iPhone 11 Pro Max vs iPhone 12

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Upgrading the iPhone 11 Pro Max to the iPhone 12 brings a handful of improvements, like a new design, 5G network support, A14 chip, Night Mode that now works with the ultra wide and front facing cameras, Smart HDR 3, HDR video recording, better drop protection, improved water resistance, MagSafe charging, and more.

Price Comparison

iPhone 11 Pro Max vs iPhone 12 Pricing

The iPhone 11 Pro Max fetches a higher starting price at $398 compared to the iPhone 12, which starts at $358.

Specs Comparison

Key specs for the iPhone 12 include a 6.1-inch display with Ceramic Shield front, Apple A14 Bionic chip, up to 256GB of storage, a dual 12MP rear camera system, and 5G. Key specs for the iPhone 11 Pro include a 6.5-inch display, Apple A13 Bionic chip, up to 512GB of storage, a triple 12MP rear camera system, and 4G LTE. Some of the common features are the use of Face ID for device security, an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, and Qi wireless charging.

Size

Size iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 12
Width 78 mm 3.1 inches 72 mm 2.8 inches
Height 158 mm 6.2 inches 147 mm 5.8 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 7 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 226 g 8.0 ounces 162 g 5.7 ounces

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is larger than the iPhone 12. The iPhone 11 Pro Max measurements include a height of 6.22 inches, a width of 3.06 inches, a depth of 0.32 inches, and a weight of 7.97 ounces. In comparison, the iPhone 12 measurements include a height of 5.78 inches, a width of 2.82 inches, a depth of 0.29 inches, and a weight of 5.78 ounces.

Camera

Camera iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 12
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024
Aperture f/2.4
Secondary 12.0 MP

The iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 12 both feature a 12MP rear camera system. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a triple setup with a wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto lens, and the iPhone 12 has a dual setup with a wide and ultra-wide lens. Overall, the features are similar with both models offering key items such as Night Mode and Portrait Mode. However, the iPhone 12 has a few items that are not available on the iPhone 11 Pro Max, such as Night Mode time-lapse, and HDR video recording with Dolby Vision.

Screen

Display iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 12
Screen Tech None OLED
Resolution 1242x2688 1170x2532
Screen Size 165 mm 6.5 in 154 mm 6.1 in
Pixels Per Inch 456 ppi 457 ppi
Refresh Rate - Hz 60 Hz

The iPhone 11 Pro Max screen is 0.4 inches larger than the screen of the iPhone 12, but overall, these two displays have plenty in common. For example, both are Super Retina XDR (OLED) displays with HDR, True Tone, wide color (P3), Haptic Touch, and a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The iPhone 11 Pro Max display measures 6.5 inches and it has a resolution of 2688 x 1242. The iPhone 12 display measures 6.1 inches and it has a resolution of 2532 x 1170.

Battery

Battery iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 12
Capacity 3969 mAh 2815 mAh
Longevity hours 13 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone 11 Pro Max features a 3,969 mAh battery and the iPhone 12 features a 2,815 mAh battery. In terms of battery life expectations, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is able to provide up to 20 hours of video playback time or up to 80 hours of audio playback time. In comparison, the iPhone 12 is able to offer up to 17 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time. Otherwise, the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 12 are both fast-charge capable and support Qi wireless charging.

Processing

Processor iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 12
CPU Apple A13 Bionic APL1085 / APL1W85 (T8030) Apple A14 Bionic APL1001 / APL1W01
CPU Cores 6
GPU 16-core Neural Engine
GPU Cores 4

Color Choices

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Green
  • Silver

Which iPhone 11 Pro Max color should you buy?

iPhone 12

Available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Red
  • White

Which color iPhone 12 is the most popular?

iPhone 11 Pro Max vs iPhone 12 Colors

The iPhone 11 Pro Max introduces five new colors not found in the iPhone 12 color palette: Black, Blue, Purple, Red, and White. Both the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 12 share one color: Green. However, the iPhone 11 Pro Max does away with Gold, Silver, and Gray, previously seen on the iPhone 12.
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The iPhone 12 is available in six different colors and the iPhone 11 Pro Max is available in four different colors. The color options for the iPhone 11 Pro Max include Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Midnight Green. The color options for the iPhone 12 include Black, White, Green, Purple, Blue, and PRODUCT(RED).

Storage Options

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which iPhone 11 Pro Max storage should I buy?

iPhone 12

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which storage iPhone 12 is the most popular?

iPhone 11 Pro Max vs iPhone 12 Storage

The iPhone 12 introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone 11 Pro Max: 128GB. Both the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 12 share two storage options: 64GB and 256GB. However, the iPhone 12 does not have options for 512GB, as seen on the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
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The storage options for the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 12 begin at 64GB. The iPhone 11 Pro Max also offers options of 256GB and 512GB, and the iPhone 12 also offers options of 128GB and 256GB.

Reviews

iPhone 11 Pro Max

137 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 12

39 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 11 Pro Max vs iPhone 12 Reviews

Both the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 12 earn 4.9 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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