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iPhone 15 Pro Max

Critic consensus
The iPhone 15 Pro Max impresses with its camera capabilities, battery life, and USB-C integration, but faces criticism for its high price, slow charging speeds, and some underutilized features like the Action Button.
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📸 Excellent Camera Quality
Reviewers consistently praise the iPhone 15 Pro Max for its superior camera performance, highlighting improvements in zoom capabilities and low-light photography.
...This is why you're buying this phone and in my opinion besides the iPhone 15 Pro Max you got the google pixel 7 and 8 pro You got the galaxy s23 ultra the xiaomi 13 ultra the sony mark 5 Oppo find x6 pro and the vivo x90 pro plus those are the best cameras on the market....
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🔋 Impressive Battery Life
The device's battery life is frequently commended for lasting all day, marking a significant advantage for users.
...The battery life is insane You've got the wireless charging you got reverse wired charge now you got USB type-c you got ProRes Recording straight to an external hard drive....
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🔌 USB-C Port
The transition to USB-C is widely appreciated for its convenience and compatibility with other devices.
...But having it on an iPhone that's a huge deal and not only do you get USB type-c charging you get reverse wired charging....
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💸 High Price
Many reviewers express concern over the iPhone 15 Pro Max's high cost, questioning its value proposition.
...1,200 bucks for 256. That's TGH. And if you don't know what that means, that's too goddamn high....
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⚡ Slow Charging Speeds
Despite the switch to USB-C, critics are disappointed by the device's slow charging speeds.
...Take advantage of USB type-c charging and then still keep 25-watt charging speeds. Now that's 0 to 50% in around 30 to 35 minutes....
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🔄 Action Button Underutilized
The Action Button's potential is noted, but reviewers find its utility limited by customization options and placement.
...But as for right now, it's honestly a cool little bonus to have, and I wouldn't be too sad if it magically disappeared, so it's definitely not a legendary feature....
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🌟 Design and Build Quality
The iPhone 15 Pro Max's design, especially its titanium build and matte finish, receives high marks for aesthetics and durability.
...Okay, you're gonna notice the build quality Immediately. I love it....
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🚀 Performance
The device's performance, powered by the A17 chip, is highlighted as smooth and efficient for everyday tasks and gaming.
...The chipset's GPU features hardware-accelerated ray tracing, which is supposedly four times faster than the software-based ray tracing of last year's A16 Bionic chip....
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Review by Max Tech
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max, with its game-changing USB-C port and exceptional 5X Tetra Prism camera, proves to be a worthy investment despite the approaching launch of the iPhone 16. Watch review
...USB-C is 100% a legendary feature.... Next quote
iPhone 15 Pro Max 6-Month Review - Really, Apple?!
10:04
19 Apr 2024
🔌 USB-C port for versatile connectivity
...After 6 months, I've realized that the switch to USB-C is 100% a legendary feature... Watch in video
📸 5X Tetra Prism camera for excellent zoom and portrait shots
...Yes, this new camera has led to the most excitement I've experienced in any camera update over the last few years... Watch in video
🌄 Improved low-light photography
...And the larger the opening, the less noise you get in low-light photos because the camera doesn't have to compensate for the darkness... Watch in video
🏃‍♂️ Fast and efficient workflow with USB-C
...I'm not even kidding, this brand new workflow saved our butts during CES since we were filming and editing the whole time... Watch in video
☀️ 120mm focal length equivalent for DSLR-like portraits
...You can use it for just about the most beautiful and DSLR-styled portrait photos that you can take on a smartphone... Watch in video
🦾 Advanced stabilization on telephoto lens
...You can see just how impressive the 5X video stabilization is thanks to this Tetra Prism design... Watch in video
📱 Titanium build quality
...Everything else like Titanium is pretty cool, but not a huge deal... Watch in video
🔋 Option to charge accessories
...You can use your iPhone to charge USB-C like a set of AirPods, or even an Apple Watch if you have a little charging accessory... Watch in video
📲 Fully customizable Action button
...A fully customizable button to do whatever you want it to including shortcut automations, which makes it by far the best implementation out of any other phone's special button... Watch in video
❄️ Ease of use with Tesla app
...I've set it to open my Tesla app, and it's honestly been amazing because I can open it up from the lock screen directly with it using Face ID to unlock... Watch in video
🎥 Practical for both photos and video
...Which makes it perfect for use cases like recording video at Monster Jam, or even giving a unique look and angle for some of the sponsored content we've filmed... Watch in video
🤔 🤔 The Action button is underwhelming
...But as for right now, it's honestly a cool little bonus to have, and I wouldn't be too sad if it magically disappeared, so it's definitely not a legendary feature... Watch quote in video
🤔 📷 5X camera has limited practical use for some
...But now, 6 months later, I've set it to open my Tesla app, and it's honestly been amazing because I can open it up from the lock screen directly with it using Face ID to unlock and open it so I can turn on the AC just with one button like that... Watch quote in video
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Review by Jack | JCKRGB
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max excels as a daily driver with standout camera performance, robust battery life, and thoughtful design, making it a worthy upgrade for tech enthusiasts, albeit with minor room for usability improvements like better placement of the action button. Watch review
...It has got to be my most used piece of tech.... Next quote
iPhone 15 Pro Max 6 Months Later - Long Term Review!
