Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.7
CAMERA: Very Good8.0/10
SIZE: Largest iPhone
BATTERY: Very Good8.9/10

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max comes at an upper midrange price offering 128GB of storage and runs on iOS. It features glass on the back and houses a hefty 4352mAh battery. The display is a 6.7-inch OLED screen without curved edges but with a high refresh rate for smoother visuals. Its screen delivers peak brightness for visibility even in bright conditions. The A15 processor paired with 6GB of RAM ensures top-notch performance. Camera capabilities are very good for both stills and videos, supporting HDR video and RAW output. It has a 12MP main camera as well as telephoto and ultrawide lenses. The iPhone 13 Pro Max is capable of 4K video recording and supports 5G connectivity. Note that it lacks a headphone jack, but offers NFC and dual SIM capabilities. If you're looking for high performance, excellent camera quality, and long battery life with premium screen features, this phone is a strong choice, albeit at a higher price point. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Large, high-quality OLED screen
  • High refresh rate for smooth visuals
  • Exceptional camera with RAW and HDR video
  • Long battery life
  • Solid build with water and dust resistance
Cons
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  • No SD card slot for expandable storage
  • No always-on display feature
  • Heavy compared to some other phones

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.7
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.
Videos:
4.6
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max excels in video capture with top-notch software experience that enhances the overall quality and a superb stabilization system that keeps footage smooth. It also delivers exceptional performance in dynamic range and low light situations, coupled with high-quality microphone audio, ensuring videos are clear and vivid even in challenging environments.
Performance:
4.5
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.
Overall Camera:
4.4
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max's cameras excel due to the high-quality photo software, which enhances the overall photography experience, and the impressive camera versatility that allows for different types of shots. Additionally, the cameras perform well in dynamic range, low light conditions, and offer very good selfie capabilities, making it a robust choice for various photography needs.
Photos:
4.4
The Photos rating is based on PerfectRec’s assessment of a variety of factors including resolution, dynamic range, low-light performance, versatility of shooting modes, and selfie quality, as well as software features, photo processing quality, and ease of use.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$639
Brand
Apple
Operating System
iOS
Release Date
September 24, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.7"
Resolution
2778 x 1284
Variable refresh rate
Yes
Pixels Per Inch
458
Display Type
OLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15
Internal Storage
128 GB
RAM
6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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8/10
Photos Score
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7.9/10
Videos Score
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8.6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.6 Hours
Battery Capacity
4352 mAh
Wireless Charging
Yes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W
Reverse wireless charging
No

PHYSICAL

Size
6.33" x 3.07"
Weight
8.47 oz
Back Material
Glass
Stereo Speakers
No

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5.0
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
6
NFC
Yes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock
Unlockable Bootloader
No
Color
Alpine Green, Graphite, Sierra Blue, Gold, Silver
SD Card
No
Custom ROM Support
No

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Tom's Guide

Mark Spoonauer | March 2023
"The iPhone 13 Pro Max is that rare phone that gets a 5-star rating from us. You get blistering performance and a very responsive 120Hz display. Plus, the battery life is among the best we’ve seen from a 5G flagship. Some may simply prefer the iPhone 13 Pro because it’s smaller and lighter, as there are no other functional differences between the two handsets. But if you prefer a bigger screen, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the closest thing to perfect you can get in a phone."

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