If you’re looking for an iPhone model that perfectly showcases everything Apple has to offer, look no further than the iPhone 12 Pro Max in Silver.

Dubbed as “one of the best phones Apple has made,” the silver iPhone12 Pro Max has the biggest and best screen, the longest-lasting battery and the best camera. Plus the silver color gives it a sleek and sophisticated look only Apple can pull off (but the iPhone 12 Pro Max is also available in Pacific Blue, Gold and Graphite).

With all the superlatives attached to the iPhone 12 Pro max in Silver, does it mean this iPhone model is the best for you? Is this review over before it begins?

Not quite.

What’s the Difference Between the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max?

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max may be part of the same family, but there are slight differences between the two models.

For instance, both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro sport flat surfaces on all four edges and are available in the same range of finishes: Silver, Gold, Pacific Blue and Graphite. Both models also come with the same stainless steel rim, a front-mounted Ceramic Shield that offers drop-protection and waterproof features.

The significant difference between the two, in terms of design, is the size. As its name implies, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is bigger than the Pro: 39 grams heavier, 14mm taller and 7mm wider.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max’s camera also has an image sensor that is 47 percent larger than the iPhone 12 Pro’s. This difference is attributed to the Max’s bigger camera module, which lets more light in compared to the iPhone 12 Pro. Despite the Pro’s brilliant Night Mode, the Max remains superior in the field of low-light photography.

So if you’re in love with the iPhone 12 Pro but are looking for something more, the iPhone 12 Pro Max in Silver is an obvious option.

Everything You Need To Know About the iPhone 12 Pro Max

The Max version of the iPhone 12 Pro is more than just a big-screen version of its Pro sibling. But the silver iPhone 12 Pro (which retails $1,099) lives up to its name in many ways, with more than just an advanced camera and a longer battery life.

Of course, you get the same 5G connectivity and A14 Bionic chip, but is the iPhone 12 Pro Max worth the extra $100 over the regular Pro? We break down the specs of the Max version of the Pro.

Design and Colors

Compared to the regular iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is a beast. It offers a more immersive and expansive display while giving the user a mini-movie theater and a bigger keyboard for typing in their pocket.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is a premium-looking phone, even more sophisticated-looking than the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The model’s sleeker-looking flat edges are complemented by polished steel that gleams. Consider it the phone equivalent of jewelry. The finish, however, easily picks up fingerprints.

Most people are fans of the gold version of the iPhone 12 Pro Max. If you want a fancy-looking gadget, gold is your color. If you’re looking for a head-turning shade, the iPhone 12 Pro Max in Pacific Blue is your best option. But if you want something sleek yet simple, the iPhone 12 Pro Max in silver is your phone. The silver iPhone 12 Pro Max elevates the typical silver iPhone look with a frosted matte surface and a slight white tinge.

Cameras

Currently, the iPhone 12 Pro Max offers the best phone cameras. As mentioned above, it has a larger main sensor compared to the iPhone 12 Pro. The main lens on the iPhone 12 Pro Max also features a 2.5x optical zoom from the phone’s 12MP telephoto lens, a LiDAR sensor and a fast f/1.6 aperture for faster autofocus and Smart HDR3.

The new Smart HDR3, in particular, looks for different scenes when taking photos. As a result, it grabs multiple exposures and stitches them together to give you a high-quality image. Smart HDR also finds more elements of the photo to enhance and improve. So, if you want the best in phone photography, you’ll never go wrong with the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

iOS, MagSafe, 5G and Other Features

The iPhone 12 Pro Max’s headline feature has always been its camera, but the Max has other features that are worth our attention. These features include the iOS 15, 5G and MagSafe.

Initially, the iPhone 12 Pro Max was launched with an iOS 14. Now, current models support iOS 15, which is the latest version of the software. The iOS 15 is built upon the iOS 14. This better version of Apple’s iOS for iPhones comes with improved FaceTime features, the addition of SharePlay and a new Focus mode.

Second, the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s 5G feature means the phone is future-proof. In case 5G becomes part of the digital norm, your phone can download data faster — even without the wireless connection. However, not all locations have a 5G connection, which means this could be a redundant feature. If there is 5G in your area or if it will roll out soon, your phone will easily connect to it.

Finally, MagSafe is a big plus for any iPhone 12 Pro Max owner. MagSafe is a magnetic ring hidden in the phone’s casing. You can easily clip cases, chargers and other accessories on your phone.

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Is the iPhone 12 Pro Max Worth It?

The Max version of the iPhone 12 Pro is worth the money if it suits your needs. Buy this phone if:

  • You want the best battery life
  • You’re a heavy media consumer on your phone
  • You want the best iPhone camera

On the other hand, we don’t recommend buying the phone if:

  • You’re staying on a budget. Although the iPhone 12 Pro Max has more storage compared to the regular iPhone 12 Pro, it’s expensive. This iPhone model is for people who have deep pockets.
  • You want a phone that fits your palm. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is big.  You’ll love it if you want the extra screen. But if you want something more palm-friendly, the Pro Max is not an option.

In a nutshell, the iPhone12 Max is the best phone Apple has to offer. It is worth the budget stretch, especially if you don’t mind spending more for a better phone.

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