12:05
19 Apr 2024
📱 Design and Build Quality
...For me I'd say that this is my favorite of the recent iPhones... Watch in video
🎨 Matte Titanium Finish
...The 15 Pros came with a new matte titanium finish which looks great and I really like the brushed metal rails... Watch in video
🎛️ Action Button
...I've actually linked it to a custom menu shortcut that I've built with a bunch of different options that I can choose from... Watch in video
🔌 USB-C Port
...Switching over to USB-C which is much more widely adopted, pretty much all of my other tech at this point uses it so this has been a welcome change for me... Watch in video
⚡ Performance
...Everyday tasks like browsing the web, social media, switching between apps all feel nice and snappy as you'd expect... Watch in video
📷 Cameras
...These cameras are fast, it has multiple focal lengths with the triple camera setup. Colors pop while still looking natural... Watch in video
🌐 Dynamic Island
...I think that it is a really clever way to hide the cutouts for the front camera and the face ID sensors by sort of merging and blurring the lines between the hardware and software into this new UI that is actually useful... Watch in video
🔋 Battery Life
...Battery life has been pretty great for me it lasts me all day and then some and I rarely find myself needing a top up day to day... Watch in video
🎮 Versatile Use
...Many months later and I am still very much in love with this phone whether it's for some quick note taking or playing games on the go... Watch in video
🤔 🟥 Action button placement is inconvenient
...The problem with it is simply the placement, it is very hard to reach one-handed especially here on the Pro Max... Watch quote in video
🤔 🟥 Too much over sharpening in photos
...I will say that the iPhone does do a little bit too much over sharpening for my liking so I kind of wish that we could dial that down a bit in camera... Watch quote in video
🤔 🟥 Missing manual controls in the native camera app
...The only thing that is still missing for me and I feel like I say this every year is more manual controls in the native camera app... Watch quote in video
🤔 🟥 Lacking a pro camera app from Apple
...I just really want to see more pro controls for things like setting shutter speed or white balance instead of having to rely on a third party app. I just really want to see a pro camera app from Apple... Watch quote in video
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Review by MacRumors
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max continues to impress with its durability, exceptional camera capabilities, and handy Action button, but potential buyers might want to hold off for the iPhone 16's rumored significant upgrades. Watch review
...Best iPhone I've ever had, obviously.... Next quote
iPhone 15 Pro Max HONEST Review - 6 Months Later
7:03
10 Apr 2024
👍 Durability despite drops and no case
...The titanium frame is holding up really, really well... Watch in video
🌡️ Minimal thermal issues
...I really haven't paid attention to the thermals of this phone, which is a good thing. No news is good news... Watch in video
🔋 Still decent battery life
...It's not unexpected and it's certainly not terrible. But I can also notice that it's degrading... Watch in video
📸 Excellent camera system
...The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max remain undefeated in my eyes... Watch in video
🛠️ Useful Action button
...My brain is fully programmed to use the action button to launch into the camera app every single time I need to take a picture or video... Watch in video
💪 Impressively sturdy build
...There is a little bit of like wear and tear around the glass here for the lens. But other than that, this phone has held up pretty well... Watch in video
🤔 📉 Battery degradation is noticeable
...In terms of battery life, it was great for me early on. But I am starting to notice that things are getting worse... Watch quote in video
🤔 🛠️ Frame has experienced significant damage from drops
...I had a pretty bad drop. My phone isn't in awful condition, but it certainly has had a few major drops recently that have either scuffed up or chipped away at this titanium frame... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔥 Overheating can still be an issue
...Obviously, it gets hot at certain times. If I'm outside and I'm using it in the sun, it gets hot... Watch quote in video
🤔 📏 Screen protector issues
...The screen has a few normal scratches, but it's not that bad because I do like to use a screen protector. Although just yesterday, I dropped and cracked that screen protector... Watch quote in video
🤔 📈 Potentially better to wait for the iPhone 16 Pro Max
...I think if you can hold out, I'd personally wait until the iPhone 16 Pro or Pro Max... Watch quote in video
🤔 📸 Lack of use for the ultrawide camera
...I don't really use the ultrawide camera. And maybe that will change this year with the sensor potentially getting a lot better, as rumors suggest... Watch quote in video
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Review by AppleInsider
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max, despite its occasional forgettable features and persistent screen scratch issues, delivers a noteworthy experience with its superior camera, titanium body, and enhanced smart home capabilities, making it a compelling upgrade for everyday use. Watch review
...This phone feels like a new experience.... Next quote
iPhone 15 Pro Max Honest Review SIX MONTHS Later
10:53
22 Mar 2024
📱 The larger screen size and titanium build
...It’s notably lighter and doesn’t weigh down my pockets nearly as much as I remember that it did. I also missed the larger screen more than I expected... Watch in video
🔋 Impressive battery life
...It's past three in the afternoon, and I'm still rocking more than 80% charge on my phone... Watch in video
📸 Outstanding camera improvements
...I think what I love most about the new camera, however, is the combination of live and portrait photos. You no longer have to choose one or the other. You can have both... Watch in video
🌐 Integration of Thread for smart homes
...This was a really big deal. I haven’t measured this, but anecdotally, it seems like supported accessories like lights, shades and smart plugs all respond faster to my commands when I issue them through my phone... Watch in video
🖼️ Better design aesthetics with brushed titanium
...I hated the fingerprint prone polished stainless steel found on older iPhones. This brush finish looks outstanding, is fingerprint friendly, and is a big reason that I choose to go caseless... Watch in video
🖲️ Action button can be useful
...I currently have it set to open a folder of Siri shortcuts. This grants me quick access to getting my blood glucose value, running the vacuum, feeding the cat, and other common tasks that I do... Watch in video
💼 Useful accessories like the Journey LOC8 wallet
...Ever since Apple added MagSafe to the iPhone, I’ve been telling people to try a MagSafe wallet, and it may have taken a couple of years, but I finally found the one that I might like most... Watch in video
🏠 Enhanced smart home capabilities
...To someone who really loves the smart home, this was a really big deal... Watch in video
🎥 Combination of live and portrait photos
...I can choose one action shot to keep as a live photo and maybe use another as a clean bokeh ridden black and white portrait... Watch in video
🛡️ Durable titanium body
...I love the titanium body. I love the telephoto lens. And the other camera improvements here are just huge... Watch in video
🤔 😕 Action button’s utility is underwhelming
...But even six months later, I'm a little torn on its utility. I go through phases where I just forget that it exists... Watch quote in video
🤔 😞 USB-C port isn't a significant shift
...Don't get me wrong. I'm happy that I don't have to lug around a lightning cable any longer. This just wasn't as big of a shift as I thought it would be... Watch quote in video
🤔 📏 Compromise in spatial video quality
...In order to record spatial video, you're limited to only 1080p. This is due to the fact that Apple must use the 12 megapixel ultra wide lens to capture that stereoscopic image... Watch quote in video
🤔 📱 Persistent screen scratches
...It's that front glass. Apple says it has some sort of special ceramic shield coating, but it still scratches endlessly... Watch quote in video
🤔 😬 Impact on resale value
...It's a phone worth more than a thousand dollars, but it gets marred to no end by debris, fabric, and other little things that wind up in your pocket... Watch quote in video
🤔 🛡️ Screen protectors as a trade-off
...I know what some of you are saying. You are shouting at the screen, Andrew, just put on a screen protector and call it a day. But screen protectors still have their own issues... Watch quote in video
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Review by Canoopsy
Sentiment: Very positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max is a nearly perfect flagship phone with outstanding camera quality, performance, and durability, making it a superb investment for long-term use despite its premium price. Watch review
...The cameras, once again, are incredible.... Next quote
iPhone 15 Pro Max - Many Months Later...
