Apple iPhone 13 vs iPhone 11 Pro Max

Here we compared two flagship smartphones: the 6.1-inch Apple iPhone 13 (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 25 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
  • Better camera quality (According to DxOMark rating)
  • 26% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (805K versus 637K)
  • The phone is 2-years and 1-month newer
  • More energy-efficient CPU – Apple A15 Bionic
  • Weighs 52 grams less
  • 31% faster in single-core GeekBench 5 test: 1741 and 1326 points
  • Better grip in hands – the body is 6.3 mm narrower
Reasons to consider the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • The rear camera has a 2x optical zoom
  • Comes with 742 mAh larger battery capacity: 3969 vs 3227 mAh
  • Has a 0.4 inch larger screen size

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 6.1 inches 6.5 inches
Resolution 1170 x 2532 pixels 1242 x 2688 pixels
Aspect ratio 19.5:9 19.5:9
PPI 460 ppi 458 ppi
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
Max rated brightness 800 nits 800 nits
Max rated brightness in HDR 1200 nits -
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision Yes, Dolby Vision
Screen protection Ceramic Shield Tempered glass
Screen-to-body ratio 86% 83.7%
Display features - DCI-P3 - DCI-P3
Display tests
RGB color space 129% 99.6%
PWM 609 Hz 245 Hz
Response time 7.5 ms 4.9 ms
Contrast ∞ Infinity ∞ Infinity
Peak brightness test (auto)
iPhone 13 +5%
834 nits
Sources: NotebookCheck [3], [4]

Design and build

Height 146.7 mm (5.78 inches) 158 mm (6.22 inches)
Width 71.5 mm (2.81 inches) 77.8 mm (3.06 inches)
Thickness 7.65 mm (0.3 inches) 8.1 mm (0.32 inches)
Weight 174 gramm (6.14 oz) 226 gramm (7.97 oz)
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Rear material Glass Glass
Frame material Metal Metal
Colors White, Black, Blue, Green, Red, Pink Silver, Gold, Gray, Dark gray
Fingerprint scanner No No
Screen-to-body ratio

Performance

Tests of Apple iPhone 13 and Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Apple A15 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
Max. clock 3230 MHz 2650 MHz
CPU cores 6 (2 + 4) 6 (2 + 4)
Architecture - 4 cores at 2.02 GHz: Blizzard
- 2 cores at 3.24 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 4 GB 4 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory clock 2133 MHz -
Channels 2 2
Storage
Storage size 128, 256, 512 GB 64, 256, 512 GB
Storage type NVMe NVMe
Memory card No No

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
iPhone 13 +31%
1741
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
iPhone 13 +36%
4689
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
iPhone 13 +26%
805381
CPU 210809 152251
GPU 324750 259958
Memory 134620 105767
UX 133782 117748
Total score 805381 637626
3DMark Wild Life Performance
iPhone 13 +17%
8744
Stability 79% 79%
Graphics test 52 FPS 44 FPS
Graphics score 8744 7461
Sources: 3DMark [3], [4]

Software

Operating system iOS 15 (Can be upgraded to iOS 16.1.1) iOS 13 (Can be upgraded to iOS 16.1.1)
OS size 18 GB -

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 3227 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 (54% in 30 min) Yes (48% in 30 min)
Full charging time 1:46 hr 1:57 hr
Battery life tests
Web browsing 13:11 hr 11:56 hr
Watching video 14:33 hr 16:42 hr
Gaming 05:31 hr 07:08 hr
Standby 123 hr 124 hr
General battery life
36:13 hr
36:48 hr
Smartphone Battery Life Ranking (73rd and 61st place)

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Image resolution 4032 x 3024 4032 x 3024
Zoom Digital 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 2 (12 MP + 12 MP) 3 (12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.6
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Pixel size: 1.7 micron
- 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/2.0
- Focal length: 52 mm
- Pixel size: 1 micron
- Sensor: 1/3.4" (CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
Ultra-wide lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- Focal length: 14 mm
- Sensor: 1/3.4", Sony IMX372 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- Focal length: 13 mm
- Sensor: 1/3.4" (CMOS)
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- RAW support
Samples Photo samples of Apple iPhone 13 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 -
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
83.2 dB
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 is definitely a better buy.

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