iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro Max

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Apple released the iPhone 12 Pro in October 2020, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max in September 2022. These release dates put the iPhone 12 Pro in the 14th-generation iPhone lineup and the iPhone 14 Pro Max in the 16th-generation iPhone lineup. The 14th-generation lineup also includes the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the 16th-generation lineup also include the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, and the iPhone 14 Pro.

Price Comparison

iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro Max Pricing

iPhone 12 Pro prices start at $374, which is cheaper than the iPhone 14 Pro Max low price of $822.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone 14 Pro Max features a larger and higher quality display and is larger and heavier than the iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro Max feature set includes an always-on 6.7” display with ProMotion and Dynamic Island, an Apple A16 Bionic chip, up to 1TB of storage, up to 29 hours of battery life, and a triple rear camera with a 48MP main lens, 12MP ultra-wide lens, and 12MP telephoto lens. The iPhone 12 Pro features include a 6.1” display, an Apple A14 Bionic chip, up to 512GB of storage, up to 17 hours of battery life, and a triple rear camera with a 12MP main 12MP ultra-wide lens, and 12MP telephoto lens.

Size

Size iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max
Width 72 mm 2.8 inches
Height 147 mm 5.8 inches
Depth 7 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 187 g 6.6 ounces

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is larger and heavier than the iPhone 12 Pro. Measurements for the iPhone 14 Pro Max are as follows: 6.33” (H) x 3.05” (W) x 0.31” (D). The iPhone 14 Pro Max features a 6.7” display size and weighs 8.47 ounces. In comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro measures 5.78” (W) x 2.82” (W) x 0.29” (D), has a 6.1” display size, and weighs 6.66 ounces.

Camera

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

The iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max each feature a 12MP TrueDepth camera on the front, and a Pro (triple) camera system on the back. The rear camera on the iPhone 14 Pro Max is more advanced than the rear camera on the iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro Max features a 48MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, and 12MP telephoto and the iPhone 12 Pro features a 12MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, and 12MP telephoto. Along with the improved hardware, the iPhone 14 Pro Max also has features such as Photographic Styles, support for macro photography and macro video recording, the Photonic Engine, ProRes video recording, and a Cinematic mode for recording videos with shallow depth of field.

Screen

Display iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max
Resolution 1170x2532
Screen Size 154 mm 6.1 in
Pixels Per Inch 457 ppi ppi

The iPhone 14 Pro Max features a larger screen and has more advanced features than the iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro Max has an always-on 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion technology and the Dynamic Island. In comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro features a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display. Other differences include a resolution of 2796 x 1290, a typical max brightness of 1000 nits, and an HDR peak brightness of 1600 nits on the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 Pro has a resolution of 2532 x 1170, a typical max brightness of 800 nits, and an HDR peak brightness of 1200 nits. Otherwise, both models feature HDR, True Tone, wide color (P3), Haptic Touch, and have a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1.

Battery

Battery iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max
Capacity 2815 mAh mAh
Longevity 13 hours hours
USB Lightning

The iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max support MagSafe charging, Qi wireless charging, and are also fast-charge capable when using a 20W Apple wall power adapter paired with a Lightning cable. Aside from these similarities, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has longer battery life. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is powered by a 4,323 mAh battery capable of providing up to 29 hours of video playback time or up to 95 hours of audio playback time. The iPhone 12 Pro is powered by a 2,815 mAh battery capable of providing up to 17 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time.

Processing

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

Color Choices

iPhone 12 Pro

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Graphite
  • Pacific Blue
  • Silver

Which iPhone 12 Pro color should you buy?

iPhone 14 Pro Max

Available in 4 colors:

  • Black
  • Gold
  • Purple
  • Silver

Which color iPhone 14 Pro Max is the most popular?

iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro Max Colors

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

Storage Options

iPhone 12 Pro

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which iPhone 12 Pro storage should I buy?

iPhone 14 Pro Max

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

Which storage iPhone 14 Pro Max is the most popular?

iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro Max Storage

The iPhone 14 Pro Max introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone 12 Pro: 1TB. Both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max share three storage options: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
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The iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max offer storage options of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The iPhone 14 Pro Max also provides a fourth option, which is 1TB.

Reviews

iPhone 12 Pro

35 reviews 5.0 stars

iPhone 14 Pro Max

No reviews at this time

iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro Max Reviews

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

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