Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max review

Read our full review to find out how the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max ревю
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Despite many rumors before the presentation of the new iPhones, on September 10, 2019, Apple managed to surprise everyone with the new models, including the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The device received a 6.5-inch OLED display, a frosted glass body, a triple main camera, as well as a powerful Apple A13 processor. Let us tell you in detail about its capabilities.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2019, September
  • Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Midnight Green (matte colors)
  • Dimensions: 158 x 77.8 x 8.1 mm.
  • Weight: 226 g.
  • Screen: 6.5" inc, 1242 x 2688, OLED
  • Camera : Triple, 12MP
  • Chipset: Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+)
  • CPU: Hexa-core (2x2.65 GHz Lightning + 4x1.8 GHz Thunder)
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, 512GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: 3969,  Non-removable Li-Ion
  • Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
  • Operating system: iOS 13, upgradable to iOS 13.2
  • Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer


The design of the iPhone 11 Pro Max has not changed significantly. However, this cannot be taken as a minus for a bunch of reasons, which you will read below. Apple has used a good combination of polished stainless steel and strong textured frosted glass. The company assures us that this is the strongest glass that has ever been used in an iPhone. Remarkable!

Another interesting thing - the Apple logo has moved and is now in the center. This is done to comply with the laws of symmetry due to the unusually shaped triple chamber in the shape of a square.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is larger than the iPhone XS Max. Its dimensions are 158 × 77.8 × 8.1 mm. Its weight is 226 g.

Several things are noticeable when arranging the buttons and ports on the case. The device wake-up button, volume control and volume mode switch are in place. Below are the speaker grilles, the antenna insert and the usual Lightning port.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max smartphone is available in four colors: gold, silver, dark green and "gray space".


iPhone Pro Max has received an advanced Super Retina XDR display. As before, the smartphone is equipped with a 6.5-inch OLED display. Its aspect ratio is 19.5: 9 and its resolution is 1242 × 2688 pixels. The pixel density per inch is 458 ppi. The contrast ratio is 2000000: 1, the brightness is 800 cd / m2, and can reach up to 1200 cd / m2 - when watching content in HDR format. The matrix itself already uses less energy - by 15%!

The screen of the iPhone Pro Max occupies about 82% of the front panel of the smartphone. This is not the largest indicator on the market, especially by the measures of 2019.

At the same time, the display supports True Tone operation. The special six-channel light sensor, depending on the light level, intelligently regulates the picture temperature. There is support for all modern formats - HDR10, Dolby Vision, as well as extended color space P3.

Traditionally, the company from Cupertino makes its displays of perfect quality. Therefore, there can be no doubt in the perfect iPhone 11 Pro Max. This device is definitely worth the money.


Let's talk a little now about the unique performance of the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The smartphone is based on the most powerful processor Apple A13 Bionic. It is now 20% faster and 40% more energy efficient. The new processor is equipped with 6 cores. Two of them are responsible for resource-intensive tasks. The other four - for high autonomy performance in daily operations and tasks.

A new graphics accelerator is also included in the A13 Bionic. According to Apple experts, the graphics subsystem has become 20% faster, consuming 30% less energy. The updated graphics are perfect for the most demanding games, as well as for complex scenes with the use of augmented reality technology.

Another important feature of the A13 Bionic is the Neural Engine 3 machine learning system.

In addition, the iPhone 11 Pro Max now supports Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax. What does this give to the smartphone? High charging speed and minimal data transfer delay, exceptional energy efficiency, advanced safety standard and wider operating range.


iPhone 11 Pro Max is available in three versions - with 64, 256 and 512 GB of internal storage.

Autonomous work

This indicator is one of the most important when choosing a device. Apple again exceeded all expectations. According to the company, the iPhone 11 Pro Max works 5 hours longer than its predecessor iPhone XS Max. Fast 18W charging is now included. Charging up to 50% of the battery will take you only 30 minutes.

The incredible battery life of the iPhone 11 Pro Max is achieved through several factors: energy-efficient processor, battery capacity and OLED-matrix with reduced power consumption.

Water protection

This smartphone will make you happy with something else - it is protected from water and dust. It has received protection standard IP68 IEC 60529. This means that it can survive severe tests. For example, immersion to a depth of 4 meters for a maximum of 30 minutes.

Face ID

The company's Face ID technology in the iPhone 11 Pro Max now works 30% faster. Improved indicator again! The company has worked on the complex system of TrueDepth sensors and as a result the distance and the angle of scanning have been increased.


Apple has added a 3-sensor system to the iPhone 11 Pro Max:

  • Ultra-wide angle module;
  • Wide angle module;
  • Telephoto module.

The camera, of course, is sophisticated. Apple compares its capabilities with professional equipment. The triple module is capable of taking amazing quality photos.

At the same time, the video quality has been improved. Each camera is capable of capturing high-quality 4K video with extended dynamic range. Additionally, cinematic video stabilization is provided.

The ultra-wide angle camera is capable of many things and this only pleases the users. The module can capture four times more images. Ie you get better close-up photos. The lens supports Focus Pixels technology as well as night shooting mode. With the iPhone 11 Pro Max you will take contrasting photos with natural colors even in the evening.

The triple camera now supports four times the optical zoom.

There are also changes in the portrait mode. Users can now select the camera module for shooting. It also has the ability to shoot with a wider viewing angle. A few more people to come in to enter the frame, please

The improvements to the True Tone flash are that it is now 30% brighter.

Apple continues to actively use machine learning technology to improve image quality. The Deep Fusion algorithm will be available this fall, allowing photos to be processed pixel by pixel. This solution allows to improve the detail and reduce the noise level.

Especially for iPhone 11 Pro Max in iOS, the camera interface has been changed. Users can see the area outside the frame. This gives them a better idea of ​​the composition they are creating.

Of course, the front camera is better. The TrueDepth module has been given a wider viewing angle and has learned to shoot Full HD videos at 120 frames per second or 4K videos at 60 frames per second.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Apple.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology, and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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