iPhone 13 vs iPhone 13 Pro Max

iPhone 13
iPhone 13
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iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 13 Pro Max
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iPhone 13iPhone 13 Pro Max


iPhone 13iPhone 13 Pro Max
Width71.5 mm78.1 mm
Height146.7 mm160.8 mm
Weight174 g240 g
Thickness7.6 mm7.65 mm
Volume79.72 cm³96.07 cm³


iPhone 13iPhone 13 Pro Max
Resolution1170 x 2532 px1284 x 2778 px
Density460 ppi458 ppi
Size6.1 inches6.7 inches


iPhone 13iPhone 13 Pro Max
Battery capacity3240 mAh4373 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeNoNo

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iPhone 13iPhone 13 Pro Max
Maximum storage512 GB1 TB
CPU frequency3.2 GHz3.2 GHz
Number of processor cores66
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity4 GB6 GB
5G supportYesYes
LTE supportYesYes


iPhone 13iPhone 13 Pro Max
Front camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesYes
Optical zoomYesYes
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone 13iPhone 13 Pro Max
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones22

iPhone 13 vs iPhone 13 Pro Max Comparison

iPhone 13 vs iPhone 13 Pro Max

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max are both part of Apple's iPhone 13 series released on September 24, 2021. As with earlier iPhones, there are some key differences between the standard and Pro models. If you’re deciding whether to buy the iPhone 13 vs 13 Pro Max, here are some factors to consider.

Size and display

While these phones have a similar design, they are quite different in size. The iPhone 13 measures 5.78 inches (146.7 mm) H x 2.82 inches (71.5 mm) W. The iPhone 13 Pro Max is bigger; it measures 6.33 inches (160.8 mm) H x 3.07 inches (78.1 mm) W. Both have a depth of 0.30 inch (7.65 mm).

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is also heavier than the standard iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 Pro Max weighs a hefty 8.46 ounces (240 grams), compared to the lighter iPhone 13, which weighs 6.14 ounces (174 grams). If you like to travel light or want a phone that more easily fits into your pocket, the standard iPhone 13 is a better pick for portability.

Of course, with its larger size, the iPhone 13 Pro Max sports a bigger screen than the standard iPhone 13. Measured diagonally, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch screen size, compared to the 6.1-inch screen on the iPhone 13. If you watch a lot of video content on your phone, you’ll probably enjoy the larger Pro Max screen.

Both phones offer an all-screen OLED display, but there are some upgrades on the Pro and Pro Max models. The iPhone 13 Pro Max features Apple’s ProMotion technology with adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz. The Pro models also have a slightly brighter display, offering 1000 nits of typical max brightness compared to 800 nits for the standard iPhone 13.

Performance and battery life

The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max both contain Apple’s A15 Bionic chip. The standard version of this chip has a 4-core GPU while the Pro version has an extra core for a 5-core GPU. In both models, the A15 chip provides plenty of advanced processing power, efficiency, and popular iPhone 13 features that help make this a best-selling lineup for Apple.

As for battery life, there’s a bigger difference between the iPhone 13 vs 13 Pro Max. You’ll get a longer battery life with the iPhone 13 Pro Max than the standard iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 Pro Max lasts up to 28 hours of video playback compared to 19 hours for the standard 13.

Storage capacity and colors

The iPhone 13 is available with 128, 256 or 512GB of storage. The iPhone 13 Pro Max adds an even larger option for storage capacity: 1TB. If you need a ton of storage space on your phone, the 13 Pro and Pro Max can handle it.

The color options are also different for the iPhone 13 vs 13 Pro Max. In fact, none of the same colors are available for both the standard and Pro models in the iPhone 13 series. 

The iPhone 13 colors are: 

  • Midnight

  • Starlight


  • Blue

  • Pink

  • Green

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max colors are:

  • Sierra Blue

  • Graphite

  • Gold

  • Silver

  • Alpine Green

You can see all the different options and learn more about each shade in this iPhone 13 colors guide.


When it comes to photography, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has an edge over the standard iPhone 13. The Pro models have a triple rear camera system with a Telephoto lens, compared to the dual camera system on the iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 Pro Max camera also offers more zoom capabilities than the standard model.

What’s the main difference between the iPhone 13 vs 13 Pro Max?

Size is the most noticeable difference between these two models for most users. If you prefer a larger screen for watching videos, the 13 Pro Max is a great choice. It’s also better for users who want more advanced camera features and longer battery life.

The iPhone 13 is also an excellent model with a very good price/performance ratio. It's slightly less powerful than the Pro models, but a great fit for anyone with less demanding usage needs.

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