12:30
11 Feb 2024
📸 Excellent camera quality
...It's quite literally just point and shoot, and on all the trips I've been on and even professional shoots, it has been a game changer to have this set of amazing cameras... Watch in video
📲 High-quality display
...The front display is also excellent here too. It gets super bright and has very thin bezels all around with a nice subtle curve to the glass... Watch in video
🔄 Dynamic Island feature
...If anything, it's a very different approach to solving the problem of a notch or a hole punch on your device because it turns that weakness into kind of a feature... Watch in video
⚡ Fast performance
...Pretty much any iPhone you can go to the store and buy today, or pretty much really any phone you can buy today, is going to be ridiculously fast... Watch in video
🔋 Great battery life
...But with this device, it's significantly better, at least right now... it lasts till late evening, no problem, no stopping to charge... Watch in video
💾 Improved USB-C port
...Getting rid of the lightning port was an amazing move. So now across all my devices except for my AirPods Max, I can just plug in one cable and charge everything up... Watch in video
🎨 Consistent photo and video quality
...The iPhone, unlike some other flagship phones, maintains a very consistent look with colors, contrast, and other details across all the cameras... Watch in video
🎥 Best smartphone video recording
...Day to day video is stellar. The iPhone kills it for colors, contrast, sharpness, and natural looking smooth stabilization across all three cameras... Watch in video
🖌️ Customizable software setup
...I finally found the perfect setup for my phone both functionally and visually. I personally love it... Watch in video
💪 Durable build quality
...To this day it still looks brand new... there's basically no damage on this device despite even dropping it a few times here and there... Watch in video
🤔 😕 Long press required for action button
...Essentially, it's not just a simple button press like a volume button or the power button, it's a press and hold situation... Watch quote in video
🤔 😐 Complicated customizability of action button
...After about like a week of using this and trying it out, I just ended up switching back to the default mute switch option... Watch quote in video
🤔 😒 Some new software-enabled lenses are unnecessary
...But honestly, I just turned them off. Not really a fan of these lenses, and they just kind of got in the way while shooting... Watch quote in video
🤔 😟 High price
...And yeah, I know, this is an expensive device, but if you do buy it, it's going to be a great phone for years and years and years... Watch quote in video
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Review by Nikias Molina
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max, with its lightweight titanium design, improved battery life, versatile camera, and customizable action button, proves to be a highly durable and practical device after two months of rigorous use, though it still has room for enhancement in its ultra-wide low-light performance and broader USB-C adoption. Watch review
...Titanium, lightweight, 10 out of 10.... Next quote
iPhone 15 Pro Max | 2 Months Later... Was It ACTUALLY Worth It?
9:03
24 Jan 2024
🪨 Titanium’s Durability
...Titanium has been holding up perfectly fine. I mean, just looking at my phone, there are no scratches, no scuffs... Watch in video
🌟 Action Button Customization
...Now when I tap on the action button, it brings the actions that I do the most on my daily life... Watch in video
🔋 Improved Battery Life
...Since Apple pushed the update, at least it's been lasting me the entire day, which I'm very happy about... Watch in video
🔌 USB-C Versatility
...Just the fact that I can connect this camera to my iPhone, it makes it a game changer for me... Watch in video
🤖 AI Keyboard Integration
...With Type AI, you no longer have to worry about typos, grammar mistakes, or finding the right words to express yourself... Watch in video
📸 x5 Camera Lens
...It's been a joy to use, especially in pure sunlight. You get such amazing results... Watch in video
🎥 Spatial Video
...Shooting spatial video has become so precious and I haven't even been able to relive those moments yet with Apple Vision Pro... Watch in video
🤔 👎 Action button feels useless without customization
...Until you make it really useful, you don't really find a good way to make it useful... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔋 Battery life issues after initial weeks
...The first weeks, it was great, but then Apple did some software updates that it just totally ruined the battery of the iPhone 15 Pro Max... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔌 Incomplete USB-C transition
...Since Apple hasn't fully adopted USB-C on all of their devices, it makes me still want to bring a lightning cable whenever I travel somewhere... Watch quote in video
🤔 📸 Poor low light performance with ultra-wide lens
...That ultra wide lens, whenever it gets dark, the results are grainy... Watch quote in video
🤔 💾 Spatial video consumes a lot of storage
...Now be aware that these videos take up a lot of storage... Watch quote in video
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Review by Justin Tse
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max seamlessly integrates impressive refinements and performance improvements into a familiar, well-rounded package, making it a worthwhile upgrade for users with older models, while those with more recent devices may see it as a minor, albeit polished, evolution. Watch review
...A significant leap for iPhone enthusiasts.... Next quote
iPhone 15 Pro Max Review // 3 Months Later!
