Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max Unboxing and Review
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max Unboxing
So for the last few weeks, I’ve been testing out Apple’s most expensive most premium iPhone of 2023, this massive slab right here the iPhone 14 pro-Max you’ve got yourself an upgraded camera, A new Notch beefy performance, battery life, and it’s all wrapped up in a glass of metal frame that is roughly the size of Bulgaria but is it actually any good and more importantly is it actually worth that extremely Hefty asking price.
Well here’s My full iPhone 14 pro max review, and for more on the latest and greatest Tech news, please do Bookmark this site to get more updates. So no surprises at all really when it comes to the look and feel of the pro-Max this thing is once again an absolute brick in that the screen is only 6.7 inches which isn’t exactly wildly crazy in 2022 When most Androids are touching that sort of near seven inch Mark but that rather chunky frame does weigh an extremely Hefty 240 grams.
So the Device is a full-on bicep Buster, this thing isn’t just a smartphone it’s a freaking mobile worker out in your pocket to feel the burn. Apple serves up a decent selection of color choices black, silver, gold, or this air Deep Purple model which is rather fetching, although sadly and strangely in no way affiliated with the classic rock band Deep Purple, which frankly is a massive missed opportunity.
Come on Apple that bottle land let’s get some proper Rock action on the go-around back, the matte finish does a great job resisting nasty fingerprints, plus those materials are tougher than concrete Jess, and stealth them with no scratches chips, or anything after all. This time those cameras are also protected with sapphire glass, unfortunately however the iPhone 14 pro-Max’s display hasn’t fade as well at all. I’ve been handling this thing with extreme care and yet still we’ve got a massive scratch right down the middle of that display.
Several smaller scratches scattered around as well, so if you’re going to spend this amount of money on a smartphone, definitely slap some sort of screen protector on their’s and as usual, you got full ip68 water and dust resistance, here the iphone 14 pro-Max has been submerged a few times in the past few weeks, no troubles whatsoever if you try charging, while there’s some water still in that bottom orifice, then it just says straight up.
Let’s have a squint at the software, and Apple’s latest IOS 16 is slapped on here, which packs in fair new features including some Pro Max exclusives one of the most highlighted features. Here on the iPhone 14 pro-Max is a Dynamic island or Morphin flutter if you will consider it. And this is an undeniably clever way of making the most of this Notch style situation, although I’ve got to say a few days on you do realize that it doesn’t really have much impact on your everyday use.
I do still love how a miniature bit of album art pops up when you’re listening to music even on third-party apps like Deezer, and if you give that a poke you’ll jump straight into the app to skip tracks, or whatever else it’s also quite useful for drawing your attention to that selfie camera. Whenever a bit of fierce authentication is happening for payments or whatever else but apart from that doesn’t really make much difference and certainly not exactly the massive feature that all of those countless adverts would have you expect.
I’m also endlessly bemused by apples always on display, which isn’t really an always-on display, it’s more just a dimmer version of the lock screen, thankfully this doesn’t really prove to be a problem because spoiler alert the 14 pro Max’s battery life is really and bloody good. Otherwise it could have been a really serious issue that would have meant just having to disable it completely if you can even do that. as it is it’s just a bit baffling a couple of months on, I’m having less issues with iOS 16 than I did at the beginning as well.
Now, Apple has once again slapped a 6.7 inch super Retina xdr display on the iPhone 14 pro Max and it’s a proper Feast for your peepers, the 2796 x1290 pixel resolution, means supremely sharp visuals while the HDR video in particular looks incredibly lifelike. There’s no issues here with the auto brightness which can merely counter any glare, the only time I really struggled to see what was happening, involved some serious mid-year Hawaiian Sun and all of ios’s animations look silky, super smooth.
