Triple camera setup, more battery, and bright display is the key highlights of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the beast from Apple in 2019. It has been more than a month when this mobile came out. So, now, it’s the right time to review and sees what the user share actually getting in this device.

Our Thoughts on iPhone 11 Pro Max

Best Things

Before we dive into the in-depth review, let’s have a look at some of our thoughts about the device:

  • It is having a very nice display and a very durable design that really feels premium.
  • The A13 Bionic chip is the heart of the device and it is fast.
  • The three-camera setup identical to your kitchen stove is the star of the show.
  • Congratulations! You finally get a fast charger with only this device. Not with iPhone 11 or iPhone 11. Thanks a lot, Apple for doing this.
  • Batter life is good. It is 30% more as compared to iPhone XS Max.

Not Happy

  • The lowest model is still having 64 GB. Please, Apple increase it other are on 128 GB as a starting storage. Why are you behind always?
  • Few color options as compared to iPhone 11. I will be happy to see more color in the Max line up as well.

Fun Facts

1-The camera on iPhone 11 Pro Max is the best by Apple due to its enhanced Night mode and Smart HDR.

2-You get slow-motion selfies at 120 fps. The camera is able to shoot 4K video that comes with video stabilization and cinematic video.

3-The fast charger will provide you battery up to 50% in 30 minutes.

4-You will a batter life of 12 hours on web surfing as tested. On iPhone 11, you will get a time of more than 12 hours.

Price Tag- Say Goodbye to Your Money

The iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $1099 for a 64 GB variant and goes up to $1449 for the 512 GB variant. You must note here that Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes with a standard 256 GB.

The price may vary depending on the country you are buying it. Remember that Apple is also running a trade-in offer and you can get iPhone 11 Pro Max with some discounted price.

If you are having some budget issues, then iPhone 11 is the best deal you can get. It is having a price tag of $699. All the features and even the chip is identical to the iPhone 11 Pro Max but this is having two cameras instead of 3.

If you are looking for something cheaper in Apple Store, then you can get iPhone 8 for the US on Amazon at a price of $439.99.

Interesting Specs

  • It is having a 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR Display with a pixel density of 2688x 1242.
  • It is having an A13 Bionic chip with a Ram of 4 GB.
  • It comes in storage of 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
  • It is having no MicroSD slot.
  • There are three rear cameras. One is 12 MP Wide (f/1.8), 12-MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4), and a 12-MP telephoto camera (f/2.0).
  • The front camera is 12-MP (f/2.2).
  • It is having IP68 rating that means it is water resistance up to 4 meters for 30 minutes.
  • It is having an of 3969 mAh battery.
  • The size is 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.32 inches with a weight of 7.97 ounces.
  • It comes in 4 color options such as Space Gray, Gold, Midnight Green, and Silver.IPhone 11 colors

Design is Definitely Not Attractive

The iPhone 11 Pro Max design is not good looking especially the camera setup looks odd. The matte glass finish is very good but in comparison to the glossy, scratch-prone phablets like the Galaxy Note 10 and Huawei P30 Pro.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is not having many color options just like the iPhone 11. But this can be justified because Apple wants to be with the conservative options for the iPhone 11 Pro Max to give a unique identity to their pro-users. Note that the midnight-green color looks gray. The midnight green is only visible on the stainless-steel band and in the rings around the cameras.

Durability- Still Not Sure

According to Apple, the front and back of the iPhone 11, Pro Max is having the toughest glass in a smartphone. The regular iPhone 11 cracked on the first drop in a drop test from a height of 3.5 feet. There is no doubt that we should invest in a case to avoid any unpleasant situation.

On the same side, the iPhone 11 Pro owners have complained that their screens are getting scratched easily. Some users are sharing their stories on social media. So, it is better to get a screen protector as well.

It is interesting to note that Apple has improved the IP68 water resistance on the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Now the phone can be submerged in 4 meters of water for 30 minutes as compared to 2 meters in case of iPhone XS Max.

