Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max: Specs Comparison

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max: Apple has finally released the latest iPhone 13 Pro Max. And here in this post, you’ll get to know the major differences between the latest iPhone 13 Pro Max vs the predecessor, iPhone 12 Pro Max. Let’s get straight to it.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Key Specs
• 6.7″ FHD+ OLED Display (120Hz)
• 6 GB RAM
• 128/256/512GB or 1TB ROM
• 12 + 12 + 12MP
• 12MP selfie
• Apple A15 Bionic
• iOS 15
• unspecified (20W)

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Key Specs
• 6.7″ FHD+ OLED Display
• 6 GB RAM
• 128/256/512GB ROM
• 12 + 12 + 12MP
• 12MP selfie
• Apple A14 Bionic
• iOS 14.7 (upgradeable to iOS 15)
• 3687 mAh battery (20W)

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Display

The iPhone 13 Pro Max display is better than the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Firstly, the iPhone 13 Pro Max display is brighter and for the first time it supports a 120Hz refresh rate. Which means the iPhone 13 Pro Max panel is smoother and better for media consumption.

Both smartphones have 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display. The sizes are similar but the design is a bit different. iPhone 13 Pro Max notch design is 20% smaller than that of iPhone 12 Pro Max. That translates to a better viewing estate for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Moreover, these two iPhones are IP68 water and dust resistant.

Camera

The trio camera setup of the iPhone 13 Pro Max remains 12MP resolution. However, the Pixel size got almost 2x bigger than what you get on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. For example, for emphasis sake here is what we mean. The main camera sensor of the latest iPhone 13 Pro Max has an impressive pixel size of 1.9µm and a brighter aperture of f/1.5. For comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro Max had 1.7µm pixels and an f/1.6 lens.

Now does what we have above even matter? Yes, it does! Bigger pixel size and a brighter aperture helps in low light condition. Thus, the new iPhone 13 Pro Max model can capture up to 2.2x more light resulting in better imaging quality.

All cameras have one stability or the other, also capable of 4k video recording. Thus, photography and videography experience remains top notch on both devices.

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Performance | Storage | RAM | 5G

In this segment, there are so many upgraded features here that made the iPhone 13 Pro Max better. Let’s start with the new chipset, A15 Bionic. This new Apple processor is overall faster and more efficient than previous A14 Bionic on the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The A15 Bionic CPU and GPU are faster and more powerful. For example, the GPU has 5-cores (A14 had only 4-cores), the Neural Engine has been boosted up too and now deliver 15.8 TOPS, up from 11 TOPS on the A14 chip.

Although both generations of iPhones have 5G support and 6GB of RAM, however, for the first time the iPhone 13 Pro Max storage now extends beyond 512GB to 1TB. Thus, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max brings 512GB storage maximum, the iPhone 13 Pro Max can give up to 1TB.

Software

iOS 15 is the latest software from Apple. And both smartphones will be eligible to run on this latest software.

Battery

On the battery side, Apple didn’t reveal the capacity of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. However, the company did stated that the iPhone13 Pro Max can last 2.5 hours longer than the 12 Pro Max. Charging speed remains 20W wired over Lightning and 15W over MagSafe.

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max: Price

At launch both Apple iPhones arrived at $1,099. But with the arrival of the iPhone 13 Pro Max next week, iPhone 12 Pro Max is expected to be discounted.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max: Conclusion

A simple conclusion is that the iPhone 13 Pro Max brings significant upgrade. A better display with 120Hz, more improved camera, a better performance and even longer battery.

So if I’m to score these two devices by percentage. I’ll score the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (59%) while the iPhone 12 Pro Max gets (41%)

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