Reviews for the iPhone 12 Pro Max are now available, giving us a closer look at this micro-device before it hits customers on Friday. We have compiled some of the reviews from the media below. To watch the video review, see here.
With a 6.7-inch screen, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the largest iPhone ever, outperforming the 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max. Given that the iPhone 12 Pro is out now, this review round focuses on the things that differentiate the iPhone 12 Pro Max from its smaller sibling, including a larger display, more advanced camera improvements, and the same battery life is longer.
With a 6.7-inch super-large screen, the iPhone 12 Pro Max won’t be for everyone, like The VergeNilay Patel explains:
The combination of dimensions and planes essentially requires a case to be easier to hold, which makes the overall larger. It still works, but it’s on the verge of being too big. I think size is a reflection of growing choice: this year Apple has more phone sizes than ever before, including the compact iPhone 12 mini, so it has the potential to push the Max further. again.
But: it’s still big. I highly recommend looking for a way to safely view the size of the 12 Pro Max live before calling to place an order.
The Wall Street JournalJoanna Stern’s wish that Apple would make more use of the device’s large screen:
However, it is crazy for me that Apple hasn’t allowed us to do more than that on a phone the size of an iPad. Why can’t I see my inbox on the top half of the screen and my calendar at the bottom, as Samsung allows with Multi Window mode? Why does the tiny iPhone Mini allow as many rows of app icons and widgets on the homepage as the iPhone Giant? Why can’t I use the Apple Pencil to take notes on a laptop-sized device? Apple declined to comment on future software updates.
The Wall Street JournalJoanna Stern found that the iPhone 12 Pro Max has impressive all-day battery life. In a YouTube video streaming test, she found the device lasted 17.5 hours, compared with 14.5 hours for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 and 10.5 hours for the iPhone 12 mini. Of course, heavy use of 5G will result in less than this level of battery life.
I tried – really tried – to let the Pro Max’s battery die before bedtime. I was unsuccessful. It’s simple: Bigger phone = bigger battery = longer battery life. See iPhone Mini review for the opposite evidence.
While the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro also last until bedtime, the Pro Max doesn’t even drop to 15% of territory by 11:30 p.m. most days. My YouTube video streaming test showed the same thing: Pro Max lasted 17 and a half hours; The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro lasted 14 and a half hours, and the poor little Mini lasted 10. Expect shorter times if you’re mining the 5G network a lot.
EngadgetChris Velazco’s also achieved more than a day of battery life:
Overall, I was able to use Pro Max all day work and still pretty much left in the tank the next morning. Full disclosure: Instead of setting up this phone as new, I restored it from a backup the way many iPhone users do. Previously, Apple said that background processes related to device recovery could continue for a few days after the fact happens, so it’s possible battery life might improve slightly in time. Anyway, I won’t sweat: Even in recovery, Pro Max will help you go through a long day with a bit of redundancy for the next.
Apple’s camera improvements this year have gone a few steps further on the iPhone 12 Pro Max than on the iPhone 12 Pro. Unique to the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the larger ƒ / 2.2 aperture for the telephoto lens, the 47% larger sensor for the wide-angle lens, and what Apple calls variable-sensor optical image stabilization.
The VergeNilay Patel of Nilay Patel believes the iPhone 12 Pro Max has “the best smartphone camera you can have”, noting that the photos taken on the device are “typically less noise” than photos taken on the iPhone 12 Pro. However, Patel says these improvements are mostly only noticeable in less light, as he found that both devices produce virtually indistinguishable images in lighting conditions. the sun is brighter.
In slightly darker conditions, most phones automatically go into the respective night mode, where they take multiple long exposures and stitch them together. But the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s larger sensor, with its higher maximum ISO, means it doesn’t automatically go into the regular Night mode. And when the iPhone 12 Pro Max goes into Night mode, it does so with a shorter exposure than the 12 Pro – in situations where the 12 Pro will expose for three seconds, the 12 Pro Max only needs to shoot for one second. , resulting in a sharper photo.
Patel shared a side-by-side comparison of a photo taken on an iPhone 12 Pro Max (left) and an iPhone 12 Pro (right) in lower light, noting that the 12 Pro took photos in three long Night mode. seconds, while Pro Max only needs one second exposure:
TechCrunchHis Matthew Panzarino also had a similar review, claiming that the iPhone 12 Pro Max performed better than the iPhone 12 Pro in low light:
The wide-angle shot from the iPhone 12 Pro Max shows slightly better sharpness, lower noise, and better color rendering than the iPhone 12 Pro, and more improvements over the iPhone 11 Pro. In bright conditions, you will hardly notice the difference between the two iPhone 12 models but if you pay attention there will be signs there. Greater stability is better when holding in open shade, noise levels are better in dimmer areas, and detail sharpness is slightly improved.
We have also compiled unboxing videos for iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, MagSafe Duo Charger, and Holster.