Sony Xperia Pro-I vs Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: The Xperia Pro-I pictures look under processed most times even though it has bigger sensor, but with the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max’s camera you can be certain of A-grade pictures almost every time.
But what of performance, price and battery life of both smartphones? Below are the full comparison between these two devices. And make sure to read to the end for our verdict.
|Specifications||Pixel 6 Pro||Xperia Pro-I|
|Display||6.7-inch, 120Hz||6.5-inch, 120Hz|
|Storage||128 – 1TB||512GB|
|Back Camera||12 + 12 + 12MP||12 + 12 + 12MP|
|Chipset||A15 Bionic||Snapdragon 888|
|Software||iOS 15||Android 11|
|Battery||4,352mAh (27W)||4,500mAh (30W)|
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Display & Durability
Both smartphones are protected by scratch resistant materials, but more interesting is the IP68 rating that certified the Sony Xperia Pro-I and iPhone 13 Pro Max to be water and dust resistant.
However, display quality is one area where the Sony Xperia Pro-I excel. The Xperia Pro-I has 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with 120Hz support. The controversial 4k display is too much for a mobile device, but yet, one can’t deny the crispiness because the quality is there.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has bigger display of 6.7-inch LTPO OLED with 120Hz support. The display is brighter and it supports 4k content even though it is not a native 4k display.
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has a better camera quality. The pictures are top notch 9/10 times. But the Sony Xperia Pro-I has potential of getting improved if only Sony should get the software right on time.
The Sony Xperia Pro-I has a good hardware set up but due to weak software tweaking, the pictures are flat most of the times. Therefore for better photography and videography experience, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is more reliable.
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Performance | Storage | RAM | 5G
Both smartphones are 5G enabled. The Sony Xperia Pro-I is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset paired with 12GB RAM and 512 GB storage. The storage can be expanded up to 1.5TB via micro SD card.
While the iPhone 13 Pro Max is powered by A15 bionic chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 128 GB – 1TB storage. It has no space for micro SD card unlike the Sony Xperia Pro-I. These two devices have fast performance and the ISP, AI and ML are all good as well.
Sony Xperia Pro-I runs Android 11 out of the box and is eligible for up to 3 years major OS update, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max runs iOS 15 software out of the box and it’s eligible for up to 5 years update.
An interesting fact about the Apple A15 bionic chipset this year is how efficient it is when it comes to battery management. So even though the Sony Xperia Pro-I has 4,500 mAh battery capacity, the iPhone 13 Pro Max battery will give you excellent amount of screen time. So yeah, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has the better battery life.
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Sony Xperia Pro-I vs Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: Price
Sony Xperia Pro-I price with 12 GB RAM configuration starts at $1,799, while the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max with 6/128 GB configuration starts at $1,099.
Sony Xperia Pro-I vs Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: Verdict
Even with our eyes closed, we’ll easily recommend the iPhone 13 Pro Max anytime anyday ahead of the Sony Xperia Pro-I. It is the iPhone that has better battery life, better performance, consistent camera system, long time software update and on top of all that, compared to the Sony Xperia Pro-I the iPhone 13 Pro Max is cheaper.
So if I’m to score these two devices by percentage. I’ll score the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (58%) while the Sony Xperia Pro-I gets (42%).
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