Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max Review: Apple has unveiled its latest iPhone 14 series only on 7th September this month. This latest series includes iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This time around, Apple has made several major changes to its everyday models including SOS satellite features, bigger camera sensor, better design and more. Let us know how the latest iPhone 14 Pro Max performs on other fronts including camera, battery, display.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max Design Review
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max has a familiar ‘Pro’ design but only slightly different shape and a new look without the notch in the display. At a glance, the design of the iPhone 14 Pro Max looks exactly the same as that of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, with a new Deep Purple finish but it is definitely a bit different than the predecessor model. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is slightly smaller and narrower than the previous phone, and a hair thicker, measuring 160.7 x 77.6 x 7.85mm. In terms of weight, it is the same 240 grams as the iPhone 13 Pro Max and that is why when you hold or look at the phone, there is no difference between the two phones. The iPhone 14 Pro Max was accidentally dropped during testing, and it survived just fine but a good iPhone 14 Pro Max case is probably a good idea. The front display is protected by Apple’s transparent ceramic shield, which protects it from damage. In recent drop tests it was shown that the front of the phone is clearly capable of better resistance. With the iPhone 14 Pro Max, you get Apple’s premium material experience. It comes with a polished stainless steel frame, with frosted glass at the back and front. Button placement for Power/Sleep/Siri, volume controls and silence switch are similar to those of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Its camera setup design is similar to that of the iPhone 13, with the lenses all a bit bigger, so you’ll notice that the setup looks even more gorgeous. On the bottom of the phone, there are powerful stereo speakers and the mic grilles look similar, as do the Lightning port, somehow. To test it’s dust- and water-resistant, we ran the phone through a sprinkler shower, and it came out just fine. Overall, the latest Pro Max series iPhone has been presented with a great design and security.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max Display Review
The larger 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR on the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max is still gorgeous and replaces the dynamic island notch. The latest iPhone Pro Max series packs it with powerful features like Adaptive Refresh and Always-on. The iPhone design language is getting a bit old, it’s revived here by the revamped Super Retina XDR display. Other than the mighty A16 Bionic under the hood, the new phone’s biggest upgrade to the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s screen is the dynamic island itself. The display of this latest handset appears to be a rectangular cutout with support for 2796 x 1290 pixels. A closer look at Dynamic Island reveals a bullet-shaped cutout and a circle, separated by a small space, and surrounded by black ‘islands’. This little black spot is capable of changing shape, and that’s where it really earns its stripes. Notably, the entire surface of Dynamic Island is touch sensitive, so you can use gestures for Music, Maps, Find My, the status of your iPhone lock, incoming calls, and more. It is worth noting that Apple introduced ProMotion with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, which increased the screen refresh rate to 120Hz. Now, the iPhone 14 Pro Max (and Pro) offers a wider adaptive refresh rate range, which can go from 1z to 120Hz.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max Camera Review
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max gets a 48MP quad-pixel sensor, a new upgrade across the board for a three-lens setup as well as TrueDepth camera autofocus. At a glance, while the camera array of the iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro may look similar to that of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the lens and sensor are all different. It has a 48MP quad-pixel main camera. It took Apple years to introduce such a high-pixel-count sensor and yes, is treating quad-pixel binning as if it were something new. Notably, on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, the 108MP main sensor uses nine-pixel binning. Most people will shoot in 12MP mode on the iPhone 14 Pro Max. If you want to shoot in full 48-megapixel, then for this you have to go to the settings, which you can go to the camera interface and select the RAW option. Shooting in RAW doesn’t make much difference to the image quality seen on the iPhone’s display, but that’s because it’s really for pro shooters who want to manipulate. Some are stored as large DNG files on the iPhone. By opening such photos in Photoshop’s Camera Raw editor, you can adjust the image to the minute detail for some stunning visual results. Talking about both the front and rear camera setup of iPhone 14 Pro Max, it has a triple rear camera setup at the back which includes 48MP main camera (24mm, f/1.78), 12MP ultra-wide camera (13mm, f/2.2). , 12MP 3x telephoto camera (77mm f/2.8) is included. At the same time, this smartphone has a 12MP front-facing TrueDepth camera (f/1.9) for video chat and selfie.
Apple has no answer for Samsung’s 100x Space Zoom. In a practical sense, the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s 15x digital zoom fails when it comes to long-range shots. Instead of using this dedicated 12MP 3x optical zoom lens, this mode effectively uses the central 12MP sub-section of the main 48MP sensor to create an additional 48mm, f/1.78 aperture lens. There’s nothing wrong with Apple’s 3x optical zoom 77mm f/2.8 lens, it feels underpowered compared to the 22x optical zoom available on Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Ultra. Apple has also upgraded the series’ video capabilities to support 4K 30fps Cinema Mode, which is great to watch. The new Action Mode is a useful tool as long as you consider that it smooths out extremely shaky videos by intelligently cropping footage. Apple’s camera system and image-capture capabilities remain top-notch, which means it holds Apple’s title of offering one of the best camera phones on the market, with beautiful images and superior macro mode shots from the 48MP sensor. retains.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max Battery Review
The battery of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max with Always On Display delivers a disappointing performance if you talk about the battery backup of the smartphone with internal usage which is only possible up to 26 hours. As usual, Apple hasn’t revealed the size of the iPhone 14 Pro Max battery, but a look around shows that it’s actually marginally smaller than the previous Pro Max’s 4,323mAh, for 29 hours of video. Not much better than the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 28 hours of playback, despite promising playback. There’s a slight increase in battery life though, thanks to its more efficient A16 Bionic chip. The iPhone 14 Pro Max doesn’t have the battery capacity of its predecessor, which was a disappointment. When using the phone in mixed conditions, including commuting across town, streaming video, listening to music, browsing email, the phone ran out of juice at around 10am, with the charger turning off at 6am. It will discharge more quickly if you use Google Maps to navigate using Google Maps while sharing data with the iPad completely. From a phone off charge at 9:45 am, we were at 45% battery by 14:30 am. That’s pretty normal performance, about 10 hours of use if you really crank things up. Battery life performance was close to 13 hours when taking photos, playing videos, gaming and browsing the web. Apple says it can recharge up to 50% in 30 minutes with the optional 20W charger (the phone ships with a USB-C-to-Lightning cable, but no charging brick). The iPhone 14 series does not feature USB-C, we suspect it is now reserved for the iPhone 15.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max Performance
Apple’s latest A16 Bionic comes with 1 billion more transistors than the A15 Bionic, built on a more efficient 4-nanometer process. This new chip has 16 billion transistors, a billion more transistors than the A15 Bionic in the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus. Apple claimed that the new chip is capable of performing 17 trillion operations per second. It’s also built on a 4-nanometer process instead of the A15’s 5-nanometer process, which should make for a more efficient mobile CPU. Running Geekbench 5 on the new phone reveals a chip that is more powerful than that of the A15 Bionic. Both have a 6-core CPU, a 5-core GPU (the previous A15 on the non-Pro iPhone 13 had four GPU cores), and a 16-core Neural Engine. Apple’s silicon is still ahead of Qualcomm’s current Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. In addition to the multi-element lens and larger sensor, Apple’s new A16 Bionic chipset is the engine behind the photography capabilities of the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Notably, the iPhone 14 Pro Max runs iOS 16 out of the box. iOS 16 is extremely smooth with fluid animations and seamless connectivity with other Apple products. There are also brand new features like crash detection, along with new features like screen widgets and customization, passwordless login, overhaul notifications, and more.