iPhone 12 vs iPhone 14 Pro Max

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

Price Comparison

iPhone 12 vs iPhone 14 Pro Max Pricing

iPhone 12 prices start at $298, which is cheaper than the iPhone 14 Pro Max low price of $822.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is a bigger phone than the iPhone 12, and it also has several advantages in terms of specs and features. The iPhone 14 Pro Max has an always-on 67” display with ProMotion and Dynamic Island, and the iPhone 12 has a 6.1” display. Other features of the iPhone 14 Pro Max include up to 29 hours of battery life, up to 1TB of storage, and an Apple A16 Bionic chip. In comparison, the iPhone 12 features up to 17 hours of battery life, up to 256GB of storage, and an Apple A14 Bionic chip. The iPhone 14 Pro Max also has a more advanced rear camera system with features such as the Photonic Engine, Photographic Styles, macro photography, Apple ProRAW, and more.

Size

Size iPhone 12 iPhone 14 Pro Max
Width 72 mm 2.8 inches
Height 147 mm 5.8 inches
Depth 7 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 162 g 5.7 ounces

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

Camera

Camera iPhone 12 iPhone 14 Pro Max
Primary 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024
Aperture f/2.4
Secondary 12.0 MP

The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max both feature a front-facing 12MP TrueDepth camera, but the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a more advanced rear camera. The iPhone 12 has a dual 12MP rear camera with a wide and ultra-wide lens. The iPhone 14 Pro Max has a triple “Pro” rear camera with a 48MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, and 12MP telephoto lens. The iPhone 14 Pro Max also has several camera-related features that are unavailable on the iPhone 12. These features include Photonic Engine and Action mode, along with Apple ProRAW, Night mode portraits, macro photography, ProRes video recording, a Cinematic mode for recording videos with shallow depth of field, and more.

Screen

Display iPhone 12 iPhone 14 Pro Max
Screen Tech OLED
Resolution 1170x2532
Screen Size 154 mm 6.1 in
Pixels Per Inch 457 ppi ppi
Refresh Rate 60 Hz - Hz

The display on the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max share some common features, but overall, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a larger and higher quality display. The iPhone 12 features a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2532 x 1170, a typical max brightness of 625 nits, and an HDR max brightness of 1200 nits. In comparison, the iPhone 14 Pro Max features an always-on 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2796 x 1290, a typical max brightness of 1000 nits, and an HDR max brightness of 1600 nits. The iPhone 14 Pro Max display also supports the Dynamic Island and has ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz. The common features include HDR, True Tone, wide color (P3), and Haptic Touch.

Battery

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

The iPhone 12 is powered by a 2,815 mAh battery and the iPhone 14 Pro Max is powered by a 4,323 mAh battery. These battery capacities allow for up to 17 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time on the iPhone 12, and up to 29 hours of video playback time or up to 95 hours of audio playback time on the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Otherwise, both of these phones are fast-charge capable when using an Apple 20W wall power adapter and Lightning cable, and support Apple MagSafe charging and Qi wireless charging.

Processing

Processor iPhone 12 iPhone 14 Pro Max
CPU Apple A14 Bionic APL1001 / APL1W01
CPU Cores 6
GPU 16-core Neural Engine
GPU Cores 4

Color Choices

iPhone 12

Available in 6 colors:

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

Which iPhone 12 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 vs iPhone 14 Pro Max Colors

The iPhone 12 introduces two new colors not found in the iPhone 14 Pro Max color palette: Silver and Gold. Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 14 Pro Max share two colors: Black and Purple. However, the iPhone 12 does away with Blue, Green, Red, and White, previously seen on the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
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The iPhone 12 is available in six colors, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max is available in four colors. The color options for the iPhone 12 include Black, White, Green, Blue, Purple, and PRODUCT(RED). The iPhone 14 Pro Max color options include Space Black, Gold, Silver, and Deep Purple.

Storage Options

iPhone 12

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone 12 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 vs iPhone 14 Pro Max Storage

The iPhone 14 Pro Max introduces two new storage options not found on the iPhone 12: 512GB and 1TB. Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 14 Pro Max share two storage options: 128GB and 256GB. However, the iPhone 14 Pro Max does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the iPhone 12.
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The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max offer storage options of 128GB and 256GB. The iPhone 12 also has a third storage option, which is 64GB. The iPhone 14 Pro Max also has two other storage options, which are 512GB and 1TB.

Reviews

iPhone 12

39 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 14 Pro Max

No reviews at this time

iPhone 12 vs iPhone 14 Pro Max Reviews

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

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