iPhone 12 Pro Vs iPhone XS Max! (Comparison) (Review)

by birtanpublished on November 2, 2020

I'm back everyone time to do another comparison this time around between the iphone 12 pro which is on the left and the iphone tennis max that is on the right now first of all the iphone 12 pro is the newer iphone and in a lot of ways it is a better phone than the iphone 10s max and i can't knock it there but it doesn't necessarily mean just because it's new where it's you know 100 better in all categories and the tennis max a really cool asset of it is it's a couple years old now it came out in 2018 but you can pick up a lot of these

Things like less than seven hundred dollars and easily less than like five hundred dollars in a ton of different places and this one is costing a thousand dollars i'll go and find the cheapest links of both these link them down in the description below you can get them from there and help support the channel at the same time i'm starting off side by side one as i said before doesn't really feel way bigger than the other one and i think apple did a really good job at narrowing down

The body bezel of the iphone 12 pro you can see the sides are pretty much flat on the 12 pro we have the curved sides on the 10s max but on the front you have a 6.5 inch super retina oled display on the iphone x max and it's 12 42 by 26.88 that's the resolution and i said before and i'll say it again the iphone 10s max's panel is extremely good so there's not a lot to hate on it and i say it over and over again but it's a huge asset of this device you don't want to pick up a phone and

Feel like you have a horrible display you're not going to feel like it if you have the iphone 7s max it's big design wise it's almost the exact same design as this year's iphone i feel like next year they're going to slim down the notch or whatever but i think this display for the most part still looks pretty good especially when you compare it to a phone like the iphone 12 pro now the 12 pro has a 6.1 inch super retina xdr oled display so a little bit smaller in pretty much every dimension but it feels noticeably

Smaller in the hand even though the screen isn't crazy amount smaller it's pretty much the same display as an iphone 10r that came out the same year as this including the iphone 11 now this resolution is 1170 by 2532 so a little bit lower resolution but it has a higher ppi density so it has more pixels per inch technically on this display and this screen looks really good too like i said the flat sides of the iphone kind of trimmed down the bezel of the body not necessarily the bezel of the screen

But the body bezel so it looks a little bit better in my opinion and i think definitely when you look at them both i think the iphone 10s max with that bigger display looks really cool but the 12 pro definitely looks really nice as well now in terms of thickness i'm pretty sure you're going to be able to see that i think the tennis max may be a little bit thicker the 12 pro apple said you know it's thinner than his previous generation model so this one is going to be thinner than the 11 pro but the tennis max

It kind of i don't know you can definitely feel like it's bigger in the hand for sure but i think the 12 pro still feels pretty thin as well and when you slap them both on top of each other you can start to see that the 12 pro can pretty much sit in every single dimension of the 10s max so if you're somebody who wants a smaller you know phone you'll definitely definitely get it with the 12 pro and even on the back we have that triple camera set up with a lidar sensor dual camera setup on the tennis max

Frosted glass back on the 12 pro and the standard glass back i have a skin on it but the standard glass back on the iphone 10s mag so definitely when it comes down to the outside the 12 pro has that newer design so it does feel and look pretty cool but the tennis max's design is still pretty current you have ip68 doesn't water resistance but the 12 pro has that newer six meters of water versus the two meters water on the tennis max and in terms of the outside that really pretty much covers it up they both are very

Well built i don't really think the flat side designed whatever is like a worthwhile upgrade just because of that but some people may prefer it so i'll definitely give you that if you want it now ios version wise and just software updates luckily with they both have ios so they're both going to be getting software updates for a while and definitely for sure the 12 pro is going to outlast the 10s max in terms of software updates so if you're somebody who like loves getting software updates all the time

Both these phones will pretty much be able to last for quite a bit of time but the iphone 12 pro will pretty much outlast the iphone 10s max any way you look at it so that's something that's very important to note if you want the phone that's going to last the longest the iphone 12 pro is the better way to go but if you don't mind and you're okay with still getting you know multiple years of software updates the iphone x max is a tremendous phone still either which one of these you get right

Now they're still gonna be lasting for quite a bit of time so in terms of software that pretty much covers it up now let's go and do a little bit of a speed test between them but i'll tell you the specs first the iphone 12 pro has that apple a14 bionic chip hex core cpu with six gigabytes of ram on each model with the iphone x max has that apple a12 bionic chip x core cpu and four gigabytes of ram on each model so let's go and see which one is the faster one between both of these okay let me go

