iPhone 12 Pro Max Vs iPhone X

iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Starting from £350.00
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iPhone X
iPhone X
Starting from £141.46
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iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone X


iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone X
Width78.1 mm70.9 mm
Height160.8 mm143.6 mm
Weight228 g174 g
Thickness7.4 mm7.7 mm
Volume92.93 cm³78.4 cm³


iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone X
Resolution1284 x 2778 px1125 x 2436 px
Density458 ppi458 ppi
Size6.7 inches5.8 inches


iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone X
Battery capacity3687 mAh2716 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes

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iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone X
Maximum storage512 GB256 GB
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity6 GB3 GB
LTE supportYesYes


iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone X
Front camera resolution12 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesYes
Optical zoomYesYes
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone X
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones23

iPhone X vs iPhone 12 Pro Max Comparison

Does the iPhone X rival the newer iPhone 12 Pro Max?

Looking for a new phone? It’s always a tough choice between cost, tech, cameras, and size and it can feel overwhelming.  Let’s see how these two phones shape up to help you make your choice.

iPhone X – the first OLED edge-to-edge screen and still going strong

The iPhone X has been called the world’s most popular mobile phone on more than one occasion and it’s justly deserved. It has the first ever edge-to-edge OLED screen (5.8 inches), introduced Face ID, and was fitted with better cameras - 2 x 12 MP with 2 x optical zoom at the rear and 7 MP at the front with HD video too. The iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with exactly the same screen, right down to 458 pixels per inch, but it’s bigger at 6.7 inches. This means you have a bigger phone to carry, and it’s also a much heavier 52 g. For some people, the iPhone X is quite big enough as they prefer the slightly smaller, narrower size which gives them a better grip.

iPhone 12 Pro Max – faster and longer lasting

Other than the size, we haven’t seen many differences so far but while the iPhone 12 Pro Max price is higher, it also has plenty to offer in terms of tech. It has a faster A14 bionic processor, compared to the A11 on the iPhone X and it also has a much longer battery life, with average use you’ll get 35 hours or so, that’s 13 hours more than the iPhone X. It also has twice the memory of the iPhone X with 6 GB compared to 3 GB and double the camera lenses too. It has 4 X 12 MP rear cameras with 2.5 X optical zoom and a 7 MP front camera with 4K video. In addition, it’s enabled for Wi-Fi 6, though both these phones can update to the same iOS 16.1.1. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is also more durable than the X as it is protected with a ceramic shield.

Which should I buy?

Whichever you pick you’ll get a great phone with an amazing screen, so choose according to your needs. Do you need the battery to last more than a day? Are you a keen photographer? Get the phone that suits you. You can get a great deal on either phone and save money while helping the environment if you buy a refurbished model.

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