Once you know what are the most important points that you have to take into account when evaluating the comparison between the iPhone 14 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 Pro Max, it is time for us to enter, first of all, into those points that separate to both models, that is, in the differences that exist since they are surely what mark the purchase decision of many users.
Surely the most differentiating point, or at least the one that stands out the most at first glance, is the one that has to do with the screen. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will go down in company history for being the first to remove the popular notchand they have done it for introduce the Dynamic Island, also known as Dynamic Island. The notch has been present on the iPhone since the iPhone X, and now it has been completely redesigned so that in addition to changing its name, it also adds functionality to users, which is really what many demanded.
The Dynamic Island is not simply a space on the screen that is black and where the Face ID sensors and the device’s front camera are located, but now it is one more element with which the applications and the system itself will interactsince depending on the action that is carried out, that black space will be flooded with functions or data that, of course, will add to the time of having that sensation of something new, but above all, they will add to being really useful for the user.
Another aspect that has changed is the fact that now, the screen of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, if the user does not want it, will never turn off completely. And it is that just as in the Apple Watch is the Always ON DisplayThis always-on screen concept has also reached the new iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, although it can obviously be disabled through Settings. With this, users will be able to get much more out of the new lock screens that iOS 16 incorporates, something that will not be possible on the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
In all other respects, everything remains the same. ProMotion display with adaptive refresh rate, and a 6.7 inch size. This is something that all those users who are going to buy one of these models have to take into account, and that is that the size of the device is large, with its advantages and disadvantages, and among the advantages is being able to enjoy it on a screen Super Retina XDR 6.7 inches of all the content you want.
If we have said that the screen is an important change from the iPhone 14 Pro Max, we cannot say less about the cameras that this device has. Of course, the first thing to make clear is that the iPhone 13 Pro Max is still one of the best smartphones you can find to take photos and videos, there is no doubt about it. Now, there are differences between one and the other.
The biggest difference at the camera level is that the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a main lenswhich is the wide angle, with 48 megapixels, for the 12 that the iPhone 13 Pro Max has. As for aperture, the first one is f/1.78 while the second one is f/1.5. But beware, there are also changes in the ultra wide angle, since it now has an f / 2.2 aperture on the iPhone 14 Pro Max and an f / 1.8 on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Where there are no changes is in the telephoto lens, since both have an f / 2.8 aperture. Of course, the lenses of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, despite having less aperture, are brighter.
We now move to the frontal camera, which in this case has improved in aperture, reaching f / 1.9 on the iPhone 14 Pro Max by f / 2.2 on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. For the rest, the only novelty that should also be mentioned is the presence in the new Apple device of the Photonic Engine.
Jump to the photographic level
Well, you already know the differences at the hardware level between the two devices, but the most important thing is that you know how this affects the results offered by one and the other. As standard, the photos you take with the 48 megapixel wide angle lens will be 12, but those 12 will be a combination of all 48, to give much better results. In addition, despite having worse openings, thanks to the Photonic Engine the results in terms of brightness and detail will be better on the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Let’s focus on the 48 megapixels. Although photos of this type cannot be taken as standard, they can be those users who activate RAW photography on their iPhone will be able to take 48-megapixel photoswith all that this entails, since the information that you will have at your disposal to be able to edit and rescale will be much greater, although you also have to take into account the available storage.
The presence of a 48 megapixel lens has also meant that there are now up to 4 predefined focal lengths to be able to take pictures with the iPhone. In the 13 Pro Max are the x0.5, x1 and x3while in the 14 Pro Max one is added, having the x0.5, x1, x2 and x3. Both x1 and x2 are made with the wide angle lens.
New recording mode
We come to the video section, and if there is a photographic level, there may be other options from the competition that are similar to results with the iPhone, at the video level. it can be said with total emphatic that he is the kingis the smartphone that records the best in the entire market, and if before it was the 13 Pro Max, with the advantages that the 14 Pro Max now has, it is this who takes the throne without a doubt.
