Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro Detailed Comparison

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Huawei P30 Pro

SCORE:
83
SCORE:
83

Highlights

  • 6.7" 1284 x 2778 Super Retina XDR OLED screen
  • 5G support
  • 3 rear cameras
  • 12MP f/1.6 main camera
  • HDR display
  • 3687 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery

Highlights

  • 6.47" 1080 x 2340 (FHD+) OLED screen
  • 4 rear cameras
  • 40MP f/1.6 main camera
  • HDR display
  • 4200 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery

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Overview

Here we are comparing Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max to Huawei P30 Pro to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them.

We have evaluated the smartphones from available features and specifications. They both get the same overall score in our ranking system which is based on network, connectivity, memory, display specifications, video, audio and other features.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Huawei P30 Pro

BODY
72
NETWORK
98
DISPLAY
94
MEMORY
64
CAMERA
84
FEATURES
92
LOCATION TECH
86
CONNECTIVITY
88
SENSORS
76
AUDIO
85
BATTERY
78
OVERALL
83
BODY
73
NETWORK
91
DISPLAY
82
MEMORY
76
CAMERA
87
FEATURES
87
LOCATION TECH
93
CONNECTIVITY
96
SENSORS
76
AUDIO
76
BATTERY
81
OVERALL
83

Advantage of Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max over Huawei P30 Pro.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
Thinner 6.33" x 3.07" x 0.29"
160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4 mm
vs 6.22" x 2.88" x 0.33"
158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm
5G Bands Sub6, mmWave: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 20 / 25 / 28 / 38 / 40 / 41 / 66 / 71 / 77 / 78 / 79 / 260 / 261 vs
Screen Type Super Retina XDR OLED vs OLED
Higher Screen Resolution 1284 x 2778 vs 1080 x 2340 (FHD+)
Higher Screen Pixel Density 458ppi vs 398ppi
Wider Main Camera 26mm vs 27mm
Wider Ultra-Wide Angle Camera 13mm vs 16mm
Higher Telephoto Camera Resolution 12MP vs 8MP
Wider Telephoto Camera Aperture f/2.2 vs f/3.4
Larger Sensor on Telephoto Camera 1/3.4" vs 1/4.0"
Front Depth Camera 3D Depth Sensing vs
Higher Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
vs 1080p at 30fps
Higher Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
vs 4K UHD at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 960fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recording with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps vs
Rear Camera HDR Video Recording with Dolby Vision up to 60 fps vs
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 vs 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
CPU Speed 3.1 GHz, 1.8 GHz vs 2.6 GHz, 1.9 GHz, 1.8 GHz
Accelerometer vs
Barometer vs
LiDAR Scanner vs
Loudspeaker Configuration Stereo vs Mono

Advantage of Huawei P30 Pro

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Huawei P30 Pro over Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
Lighter 8.03 oz (228 g) vs 6.77 oz (192 g)
Number of SIM Single SIM vs Single SIM
Hybrid Dual SIM
Higher Screen To Body Ratio 87.4% vs 88.6%
More RAM 6GB vs 8GB
Memory Card Slot vs shared with SIM
More Rear Cameras Wide + UltraWide + Telephoto vs Leica Quad Camera: Wide + UltraWide + Telephoto + 3D Depth Sensing
Higher Main Camera Resolution 12MP vs 40MP
Higher Ultra-Wide Angle Camera Resolution 12MP vs 20MP
Wider Ultra-Wide Angle Camera Aperture f/2.4 vs f/2.2
Larger Sensor on Ultra-Wide Angle Camera 1/3.6" vs 1/2.7"
Higher Telephoto Camera Focal Length 65mm vs 125mm
Higher Telephoto Camera Zoom Optical Zoom at 2.5x vs Optical Zoom at 5x
Higher Front Camera Resolution 12MP vs 32MP
Wider Front Camera Aperture f/2.2 vs f/2.0
Rear Depth Camera vs 3D Depth Sensing
A-GPS vs
BDS vs
USB USB 2.0 vs USB 3.1
Infrared vs
CPU Type Hexa-core vs Octa-core
Gravity Sensor vs
Compass vs
Hall Effect vs
Color Temperature vs
Fingerprint Sensor vs
Higher Battery Capacity 3687 mAh (typical) vs 4200 mAh (typical)

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both smartphones.

PROS
👍   Water Resistant
👍   4G Bands
👍   High Screen To Body Ratio: 87.4% and 88.6%
👍   HDR display
👍   Big RAM: 6GB and 8GB
👍   Big Internal Storage: 128GB and 128GB
👍   3 and 4 Rear Cameras
👍   f/1.6 and f/1.6 Main Camera
👍   Main Camera Optical Image Stabilisation
👍   Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
👍   Telephoto Camera
👍   Telephoto Camera Image Stabilisation
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Rear Camera HDR
👍   Rear Camera Panorama
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   Front Camera HDR
👍   HDR10 playback
👍   GPS
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth version
👍   NFC
👍   Gyroscope
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   Fast Wired Charging
👍   Wireless Charging
CONS
👎   No ANT+
👎   No FM radio
👎   No 3.5mm Audio Jack

Side by Side Comparison

And in the end we display side by side all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max and here - Huawei P30 Pro.

