The iPhone 15 Pro Max is a Ultimate powerful flagship model of the newly released iPhone 15 series consisting of the vanilla iPhone 15, the iPhone 15 Plus, the iPhone 15 Pro and the rank breaker iPhone 15 Pro Max. This device deliver upgraded features, including a compact titanium design, an enhanced camera system with an impressive 5x zoom capability, and the formidable A17 Pro chip. Additionally, it offers a long-lasting battery that can keep up for up to 14 hours, along with the convenience of a USB-C port for versatile connectivity.
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iPhone 15 Pro Max Key Specs and Features
- 6.7 inches LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED Display, 1290 x 2796 pixels (~460 ppi density), ~89.8% screen-to-body ratio
- iOS 17
- Apple A17 Pro (3 nm) Hexa Core Processor
- 8GB RAM
- 48 MP (wide) + 12 MP (periscope telephoto) + 12 MP (ultrawide) Triple Rear Camera
- 12 MP Front Camera
- Face ID
- 256GB, 512GB, 1TB Built-in Storage
- 4G LTE
- 5G Support
- 4422 mAh Non-removable Li-ion Battery
Apple’s design takes a new wave with the use of titanium in the iPhone 15 Pro Max, instead of the stainless steel construction of its predecessor, the iPhone 14 Pro Max. This results in a substantially lighter device, with the iPhone 15 Pro Max weighing in at just 187g compared to the 240g of the previous model, making it instantly noticeable and more comfortable to hold.
The phone has a glass front and back with a matte finished frame. The front of the iPhone 15 Pro Max retains the familiar large display with the Dynamic Island at the top. However, the reduction in bezel size enhances the screen-to-body ratio, resulting in a more immersive viewing experience.
On the rear of the device, the iPhone 15 Pro Max houses three camera lenses, but there are noteworthy differences in sensor technology, which will be explored further in this review.
Meanwhile, one of the notable design changes is the introduction of a customizable action button on the left edge of the device, replacing the iconic silence switch. This action button offers a range of functions, from launching the camera and taking photos to initiating a Focus mode or a Siri Shortcut.
Furthermore, at the bottom of the device, the traditional Lightning port has been replaced with a USB-C port, supporting USB-3 transfer speeds for data and enabling the charging of other devices, such as the AirPods Pro 2nd Generation.
In terms of color options, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is available in four minimalistic shades: black titanium, white titanium, blue titanium, and natural titanium.
Been the premium model of the iPhone 15 series, the iPhone 15 Pro Max comes featuring a 6.7-inch LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED screen with a resolution of 1290 x 2796 pixels, delivering a pixel density of approximately 460 ppi and a responsive 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate. This display maintains a typical brightness of 1,000 nits, with the capability to reach an impressive 2,000 nits in High Brightness Mode (HBM).
Additionally, the display is equipped to support HDR10 and Dolby Vision, enriching colors and deepening blacks for vibrant visuals. It is also equipped with Apple’s ProMotion technology that further elevates the display’s performance by dynamically adjusting the refresh rate between 10Hz and 120Hz, ensuring smooth scrolling, animations, and gaming, ultimately delivering an exceptional visual experience. This remarkable display solidifies the iPhone 15 Pro’s reputation as a device with a top-tier screen.
Furthermore, this display boasts an Always-On display feature, providing convenient and at-a-glance access to essential information even when the screen is in standby mode. It is protected by ceramic shield glass.
Similar to the iPhone 15 Pro, the Pro Max has an impressive triple-camera setup, delivering exceptional photographic capabilities without a complete overhaul. This camera ensemble comprises a 48MP primary camera featuring an f/1.8 aperture, dual pixel PDAF, and sensor-shift OIS, ensuring sharp and clear shots.
Meanwhile instead of the a 3x Optical zoom telephoto camera on the Pro model, the iPhone 15 Pro Max features 12MP periscope telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom, dual pixel PDAF, 3D sensor‑shift OIS and f/2.8 aperture, which enables capturing distant subjects with precision. Alongside, there’s a 12MP ultrawide camera offering a wide 120˚ field of view, perfect for landscapes and creative photography. To enhance depth sensing for portrait mode and AR applications, the device is equipped with a TOF 3D LiDAR scanner.
The camera system excels in low-light performance and intelligent HDR captures, resulting in accurate skin tones and well-balanced images.
For videographers, the device supports 4K video at various frame rates, including 24/25/30/60fps, and 1080p at 25/30/60/120/240fps. It boasts advanced features like 10-bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode (4K@24/30fps), and 3D spatial video, complemented by stereo sound recording.
