There are many users who change their iPhone every two generations, therefore, surely many people who have the iPhone 11 Pro Max can consider the change to the iPhone 13 Pro Max. For this reason, in this post what we want to do is put on the table everything you have to know about what differentiates, and not, these devices, so that you can decide if you deserve it. worth swapping the iPhone 11 Pro Max for the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
- Comparison chart
- More similar than it seems
- These are their differences
- Is it worth switching from iPhone 11 Pro Max to iPhone 12 Pro Max?
The first thing we want to tell you about is the technical differences that exist on paper. They are only data since later on we will go fully into each one of them in detail to tell you everything you need to know and that, only with the data you can not find out.
|Characteristics||iPhone 11 Pro Max||iPhone 13 Pro Max|
|Dimensions||-Height: 15.8 centimeters
-Width: 7.78 centimeters
-Thickness: 0.81 centimeters
|-Height: 16.08 centimeters
-Width: 7.81 centimeters
-Thickness: 0.76 centimeters
|Weight||226 grams||238 grams|
|Screen||6.5-inch Super Retina XDR (OLED)||6.7-inch Super Retina XDR (OLED) with ProMotion Technology|
|Resolution||2,688 by 1,242 at 458 pixels per inch||2,278 x 1,284 at 458 pixels per inch|
|Brightness||800 nits (typical) and up to 1,200 nits (HDR)||1,000 nits (typical) and up to 1,200 nits (HDR)|
|Processor||A13 Bionic with 8-core Neural Engine||A15 Bionic with 16-core Neural Engine|
|Internal memory||-64 GB
|Speakers||Dual stereo speaker||Dual stereo speaker|
|Battery||3,969 mAh||4,532 mAh|
|Frontal camera||12 Mpx lens with f / 2.2 aperture||12 Mpx lens with f / 2.2 aperture|
|Rear camera||-Wide angle: 12 Mpx with aperture of f / 1.8
-Ultra wide angle: 12 Mpx with aperture of f / 2.4
-Telephoto lens: 12 Mpx with aperture of f / 2
|-Wide angle: 12 Mpx with aperture of f / 1.5
-Ultra wide angle: 12 Mpx with aperture of f / 1.8
-Telephoto lens: 12 Mpx with aperture of f / 2.8
|Price||Discontinued at Apple||From 1,259 euros at Apple|
Once you have the most technical data of both devices, and despite the fact that, as we have mentioned, later in this post we will stop in detail to talk about each of the points to take into account of both devices, then we are going to leave with the points that, first of all, are more differentiating from both the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
- The power in an iPhone is always looked at with a magnifying glass, however, Apple always ensures that the user does not really have to worry about it, since it gives their devices the necessary resources to offer, in terms of power, a user experience enviable.
- Autonomy is a point that always worries all users a lot, although it is true that Apple has been working really well for years and the best example is these two devices.
- The design is without any doubt the point that at first glance makes the most differences between the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
- The cameras, as you can see below, are also very important on the iPhone, and the reality is that there is a substantial difference between the two devices.
More similar than it seems
The smartphone industry has reached the point where it has a technological ceiling that does not allow it to include really disruptive news every year, therefore, despite the fact that the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max differ two years, there are many points in which both devices are quite similar, we could even say that too much. It is just the similarities between the two that we want to start this comparison.
Different chip, same power?
This is one of the main points by which Apple usually begins to talk about each and every one of its new iPhone, the chip. At the end of the day, this will make a difference in terms of optimization of the operating system and the speed at which they can move, directly affecting the user experience that people can have with the iPhone.
In the case of the iPhone 11 Pro Max , it has the A13 Bionic chip, with a 6-core CPU, a 4-core GPU and an 8-core Neural Engine. On the other hand, the iPhone 13 Pro Max , mounts the A15 Bionic chip , with a 6-core CPU, a 5-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine. Obviously Apple every year improves and perfects the chips that mount their new devices, but the reality is that the feeling of fluidity and power that both devices provide is still excellent and really, in terms of power, except in cases in which users want to carry to the limit on both devices, you will not notice difference and you will be able to enjoy a really pleasant and satisfying user experience.
How can we unlock and use the iPhone?
This is surely the point where you can find the least differences between the two devices, not to say that there are none. When it comes to unlocking the iPhone, both the 11 Pro Max and 13 Pro Max models continue to have the technology and unlocking method that Apple introduced with the arrival of the iPhone X, leaving Touch ID behind and welcoming Face ID. , the most secure facial recognition method available on a smartphone today.
In addition, both the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 Pro Max work in the same way and at the same speed, that is, it has not undergone any type of improvement . In addition, since both devices are all screen, the way to use it and the gestures to be carried out to do so have been maintained, again, since the arrival of the iPhone X.
These are their differences
We have already told you about the similarities between both devices and now is the time to talk about the differences that, in some cases will be more evident than in others, but which from our point of view can mark the decision of many users of change or not your iPhone 11 Pro Max for the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Autonomy, is it enough?
