Our Opinion

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB is a significantly better phone, but the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But if budget is not a constraint then we recommend the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB  Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 
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Excellence Score
95.2
80.6
Value for Money Score
52.0
71.5
Price ₹ 129,900 onwards ₹ 39,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Nov, 2020 Oct, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Apple iOS 14Expected update to next Apple iOS version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.7 inches 6.67 inches
Screen Resolution 1284x2778 pixels (~ 457 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type OLED IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 144 HzSuper High
Display Features Super Retina XDR OLED, Dolby Vision, HDR display, True Tone, Wide color (P3), Haptic Touch, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating HDR10+
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 3.1 GHz 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Hexa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Apple A14 BionicRanked #1 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Ranked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Apple GPU Adreno 650
RAM 6 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port Lightning USB-C
Primary Camera 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + TOF 3D LiDAR Scanner 108MP + 13MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (8K)
Other Camera Features 12MP: f/1.6 aperture; 26mm focal length; 1.7um pixel size; dual pixel PDAF; Sensor-shift OIS, 12MP: f/2.2 aperture; 65mm focal length; Telephoto camera; 1/3.4" sensor size; 1.0um pixel size; PDAF; OIS; 2.5x optical zoom, 12MP: f/2.4 aperture; 120-degree ultra-wide; Lens correction, TOF 3D LiDAR scanner: Depth sensor, Video: [email protected]/30/60fps; [email protected]/60/120/240fps; Dolby Vision HDR; stereo sound rec., Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control, Portrait Lighting, Brighter True Tone flash with Slow Sync, Panorama (up to 63MP), Night mode, Night mode portraits, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, Advanced red-eye correction, Auto image stabilization, Burst mode, Photo geotagging, Audio zoom, QuickTake video, Time-lapse video with stabilization, Night mode Time-lapse, Extended dynamic range for video up to 60 fps, Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p), Continuous autofocus video, Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video, Playback zoom 108MP: f/1.7 aperture; 26mm focal length; 1/1.33" sensor size; 0.8um pixel size; PDAF; OIS, 13MP: f/2.4 aperture; 123-degree ultra-wide; 1.12um pixel size, 5MP: f/2.4 aperture; macro camera, AF, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/60/120/240/960fps, EIS
Secondary Camera 12MP 20MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Portrait Mode, Depth Control, Portrait Lighting, Animoji, Memoji, Video: [email protected]/30/60fps; [email protected]/60/120fps, HDR, Cinematic Video Stabilization, Live Photos, Retina Flash, Auto Image Stabilization, Burst mode, Night mode, Deep Fusion, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps, Time-lapse video with stabilization, Night mode Time-lapse, Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps, Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p), QuickTake video, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, Lens correction, Retina Flash, Auto image stabilization f/2.2 aperture, 27mm focal length, 1/3.4" sensor size, 0.8um pixel size
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.4 mmSlim 9.3 mmThick
Weight 226 gmHeavy 218 gmHeavy
Width 78.1 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 76.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output Lightning USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 6m for 30 mins)
Battery Capacity 3687 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 20W Fast Charging (50% in 30 min) Yes, 33W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 33.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Charging Adapter not included in the box; 15W Fast Wireless Charging; 7.5W Qi wireless charging; Siri; iBeacon microlocation; Stainless Steel Frame; NFC; TV Out; Lightning Connector; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 Content; AirPlay Mirroring; Photos and Video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later); Video Mirroring and Video Out Support; Dolby Atmos; Spatial audio playback UFS 3.1 Storage; Power Delivery 3.0; DLNA; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Elegant, 'new' charming design, that resonates with the iPhone 4 and 5 models - it has flat sturdier steel sides and a flat-screen, the back has a matte finish, just like the last year's model - it’s the smartphone equivalent of jewelry
  • At the front, Apple is using the new sapphire crystal shield to provide better drop protection than previous iPhones
  • The back of the phone features Apple’s new MagSafe magnetic wireless charging and mount system - it let's accessories to attach at the back of the phone magnetically, Apple has some of its own accessories like a wireless charger, a wallet and many cases that attach to the back - Apple is hoping a MagSafe ecosystem will develop as third parties find more use for this execution
  • IP68 water and dust resistance - the iPhone 12 series can take a dunk of up to 6 meters, compared to 2 meters on similarly rated phones
