iPhone 14 Pro Max review

iPhone 14 Pro Max review

If you’re a power user, I highly recommend the iPhone 14 Pro Max. After testing it, I found that it boasts the best camera system in a phone, with a new always-on display and a clever Dynamic Island that replaces the notch with a smaller area for alerts and live activities. I was particularly impressed with the camera’s Action mode for capturing video, which combined with the phone’s super steady footage felt almost magical.

The phone’s eSIM functionality makes it incredibly easy to switch between multiple phone numbers, though some may miss the physical SIM card tray. The A16 Bionic chip ensures that the iPhone 14 Pro Max is once again the fastest phone around, but what’s really impressive is what the chip enables, from the always-on display to the powerful 48MP camera.

In addition to its impressive specs, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has extra-long battery life, making it one of the best phones on the market. If you prefer a smaller phone, check out the iPhone 14 Pro review. For a more affordable option, consider the iPhone 14 review. And if you’re considering the latest Android flagships, read our Google Pixel 7 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro Max and Galaxy S23 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max comparisons.

Here are the specs for the iPhone 14 Pro Max:

  • Screen size: 6.7 inches
  • Refresh rate: 1-120Hz
  • CPU: Apple A16 Bionic
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
  • Cameras: 48MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom
  • Dust/Water resistance: IP68
  • Colors: Purple, gold, silver, and space black
  • Rated battery life: 13 hours 39 minutes (web surfing)
  • Size: 6.33 x 3.05 x 0.31 inches
  • Weight: 8.47 ounces

The Dynamic Island is compatible with various native iOS 16 features as well as third-party support. Here is a list of features that are directly supported through iOS:

  • System alerts and notifications, including incoming calls, AirPods connectivity, Face ID, Apple Pay, CarKey, AirDrop, Watch unlock, low battery, charging, silent switch ON/OFF, NFC interactions, AirPlay, focus changes, shortcuts, airplane mode/no data alert, SIM card alerts, accessories connect, Find My
  • Live activities, such as ongoing calls, SharePlay, music/now playing apps, timer, Maps directions, voice memos, screen recording, personal hotspot, microphone indicator, camera indicator
  • Support for third-party apps via API
  • Now playing for apps like Spotify, Stitcher, Audible, Amazon Music, NPR One, Overcast, Pandora, YouTube Music, SoundCloud
  • CallKit for apps like WhatsApp, Google Voice, Instagram, and Skype.