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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max review: specs and price

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Why is Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max better than the average?

  • Pixel density
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    458ppivs355.71ppi
  • RAM
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    6GBvs5.14GB
  • Resolution
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    1284 x 2778pxvs1.96MP
  • Screen size
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    6.7"vs5.97"
  • Internal storage
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    512GBvs112.79GB
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    2160 x 60fpsvs54725.24fps
  • Wide aperture (main camera)
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    f/2 & f/1.6 & f/2.4vsf/1.9
  • Bluetooth version
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    5.1vs4.61

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User reviews

Overall rating

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
8.9
32 User reviews
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
8.9/10
32 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.4/10
32 votes

Display quality

9.0/10
32 votes

Battery life

8.1/10
32 votes

Photography

9.2/10
32 votes

Performance

9.4/10
32 votes

Comments

Tayron

Tayron

2 years ago

1 / 10

Muy bueno en resistencia pero en general es malo

Tayron

Tayron

2 years ago

1 / 10

Pros

  • Resistencia al agua
  • Resistencia a pequeños golpes

Cons

  • Camara
  • Sensor de huella
  • Batería
  • Rendimiento
  • Precio
  • Pantalla
8 users found this helpful
Shakya

Shakya

1 year ago

10 / 10

After using for 6 month

Shakya

Shakya

1 year ago

10 / 10

After 6 months of daily use with this phone, I want to share my experience with it. Starting with the design, I can say that this is one of the best-built smartphones I've ever seen. The glass front and back combined with the stainless steel just make up for an amazing design. The screen also offers one of the best quality you can find in the market, I just wish it was a bit brighter for outdoor use. The performance is out of this world, no other phone even comes close to it. Social media scrolling, editing pictures, and heavy gaming are easily handled by the A15 Bionic chip. It's also extremely efficient so there are no heating or battery issues. The battery life on this phone has really impressed me, I can get 7h of the screen on time on a daily basis, which is more than I expected for this tiny battery. The only thing I dislike is the slow charging compared to other flagships on the market, but I usually charge my device at night so it doesn't really bother me that much. Lastly, I want to briefly talk about the cameras. Even though I was not really surprised at first by them, the more I use them, the more I appreciate having this device. Everything is consistent, even during the night, selfies are natural and high quality and videos are just the best you can find. Overall I'm very happy with the iPhone 12 Pro and I can recommend it to anyone who is looking for a new compact smartphone

Pros

  • Long battery life
  • Loudspeakers
  • Great cameras

Cons

  • Slow charging speeds
5 users found this helpful
Виктор

Виктор

2 years ago

10 / 10

Хороший смартфон

Виктор

Виктор

2 years ago

10 / 10

Pros

  • Качественный OLED дисплей
  • Отличная камера
  • Быстрый и очень производительный процессор
  • iOS
  • Качественная сборка

Cons

  • Батарея держит заряд лишь до вечера
  • MagSafe заряжает очень медленно
3 users found this helpful

Design

weight

228g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
The thickness (or depth) of the product.
width

78.1mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product.
height

160.8mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product.
weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
volume

92.93cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
lowest potential operating temperature

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The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Display

The size of the screen (measured diagonally).
Display type

OLED/AMOLED

The type of technology used in the display.
Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
resolution

1284 x 2778px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
touch sampling rate

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The touch sampling rate is the speed at which a screen can register your touch input and respond by rendering the next frame. Also called the touch refresh rate.
A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.
has branded damage-resistant glass
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Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
Gorilla Glass version

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Gorilla Glass is one of the most popular brands of chemically strengthened glass, manufactured by Corning. Several versions have been developed, the newer ones being more durable and providing better damage resistance.

Performance

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
RAM

6GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
AnTuTu is one of the most important benchmarks for Android devices. The score reflects the overall performance of a device by summing up results of individual tests that various parameters, such as RAM speed, CPU performance, 2D & 3D graphics performance.
Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). Source: 3DMark.
Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). The Unlimited version runs off-screen so that factors such as display resolution don’t affect the score. Source: 3DMark.
Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). The Extreme version is much more graphically-demanding than the standard Wild Life benchmark. Source: 3DMark.
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2023)
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2023)
CPU speed

2 x 3.1GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz (Apple A14 Bionic)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.

Cameras

megapixels (main camera)

12MP & 12MP & 12MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
wide aperture (main camera)

f/2 & f/1.6 & f/2.4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
Has a dual-tone LED flash
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A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
has a BSI sensor
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A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Operating system

has clipboard warnings
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This privacy feature alerts you with a small notification when an app copies data from your clipboard.
has location privacy options
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (iOS 14)
This privacy feature allows you to share your approximate location with an app instead of your precise location.
has camera/microphone privacy options
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You can enable or disable an app’s access to the camera or microphone on your device. There are also indication icons to show you when an app uses the camera or microphone.
has Mail Privacy Protection
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Mail Privacy Protection is a feature built into the default email app that blocks senders from using “tracking pixels” to see when you’ve read an email. It also hides your IP address from senders.
has theme customization
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Theme customization allows you to easily change the appearance of the user interface (UI). For example, by changing the system colors or the app icons.
can block app tracking
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Some apps track your activity even when the app is not in use. This privacy feature allows you to block this tracking, either across all apps or on a per-app basis.
blocks cross-site tracking
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (iOS 14)
This setting (in the default browser) allows you to block cross-site tracking cookies and data to help protect your privacy.
has on-device machine learning
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On-device machine learning is used to recognize people, places, and more in the Photos app. The algorithms run on the device, where this sensitive data is then kept. Competing services upload the photos and perform this on their servers, which requires the sharing of personal data.
Can play games while they download
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This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download while you are playing.

Battery

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
has wireless charging
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It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
Supports fast charging
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Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
charging speed

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Charging speeds are expressed in watts (W), a measure of electrical power. A higher wattage results in a faster charging speed. In order to achieve the advertised charging speed, it is important to use a compatible charger.
wireless charging speed

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Charging speeds are expressed in watts (W), a measure of electrical power. A higher wattage results in a faster charging speed. In order to achieve the advertised charging speed, a compatible wireless charger must be used.
has reverse wireless charging
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The device can be used as a wireless charging station to power other gadgets.
reverse wireless charging speed

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Charging speeds are expressed in watts (W), a measure of electrical power. A higher wattage results in a faster charging speed.
has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Has an ultra power-saving mode
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The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

Audio

has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
has aptX
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aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
has LDAC
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LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
has aptX HD
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aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
has aptX Adaptive
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aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
has aptX Lossless
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aptX Lossless is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 16-bit/44.1kHz audio (at a maximum bit rate of 1200kbps). This codec provides CD-quality audio without any loss of data.
Has a radio
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A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Features

has 5G support
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The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
Wi-Fi version

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)

The Wi-Fi versions supported by the device.
download speed

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The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
upload speed

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The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
Has USB Type-C
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The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
has NFC
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NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
SIM cards

1 SIM, 1 eSIM

The number and type of SIM cards supported.
Has a fingerprint scanner
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The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

Miscellaneous

Has a video light
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A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light conditions.

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