The iPhone 14 Pro Max improves on Apple’s already spectacular flagship product with a 48MP camera, an always-on display and the extravagant Dynamic Island.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max looks different. It’s not just a more powerful processor and a better camera, but an evolution of the device’s user experience not seen since the iPhone X.
Aside from the camera improvements and display upgrades, the feature that really gets people talking is Dynamic Island.
Super Retina Display XDR
The iPhone 14 Pro Max has a display with a resolution of 2796 pixels by 1290 pixels at 460 ppi.
ProMotion with 10Hz to 120Hz return. The display is still HDR, supports True Tone and has a contrast ratio of 2 million to 1.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max display has another ace up its sleeve. It can now increase brightness to 2,000 nits to improve visibility in direct sunlight. This is double the normal maximum operating brightness of 1,000 nits.
The A16 Bionic is the fastest processor in a smartphone. It has a 6-core CPU and a 5-core GPU. However, the GPU has been upgraded with 50 per cent more memory bandwidth.
The battery of the iPhone 14 Pro Max can last up to 29 hours when watching a locally stored video or 23 hours when watching a stream.
Apple has included some new security features that we were unable to test. Accident detection and emergency SOS via satellite.
Dimensions 160.7 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm (6.33 x 3.06 x 0.31 inches)
Weight 240 g (8.47 oz)
Front glass (Gorilla Glass), back glass (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel frame
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and eSIM) or dual eSIM
Dust and water resistance IP68 (up to 6 metres for 30 minutes)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
Type LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits (tip), 2000 nits (HBM)
Size 6.7 inches, 110.2 cm2 (screen-to-body ratio ~88.3%)
Resolution 1290 x 2796 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (density ~460 ppi)
Protection Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating
Display always on
OS iOS 16, upgradeable to iOS 16.0.2
Apple A16 Bionic chipset (4nm)
Hexa-core CPU (2×3.46 GHz Everest + 4×2.02 GHz Sawtooth)
Apple GPU (5-core graphics)
Card Slot No
Triple 48 MP, f/1.8, 24 mm (wide angle), 1/1.28″, 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS with sensor shift
12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm (telephoto), 1/3.5″, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
TOF 3D LiDAR (depth) scanner
Features Dual LED dual tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, 10-bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode (4K@24/30fps), stereo audio recording
Single 12 MP, f/1.9, 23 mm (width), 1/3.6″, PDAF, OIS (not confirmed)
SL 3D, (depth/biometry sensor)
HDR features, Cinema mode (4K@24/30fps)
Video 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
Speaker Yes, with stereo speakers
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
Face ID sensors, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, barometer
Ultra wideband (UWB) support
Emergency SOS via satellite (send/receive SMS)
Type Li-Ion 4323 mAh, non-removable (16.68 Wh)
Charging Fast charging, 50% in 30 minutes (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
MagSafe 15W wireless fast charging
Qi Wireless Charging 7.5W