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iPhone 13 Pro Max Review

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iPhone 13 Pro Max

In 2021, Apple released its latest iPhone, the iPhone 13 Pro Max. This new smartphone is powered by the A15 Bionic chip, which can handle all types of tasks with ease and speed.

It comes with three cameras on the back, including a 12-megapixel wide angle lens that captures more detail whether you're indoors or outside. The front camera also comes with a 12-megapixel sensor that allows users to take selfies at night without any problems whatsoever.

Design

  • The design is the best of all the iPhones. It's thin and light, but also durable, with a glass back that feels great in your hand.
  • It's sleek and easy to hold, although not quite as comfortable as Samsung's phones (though this might be because it has a curved edge
  • Smaller notch but a bit heavier than iPhone 12 Pro Max

Although it looks much different from the iPhone 12 Pro Max, the iPhone 13 Pro Max still has the same flat sides as that device. The newer model of the phone is noticeably heavier than its predecessor. This is because the phone has a particularly huge battery.

Apple lowered the notch on the display of the iPhone 13 Pro Max by twenty percent while maintaining the same functionality of the Face ID system. It does not have a full-screen design, but it is an improvement over the iPhones that came before it.

Graphite, gold, silver, and sierra blue are the four color options that are available for the iPhone 13 Pro Max when it is purchased.

You are now able to make your own repairs on your iPhone, thanks to Apple's newly released iPhone Self Service Repair kits. However, you should continue with caution because technical skill is required.

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Display

  • 120Hz ProMotion display delivers smoother performance and animations
  • Brighter screen easier to read outdoors

The iPhone 13 Pro Max display is a 6.7-inch OLED display with a resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels and a pixel density of 498 PPI (pixels per inch). It supports fast refresh rates up to 120Hz, which means you'll get smooth gameplay without any lag or stuttering.

The screen on this phone has an impressive contrast ratio—1 million:1! This means it can produce very deep blacks that are perfect for gaming in low light conditions—or watching movies and TV shows at night when there aren't many lights around your house. The new ProMotion display is the biggest enhancement to the iPhone 13 Pro Max display and the biggest upgrade overall.

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Camera

  • New sensors let in more light for brighter images
  • More powerful 3x optical/15x digital zoom
  • Compelling macro mode

The iPhone 13 Pro Max’s camera is amazing. It may be the best smartphone camera on the market, better than any other device in its class including Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

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The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a dual 12-megapixel rear with f/2.4 aperture lens and an 12-megapixel wide-angle lens to capture both portraits and landscapes without cropping out important details from your subject’s face or background.

The front camera has a 12-megapixel selfie shooter with f/1.5 aperture for selfies that are clear, sharp, and colorful without any blurriness like those taken with other smartphones using the same lenses on their own cameras (which tend to have lower resolutions).

The iPhone 13 Pro Max telephoto lens has a 3x optical zoom, compared to 2.5x on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. And there are numerous camera enhancements beyond the hardware.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has Photographic styles feature that allows you to select how you want your photo to appear in terms of tone and warmth. You can choose between regular, high contrast, vivid, warm, or cold. And these can be modified as you see fit.

Overall, the iPhone 13 Pro Max camera is magnificent.

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Battery Life and Charging

  • 12 hours and 16 minutes of battery life is among the longest lasting phones
  • Charging still stuck at 20W with no USB-C port

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max battery life is good. It can last up to 12 hours of usage with regular use, and if you want to get the most out of your phone’s battery, you should set it up for power-saving mode when not in use. You only need 30 minutes of charging time for each hour of usage (1% per minute), which means that you can get over two days worth of juice from just one charge—and that’s if you don't charge it overnight or during extended trips where there's no Wi-Fi connectivity available!

The charging method on this phone is wireless as well—it uses inductive charging technology which means no plugs or cords required!

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Performance

  • A15 Bionic blows the door off of Android phones
  • Sizable graphics improvement

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 5.8-inch display and comes in two flavors: a 64GB model with 6GB of RAM, or a 256GB model with 12GB of RAM. Both models have the same specs as their bigger counterparts: an A15 Bionic processor paired with Apple's Neural Engine and GPU to provide fast performance and power efficient graphics rendering.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is also water resistant up to 2 meters for 30 minutes at a time (which means it can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water), but it lacks the ability to be used underwater—a feature we wish would have been added because there are times when you want your phone on you while doing something outside but don't want it to get wet or dirty due weather conditions.

Specs

  • Starting price: $1,099
  • Storage: 128, 256, 512, 1TB
  • Battery life (hrs:min): 12:16
  • Screen size: 6.7 inches
  • Resolution (ppi): 2778 x 1284 (458)
  • Adaptive refresh: Up to 120Hz
  • Processor: A15 Bionic
  • Rear cameras: Pro 12MP (Telephoto, Wide, Ultra Wide)
  • Zoom: 3x optical / 15x digital
  • Front camera: 12MP TrueDepth
  • Colors: Graphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra Blue
  • Size: 6.3 x 3.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Water resistance: IP68
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Price and Availability

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max is available to purchase, with prices beginning at $1,099 for a storage capacity of 128GB. The price to increase to $1,199 for 256 GB, the price to increase to $1,399 for a 512 GB, and the price to increase to a staggering $1,599 for 1 TB .

Be aware that if you trade in an older iPhone or another phone, you may be eligible for a discount on the purchase of an iPhone 13 Pro Max.

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Video and Cinematic Mode

  • Cinematic mode steals the show with automatic focus and bokeh
  • ProRes support for more creative control

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has all the bells and whistles you would expect from an iPhone, but it also has a couple of interesting features that set it apart from its peers. First, there's a special video and cinematic mode for shooting slow motion videos at up to 60 frames per second or in slow motion with up to 240 frames per second (or even higher if you want). Unfortunately, the maximum resolution for Cinematic mode across all iPhone models is 1080p, thus you cannot record portrait style videos in 4K quality.

The second unique feature is called "Live Photos" which creates animated GIFs out of still photos taken while recording video on your phone’s camera app. These are saved as separate files so they won't overwrite whatever else might be happening in your gallery; however if you want them included in an image file instead then just open up one of those files after taking a Live Photo shot.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max also supports ProRes video, the favored format of video editors. No matter what you take, the video quality of the iPhone 13 Pro Max will not disappoint.

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Verdict

The iPhone 13 Pro Max continues to shine in the realms of photography, videography, and overall performance. It is a phone that does not have any obvious flaws, and it will serve even the most demanding customers quite well indeed. In the event that you are interested in making the transfer from Android, the software experience is also streamlined enough that you won't have much trouble doing so.

The question that really matters is whether or not you should update. There aren't many convincing reasons to shell out $1,099 for an iPhone 13 Pro Max unless your existing phone is at least four years old. This is because Apple has only made minor upgrades from the iPhone 11 series to the iPhone 12 series and now to the iPhone 13 series. Especially considering the rapid and thorough manner in which Apple is distributing iOS 16 to older models of its products. Similarly, consumers who have purchased an Android flagship device during the past few years can have confidence in the fact that they have most likely already experienced a significant portion of what the greatest iPhone has to offer.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Maina Wilson

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