iPhone 12 Vs iPhone 11 Pro Max! (Comparison) (Review)

by birtanpublished on October 30, 2020

Well everyone as most of you guys know i went ahead and pre-ordered and finally received my iphone 12. now last year i did a video between the iphone 11 and the iphone 10s max at the time and i think that ended up being one of my most viewed videos that was consistently giving me views throughout the whole entire year which was very interesting it wasn't my most viewed video ever but it was a very interesting device comparison that still garnered a lot of attention which was very surprising and i figured i might as well do that same exact comparison first

Get it out of the way instead of waiting months to do it and the iphone 12 is the successor to the iphone 11 and the iphone 11 pro max is the successor to the 10s max so let's go and see how both of these things compare whether you should pick up an iphone 11 pro max or if you should pick up an iphone 12. now surprisingly apple did a pretty good job at kind of merging the gaps between both these devices there's no longer an ips versus oled there's

Very few differences and there's a lot of differences still but it doesn't necessarily mean that the iphone 12 is automatically the better device over the 11 pro max and vice versa now looking on the front obviously there's some big differences for sure the iphone 12 has that 6.1 inch display the iphone 11 pro max has a 6.5 inch display but definitely the 11 pro max feels bigger overall than what the 10s max fell to the iphone 11 and that's because the

Iphone 12 has that curved sides on the side of it which is something i actually really do like when you look at a phone like the iphone 12 with the lack of bezel on the side of it that makes the phone feel that much smoother and just overall thinner even though the bezel is still the same around the phone the lack of the curve it makes it feel a little bit more narrower but there's also a downside to it in some cases the iphone 12 can actually feel like a

Thicker phone than the iphone 11 but compared to the iphone 11 pro max definitely the 11 pro max feels like the thicker phone it has a thicker battery and everything which is expected but with the iphone 12 that's kind of what is what's going on now resolution wise on the panels you still have a higher resolution panel on the iphone 11 pro max 1242 by 2688 the iphone 12 has an 1170 by 2532 but you're getting more pixels per inch on that but it really doesn't matter at this

Type of scale and when you're looking at both panels one that definitely does not look way better than the other one in my opinion they both have notches they both look very very similar it's basically the size thing do you like a kind of middle of the road type of design where it's not extremely big in your hand or do you like a pretty big phone if you like a big you know bigger phone get the iphone 11 pro max as the bigger device but if you're okay with the smaller

Phone then i think the iphone 12 is 100 you know it's good to go it's a very good sized phone in the hand it doesn't feel super big doesn't feel super small it's very middle of the road but the 11 pro max does give the appeal to somebody who may want a bigger phone so i totally understand why apple made it now pricing wise i should have started off with this the iphone 12 is starting off at 829 brand new the iphone 11 pro max i've seen it sold in a lot of different places for

Like less than 800 in a couple of places for the base models now that's probably going to go down pretty fast very very soon it's probably going to be around i would even imagine an estimate around 600 come around february to the march time frame so if you guys want to wait longer you can but i'll find the cheapest ones of both of these on amazon and link them down in the description below and you can get them from there and help support the channel and help support the channel at the same

Time now both them have lightning ports on the bottom and on the back glass backs on both the 11 pro max has that frosted glass back which is something i really liked the iphone 12 has that standard glass back dual camera setup on the iphone 12 with the iphone 11 pro max has a triple camera setup now some people may prefer a one camera over the other i don't know who would prefer just one ultrawide over ultrawide and telephoto but sometimes the quality may be better on that those type of sensors

Now on both these cameras they're all 12 megapixel sensors so there's not like a 16 megapixel they're all 12 megapixel sensors each single lens you see the only difference is the 11 pro max has an additional telephoto lens with that wide angle lens and ultrawide sensor with the iphone 12 just has a wide angle lens and an ultra wide sensor now quality wise whenever i took photos on my iphone 11 pro max whenever i did anything with it it was an extremely good performing camera it just gets it just gets the job done you know you can

