iPhone 11 Pro Max Review – A Big Powerful Phone

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The iPhone 11 Pro Max is a big, powerful phone, it’s the biggest, most powerful phone that Apple has ever made.

 

iPhone 11 Pro Max Review

iPhone 11 Pro Max

4.8
Battery Life 5.0
Camera 5.0
Software 4.5
Hardware 4.5
Performance 5.0

Pros

  • Great battery life
  • Great cameras
  • Beautiful display screen

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • The design could have been improved

 

The design hasn’t changed much, this iPhone bears a resemblance to its predecessors. The iPhone 11 Pro Max bears a resemblance to the iPhone X and iPhone XS Max.

 

The battery life on the iPhone 11 Pro Max has been improved, this is the iPhone with the best battery life.

 

When looking at this iPhone, there two things you will immediately notice that’s different from that of its predecessors.

 

There’s a triple camera setup located at the back of the phone and there’s a new matte back.

 

The triple-camera setup was designed to rival the best smartphone cameras on the market from Google, Samsung, and Huawei.

 

There’s a new Night Mode feature which is very impressive. This feature is used when taking photos in a darker setting, you can get great photos with lots of detail.

 

The new ultra-wide camera is a great addition to this phone, it gives you the ability to squeeze more into the shots.

 

The share size of this phone will make it attractive to some people while it may be a turnoff to others.

 

The 6.5-inch OLED display screen is very attractive and the stereo speakers have been improved.

 

There’s a camera bump on the back of the phone that takes up quite a bit of space but I guess that was inevitable.

 

Apple claims that the battery on the iPhone 11 Pro Max will last for five hours more than that of the iPhone XS Max.

 

The battery life on this iPhone is amazing it will last for roughly one and a half day’s of moderate use.

 

The iOS 13 operating system has brought some improvements to the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

 

This is a fast and responsive phone, the cameras on this phone are capable of shooting 4K videos at 60 frames per second, the video quality on this phone is very good as well.

 

When I compare the iPhone 11 Pro Max to other iPhones, this iPhone feels like a bigger, faster iPhone which has better cameras.

 

It looks similar to its predecessors but it has a more refined look and feel to it.

 

iPhone 11 Pro Max Design:

 

The front of the iPhone 11 Pro Max looks very much like its predecessor from last year.

 

However, when you flip the phone over and you take a look at the back panel of the phone, you will notice that a few things have changed.

 

The back panel of the phone is made from matted glass, it’s less slippery, less prone to attracting fingerprints and smudges, and it feels better than the one from last year.

 

The triple camera setup occupies more real estate at the back of the phone, and the Apple logo has been moved to the middle of the phone.

 

Located at the bottom edge of the phone you will find the Lightning connector and two speaker grilles.

 

The two speaker grilles were implemented for symmetrical purposes because there is only one downward speaker that plays from one speaker grille.

 

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is a phablet so if you’re someone with small hands, it may be difficult for you to handle this phone.

 

The triple camera setup on the back of the phone has a noticeable camera bump with somewhat sharp edges, these edges were made by pulverizing the glass down and rolling it onto the back of the phone.

 

The iPhone 11 Pro Max has an official IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.

 

The dimensions of this phone are 158 x 77.8 x 8.1mm (HWD) and it weighs 226 grams. There are four color variants which include space gray, gold, silver, and midnight green.

 

There are three internal storage variants which include 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB they all have 4GB of RAM.

 

Display Screen:

 

The display screen provides another compelling reason for you to buy this phone.

 

The iPhone 11 Pro Max comes equipped with a 6.5-inch OLED display screen that features Apple’s True Tone technology, this matches the ambient lighting conditions in your surroundings.

 

All the iPhone 11 phones this year have the same 60Hz refresh rate that was present on the previous iPhones.

 

The iPhone 11 Pro Max supports Dolby Vision, this is a small step up from many of the other smartphones on the market that currently support HDR10.

 

This is the high dynamic range playback that’s featured on many of the other smartphones to make the picture quality more aesthetically pleasing.

 

This is a big, attractive display screen that shows lots of detail with colors that pop, you will have an immersive experience when watching videos/movies on this phone.

 

The previous iPhones displayed up to 800 nits of brightness. However, if you play a Dolby Vision video on this phone the brightness goes up to 1200 nits, that’s significantly brighter than that of its predecessors.

 

The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a virtual surround sound setup, which provides a good audio experience. I think it’s great that Apple is continuing to make improvements in this area.

 

iPhone 11 Pro Max Cameras:

 

iPhone 11 Pro Max Camera

 

The cameras on this iPhone are one of the main things that set it apart from its predecessors and from many other smartphones that are currently on the market.

 

The triple camera setup is great, I think Apple was brilliant for adding the ultra-wide camera to this phone because it extends the capabilities.

 

As I stated earlier, there’s a camera bump on the back of this phone, each of the cameras in the triple-camera setup has its own lens frame.

 

The glass surrounding the lens frame is the same color as the phone, this helps to visually minimize the camera bump.

 

The three cameras on the back of the iPhone 11 Pro Max consists of:

  • 12-megapixel wide camera with an f/1.8 aperture with optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • 12-megapixel 2x telephoto camera with an f/2.0 aperture with OIS
  • 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with an f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree field of view

 

The notch that debuted on the top of the display screen on the iPhone 11 is also present on this iPhone.

 

The notch houses the TrueDepth camera, which has been upgraded from its predecessor to a 12-megapixel camera with the same f/2.2 aperture.

 

If you’re an old iPhone user who currently has an iPhone with a single camera at the back of the phone, you may think that the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s cameras are a bit over the top.

 

However, if you get a chance to actually use the phone you will realize that the three cameras work together as a unit, you have the zoom range from 13mm to 26mm to 52mm.

 

After using this iPhone it will be difficult for you to go back to using an iPhone with a single primary camera.

 

This phone takes great photos in different settings, this is due to the Night mode feature as well as the 2x telephoto camera that has a faster f/2.0 aperture which allows more light into the shots and the ultra-wide-angle camera.

 

The telephoto camera gives you the ability to get two times closer to the subject and the ultra-wide-angle camera allows you to fit twice as much into the photos.

 

This works great if your’re trying to take a photo and you can’t move back any further.

 

Recording video on the iPhone 11 Pro Max is better than its ever been before. You can capture 4K videos at 60 frames per second (fps). The footage is extremely smooth with lots of detail.

 

iPhone camera technology has come a long way since the release of the first iPhone. It will be very difficult to take a low-quality photo with the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

 

There are quite a few great camera features on this phone.

 

Night Mode

 

The new Night mode feature is impressive, the previous iPhone models have struggled in the pursuit of capturing impressive photos in a darker setting.

 

This feature gives smartphone users a compelling reason to buy the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

 

When taking photos in Night mode you must hold the phone steady or use a tripod for best results.

 

The iPhone will ask you to hold still for 2 to 5 seconds, however, you have the ability to manually extend the time up to 30 seconds.

 

The end result is an extremely sharp photo with lots of detail. If you’re trying to take a photo in Night Mode of a subject that’s moving, the photo quality will not be as good, you will get a better photo if you turn off the Night mode feature.

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