iPhone 12 Pro Max vs iPhone X

iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro Max Starting from $497.94
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iPhone X
iPhone X Starting from $158.00
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iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone X


iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone X
Width 78.1 mm 70.9 mm
Height 160.8 mm 143.6 mm
Weight 228 g 174 g
Thickness 7.4 mm 7.7 mm
Volume 92.93 cm³ 78.4 cm³


iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone X
Resolution 1284 x 2778 px 1125 x 2436 px
Density 458 ppi 458 ppi
Size 6.7 inches 5.8 inches


iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone X
Battery capacity 3687 mAh* 2716 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.


iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone X
Maximum storage 512 GB 256 GB
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 6 GB 3 GB
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone X
Front camera resolution 12 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone X
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 3

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iPhone 12 Pro Max vs iPhone X Comparison

iPhone 12 Pro Max vs iPhone X: how much difference does 3 years really make?

The iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone X are two impressive smartphones, but released 3-years apart from each other, which means different features. The iPhone 12 Pro Max was released in November 2020, while the iPhone X was released in November 2017.

iPhone 12 Pro Max vs iPhone X: camera quality

Starting with camera quality, the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a better camera setup with a triple 12 MP camera system offering wide, ultrawide, and telephoto lenses for crisp photography, compared to a dual 12 MP camera system with only wide and telephoto lenses available. Also, the selfie camera on the 12 Pro Max is superior with a 12 MP lens also, whereas the X model has a 7 MP selfie camera only.

iPhone 12 Pro Max vs iPhone X: battery, resolution, storage and processor

The battery life of the two phones are significantly different; with 3687 mAh on the 12 Pro Max and 2716 mAh on the X model, you can expect longer battery life with the Pro Max. The display size and resolution also differ between these two models; while both have OLED displays, you get 6.7 inches with a resolution of 1284 x 2778 px on the 12 Pro Max compared to 5.8 inches and 1125 x 2436 px for iPhone X. In terms of design, both phones look quite similar but there are some differences; for example, while both come in multiple colors but the iPhone X is more limited in this respect with only space gray and silver on offer whereas the 12 Pro Max has 2 additional colors to choose from (gold and blue). A disadvantage to the 12 Pro Max is the heavier weight while the iPhone X is noticeably lighter to hold (228 g vs 174 g). A contributing factor to this is their size difference with the 12 Pro Max obviously bigger than the iPhone X (6.7 inches vs 5.8 inches). When it comes to storage capacity and RAM capacity there is no comparison: the 12 Pro Max can go up to 512 GB storage capacity with 6 GB RAM whereas the iPhone X can only go as high as 256 GB with 3 GB RAM capacity only. Both phones are upgradable to the latest 16.3 iOS, but the difference in Chipset means the 12 Pro Max is faster and smoother with its A14 Bionic chip, in comparison to iPhone X’s A11 Bionic chip.

iPhone 12 Pro Max vs iPhone X: the choice is yours

Picking a winner was relatively straightforward, the 12 Pro Max on paper is a noticeable upgrade when it comes to camera, battery life, resolution, storage options, and bionic chip performance too. However, if you’re thinking about saving money then the iPhone X still packs a punch and will cost at a fraction of the price when compared to the 12 Pro Max. To save more money, why not consider buying refurbished products which can help to reduce environmental impact as well as energy consumption during manufacturing processes. So if you're looking for an eco-friendly way to save money then buying refurbished products from Back Market could be a great option! You can save between 30% and 70% off the cost of buying new, all year long!

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