The iPhone 14 Pro Max is undoubtedly the top-of-the-line currently in the iPhone world. It’s got the most pleasing design, the giant screen, the top camera, and the best display. You’ll have to pay for all that, but if you commit to buying an iPhone and want the ultimate top-of-the-line phone, this is the correct handset you need. If you’re willing to live with a smaller display and prefer to carry lighter weight in your pocket, it might be a good idea to consider the smaller 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro instead.
Before the launch, we conducted an open Twitter poll(opens in a new tab) about the new Apple iPhone 14 people wanted.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max was the top choice… by a large margin. It’s not just the larger 6.7-inch display or the potential for longer battery life; it’s clear that the current iPhone buyers are looking for all the features offered by Apple’s top-of-the-line phone.
It’s a good thing: this is the most powerful iPhone.
It’s no more potent than the identical-but-smaller 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro but noticeably more so than the new iPhone 14 and its big brother, the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus.
This is the first time that, for quite a long time, Apple chose to put its most powerful, fastest, and most likely efficient silicon inside only half of its latest phones. It’s iPhone 14, and 14 Plus come with it with the A15 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max (it comes with an additional GPU than the A15 Bionic in the standard iPhone 13), while the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max have the new 4-nanometer process known as A16 Bionic.
At the very least, Apple and its partner carriers offer good iPhone 14 deals.
If you’re looking for value, but it’s the iPhone 14 Pro Max earns its reputation with quick performance and a truly stunning screen that can achieve a sun-beating brightness of 2,000 nits and also offer a brand of the latest low-power, always-on display features that are only there to take a quick look.
The feature that everyone is talking about is the brand-new Dynamic Island. We are among those who were awed by the unique solution Apple has come up with for the notch. It’s an “island with a flexible display floating only a few millimeters away from the edge of the screen.
The island is still home to cameras for the front (upgraded to autofocus) and sensors that allow for 3D measurement components of Face ID. Still, some technologies, such as sensors for proximity, have been concealed behind the screen. What’s left is an image of two cutouts, one in the shape of a pill and the other in a circle, but with a smaller screen area between the two.
In all, it appears to be the size of a smaller cylinder. It seems black even when it’s not being used by animation or notification. However, it does have the ability to change according to the screen’s activity and movements.
There’s a legitimate concern regarding what a lot of flicking across the camera’s front can mean for selfies; however, at the very least, there’s an oleophobic coating that helps reduce blurring on the lens.
A display that is always on and can refresh at a rate of 1Hz to conserve battery has long been developed. Apple has fallen ahead of the pack in implementing this feature, but it’s always doing its style.
It’s nice to view the time, date, and information-filled widgets on the iPhone’s screen without needing to touch or unlock it – though it can drain the battery a bit.
The new camera array allows pixel binning on the iPhone, a popular feature on various Android devices that blends brightness and color information taken from 4 (or greater) pixels in the sensor to improve low-light performance and accuracy in color.
The main camera on the iPhone Apple has chosen to use 48MP of resolution (a vast improvement over Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra’s massive 108MP camera). However, as you’ll see in the following, the 48MP sensor is more a technology advance than a headline figure,.
The sensor is, of course, equipped with an outstanding lens. It can also be used in ProRAW mode with 48MP resolution, which is ideal for professional shooters (you’ll need to switch the option in settings).
The ultrawide camera with 12MP has a view at 120 degrees. This is considered ‘wide enough’ in our book, and the quality is enhanced by the bigger sensor and focus pixels. This can be seen in more vivid and brighter wide-angle pictures and greatly improved macro photography. It also utilizes the ultrawide lens that is new to the market.
Apple cannot, however, develop a way to provide greater than 3x zoom optically even though rivals offer 10x optical as well as 100x (albeit interpolated) Space Zoom. We’d have preferred 5-fold optical zoom.
