After the release of the new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, many users have already started to compare it to its previous model. This is natural, as it shows how Apple has changed from one year to the next. Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to do in this post: compare the iPhone 14 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 Pro Max, two real beasts.
For detailed comparision: iPhone 14 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro
Below is a table with all you need to know about each device before comparing them.
|iPhone 14 ProMax||iPhone 13 ProMax|
|Brand||Sept 9, 2022||Sep 17, 2021|
|Colors||Silver, Space Black, |
Prayed, Dark purple.
|Silver, Graphite, Gold,|
Alpine blue, Alpine green
|Dimensions||77.6 x 160.7 x 7.85 mm||78.1 x 160.8 x 7.65 mm|
|Weight||240 grams||238 grams|
|Resolution||2796 x 1290 pixels||2,278 x 1,284|
|Refresh rate||120 Hz||120 Hz|
|Brightness||1,000 nits (typical), |
1,600 nits (HDR), and
2,000 nits (outdoors)
|1,000 nits (typical) and |
up to 1,200 nits (HDR)
|Processor||A16 Bionic chip||A15 Bionic chip|
|Memory||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB|
|Speakers||Double stereo speaker||Double stereo speaker|
|Battery life||Video playback: up to 29 hours|
Video streaming: up to 25 hours
Audio playback: up to 95 hours
|Video playback: up to 28 hours|
Video streaming: up to 25 hours
Audio playback: up to 95 hours
|Front camera||12 MP camera with 1.9 aperture||12 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture|
|Rear camera||48 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP Triple||12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP Triple|
You already know the main technical specifications of both smartphones, but many users will wonder which ones are really the most decisive and which the vast majority of users must look at to decide whether the evolution, or the change. The iPhone 14 Pro Max trumps the 13 Pro Max. Below, we’ll explain.
- Screen: One of the most obvious differences between these two generations is the screen. This is because the Dynamic Island gets rid of the notch and the iPhone 14 Pro Max has technology that keeps it on all the time.
- Camera: Obviously, the camera is a very important part of the Pro models, and in this case, there are differences between the two generations in both photography and video, especially in photography thanks to the 48-megapixel wide-angle lens, which gives a lot to talk about, but produces amazing results.
- Battery: In addition to their size and features, the Pro Max models stand out for their powerful batteries. In fact, we can say that the Pro Max is the smartphone with the most and best battery life.
- Power: Obviously, an iPhone needs to have a good processor that can handle all the tasks and processes that its users will want to do. However, Apple always goes above and beyond in this area.
What is the Difference!
Once you know what the most important things are that you need to think about when comparing the iPhone 14 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 Pro Max, it’s time to talk about the things that set them apart, or the differences between them, since those are what many users will use to decide which one to buy.
The change from the notch to the Dynamic Island is noticeable at first glance, and so is the fact that the iPhone 14 Pro Max looks exactly like the 13 Pro Max, which borrowed from the iPhone 12 Pro Max. It’s still a nice, stylish device.
Surgical-grade stainless steel and textured matte glass design in four stunning colors. This material makes the iPhone’s back more scratch-resistant than normal models. Two of the four colours in this device colour palette are new. Each model’s options are listed below.
iPhone 13 ProMax
- Sierra Blue
- Alpine Green
iPhone 14 ProMax
- Deep Purple
- Space Black
The screen is the most noticeable difference at first glance. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are the first to remove the notch to introduce Dynamic Island. The notch has been on the iPhone since the iPhone X, and now it’s been redesigned to add functionality, which many wanted.
The Dynamic Island is not simply a black space on the screen where the Face ID sensors and the device’s front camera are located. Now it is one more element with which the applications and the system itself will interact, since depending on the action that is carried out, that black space will be flooded with functions or data that, of course, will add to the time of feeling something new, but above all, they will add to being really useable.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max screen will never turn off completely if the user does not want it to. As with the Apple Watch, the new iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max have an always-on screen that can be disabled in Settings. With this, iOS 16’s new lock screens will be more useful than on the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
In all other aspects, everything remains the same, a ProMotion screen with adaptive refresh rate, and a size of 6.7 inches. This is something that all those users who are going to buy one of these models have to take into account, and that is that the size of the device is large, with its advantages and disadvantages, and among the advantages is being able to enjoy it on a Super screen. 6.7-inch Retina XDR of all the content you want.
Apple’s iPhone has always performed well. These devices are fluid, fast, and have a great user experience because of their operating system and chips.
