The 6.7-inch display on the Pro Max is the biggest screen ever on an iPhone. It boasts the largest camera sensor of any iPhone, including the three previous iPhone 12 versions released by Apple this year. It has a 5G radio, and it’s got a bigger battery. It is without question the most iPhone you can get.
And, while it’s pricey, it’s not much more than the smaller iPhone 12 Pro: it’s just $100 more at each storage level, starting at $1,099 for 128GB of storage and going up to $1,399 for 512GB of storage. For that price, you get a larger display, a larger battery, and a whole new camera technology. I’ll just cut to the chase and say it’s definitely worth it over the basic 12 Pro if you can handle the size – and that’s a lot of size. And the camera is worth investigating more because there is a lot going on.
There’s no getting around it: the iPhone 12 Pro Max is a massive device. The numbers don’t tell the whole story – it’s just slightly larger than the 11 Pro Max, but the new design with flat sides makes it seem considerably larger than it is, and makes it much more difficult to grip than a phone with curved sides. It’s also a little heavier than other large phones, such as the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and iPhone 11 Pro Max, making it feel more larger.
Can iPhone 12 Pro Max fit in pocket?
Unlike previous Apple phones, the iPhone 12 Max will not readily fit in every pocket. This phone can only be safely stored in large pockets that are baggier than our usual pockets. The tightness of your pocket will also determine whether or not an iPhone 12 Max can securely fit within it.
Can the iPhone 12 Tell your height?
The Measure app on the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max can rapidly measure a person’s height from the floor to the top of their head, hair, or hat. (You can even measure a person’s sitting height in a chair.)
Is iPhone 12 or 13 better?
Benchmarks suggest that the A15 processor in the iPhone 13 provides roughly 10% greater single-core performance and 18% better multi-core performance than the A14 chip in the iPhone 12. In graphical workloads, the A14 Bionic in the iPhone 13 outperforms the A14 Bionic in the iPhone 12.
Under somewhat darker conditions, most of the phones immediately switched to their respective night modes, where they took many long exposures and combined them. However, because the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a larger sensor and a higher maximum ISO, it does not automatically switch to Night mode as frequently. When the iPhone 12 Pro Max enters Night mode, it does so with shorter exposures than the 12 Pro – where the 12 Pro would take a three-second exposure, the 12 Pro Max only needed a one-second snap, resulting in a crisper photo.
The LIDAR sensor allows you to capture portraits in Night mode with the wide camera, which, along with the higher overall low light performance, means that Night mode portraits on the 12 Pro Max are better and more detailed than on the 12 Pro and Pixel 5. It’s rather impressive.
Overall, there’s no contest when it comes to low-light photography: the iPhone 12 Pro Max routinely captured better, more detailed, and less noisy photographs than the Pixel 5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Consider how murky the Pixel 5 appears in this basic sunset shot compared to the Pro Max, and consider how washed out the truck image from the Note 20 appears. Apple has clearly jumped ahead of the competition in this area.
The telephoto camera has been upgraded in a less obvious way. It has the same sensor as the 12 Pro, but with a longer 2.5x zoom and a less-bright f/2.2 lens instead of the ordinary 12 Pro’s 2x f/2.0 lens. As a result, a longer zoom that may capture less light. It’s a compromise, but I found that I like the narrower zoom and used it more than the telephoto on my 11 Pro. It performed somewhat worse in low light than the 12 Pro’s 2x zoom, but I believe it still has an advantage over the Note 20 Ultra and Pixel 5 – Apple’s Smart HDR 3 is great this year, with superb noise reduction and bright colours.