Instead of more zoom, you can get an in-between, additional stage 2x zoom which is far more effective than it seems, particularly because it is simply a central portion of the entire 48MP sensor. There’s no compression, just an indication of the main sensor, which provides enough information to make it easier to zoom in without sacrificing any quality similar to digital zoom.
The power behind the show is the brand-new A16 Bionic chipset. It’s an upgrade over A15 Bionic. A15 Bionic (previously stated, is still within iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus) and features 16 billion transistors and an encapsulated, smaller, and more efficient 4-nanometer process.
The benchmarks and actual-world performance appear to demonstrate the power of this brand new Apple silicon that reaches almost all corners of iPhone 14 Pro Max performance (photos and the constantly-on display and Dynamic Island). Dynamic Island).
With the brand new display technology, which is more efficient and efficient, A16 Bionic, and the dimension of the Pro Max’s 14 Pro Max, we expected more than 13 hours of battery life, but this is enhanced by removing the constantly-on display.
Additional tests in the indoor environment where the screen was open all day long, as well as streaming videos, resulted in almost double that 13-hour duration and much more in line with Apple’s estimate of 29 hours of video streaming performance.
This is the first Apple eSIM-only iPhone (in the US, as the SIM slot is still in use across other countries). It’s odd but pleasant to be rid of the SIM tray. Thankfully, the eSIM installation was extremely simple.
Although we were able to experience an eSIM upgrade, it was impossible to (due to obvious reasons) test the new crash detection feature or the brand-new SOS for an emergency. SOS. However, we did observe the former, and more details on that are in the complete review.
IPHONE 14 PRO MAX PRICE IN DUBAI/UAE
- 128GB: 5600 AED
- 256GB: 6180 AED
- 512GB: 6490 AED
- 1TB: 8000 AED
Apple announced its entire iPhone 14 line – the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max – on September 7, 2022.
While prices have remained identical to those for the iPhone 13 Pro Max in certain regions, our UK customers will need to pay the hefty price increase yearly. This is now an extremely expensive phone if you choose to purchase the 256GB version that we believe most people would like to consider.
- Familiar with ‘Pro’ design
- Size is just a little different
- The display has a new look without the high-pitched look.
At a glance, aside from the gorgeous newly released Deep Purple finish, the iPhone 14 Pro Max could be confused with its predecessor, the iPhone 13 Pro Max. It’s just that similar. However, there are subtle distinctions.
With 160.7 x 77.6 7.85mm x 7.85mm, The iPhone 14 Pro Max is significantly narrower, smaller than the previous phone, and a little more substantial. It’s not evident when you look at and hold it in your hand; it could be because at 240g, the weight is the same as that of previous models, including the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max (and the 14 Pro) You get Apple’s premium material experience, a polished steel frame with frosted windows on both sides.
The display’s front side will be protected with Apple’s translucent Ceramic Shield, which should protect it from scratches (we didn’t drop or deliberately scratch the screen to test it). However, recent tests of drop resistance proved that the front part of the phone was clearly more resistant to drops and scratches, while the glass on the back wasn’t as durable.
We did drop an iPhone 14 Pro Max during our tests, and it survived remarkably. However, a sturdy iPhone 14 Pro Max case is likely the best option.
Things like the button position for sleep/power/Siri, volume controls, and The silence button are identical to those on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The main difference, of course, is the absence of the SIM slot on the device we tested (and the majority of phones sold across the US). This gives it an overall cleaner and more appealing design.
While the camera array’s design is like the iPhone 13’s, the lenses are all bigger (maybe by an inch or two), meaning the array is more extravagant. We took the iPhone XS Max the other day, a mere two cameras arranged in a tablet, and were shocked by the size of these cameras.
The lower part of the phone, the loud stereo speaker (with the display-based speaker, they were able to get up to 85db during our tests), and the microphone grilles, appear the same, and so does the still functioning Lightning port. Maybe we’ll see a USB C iPhone next year or next year – but it’s difficult to imagine that Apple can circumvent the coming European Union port rules for long.
