple||12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 65mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2.5x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.6″
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 10‑bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
|Video||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS|
|SOUND||Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|Positioning||GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB||Lightning, USB 2.0|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Ultra Wideband (UWB) support|
|BATTERY||Type||Li-Ion 3687 mAh, non-removable (14.13 Wh)|
|Charging||Wired, PD2.0, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
15W wireless (MagSafe)
7.5W wireless (Qi)
|MISC||Colors||Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue|
|Models||A2411, A2342, A2410, A2412, iPhone13,4|
|SAR EU||0.99 W/kg (head) 0.99 W/kg (body)|
|Price||$ 628.94 / ₹ 129,900|
|TESTS||Performance||AnTuTu: 638584 (v8)
GeekBench: 4240 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 55fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
|Display||Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Loudspeaker||-23.8 LUFS (Very good)|
Disclaimer. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is an upscaled version of the iPhone 12 Pro with a bigger display and battery. It also features a larger 12MP sensor for its primary camera with the industry’s first sensor-shift image stabilization. Finally, its telephoto camera has an even longer-range lens now – 65mm f/2.2 for 2.5x optical zoom. Nice!
Finally, even if the iPhone 12 Pro Max is one of the most expensive phones today, just like the rest of the iPhone 12’s, it also comes accessory-free thanks to Apple’s latest controversial endeavor to save the planet.
Unboxing the iPhone 12 Pro Max
The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max comes within a thin and lightweight box that contains the phone and a USB-C-to-Lightning cable.
There is no charger or EarPods inside, but you will find a SIM ejection pin and a lonely Apple sticker if you dig deeper. You better hold on to that metal pin, as it might disappear next year, too.
This year, you can choose between three different iPhone sizes, and we believe this will continue to be the case in the years to come. The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 will successfully cater to anyone who needs a compact flagship. This has allowed the 12 Pro Max to grow bigger and better without any holdbacks.
Indeed, that year, along with the new design with better materials, the 12 Pro Max model brings an even larger screen. Its enormous size has allowed Apple to fit a better camera as well – the industry’s first-ever sensor-shift stabilization and for the first time ever on an iPhone – a longer, 65mm zoom lens.
If the Pro Max’s size is of any concern, the more reasonably-sized iPhone 12 Pro is literally the same phone, just smaller. Yes, we are well aware of the camera differences.
The normal iPhone 12 will give you a lightweight body with all the Pro’s power and screen without the telephoto camera and the LiDAR scanner. If you are not into AR apps, the lack of LiDAR won’t matter to you. As for the zoom camera – only you can decide.
Apple has this bad habit of making all previous-gen iPhones disappear from the market within a week of its latest premiere, and the iPhone 11 Pro models have suffered the same fate. But if you already own an iPhone 11 Pro Max, there is really no reason to upgrade. It’s still quite recent, and you don’t really need the LiDAR or the new glossy frame, which looks amazing only on the showroom floor. .
There is one Android phone that comes to mind when thinking in Max size, and that’s the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G. It encompasses the best of everything Samsung has to offer. The Ultra has an even larger 6.9″ OLED with higher resolution and a much smaller cutout. It also provides enormous processing power and has a rather unique triple camera with a 108MP primary, a 12MP 5x telephoto, and a 12MP ultrawide shooter. The Note packs an S-Pen that has become a fan-favorite feature for many. The Ultra is a powerful mini-tablet in your pocket, and if you are not invested much in Apple‘s ecosystem, you may want to give it a try.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro • Apple iPhone 12 • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is Apple‘s mightiest iPhone on the market before. It employs the most massive iPhone screen ever. It has every new feature the company has come up with, and it’s wrapped in a premium body with a bold new design that brings a dash of nostalgia. Heck, even its outrageous price tag is a selling point for many potential customers.
The 12 Pro Max is not without its flaws. On the contrary – it’s doesn’t even bring enough worthy upgrades over the 11 Pro Max to justify a switch. Not only that, but they are cutting back some features and deliberately omitting others. No charger, no headphones, same camera quality generation after generation, no high refresh rate screen when everyone else has one, and no under-display fingerprint reader when everybody is forced to wear a mask.
Apple is certainly not a company to go with the trends. On the opposite, their success in doing things differently has turned them into a trend-setter. For any other company, any of these decisions would have led to a severe backlash. Yet, Apple’s mobile business is doing better than ever.
They’ve earned a special place in the customer’s hearts and minds by coming up with consistently polished products with great after-sales service, and of course, by supplementing all this effort with great marketing.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is a product of the same great recipe for success. So without a doubt, millions of customers have already bought one, and millions more will get theirs in the year ahead.
Do we recommend getting it? Certainly, if you are after the large screen and you have an older iPhone. If you already have a recent device like the iPhone 11 Pro or Pro Max, there is really not much sense in upgrading.
- Sumptuous design with jewelry-like attention to detail, durable and water-resistant
- Excellent large OLED screen, very bright
- Loud stereo speakers, outstanding audio quality
- The fastest smartphone chip on the planet, 5G, too
- Dependable battery life, fast charging
- Apple iOS 14 is fast and easy to use, 5 years of guaranteed major updates
- Very good photo and video quality across the board, day and night
- LiDAR Scanner has varied applications and use cases (albeit quite niche)
- MagSafe is a promising accessory concept
- No charger or headphones in the box
- No high refresh rate screen
- iOS needs better file management
- We miss TouchID as FaceID does not work with a mask on
- The new camera offers the same quality as the old one
- Few meaningful upgrades over iPhone 11 Pro Max and even fewer over iPhone 12 Pro