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iPhone 15 Pro Max
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you value a high-quality camera and are willing to pay extra for it, the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max offers superior photo and video capabilities. However, if cost is a significant factor and you don't require the most advanced camera features, the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) presents a more budget-friendly option with adequate camera performance. The iPhone has a glass body and OLED display which typically provide a more premium feel and better screen quality, while the Moto G Stylus has a plastic body and an LCD screen, which may not feel as premium but offers a lower price point. If you often use a stylus or prefer Android as an operating system, the Moto G Stylus would be a practical choice. The iPhone boasts a longer battery life and a higher-quality build but at a premium price. Consider these tradeoffs carefully when making your decision. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • Best in class for taking photos
  • Best in class for recording videos
  • Excellent battery life
  • Best in class display quality
  • Best in class performance
Advantages of the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023)
  • The Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

10.0
iPhone 15 Pro Max
Moto G Stylus (2023)
4.7
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max has best in class overall camera quality, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

10.0
iPhone 15 Pro Max
Moto G Stylus (2023)
4.8
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max takes best in class photos, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) takes poor photos.

Video Quality

10.0
iPhone 15 Pro Max
Moto G Stylus (2023)
4.4
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max takes best in class videos, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) takes poor videos.

Battery

9.8 Hours
iPhone 15 Pro Max
Moto G Stylus (2023)
7.8 Hours
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max has 9.8 hours of battery life. The Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) has 7.8 hours of battery life.

Cost

$1,199
iPhone 15 Pro Max
Moto G Stylus (2023)
$320
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The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max has a price of $1,199 and the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) costs $320.
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Key similarities

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Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max has a screen size of 6.7 inches and the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) is 6.6 inches.

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How the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max and the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 15 Pro MaxMotorola Moto G Stylus (2023)
Apple iPhone 15 Pro MaxMotorola Moto G Stylus (2023)

GENERAL

Price
$1,199
$320
Brand
AppleMotorola
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 22, 2023June 2, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.7"6.6"
Resolution
2796 x 12902400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
460399
Display Type
OLEDLCD

INTERNAL

Processor
A17SD6G1
Internal Storage
256 GB256 GB
RAM
8 GB6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
10/104.8/10
Photos Score
10/104.8/10
Videos Score
10/104.5/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Super TelephotoMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
48 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.8 Hours7.8 Hours
Battery Capacity
4441 mAh5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
15 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
6.3" x 3.02"6.41" x 2.91"
Weight
7.80 oz7.13 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesNo
Bluetooth Version
5.35.1
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
6e5
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, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 25, 26, 29, 30, 38, 41, 48, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Blue Titanium, Natural Titanium, White Titanium, Black TitaniumCosmic Black
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoYes

Shopping

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Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max

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Tom's Guide

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."

Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023)

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Tom's Guide

John Velasco | July 2023
"Now in its third generation iteration, the Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) takes the incremental step of being taken more seriously — backed by a cleaner design, upgraded chipset, and a 120Hz display refresh rate. What makes it different from other phones today is that it’s packaged with a stylus that tucks inside of the phone when it’s not being used."

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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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