Overall, it’s an appearance that’s unmistakably Apple and impressive. It’s also water- and dust-proof. To test this, we ran this phone under a water shower, and it remained intact, and we’re sure it enjoyed it.
- 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR is still stunning
- Island is dynamic. Island is a replacement for the hole
- The ability to adapt and refresh your system and always-on are both welcome additions
While some might say that the present iPhone aesthetics are becoming old-fashioned, it’s revived with the new Super Retina XDR display. Apart from the strong A16 Bionic under the hood, The 13-inch iPhone Pro Max’s display has the biggest feature, The Dynamic Island.
The notch that has been removed in its place is what seems to be an oblong cutout on the dense 2796 x1290 pixels display. Instead of being affixed to the very top of an OLED screen and covering the ultra-thin speaker slot, Dynamic Island is true to its name by floating only a few millimeters lower than the top edge.
There are several things that aren’t immediately apparent when you look at this dark area. The first thing to note is that it’s not a home for all of the previous TrueDepth components. The 12MP camera remains in place (now using autofocus), and so are those with the IR sensor and the flood illuminator. However, the proximity sensor is concealed behind the display. In addition, the entirety part of Dynamic Island is touch-sensitive.
Thirdly, this black space can alter its shape. That’s why it’s able to earn its stripes.
A closer inspection of Dynamic Island revealed cutouts in the shape of pills and a circle separated by a tiny space and surrounded by a black island. The area of separation is filled with pixels. This is significant because the iPhone could use them for security notifications (a tiny green dot that signals that the microphone or camera is being used).
The extra layer of pixels can create the illusion that the whole area is fungible when the space expands or contracts to accommodate the sake of, for instance, Face ID recognition (both registration and reading your face to each unlock) and also to accommodate tiny audio icons that signify music being played.
The whole surface of Dynamic Island is touch-sensitive. You can use gestures to gain access to – for example, maps, music, Find My and your iPhone lock status, inbound calls, and many more.
What’s striking about this small piece of screen is the way it appears like a single interactive blob and not just a bunch of cameras, sensors, and floating pixels. This is partly because of Apple’s utilization of black in the physical parts that make up the Dynamic Island and the dark blacks produced from the iPhone’s 14-inch ProMax OLED screen. It’s difficult to determine the point at which the hardware ends, and the software starts. Bravo, Apple.
(One aspect you may be annoyed by is that when a lot is going on, like playing back music or data connection, it’s difficult to tell if you’re getting 4G or 5G coverage since larger tablets replace the icon).
Are we worried about stroking right in front of the TrueDepth camera only to end with smudged selfies? Sure, but in our tests, it hasn’t happened. In actuality, these brand-new selfies that use autofocus are stunning. Dynamic Island is one of our top Apple hardware/software innovations over the next few years.
Apple introduced ProMotion on its iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, which increased the screen’s refresh rate to 120 Hz. In the future, the iPhone 14 Pro Max (and Pro) will provide a greater range of adaptive refresh rates between 1z and 120Hz.
It’s not easy to test refresh rates. The expectation is that 120Hz can provide smooth motion in supported games and videos, whereas a low refresh rate (down to 10Hz) will work well for static websites. Its default rate of refresh is believed to be 60Hz. Generally, everything appears exactly as it should on the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
It also has this 1Hz refresh rate. However, it’s reserved for the brand-new, always-on display mode. It’s true: Apple finally added an always-on screen feature on iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max and 14 Pro (but not the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus).
Apple has approached the implementation of this function differently in comparison to those of the Android brigade.
Instead of switching to a simpler black-and-white screen, Apple drains most of the brightness and color. However, it still leaves visible information such as the date, time, date, emphasis mode, widget information, and any photos you may use for your security screen.
