iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max: news, differences and whether it is worth the change
We analyze two Apple flagships of different generations, what’s new?
Following the official launch of the iPhone 15 series, we analyzed different generations of Apple phones in multiple comparisons to help you decide which smartphone to buy. An ideal way to know all the differences between all Apple iPhone models. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
We have published all kinds of comparisons with differences in all colors, such as iPhone 14 Plus vs iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro vs iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max vs iPhone 15 Pro Max. We even analyzed the differences between iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro, this time it was their turn. iPhone 12 Pro Max And iPhone 15 Pro Max.
What are the main differences between iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 15 Pro Max?
HE iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 15 Pro Max are more similar than you think and most of the differences relate to the latest technological advances. These are some of the main differences between the two phones.
- Design: new Action button, Dynamic Island and titanium finish.
- cameras: 48 megapixel camera and 5x optical zoom on iPhone 15 Pro Max.
- Battery– Longer battery life on iPhone 15 Pro Max.
- Minimum storage: 128 GB and 256 GB.
- Price: 825 Euros and 1.469 Euros.
Comparison: iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 15 Pro Max
In this case the comparison is a little more unfair than usual because There are several generations of difference between iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 15 Pro Max. So let’s focus on the most important differences.
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||iPhone 15 Pro Max|
|Screen||Super Retina XDR
1,200 nits peak brightness
|Super Retina XDR
1,600 nits peak brightness (2,000 nits outdoor)
ProMotion (adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz)
|Screen sizes||6.7 inch||6.7 inch|
|Resolution and density||2,778 x 1,284 pixels at 458 p/p||2,796 x 1,290, 460 pcs/p|
|Processor||A14 Bionic||A17 Pro|
|OS||iOS 15||iOS 17|
|cameras||Main room: 12mpx
Telephoto camera: 12mpx
Ultra wide angle camera: 12mpx
|Main room: 48 megapixels
Telephoto camera (5x): 12 megapixels
Ultra wide angle camera: 12 megapixels
|Battery||20 hours of video playback||29 hours of video playback|
|Others||Dual SIM, Face ID, IP68 water resistance, MagSafe, True Tone||Dynamic Island, Dual SIM, Face ID, IP68 water resistance, MagSafe, Ceramic Shield, True Tone, Super high resolution photos (24 and 48 Mpx), accident detection, satellite link, LiDAR scanner, Thread network technology|
|Price||825 Euros (128GB)||1,469 Euros (256 GB)|
HE The design of both devices is similar, but it’s not the same. The main difference lies on the front, where the iPhone 12 Pro Max display has a notch and the iPhone 15 Pro Max display has Dynamic Island. There are also thinner side screen bezels, a slight curve on the titanium edges and a new Action button.
- iPhone 12 Pro Max: 16.08×7.81×0.74 cm.
- iPhone 15 Pro Max: 15.99×7.67×0.83 cm.
iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 15 Pro Max have a camera system consisting of three lenses: wide angle, telephoto and ultra wide angle. However, on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, the main sensor is 48 megapixels and the telephoto lens sensor has x5 optical zoom.
- iPhone 12 Pro Max:
- Mother: 12 Mpx, ƒ/1.6 aperture.
- Ultra wide angle: 12 Mpx, ƒ/2.4 aperture.
- Telephoto lens: 12 Mpx, ƒ/2.2 aperture with x2.5 optical zoom.
- iPhone 15 Pro Max:
- Main room: 48 megapixels, 24 mm, ƒ/1.78 aperture and second-generation optical image stabilization.
- Telephoto camera: 12 megapixels, ƒ/2.8 aperture with x5 optical zoom and optical image stabilization.
- Ultra wide angle camera: 12 megapixels, 13 mm and ƒ/2.2 aperture.
In terms of specifications and technology, the screen is the same on both models. Compatible with Super Retina ProMotion technology display (variable refresh rate from 1 to 120 Hz) and always-on display. We found only two differences in size and resolution.
- iPhone 12 Pro Max: 6.1 inches and 2,556 x 1,179 pixels.
- iPhone 15 Pro Max: 6.7 inches and 2,796 x 1,290 pixels.
While the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a battery with a capacity of 3687 mAh, the iPhone 15 Pro Max has a much larger battery with a capacity of 4952 mAh.
- iPhone 12 Pro Maximum Battery:
- play video: Up to 20 hours.
- video streaming: Up to 12 hours.
- play audio: Up to 80 hours.
- Fast charging: Charge up to 50% in 30 minutes.
- iPhone 15 Pro Maximum Battery:
- play video: Up to 29 hours.
- video streaming: Up to 25 hours.
- play audio: Up to 95 hours.
- Fast charging: Charge up to 50% in 35 minutes.
Both devices are compatible with Qi standard wireless charging and MagSafe technology.
Price and availability
This is the official price chart for the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Note that the iPhone 12 Pro Max is currently only available refurbished, as it’s not easy to find in stores.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is a very difficult phone to find as it is not currently available in the Apple Store. However, some refurbished iPhone 12 Pro Max may be available at authorized retailers.
iPhone 15 Pro Max is offered for sale in all Apple stores, private stores and every platform where technology products are bought and sold.
Which is more recommended, iPhone 12 Pro Max or iPhone 15 Pro Max?
Depending on your budget and needs and on the basis that the iPhone 15 Pro Max is one of the best smartphones on the market, iPhone 12 Pro Max may remain a highly recommended option since its price is much lower and it very good technical specifications.
Moreover There isn’t much difference in terms of screen resolution, photo results or processor performance.. However, the difference is quite noticeable in terms of battery, refresh rate and design. Definitely, If you can afford it, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is the most recommended.
Is it worth buying the iPhone 15 Pro Max if I have an iPhone 12 Pro Max?
Things change a bit here. Because iPhone 12 Pro Max continues to perform very well with Apple’s latest updates. If you own an iPhone 12 Pro Max and are satisfied with its performance, we do not recommend upgrading.. Now if you want a phone with an all-day battery, a USB-C port with more versatility, a more dynamic display, or just a better design, The most recommended thing is to update to iPhone 15 Pro Max.
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