Without a doubt, the iPhone 11 Pro Max marked a before and after in terms of autonomy . This was really the first iPhone that made it so that most users could not worry about whether they would have enough battery to get to the end of the day no matter what they did. That trail has been maintained by all iPhone Pro Max models since then, so obviously the iPhone 13 Pro Max will also give you a really fantastic autonomy so you can enjoy the device without worries.
Now, since both offer autonomy that, we could say is enviable, what does Apple say? According to the Cupertino company, in video playback the iPhone 11 Pro Max reaches up to 20 hours, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max reaches 28 hours. If we focus on video streaming the difference is great, with the iPhone 11 Pro Max having 12 hours and the iPhone 13 Pro Max up to 25 hours. Finally, in audio playback, the iPhone 11 Pro Max reaches up to 80 hours, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max reaches 95 hours.
As you have been able to read, there is a difference in terms of autonomy between both devices. However, the feeling of many users is not as great as what is on paper and the reality is that with both iPhones you will have that feeling that you can forget about the battery of the device during your day to day, enjoying the camera, screen and everything they can offer you.
Screen, this is how both iPhones look
If a person who is not very involved in the Apple world is put in front of the screen of both devices, surely at first glance they will tell you that there is no difference between them, but the reality is that, in this case, there is no need to trust those first impressions. The first thing to mention at this point is the size of the screen of both devices, since that of the iPhone 13 Pro Max is slightly larger, reaching 6.7 inches , for the 6.5 inches that the iPhone 11 has. Pro Max . In addition, after many years with the notch on the iPhone screen, Apple with the 13 models has managed to reduce the size of the notch by 20% , something that functionally does not contribute anything, but if you put one device next to another you will notice .
This difference in size is very weak, in fact in use it is not really appreciable since there is nothing that with the iPhone 11 Pro Max cannot be done that with the iPhone 13 Pro Max yes, but after all, the difference is there. However, the real difference between the screens of these two iPhones is in the refresh rate . The iPhone 13 Pro models, including the iPhone 13 Pro Max, are the first iPhone to incorporate the ProMotion screen , that is, a screen that has an adaptive refresh rate that ranges from 10 Hz to 120 Hz. Hz , that is, a real marvel and that, when you put one iPhone next to another and start using them, you notice the great difference that exists.
In the rest of the parameters of a screen, both behave in the same way, or at least very similar. As for the brightness , the iPhone 11 Pro Max reaches a maximum brightness of 800 nits , while the iPhone 13 Pro Max reaches 1000 nits , this when playing HDR content increases, both in the iPhone 11 Pro Max and in the iPhone 13 Pro Max reaching up to 1200 nits .
The design, the big difference
If before we said that the differences in terms of the screen were not appreciable at first glance, what clearly draws attention is the change in design between the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. This change was carried out by Apple with the iPhone 12 models and it has been extended to the iPhone 13 models. The novelty is square frames that, without any doubt, fit the iPhone wonderfully.
For its part, the iPhone 11 Pro Max maintains the rounded line that Apple introduced with the iPhone 6. This design change is not only an aesthetic issue, but also directly affects the feeling that users have when holding the iPhone in their hand. and even how comfortable it can be for both to use the device, although this is already a much more personal matter.
When talking about an aesthetic aspect such as the design of the device, we must also take into account the colors in which both devices are available. In this case the differences are very specific, since as you know, Apple always maintains a series of colors that are already the hallmark of all the devices of the Cupertino company. Both the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 Pro Max are available in four colors, three of them are the same and differ in one, in the case of the iPhone 11 Pro Max you have night green , and on the part of the iPhone 13 Pro Max it stands out Alpine blue , the rest are as follows.
- Space Gray / Graphite .
There are differences in the cameras, although it seems that not
We continue talking about differences that, at first glance, it is difficult to see, although this is more evident than the difference in the screen size of both devices, we refer to the cameras. Both iPhones have four cameras , one on the front , and the triple camera module they have on the back . As soon as users look at the size of these three lenses, they will be able to understand that between these two devices there are differences at the photographic and video level, and they are.
Let’s go with the technical specifications of this triple camera module. Both devices have the same type of lenses, a telephoto, a wide-angle and an ultra-wide angle. However, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has an extra ally, which is the LiDAR scanner, key for portrait photography, although the main difference is the aperture of these three lenses, which is what determines the size of the lenses. themselves. The telephoto lens goes from an aperture f / 2 , being a x2 in the iPhone 11 Pro Max, to an aperture f / 2.8 with a x3 , that is, the iPhone 13 Pro Max loses in aperture, but gains having a focal length higher. The wide-angle lens in the iPhone 11 Pro Max has an aperture f / 1.8 while in the iPhone 13 Pro Max the aperture is f / 1.5 . Finally, the ultra-wide angle lens is where the biggest difference in aperture from one model to another lies, being f / 2.4 in the iPhone 11 Pro Max and f / 1.8 in the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
But beware that the differences in the triple camera module do not end there, since the iPhone 11 Pro Max has double optical image stabilization , while the iPhone 13 Pro Max also offers optical image stabilization but by displacement of the sensor in all your lenses, something that for both photography and video can make a difference in the results obtained.