Thank the baby Jesus, when I first got this phone and I was trying to stream music to a speaker or headphones via Bluetooth quite often it would just cut out in the middle of a track despite the fact that the phone assured me that it was still playing. I would also have apps completely freeze on me especially if the keyboard popped up in the middle of something it’ll just be completely unresponsive, until I close the app down and start it all over again but all of these problems touchwood haven’t appeared again for the last few weeks hopefully they’ve been ironed out however one particularly irritate it’s an issue that does still get on my tits is downloading any kind of media, be It music video podcasts especially in third-party apps.
if you kick off a download and then dare to minimize the app to do something else on your smartphone, well it’s gonna bugger it right up Crunchyroll audible, Netflix Etc you’ve got to leave your phone unlocked and open to that app until it’s done otherwise and on top of that Apple still hasn’t worked out how to do notifications in a less painful manner hopefully, they’ll get to it by iOS 20. and while we Brits have a single Sim slot to play with, if you’re over in the states hey you guys apparently get full and not so smug about that strong dollar now are we huh thankfully e Sims work absolutely fine Adam T1 bunged on here for my recent trip to the states, and while I didn’t see as much 5G connectivity as I would have hoped you do have support for millimeter wave as well as sub 6.
I thought despite it being supported, I once again could not get the mobile hotspot into work whatsoever between my iPhone and my MacBook Pro, That’s a whole other gripe that I won’t get into right now on the flip side Fierce ID, is one of the best facial recognition jobbies out there right, now even in near complete darkness it tends to work which is just as well because there’s still no fingerprint sensor storage, unfortunately started a rather misely 128 gigs which is kind of Bonkers and crap.
Considering how expensive this phone is, and the fact that there’s no microSD memory card support. this is the BS 128 gig model which still cost me 1 200 pounds or whatever, and I finally ran out of that space in just a couple of weeks because of that trip to the states, I downloaded just a few hours of Crunchyroll on Netflix to keep me amused on the plane and yeah that ended up in a jiffy. So if you do find yourself traveling a lot you know as much as I hate to say it, definitely consider choking more money at Apple for at least the 256 gig model.
Device Refreshed Rate
Thanks to that 120 hertz refresh rate unfortunately the big problem here, is that obnoxious flutter which really gets in the way when you go full screen in apps like YouTube and Netflix, and also when you’re on gaming I also found that screen responsiveness could be a bit of a problem. it’s an issue I also had with Sony’s Xperia Flagship smartphone so for instance when you’re trying to tap a tiny little link, or an icon on a website or something sometimes it takes a couple of pokes, you’re not quite sure that the first one registered or not. And also if you’re trying to shoot something with a projectile weapon in games like Genji impact.
I found the responsiveness could be a little bit too Keen in those cases but back on the positives, I’m a massive fan of the iPhone 14 pro Max’s speakers, the shitty size of this Smartphone are going to pump out some rich beefy audio, with decent sound quality even when you smash up the volume, and recently that Bluetooth 5.3 support has been solid as well. very stable connection and impressive range even in really busy areas like airports and train stations performance.
It should be more than satisfied with the performance you get out this thing as well even more demand unfair like gentian impact, runs absolutely perfect on the highest detail settings at 120 frames per second it’s a gorgeously smooth experience and while iOS still doesn’t serve up, any proper dedicated gaming tools you can at least set up a game and focus mode so on the utterly vital apps and your least annoying friends or family numbers can actually interrupt your gentian sesh now one of the biggest advantages of getting this enormous Pro Max model.
The excellent battery life even if you’re the sort of person who leaps merrily out of bed at half four in the morning to maximize their day chances are you won’t have to plug this massive bastard in again, until you finally slide under the sheets even if that’s after midnight. Because you’ve been out partying like some kind of No Sleep need and weirdo.
I found that with the iPhone 14 pro Max model I get generally at least six to seven hours of screen on time and that’s with plenty of mixed use including some heavy camera use lots of media streaming a little bit of gaming, here and there as well and when you do need to refill this Smartphone, Suddenly It’s still a lightning port on this thing is going to wait a week bit longer for that type c to finally arrive and that also definitely gets rather toasty when you do plug in the iPhone 14 pro Max and it’s been charging for a little while, although not to like finger melting sort of temperatures.
