The iPhone 13 Pro Max is essentially a great phone with a heaven-sent camera, 120Hz video and
longer battery life.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is what happens when you get everything you need in a phone. This excellent
model (from $1,099) has a display that boasts 120Hz playback speeds, the fastest usability of any
handset, and incredible battery life.
But it's the iPhone 13 Pro Max's camera that puts it over the top as the best phone I've ever tried.
You can shoot in cinematic mode with convincing bokeh, choose the photo-graphic style you want,
and use the super-wide camera for ultra-close shots in serious mode.
This time around, the iPhone 13 Pro Max's camera knock is certainly more noticeable due to the
larger sensor, and the overall plan is heavier than the iPhone 12 Pro Max. In any case, we appreciate
that the dimples on the 6.7-inch show are more subdued. For a similar overall element in a more
conservative and slightly more affordable phone, see our review of the iPhone 13 Pro.
If you're looking for a more affordable model that doesn't require zooming or 120Hz video, see our
iPhone 13 review and iPhone 13 mini review.
I wish Apple would offer fast charging and Touch ID, but as you can see from my full review of the
iPhone 13 Pro Max, this is the best iPhone and the best phone of its time.
iPhone 13 Pro Max Specifications
Initial cost: $1,099
Capacity: 128, 256, 512, 1TB
Battery life (hours:minutes): 12:16
Screen size: 6.7 inches
Target value (ppi): 2778 x 1284 (458)
Variety of invigorating rates up to 120Hz
Processor A15 Bionic
Back camera Pro 12MP (telephoto, wide, ultrawide)
Zoom: 3x optical / 15x advanced
Front camera 12MP TrueDepth
Shading Graphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra Blue
Size: 6.3 x 3.1 x 0.3 inches
Weight: 8.5 oz
Water resistance IP68
iPhone 13 Pro Max price and delivery time
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is available to buy at the moment, starting at $1,099 for 128GB capacity;
$1,199 for 256GB; $1,399 for 512GB; and a staggering $1,599 for 1TB.
Meanwhile, across the Atlantic in the UK, the 128GB iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at £1,049, followed by
the 265GB model at £1,149 and the 512GB model at £1,349. If you've got a lot of cash on you and
need a lot of capacity, the 1TB iPhone 13 Pro will cost you £1,549, which will put a squeeze on your
Note that you can save money on the iPhone 13 Pro Max by replacing your old iPhone or other
phone. Plus, we follow the best iPhone 13 arrangements to help you get a good deal on this
somewhat expensive Apple phone.
An audit of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Design and Shade
It scores more modestly than the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but it's slightly heavier.
Sierra Blue is our favourite tone
The iPhone 13 Pro Max retains the level edges of the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but looks slightly different.
What you'll notice is that the camera cluster is larger than before, and the area on the back is one
The iPhone 13 Pro Max weighs 8.46 ounces, which is significantly heavier than the previous model
which weighed 8.03 ounces. In any case, I'll give it a pass considering that the new iPhone Pro has a
The iPhone 13 Pro Max, on the other hand, has a somewhat more modest score on the showcase.
This is due to the fact that Apple has included the same key Face ID technology, but with a 20%
reduction. It's not full screen, but it's an improvement over the current iPhone.
My one gripe with the iPhone 13 plans is the lack of a compulsion button or Touch ID underneath the
presentation. In an age where many people veil their iPhones in broad daylight, it would be great to
have an elective way to easily open them.
However, some people have had problems opening the iPhone 13 series with the Apple Watch,
which is supposed to work with the cover on. Fortunately, Apple says it's working on a fix.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is available in four shades: Graphite, Gold, Silver and Sierra Blue. If you're
going to pay your own way, you'll want to choose the blue model. The graphite model I tried has a
smooth, refined energy, but it's not playful.
Survey of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The display
The 120Hz ProMotion show is smoother and more lifelike.
A more vibrant screen is easy to see outside.
The biggest evolution of iPhone 13 Pro Max, and also the biggest design change, is the new
ProMotion show. This 6.7-inch board allows you to step up the playback speed from 10Hz to 120Hz,
which makes for smoother motion and a more live experience.
For example, when looking at the iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max side-by-side on a New
York Times landing page, a rapid comparison of the two showcases allowed us to read Apple's fresh
phone message more effectively. It's simply more responsive.
These advantages also apply to other operations, such as swiping between applications or returning
to the home screen. But applications that use ProMotion are more energetic: Catalyst Black is an
exciting web-based fighting game, where you shoot in all directions and change into a beast. What's
more, the whole experience was superbly liquid.
Currently, certain third-party applications are not running at 120Hz on the iPhone 13 Pro Max and
iPhone 13 Pro. According to Apple, a fix will be released in the near future.
Another addition to the iPhone 13 Pro Max's screen is its extended brilliance. We estimated the
normal value to be 837 nits with the Adaptive setting turned off, and 1,038 nits with Adaptive turned
on. iPhone 12 Pro Max has an intermediate value of 654 nits with Adaptive turned off. Galaxy S21
Ultra has the largest value at 821 The Galaxy S21 Ultra maxed out at 821 nits.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max showcases conveys a dazzling point of interest, even in low light scenes.
Watching the trailer for James Bond No Time to Die, we could see every uncomfortable crack in Rami
Malek's changed face.
An audit of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Camera
New sensor captures more light for more stunning photos
More impressive 3x optical / 15x advanced zoom
Convincing large format mode
With the iPhone 13 Pro Max, we've dared to make the camera cluster bigger. With a pixel count of
1.9µm, up from 1.7µm, Apple's widest camera has an aperture of f/1.5 and is rated to let in 49%
more light than the iPhone 12 Pro Max. In addition, the ultra-wide camera has a larger f/1.8 aperture
(f/2.4 on iPhone 13 Pro Max), which allows for a wider field of view and sharper photos.
The zoom feature on iPhone 13 Pro Max is now 3x optical zoom, up from 2.5x on iPhone 12 Pro Max.
There have also been a number of updates to the camera. For example, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has
an ultra-wide angle camera that lets you get as close as 2cm to take a photo. I was really pleased to
be able to get very close to this piece of wood on a nearby beach – I was trying to get close with the
iPhone 12 Pro Max, but with the new iPhone I was able to capture it anywhere.
What's more, there are lots of camera updates on this device. For example, the iPhone 13 Pro Max
now allows you to get as close as 2cm to take a photo, thanks to the ultra-wide camera. I was able to
get very close to this piece of wood on a nearby beach, which I really appreciated – I tried to get
closer with the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but with the new iPhone I could shoot anywhere.
Another highlight of the iPhone 13 camera is the Photographic Style, which lets you choose how you
want the tones and warmth of your photos to appear. Choices include Normal, Rich Differential,
Dynamic, Warm and Cool. You can also change any of these options.
When it comes to general image quality, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is a step ahead of the best camera
phones out there. Take a picture of a pumpkin with the sun overhead and a shadow here and there:
the iPhone 13 Pro Max brings the cheerful sign to the fore more than the Galaxy S21 Ultra, and the
actual pumpkin is more dynamic. Be that as it may, the Samsung photo is slightly better overall.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max gives a very satisfying picture of me remaining at the source of the Manakkan
River. Both my face and my green shirt shine more brightly. What's more, when you're using a well-
proven device like the iPhone 11 Pro, you realise just how good the new iPhone is.
The more complex the photo, the brighter the iPhone 13 Pro Max becomes. This photo, taken near a
body of water, proves it: the iPhone photo captures the clarity of the water more accurately and
brings out the surrounding rocks, while the Galaxy S21 Ultra photo looks level in contrast.