The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max is the top-tier model in Apple’s 2019 iPhone lineup. But it shares many similarities with its smaller sibling, the iPhone 11.
Notable differences include:
- A larger 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with HDR10+ support running at 2688-by-1242 pixels
- An additional 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom on the rear camera
- Improved IP68 water resistance good for submersion in up to 4 meters (13ft) of water
- Increased storage capacity options up to 512GB
- A larger 3500mAh battery
If you want the most immersive viewing experience, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is a good choice out of this year’s iPhone lineup. It has improved contrast and color over the standard iPhone 11, increased resolution, and a slightly larger screen. While reviewers found it excellent for reading text it really shines for gaming and watching HD video with its larger display and minimal bezels.
The camera also includes an additional 12MP sensor and telephoto lens, providing up to 2x optical zoom -- something the iPhone 11 cannot do. Reviewers also noticed improved accuracy with the portrait shot modes of the camera thanks to the extra data available from the lens.
The phone’s larger battery allows for all-day battery life with ease and a noticeable boost over the previous iPhone XS Max. In fact, it’s the 2019 iPhone with the longest battery life. However, the iPhone 11 Pro Max also includes an 18-watt charger with the phone -- unlike the iPhone 11-- so charging speeds will be snappier as well.
Finally, there are some subtle design differences. While looks are largely the same as the standard iPhone 11, the rear glass features a matte coating which reviewers liked for its added grip and improved fingerprint- and smudge-resistance. The frame is also stainless steel instead of aluminum adding a slight bit of heft and a more premium feel.
In terms of performance, software, connectivity options, and more, the iPhone 11 lineup is identical. Many reviewers actually recommend the standard iPhone 11 over the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max for most users. For more on what to expect from Apple’s latest release, be sure to check out our summary of the iPhone 11.
What the Critics Are Saying...
- Peter Ferenczi, DxOMark
Under the latest version 4 of our Camera test protocol the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max remains a very attractive option but has lost some ground compared to the best competitors since it was launched more than a year ago. It’s still more than capable of capturing nice still images. Color is particularly...
- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark
Although it scored fairly well for readability, thanks to its handling of gamma and its smooth light transitions, the somewhat dark display overall took a bit of a toll on the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s overall score, particularly with respect to impact of its blue light filter. This said, more serious iss...
- Gareth Beavis, TechRadar
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is the best that Apple can cram into a smartphone - the high-end screen, powerful speakers, upgraded processor all support the huge upgrades to the camera. However, this phone is really for the Apple fan or someone that really needs that extra lens or a touch more battery life...
- What Hi-Fi
In most regards, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is exactly what you’d expect: a bigger version of the iPhone 11 Pro, which is a superb phone. If you’re already used to the size of Apple’s plus-sized handsets, this will be right up your street. What’s more, much of what you’re paying for with either of the Pr...
- Jordan Carter, Gear Hungry
Made with cutting-edge technology, it allows you to capture a wider scene with the quality of a DSLR camera. Do more with your photos with an immersive interface that lets you capture the right effect and frame anytime. Although some people claim that the newer versions of the iPhone lack innovation...
Prices (Where to Buy)
The iPhone 11 Pro Max price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max prices from around the web here on The Informr.
Apple backs up the iPhone 11 Pro Max with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your iPhone 11 Pro Max has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Apple support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Apple's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.
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