The display can even show the music you’re listening to, similar to the album’s cover. However, this comes at a significant price to battery power at a rate of 2% per hour.
While it’s wonderful to have this screen that can be viewed from a distance, there’s a sense that there’s way too much happening; it’s not like we need large wallpaper, album art, or widgets all the time. We’d often be worried that we’d left the iPhone unlocked.
We enjoyed having all this information in the same place, without using the phone. Still, maybe someday, an iOS 16 update will bring down the capability to trim this feature, perhaps only a clock and single widget instead of all of the features or none.
Although you’ll notice that iPhone 14 Pro Max display can be set to dim by design, it also can shine extremely brightly. The average brightness is around 1,000 nits, but it can reach 1,600 nits when using HDR and outdoor use. Outdoors will boost the brightness to sun-bright 220 nuits.
We were amazed by how, regardless of the outside lighting, we could see the iPhone’s screen. Remember, however, that an entire day out with the screen at so much brightness can mean that your battery will not last the promise of 28 hours (spoiler alert, we didn’t get it).
- Finally, there is the 48MP quad-pixel sensor
- There are numerous upgrades to the three-lens array
- TrueDepth camera gains autofocus
Although there is a possibility that iPhone 14 Pro Max’s (and the iPhone 14 Pro’s) camera array could appear like the one found on the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the sensors and lenses are completely different.
The main feature of this trio includes the quad-pixel 48MP main camera. Apple was also slow to release the high-pixel count sensor, and yes, it’s treating quad-pixel binning like it’s brand new.
It’s not. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, the main sensor of 108MP, utilizes nine-pixel binning. In both cases, the sensors use the information of several pixels and merge them into a larger and more powerful pixel, resulting in enhanced colors and better performance in low-light conditions.
With the iPhone 14 Pro Max, most people shoot in the 12MP mode. You need to go through the settings to allow the full 48MP raw format shooting. This will enable the ‘raw’ option to the camera’s interface.
The ability to shoot in RAW (or ProRAW, Apple’s sophisticated algorithmic blend of RAW and processor-specific smarts) isn’t likely to significantly improve image quality when displayed on the iPhone’s screen. However, it’s meant for professionals who wish to alter uncompressed images in Photoshop, for example. Photoshop.
Raw images are saved in large DNG images on your iPhone. Opening these images in Adobe Photoshop’s Camera Raw editor allows you to adjust the image with a finer detail and produce amazing visual effects. It is also possible to modify raw images with the native camera app on your iPhone. You can also download Adobe Lightroom to your smartphone for greater editing capabilities when you’re on the move. This is a little-known feature and one that you must try out.
- 48MP Main camera (24mm, f/1.78)
- 12MP Ultra Wide (13mm, f/2.2)
- 12MP Telephoto 3x (77mm f/2.8)
- 12-megapixel front-facing TrueDepth camera (f/1.9)
The sensor’s 48MP resolution serves another function. There’s a new 2x optical zoom feature within the iPhone camera application.
Instead of using the exclusive 12MP three-fold optical zoom, this model utilizes a 12MP sub-section of the larger 48MP sensor to make what could be an added 48mm f/1.78 opening lens.
This gives you an optical zoom with full resolution without needing a special 2x lens. This wider aperture produces more stunning portrait-oriented images than what you get from the lens that comes standard also.
Although there’s nothing wrong with Apple’s 3-x optical zoom of 77mm f/2.8 lens (it creates stunning photos), It’s not as powerful as the optical zoom of 10x offered by Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra. It will result in more grainy pictures than simply getting closer to the sensor on the main one. However, the differences are noticeable.
Apple is unable to respond the Samsung’s 100x Zoom. Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro Max’s 15x digital zoom isn’t enough for long-range shooting. However, the company believes moon-shooting is a trick instead of an absolute necessity.