BASICS Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
BrandApplevsHuawei
ModeliPhone 12 Pro MaxvsP30 Pro
Version6GB/128GBvs8GB/128GB
Version2A2342vsVOG-L29
CountryUSAvsUK
ColorsSilver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific BluevsMisty Lavender, Mystic Blue, Breathing Crystal, Aurora, Amber Sunrise, Black
Annouce date2020, October 13vs2019, March 26
Release Date2020, November 13vs2019, March 26
BODY Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel framevsGlass front (Aluminosilicate glass), glass back (Aluminosilicate glass), aluminum frame
Water Resistant IP68vs IP68
Weight8.03 oz (228 g)vs6.77 oz (192 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)6.33" x 3.07" x 0.29"
160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4 mm
vs6.22" x 2.88" x 0.33"
158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm
NETWORK Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
Number of SIMSingle SIMvsSingle SIM
Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIM or eSIMvsNano-SIM
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5GvsGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800, 1900
vsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
3G BandsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
CDMA 2000
vsSIM 1: HSDPA 800, 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
TD-SCDMA 1700, 2100
SIM 2: HSDPA 800, 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
4G BandsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 32 / 66 / 71
TDD LTE: Bands 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 / 42 / 46 / 48
vsSIM 1: FDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 12 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 26 / 28 / 32
TDD LTE: Bands 34 / 38 / 39 / 40
SIM 2: FDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 12 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 26 / 28
TDD LTE: Bands 34 / 38 / 39 / 40
5G BandsSub6, mmWave: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 20 / 25 / 28 / 38 / 40 / 41 / 66 / 71 / 77 / 78 / 79 / 260 / 261vs
SCREEN Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
ScreenSize6.7"/170.1 mm (full rectangle)vs6.47"/164.3 mm (full rectangle)
Screen TypeSuper Retina XDR OLEDvsOLED
Screen Resolution1284 x 2778vs1080 x 2340 (FHD+)
Screen Pixel Density458ppivs398ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio19.5∶9vs19.5∶9
Screen To Body Ratio87.4%vs88.6%
Color GamutWide color display (P3)vsDCI-P3
HDR displayvs
MEMORY Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
RAM6GBvs8GB
Internal Storage128GBvs128GB
Storage TypeNVMevsUFS 2.1
Memory Card Slotvs shared with SIM
Card TypevsNM SD Card
CAMERA Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
Rear CamerasWide + UltraWide + TelephotovsLeica Quad Camera: Wide + UltraWide + Telephoto + 3D Depth Sensing
Main Wide-Angle CameraResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 26mm
Pixel Size: 1.7μm
Aperture: f/1.6
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
vsResolution: 40MP
Focal Length: 27mm
Aperture: f/1.6
Sensor Size: 1/1.7%
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilisation
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera Resolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 13mm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/3.6%
Field of View: 120°
vsResolution: 20MP
Focal Length: 16mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Sensor Size: 1/2.7%
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Telephoto CameraResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 65mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Sensor Size: 1/3.4%
Pixel Size: 1.0μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
vsResolution: 8MP
Focal Length: 125mm
Aperture: f/3.4
Sensor Size: 1/4.0%
Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilisation
Second Telephoto Cameravs
Front CamerasTrueDepth cameravsWide
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 12MP
Aperture: f/2.2
vsResolution: 32MP
Aperture: f/2.0
Focal Length 26mm
Sensor Size: 1/2.8%
Pixel Size: 0.8μm
Front UltraWide Cameravs
Rear Depth Cameravs 3D Depth Sensing
Front Depth Camera 3D Depth Sensingvs
Macro Cameravs
Rear Flash Brighter True Tone flash with Slow Syncvs with dual-LED dual tone flash
FEATURES Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
Video Playing FormatHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEGvs3GP, MP4
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
vs1080p at 30fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
vs4K UHD at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 960fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recording with Dolby Vision up to 30 fpsvs
Rear Camera HDR Video Recording with Dolby Vision up to 60 fpsvs
Rear Camera HDRvs
Rear Camera Panoramavs
Rear Camera Face Detectionvs
Front Camera HDRvs
HDR10 playbackvs
Dolby Vision playbackvs
Hyperscale 1080p Video Supportvs
LOCATION Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
GPSvs
A-GPSvs
GALILEOvs
GLONASSvs
BDSvs
QZSSvs
NavICvs
LTEPPvs
CONNECTIVITY Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
USBUSB 2.0vsUSB 3.1
USB InterfaceLightningvsType-C
Infraredvs
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Directvs
Bluetooth versionv5.0vsv5.0
NFCvs
ANT+vs
FM radiovs
PLATFORM Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
OSiOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 14.2vsAndroid 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10
ChipsetApple A14 BionicvsKirin 980
CPU TypeHexa-corevsOcta-core
CPU Speed3.1 GHz, 1.8 GHzvs2.6 GHz, 1.9 GHz, 1.8 GHz
GPUApple GPUvsMali-G76 MP10
SENSORS Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
Gyroscopevs
Accelerometervs
Proximity sensorvs
Barometervs
Ambient light sensorvs
Face Recognitionvs
LiDAR Scannervs
Gravity Sensorvs
SARvs
Compassvs
Hall Effectvs
Camera laser focusingvs
Color Temperaturevs
Gesturevs
Color Spectrumvs
Distance Sensorvs
IR Blastervs
IR remote controlvs
HR Sensorvs
Iris Sensorvs
Fingerprint Sensorvs
Infrared Thermometryvs
Hearing Aid Compatibilityvs
AUDIO Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
Loudspeaker ConfigurationStereovsMono
Audio Playing FormatAAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Losseless, FLAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+)vsMP3, MP4, 3GP, OOG, AMR, AAC, FLAC, WAV, MIDI
Dolby Atmosvs
3.5mm Audio Jackvs
BATTERY Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Huawei P30 Pro
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-IonvsNon-removable Li-Po
Battery Capacity3687 mAh (typical)vs4200 mAh (typical)
ChargingFast Wired and Wireless ChargingvsFast Wired and Wireless Charging
Fast Wired Chargingvs
Wireless Charging Qi2.0vs compatible with Qi

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