iPhone 12 Pro Max vs iPhone 14 Pro

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The iPhone 12 Pro Max was released in October 2020, and the iPhone 14 Pro was released in September 2022. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is part of the 14th-generation lineup, which also includes the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, and the iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro is part of the 16th-generation lineup, which also consists of the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Price Comparison

iPhone 12 Pro Max vs iPhone 14 Pro Pricing

iPhone 12 Pro Max prices start at $406, which is cheaper than the iPhone 14 Pro low price of $847.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone 14 Pro display is smaller but more advanced than the display on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 14 Pro features an always-on 6.1” Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion technology and Dynamic Island, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max features a 6.7” Super Retina XDR display. The iPhone 14 Pro also features a newer processor, a better rear camera system, and longer battery life. Features of the iPhone 14 Pro include an Apple A16 Bionic chip, a triple rear camera array with a 48MP main (wide), ultra-wide, and telephoto camera, and up to 23 hours of battery life.

Size

Size iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone 14 Pro
Width 78 mm 3.1 inches
Height 161 mm 6.3 inches
Depth 7 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 226 g 8.0 ounces

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is larger in size, heavier in weight, and has a bigger display than the iPhone 14 Pro. Details for the iPhone 12 Pro Max include measurements of 6.33” (H) x 3.07” (W) x 0.29” (D), with a weight of 8.03 ounces, and a 6.7” display. In comparison, the details for the iPhone 14 Pro include measurements of 5.81” (H) x 2.81” (W) x 0.31” (D), with a weight of 7.27 ounces, and a 6.1” display.

Camera

Camera iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone 14 Pro
Primary 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024

The iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 14 Pro feature a 12MP TrueDepth camera on the front, and a Pro (triple) camera system on the back. The iPhone 12 Pro Max rear camera system includes a 12MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, and 12MP telephoto lens, and the iPhone 14 Pro rear camera system includes a 48MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, and 12MP telephoto lens. Along with the improved camera hardware, the iPhone 14 Pro also has a few extra features. The extra features found on the iPhone 14 Pro include Action mode and the Photonic Engine, along with Photographic Styles, macro photography, maco video recording, ProRes video recording, and a cinematic mode for recording videos with shallow depth of field.

Screen

Display iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone 14 Pro
Resolution 1284x2778
Screen Size 170 mm 6.7 in
Pixels Per Inch 457 ppi ppi

The iPhone 14 Pro display is smaller than the display on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but it is brighter and more advanced. The iPhone 14 Pro features an always-on 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2556 x 1179, support for the Dynamic Island, and ProMotion technology with adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz. In comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro Max features a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2778 x 1284. The iPhone 14 Pro has a 1000 nits typical max brightness and 1600 nits HDR peak brightness, whereas the iPhone 12 Pro Max has an 800 nits typical max brightness and 1200 nits HDR peak brightness. Otherwise, both feature HDR, True Tone, wide color (P3), and have a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1.

Battery

Battery iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone 14 Pro
Capacity 3687 mAh mAh
Longevity 13 hours hours
USB Lightning

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is powered by a 3,687 mAh battery that is capable of providing up to 20 hours of video playback time or up to 80 hours of audio playback time. In comparison, the iPhone 14 Pro is powered by a 3,200 mAh battery that is capable of providing up to 23 hours of video playback time or up to 75 hours of audio playback time. Both of these phones are fast-charge capable when using a 20W wall power adapter paired with a Lightning cable, and they also support Apple MagSafe charging and Qi wireless charging.

Processing

Processor iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone 14 Pro
CPU Apple A14 Bionic APL1001 / APL1W01

Color Choices

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Graphite
  • Pacific Blue
  • Silver

Which iPhone 12 Pro Max color should you buy?

iPhone 14 Pro

Available in 4 colors:

  • Black
  • Gold
  • Purple
  • Silver

Which color iPhone 14 Pro is the most popular?

iPhone 12 Pro Max vs iPhone 14 Pro Colors

The iPhone 12 Pro Max introduces two new colors not found in the iPhone 14 Pro color palette: Black and Purple. Both the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro share two colors: Gold and Silver. However, the iPhone 12 Pro Max does away with Pacific Blue and Graphite, previously seen on the iPhone 14 Pro.
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The iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 14 Pro are available in four colors. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is available in Graphite and Pacific Blue, and the iPhone 14 Pro is available in Space Black and Deep Purple. Both models are available in Gold and Silver.

Storage Options

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which iPhone 12 Pro Max storage should I buy?

iPhone 14 Pro

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

Which storage iPhone 14 Pro is the most popular?

iPhone 12 Pro Max vs iPhone 14 Pro Storage

The iPhone 14 Pro introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone 12 Pro Max: 1TB. Both the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro share three storage options: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
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The iPhone 12 Pro Max is available with either 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage. The iPhone 14 Pro is available with either 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of storage.

Reviews

iPhone 12 Pro Max

51 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 14 Pro

No reviews at this time

iPhone 12 Pro Max vs iPhone 14 Pro Reviews

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is rated by users at 4.9 of 5.0 stars. Review data for iPhone 14 Pro is not available at this time.

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