17:16
7 Jan 2024
📱 Sleek and lighter design
...But generally speaking, the reason why I switched to the larger device is because it is lighter. It is about 10% lighter than before, the 15 Pro Max weighs in at about 221 grams, and the phone itself feels amazing in the hand... Watch in video
🌟 Rounded edges for better feel
...The bezels are also about 30% thinner, and that's something that I don't really notice as much as I notice how nicely rounded the phone is... Watch in video
🔋 Good battery life
...So the battery life does live up to its claim. It is what I need, and if you're someone who uses your phone a lot, the larger iPhone is going to be the one that you're going to want to go with... Watch in video
📸 Impressive 5X optical zoom
...This year on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, you finally have a zoom lens that is a 5X optical zoom, and it looks really good... Watch in video
🎥 High video quality with stabilization
...The stabilization that you get at 5X really does utilize the intelligence and the processing to really lock in on the subject... Watch in video
🌅 Improved low-light performance
...Both the main camera and the 0.5 camera are able to do better in low light by quite a significant amount... Watch in video
🔌 USB Type-C with faster transfer speeds
...The USB Type-C not only allows for, I mean, a more mainstream charging experience… it also gives you faster transfer speeds, and this iPhone has a USB-C transfer speed of 10 gigabits per second... Watch in video
🏗️ Well-rounded software and iOS 17 improvements
...Different from an iPhone before, I found that everything was very familiar as expected, but the refinements when it comes to the iOS 17 experience have been noticeable in some aspects... Watch in video
📇 Action button for customizable functionality
...The other one is the action buttons. It's a customizable button on the side that replaces the mute switch, and it allows you to toggle quick functions such as do not disturb, the camera, or you can even set certain commands... Watch in video
🙌 Refined user experience
...And that's not because Apple didn't make any big changes, it's just that I do switch phones every single year, and coming from last year's model, it was already a pretty well-rounded phone with some refinements that had to be made, which were mostly addressed in this year's device... Watch in video
🤔 😓 Minor upgrades over previous generation
...Coming from last year's iPhone, you're not going to notice a major, major change there... Watch quote in video
🤔 📉 Underwhelming battery life improvements
...The battery life does live up to its claim... but it isn't really an improvement or a big improvement from what we've seen in the previous generations... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔋 Just all-day battery life, no standout improvement
...The battery life does live up to its claim. It is what I need, and if you're someone who uses your phone a lot, the larger iPhone is going to be the one that you're going to want to go with, but it isn't really an improvement or a big improvement from what we've seen in the previous generations... Watch quote in video
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Review by GADGET SIDEKICK
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max is a significant upgrade for camera enthusiasts, offering impressive performance and design improvements, but may not be essential for those satisfied with their iPhone 14 Pro Max. Watch review
...A stunner and probably one of the best!... Next quote
Iphone 15 Pro Max After 2 Months Honest Review
14:32
1 Jan 2024
📸 Improved camera with 5x optical zoom
...If you're a camera person, I would highly recommend you to go for an upgrade, because its camera is a little bit better... Watch in video
🎨 Vibrant display suitable for video watching
...Sobrang ganda ng mga color vibrance na ito sa phone na ito. And I'm pretty sure that you would love it too... Watch in video
🔋 Long-lasting battery life
...Itong phone na ito can last you a little bit above 1 day. Maybe hirap siya maging 1 day and a half, but for sure beyond 1 day is okay na okay... Watch in video
🎮 Optimal performance for gaming
...If you're fond of gaming, this phone definitely won't let you down when it comes to gaming... Watch in video
📱 Lightweight and slimmer bezel
...Its weight has dropped significantly from the iPhone 14 Pro Max which is quite a little bit heavier compared to the 15 Pro Max... Watch in video
🎵 Quality music playback on loudspeakers
...Music tripping on its loudspeaker, approved... Watch in video
🛡️ Durable with ceramic shield glass
...Ang kanyang protection dito sa harap is a ceramic shield glass... Watch in video
🌈 Smooth UI experience with iOS 17
...It's a little bit more refreshing this time around... Watch in video
🌃 Excellent low-light photography
...One of the improvement ni iPhone 15 Pro Max would definitely be sa kanyang low light photography. And this one was able to perform... Watch in video
🤔 😕 Color fading on the sides
...Probably one of the things na mapapansin mo on the iPhone 15 Pro Max is nagfe-fade ang ganyang color, especially when you keep on pressing itong power button... Watch quote in video
🤔 💧 Susceptible to fading for acidic users
...I think personally, yung mga medyo mas acidic na tao might fade faster compared sa mga non-acidic na tao... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔥 Heating issues during intense gaming
...You would really feel the phone heating up... not as hot as the first release of this phone, but definitely still, mayroon mga ano, kasi pag sinasagad-sagad mo ang kanyang graphics dito sa Genshin Impact, you would really feel the heat dito sa phone na ito... Watch quote in video
🤔 🎮 Still heats up despite updates
...But after the update, medyo nafeel ko na wala namang kanyang init. Not as hot as the first time... Watch quote in video
🤔 ⚡ Slow charge time
...At charging itong phone na ito from 0 to 100 takes roughly mga 1 hour and 15 minutes... Watch quote in video
🤔 📱 Minimal screen improvement over 14 Pro Max
...But if you're coming off from the 12 Pro Max, mafifil mo yung difference ng kanyang screen... I could hardly tell. I would maybe tell you halos wala namang ako na feel na improvement from the 14 Pro Max... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚫 Not a significant upgrade for non-photographers
...Now, if you're not fond of photography, just taking your point and shoot, it's not really too much of an upgrade, this phone... Watch quote in video
🤔 📸 Slight noise in low-light zoom shots
...Now, if you further enhance it using a five-time zoom shot, this is how it looks like. There would be some loss din sa kanyang... There's some noise pagdating dito sa low light shot niya... Watch quote in video
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Review by Tim Schofield
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max impresses with its premium build, improved camera system, and user-friendly features, making it a solid upgrade for some but perhaps not essential for those with recent models. Watch review
...The most comfortable iPhone I've held.... Next quote
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max Review After 3 Months!
14:04
16 Dec 2023
📱 Comfort of the titanium build
...It's much more comfortable, again, noticeably more comfortable in the hand to hold, honestly, maybe the most comfortable iPhone I've held... Watch in video
🔌 USB Type-C port
...I have so many USB Type-C cables, but I can definitely see the pain point in the people that don't... Watch in video
🔋 Solid battery life
...Battery life is solid, but it isn't as good as I'd like it to be, actually, the 13 Pro Max, I feel like, was better... Watch in video
📸 Improved 5x zoom lens
...That 5x really jumped it up because the zoom on the previous iPhones were lacking... Watch in video
🎥 Excellent video quality
...Apple continues to be the king of video on their devices. It's still my go-to when I film reels and other videos... Watch in video
🖥 Dynamic Island functionality
...It's more useful than a notch, obviously, when it shows maybe a quick timer up in the top or if I wanna swap songs... Watch in video
