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The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 63 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

While the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max have a lot in common, there are some key differences you should consider when figuring out which phone is best for you.

Most of the significant changes revolve around the phone’s cameras. The Pro Max includes the same Lidar sensor found in the iPhone 12 Pro. The sensor assists in taking high-quality low-light or nighttime photos viable without an expensive standalone camera. It also allows you to shoot in Apple ProRAW for more editing flexibility.

The iPhone Pro Max takes this one step further, including Sensor-shift Optical Image Stabilization whereas the iPhone Pro. This helps to reduce shaking and blurring and further improves night photography.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max also offers up to 12x digital zoom which is 2x more than the iPhone 12 Pro. This is another area where the image stabilization will help.

The display on the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is also the biggest screen on an Apple phone ever, coming in at 6.7-inches.

Everything else about the phone is similar -- if not identical -- to its smaller sibling. If the camera and screen size don’t make or break whether this phone is for you, check our iPhone 12 Pro review for more on what to expect.

Operating system
3.1 GHz
Screen Size
12+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is among the top 4 in our Battery database so far, with good scores in Autonomy, average in Charging, and an outstanding score for discharge in our Efficiency attribute. Where it could have done better was in charge up Efficiency, where its score was among the lowest amon...

- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark

As you’d expect from a flagship, iPhone 12 Pro Max is also 5G-ready, so you can enjoy lag-free gaming, instantaneous downloads and a crystal clear video call connection, whenever you’re in a 5G-supported area. In terms of operating system, this device comes with iOS 14 installed from the get-go. Thi...

- Karl Middleton,

If you want the latest and greatest, your best bet might be to wait until fall. Both the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone XS Max were discontinued only one year after release. The same fate could strike the iPhone 12 Pro series in just a few months.

- Bryan M Wolfe, iMore

The iPhone 12 Pro Max stays in the high-end race, but barely. A lot of the disparities in image quality differences can be explained by the difference in camera hardware utilized by various competitors, and it’s not surprising that higher-quality camera hardware does produce higher quality photos. F...

- Hubert Nguyen, Ubergizmo

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the best incarnation of the iPhone to date. This is a must-have for photo and video fans, while the large screen and extra battery life make it appealing for everyday use, even if it is a beast for size.

- Mat Gallagher, T3

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Common Questions

The iPhone 12 Pro Max price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max prices from around the web here on The Informr.

Apple backs up the iPhone 12 Pro Max with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your iPhone 12 Pro Max has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Apple support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Apple's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max's screen size is 6.7 inches with 1284 x 2778 pixels resolution.

3.1 GHz

There is a Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm) Hexa-core 3.1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the iOS 14 operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 12+ megapixels resolution.

128/256/ 512 GB

Internal memory is 128/256/ 512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3687 mAh battery. Apple's performance ratings are 1254 minutes, 853 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Specs

Release date November 6, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System iOS 14

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Processor Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm) Hexa-core 3.1 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256/ 512 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.99 W/kg
Body: 0.99 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3687 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1200 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 853 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1254 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.08 x 7.81 x 0.74 cm (6.3 x 3.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 228 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1284 x 2778 pixels
Pixel density 458 pixels
Size 6.7 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, HDR, True Tone
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Lightning
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Main Camera
ƒ/ 1.6
12+ megapixels
4x optical, 2x digital
Yes (Quad LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Red-eye reduction, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F2.4, Ultra-wide), 3rd camera feature (12 MP, F2.2, Telephoto)HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
12+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, Apple Lossless, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, HTML
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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