Apple has also updated the video capabilities of the series to include Cinema mode in 4K, which is stunning. This new Action mode can be a useful device, provided you know it can smooth out the shaky video by intelligently cropping the footage. It’s useful. It’s not a perfect tool, especially if we don’t know the frequency we’d use.
Incredibly, Apple has decided not to offer the possibility of recording video in 8K (a believed to be coming before the phone’s release). However, even though some may view this as a problem, we view it as a benefit. 8K video would rapidly consume the biggest iPhone storage capacity. And for what reason? How many of you own 8K TVs in your homes?
Sure, some professional users could gain benefit from such a feature. But we’re at least one year away from having an essential feature, particularly because it comes with storage costs.
Overall its camera system of Apple and its ability to capture images are top of the line. Apple has retained its reputation as having an array of the most powerful cameras available and stunning images thanks to the 48MP sensor and enhanced macro mode images.
Photos appear more appealing due to Apple’s latest Photonic Engine (technology detailed in our dedicated iPhone 14 camera explanation). Night mode and low-light photographs of the stars appear better, which is why.
- The battery’s life is a bit short with a constant-on battery
- 26 hours are possible with an only indoor, limited use
- Always on and outdoors, Ultra-bright usage makes the battery’s life.
As always, Apple hasn’t revealed the dimensions of the iPhone 14 Pro Max battery yet, however checking through shows that it’s just a little smaller than the Pro Max’s predecessor (4,323mAh against 4,352mAh) even though it promises an increase of 29 hours of recording (compared against that of the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 28-hours playback) It’s likely to gain some battery life due to its more powerful processor, the A16 Bionic chip.
Through our testing, we discovered that the iPhone 14 Pro Max doesn’t possess the power of the predecessor, which was disappointing mainly due to the constant-on display or when using the phone in bright, intense conditions.
When we used the phone under various circumstances, such as driving around cities, watching streaming videos, listening to music, surfing email – heavy usage indeed – we discovered that the phone was out of battery after 10PMafter it had been removed from the charger around 6 AM.
This is a scenario we’ve never encountered with our iPhone 13 Pro Max, and it was quite shocking. But, we ran the test without the constantly-on display being displayed (so the screen simply gets dark) and got to 3:00 AM and 5% remaining after removing the charging at 5:15 AM.
If you’re planning to smash your battery, i.e., using it to navigate with Google Maps while sharing data via the iPad, you’ll notice more drastic drops. When we took a phone off of charging at 9:00 AM, our battery was at 45 percent at 14:30. This is a standard performance, with around 10 hours of usage when you crank things up.
In the end, we discovered how using our phone in bright light and performing many different tasks such as taking photos, playing video games, and browsing the internet resulted in battery life falling significantly below the expected full day of usage. It was more like 13 hours.
Inside the room, streaming video was mostly on display. Even with the constant display, it was a completely different story. We had an average of 26 hours of playback.
Through our tests in the lab, we found that the 14 Pro Max out-performed the 13 Pro Max by about an hour during our rundown testing, which involves looping websites via Wi-Fi to evaluate the device’s endurance – this shows that Apple has increased efficiency using the new A16 chip.
The truth is that your usage will differ based on the use you’re making of your iPhone 14 Pro Max. Additionally, the always-on screen, which refreshes at a high-efficiency 1Hz, certainly consumes approximately 1-2% of the power every hour compared to the off, locked screen… which will add to the.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max – which can be charged using MagSafe or Qi chargers, does not offer ultra-fast charging.
But Apple says it can charge to 50% in 30 minutes using an additional 20W power supply (the phone comes with a USB C-to-Lighting connection cable; however, there is no charge brick). We tested it and saw 47% within 30 minutes.
As we’ve mentioned several times in the past, there’s a reason why the iPhone 14 series doesn’t have USB-C. We suspect that’s only available for iPhone 15.
- Impressive audio quality
- Microphones work well for voice calls.
