This month, Apple unveiled the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max as successors to the iconic iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, featuring a new squared-off industrial design, the A14 Bionic chip, the LiDAR Scanner, and the MagSafe. As Apple’s flagship luxury offerings, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are the most fully-featured iPhones available.
The iPhone 12 Pro will start at $999 and the iPhone 12 Pro Max will start at $1,099. Although the two phones share the vast majority of features, there are actually a range of variations between devices besides the size of the screen. Our guide highlights the discrepancies between the iPhone 12 Pro and the 12 Pro Max and helps you address the question of how to determine which of these two iPhones is better for you.
iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro Max
The iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max have nearly all of the same main features. Both phones are fitted with the same OLED Super Retina XDR monitor technology, A14 Bionic processor, 5G networking, “pro” camera setup with 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto lenses, LiDAR Sensor, and are available in the same colors. More interesting is where the two devices are distinct.
iPhone 12 pro specs
- 6.1-inch OLED Super Retina XDR display with 2532-by-1170-pixel resolution
- Telephoto lens with ƒ/2.0 aperture
- 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 4x optical zoom range
- Digital zoom up to 10x
- Dual optical image stabilization
- Battery life with 17 hours of video playback
- Weight of 6.66 ounces (189 grams)
- $999, $1099, $1299 for 128GB/256GB/512GB
iPhone 12 pro max specs
- 6.7-inch OLED Super Retina XDR display with 2778-by-1284-pixel resolution
- Telephoto lens with ƒ/2.2 aperture
- 2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 5x optical zoom range
- Digital zoom up to 12x
- Sensor-shift optical image stabilization
- Battery life with 20 hours of video playback
- Weight of 8.03 ounces (228 grams)
- $1099, $1199, $1399 for 128GB/256GB/512GB
Besides physical size, Apple also introduced a few more camera enhancements to the Max. Read on to take a better look at both of these things, to see just where the iPhone 12 Pro compares with its larger sibling.
Dimension and weight
As a compact phone, the iPhone 12 Pro is clearly smaller in height and width than the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 Pro is 14.1 mm shorter and 6.6 mm shorter than the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Both phones, though, are 7.4 mm thick. The iPhone 12 Pro is also 39 grams (1.38 ounces) lighter than its larger equivalent, with just 189 grams (6.66 ounces) in total.
The camera is another key area for the isolation of the machines. The two iPhones have very similar rear camera clusters, with three 12MP cameras, including Super Medium, Medium, and Telephoto, and LiDAR Scanner, and several of the same software features, such as Smart HDR 3, Night Mode, Deep Fusion, and Apple ProRAW. However, the greater size of the 12 Pro Max allowed Apple to incorporate three additional camera features.
The Wide camera of the iPhone 12 Pro Max features a 47 percent larger sensor with bigger pixels, which lets in a lot more light than the Wide-angle camera of the iPhone 12. Low-light photos taken with the iPhone 12 Pro Max are 87 percent better, according to Apple, with images also featuring more detail and better color.
The iPhone 12 Pro telephoto lens has f/2.0, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max telephoto lens has f/2.2, but the iPhone 12 Pro Max has 65 mm focal length and 2.5x zoom lens that is equivalent to the 52 mm focal length and 2x zoom lens in the iPhone 12 Pro, making a 5x optical zoom option.
The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are both separate when it comes to battery life. The iPhone 12 Pro is capable of providing up to 17 hours of video playback, according to Apple. However, as the iPhone 12 Pro Max is much bigger, it can handle a larger battery and thus have a longer battery life. This means that the iPhone 12 Pro Max is supposed to produce up to 20 hours of video playback.
And there you have it guys! here’s a simple compare and contrast of the newest iPhone 12 pro and iPhone 12 pro max.
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