The 13 Pro Max has the A15 Bionic, and the 14 Pro Max has the A16 Bionic. You won’t notice any differences in how they work, and both offer a great user experience. If they included the 13 Pro Max’s A15 Bionic in the 14 Pro Max, the experience would be just as positive.
If we said that the screen is an important change from the iPhone 14 Pro Max, we can’t say less about the cameras this device has. Of course, the first thing to say is that the iPhone 13 Pro Max is still, without a doubt, one of the best smartphones for taking photos and videos. There are some differences between the two.
The main difference between the cameras is that the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a wide-angle main lens with 48 megapixels, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max only has 12 megapixels. The first one has an aperture of f/1.78, while the second one has an aperture of f/1.5. But be careful, the ultra-wide angle has also changed. On the iPhone 14 Pro Max, it now has an aperture of f/2.2 and on the iPhone 13 Pro Max, it has an aperture of f/1.8. The only thing that doesn’t change is the telephoto lens, which has the same f/2.8 aperture. Even though the iPhone 14 Pro Max lenses have a smaller aperture, they are still brighter.
Now we’ll talk about the front camera, whose aperture has changed from f/2.2 on the iPhone 13 Pro Max to f/1.9 on the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The Photonic Engine is the only other new thing about the new Apple device, which is the only other thing that should be mentioned.
Jump to the photographic level
Well, you already know how the hardware of the two devices is different, but what’s most important is that you know how this affects the results of each. When you use a wide-angle lens with 48 megapixels, the photos you take will be 12 megapixels, but those 12 will be a combination of all 48, giving you much better photos. Even though the iPhone 14 Pro Max has smaller holes, the results in terms of brightness and detail will be better thanks to the Photonic Engine.
Let’s pay attention to the 48 mega pixels. Even though you can’t normally take these kinds of photos, if you turn on RAW photography on your iPhone, you’ll be able to take 48-megapixel photos, which means you’ll have a lot more information to edit and resize, but you’ll also have less storage space.
With a 48-megapixel lens, the iPhone can now take pictures with up to 4 predefined focal lengths. In the 13 Pro Max, you can choose from x0.5, x1, and x3. In the 14 Pro Max, you can choose from x0.5, x1, x2, and x3. The wide angle lens was used to make both x1 and x2.
New recording mode
We now move on to the video section. There may be other options from the competition that give similar results to the iPhone, but when it comes to video, the iPhone is the king. It is the smartphone that records the best video of all the phones on the market, and if before it was the 13 Pro Max, the 14 Pro Max is now the clear winner.
In addition to everything the iPhone 13 Pro Max already has to offer, the iPhone 14 Pro Max adds two new benefits. The first is that Cinema Mode is now available in 4K, which is something many users have asked for since it was added to the iPhone 13. But it’s also true that even though the iPhone’s image stabilisation is already very good, Apple has added Action Mode, which can further stabilise shots taken while moving. Apple does this by using an ultra-wide-angle lens and then cutting the image to get that powerful stabilisation.
One of the reasons why so many people choose the Pro Max model is because of its big battery. In this case, there haven’t been any changes between models because their mAh levels are very similar. This, along with how well-optimized the operating system is and how well its processors work, gives them a really impressive autonomy. In fact, battery life has always been the most important thing people want from an iPhone. With these, you won’t have to worry about the battery all day, knowing that no matter what you do, you’ll be able to get to the end of the day without any problems.
There are also no differences in how the devices are charged, which is bad news for many users who had hoped that the iPhone 14 Pro Max would have a USB-C port. So, both models can be charged through the Lightning port, wirelessly, and with MagSafe technology. They do, however, have a fast charge of up to 20 W that can charge the device to 50% in 35 minutes.
The price of both devices is a deciding factor. The iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 128 GB version cost $1,099, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s starts at $1,099.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max to not lower its price in stores where it can be purchased. This device is no longer available in the Apple Store. When choosing between the two, you must assess your needs and choose the option that best meets them.
When we do a comparison. Both devices offer impressive features, so the user experience will be great.
The price difference between them is almost same, which is why many users who want a top-of-the-line device with a good battery and camera, but without many pretensions, use it properly. iPhone 13 Pro Max is best for professionals.
If you want to use your equipment professionally to create audiovisual content, the iPhone 14 Pro Max may give you an extra feature with 48-megapixel RAW photos and an action mode that the iPhone 13 Pro Max lacks. However, these are small details that you must assess based on how you will use them.