Do 4k at 60. unfortunately there's no 8k capability on these new iphones samsung showcased it this year and they did a really good job at it but i still think 4k 60 is overkill for a lot of people 1080p at 60 is something not a lot of people do and with the iphone 12 you're also getting the same type of capability same type of filming resolutions but you're losing that telephoto lens which may be a big deal to some people i'll definitely tell you i would rather have an ultrawide sensor

Than a telephoto lens but that doesn't mean i don't want to telephoto lens like i still want that type of capability and with these type of cameras i'll tell you maybe the iphone 11 pro max has the better camera setup and there's just not that much of a difference between even the iphone 11 pro max and the iphone 12 pro max in my opinion from what i've seen from what apple said and everything it's just not like that they over hype it and between these two i would rather have an 11 pro max camera than the 12

On the front 12 megapixel sensors on both 4k at 60. the differences may be in the software but hardware wise they're almost the same camera to be honest so in terms of the camera department that pretty much covers it up really the main difference and the i guess the biggest upside that the iphone 12 has besides hardware would probably come the software but even then it's going to be very close the iphone 12 you know is the newer phone by a year actually over a year if you think about it and the iphone 11 pro

Max is a year old and quite potentially it's not going to get the same exact software updates as the iphone 12 which like i said before as expected it's a year old device so it's not going to affect you now it's not going to affect you next year but a couple of years down the road we're going to hit a time where you know we're going to have the iphone 11 pro max and we're gonna you know say is it going to get ios 20 or is it not and those are the videos we're going to make and the iphone 12 is probably going to

Be guaranteed to get it so it's not going to be affecting you now but a couple years it will just like how the iphone 6 and 6 plus users are pretty much the same the same thing against the iphone 5s at the time so these may end the same time these may not we really don't know but in terms of software you're probably going to be getting a longer software support on the iphone 12 over the iphone 11 pro max and like i said before that's pretty much just a given at this point so in terms of software that pretty much

Covers it up now hitting on the hardware and more specifically the specs between them basically the iphone 11 pro max has that apple a13 bionic chip with four gigabytes of ram on each model where the iphone 12 has that apple a14 bionic chip with four gigabytes of ram on each model as well now but between performance what i can tell you is is that first of all with the iphone 11 pro max it's an extremely fast performing device and it's hard for me to imagine you know how much slower

How much faster this phone can be over any other phone like this is a really really fast device i've been saying it from day one and i'm still saying it there's no other phone out there that i can think of that's you know way faster than this one but because the iphone 12 and 12 pro and all these phones are said to be faster apple invested so much money into being faster in all my speed comparisons i've said so the iphone 12 and 12 pro are faster phones for sure but that doesn't mean the iphone 11 pro max

Is a slower phone it's not like they slowed this phone down i mean ios 14 may have slowed it down a little bit but i think for the most part the 11 pro max is still a killer phone it's very smooth it's a lot faster than a lot of my other android devices even other iphones that i've had and there are still a lot of strong suits for it but with the iphone 12 with that newer chipset you're going to be potentially getting a better performance but again how are you going to test it

Are you going to compare it against the iphone 11 pro max every day you're probably not going to do that you're just going to use the phone and move on and then a couple years later you'll just go and upgrade again and i really don't think even maybe a lot of people will care about this update because these two phones are kind of interesting because performance wise they're kind of the same it's just really the size and how last year we were perceived as like the iphone 11 being the budget

And the 11 pro max being the top tier and this time we're comparing the top tier against the kind of the lower end this year which is very interesting and what i can definitely tell you is when it comes down to the performance they're both about the same you're getting the same amount of ram you're not going to feel like one is way better than the other one if you want me to say it the iphone 12 is faster but you're not going to notice it day by day in my opinion so in terms of performance that really pretty much covers it up now

One area where you probably will notice probably the biggest difference in is that is the battery life apple for some reason they decrease the battery size but going from the iphone 11 to the iphone 12 makes absolutely no sense they did it on purpose i don't know why they did it but there's nothing we can really do about it besides get a battery case or you know a charging block or whatever now with the iphone 11 pro max it had a 3969 million power battery they did the 69 on purpose too i know that and that was pretty much a 4 000 million