🧑‍💻 A17 Bionic chip performance
...Apple continues to lead the pack in their processor chip development, and it's fun to see... Watch in video
📷 Automatic portrait mode feature
...One thing I love is the automatic portrait mode...you don't have to take two. It will take a portrait mode shot or a regular shot and you can switch between the two post taking your picture... Watch in video
👍 Stash stand case utility
...The ESR MagSafe Hybrid Case with Stash Stand...is really neat, a great way to protect your device, but also use MagSafe with a case on the phone... Watch in video
🔄 RCS support announcement
...Apple actually made an official statement saying that later next year...they are adding RCS support... Watch in video
🌈 Less noticeable fingerprints
...You'll notice it collects a lot less fingerprints, or at least they're not noticeable on the side... Watch in video
🔲 Action Button versatility
...By default, it is the actual mute switch, however, within settings there are a lot of different options that you have... Watch in video
🤔 😓 Transition to USB-C may be inconvenient
...I can definitely see the pain point in the people that don't [have USB-C cables], and this kind of reminds me of back when Apple got rid of the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack... Watch quote in video
🤔 🐌 Charging speeds not improved
...I do wish the charging speeds while wired were faster, especially because the USB-C can definitely support it... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔋 Battery life not as good as expected
...Battery life is solid, but it isn't as good as I'd like it to be, actually, the 13 Pro Max, I feel like was better, and then the 14 Pro Max got a little worse, this is just about the exact same as the 14 Pro Max... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔥 Overheating issues took an update to resolve
...Now, when the 15 Pro first came out, there were a lot of reports of overheating, and Apple has pushed out a software update to solve that... Watch quote in video
🤔 📲 Notification management needs improvement
...Their notification management just needs an upgrade. That is the one thing that really sort of bothers me is just how cluttered the notification bar kind of gets... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔧 Action button customization is limited
...I wanted it to be a little more useful, I wanted it to have maybe a triple tap, or just ways to truly customize it. It's somewhat limited... Watch quote in video
🤔 📷 Low light photo quality could be better
...In lower light, they can get maybe a little bit grainy, but overall they still shoot better quality, obviously, than you normally would get... Watch quote in video
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Review by MacRumors
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max is an incredibly well-built, high-performing device with impressive upgrades, though it may not offer enough innovation to justify upgrading from the previous generation for most users. Watch review
...Absolute powerhouse with a flawless design.... Next quote
The iPhone 15 Pro Max is Unbeatable (Long Term Review)
10:19
7 Dec 2023
✨ Stunning design and premium build quality
...I absolutely love the weight, the new titanium around the frame here. And I just love that slight contoured edge to make it fit and feel this great in your hands, especially for such a large phone... Watch in video
📸 Exceptional camera system
...The iPhone 15 Pro Max camera system is incredible. My favorite thing is taking portraits with the 5X telephoto... Watch in video
🚀 Powerhouse performance
...It is a absolute powerhouse. The display's always been good... Watch in video
🔋 Solid battery performance (initially)
...Early on in my last video that I did, I was very impressed. I said it seemed to last a lot longer than my iPhone 14 Pro Max... Watch in video
🔧 Durable and resistant to wear
...I've dropped this phone, I think twice from a distance and in a location in which I was not very comfortable with that happening... it actually held up pretty well... Watch in video
📱 Versatile action button
...I actually do use it daily and that's just to launch the camera app. But when I say I don't use it at all, it's just there's so many other things that you can do with this that I feel like I'm not taking full advantage of it... Watch in video
🖼️ Innovative photo editing features
...I also just a big fan of just taking photos and then turning them into portraits later and messing around with the different focus controls and the depth controls... Watch in video
🔌 Convenient USB-C port
...USB-C, that's the other big major upgrade. I'm glad we have it. It has been great for me personally when traveling... Watch in video
🤔 🔥 Overheating issues during charging
...Occasionally during wireless and wired charging, it's gotten hot, like really hot to the point where you're like, this does not feel safe in my hands... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔋 Battery life regress over time
...I said it seemed to last a lot longer than my iPhone 14 Pro Max, but that's kind of changed. It's been regressing... Watch quote in video
🤔 🕹️ Limited use of the Action Button
...I don't use it at all. I mean, okay, that's not entirely true. I actually do use it daily and that's just to launch the camera app. But when I say I don't use it at all, it's just there's so many other things that you can do with this that I feel like I'm not taking full advantage of it and I'm not using it like it should be... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔌 Compatibility issues with USB-C
...It has been great for me personally when traveling, but not great for living with other people that haven't upgraded to an iPhone 15 Pro or have a USB-C device really... Watch quote in video
🤔 😐 No significant innovation
...I guess we don't really need that cool wow feature if we really just have a solid device that checks all of the boxes, which this really does. But ultimately, it's still feeling kind of stale to me... Watch quote in video
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Review by Nick Ackerman
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max, with its impressive battery life, superior camera capabilities, and premium design, is a near-perfect upgrade for those with older models, though its high price and lackluster color options may deter some. Watch review
...The battery life is amazing... Next quote
iPhone 15 Pro Max Review After 2 Months
14:30
4 Dec 2023
🔋 Exceptional battery life
...I've been really monitoring this and it's a full day phone easily. Pretty darn easily... Watch in video
🔊 Impressive speaker performance
...It's been louder, but also crispier. It just sounds better than before... Watch in video
⚡ A17 Pro Chip performance
...It has been amazing in the sense that the A17 Pro chip really makes everything on this phone fly... Watch in video
🔧 Smooth multitasking
...Everything remains open in the background... Watch in video
🎮 Excellent gaming experience
...The graphics are just ridiculous good. So if you wanna do some heavy stuff, you can even play some other games on here... Watch in video
📷 Comprehensive camera capabilities
...We’re now at the point with the iPhone camera, ultra wide, super long zoom, 25 times digital video, 4K 60 cinematic video, portrait mode automatic on the front... Watch in video
🧩 Integrated connectivity with USB-C
...If you are using AirPods or some like Samsung Buds, for example, you can charge via the same cable between like multiple devices like that... Watch in video
🌐 Fast Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections
...Bluetooth connectivity is super fast on here with the 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E is super fast... Watch in video
💪 Light and comfortable design
...It feels so light in the hand. And two months later, I got this ultra thin case, which I will leave link down below... Watch in video
🖥️ Rich display experience
...It gets super bright day to day. It feels nice to use because it's edge to edge here, just about... Watch in video
🎵 Enhanced audio experience
...Combine the fact that it has faster Bluetooth than ever, faster connectivity than ever, the newer USB-C AirPods with the USB-C charging... Watch in video
