We tested the iPhone 14 Pro Max: Apple joins the megapixel war with its most expensive and powerful smartphone

We tested the iPhone 14 Pro Max: Apple joins the megapixel war with its most expensive and powerful smartphone

We tested the iPhone 14 Pro Max: Apple joins the megapixel war with its most expensive and powerful smartphone

It has a new 48-megapixel camera, and it replaces the classic notch at the top of the screen with a hole that the company calls a dynamic island; It also has the firm’s most advanced processor

The iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch display and debuts a dynamic island that replaces the notch and a new 48-megapixel camera.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch display and debuts a dynamic island that replaces the notch and a new 48-megapixel camera.

The iPhone 14 ProMax Aiming to be one of the best phones on the market. Although it doesn’t make big news, Apple’s most ambitious terminal gives a first Jump up to 48 megapixels, combines an improved screen and boasts high-level performance. But the main disadvantage of this giant mobile is its price, which may be prohibitive for some users: The price of the most expensive iPhone in history starts at 1099 dollars in the United States.

EL PAÍS tested the iPhone 14 Pro Max for several days, which The design is quite similar to its predecessor. It is still bulky and heavy mobile. Its dimensions are 16 cm high, 7.7 cm wide and 0.7 cm thick. In addition, it weighs 240 grams, compared to the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 238 grams. Although the rear camera module is slightly larger, the most noticeable change to the screen comes during calls dynamic island. Apple ditched its traditional notch (at the top of the screen) and opted instead A pill-shaped hole that houses the front-facing camera and the main Face ID componentsfacial recognition system of their mobiles.

Apple’s goal Link this level in phone notifications. For example, when you play an Apple Music song and then exit the app, that pill lasts longer. On its left is the sketch music album art, and on the left is a waveform animation. A long press on the dynamic island opens a larger window at the top of the screen, showing the song title, band, and playback controls.

also Enjoy a dynamic island, incoming and outgoing calls, a timer or apps like WhatsApp. Apple hopes that more and more developers will adapt their applications to this level, which will save time when switching between applications. Although the dynamic island is more functional than the classic level and sometimes manages to go unnoticed, It can be a little annoying when watching videos in full screen or playing some games.

Another big news The iPhone 14 Pro Max panel, which measures 6.7 inches, is that it is always on. The user can always view the lock screen at a much lower brightness level. This way you can see the time and if you have notifications without constantly unlocking the mobile, but it has the disadvantage that it consumes more battery. Even so, the screen will automatically turn off when you place the iPhone face down on a table or in your pocket. The user can also choose to disable this option.

New always-on display mode for iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max
New always-on display mode for iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max

A jump to 48 megapixels

iPhone 14 Pro Max aspires to be the king of photography. Apple has been betting on 12-megapixel sensors for years. This terminal combines a front camera, a telephoto lens and an ultra-wide angle of 12 megapixels. But, in addition, Cupertino was chosen by the company for the first time 48 megapixel main sensor which, in theory, can capture four times more light.

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is one of the best photo-taking mobile phones on the market. In general, the results are realistic and sharp, both during the day and at night, although photography in the dark sometimes feels more artificial. Photos are distinguished by adequate dynamic range and good lighting. By default, iPhone Uses a 48-megapixel sensor grouped so that four pixels behave as one And therefore, it works with a resolution of 12 megapixels. However, in the phone’s camera settings User can activate Apple ProRAW mode to save photos directly at 48 megapixel resolution.

Key features of iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max
Key features of iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max

Video recording is another strong point of Apple’s most ambitious mobile. With the iPhone 13 came the movie modewhich records people, pets and objects with a depth effect and performs automatic focus changes. iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max go live, designed to capture smooth videos with your hand, even when the person recording is moving around a lot. With this mode, which works best when there is a lot of light, it is possible to achieve greater stabilization and reduce possible shakes and vibrations.

Performance and autonomy

iPhone 14 Pro Max debuts with a new processor, S A16 BionicAnd available in four versions: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB save. This newspaper tested the 1TB version. Mobile performance is as expected from a high-end terminal, both when playing games and browsing the Internet, taking notes or using augmented reality applications. Applications run without any lag and the terminal is responsive in all cases.

Apple never discloses the mAh capacity of its cell phone batteries. Its most ambitious terminal has good autonomy, especially if the always-on display mode is disabled. The The battery usually lasts all day, even if it is used intensively mobile phone. However, Apple still has a lot of room for improvement when it comes to fast charging. Although some mobile phones only charge in 20 minutes, in tests carried out by this newspaper, it took more than an hour and a half to fully charge the terminal.

Additionally, starting in 2020, Apple will not include a charger in the box for environmental reasons. Nevertheless, the brand rejects what some experts consider the most environmentally friendly measure: adopting a universal charger for all brands. On the company’s website, the price of its charger starts at $19.

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Source: La Nacion

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