Apple has stepped their game up this year and is looking to go blow for blow with the upcoming Samsung devices with the release of the iPhone Pro Max. this year’s device is similar to the iPhone X when it comes to design, but they have finally significantly improved on their picture quality sides of things. This year the Pro supports a Triple camera lense and runs games buttery smooth. The lenses, in my opinion, could have been prettied up for the consumer but I prefer function anyway. With all these premium features you still get a whole day’s battery life out of it. This isn’t just the best iPhone ever, but the best smartphone on the market. Well at least until the Galaxy S20 Ultra is released.

Price

64GB model $1,100

256GB model $1,249

512GB model $1,449.

The 6.5in device gained 18 grams of weight compared to the previous model and it helps give it a more expensive feel. It’s still one of the few phones still made out of stainless steel. With most new phones going with gloss finishes Apple decided to change things up slightly by offering matte colors. That finish allows for fewer fingerprints visible on the body which helps with my OCD and wanting to wipe all the smudges off.

The colors have also been freshened up and the likes of new midnight green color is a nice change of pace from the usual gold, silver, and space grey, though I’m always satisfied when a red one is released

Pros

  • Class-leading cameras
  • Stellar battery life with fast charging
  • Bright display
  • Slick iOS 13 software with consistent updates
  • High-quality build

Cons

  • Camera design isn’t too pretty
  • Still lacking USB-C

Screen

The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 6.5in Super Retina XDR screen that’s capable of bright immersive sharp 2,688 x 1,242 resolution and the brightness can go all the way up to 1,200 nits. When comparing its screen brightness to the Note 10 the Pro Max is brighter.

Speakers

It has a stereo setup with one speaker in the earpiece of the phone and a bottom-firing one as well. It’s not as loud as the Note 10 Plus, but the music sounds a little richer.

Battery

The battery still gives your device all day worry-free use.