A quick overview of its speaker setup on the iPhone14 Pro Max. The two stereo speakers presently located on the bottom of the phone and the other on the highest point of the screen create a loud and clear sound and are adept at spatial audio. Watching Dolby Atomos-supported content, such as The Adam Project, is a great pleasure on Netflix. The Adam Project.
Spatial audio lets you hear the sound in all directions, meaning a spaceship could be heard as if it’s coming in on the right side and then out towards the right. If you don’t mind crowding in their 6.7-inch monitor, they’ll be able to enjoy plenty of quality audio here to entertain only a few people.
Naturally, they are powerful enough to play music for a whole party. Apple Music has an extensive collection of spatial audio, and we thoroughly enjoyed hearing The Elton John and Dua Lipa Cold Heart remixes. The children say, “slaps.”
Connect with the iPhone with a pair of AirPods Pro 2, but you’ll gain. Although the two don’t work via a sufficient connection to allow lossless streaming of audio and recording, the audio quality is simply stunning. It’s not only available to the latest iPhone; however, it’s an extremely impressive setup.
The new iPhone 14 Pro Max with these earbuds and watch movies using Spatial Audio – and the immersive experience is an absolute delight.
Some people don’t realize that iPhones are… phones, and we only call using voice these days (and tend to make FaceTime phone calls).
The good thing is that the quality of calls is top-quality. It’s also a phone with 5G, which means that you can enjoy plenty of high-bandwidth data with access to the internet. This Verizon model, which was tested in the US but wasn’t always lucky enough to get a good 5G signal, did have good 5G.
PERFORMANCE AND SPECS
- Apple’s most recent A16 Bionic
- Based on a much more efficient 4-nanometer process
- 1.25 billion extra transistors than the A15 Bionic
- Around 6GB of RAM, with no choice for more
In addition to the multi-element lenses and bigger sensors, Apple’s A16 Bionic chipset is the driving force that powers this iPhone’s 14-megapixel ProMax photographic capabilities.
This chip comes in with 16 billion transistors. That’s more than A15 Bionic on the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus. The launch event was a success. Apple said that the new chip could perform 17 trillion transactions per second. It’s built on an A15-like 4-nanometer processor rather than the A15’s 5nanometer process, making the device a better mobile CPU.
A test run of Geekbench 5.5 on the latest phone shows a progressively more efficient processor than the A15 Bionic. A15 Bionic.
Both feature a 6-core CPU, a 5-core GPU (the prior A15 on the non-Pro iPhone 13 only had the GPU had four cores), and a one-core neural processor. It’s not only a redesigned silicon. It’s increased for greater performance in a variety of applications.
Based on the results, we observed that Apple’s silicon is ahead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8Gen 1. Of course, it’s an extremely powerful mobile CPU, and having just reviewed the latest iPhone 14 Pro Max and Samsung’s Galaxy S22, we can confirm that neither of them is lacking in terms of performance.
SHOULD I BUY IT?
Purchase it If…
You’re looking for the largest and finest iPhone screen
Apple has finally introduced an adjustable refresh rate and an all-day display. It’s possible to get these features on the iPhone 14 Pro, but you won’t get that massive screen that can be folded into a pocket and the incredible Dynamic Island.
You’re looking for a longer battery lifespan.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max is claimed to provide three more hours of battery endurance than the iPhone 14 Pro. This depends on your activities, but with everything else equal, you will get more battery life from the larger phone.
You are looking for the latest camera technology.
It’s your first opportunity to experience how Apple manages pixel binning using an enormous 48MP sensor that can blend 4 pixels, resulting in more color and better image quality. In addition, it provides an additional, high-resolution, two-fold optical zoom.
Don’t purchase it If…
If you’re working on a strict budget
The iPhone is Apple’s priciest phone, but If you own a model that is eligible for a trade-in, you could save up to AED3000.
Do you want more zoom
Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have a top speed of three times the optical zoom. The zoom digital is an inadequate 15x.