  • Face ID is plenty fast and accurate (though, it could be a pain to use while wearing a mask)
  • A gigantic 6.7-inch, Full HD+ Super Retina XDR display that looks bright and vibrant, it has blacker blacks - the bezels are a bit thinner all around too, whether you're playing the latest game, watching a spot of Netflix or just reading an email, it's a luscious display
  • As always iOS 14 continues to be a clean, intuitive, and smooth experience - additionally, you will get regular updates for years to come, something beyond any Android manufacturer could provide
  • Apple has added few customisation options with the new iOS 14 - you can now use custom icon packs and add widgets to your home screen
  • Incredibly rapid performance from the new A14 Bionic - Apple remains the undisputed king when it comes to mobile CPU performance - iPhone 12 series is the fastest phones available in the market - you can throw anything, be it heavy games, AR, or numerous app, it handles everything with ease
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max has the best cameras on any iPhone or arguably, any smartphone - the primary cameras has a much larger sensor with sensor shift, so it physically moves to provide better stabilisation, night mode comes to all of the cameras on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, even a night portrait mode and LiDAR for better focusing in low-light
  • The primary camera's image quality is pretty spectacular - it produces some of the best looking images, with plenty of bright colours and rich detail
  • The ultra-wide camera remains the same as the last year's iPhone 11 - it adds some software improvement and the images look pretty dramatic as the iPhone 12 trades detail for space - the night mode on the ultra-wide also works well
  • The telephoto lens on the 12 Pro Max is nice to have, it can take up to 2.5x optical zoom shots and with added night mode, it is much more useful in low-light situations
  • Low-light photography is excellent with the wider aperture, you will get clearer, brighter shots, a nice improvement in image quality and sharpness in dim lighting conditions
  • Night mode is impressive, the iPhone 12 Pro Max needs to drop into night mode less often, but when it does, you get bright, sharp images that look amazing - they still feel like they were taken at night and they aren't over-blown
  • The 12 Pro also has a new LIDAR sensor on the back - in low-light situations, it enables the camera to focus much more quickly, and also take night mode portrait shots
  • Video quality iPhones have always been the best in class, the iPhone 12 Pro continues that tradition and even adds Dolby Vision, a first for any mobile camera - the Dolby Vision adds features for Pro filmmakers to use that no other phone provides
  • Very good selfies come out of the front camera on the iPhone 12 Pro - the wider view can accommodate more people in selfies - night mode selfies portrait is a great new feature and produces impressive results
  • Overall, the cameras on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, while not substantially better than the Pro's, are arguably the best in the market
  • Excellent stereo speaker setup - the Dolby Atmos support is still present, with the Apple-exclusive spatial audio feature
  • Battery life is terrific - it is difficult to kill this phone in a day, it will easily last a whole day and then some
  • It is easily the best and most capable smartphone camera on the market right now, and a battery that seems to last forever - if you can deal with the size, it’s worth passing over the 12 Pro and getting the 12 Pro Max, those are two dramatic and meaningful improvements for the money - this is a tremendous phone
  • Familiar design, similar to other premium phones - made of metal and Gorilla Glass at the front and back, with a big domino-shaped camera bump
  • The front has a beautiful flat edge-to-edge display, with a punch-hole camera on the left
  • The IR blaster sits at the top and as useful as ever
  • Power button doubles as a rapid fingerprint scanner
  • Large, 6.67-in IPS LCD display - this is arguably one of the best LCDs on the market, it impresses with high brightness, HDR10+ support, and a 144Hz refresh rate making for a solid content consumption experience
  • The 144Hz refresh rate is one of the highest on any display - Xiaomi has included AdaptiveSync technology which dynamically switches between refresh rates depending on the application that you’re running - it feels super responsive and luxuriously smooth to look at
  • The MIUI 12 on the Mi 10T is one of the more polished and refined Android skins around - you will get a plethora of customisation and features, the animations are fast and looks great with the 144 Hz display
  • Excellent performance from the top of the like Snapdragon 865 SOC - the chipset breezes through most tasks and games, the rapid UFS 3.1 storage further helps load times and generally speeds up the user experience
  • Very good triple camera setup - boasting of a 108MP primary camera, a 13MP ultra-wide, and a 5MP macro lens
  • The phone produces great daylight photos, subjects come out sharp with quite a lot of detail, even fine detail can be seen from afar, colours are natural-looking, and the dynamic range is wide - turning on the AI will boost the colours and make the images a bit more contrast-y looking
  • The ultra-wide camera with its 123-degree field of view takes dramatically wide shots and fits a lot of the scene (though, details are weaker compared to the main camera, as expected)
  • The phone uses the large sensor to crop 2x and 3x zoom shots since there's no dedicated telephoto camera - the resulting images look decent