Crisp, Bright Display and Good Audio

There is a huge difference in terms of brightness between iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 11. The iPhone 11 Pro Max’s is having a 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR display that is giving competition to Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

According to some lab results, the iPhone 11 Pro Max provides an average nit reading of 761 nits in comparison to 652 nits for the iPhone 11 and 686 for the Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

The sound quality on the iPhone 11 Pro Max is just as good as the visuals. Now, they are having spatial audio with Dolby Atmos’ support.

Triple Camera Setup- Remind Me of Kitchen Stove

In previous years, Apple has taken a back seat to Android camera phones but now iPhone 11 Pro Max is here to give a tough competition. The new phone is providing you three stellar 12-MP rear cameras

1-One is a wide-angle camera.

2-The second camera is a 2x telephoto with a wider aperture that brings in more light.

3-The third is an ultra-wide camera that comes with a 120-degree field of view.

In comparison to the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, the iPhone 11 Pro Max up provides a warmer pic and more natural hues. But you will see sharper details in the Note 10 Plus photo.

The next big feature in the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s camera is definitely the Night Mode. It will be on automatically when the iPhone will detect more than 10 lux of available light.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max’s camera is having a new Smart HDR feature that combines with the benefit of machine learning for recognizing people to ensure that the details, highlights, and faces look the best.

The iPhone 11 Pro’s camera gets better due to Apple’s Deep Fusion feature. This new future will be coming in iOS 13.2. The Deep Fusion will perform pixel-by-pixel photo processing for delivering more details and better textures with less noise. Just like the Night Mode, you will not have to enter a separate mode to get the benefits of this feature.

You May Also Read: iOS 13.2 Beta Unlocks Apple’s Deep Fusion Photography Feature

Wide Selfies and Slofies

The front camera that sits in the notch of iPhone 11 Pro Max has got several upgrades as compared to the iPhone XS Max. It is having a sharper 12 MP sensor and a wider view to bring in more subjects in your shots. A very clever software trick will automatically engage the wide view when you will flip the phone to the landscape mode.


One of the gimmick things here is that the iPhone 11 Pro Max will allow you to record slow-motion videos using the front camera up to 120fps. This new feature by Apple is called “slofies.”

A13 Bionic Chip-Fast Again

Just like the previous years, the A13 Bionic chip is still very fast. On Geekbench 5, a new benchmark that measures overall performance, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is having a single-core mark of 1,334 and a multicore score of 3,517. On the other hand, The Galaxy Note 10 Plus scored for single-core 736 and 2,691 for multi-core whereas the OnePlus 7 Pro was also behind in the race with 744 and 2,802 respectively. The last year’s iPhone XS Max score was 1,106 and 2,773.

In terms of graphics performance, the GFXBench, iPhone 11 Pro Max wins in comparison to Android phones. The iPhone 11Pro Max hit the score of 1657 frames (25 fps) in comparison to 1,058 frames (16 fps) for the Galaxy Note 10.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max did not show a good performance. On the Slingshot Extreme Unlimited portion of the test, Apple’s phone is having 5,974, Galaxy Note 10 Plus and OnePlus 7 Pro both are having 6,200.

Refreshing Great Improvements

The all-new iPhone 11 devices will ship with Apple’s new iOS 13 software, and Apple is not making any groundbreaking changes to its mobile OS but still, there are many handy improvements.

Dark Mode allows you to read the content for long period without putting stress on your eyes. You will get a redesigned Reminders app that makes it easier to create and organize your various to-do lists.

Some other iOS 13 highlights include Sign in with Apple as this is which is designed to be in a more private way when signing in various apps like Facebook or Google. You will see a makeover to the Maps app that comes with street-level images through a new Look Around feature.

That’s all about the iPhone 11 Pro Max, hope you enjoyed it. It’s a good phone with the best camera setup in the market right now. If you are a person who likes to take pictures and have been using the iPhone generation 8, 7 or beyond, then this will be a really valuable upgrade.

You May Read: Apple iOS 13.1.2- Should You Upgrade


Tahir Farooq is blogger and tech enthusiast with years of experience. You Can Follow Me Face Book>>