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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max review

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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

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The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max currently has an Informr score of 9.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 28 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max is the top-tier model in Apple’s 2019 iPhone lineup. But it shares many similarities with its smaller sibling, the iPhone 11.

Notable differences include:

  • A larger 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with HDR10+ support running at 2688-by-1242 pixels
  • An additional 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom on the rear camera
  • Improved IP68 water resistance good for submersion in up to 4 meters (13ft) of water
  • Increased storage capacity options up to 512GB
  • A larger 3500mAh battery

If you want the most immersive viewing experience, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is a good choice out of this year’s iPhone lineup. It has improved contrast and color over the standard iPhone 11, increased resolution, and a slightly larger screen. While reviewers found it excellent for reading text it really shines for gaming and watching HD video with its larger display and minimal bezels.

The camera also includes an additional 12MP sensor and telephoto lens, providing up to 2x optical zoom -- something the iPhone 11 cannot do. Reviewers also noticed improved accuracy with the portrait shot modes of the camera thanks to the extra data available from the lens.

The phone’s larger battery allows for all-day battery life with ease and a noticeable boost over the previous iPhone XS Max. In fact, it’s the 2019 iPhone with the longest battery life. However, the iPhone 11 Pro Max also includes an 18-watt charger with the phone -- unlike the iPhone 11-- so charging speeds will be snappier as well.

Finally, there are some subtle design differences. While looks are largely the same as the standard iPhone 11, the rear glass features a matte coating which reviewers liked for its added grip and improved fingerprint- and smudge-resistance. The frame is also stainless steel instead of aluminum adding a slight bit of heft and a more premium feel.

In terms of performance, software, connectivity options, and more, the iPhone 11 lineup is identical. Many reviewers actually recommend the standard iPhone 11 over the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max for most users. For more on what to expect from Apple’s latest release, be sure to check out our summary of the iPhone 11.

Operating system
Operating system
2.65 GHz
2.65 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/1.8
12+ MP, f/1.8
3500 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


Under the latest version 4 of our Camera test protocol the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max remains a very attractive option but has lost some ground compared to the best competitors since it was launched more than a year ago. It’s still more than capable of capturing nice still images. Color is particularly...

- Peter Ferenczi, DxOMark

Although it scored fairly well for readability, thanks to its handling of gamma and its smooth light transitions, the somewhat dark display overall took a bit of a toll on the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s overall score, particularly with respect to impact of its blue light filter. This said, more serious iss...

- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is the best that Apple can cram into a smartphone - the high-end screen, powerful speakers, upgraded processor all support the huge upgrades to the camera. However, this phone is really for the Apple fan or someone that really needs that extra lens or a touch more battery life...

- Gareth Beavis, TechRadar
What Hi-Fi
What Hi-Fi

In most regards, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is exactly what you’d expect: a bigger version of the iPhone 11 Pro, which is a superb phone. If you’re already used to the size of Apple’s plus-sized handsets, this will be right up your street. What’s more, much of what you’re paying for with either of the Pr...

- What Hi-Fi
Gear Hungry
Gear Hungry

Made with cutting-edge technology, it allows you to capture a wider scene with the quality of a DSLR camera. Do more with your photos with an immersive interface that lets you capture the right effect and frame anytime. Although some people claim that the newer versions of the iPhone lack innovation...

- Jordan Carter, Gear Hungry

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Common Questions

Apple backs up the iPhone 11 Pro Max with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your iPhone 11 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 11 Pro Max's screen size is 6.5 inches with 1242 x 2688 pixels resolution.

2.65 GHz

There is a Apple A13 Bionic Hexa-core 2.65 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the iOS 13 (Update Available: 14) operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.8 camera.

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

64/256/512 GB

Internal memory is 64/256/ 512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3500 mAh battery. Apple's performance ratings are 1263 minutes, 905 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

iPhone 11 Pro Max Specs

Release Date September 20, 2019
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System iOS 13 (Update Available: 14)

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Processor Apple A13 Bionic Hexa-core 2.65 GHz
Internal Storage 64/256/512 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.16 W/kg
Body: 1.17 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB Lightning
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.8
10x 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, Aperture F2.0, telephoto, 2x optical zoom), 3rd camera feature (12 MP, Aperture F2.4, ultra-wide), HDR
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1242 x 2688 pixels
Pixel Density 458 pixels
Size 6.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, True Tone display, Wide color display (P3)
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 1200 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 905 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1263 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Stainless steel
Colors Gold, Space Gray, Silver, Midnight Green
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.8 x 7.78 x 0.81 cm (6.2 x 3.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 226 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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