If you want one of Apple’s best iPhones, an iPhone 12 Pro vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max comparison used to make a lot of sense. The two phones were at the head of Apple’s iPhone lineup for the past year, and both remain pretty powerful, thanks to their A14 Bionic chips and 5G connectivity. Still, they feel quite different when you hold them — not a surprise given some of the difference you’ll find when you dig a little deeper into each model.
As we noted in our iPhone 12 Pro review, the regular Pro’s 6.1-inch display makes it easy to use with one hand. And our iPhone 12 Pro Max review shows that going big with a 6.7-inch display has its benefits. But the differences go beyond screen size for these two Pro phones. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max also differ in terms of price, camera features and especially battery life.
These days, of course, the real debate is between the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the two Pro phones in Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup. We’ll have a full face-off as we review those models, though the differences aren’t as stark as they were with the iPhone 12 Pro vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max.