To everything that the iPhone 13 Pro Max already offers, we must add two new advantages that are present in the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The first of these is that the Cinema mode is now available in 4Ksomething that many users have been asking for since it was incorporated into the iPhone 13. But in addition, if the iPhone already has an extremely overwhelming image stabilization, Apple has introduced Action Mode, which is capable of further stabilizing shots taken on the move. To do this, what Apple does is use the ultra wide-angle lens and then cut the image to achieve that beastly stabilization through software.
You already know the main differences between the iPhone 13 Pro Max and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but it is obvious that not everything is going to be talking about the points of disagreement, but those in which they are most similar are also important to take into account. account, especially when it comes to deciding which of these two models you have to stay with.
In the same way that the change from the notch to the Dynamic Island is noticeable at first glance, it is also appreciated that the design of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is exactly the same as that of the 13 Pro Max, which in turn inherited the design of the iPhone. 12Pro Max. Now, that’s not to say that it’s not a really nice and stylish device.
Manufactured in surgical grade stainless steel which gives the device a really nice matte finish. In addition, the fact that the back is made of this material makes the iPhone much more resistant to scratches from daily use than when compared to normal models. What has changed is the color palette in which this equipment is available, well, it has changed in part, since two of the four colors are relatively new. Below you have the list with the different options that each of the models have.
- iPhone 13 ProMax
- alpine blue
- Alpine green.
- iPhone 14 ProMax
- space black
- Dark purple.
One of the aspects why many users end up opting for the Pro Max model is because of the huge battery they have. In this case there have been no changes between one model and another, since at the mAh level they are very eventhis added to how well optimized the operating system is and the performance of its corresponding processors results in a truly enviable autonomy, in fact it is the autonomy that has always been asked of an iPhone, so with them you will have the opportunity of not worrying about the battery throughout the day, knowing that whatever you do you will be able to get to the end of the day without a problem.
Regarding the load of the equipment, there are no differences either and this is surely not good news for many users who had hoped that the iPhone 14 Pro Max would include the USB-C port. Therefore, both models can be charged through the Lightning port, with wireless charging and through MagSafe technology. They do, however, have a fast charge of up to 20 W, capable of charging the device up to 50% in 35 minutes.
If something has never been a problem for Apple, it has been the power of its iPhone. These devices are characterized by fluidity, speed and great user experience that is the result, first of how well optimized the operating system is and second, by the chips that they incorporate inside.
How could it be otherwise, there is an evolution, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has the A15 Bionicwhile the 14 Pro Max makes the leap to A16 Bionic. However, the reality is that you won’t notice differences in how they work between one and the other, obtaining in both cases a very good user experience. In fact, surely if they included the A15 Bionic from the 13 Pro Max in the 14 Pro Max, the experience would be just as positive.
We come to a decisive point in the comparison, the price you have to pay for both devices. Here there has been a significant change between both models, since the iPhone 13 Pro Max was released on the market for 1259 euros in its most basic versionthat is, the 128 GB one, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max starts from the 1469 euros in its 128 GB version.
The increase in the price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is caused by different reasons unrelated to the Cupertino company, has caused the iPhone 13 Pro Max to not lower its price too much in the stores where it can be purchased, because we remind you that this team no longer available in the Apple Store. Therefore, when deciding to buy between one and the other, you have to really assess what you are looking for, and based on this, choose the option that is going to be more and better able to satisfy your needs.
Whenever we carry out a comparison of this type, we like to end by telling you the personal opinion of the writing team of La Manzana Mordida. It is clear that we are facing two pieces of devices that offer enviable features for all users, that is, that with both the user experience is going to be really good.
However, as we have mentioned, the price difference between them is evident, which is probably why many users who are looking for a top-of-the-range device, with an excellent battery and a good camera, but without many pretensions to use it properly. professional keep in the iPhone 13 Pro Max the best possible option.
On the other hand, if you really want to use your equipment professionally at the level of creating audiovisual content, perhaps the iPhone 14 Pro Max can give you that extra function with the RAW photographs in 48 megapixels and the action mode that the iPhone 13 Pro Max does not have, although keep in mind that they are small details that you have to assess depending on the use that you are really going to make of them.