Comparison iPhone 14 Pro Max vs iPhone 13

Surely, many when reading this post and seeing that we have introduced the design in the differences section may think that we are wrong, and although in terms of form it is true that they are quite similarsince both have an all-screen design and square sides, if we look at the back of both iPhones, it is where the relevant differences will be found that will irremediably affect the use of the equipment.

On the one hand, iPhone 14 Pro Max is made of surgical-grade stainless steelMeanwhile he iPhone 13 features aerospace-grade aluminum. After all, in the use of the equipment this affects the feeling that users have when picking it up and, above all, the resistance of these against scratches that can suffer as a result of daily use. The iPhone 14 Pro Max has a much rougher touch, due to its matte finish, while the iPhone 13 is somewhat smoother, since it is glass after all. Now, when using them without a case, the Pro Max is much more resistant to these small scratches that are noticeable on the iPhone 13.

screen and size

It is obvious that one of the great differences between these two iPhones is the screen. Not only do they vary in size but also in the technology used by each of the devices. Let’s start with the most obvious, the size, 6.7 inches for iPhone 14 Pro Max and 6.1 inches for iPhone 13. Obviously, the screen size is totally related to the size of the device and the reality is that the 14 Pro Max is much larger than the 13, making it uncomfortable at times. At this point, the iPhone 13 will surely be welcomed by the entire public, since it has an ideal size to use on a day-to-day basis. Now, size, as we will discuss later, also has an impact on another fundamental point.

iPhone 13 in hand

In terms of technology, the iPhone 14 Pro Max here is unrivaled, as it has a Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion technology and always-on function, that is, the screen will never turn off completely, unless you want to disable this setting manually. In your case, the iPhone 13 also has a Super Retina XDR display. Both offer a really good experience, but of course, the ProMotion technology that the iPhone 14 Pro Max has makes a considerable difference in terms of the feeling of fluidity and speed when moving the system.

Furthermore, after many generations, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has said goodbye to the notch, and has replaced it with the Dynamic Island that seamlessly integrates not only with the hardware of the device, but also with all the software. For its part, the iPhone 13 maintains the popular notch that has been accompanying these teams since the iPhone X.


If there are differences on the screen, where surely there is more distance between these two devices is in the camera section, and here, how could it be otherwise, who rules is the iPhone 14 Pro Max. This has a triple camera module that, in this generation, has evolved compared to the past. For its part, the iPhone 13 has a dual camera module. Below you have everything related to the lenses of both devices.

  • iPhone 14 ProMax
    • 48 Mpx wide angle, f/1.78 aperture.
    • 12 Mpx ultra wide angle, f / 2.2 aperture.
    • 12 Mpx telephoto lens, f/2.8 aperture.
    • 12 Mpx front camera, f/1.9 aperture.
  • iPhone 13
    • 12 Mpx wide angle, f / 1.6 aperture
    • 12 Mpx ultra wide angle, f / 2.4 aperture.

iPhone 14 Pro

Surely when you see the different openings of the lenses, you might think that there is not so much difference between both devices, however, you have to keep in mind that the iPhone 14 Pro Max also has the technology of Photonic Engine, which allows the device to offer better results in terms of brightness, sharpness, lighting and detail of each photo. In addition, they are also larger sensors, for which it is capable of capturing more light.


Once you know the differences between the cameras of both devices, you have to talk about how they both perform in the photographic section, and the first thing you have to keep in mind is that both offer really good results, fantastic we could say, and it is that in good light conditions the differences that can be seen between them will be very slight. Now with the iPhone 14 Pro Max you can take a big leap towards professional photographydue to those 48 Mpx that the wide-angle camera has and the different options it provides, since it adds a lot of versatility.

iPhone 13 in box

The iPhone 13 having two lenses is more limited, since their focal lengths are less. For its part, the iPhone 14 Pro Max, having three lenses, offers a variation in the focal length that provides much more versatility. In addition, the fact of being able to take photographs with the ProRAW mode at 48 Mpx, something that is only in the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, will allow you not only to be able to edit the photograph much better, but also to be able to zoom within it and Get results that are sharp and have enough detail to take advantage of them.

You also have to keep in mind that the macro photography and portraits in night mode they are not available on the iPhone 13, while you will be able to do them with the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Finally, we must also talk about selfies, and that is that the f / 1.9 aperture of the front camera of the iPhone 14 Pro Max will provide you, again, with more light, sharper and more detailed results, in short. better photos.


