Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max vs iPhone 11 Pro Max

Here we compared two flagship smartphones: the 6.7-inch Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (with Apple A15 Bionic) that was released on September 14, 2021, against the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, which is powered by Apple A13 Bionic and came out 24 months before. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Higher display refresh rate – 120 Hz
  • Better camera quality (According to DxOMark rating)
  • Shows 19% longer battery life (43:44 vs 36:48 hours)
  • Delivers 29% higher maximum brightness (1060 against 824 nits)
  • The rear camera has a 3x optical zoom
  • Comes with 383 mAh larger battery capacity: 4352 vs 3969 mAh
  • 29% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (797K versus 619K)
  • Has 50% more RAM: 6GB versus 4GB
  • The phone is 2-years newer

Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests

Display

Type OLED OLED
Size 6.7 inches 6.5 inches
Resolution 1284 x 2778 pixels 1242 x 2688 pixels
Aspect ratio 19.5:9 19.5:9
PPI 458 ppi 458 ppi
Refresh rate 120 Hz 60 Hz
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision Yes, Dolby Vision
Screen protection Ceramic Shield Tempered glass
Screen-to-body ratio 87.4% 83.7%
Display features - DCI-P3 - DCI-P3
Display tests
RGB color space 99.9% 99.6%
PWM 238 Hz 245 Hz
Response time 8.5 ms 4.9 ms
Contrast ∞ Infinity ∞ Infinity
Max. Brightness
1060 nits
Sources: NotebookCheck [3], [4]

Design and build

Height 160.8 mm (6.33 inches) 158 mm (6.22 inches)
Width 78.1 mm (3.07 inches) 77.8 mm (3.06 inches)
Thickness 7.65 mm (0.3 inches) 8.1 mm (0.32 inches)
Weight 240 gramm (8.47 oz) 226 gramm (7.97 oz)
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Rear material Glass Glass
Frame material Metal Metal
Colors Black, Silver, Gold, Blue Silver, Gold, Gray, Dark gray
Fingerprint scanner No No
Screen-to-body ratio

Performance

Tests of Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Apple A15 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
Max. clock 3200 MHz 2650 MHz
CPU cores 6 (2 + 4) 6 (2 + 4)
Architecture - 4 cores at 1.82 GHz: Blizzard
- 2 cores at 3.223 GHz: Avalanche
- 4 cores at 1.6 GHz: Thunder
- 2 cores at 2.66 GHz: Lightning
Lithography process 5 nanometers 7 nanometers
Graphics Apple GPU Apple A13 Bionic GPU
GPU clock 1200 MHz -
FLOPS - ~736 GFLOPS
Memory
RAM size 6 GB 4 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory clock 2133 MHz -
Channels 2 2
Storage
Storage size 128, 256, 512, 1024 GB 64, 256, 512 GB
Storage type NVMe NVMe
Memory card No No

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
CPU 213823 175209
GPU 317561 231377
Memory 126792 80239
UX 136444 127285
Total score 797935 619614
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 82% 79%
Graphics test 57 FPS 44 FPS
Graphics score - 7460
Sources: 3DMark [3], [4]

Software

Operating system iOS 15 (Can be upgraded to iOS 15.5) iOS 13 (Can be upgraded to iOS 15.5)
OS size 13 GB -

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 4352 mAh 3969 mAh
Charge power 20 W 18 W
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging Yes (7.5 W) Yes (7.5 W)
Reverse charging No No
Fast charging Yes (42% in 30 min) Yes (48% in 30 min)
Full charging time 1:46 hr 1:57 hr
Battery life tests
Web browsing 14:55 hr 11:56 hr
Watching video 20:14 hr 16:42 hr
Gaming 07:42 hr 07:08 hr
Standby 140 hr 124 hr
General battery life
43:44 hr
Phones With Long Battery Life (6th and 52nd place)

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Image resolution 4032 x 3024 4000 x 3000
Zoom Optical, 3x Optical, 2x
Flash Dual LED Quad LED
Stabilization Optical Optical
8K video recording No No
4K video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 60FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 240FPS
Slow motion 240 FPS (1080p) 240 FPS (1080p)
Angle of widest lens 120° 120°
Lenses 4 (12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP + 0 MP) 3 (12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.5
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Pixel size: 1.9 micron
- Sensor: 1/1.66", Sony IMX703 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
- Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
- Optical stabilization
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Pixel size: 1.4 micron
- Sensor: 1/2.55", Apple iSight Camera (CMOS)
- Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
- Optical stabilization
Telephoto lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.8
- Focal length: 77 mm
- Pixel size: 1 micron
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.0
- Focal length: 52 mm
- Pixel size: 1 micron
- Sensor: 1/3.4" (CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
Ultra-wide lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 13 mm
- Pixel size: 1 micron
- Phase autofocus
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- Focal length: 13 mm
- Sensor: 1/3.4" (CMOS)
Depth lens - Pixel size: 1 micron
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Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- RAW support
- Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- RAW support
Samples Photo samples of Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max from DxOMark -
Selfie camera
Megapixels 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Image resolution 4032 x 3024 4032 x 3024
Aperture f/2.2 f/2.2
Focal length 23 mm -
Pixel size 1 microns -
Sensor type Exmor-RS CMOS BSI CMOS
Sensor size 1/3.6" 1/3.6"
Video resolution 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS

DxOMark camera tests

Photo quality
Video quality
Generic camera score

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi MiMO
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth version 5 5
Bluetooth features LE, A2DP LE, A2DP
USB type - No
USB version 2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS
NFC* Yes Yes
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 1 1
Type of SIM card Nano Nano
eSIM support* Yes Yes
Hybrid slot No No
LTE Cat* 18 18
5G support Yes No

Sound

Speakers Stereo Stereo
Headphone audio jack No No
FM radio No No
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Speakers test
Max. loudness
85.8 dB

Other

Category Flagship Flagship
Announced September 2021 September 2019
Release date September 2021 September 2019
SAR (head) 0.99 W/kg 0.95 W/kg
SAR (body) 0.98 W/kg 0.99 W/kg
Sensors - Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Face recognition sensor
- Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Face recognition sensor
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

After analyzing all the data, we think that the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max is definitely a better buy.

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Badmad 22 April 2022 05:39
Dolby visionand alwayson? 11 pro max,since when?
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Sergey 22 April 2022 10:40
If you check official site you will find support of Dolby Vision.
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Booger 30 October 2021 12:46
How is 4gb tab to 6 go ram 50% boost? It would have to be 3 to 6 or 4 to 8 to be 50%. I suck at math but even my feeble brain knows your numbers are off.
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Root 30 October 2021 21:51
We calculating how bigger value is, not how smaller. 4GB is 100%. Then 6 would be 150%, because it's 1.5 time bigger. 150%-100%=50%. 4 and 8 would be 100% bigger, because "100% bigger" = "2 times bigger".
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Corners 27 November 2021 09:19
50% of 4 is 2, giving you 6 total. Or a 50% increase
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JD< 30 December 2021 19:42
Sorry but you are off with your calculation. A boost of 50% is 1,5 x anything. So 1,5 x 4 is indeed 6… If you were going from 4 to 8 it would be a 100% boost. What you are probably doing wrong is calculating from the top number. If you look at 8 minus 50% (or 50% of 8) it gives you indeed 4. But this is the wrong way to look at it. It is the same consideration as if you were looking at a markup vs. a margin. One is calculated from the starting number the other one from the ending number. A boost starts from the starting number therefore the one that needs to be boosted.
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DP! 19 April 2022 00:24
You are correct. You Suck at math
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