iPhone 13 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max: which model should you buy?

The latest iPhone 13 Pro models come with several innovative features and improvements. But unlike iPhone 12 Pro models, Apple has reduced the difference between iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models. If you are deciding to purchase either one of the high-end models, here is the list of their features to help you decide which model is suitable for you and your pocket.

iPhone 13 Pro Max

iPhone 13 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max: Features comparison


  • iPhone 13 Pro: 6.1-inch
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: 6.7-inch


  • iPhone 13 Pro
    • Video playback: Up to 22 hours
    • Video playback (streamed): Up to 20 hours
    • Audio playback: Up to 75 hours
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
    • Video playback: Up to 28 hours
    • Video playback (streamed): Up to 25 hours
    • Audio playback: Up to 95 hours

Processor – Both models 

  • A15 Bionic chip
    • New 6‑core CPU with 2 performance and 4 efficiency cores
    • New 5‑core GPU
    • New 16‑core Neural Engine

Camera – Both models 

  • Pro 12MP camera system
    • Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture
    • Wide: ƒ/1.5 aperture
    • Ultra Wide: ƒ/1.8 aperture and 120° field of view
    • 3x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 6x optical zoom range
    • Digital zoom up to 15x
  • Night mode portraits enabled by LiDAR Scanner
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Mono)
  • Dual optical image stabilization (Telephoto and Wide)
  • Sensor‑shift optical image stabilization (Wide)
  • Night mode
  • Deep Fusion
  • Smart HDR 4
  • Photographic Styles
  • Macro photography
  • Apple ProRAW
  • Auto image stabilization

Storage – Both models 

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB


  • iPhone 13 Pro: Starting from $999
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: Starting from $1099


Both models are almost identical technically, same processor, display, camera, sensors, connectivity, capacity, and color options. But iPhone 13 Pro Max’s display is larger in size, has a bigger battery, and higher price. So if you prefer a bigger screen with longer battery life, iPhone 13 Pro Max is the suitable model for you. The entire iPhone 13 series is available for pre-order at apple.com. If the smartphone is ordered today September 17, it will be delivered on September 24, 2021.

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