iPhone 12 Pro Max Vs iPhone XS Max

iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Starting from £323.59
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iPhone XS Max
iPhone XS Max
Starting from £159.74
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iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone XS Max


iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone XS Max
Width78.1 mm77.4 mm
Height160.8 mm157.5 mm
Weight228 g208 g
Thickness7.4 mm7.7 mm
Volume92.93 cm³93.87 cm³


iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone XS Max
Resolution1284 x 2778 px1242 x 2688 px
Density458 ppi456 ppi
Size6.7 inches6.5 inches


iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone XS Max
Battery capacity3687 mAh3174 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power


iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone XS Max
Maximum storage512 GB512 GB
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity6 GB4 GB
5G supportYesNo
LTE supportYesYes


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

iPhone XS Max vs iPhone 12 Pro Max Comparison

iPhone XS Max vs iPhone 12 Pro Max: which is better?

Is it worth paying the iPhone 12 Pro Max price or does the cheaper iPhone XS Max have good enough features to meet your needs? It all depends on your expectations: do you want the ultimate photo and video quality? Three cameras or two? Does a slightly larger screen make a difference to you? Let's take a look.

iPhone XS Max: an excellent smartphone with longer battery life

This is the phone for you if you love gaming and streaming content since the a big screen is a pleasure to use. With a dual camera setup, telephoto lens and wide-angle lens, the camera takes high quality photos and benefits from HDR to sharpen images and give them crisp definition. However, if you prefer a sleek design, you might be bothered by the protruding camera. Battery life is another plus for the iPhone XS Max, with around a day and a half of battery life for average use. The 6.5-inch screen is a little smaller than the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, but the small variation in size is hard to tell.

iPhone 12 Pro Max: powerful upgrade, with a bigger screen

If you're looking for one of the biggest phones on the market and the performance of the iPhone 12, then this is for you! The processor is fast, as with all iPhones from the 12 series, and there's not much difference in download speed between the 12 Pro Max and the XS Max. The big difference between these smartphones is the fact that the 12 Pro Max supports 5G.

The 12 Pro Max sports three cameras, compared to two on the XS, and takes excellent quality photos. But the camera slightly sticks out, which means the phone won't lie flat on a surface and will move if you type while it's on your desk (this problem can be solved with a phone case that levels the back of the phone however). Battery life lasts about a day, so a little less than the XS Max on average.

If you can resist the lure of one of Apple's latest smartphones, we suggest you invest in an iPhone XS Max. At Back Market, we don't think the difference is that great between the two at all. The XS Max is perfect for the average user and the amateur photographer, and offers the best of Apple's quality but at a cheaper price. 

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