  • Very good macro camera - the autofocus helps a lot, and in most photos, the subject comes out in focus, the amount of detail and sharpness it captures is pretty impressive for a small 5MP sensor, while colours are natural, and contrast is good
  • Good low-light photos with a fair amount of detail, sharpness is decent for the most part and contrast is good - the night mode improves the overall quality of the images quite a bit, it brings out even more detail
  • Portrait shots are decent, the edge detection does okay, the detail is good, skin tones are natural, and colours are pleasant overall
  • Selfies are excellent, sharp with plenty of detail even in challenging lighting conditions - the portrait selfie mode works well and the edge detection is excellent
  • The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has plenty of video features - these include 8K recording, a steady video mode, a movie crop, and a dual-mode in which you can record using both the front and rear cameras
  • Overall, a very capable set of cameras for the price
  • Excellent stereo speakers - the Mi 10 sounds amazing with plenty of detail and adequate bass
  • The Mi 10T Pro's 5000 mAh battery delivers solid battery life - at 144 Hz it will easily last a whole day, which you can extend to 2 days if you lower the refresh rate
  • Rapid fast charging from the 33W fast charger in the box - it tops the device up in about 50 minutes, which is good
  • The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is a well-balanced phone - it cuts away the extra features and delivers the basics at premium quality, from its 144Hz display to its 108MP camera, to its Snapdragon 865 processor, the device performs just as you’d expect - it’s a solid choice for the price
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The iPhone 12 Pro Max is a very big phone - it’s just a little bit bigger than the 11 Pro Max, but the new design with flat sides makes it feel much larger than it is, and makes it slightly harder to hold than a phone with curved sides
  • The notch is still present and is significantly larger than any other competing flagship phones
  • There's no high refresh rate to be found on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, you're stuck with that 60Hz refresh rate instead - it has become the standard for almost every Android flagship phone out there right now
  • Siri still lags as a virtual assistant - it would be great if Apple would put much more effort into making Siri a little more competitive with the Google Assistant
  • Apple has added 5G support to all iPhone 12 models, however, they leave out the support for faster 5G mmWave in Indian models - there's also no infrastructure for 5G availability in India and there might not be for years to come - 5G is good to have as an option that makes the iPhones future proof, but not a game-changing feature
  • The iPhone supports improved 20W fast charging, but Apple isn't providing a charging adapter with the new iPhones at all - so, if you don't have an adapter lying around or you want to use that fast charging, you will have to buy that separately
  • If you want your phone to be more practically sized and use, consider the iPhone 12 or the 12 Pro, you will get almost the same features, in a compact size and less money
  • The camera module at the back is humongous, when placed flat on its back, the phone wobbles heavily
  • This is a huge phone, difficult to manage with one hand due to its sheer size, the slippery back adds more trouble
  • Fingerprints/smudges are quite visible on the shiny back
  • Though, it's an IPS LCD panel and doesn't have the inky blacks of an OLED display
  • Except the camera, the OnePlus 8T offers better value for money, has excellent display, faster charging and overall better software experience
Expert Reviews
  1. With a big battery, outstanding cameras and the largest screen ever on an iPhone, the 12 Pro Max deserves a spot in your pocket... if you can get it to fit
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Apple's latest premium offering has a great camera, but a stiff ergonomic cliff
    techcrunch.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The best iPhone... if you can deal with its size
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The best phone you can buy
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. If you want big then this iPhone delivers without making the form-factor awkward to hold or use
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
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  1. The Mi 10T Pro strikes an excellent balance between price and features
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A zingy flagship experience
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Xiaomi has made a solid smartphone for those looking for speed and fluidity
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A nice try at making a flagship
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. This is as solid a smartphone as it comes around this price point
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Flagship specs at a good price
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The Mi 10T Pro is a value-for-money flagship phone
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Good phone at a great price
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. A seriously powerful Android smartphone
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
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  18. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
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