iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Starting from $353.00
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iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro Max Starting from $400.50
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iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max


iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
Width 71.5 mm 78.1 mm
Height 146.7 mm 160.8 mm
Weight 189 g 228 g
Thickness 7.4 mm 7.4 mm
Volume 77.62 cm³ 92.93 cm³


iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
Resolution 1170 x 2532 px 1284 x 2778 px
Density 460 ppi 458 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 6.7 inches


iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
Battery capacity 2815 mAh* 3687 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 iPhone 12 Pro Max
Maximum storage 512 GB 512 GB
Number of processor cores 6 6
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 6 GB 6 GB
5G support Yes Yes
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
Front camera resolution 12 MP 12 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 iPhone 12 Pro Max
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 2

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iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro Max Comparison

iPhone 12 Pro vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max: How different are they?

These popular Apple smartphones are very similar in terms of performance and usability. Their designs are elegant, and they both definitely target the premium smartphone connoisseur. While the built-in components are largely identical, there are some key differences that might tip the scales for you in terms of battery life and photography. Read on for full details.

iPhone 12 Pro: small compromises on size and performance

The 12 Pro is slightly smaller than the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and due to its 6.1-inch Super Retina OLED screen (compared to 6.7 inches on the iPhone 12 Pro Max), produces high quality rendering. Both smartphones have an A14 Bionic chip and are therefore particularly powerful no matter which app you use. However, the iPhone 12 Pro has a slightly shorter battery life and a slightly poorer photo quality than the Max.

iPhone 12 Pro Max: does bigger equal better?

The larger iPhone 12 Pro Max is a bit harder to use with one hand than its predecessor, the iPhone 11 Pro Max (which is 0.2 inches smaller). However, it offers a larger screen, which is ideal if you like watching your favorite movies and TV shows on your smartphone. In terms of storage, it has similar options to the iPhone 12 Pro, you can choose from 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB. But what really makes a difference is the battery life: the iPhone 12 Pro Max offers up to 3 hours longer battery life due to its larger battery. However, camera performance is comparable for both models: The iPhone 12 Pro Max features a new telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom (only 4x on the iPhone 12 Pro) and an f/2.2 aperture (compared to 2.0 on the iPhone 12 Pro). This makes the image quality even better, especially in low-light conditions.

The bottom line on Phone 12 Pro vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max

So if you're looking for a good compromise between large screen size and reading comfort, the iPhone 12 Pro might be for you. The 12 Pro Max is harder to use with one hand and doesn't fit as easily in your pocket. But if you're looking for the smartphone with the longest battery life and most advanced photo features, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is your perfect match.


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