iPhone 15 Pro Max vs iPhone 14 Pro Max: Should You Upgrade?

iPhone 15 Pro Max vs iPhone 14 Pro Max: Should You Upgrade?

The iPhone 15 Pro Max introduces significant upgrades compared to the iPhone 14 Pro Max. It features a new A17 Pro processor, camera enhancements, a sleek titanium design, and USB-C charging.

However, the challenge lies in surpassing the exceptional qualities of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, known for its superb photography, long battery life, and top-tier performance. Would the new iPhone 15 Pro Max surpass its predecessor and build its own legacy? Let’s find out. 

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iPhone 15 Pro Max vs iPhone 14 Pro Max: Battle of Specs

Let’s take a quick look at the most noticeable specs differences between the two: 

iPhone 15 Pro MaxiPhone 14 Pro Max
Display6.7-inch OLED6.7-inch OLED
CPUA17 ProA16 Bionic
Refresh Rate120Hz adaptive120Hz adaptive
Front Camera12MP12MP
Rear Cameras48MP main/12MP ultrawide/12MP telephoto w/ 5x zoom48MP main/12MP ultrawide/12MP telephoto w/ 3x zoom
Storage256GB, 512GB, 1TB128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Charging PortUSB-CLightning
Battery4,852 mAh (rumored)4,323 mAh
Weight 221g240g
Size6.29 x 3.02 x 0.32 inches6.33 x 3.05 x 0.31 inches
ColorsBlack, Gray, Blue, WhitePurple, Silver, Gold, Black

In short, for $100 more, you are getting a phone that is faster, which will help you better capture the best moments of your life, is expected to last longer on a single charge, and weighs less, to say the least.

Titanium vs Stainless Steel

Apple has upgraded the iPhone 15 Pro Max by using titanium instead of stainless steel for its chassis. This change makes the phone lighter, weighing 0.7 ounces less than the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Additionally, aluminum has been incorporated into the frame to improve heat dissipation. The design now features contoured edges for a more comfortable grip, addressing complaints about the sharp, squared edges of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.

New vs Old Zoom Lens

The iPhone 15 Pro Max is making significant strides in its camera capabilities. It features a new telephoto lens with a unique tetraprism design, allowing for a 5x optical zoom, an improvement from the 3x zoom on the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The primary sensor is larger, enabling better low-light performance.

The default image capture resolution is 24MP, but users can choose different focal lengths. Notably, the phone automatically detects when to switch to Portrait mode for people, dogs, or cats in the frame. Night mode promises sharper details, and Smart HDR has been updated for more accurate skin tones and brighter highlights. These camera enhancements signify a major step forward for Apple.

iPhone 15 Pro Max vs iPhone 14 Pro Max: Performance

The iPhone 15 Pro series boasts the A17 Pro chip, built on a 3nm process, aiming to elevate mobile performance. Although benchmarks and battery tests are awaited, initial information reveals a 10% CPU speed boost and a doubled speed in the neural engine. 

The most significant change lies in the GPU, with a 6-core design and hardware-accelerated ray tracing support, offering a 20% improvement in GPU speeds. Apple is positioning the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max as excellent choices for mobile gamers due to these enhancements.

Battery Life

As mentioned above, the real challenge for the iPhone 15 Pro Max is to build on the legacy of its predecessor. 

The iPhone 14 Pro Max already has an impressive battery life. The iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to improve on this due to its more power-efficient 3nm A17 Pro chip, which is rumored to offer a 35% increase in power efficiency.

While there are rumors of a larger 4,852 mAh battery in the iPhone 15 Pro Max compared to the 4,323 mAh battery in the iPhone 14 Pro Max, official confirmation is pending. Notably, there are no listed changes in video and audio playback times in the iPhone 15 Pro Max specifications, so precise battery life figures will only be known after testing the new phone.

iPhone 15 Pro Max vs iPhone 14 Pro Max: Price

The iPhone 15 Pro Max has seen a $100 price increase compared to the iPhone 14 Pro Max, starting at $1,199. However, Apple is offering more storage as compensation, with the base model now featuring 256GB instead of the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s 128GB.

Pre-orders for the iPhone 15 Pro Max start on September 15, and it will be available in stores in the US on September 22. 

iPhone 15 Pro Max vs iPhone 14 Pro Max: What Do We Think

There’s no doubt that the iPhone 15 Pro Max brings notable improvements compared to the previous model, especially in design, performance, and cameras. However, to determine if the added cost is justified, a comprehensive review is needed. Stay tuned for our upcoming iPhone 15 Pro Max review and an update to this comparison with the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

If you’re eager to get your hands on the latest top-of-the-line iPhone, you’ll need to wait until it becomes available in Pakistan. However, if you can’t wait, you can find the iPhone 14 Pro Max listed on OLX Pakistan. Check it out.

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