🛠️ Flexible camera usage
...You can adjust things like ISO, white balance and exposure values and stuff like that, and you could take this out of the basic iPhone camera mode and make it a little bit more premium... Watch in video
📱 Display brightness and quality
...I will say though, that if you're looking for a super vibrant display, I think this one has got good contrast ratio with the OLED... Watch in video
💼 Effective use of Dynamic Island
...I used it on my Lyft ride the other day, I could see where the Lyft car was and when you get some orders and stuff like that for some delivery apps, it works there too... Watch in video
💸 Long-term value retention
...Not only do they hold their value, they get updated for so many years that if you actually break it down how much it is per day, per dollar, you did the math. It's kind of worth it... Watch in video
🤔 📱 Battery life not better than 13 Pro Max
...It doesn't touch though the 13 Pro Max. So if you're looking to get better battery life than the 13 Pro Max, I didn't see it here, but it's the best since the 13 Pro Max... Watch quote in video
🤔 💀 Dynamic Island still obtrusive
...Dynamic Island is still a little bit of an eyesore, but at the end of the day, I think Apple's gonna reduce that in the future... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔧 Titanium less durable
...There is one con though to this in that it's not quite as durable, so you can crack the back a little bit easier... Watch quote in video
🤔 🎨 Dull color options
...And lastly, the colors this year were kind of dull. And even a couple months later, I look at this and I'm not like, oh, that's so vivid and beautiful... Watch quote in video
🤔 🖥️ No split screen feature
...You really need a split screen mode because there is no way to split screen. It's just one application at a time... Watch quote in video
🤔 📸 Camera design is outdated
...This iPhone camera design looks like 11 Pro Max is bigger. So I would like to see a switch in the camera design... Watch quote in video
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Review by Created by Ella
Sentiment: Mixed
The iPhone 15 Pro Max offers impressive upgrades, particularly for professional videography and high-resolution photography, but for everyday use, it feels too similar to last generation and the more affordable iPhone 15. Watch review
...Biggest upgrade I've had in years.... Next quote
iPhone 15 Pro Max Review | Conflicting thoughts...(2 months later)
11:44
30 Nov 2023
📸 High-resolution main camera
...The 24 megapixel image looks so much better than the 12 megapixel version from the iPhone 14 Pro Max... Watch in video
🎥 Professional-quality video
...This is by far the biggest change I've seen in a one year upgrade... in many situations, the iPhone footage can now look just as good as from a $3,000 camera... Watch in video
⚙️ Action button customization
...Now, instead of only toggling on silent mode, this button can be mapped to a whole array of things. And I think this is a great change... Watch in video
🌟 Dynamic Island and Live Activities
...One of my favorite use cases is toggle track, which keeps track of how long I spend on things... It makes it much easier to monitor things... Watch in video
🔍 Five times telephoto lens
...The five times doesn't just give this phone more reach, but it also gives it a very cool perspective for portraits... Watch in video
💻 Faster data transfer with USB-C
...Transferring two gigs only took about five seconds... Watch in video
🏞 Display enhancements
...The display is still very smooth and can go extremely bright, but it's nothing new at this point... Watch in video
📱 Beautiful, more approachable design
...It's also pretty scratch resistant. Over the last two months, I didn't even have a case on it most of the time... it still looks brand new... Watch in video
🤔 😕 Feels similar to the last two generations of iPhones
...I feel really conflicted. On one hand, it felt pretty similar to the last two generations of iPhones... Watch quote in video
🤔 🤷‍♂️ Some features are also available on the cheaper iPhone 15
...But those same features might not be meaningful to you and others are also available on the cheaper iPhone 15... Watch quote in video
🤔 📏 Ridiculously long minimum focus distance on the five times camera
...Another surprising finding is that the five times camera has a ridiculously long minimum focus distance. That means it literally cannot focus on things less than three feet away from the phone... Watch quote in video
🤔 📉 Three times zoom quality is worse than last year
...And at first, I wasn't sure about replacing the three times telephoto with five times, especially since now, the three times is worse than what it was last year... Watch quote in video
🤔 😑 Ultra-wide and selfie lens haven't seen much improvement
...However, I do wish that they gave more attention to the ultra wide and selfie lens, because even compared to two years ago, they're practically the same. And personally, I use those two lenses quite often... Watch quote in video
🤔 📱 Requires more storage due to larger file sizes
...However, those are much larger files than before, which would certainly make storage a concern... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔥 GPU thermal throttles aggressively
...So in my use, the 15 Pro Max's performance didn't feel much different than last gen, especially since the GPU still does thermal throttle quite aggressively. After two minutes, it had already dipped 26%... Watch quote in video
🤔 📊 Performance and efficiency improvements are marginal
...I had also hoped that the three nanometer chip would bring big efficiency benefits and extend the battery life. And it does, but only slightly... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔋 Battery life isn't significantly better
...And at the end, even with a marginally larger battery, the iPhone 15 Pro Max only lasted about 9% longer. Considering this is a brand new phone versus a one-year-old phone and they have the same display, it's just not that impressive... Watch quote in video
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Review by The Tech Chap
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max, with its USB-C upgrade, lighter titanium frame, and standout camera features, makes it a worthwhile upgrade for users coming from models earlier than the iPhone 13. Watch review
...Definitely a worthy upgrade for iPhone 12 users.... Next quote
iPhone 15 Pro Max - 2 MONTHS Later... was it worth it?
13:58
14 Nov 2023
📱 Noticeably lighter
...It is definitely a notably lighter phone and you do sort of feel it every day you pick it up... Watch in video
🔋 Decent battery life
...I've been averaging about nine hours of screen on time and it is lasting just a little bit longer than my 14 Pro Max... Watch in video
📷 Improved camera features
...I find the 15 Pro Max's camera the most consistent and also the most visually pleasing... Watch in video
🎥 Next-gen portrait mode
...The main one for me is the next-gen portrait. I just take regular photos and then every now and then, I'll go back into the photos app and turn it into a portrait... Watch in video
🔌 USB-C port
...For most people, I reckon this is the main reason you may want to upgrade. Life is just easier with USB-C... Watch in video
🚀 Smooth performance
...I did notice this was just a little bit more consistently smooth... Watch in video
📱 Enhanced video capabilities
...I'm shooting this at 4k 30, you can shoot up to 4k 60 pro res in log, and it just means you can get away from that iPhone look... Watch in video
👓 AR compatibility
...I recently reviewed the new X-Reel AR glasses. These Air 2 Pros are properly amazing by the way... Watch in video
🤔 😕 The zoom isn't as good at three times
...The zoom isn't as good at three times, which is annoying... Watch quote in video
🤔 🤔 Skin tones can sometimes still be a bit too warm
...Skin tones can sometimes still be a bit too warm or too orangey, especially for darker skin tones... Watch quote in video
🤔 🌟 Lens flare issue
...and we do still get that lens flare... Watch quote in video
🤔 🤕 Fragile glass