We have already talked about photography, and how could it be otherwise, we must also pay special attention to video, where the iPhone is really the king of smartphones. We return to comment the same as in the photographic section, both teams are capable of offering wonderful results, however, given the range of lenses and, in this case also, of recording modes, the versatility of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is greater.

One of the reasons why the iPhone is the best smartphone to record video is, apart from the quality it offers, the sound it is capable of capturing and the wonderful stabilization what’s wrong with it. Well, the Cupertino company has gone a step further with the iPhone 14 Pro Max, since it has incorporated the action modewhich further stabilizes all shots recorded with it. It is intended, as its name suggests, for action shots where the person holding the iPhone is moving abruptly. We already anticipate that the results are really surprising.

iPhone 14 Pro Max Lenses

Another of the functions for which the iPhone 14 Pro Max stands out above the 13 is in the possibility of record in ProRes format and in macro format. In addition, the cinema mode has also improvedarriving to 4K HDR up to 30fps. In the rest of the sections, the results will be conditioned by the improvement in the lenses of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but we repeat again that both offer very good results.


Before we told you that the size of the iPhone 14 Pro Max not only affected the screen of the device, and it also has a direct consequence on the battery. As you can foresee, The iPhone 14 Pro Max has a larger battery than the iPhone 13and what this causes is that the autonomy of the Pro Max is considerably greater.

iphone 13 in hand

In fact, since the 6.7-inch size existed, Apple has managed to ensure that users of these devices can forget about the battery throughout the day, having the peace of mind that whatever they do, they will have enough autonomy to do so. Now, that does not mean that the iPhone 13 is bad, on the contrary, it is very good, and more than enough for a large part of the users, but obviously it does not reach the level of what the iPhone 14 Pro Max offers.

They look alike in this

Obviously not everything is going to be talking about differences, since although these make the difference, forgive the redundancy, the common aspects between them also irremediably affect the user experience that the buyers of these devices are going to have with them, so it is also important to mention them.


The fact that we put power in the section on aspects in which they are similar is because both teams are really capable of performing perfectly in all the tasks they have to carry out. It is true that they have different processors, since the iPhone 13 has the A15 Bionic while the iPhone 14 Pro Max mounts the A16 Bionicbut the reality is that in practical terms the name they have matters little, both perform like a charm.

iphone 13 body

That said, if you were thinking about deciding which iPhone to buy or if it’s worth going from the iPhone 13 to the 14 Pro Max for power, I’m sorry to tell you that it’s not something you have to focus on, since, we repeat, whatever you do with both devices, in them you will find the necessary power to carry it out without any problem.


A very important point when buying a device today is to take into account the type of connectivity it has. Fortunately for users, 5G is fully operational on both devicesso both the iPhone 14 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 will be able to enjoy the 5G networks that are available to them in the places where they are.

iPhone 14 ProMax

The reality is that this, today, does not have a special relevance, since at least in Spain the available 5G network is not really a real 5G, but we could call it a 4G Plus network. However, in the near future it will be really important to have this technology, so looking at the long term, it is important that the device you buy right now has 5G.


We are finishing this comparison, and obviously a point that makes the difference and that always ends up tipping the balance towards one place or another is the price of both devices, and we already anticipate that in the same way that there is a great difference in performance, there is also in the price that users will have to pay for one and the other.

Currently, the iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at 1469 euros in its basic version of 128 GB. Secondly, the iPhone 13 part, in Apple too, of the 909 euros, that is to say that despite the launch of the iPhone 14, the 13 has not dropped in price at all. That said, it will be based on the needs of each user, which will determine if it is really worth buying one or the other, or failing that, if it is worth going from 13 to 14 Pro Max.


Whenever we carry out this type of comparison, from the writing team of La Manzana Mordida we like to share our point of view. The truth is that today the iPhone 13, how could it be otherwise, is one of the best devices you can find in that quality / price ratio. Which is not to say that the iPhone 14 Pro Max isn’t really worth buying.

iPhone 14 Pro Max Silver

For all those people who want to have an iPhone that has plenty of battery and that, in addition, offers tremendous versatility and quality when taking photos and videos, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is the ideal device, whether you are going to buy one new as if you want to change your iPhone 13 for the 14 Pro Max.

However, if the camera section is really not very important to you, since you are only going to use them occasionally, and you also do not want to spend so much money on a smartphone, then the iPhone 13 It is the most suitable option, since it also offers you a very good performance in terms of cameras, battery and power, and you do not have to spend so much money.