And clear on all the apps in the background and the 12 priority has them all taken out so start loading things up let's go and do like the app store for example three two one and the twelfth pro was actually noticeably faster and if you can't tell the 12 pros on the right the tennis max is only left and scrolling through you can see that actually i think the tennis max may look a little bit smoother at first probably not they're both almost exact the same when it comes down to it

Both of them are on ios 14 as well as always i have a bunch of these third-party apps that we can go and get into let's do netflix three two one the 12 pro is faster followed by the 10s max snake versus box or quizlet 321 faster on the 12 pro a little bit slower on the 10s max dropbox 321 and again the 12 pro was faster the iphone 10s max a little bit behind bofa three two one 12 pro is faster tennis max a little bit behind again

Not a crazy big difference but definitely we're seeing you know the 12 pros being the fastest one each time thank you three two one and the 12 pro again is the faster one and the tennis max a little bit behind it gameplay wise they're going to be about the same i'm sure you guys will be able to tell that let's go ahead and do snake versus blocks three two one and it's gonna look like the 12 pro is a faster one followed by the tennis max and i love seeing these you know can like just continuous updates and just

Continuous speed improvements i don't like it when like a phone is faster than the other one is faster than i like it when it's consistently faster than the 12 pro looks to be continuously faster at least right now fruit ninja three two one and of course we have this little pop up here so i guess we'll just assume that the 12 pro is going to be faster but we won't say that paper out two three two one and again it didn't open up here that's very weird maybe i clicked it wrong but brow two again three two one

Twelve pros faster i thought it was gonna be slower tennis max a little bit behind it getting to some gameplay this is actually kind of an intensive game it's always a little bit laggy on both the tennis max seem to be a little bit glitchy in my opinion but you guys will be able to tell over the camera we can do temple run two three two one and it's looking like the 12 pro is going to be the faster one again and again i like seeing these continuous updates and just you know a consistent winner

Each time that seems to be the case here so again the 12 pro was the faster one here a ton of pop-ups here but okay i mean gameplay is going to be about the same it's just the loading speeds is something that's actually really really cool for me let's go ahead and do real racing three three two one there may be a chance where i may glitch up on the 12 pro since i just updated it but i guess we'll see the tennis max a little bit of a glitch again but it happens for every single app that i open

12 pro is a faster one and the tennis max may glitch up it may be downloading something in the background i've seen this time and time again but i would have still assumed that the 12 pro would have been the faster one in this case as well so let me go and hop out of this one let's go ahead and see what the next one is i mean we can do stack three two one and again the 12 pro seem to be faster loaded the ad up faster as well i guess i can get into some gameplay and i guess even a game like this you're

Probably not going to tell that big of a difference but i mean we've been able to pretty much see and you saw how the tennis max when i swiped out it's kind of glitching up a little bit and i like seeing these you know time and time against this was a really really good speed comparison i was able to see you know it may have not been the good one for you guys but for me i was able to see pretty much a consistent winner the iphone 12 pro is going to continuously be faster than the iphone tennis max and that is

Something that is very very important when you're going to go an update to a phone you don't want a phone that sometimes faster sometimes not i've been saying with the 12 pro versus like the 11 pro even against the 10s the iphone 12 versus the 10s i was saying that there were like minor updates here and there but you know one may have been a little bit slower here and there like it was very weird but now if you're going from a 10s max to an iphone 12 pro you're definitely going to

See an improvement in the speed department quite possibly in the ram department too neither one of these has glitched up yet but that pretty much covers up this one let me go and hit on the cameras between them both now on the back like i said a triple camera setup here dual camera setup on the iphone x max with that lidar sensor on the 12 pro now all these camera sensors are 12 megapixel sensors on each the iphone 12 pro has that additional

Ultrawide sensor the iphone 10s max has that telephoto lens is it a big deal to you you're gonna have to ask yourself that question to me i like having that ultra white sensor to be honest now looking on the uis of both you can see that you know we have pretty much the same exact thing going on in both so it's not like you're going to have way more features on one camera over the other one in my opinion you have 4k at 60 capability on both phones i feel like the biggest difference will