Thankfully you do have the option of wireless charging as well, now finally those Optics and the iPhone 14 pro Max Boston upgraded 48 megapixel primary camera sensor. now with improved Optical image stabilization, but does that mean that your photos and videos will look even nicer than ever before, well in general the iPhone performs really well with natural light and even quite harsh conditions like shooting into the sun.
That won’t automatically mean you get a terrible pick Halo effects and flowing, aren’t too bad at all if not quite as good as rival phones with the Zeiss lenses, snap a pic of a vibrant subject like a pretty flower or this frankly ugly pumpkin which looks like a stomach twist and close-up of a teenager’s facial Paws. and you’ll get eye cream in the pleasing results sweep investors also tend to come out well packed with impressive detail and Boston natural Sky tones. and my portrait shots also looked rather lovely with a successful bit of boken style, blurring unusual filters, for more extreme effects unfortunately ambient and the light shots can look rather flat and grainy.
Still despite the larger sensor and pixel been in while moving subjects, will inevitably end up all blurry. Here the pixel phones show their superiority especially the Apple’s night mode isn’t quite as Dependable as Google’s night sight. Once again the pro Max comes, pack in a 12 megapixel Ultra wide angle lens, with 120 degree field of view. And this can again cope quite well with strong HDR situations with only slightly warmer colors on display. and this is also automatically swapped to for macro shots, if that’s right up your alley when you start to zoom the primary sensor, it handles the action until you hit the three times level, at which point the dedicated 12 Meg telephoto shooter takes over.
This serves up more basic Optical image stabilization but it’s still more than good enough to get a stable shot without much trouble, unfortunately the maximum Zoom here is 15 times which is inferior to many Android Rivals. But what the likes of the pixel 7 Pro offers a sharper better looking telephoto, picks the iPhone Should satisfy anyone who’s home to get a perfect touristy shot. Or just an unobtrusive staff of their kids cats.
For horror movies you can capture footage at up to 4K resolution with your choice of 24, 30 or 60 frames seconds this once again stumbles, in a low-like conditions offering murky visuals and some soft focus which pills in comparisons to Rivals, like couples find X5 but in better light you will get sharp attractive looking video, with minimal disruption when you’re cycling.
Between the different lenses you’ve also got a cinematic mode which adds bokeh style blur into your footage, and you’ve got an action mode too which helps to smooth out your video. When you are moving and shooting simultaneously don’t bother with audio capture either those mics, do a bang-up job and then last up for your selfie needs. You’ve got a 12 Mega camera with autofocus and it’s the same old story.
Here, this works just fine in most lighting conditions, but things do get gritty and blurry when they lighten up in great and with that front facing selfie cam. you can also shoot up to 4K resolution Ultra HD footage, only the 24 or 30 frames per second. And again absolutely spot on for a bit of Skype and zoom, And whatever else you need to do.
So Right Here is my full final Frank review of Apple’s iPhone 14 pro Max and as usual despite the abundance of 9 out of 10 reviews out there on Google, I remain unconvinced it’s certainly not a bad phone but it is a flawed Flagship it is stupidly massive and heavy. Some of those iOS features definitely need a bit of work that a Dynamic island is. You know nice and all but it is still hideously intrusive and you will find Superior Optics and better specs in General on more affordable Android phones.
That all said that the iPhone 14 pro Max does undeniably absolutely rule when it comes to battery life absolutely Stellar performance from this thing as wel,l and if you’re already an iPhone fan you’ll in doubtedly enjoy it because it does improve on several aspects of previous smartphones, although if you’ve got last year’s iPhone 13 I definitely would see it hold off on upgraded, because it doesn’t do enough to justify that expense.
So that’s what I think anyway I’m braced for the comments below please let me know your own thoughts how you’re getting on with the iPhone 14 pro max if you’ve got it, or if you just think I’m talking a lot of toss then definitely feel free to fire your thoughts down below .