Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Released September 2022

Ultra-Premium (>$800)
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Summary


Pros

  • State-of-the-art video experience on both front and back cameras
  • Excellent performance for Friends & Family photos and videos, in all conditions, capturing the instant while providing natural contrasts and accurate skin tone renderings.
  • High quality seamless zooming up to medium range
  • Very accurate camera preview, extremely close to the final picture
  • Very good overall selfie photo experience, with accurate exposure, an excellent level of details, and good skin tones as well as a very natural bokeh effect
  • Accurate autofocus and wide depth of field for all types of selfies and group shots
  • Excellent overall display performance
  • Excellent screen readability and colors outdoors thanks to an impressive “boost” in brightness levels
  • Excellent for watching HDR videos indoors, due to the high brightness and the fine contrast tuning that renders videos close to the artistic intent
  • Good for listening to music, watching movies or playing videogames, allowing for an immersive experience, thanks to its wideness and sound energy
  • Good at recording concerts and shows, or loud sources of sound
  • Excellent autonomy, with more than 64 hours in moderate use

Cons

  • Some grain is present when taking indoor pictures, as well as a slight loss of details
  • Loss of detail when taking pictures at long range
  • Noticeable noise in selfie photos and videos in most conditions
  • In challenging conditions, low-light or backlit scenes, skin tones on selfies are less accurate and slightly altered
  • Distortion when listening to music at maximum volume
  • Voices may be masked by ambient noises in an outdoors setting
  • Slow charging speed
  • Lack of fingerprint sensor

Scores


146
camera
2023
Overall Camera Score i
146
45
Samsung Galaxy A05s
BEST 157

Sub-scores

Photo i
143
50
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 160
Bokeh i
Top score Best
20
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
80
Preview i
Top score Best
34
Fairphone 4
91
Zoom i
139
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 158
Top score
Huawei P60 Pro
Video i
149
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 158

Use Cases

BEST 149

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 132

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

149
display
2023
Overall Display Score i
149
52
Realme C21
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Readability i
160
40
Realme C21
BEST 163
Color i
140
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 164
Video i
151
40
Realme C21
BEST 162
Motion i
150
54
Realme C21
BEST 159
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Touch i
142
40
Realme C21
BEST 170
Artifacts i
135
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 163
Top score
OnePlus Open
142
audio
2023
Overall Audio Score i
142
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
145
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
135
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 160
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Use Cases

BEST 169

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 158

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

133
battery
2023
Overall Battery Score i
133
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
151
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 195
Top score
Honor X7b
Charging i
107
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 218
Efficiency i
140
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
2 days 17h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
1h06
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
2h21
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
3h20 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge
145
selfie
2023
Overall Selfie Score i
145
25
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 151
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Photo i
139
18
ZTE Axon 20 5G
BEST 149
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Video i
154
38
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 156

Specifications


160.7 x 77.6 x 7.85mm

Dimensions

5G
Single SIM

Network

Water resistant
IP68

Protection

Wireless

Charging

128/256/512/1024 GB

Storage

Wide, Ultra-Wide, Tele

Main camera
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