Come in terms of the front camera the iphone 12 pro has a 12 megapixel sensor that you can do 4k 60 on the front camera the iphone 10s max however has a 7 megapixel sensor you can only do 1080p at 60. is that a big deal to you you're gonna have to ask yourself but to me i like having a better front camera than even a better back camera in my opinion now with the iphone 10s max this camera has been really good i mean i've been telling you guys over and over again the quality of these older iphones even this one's not that old but even something

Like a 6s or a 7 those camera qualities are extremely good and their features you know aren't really the best but at least they're consistent i guess that's like the only good thing about it is that you know a lot of features that we have on the tennis max 12 pro you can even still have them on like a phone like a 7 plus for example now you do have 4k at 60 on the back like i say the two so whatever you're going to do on this camera it's going to be perfectly fine

And you're not necessarily going to feel like you have a super old device unless you want to get that ultra white sensor which may be you know the biggest downside of this camera besides that front camera on this now the 12 pro like i stated you know has that ultra wide sensor which is really cool i like having that ability of kind of shooting those type of photos or videos in the ultrawide mode and there's a lot of you know reasoning why that's the case you also have that lidar sensor here too

And day to day you're going to feel like you have i guess an overall better camera setup on this thing especially on that front camera if you're somebody who's vlogging or you just like to take photos or videos you're making snapchats or tech talks or whatever i feel like you're going to have a higher quality camera on the iphone 12 pro in terms of the front camera than the tight and the 10s max so keep that in mind but definitely when it comes down to the camera department

The iphone 12 pro 100 wins in my opinion now in terms of the battery life and this is a very interesting area so the tennis max has a 3174 million power battery the iphone 12 pro has a 2815 million power battery and between both i'm probably gonna say that they're both around the same type of battery life it is estimated that the 12 pro will have better battery life but i haven't done a full battery comparison i've only like used the tennis max for years and the 12 pro for a little bit

And i mean compared to 11 pro to the 12 pro that's definitely not gonna have as good battery life the 12 pro but between these two i will say they're about the same i would say they're probably going to end within like an hour of each other not even i would have assumed that tennis max would have been a little bit better but because the a14 chip inside of here may be a little bit more optimized i do have to give that the benefit of it out so i'll probably say these would end up

Around the same time so in terms of battery that pretty much covers it up and to kind of sum up this video and to answer the question should you pick up the iphone 12 pro should you pick up the iphone xs max i'm gonna tell you guys right now if you have an iphone 10 s max going to an iphone 12 pro is a pretty decent upgrade i'm not going to say it's a horrible upgrade or anything like that like if you have all the money in the world then by all means go for it i think it's

A worthwhile update for sure it's a great phone it's the best iphone you can buy right now but it doesn't necessarily mean it's like the best valued iphone or anything and i'll be completely honest going from an iphone x max to the 12 pro you're only gaining a couple of different features if you even call them features now the pros and cons for the tennis max i mean i think this is still a tremendous phone you're getting a great build quality great camera for the most part

Pretty good performance you know you're getting it not a slow phone by any means it's slower than the 12 pro but the 12 pro is a super fast phone still you're getting a great screen like i stated i think i already said that the screen i think is one of its biggest assets you're getting ios support for a very long time 4k 60 on the back camera pretty decent at least comparable battery life to the 12 pro but again the 12 pro is the newer iphone and you're getting you know more features i guess from this

Phone you're getting that lidar sensor and a better camera setup if you're somebody who cares about their camera a lot the iphone 12 pro will probably be you know a better asset for you i guess you're getting comparable battery life you're getting better ip certification that magsafe capability on the back too right here if you're into it which i think is a waste of money like i said that lidar sensor i think is a pretty big deal for some people to others maybe not it's going to be a

Longer lasting phone than the iphone 10s max in terms of software also you're getting twice the amount of base storage so if you have 64 gigs here you can get 128 here which is really cool and really for the most part the 12 pro is the better device but i still think if you have an iphone 10s max it's really not worth it to go from a tennis max to the iphone 12 pro in my opinion both these phones are great and if you can wait till the iphone 13 i feel like that will be a

Really really big up there's going to be a lot of different capability that that phone is going to bring and maybe even a bigger design change than what we saw on the 12 pro so that really pretty much covers it up for the most part if you guys have any other questions or you want to pick these things up like i said the links will be down in the description if you guys have any other questions you can leave those in the comment section as well hit the like button on me so much but

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