iPhone 14 Pro Max vs iPhone 13 Pro Max

iPhone 14 Pro Max vs iPhone 13 Pro Max: What are the Differences?

iPhone 14 Pro Max is the greatest and most expensive iPhone from Apple

Apple recently unveiled its new iPhone lineup, the iPhone 14 series. The new lineup includes the vanilla iPhone 14, a new iPhone 14 Plus, the iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. While the iPhone 14 is barely distinguishable from the iPhone 13, the iPhone 14 Pro is what makes everyone excited.

With the iPhone 13 Pro Max available at a discounted price, you might wonder if it’s worth spending the extra money and getting the iPhone 14 Pro Max instead. Or you are someone with an iPhone 13 Pro Max, confused about whether to upgrade to the new iPhone 14 Pro Max or not. Are the new features really important to you? How much of a difference do the new features create? Let us know in this article.

iPhone 14 Pro Max vs iPhone 13 Pro Max: Key Differences

Apple has brought its best features to the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. These new features include an all-new pill-shaped cutout that Apple calls “Dynamic Island,” a new 48MP primary camera, Always-On display support, and A16 Bionic. Here’s a summary:

  • New pill-shaped cutout that Apple calls the “Dynamic Island.”
  • Faster A16 Bionic with Photonic Engine
  • 48MP primary camera instead of the 12MP on the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
  • A new 12MP front camera with autofocus.
  • Always-On Display Support
  • Satellite Connectivity and Crash Detection.
  • Thinner bezels and a taller aspect ratio of the screen.

Design and Display

The iPhone 14 Pro Max features the same outer design as its predecessor. The new iPhone has the same stainless steel flat sides, camera layout, screen size, and screen protection. The dimensions of the phone are a bit different. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is now a bit taller and less wide, making it easier to grip, especially for people with small hands.

iPhone 14 and 13 Pro Max look

The iPhone 14 Pro Max features a whole new display that houses a pill-shaped cutout on top. The pill-shaped cutout, or the Dynamic Island, as Apple calls it, houses the Face ID sensors and the 12MP front camera. Plus, the proximity sensor is now under the display. It is the first thing you will notice when you take this phone in your hands. The Dynamic Island makes the iPhone 14 Pro Max look unlike any other phone on the planet.

As for the display specs, it still has the same 6.7-inch OLED screen size with almost the exact resolution as before. However, there are a few notable changes to the display. The brightness is now much higher than on any smartphone, i.e., 2000 nits. This will result in a more vivid and enhanced experience when using the phone outdoors in direct sunlight.

The new display also has a taller aspect ratio of 20:9 compared to the 19.5:9 aspect ratio on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Plus, the new display uses the latest LTPO technology, which allows it to switch between 120Hz and 1Hz refresh rates. This new capability made it possible for Apple to introduce Always-On Display to the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

The iPhone 14 Pro Max shares the same Face ID technology and sensors for biometrics as the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

iphone 14 13 pro max display

Performance

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is powered by Apple’sApple’s new A16 Bionic. With the A16 Bionic, Apple focused on making it more efficient than ever before. This seems to be a decent upgrade over the A15 Bionic on the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

The new A16 Bionic is based on a more recent and smaller 4nm fabrication process that is a bit more efficient than the 5nm fabrication process on the A15 Bionic. The CPU on the A16 Bionic is a Hexa-core with two performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. The 5-core GPU now supports 50% more memory bandwidth, resulting in better graphics performance. In addition, the new A16 Bionic has an improved ISP for better camera performance.

iPhone 14 13 Pro Max chip

As for the RAM, a GeekBench test result of the iPhone 14 Pro revealed that it has 6GB RAM, which is the same as the iPhone 13 Pro Max. However, the RAM is now faster, i.e., LPDDR5 instead of LPDDR4X on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The storage variants are also the same as last year, starting at 128GB and going up to 1TB.

Camera

Apple has one of the best cameras on the market. With the iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple brought some of the most upgrades to the camera system. The new camera system on the iPhone 14 Pro Max now includes a new 48MP wide camera that performs two times better in low-light photos and videos. The primary camera and the ultra-wide and telephoto cameras can also perform 2 to 3 times better in low light. The new telephoto lens offers a 3X optical zoom. You can also zoom in 2X using the primary sensor, which is best for portrait photos.

Apple also allows you to take ProRaw images using the 48MP primary sensor. In addition, Cinematic Mode can now be shot in 4K HDR. The front camera on the iPhone 14 Pro Max has also been improved. A new Action Mode has been added to the video for improved video stability.

iphone 14 13 pro max camera

  • 48MP primary camera vs 12MP primary camera on the 13 Pro Max
  • New 12MP Ultra-wide camera with 3X better low-light performance
  • New 12MP telephoto lens with 3X optical zoom and 2X better low-light performance

iPhone 14 Pro Max rear camera

Battery and Charging

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has the best battery life of any mainstream smartphone. The iPhone 14 Pro Max will take the already fantastic battery life and improve it further. Thanks to the more efficient A16 Bionic and the new adaptive display, the battery life on the iPhone 14 Pro Max will be a beast. Apple claims 29 hours of video playback time on a single charge. The iPhone 14 Pro Max has a slightly smaller battery capacity of 4,323 mAh compared to the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 4,352 mAh. However, the difference is negligible.

Charging the iPhone 14 Pro Max still remains the same as the iPhone 13 Pro Max. It still charges at a maximum of 27W, which takes around 2 hours for a full charge, just like its predecessor. There is no improvement with MagSafe either. The MagSafe still charges at 15W, while the Qi wireless charges at only 7.5W.

Operating System

The iPhone 13 Pro Max launched with iOS 15 on board. On the other hand, the iPhone 14 Pro Max will run on iOS 16 out of the box. At the same time, the iOS 16 update is also available for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Needless to say, both iPhones may get up to 5 to 6 years of software updates.

Pricing

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is available in four colours, including a new deep purple, silver, gold, and space black. It is available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage capacities. The pricing of the iPhone 14 Pro Max still starts at $1,099 for the 128GB model. The 256GB model is priced at $1,199, the 512GB model at $1,399, and the 1TB model at $1,599. The iPhone 13 Pro Max was priced similarly for the respective storage models.

Wrapping Up

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is the latest and greatest iPhone from Apple. It offers excellent value for the same price as last year. The camera and display are better on the iPhone 14 Pro Max and have better 5G support. So, what do you think? Is the iPhone 14 Pro Max worth the upgrade from the iPhone 13 Pro Max?

About Mehtab Ansari

Mehtab Ansari is a contributing writer to DealNTech. At DealNTech he covers Mobile and Android related news. One of the things he loves to do is explain to people how they can use technology for their benefit.

One comment

  1. Wow! Will go for this latest Apple phone

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