iPhone 13 Pro Max Review: Powerful, But With One Drawback

This time around, there’s not much difference between the two Pro models, with the iPhone 13 Pro Max only having a bigger screen and longer battery life than the iPhone 13 Pro.

In terms of the performance and functions of the mobile phone, compared with non-Pro models and other mobile phones, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is more recognized by consumers, but there is no gold, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max also has a fatal flaw.

For this shortcoming, we will talk about it later. iPhone 13 Pro Max review begins:

Screen and Design

Its 6.7-inch display now has a 20% smaller screen notch that looks narrower but taller.
One improvement is that the screen has become brighter. Last year’s model could reach 800 nits of brightness, but this time it reached 1,000 nits, which makes the iPhone 13 Pro Max more comfortable to use in direct sunlight. The screen’s color calibration is also impeccable.

Of course, the highlight this year is the 120Hz ProMotion display, which is enabled by default, and the variable refresh rate goes up from 10Hz to 120Hz depending on the content, rather than just staying at 120Hz to drain the battery.
In terms of design, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is undoubtedly a large-screen mobile phone. Its large 6.7-inch screen and 238 grams of weight, coupled with the design style of the right-angle frame, are only ergonomic if your hands are more extensive. Otherwise, it takes a lot of work to hold it comfortably.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is a beautiful and solidly built device, the stainless steel body is durable and high quality and IP68 protection against water and dust gives you peace of mind. The front of the phone features Apple’s ceramic shield, which is the term for its ultra-hard glass, the camera lens on the back is made of sapphire, so it’s more scratch-resistant.

Core Performance

All four iPhone 13 models use the new A15 Bionic chip. The A15 uses the same 5nm process as last year’s A14. Although the process is the same, the A15 has improved CPU and GPU performance. Compared with flagship phones, the A15 processor has a higher level of performance.

To verify the performance difference between iPhone 13 Pro Max and other models, we tested and compared iPhone 13 Pro Max with iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.
The single-core test running score results are as follows:

The results of the multi-core test run are as follows:

Judging from the running score results, whether single-core or multi-core, the iPhone 13 Pro Max performs better than other models, and there is no doubt about its super performance.

Camera Effect

The triple camera system is the same as before. Still, it’s much more significant. Apple stuck with the 12MP camera, but the primary camera is now larger and has a wider aperture, making it faster and more reliable in low-light performance. The ultra-wide camera has been similarly upgraded and has a faster shutter speed in night mode for better performance in low-light photography. The zoom lens is now 3x, up from 2.5x on last year’s model, giving it a more comprehensive range of lenses.
The following are actual photos of the iPhone 13 Pro Max:

As far as the photo effect is concerned, the photo quality of the previous model is similar, only the zoom lens has been improved more obviously, and the photo’s color has some slight changes.

Battery Life

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has the largest battery in the history of an iPhone, with a capacity of up to 4352mAh, which provides a strong guarantee for battery life.

Through our endurance test, the iPhone 13 Pro Max can last for 18 hours and 52 minutes while browsing the web (60Hz), 10 hours and 23 minutes for video streaming, and 10 hours and 29 minutes for 3D games (60Hz).
The following is a comparison chart of the battery life test of the iPhone 13 Pro Max and other models:

In daily use, after a day of use, the iPhone 13 Pro Max still has power left; that is to say, if it is not used heavily, the power of the iPhone 13 Pro Max can last for a day and a half.

Charging Speed

According to the test, the iPhone 13 Pro Max can reach a charging speed of up to 27W. After charging for 30 minutes, it can be charged to 41% with an Apple 20W charger and 53% with a Samsung 45W charger.
In other words, if you use a faster charger, it only takes 1 hour and 40 minutes to fully charge the iPhone 13 Pro Max, while using Apple’s charger takes a little over 2 hours.
The following is a comparison chart of the charging speed difference between the iPhone 13 Pro Max using Apple’s 20W charger and Samsung’s 45W charger:

Despite the improved charging speed of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, in terms of charging rate, compared to the Android flagship phone, which usually fully charges in 30-40 minutes (and even faster in some extreme cases), the charging speed of Apple’s mobile phone is much quicker. The speed still needs to be followed up.

Summary: Powerful, But with one Downside

In general, no matter from which point of view, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is more convincing to consumers than other flagship phones. This time, especially the battery life has also been greatly improved. The mobile phone cannot catch up, and the biggest competitor of the Apple mobile phone is itself.

However, although the iPhone 13 Pro Max is mighty, it also has a disadvantage: it is too heavy. Its body weight of 238 grams, plus the protective case weighs more than half a catty. It is like a brick in hand. I understand that the iPhone 13 After holding Pro Max for a while, my hands are sore. So, especially young ladies, please be careful when buying the iPhone 13 Pro Max!