...I've also managed to ding the glass and that was pretty easy. Actually, it fell off onto this wooden floor from like table height... Watch quote in video
🤔 🎮 Underutilized power of the A17 Pro chip
...We also can't really utilize the power of that A17 Pro chip. There's just like a couple of games now that are that console level, but of course it does future proof it... Watch quote in video
🤔 🖥️ No split screen mode
...I know not many people care, but I still wish there was a split screen mode... Watch quote in video
🤔 🥱 Iterative design
...it does just still feel a bit iterative. We haven't had that sort of big, exciting moment for an iPhone since, I guess, the 10, the X... Watch quote in video
🤔 📱 Lack of innovative design options
...I would love to see a flip or a fold or, you know, a budget, a good budget iPhone, like a replacement of the SE... Watch quote in video
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Review by Flossy Carter
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max is a top-tier smartphone with exceptional camera capabilities, excellent battery life, and a robust build, making it a major go despite some minor drawbacks and high price. Watch review
...Trust me, you're gonna love this phone.... Next quote
iPhone 15 Pro Max "Real Review" - The Snyder Cut
1:59:31
11 Oct 2023
📸 Excellent camera quality
...This is why you're buying this phone and in my opinion besides the iPhone 15 Pro Max you got the google pixel 7 and 8 pro You got the galaxy s23 ultra the xiaomi 13 ultra the sony mark 5 Oppo find x6 pro and the vivo x90 pro plus those are the best cameras on the market... Watch in video
🔋 Impressive battery life
...The battery life is insane You've got the wireless charging you got reverse wired charge now you got USB type-c you got ProRes Recording straight to an external hard drive... Watch in video
🔊 Outstanding speakers
...The iPhone has some of the best speakers in the game I would say there's only a few phones that I can name like this phone right here I this Asus ROG There's a few phones that I can name that do have better speakers, but the iPhone is top tier speakers... Watch in video
🌟 Beautiful display
...The iPhone the 15 Pro Max 120 Hertz refresh rate 2,000 nits brightness. This is a great display... Watch in video
🔒 Superior Face ID
...Now all jokes aside you know iPhones have arguably the best face unlock in the game... Watch in video
💡 iOS 17 features
...iOS 17 has so many dope features as a Samsung night. I gotta take my hat off. These are dope phones... Watch in video
🔌 USB Type-C charging
...But having it on an iPhone that's a huge deal and not only do you get USB type-c charging you get reverse wired charging... Watch in video
🎥 ProRes Recording
...But now that we got usb type-c charging you could go out and get an external hard drive Just plug it in Okay now when you click on that, Okay now look at this pro res hdr right to the external hard drive How dope is that... Watch in video
💪 Robust build quality
...Okay, you're gonna notice the build quality Immediately. I love it... Watch in video
🌐 Always-on Display and Standby Mode
...Actually love it the action button Most importantly though you get in USB type-c charging now I know Samsung Knights Android warlords... Watch in video
🤔 🚫 No fingerprint sensor
...Now Apple, you got a fingerprint sensor on the peasant iPad. Y'all seen me review that iPad, iPad mini, the fingerprint sensor on the top. Why not just put a fingerprint sensor into the button right here?... Watch quote in video
🤔 💸 High price
...1,200 bucks for 256. That's TGH. And if you don't know what that means, that's too goddamn high... Watch quote in video
🤔 📦 Poor unboxing experience
...You go home, you got a glass of Hennessy, you know, you got a cigar... You open it up, you peel this off, you look in the box... okay, you got one Apple troll sticker and a cable. Okay, and that's it. The unboxing experience is over... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔋 Slow charging speeds
...Take advantage of USB type-c charging and then still keep 25-watt charging speeds. Now that's 0 to 50% in around 30 to 35 minutes... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔄 No reverse wireless charging
...Reverse wired charging, but you see, Android is always one step ahead. With the galaxy phones, you could do reverse wireless charging... Watch quote in video
🤔 📱 No home screen rotation
...No home screen rotation. Okay, so we open up the device, we go like this. Now, yeah, remember with the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 was my last iPhone that I had that had home screen rotation... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚫 No split-screen multitasking
...Split screen multitasking, not fast tasking. Okay, this is fast testing when you go like this... This is fast testing going like this back and forth. That's cool, but I would like to see both at the same time... Watch quote in video
🤔 🎥 No pause in video recording
...When you're shooting a video... I can't pause the video. I gotta stop it and then I gotta start recording again. Stop it and start recording again... Watch quote in video
🤔 🎬 No 8K video recording
...When you go to video, you got all the way up to 8K at 30 frames per second. With a galaxy, you're only getting 4K 60 frames per second... Watch quote in video
🤔 📷 No pro mode for the camera
...No pro mode on the video. Now, y'all know, they call me Petty Roosevelt, so I do have a petty—a couple of petty gripes... Watch quote in video
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Review by MrMobile [Michael Fisher]
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max is a meticulously crafted device with exceptional features and widespread appeal, but it remains a predictable and conservative choice in a market brimming with bold innovations. Watch review
...The iPhone has bugs too.... Next quote
iPhone 15 Pro Max: Attention To Detail
12:32
9 Oct 2023
💡 Excellent battery life
...It didn't matter that my girlfriend's car was still rigged for lightning charging instead of USB. The Max lasted five hours of constant GPS navigation... Watch in video
☀️ Bright display
...I never went easy on that display brightness either. More often than not, I maxed it out, which made it incredibly readable outdoors... Watch in video
📸 Impressive camera performance
...It's been a long time since any of them have made photographing humans so effortless, so consistently great... Watch in video
🔊 Effective voice isolation
...I adore this feature. It separates your voice from the background and keeps you clear regardless of the cacophony that surrounds you... Watch in video
🌍 Ecosystem integration
...It's little things I've talked about before, like being able to toggle my hotspot right from my MacBook... Watch in video
🔄 Dynamic Island experience
...It does have a dynamic island with unique capabilities that require specific coding... Watch in video
📱 Durable with ClickLock
...With a ClickLock case and accessory, your iPhone isn't slipping or sliding anywhere... Watch in video
📲 AirDrop convenience
...When it comes time to share those photos, well, of course, AirDrop just drives home that ecosystem advantage even harder... Watch in video
🔋 Battery endurance despite heat issues
...I did experience that phantom heating of the phone during my testing, but the battery life didn't seem to take a hit as a result... Watch in video
🤔 🔄 Little control over home screen layout
...How little control you actually have over your home screen's layout, or how if you reject the iOS orthodoxy of anxiety-inducing badges everywhere, you're forced into the world's most chaotic notification center... Watch quote in video
🤔 🖋️ Auto-correct issues
...The autocorrect that still insists on trying to fix you... Watch quote in video
🤔 📞 eSIM hassles
...The stubborn scourge of eSIM, which a year later is still more cumbersome and less reliable if you're switching to or from anything but another iPhone... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔋 Charging bugs
...On a MagSafe dock, it will periodically make the charging sound as though you've just dropped it on, even when it's been there for hours... Watch quote in video
🤔 📷 Camera app issues
