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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a larger display and slightly better battery life, the iPhone 14 Pro Max would be a good fit despite the higher cost. However, if you are looking for a more recent model and can manage with a smaller screen and a bit less battery life, the iPhone 15 offers updated features and could be a more budget-friendly option. Both phones boast high-quality cameras, offering excellent photo and video quality with identical main camera specifications, but the iPhone 14 Pro Max may last slightly longer for taking pictures or videos. Keep in mind that the iPhone 15 does not have an Always On Display and its refresh rate is lower, which could affect your viewing experience compared to the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • Excellent for taking photos
  • Best in class for recording videos
  • Excellent battery life
  • Best in class display quality
Advantages of the Apple iPhone 15
  • The Apple iPhone 15 has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

9.2
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 15
8.6
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max has excellent overall camera quality, while the Apple iPhone 15 has very good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

9.1
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 15
8.5
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max takes excellent photos, while the Apple iPhone 15 takes very good photos.

Battery

10.0 Hours
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 15
8.0 Hours
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max has 10 hours of battery life. The Apple iPhone 15 has 8 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max has a screen size of 6.7 inches and the Apple iPhone 15 is 6.1 inches.

Cost

$1,000
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 15
$829
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The Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max has a price of $1,000 and the Apple iPhone 15 costs $829.
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Key similarities

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Video Quality

9.5
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 15
9.1
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max to have best in class videos, while the Apple iPhone 15 takes excellent videos.

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How the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max and the Apple iPhone 15 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 14 Pro MaxApple iPhone 15
Apple iPhone 14 Pro MaxApple iPhone 15

GENERAL

Price
$1,000
$829
Brand
AppleApple
Operating System
iOSiOS
Release Date
September 16, 2022September 22, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.7"6.1"
Resolution
2796 x 12902556 x 1179
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
460461
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A16A16
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
9.2/108.7/10
Photos Score
9.2/108.5/10
Videos Score
9.5/109.2/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, TelephotoMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
48 megapixels + OIS48 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
4323 mAh3349 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
6.33" x 3.06"5.81" x 2.82"
Weight
8.47 oz6.03 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(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, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 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
Deep Purple, Gold, Silver, Space BlackYellow, Pink, Blue, Green, Black
SD Card
NoNo
Custom ROM Support
NoNo

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Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

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Britta O'Boyle | March 2023
"The Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max is not just big in form, it's big in character. There's a refreshed design that's really striking, especially in this larger format, coupled with performance enhancements, battery improvements, camera improvements, the Always-On Display and the Dynamic Island feature. It will be too big for some, but if you're looking for the best iPhone Apple has made to date in the biggest possible format, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is definitely the one - it is excellent."

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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