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Updated January 10, 2024·

If camera quality is a priority for you, the iPhone 13 Pro Max offers superior photo and video capabilities with better overall camera quality and additional features like HDR video. However, if you're looking for a more budget-friendly option and can compromise on camera performance, the Motorola Moto G (2023) is more affordable, though with lower camera quality. The iPhone has a higher-quality OLED screen which will provide better colors and contrast, compared to the LCD on the Motorola. Both have similar battery life, but the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a larger screen, which might be preferable if you consume a lot of media but will be heavier and possibly less comfortable to hold. The iPhone operates on iOS while the Motorola uses Android, which might influence your decision based on your preferred ecosystem. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Good for taking photos
  • Very good for recording videos
  • Best in class display quality
  • Very good performance
Advantages of the Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023)
  • The Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Motorola Moto G (2023)
4.5
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has very good overall camera quality, while the Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.8
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Motorola Moto G (2023)
4.5
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max takes good photos, while the Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) takes poor photos.

Video Quality

8.6
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Motorola Moto G (2023)
4.3
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max takes very good videos, while the Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) takes poor videos.

Battery

9.6 Hours
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Motorola Moto G (2023)
8.9 Hours
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has 9.6 hours of battery life. The Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) has 8.9 hours of battery life.

Cost

$589
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Motorola Moto G (2023)
$150
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The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has a price of $589 and the Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) costs $150.
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Key similarities

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Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max has a screen size of 6.7 inches and the Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) is 6.5 inches.

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How the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and the Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro MaxMotorola Motorola Moto G (2023)
Apple iPhone 13 Pro MaxMotorola Motorola Moto G (2023)

GENERAL

Price
$589
$150
Brand
AppleMotorola
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 24, 2021May 25, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.7"6.5"
Resolution
2778 x 12841600 x 720
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
458270
Display Type
OLEDLCD

INTERNAL

Processor
A15SD480+
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB4 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8/104.5/10
Photos Score
7.9/104.5/10
Videos Score
8.6/104.3/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, TelephotoMain, Macro
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS48 megapixels

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.6 Hours8.9 Hours
Battery Capacity
4352 mAh5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
15 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
6.33" x 3.07"6.46" x 2.95"
Weight
8.47 oz6.67 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.1
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
65
NFC
YesNo
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)2, 5, 7, 12, 14, 25, 26, 29, 30, 41, 48, 66, 70, 71, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Alpine Green, Graphite, Sierra Blue, Gold, SilverInk Blue
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoYes

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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."

Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023)

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Android Authority

Ryan Haines | September 2023
"If you're after Motorola's simplest, most affordable 5G experience, you'll find it in the Moto G 5G (2023). It covers the basics nicely and holds onto creature comforts like a headphone jack and expandable storage, though Motorola's update promise is still lacking and there's still no NFC for contactless payments. An upgraded 120Hz refresh rate, decent primary camera, and battery-sipping processor help to make the Moto G 5G (2023)'s price cut even more valuable."

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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.

About Motorola

Motorola, a well-known name in the smartphone world, has a long-standing legacy in the industry, with a history dating back to the early days of mobile phones. The brand is mostly known for striking a balance between affordability and functionality, as well as providing a clean and straightforward interface with their software skin on top of Android. While they have traditionally been prominent in the budget and midrange categories, Motorola has also occasionally ventured into the high-end category for smartphones.

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