Apple’s most-awaited event of the year took place on 0ctober 13, wherein they unveiled four new iPhone 12 models—iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The entire iPhone 12 lineup is 5G-capable and powered by a new and efficient A14 Bionic chip. As always, the tech giant made sure that its 12 Pro models are packed with state-of-art-features that make one of the best-performing smartphones in the world.
If you’re planning to buy a pro model, you’re probably wondering about the difference between the two and whether it’s worth spending the extra buck on the iPhone Pro Max. So, let’s discuss the differences between the new iPhone 12 Pro 5G and iPhone 12 Pro Max 5G.
This is the most noticeable difference between the latest iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max. Although both use Apple’s Super Retina XDR display, the 12 Pro features a 6.1” display with a 2532 x 1170 resolution, while the 12 Pro Max has a larger, 6.7” display with a resolution of 2778 x 1284. The display of the 12 Pro Max is the largest on any iPhone to date, and also, the resolution is the highest than all its previous models.
At first glance, it is virtually impossible to distinguish between the cameras of these two new iPhones, as both have a three-lens camera system. But the major difference is that the main camera sensor in the iPhone 12 Pro Max is bigger than the one installed in the iPhone 12 Pro. The wide camera lens on the 12 Pro offers a 27-percent improved low-light performance, whereas it is 87 percent in the iPhone Pro Max. The difference is also observed in the telephoto lenses. The latest iPhone 12 Pro has an f/2.0 aperture, and the 12 Pro Max has an f/2.2 aperture, which results in a 1x higher optical zoom range than the 12 Pro.
Although Apple didn’t discuss battery size directly, the specs on their website suggest that both are equipped with different battery sizes. The latest iPhone 12 Pro has an audio and video playback time of 65 hours and 17 hours respectively, whereas Pro Max has 80 hours and 20 hours. Also, since the Pro Max features a bigger display, we can expect to see a bigger battery on that model.
And finally, as everyone can guess, all these differences come at an additional cost. The iPhone 12 Pro Max 5G starts at $1,099, while you can get the base model of iPhone 12 Pro 5G for $999. Also, you can pre-order the latest iPhone 12 Pro on Friday, October 16th. The iPhone Pro Max will enter the market on November 13, 2020.