The selfie camera is a 12MP wide camera featuring an f/1.9 aperture, PDAF, and OIS, ensuring high-quality selfies. It supports 4K video recording at 24/25/30/60fps and benefits from features like HDR and Cinematic mode, enhancing the selfie camera’s capabilities.
Hardware and Software
The iPhone 15 Pro Max is powered by the cutting-edge Apple A17 Pro chipset, marking a significant advancement in processing capabilities. This 3nm chipset houses a remarkable 19 billion transistors, featuring a six-core CPU with two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, along with a six-core GPU that supports lightning-fast hardware-accelerated ray tracing, boasting a four-fold improvement, as stated by Apple.
Moreover, the A17 Pro includes a 16-core neural engine and dedicated ProRes engines, ensuring seamless performance and support for an always-on display. This chipset’s 3-nanometer build and substantial GPU redesign deliver an impressive 20% boost in GPU performance compared to its predecessor, the A16, while CPU performance enjoys a commendable 10% enhancement. The Neural Engine operates at double the speed, further augmenting the device’s capabilities.
Additionally, this iPhone comes with 8GB RAM with the option of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB internal storage. Like in the previous generation, there is no memory card slot.
Furthermore, the iPhone 15 Pro Max runs on iOS 17, introducing a slew of new features such as Check-In, NameDrop, Contact Posters, and more. The device is equipped with a robust 4422 mAh battery, ensuring lasting power to complement its exceptional hardware and software performance.
iPhone 15 Pro Max Price and Availability
iPhone 15 Pro Max price starts at $1199 for 256GB ; $1399 for 512GB and $1599 for 1TB model. In Nigeria, iPhone 15 Pro Max price starts at ₦1,620,000.
iPhone 15 Pro Specs
Here are a few specs of the iPhone 15 Pro:
- Platform: iOS 17
- Processor: Apple A17 Pro (3 nm) Hexa Core Processor (3.78GHz dual-core CPU and 2.11GHz quad-core CPU)
- GPU: Apple GPU (6-core graphics)
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Black Titanium, White Titanium, Blue Titanium, Natural Titanium
- Dimension: 159.9 x 76.7 x 8.3 mm
- Weight: 221 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM, eSIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.7 inches LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED Display, 1290 x 2796 pixels (~460 ppi density), ~88.2% screen-to-body ratio, Always-on Display, 120Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits (typ), 2000 nits (HBM) Brightness
- Screen Protection: Ceramic Shield Glass
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48 MP (wide), f/1.8, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS + 12 MP (telephoto), f/2.8, 77mm (periscope telephoto), PDAF, 3D sensor‑shift OIS, 5X Optical Zoom + 12 MP (ultrawide), f/2.2, 120˚ FoV, dual pixel PDAF Triple Camera, TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
- Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED dual-tone Flash, HDR (photo/panorama), 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, 10-bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode (4K@24/30fps), 3D (spatial) video, stereo sound rec.
- Front Camera: 12 MP (wide), f/1.9, PDAF, OIS Camera, SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor), HDR, Cinematic mode (4K@24/30fps), 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
- Built-in Storage: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM)
- 2G CDMA 1X: CDMA 800 / 1900
- 3G WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
- 4G LTE: LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 53, 66 – A3106 (International model); 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 53, 66, 71 – A2849 (USA model); 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 53, 66, 71 – A3105 (model for Canada and Japan); 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66 – A3108 (model for China and Hong Kong)
- 5G: 5G Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – A3106 (International model); 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave – A2849 (USA model); 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – A3105 (model for Canada and Japan); 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – A3108 (model for China and Hong Kong)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Wi-Fi 6e, dual-band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type-C 3.0, DisplayPort
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: –
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: Yes, GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, NavIC
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: –
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Ultra Wideband Support: Yes, Ultra Wideband 2 (UWB)
- Stylus Pen: –
- SoS: Emergency SOS via Satellite (SMS sending/receiving)
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes, Siri
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: Yes, up to 15W Wireless Charging Capacity (Magsafe), up to 7.5W Wireless Charging Capacity (Qi)
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes, Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
- Water Resistant: Yes, IP68 rating, survive in up to 6 meters of fresh water for 30 minutes
- Dust Resistant: Yes, IP68 rating
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: 4441 mAh Non-removable Li-ion Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 20W Fast Charging Capacity, Charge to up to 50% in 30 minutes, 15W Fast Wireless Charging Capacity, 7.5W Fast Wireless Charging Capacity