Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Review and Specs

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (USA version)

SCORE:
83
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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
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In The Box

  • Device
  • USB-C to Lightning Cable
  • Documentation

Overview

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max was released in 2020. It weighs 8.03 oz (228 g) and has 6.7" Super Retina XDR OLED screen with 1284 x 2778 resolution. The current model has 6GB RAM and 128GB NVMe type internal storage, Apple A14 Bionic chipset, Hexa-core CPU, Apple GPU GPU, and runs on iOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 14.2. The phone is equipped with 3687 mAh non-removable li-ion battery with the support of fast wired and wireless charging.

Based on the features and specifications we have given Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max an overall score of 83 out of 100, as well as individual scores for the features listed below.

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

Pros and Cons

PROS
👍   Water Resistant
👍   4G Bands
👍   5G Bands
👍   High Screen To Body Ratio: 87.4%
👍   HDR display
👍   Big RAM: 6GB
👍   Big Internal Storage: 128GB
👍   3 Rear Cameras
👍   f/1.6 Main Camera
👍   Main Camera Optical Image Stabilisation
👍   Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
👍   Telephoto Camera
👍   Telephoto Camera Image Stabilisation
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Front Depth Camera
👍   Front Flash
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Front Camera HDR Video Recording
👍   Rear Camera HDR Video Recording
👍   Rear Camera HDR
👍   Rear Camera Panorama
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   Front Camera HDR
👍   Front Camera Face Detection
👍   HDR10 playback
👍   Dolby Vision playback
👍   GPS
👍   Wi-Fi Standard
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth version
👍   NFC
👍   Gyroscope
👍   Accelerometer
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Barometer
👍   LiDAR Scanner
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   Fast Wired Charging
👍   Wireless Charging
CONS
👎   Memory Card Slot
👎   12MP Main Camera
👎   No Infrared
👎   No ANT+
👎   No FM radio
👎   No Fingerprint Sensor
👎   No 3.5mm Audio Jack

Specifications

In this section we present all available features and specifications for Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max.

BASICS
BrandApple
ModeliPhone 12 Pro Max
Version6GB/128GB
Version2A2342
CountryUSA
ColorsSilver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
Annouce date2020, October 13
Release Date2020, November 13
BODY
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel frame
Water Resistant
IP68
Weight8.03 oz (228 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)6.33" x 3.07" x 0.29"
160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4 mm
NETWORK
Number of SIMSingle SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIM or eSIM
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800, 1900
3G BandsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
CDMA 2000
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
5G BandsSub6, mmWave: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 20 / 25 / 28 / 38 / 40 / 41 / 66 / 71 / 77 / 78 / 79 / 260 / 261
SCREEN
ScreenSize6.7"/170.1 mm (full rectangle)
Screen TypeSuper Retina XDR OLED
Screen Resolution1284 x 2778
Screen Pixel Density458ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio19.5∶9
Screen To Body Ratio87.4%
Screen Brightness800 (typical)
1200 (HDR)
Color GamutWide color display (P3)
Contrast Ratio2000000∶1
HDR display
MEMORY
RAM6GB
Internal Storage128GB
Storage TypeNVMe
Memory Card Slot
Card Type
CAMERA
Rear CamerasWide + UltraWide + Telephoto
Main Wide-Angle CameraResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 26mm
Pixel Size: 1.7μm
Aperture: f/1.6
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera Resolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 13mm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/3.6%
Field of View: 120°
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
Second Telephoto Camera
Front CamerasTrueDepth camera
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 12MP
Aperture: f/2.2
Front UltraWide Camera
Rear Depth Camera
Front Depth Camera
3D Depth Sensing
Macro Camera
Front Flash
Retina Flash
Rear Flash
Brighter True Tone flash with Slow Sync
FEATURES
Video Playback Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 30fps
Video Playing FormatHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEG
Digital ZoomFor stills: 12x
For video: 6x
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
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
Selfie Camera Slow Motion Recording1080p at 120fps
Rear Camera Slow Motion Recording1080p at 120fps
1080p at 240fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recording
with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps
Rear Camera HDR Video Recording
with Dolby Vision up to 60 fps
Rear Camera HDR
Rear Camera Panorama
Rear Camera Face Detection
Front Camera HDR
Front Camera Panorama
Front Camera Face Detection
HDR10 playback
HDR10+ playback
Dolby Vision playback
Hyperscale 1080p Video Support
LOCATION
GPS
A-GPS
GALILEO
GLONASS
BDS
QZSS
NavIC
LTEPP
CONNECTIVITY
USBUSB 2.0
USB InterfaceLightning
Infrared
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth versionv5.0
NFC
ANT+
FM radio
PLATFORM
OSiOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 14.2
ChipsetApple A14 Bionic
CPU TypeHexa-core
CPU Speed3.1 GHz, 1.8 GHz
GPUApple GPU
SENSORS
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Barometer
Ambient light sensor
Face Recognition
LiDAR Scanner
Gravity Sensor
SAR
Compass
Hall Effect
Camera laser focusing
Color Temperature
Gesture
Color Spectrum
Distance Sensor
IR Blaster
IR remote control
HR Sensor
Iris Sensor
Fingerprint Sensor
Infrared Thermometry
Hearing Aid Compatibility
AUDIO
Loudspeaker ConfigurationStereo
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+)
Dolby Atmos
3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity3687 mAh (typical)
ChargingFast Wired and Wireless Charging
Fast Wired Charging
Wireless Charging
Qi2.0
Audio Playback TimeUp to 80 hours
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)
Nonoperating Temperature-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% noncondensing
Operating Altitudetested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
OTHER
Rating for Hearing AidsM3, T4
Mail Attachment Support.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (MicrosoftWord); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and AdobeAcrobat); .ppt and .pptx (MicrosoftPowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx(MicrosoftExcel); .zip; .ics; .usdz (USDZUniversal)
SupportLanguage support, QuickType keyboard support, QuickType keyboard support with autocorrection, QuickType keyboard support with predictive input, QuickType keyboard support with multilingual input, QuickType keyboard support with contextual suggestions, Siri languages, Dictation languages, Definition dictionary support, Bilingual dictionary support, Thesaurus, Spell check

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