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iPhone 15 Pro Max
$599Refurbished
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If camera quality is a priority, the iPhone 15 Pro Max has significantly improved camera performance with a higher megapixel main camera and overall camera quality. For battery life, both models are quite close, though the iPhone 15 Pro Max has a slight edge. If screen brightness matters, the iPhone 15 Pro Max has a higher peak and high brightness mode, which may offer better visibility in various lighting conditions. However, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has an upper midrange price, which is lower than the premium price of the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which could be an important factor if budget is a consideration for you. Both models have similar screen sizes, but the iPhone 15 Pro Max introduces an "Always On Display" feature and sports the more recent A17 chip compared to the A15 in the iPhone 13 Pro Max, so expect better performance. If the higher cost is justifiable for the camera and screen enhancements, the iPhone 15 Pro Max would be the better choice, but the iPhone 13 Pro Max still offers robust features at a lower price point. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 15 Pro Max
10.0
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max has the best overall camera quality, while the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has very good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.8
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 15 Pro Max
10.0
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max takes the best photos, while the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max takes good photos.

Video Quality

8.6
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 15 Pro Max
10.0
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max takes the best videos, while the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max takes very good videos.

Cost

$599
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 15 Pro Max
$1,199
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$1,000

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The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has a price of $599 and the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max costs $1,199.
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Key similarities

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Battery

9.6 Hours
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 15 Pro Max
9.8 Hours
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has 9.6 hours of battery life. The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max has 9.8 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 Pro Max is 6.7 inches.

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How the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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GENERAL

Price
$599
$1,199
Brand
AppleApple
Operating System
iOSiOS
Release Date
September 24, 2021September 22, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.7"6.7"
Resolution
2778 x 12842796 x 1290
Variable refresh rate
YesYes
Pixels Per Inch
458460
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15A17
Internal Storage
128 gb256 gb
RAM
6 gb8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8/1010/10
Photos Score
7.9/1010/10
Videos Score
8.6/1010/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Super Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS48 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.6 hours9.8 hours
Battery Capacity
4352 mah4441 mah
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 w15 w
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
6.33" x 3.07"6.3" x 3.02"
Weight
8.47 oz7.80 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66e
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, SilverBlue Titanium, Natural Titanium, White Titanium, Black Titanium
SD Card
NoNo
Custom ROM Support
NoNo

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraApple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Better Battery Roughly equal
Better performanceApple iPhone 15 Pro Max

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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 Pro Max

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Mark Spoonauer | September 2023
"The iPhone 15 Pro Max is a powerful flagship phone that delivers upgrade-worthy features, including a lighter and more compact titanium design, a bigger 5x zoom and a useful Action button. The A17 Pro chip is the fastest around and enables console-quality gameplay, while the battery lasts an epic 14 hours."

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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