...In the middle of taking the coastal Carolina photos and videos I'll show you shortly, the Max at one point just gave me a black screen when I called up the camera. I had to restart the app more than once to get it back... Watch quote in video
🤔 💳 App glitches
...A similar issue happened when boarding a ferry back here in New York, when the ticketing app wouldn't come back into focus until I restarted it. And even if that's an app issue, that reinforces my point. Sometimes apps are imperfect, regardless of platform... Watch quote in video
🤔 🗺️ Dynamic island inconsistency
...Over a year after Apple introduced it, I'm surprised how many developers still don't take advantage of it. And it's inconsistent... Watch quote in video
🤔 🎧 Background noise in AirPods Pro
...Now, I did not find that those audio enhancements translated to Apple's AirPods Pro, which picked up all kinds of background noise regardless of whether isolation was enabled... Watch quote in video
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Review by GSMArena Official
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max stands out as this year's top-tier iPhone, boasting impressive upgrades in design, performance, and camera capabilities, albeit with some minor durability and thermal management concerns. Watch review
...What makes this year's Pro Max special?... Next quote
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max full review
14:26
29 Sep 2023
📱 Lighter design with titanium frame
...First off, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is 20 grams lighter than the previous model, and you can feel it right away... Watch in video
🔋 Great battery life
...With it, the iPhone 15 Pro Max scored a great total endurance rating of 118 hours... Watch in video
📸 Excellent camera system with new 5x zoom
...The camera features an innovative tetraprism periscope design. It's the first periscope zoom on an iPhone, and a highlight of this year's camera setup... Watch in video
⚡ USB-C connectivity
...For one, across the board, Apple has finally changed from a lightning port and cable to USB-C, the standard you find on pretty much all other mobile devices. Say goodbye to dongles and adapters... Watch in video
🚀 Powerful A17 Pro chipset with hardware ray tracing
...The chipset's GPU features hardware-accelerated ray tracing, which is supposedly four times faster than the software-based ray tracing of last year's A16 Bionic chip... Watch in video
📺 Impressive display quality
...The display of the phone feels lifted straight from last year's model, a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED with a 120Hz refresh rate and protected by ceramic shield glass... Watch in video
🔊 Great speaker quality
...The stereo speakers have very good loudness and an impressively rich sound output across the board, from bass to vocals and treble... Watch in video
🛡️ IP68-rated protection against dust and water
...At least you can still breathe easy around water. The iPhone 15 Pro Max again brings IP68-rated protection against dust and water submersion... Watch in video
🤳 High-quality selfie camera with autofocus
...12 megapixel selfies are superb, with lovely colors, no noise, adequate dynamic range, and plenty of detail... Watch in video
🛠️ New customizable action key
...Like I mentioned earlier, the silencer key has become the new action key, which triggers when you long press it. There are a few predefined actions available, as well as a shortcut button which allows you to assign pretty much whatever you want, for your convenience... Watch in video
🤔 👎 The titanium build doesn't feel premium
...However, while the new material is more premium, it doesn't quite feel like it. It actually feels just like the aluminum you get on the cheaper iPhone 15 models... Watch quote in video
🤔 🪁 Questionable durability of the new back design
...Even though you might imagine that a titanium build would be more durable, based on drop and bend tests online, the iPhone 15 Pro Max's back is actually a lot easier to break than the previous model, for whatever reason... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔥 Thermal management issues compared to previous model
...Gaming performance and thermal management are just as important... Last year's Pro Max maintained much higher max performance in the same test... Watch quote in video
🤔 ⚡ No significant improvement in charging speed
...With an Apple 20W power adapter, we were able to charge the 15 Pro Max from 0-46% in half an hour. Nothing exciting, and about the same as last year... Watch quote in video
🤔 📸 Unflattering detail from selfie camera
...The details are maybe a bit too pronounced though, and they may come out as unflattering... Watch quote in video
🤔 📦 No charger included in the box
...The iPhone doesn't come with a charger in the box, as expected... Watch quote in video
🤔 🗝️ Lack of convenience with the new action key
...The location of the key is up high where the silencer was, and not the easiest to reach on the fly... Watch quote in video
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Review by Tom’s Guide
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The iPhone 15 Pro Max delivers compelling upgrades with its lighter titanium design, enhanced camera capabilities, powerful A17 Pro chip, and impressive battery life, making it a worthy if pricier upgrade. Watch review
...A big screen beast that feels light.... Next quote
iPhone 15 Pro Max REVIEW: Is it Worth It?
10:31
19 Sep 2023
⚖️ Lighter and stronger titanium design
...It's thanks to a new titanium design that makes this big 6.7 inch flagship wonderfully light... Watch in video
🖥️ Compact big-screen feel
...It’s a big screen beast that doesn’t actually feel all that big... Watch in video
🔘 Handier action button
...The action button replaces it, and it's one of the best and also most frustrating things about the iPhone 15 Pro Max... Watch in video
⚡ Powerful A17 Pro chip
...You can literally play console-quality games, complete with ray-tracing tech, for the most realistic lighting effects on a phone... Watch in video
📸 Advanced 5x zoom camera
...A new tetraprism lens achieves a 5x optical zoom, which is a big jump up from the 3x on the previous model... Watch in video
🎥 High-quality video capture
...Based on my testing, the iPhone 15 Pro Max offers breathtaking video quality... Watch in video
🔋 Long-lasting battery life
...The new Pro Max lasted a whopping 14 hours and 2 minutes... Watch in video
📱 Dynamic Island utility
...I use this all the time for third-party apps like Spotify, United Airlines, and for checking the latest status on my Uber ride... Watch in video
🕹️ Next-gen gaming performance
...The iPhone 15 Pro Max has the potential to be the best gaming phone ever... Watch in video
📟 Enhanced software features
...iOS 17 brings a number of enhancements to the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and here's some of my favorites... Watch in video
🤔 👎 Higher starting price
...At $1,199, the device has a $100 higher starting price than the last model... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚶‍♂️ Slow charging speed
...The charging is still slow, and not everyone will be happy to say goodbye to the mute switch... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔋 Only 20-watt charging speeds
...The iPhone 15 Pro Max still offers the same 20-watt charging speeds... Watch quote in video
🤔 🕰 Limited functionality of Action button
...My problem with the action button is that it supports only one function at a time... Watch quote in video
🤔 📷 Digital zoom performance compared to competitors
...But at 25x digital zoom, the iPhone shot has more noise and less definition than Samsung's... Watch quote in video
🤔 💰 Expensive
...Not everything about the iPhone 15 Pro Max is woe-inducing... Watch quote in video
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The Google Pixel 8 Pro is a flagship smartphone with a sleek design, impressive camera capabilities, vibrant display, powerful performance, and decent battery life, making it a recommended choice for users who prioritize photography, multimedia consumption, performance, and style.
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