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Updated January 10, 2024·

If a larger screen and slightly longer battery life are important to you, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has those advantages. On the other hand, the iPhone 15 offers a better camera system and overall performance due to its newer processor. It also comes with a higher peak brightness display, which can be beneficial in direct sunlight. The iPhone 15 is the more recent model and it may receive software updates for a longer period than the iPhone 13 Pro Max, but it is also usually more expensive. Additionally, the iPhone 15 has transitioned from the Lightning connector to USB-C for charging, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max still uses the Lightning connector. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Best in class display quality
Advantages of the Apple iPhone 15
  • Very good for taking photos
  • Excellent for recording videos

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 15
8.6
The Apple iPhone 15 and Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max both have very good overall camera quality, though the Apple iPhone 15 has somewhat better overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.8
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 15
8.5
The Apple iPhone 15 takes very good photos, while the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max takes good photos.

Video Quality

8.6
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 15
9.1
The Apple iPhone 15 takes excellent videos, while the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max takes very good videos.

Battery

9.6 Hours
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 15
8.0 Hours
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has 9.6 hours of battery life. The Apple iPhone 15 has 8 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has a screen size of 6.7 inches and the Apple iPhone 15 is 6.1 inches.

Cost

$639
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 15
$829
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The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has a price of $639 and the Apple iPhone 15 costs $829.
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How the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and the Apple iPhone 15 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro MaxApple iPhone 15
Apple iPhone 13 Pro MaxApple iPhone 15

GENERAL

Price
$639
$829
Brand
AppleApple
Operating System
iOSiOS
Release Date
September 24, 2021September 22, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.7"6.1"
Resolution
2778 x 12842556 x 1179
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
458461
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15A16
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8/108.7/10
Photos Score
7.9/108.5/10
Videos Score
8.6/109.2/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, TelephotoMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS48 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.6 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
4352 mAh3349 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
6.33" x 3.07"5.81" x 2.82"
Weight
8.47 oz6.03 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
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(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Alpine Green, Graphite, Sierra Blue, Gold, SilverYellow, Pink, Blue, Green, Black
SD Card
NoNo
Custom ROM Support
NoNo

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

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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."

Apple iPhone 15

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TechRadar

Lance Ulanoff | September 2023
"Apple finally waves goodbye to the notch in favor of the Dynamic Island on all phones in its new lineup, and on the iPhone 15 that versatile screen technology is paired with new materials, lovely contoured edges, a powerful A16 Bionic CPU, and, yes, the new USB-C port. Even the photography has been leveled up, with a 48MP camera and new portrait processing capabilities."

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About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

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