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iPhone 12 Pro Max Review

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Apple has recently released the new iPhone 12 Pro Max with a powerful 5G experience and improved technologies.

According to Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, iPhone 12 Pro Max is a massive step towards bringing the best 5G experience and delivering the most advanced technologies to the end-users.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Features

An Excellent 5G Experience

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iPhone 12 Pro Max provides an improved 5G experience globally, designed with seamless integration of world-class hardware and world-class software. 5G on iPhone offers enhanced speeds for faster downloads and uploads, top-quality video streaming, gaming, real-time interactivity in apps, FaceTime in high definition, etc. This will enable you to enjoy a safe, fast connection, decreasing the need to connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots.

iPhone 12 Pro Max provides the broadest 5G coverage globally. In the US, models support millimeter wave, the higher frequency version of 5G, enabling iPhone 12 Pro Max to reach speeds up to 4Gbps, even in densely populated areas. It also features Smart Data mode, which expands battery life by accurately assessing 5G needs and balancing speed, data usage, and power.

Robust, Reliable, and Efficient A14 Bionic

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A14 Bionic is developed on a 5-nanometer process. Quicker and more efficient than ever, A14 Bionic has the fastest CPU and GPU by about 50%, similar to the fastest competing smartphone chips, allowing console-quality gaming experiences, compelling computational photography, etc., while providing a fantastic battery life. 

Going beyond the limits of machine learning (ML), the A14 Bionic has a 16-core Neural Engine for an 80% boost in performance that can complete 11 trillion operations per second, allowing enhanced performance on the most intense ML models.

Extraordinary New Design and Innovative Display Technologies

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iPhone 12 Pro Max is designed with premium materials. It possesses a new, elegant flat-edge design that features an attractive surgical-grade stainless steel band paired with a precision-milled matte glass back and includes the extremely durable Ceramic Shield. The Ceramic Shield front cover is more potent than any smartphone glass; it greater than glass and is infused with nano-ceramic crystals to enhance toughness effectively and boosts drop performance by 4x.2

With an appealing larger, edge-to-edge display with decreased borders in standard sizes, the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max possesses a Super Retina XDR display with systemwide color management for industry-leading color accuracy. And iPhone 12 Pro Max provides the most prominent display ever on an iPhone and the highest resolution having about 3.5 million pixels for an extraordinary, true-to-life viewing experience. 

iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with a top-notch IP68 rating to withstand water submersion for about 6 meters for upto 30 minutes, and are secured against everyday spills, including coffee and soda.

Innovative New Accessories with MagSafe

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MagSafe enhances wireless charging for an efficient and better experience and introduces an ecosystem of easy-to-attach accessories that attractively complement the iPhone 12 Pro Max. MagSafe provides a one-of-a-kind experience to the iPhone, possessing an array of magnets around the wireless charging coil, optimized for alignment and effectiveness, that accurately connects to the iPhone always. The new silicone, leather, and clear cases comfortably snap onto the iPhone’s back and a leather wallet. So, you can also expect innovative MagSafe accessories from third-party manufacturers.

Featuring iOS 14

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iOS 14 provides a newly imagined iPhone experience with new ways to customize the Home Screen. Gorgeously redesigned widgets provide well-timed information at a glance and can be pinned in various sizes on any Home Screen page. The App Library automatically organizes all of the user’s apps into a simple, easy-to-navigate view. The iOS 14 also provides new ways to discover and use apps with App Clips, significant updates for Messages, greener ways to explore cities with Maps, and improved privacy features for even more transparency and control.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera

More zoom

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The iPhone 12 Pro Max takes the zoom level further to 2.5x, which for many is not a massive upgrade, but I think it will be quite noticeable for many shots. 

Bigger image sensor

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Apple did their best to squeeze a superb image quality out of tiny phone camera sensors, and its extraordinary software enables it to provide fantastic night mode shots. However, a 47% larger sensor captures more light, allowing brighter shots with less noise and improved dynamic range. A bigger sensor, coupled with Apple’s image processing software, will probably be a powerful combination. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has three rear cameras.

Enhanced, faster lens for better night mode

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It’s not only the sensor that can capture more light; the lens alone can allow more light than before due to its wider, f/1.6 aperture. The number essentially implies that the hole that light passes through is more prominent than before, letting extra light pass through in the same amount of time. With the larger sensor, Apple specified that the 12 Pro Max had seen an 87% enhancement in low light imagery from the iPhone 11, which was already one of the best at low-light photos.

The redesigned lens isn’t just about letting more light in, though. In its launch presentation, Apple also stated that it’d enhanced the lens’s optical clarity, decreasing the amount of image distortion, especially at the edges of the image on the widest lens. All of which implies better-looking and more professional photos. 

Apple ProRaw 

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Raw images don’t save data such as color information, or sharpening, enabling significant control when editing using apps like Adobe Lightroom Mobile. Although the disadvantage of shooting raw in third-party apps is that you don’t have to take advantage of Apple’s image processing in its camera app. The Deep Fusion processing for excellent HDR, for instance, is only something you’d have when shooting with the iPhone’s native camera. 

Apple has introduced Apple ProRaw in its camera app, which takes advantage of various of its image processing capabilities, but doesn’t indefinitely bake in data like white balance, enabling you to make some changes post-production still. 

HDR video and improved stabilization 

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iPhone 12 Pro Max also now provides HDR with Dolby Vision at up to 60fps, which Apple stated that it’s the first time this has been provided on any device. This would help control bright highlights and help lift dark shadows, in a similar way, HDR does when you take still images.

The optical image stabilization has also been enhanced by moving the image sensor to oppose movements and vibrations instead of moving the more massive lens, as the case was previously. 

Conclusion 

The iPhone 12 cameras will likewise be judged on Apple’s algorithms and image processing. But the 12 Pro Max is exceptional altogether, it’s an attempt from Apple to compete by improving the hardware quality as well. Without a doubt, it should be the best iPhone camera currently providing the robust 5G experience.

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