The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the top-of-the-range model for 2020 and pairs 5G with a triple-lens camera and a powerful processor. Here's everything you need to know.
What's the iPhone 12 Pro Max got to offer?
The top-of-the-range model in Apple's iPhone 12 line-up, the 6.7-inch Pro Max has the largest, brightest screen of any iPhone up to this point.
So if you're in the market for a smartphone that's excellent for watching video on the go, it's is well worth your consideration.
The Pro Max also makes room for a brilliant triple-lens camera with staggering low light capabilities that literally turn night into day.
And because it's got 5G support you can expect smoother streaming, better browsing and you'll be able to get more done, faster.
But that 's not all. The A14 Bionic processor that powers the handset means the Pro Max is 50% faster than 2019's iPhone 11 range and marks out the Pro Max as one of the most powerful phones around.
Colour options are blue, gold, silver and graphite.
iPhone 12 Pro Max design and display
With a 6.7-inch display, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is closer to a tablet than a smartphone.
Incorporating Super Retina XD technology, the screen is huge, vibrant and excellent for watching media while you’re on the move.
It's tough too. Made from Ceramic Shield glass, it’s purportedly four times more likely to survive a drop from height than previous iPhones.
The iPhone Pro Max doesn’t much different to earlier iPhones. So you may be disappointed if you were holding for a radical new design. But it’s still a very elegant smartphone.
And one very welcome improvement comes in the form of better waterproofing.
Now bearing an IP 68 certification, the iPhone 12 Pro Max can withstand submersion in six metres of water for up to half an hour.
iPhone 12 Pro Max camera
Billed at launch as the most powerful camera on any iPhone, the iPhone 12 Pro Max features a triple-lens array of cameras, incorporating a wide lens, ultra-wide lens and telephoto lens. All of which come in at 12 megapixels.
The telephoto lens, which isn’t present on the standard iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Mini, means the Pro Max is much, much better for close-ups. And critically, it's this addition that allows you to zoom in closer from further away, without losing detail or definition.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max also incorporates Lidar sensors. That means it harnesses infrared beams to scan depth and distance.
The upshot is that it’s fantastic in low light, particularly when it comes to Portrait photos captured using Apple’s Night Mode function.
Around the front, you’ll find the same 12-megapixel selfie camera as the standard iPhone 12.
Battery and processor
A big phone needs a big battery. And for that reason the iPhone 12 Pro Max is equipped with a large 3687 mAh battery that’s more than capable of getting you through a day without needing to be recharged.
If you do need to recharge in a hurry, there’s a fast charge mode that gets from zero to 50% in half an hour.
The 12 Pro Max is powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic processor, which is 50% faster than the iPhone 11 and handles game graphics quicker and more capably too.
5G connectivity means lightning fast browsing, speedy downloads and smooth streaming. Even when you’re watching UHD movies.
What's the cheapest iPhone 12 Pro Max deal?
The top of the range model in the iPhone 12 range, the Pro Max isn’t cheap. So if you’re on a really tight budget, you might want to consider the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Mini instead.
Alternatively if you’re sure that the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the one you want, we’d recommend you look at contracts from ‘value’ networks such as Tesco Mobile or giffgaff.
Which networks sell the iPhone 12 Pro Max?
You can pick up the iPhone 12 Pro Max on all household-name networks. Here we’ll give you a snapshot of what each has got to offer.
One of the UK’s better 5G networks, with good coverage and impressive speeds.
Highly rated for freebies and customer incentives, such as O2 Rewards and O2 Priority, which gets you priority booking at O2 venues.
Vodafone’s 5G is good and reliable and it compares well with other networks for freebies and value-adding incentives. Especially if you choose a Red Entertainment plan.
Excellent 5G and good prices make Three well worth a look. Its international roaming schemes are some of the best around too.
Trade-in to get money off an iPhone 12 Pro Max
If you’ve got an old phone you’re happy to trade-in, you could really cut the price of your iPhone 12 Pro Max.
iPhone 12 Pro Max specs
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||78.1mm x 7.4mm x 160.8mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||6.7 inches|
|Resolution||1284 x 2778 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||458 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||6 Cores Cores|
|Internal Storage||128, 256, 512|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||12 MP|