We now go to the practical effects of these differences . The reality is that in good light conditions the difference between both devices is appreciable, but it is small, however, the night mode makes the difference , since in the iPhone 11 Pro Max users can only enjoy this mode in the lenses telephoto and wide-angle, while on the iPhone 13 Pro Max you can use it at all times, even for portraits.
In addition, to this we must add, first of all, the photographic styles that the iPhone 13 Pro Max has . It is a series of smart filters that you can apply to the photographs you take before taking them, very useful if you want to highlight a series of tones by default. It should also be mentioned that at the photographic level, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has the possibility of taking macro photography , with fascinating results. And this does not stop here, since surely the most outstanding novelty of the iPhone 13 Pro Max with respect to the iPhone 11 Pro Max is in the cinematographic mode applied to the video, which is, if we want to define it in a simple way, the portrait mode applied to the video. To all this, we must add the improvement that Apple has introduced in the iPhone 13 models with respect to HDR, improving HDR 3 to now reach HDR 4 .
Finally, we cannot pass up the opportunity to talk about the front camera , which in this section is the one that presents the least differences between both devices, in fact, at the level of specifications it is the same camera for both devices. The difference lies in the presence, as we have already mentioned, of HDR 4 and the possibility of recording video in cinematic mode also with the front camera of the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Can they be charged in the same way?
There are many users who cry out to Apple for the inclusion of a new charging port, more specifically their desire is to replace the Lightning port with a USB-C port, however, this is not what differentiates the iPhone 11 Pro in this regard. Max of the iPhone 13 Pro Max since both have a Lightning port.
However, the iPhone 13 Pro Max, as Apple did with the iPhone 12, has a new way to charge it. It is about MagSafe technology , something that Apple had already used in the field of Mac and that, as we say, since the iPhone 12 is present in the iPhone. The advantage of this technology is to be able to charge the iPhone wirelessly while you use it . This is achieved thanks to the magnets that both the iPhone and the compatible accessories have, which prevent you from having to leave the iPhone on a base to shit it, since the magsafe connector adheres to the device and you can use it while charging, that is, it avoids this practice as much as possible.
5G, does it make a difference?
Let’s go with the last point that you have to take into account, and it is the 5G connection. The iPhone 11 Pro Max is the latest smartphone from the Cupertino company that does not have the possibility of using 5G networks , a feature that, again, Apple introduced from the iPhone 12 and that, of course, of which the iPhone 13 also has.
The 5G network is more and more present every day, and although 4G networks continue to operate at high speed and give users a great experience, the truth is that the speed of 5G is higher , although at least in Spain, it has not yet arrived. at the speeds that are enjoyed in other countries such as the United States. Therefore, this will be a point that you will have to take into account when deciding whether or not it is worth it to go from your iPhone 11 Pro Max to the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Is it worth switching from iPhone 11 Pro Max to iPhone 12 Pro Max?
Once we have already put on the table the differences between the two devices , what we encourage you to do is that it is yourself or yourself who decides based on your needs and priorities if it is really worth changing the iPhone 11 Pro Max for iPhone 13 Pro Max. However, how could it be otherwise, we will give you our opinion below.
Without a doubt, both the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 Pro Max are two excellent devices , however, the latter does have a series of differential characteristics that for some users may be key. Beyond the design change, which is totally subjective since there will be users who like it and users who do not, the biggest difference between the two is in three fundamental sections, the cameras , the screen and the autonomy .
If you are a user who gives a lot of importance to the photographic and video section, surely the improvements that the iPhone 13 Pro Max has introduced will make you enjoy the device a lot, although you will have to assess whether you really use the camera so much as to the leap is worth it. The increase in the aperture of most lenses, the inclusion of night mode in all of them, the possibility of taking macro photography and recording in cinematic mode are advantages that the iPhone 13 Pro Max will give you, but that you will have to assess if you really you will use them in your day to day.
The screen is also a differential element, as we have told you, the increase to 6.7 inches is not really noticeable on a day-to-day basis, but what does make the difference is the ProMotion screen and those 120 Hz refresh rate The iPhone 13 Pro Max has, and once you try it, you don’t want to go back. Regarding the autonomy of the device, although the iPhone 13 Pro Max will give you up to 1 or 2 hours more than the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the truth is that unless you are a user who is all day with the device , you will have no problem reaching the end of the day with the iPhone 11 Pro Max, although this will also depend on the degree of battery wear you have in your iPhone 11 Pro Max, so it will be an aspect that you will have to assess carefully.