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9.1/10
Informr score
The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max currently has an Informr score of 9.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 55 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
iOS
Processor
3.1 GHz
Screen Size
6.7"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


What Hi-Fi

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the best phone that Apple has ever made, with the biggest screen, the best speakers, the best camera and the biggest battery. But many of its upgrades over the iPhone 12 are minimal, and the fact that the standard iPhone now has an OLED display is another reason not to spend...

- What Hi-Fi
TechRadar

If you’re looking for the best iPhone on the market, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is it: it’s powerful, has the longest battery life on an iPhone we’ve tested in 2020 and the camera is top-notch. You'll need to be ready to carry the extra heft, as this is also the biggest iPhone of all time, and the cost i...

- Gareth Beavis, TechRadar
Gadgetbyte

iPhone 12 Pro Max represents the best of Apple among all the iPhones of this year. It's big, bold, and features some of the best smartphone camera experience. However, the added bulk, heft also results in the phone being too heavy and uncomfortable for regular users. In my opinion, this tradeoff jus...

- Yural Maskey, Gadgetbyte
DxOMark

Due to low-end resonances and inverted channels in playback, along with easy-to-occlude microphones and emphasized brightness in recordings, the iPhone 12 Pro Max can’t entirely keep up with the best audio performers, namely the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and the Asus ROG Phone 3. That all said, Apple’s 2020...

- Marie Georgescu De Hillerin, DxOMark
Gadgets Now

The iPhone 12 Pro Max isn't a smartphone for everyone, considering its price. But if you are looking for a smartphone that does everything remarkably well, then don't look beyond it. It is the best iPhone of 2020 and one of the best smartphones money can buy.

- Aabhas Sharma, Gadgets Now


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Apple released the iPhone 12 Pro Max on November 6, 2020.


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
6.7"

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

Processor
3.1 GHz

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

OS

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

Camera
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.

Storage
128/256/512 GB

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

Battery
3687mAh

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

Overview
Release date November 6, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Networks
5G:
600/700/800/850 /900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600/3500/28000/39000 MHz
LTE:
700/750/800/850 /900/1500/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600/3600 MHz
CDMA:
800/850/1900 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
Data:
HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
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
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD 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
Connectivity
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
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.6
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
4x optical, 2x digital
Flash
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
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
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
Apps
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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