Power battery that was the biggest battery we've ever had on an iphone 11 pro max or any iphone for that matter now with the iphone 12 it has a 2815 million power battery now i don't know what apple was thinking like i said before they decreased the battery size on this device from its predecessor don't know why they did that that was the dumbest thing they did and definitely when you look at both these phones the iphone 11 pro max is going to far outlast the iphone 12 when it comes down

To that battery it can decrease its milliamp hours by like 50 percent now that's a total exaggeration but it can decrease its battery life by like 30 you can have a 70 battery health on this device and still probably have better battery life on that phone than on the iphone 12. i generally don't know what they were thinking it's a very strange phenomenon that they did and they do it all the time they did it from the iphone 7 to the iphone 8 they did it from the iphone 10 to the 10s

The 6 to the 6s and you do it over and over and over again it's so annoying just keep the battery life consistently getting better samsung does it oneplus kind of does it and a lot of other phone manufacturers do it i don't know why apple does it all the time but in terms of battery life you're going to be getting better battery life from the iphone 11 pro max in my opinion and probably everyone else's opinion than from the iphone 12 so in terms of battery life that pretty much covers it up now to kind of sum up this video and to

Answer the question should you pick up the iphone 12 should you pick up the iphone 11 pro max but what i can tell you is is that personally in my opinion i think picking up the iphone 11 pro max would probably be a better way to go if you currently have it i would 100 recommend keeping it but it doesn't necessarily mean it's the best phone between both these every single time the 11 pro max has a lot of pros but it has some cons too with the iphone 11 pro max you're

Getting a really good build quality frosted glass back which feels really good great camera setup i think maybe arguably better than the iphone 12 a great screen you know it feels really good in the hand it doesn't feel like a cheap phone performance is still top tier you have a great display like i said ib certification is awesome battery life is so good you know you can just use this thing for probably multiple days and still have some to spare it's still getting softer

Updates and like i said before there's just not a lot of hate on it and maybe the main downside is maybe it's still kind of expensive right now but once the iphone 12 pro max comes out these things are going to go down in value it may be too big to some people may be too thick for some people and maybe even you don't want to pick up a used phone i totally understand but with a phone like the iphone 12 it's cheaper than the iphone 11 pro max was when it first came out but right now

They're about the same price the 11 pro max may be a little bit cheaper in more places the iphone 12 is a better performing device i would say just by a little bit but they're still both about the same you're getting a better camera setup on the iphone 12 kind of in terms of camera quality but you're losing a telephoto lens when you go to the iphone 12 you're getting that magsafe capability which is pretty cool but again you get a smaller battery size on the iphone 12 it just kind of seems like apple gives

Something to you then it kind of takes it away from you too you get a better ip certification i mean that's a given but i don't know i mean it just kind of seems weird i definitely wouldn't go from an iphone 12 to 11 pro max or vice versa but if i was starting off from scratch and i didn't have either one of these i feel like my instinct would tell me to go get an 11 pro max because that was the top tier flagship from last year from apple and you know the iphone 12 is it is what

It is it's the cheapest phone that apple's kind of making right now but it's still kind of expensive because it's 829 and i genuinely don't think that i would personally be okay with doing that i feel like i would rather have the 11 pro max than the iphone 12 but i'm not going to hate on the iphone 12 i think it's a beautiful phone too it has a lot going for it but i think when it comes down to both the iphone 11 pro max is probably the better phone if you have it then keep it if you don't have it i'd recommend

Picking it up but if you have the iphone 12 or you're planning on getting it that's a tremendous phone too and you can't really go wrong with either one of these so that really pretty much covers it up if you guys have any other questions or anything if you want to pick these things up like i said links are down in the description below hit the like button know me so much but definitely hit the subscribe button every single subscriber that we get really discount so me so much if you

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