Apple iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro max: Which should you get?
The new iPhone 14 is Apple’s latest smartphone, and it’s a little different from its predecessors. The new model has a 6.7-inch OLED screen, an edge-to-edge glass front with no notch, and a triple rear cored chip for processing speed and power. But, there are some key differences between the 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. As the name suggests, the Pro Max comes with a larger 6.7-inch screen, a bigger battery capacity, and a brighter AMOLED screen that supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. To top things off, the Pro Max has more RAM, better cameras, and a bigger speaker than the standard iPhone 14.
So which one of these two phones should you get if you’re looking for the best deal on an iPhone? We’ll help you out. Here’s everything we know about the iPhone 14 series so far:
Design & Display
- iPhone 14
Size: 6.1 inches
Weight: 172g (6.07 oz), 7.8mm thickness
Resolution: 1170 * 2532 pixel
Camera: 12MP, f/1.5, 26mm wide,12MP, f/2.4, 13mm ultrawide
Feature: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Video: 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), Cinematic mode (4K@30fps), stereo sound rec.
Chipset: A15 Bionic (5nm)
- 14 Pro-Max:
Size: 6.7 inches
Weight: 240g (8.47 oz), 7.9mm thickness
Resolution: 1290 * 2796 pixel
Camera: 48MP, f/1.8, 24mm wide, 12MP, f/2.8, 77mm telephoto, 12MP, f/2.2, 13mm ultrawide
Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Video: 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, 10-bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode (4K@24/30fps), stereo sound rec.
Chipset: A16 Bionic (4 nm)
The iPhone 14 has a Li-Ion 3279 mAh removable battery, while the Pro Max has a Li-Ion 4323 mAh, non-removable battery. These figures translate into approximately 14 hours of usage time for the iPhone 14 and 16 hours for the Pro Max. For reference, the iPhone XS Max offers 22 hours of battery life.
As you might expect, the iPhone Pro Max has a bigger battery due to its size. But, the iPhone 14 still manages to outperform the Pro Max in this department because of its smaller size.
OS / Software
The iPhone 14 runs iOS 16, upgraded to iOS 16.0.2 while the Pro Max runs iOS 16, upgraded to iOS 16.0.2. This means both iPhones have 14 same OS.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max both have a different sensor, which consists of 12MP, f/1.5, and 26mm. On the iPhone 14 Pro Max 48MP, f/1.8, 24mm sensor there is also a second sensor that takes advantage of the dual cameras, enabling you to take high-quality images without zooming in.
The iPhone 14 has a 12MP selfie cam, while the Pro Max has a 12MP selfie cam. The iPhone 14 and 14 Pro-Max both have a Dual-LED.
The iPhone 14 has 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM of internal storage, while the Pro Max has 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM, 1TB 6GB RAM of internal memory. If you plan on storing a lot of media files, either on your computer or through iTunes, be aware that you have only room for 256GB of data on the iPhone 14.
When it comes to storage, the iPhone 14 has the option of getting either 128GB or 256GB of internal memory, while the Pro Max has the choice between 128GB and 256GB. And, if you want to buy the iPhone 14 Pro Max in Australia, you have the option of buying the 128GB version, instead of the 128GB model sold overseas.
Differences Between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apart from the obvious visual difference between the two iPhones, there are some subtle differences that you should be aware of. Comes with more RAM (4GB), a wider-angle lens, and better cameras, while the iPhone 14 has a thinner body, smaller battery, and less RAM (3GB).