Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB  +2 variations

price₹ 136,900 onwards

launchSep, 2019

94.4

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50.0

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 25+ Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Beautiful, premium Apple design, clad in a single piece of milled glass with a matte finish that covers everything except the Apple logo and the phones' three cameras - it's a little more premium looking and sophisticated than the iPhone 11
  • Packs a more premium stainless steel frame (instead of the aluminium frame on the iPhone 11)
  • The matte finish also means it's more fingerprint resistant compared to the iPhone 11's glossy back
  • IP68 water resistance, and more durable glass, compared to last year's iPhones - in fact Apple claims the glass used on iPhone Pros is the "most durable glass used on a smartphone"
  • Face ID is now slightly faster, and supports more face angles too - which means you can lean over your iPhone resting on your coffee table, and it will unlock
  • The large display notch is still there

Display

  • Beautiful, high resolution OLED display - one of the best on any smartphone - and even brighter than the excellent OLED displays on last year's iPhone XS and XS Max
  • The iOS dark mode which is finally here looks great on the iPhone 11 Pros' OLED screen
  • It's also the largest display of the 2019 iPhones - so if you really enjoy your movies, this is the premium iPhone to get

Software

  • Apple knows how to do software well, and iOS continues to be an intuitive, and smooth experience - plus of course, you get regular, and timely updates
  • Siri has generally fallen behind Google Assistant now, in terms of usefulness and intelligence, so iPhones are not the best 'smart assistant' experiences now

Performance

  • Break-neck speeds with the new A13 processor - it's a bit faster in single tasking, and a bigger leap in multitasking, compared to the A12, which already was the fastest mobile chipset around - in simple terms this is the fastest smartphone out there now (along with the iPhone 11 Pro models), and of course runs butter smooth

Camera

  • iPhones have always been among the top camera phones each year (along with the Pixels, Galaxy Notes, Galaxy S, and Huawei flagships in recent times), and the iPhone 11 Pro Max continues that tradition bringing in some serious camera improvements to bring at par with the best of the pack
  • The 2 key camera upgrades are - a new ultrawide-angle camera and a Night Mode for low-light photography - and all 3 work quite well
  • The ultrawide-angle camera can make for dramatic shots - you get an expanded-view viewfinder that now previews what's outside the shot, which can help you know when to use the ultrawide lens
  • Apple's version of Night mode too is excellent - it works automatically, taking an extra 1 to 3 seconds to capture more light and assemble a picture that ends up almost surreal and richly colored (you will be wowed) - it's as good as the excellent Night modes on the Pixel 3 and the Huawei P30 Pro - the 2 phones that have so far been champions of night photography
  • The telephoto camera with 2x zoom has a wider aperture this time, which means it's better than last year's iPhones at providing bright photos when it's dark out
  • Later this year, the iPhone 11 Pro Max will also offer a new Deep Fusion feature to perform pixel-by-pixel photo processing to deliver even more detail and better textures along with less noise - again, you won't need to activate a separate mode; it will just kick in when you're indoors and there's a decent amount of light
  • iPhone video cameras have always been fantastic, arguably the best on any smartphone - in the iPhone 11 Pro Max they have even better stabilization for smoother video, and look better in darker spaces (though the video camera doesn't use Night mode)
  • Front camera is very good too, and is wider-angled this time - it can digitally zoom in or out to accommodate a wider view that includes more people and background
  • The front camera also get a new "slow motion selfie video" feature ("Slofies") - it's a fun feature, to add some drama to selfies
  • Overall, the excellent cameras on the iPhone 11 Pro Max bring it in the top bracket, on par with the other 2 top camera phones - the Pixel 3 and the Huawei P30 Pro
  • The ultrawide-angle camera doesn’t have Night Mode or OIS

Audio

  • Excellent audio capabilities - Apple has introduced a feature called spatial audio to the iPhone 11 models, which creates a virtual sound stage to make you believe that the sound is coming out of the screen rather than just at the end of the phone and it's actually quite impressive in action - plus, you also get Dolby Atmos support - again, this is one of the best audio setups on any smartphone

Connectivity

  • The new U1 positioning chip inside all of Apple's new iPhones will allow iPhone 11/Pro/Max owners to more easily AirDrop files to each other by pointing their phones at specific people - and many other interesting location based applications could follow soon

Battery

  • Excellent battery life - improved very significantly over the iPhone XS Max - by as much as 30% - with moderate usage, you should comfortably get 1.5+ days of use - overall battery life is the best of the 2019 iPhones
  • Fast charging support, and the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max also are the first iPhones to ship with a bundled fast charger (finally!)

Verdict

  • This year's iPhone 11 Pro Max is a well executed refinement over the iPhone XS Max - it's more durable, faster, has better cameras, better battery life - there might not be any stand-out wow upgrade here but it's a very meaningful upgrade in all key areas
  • It's the premium iPhone to get this year, if you are looking for a combination of premium, and large screen for watching content
  • Having said that, it remains ridiculously expensive - so it's only worth splurging on if you have a lot to splurge
  • And, if you are not wedded to the iOS ecosystem, there are a number of Android flagships from Samsung, OnePlus, Google, Huawei, Asus, and Xiaomi - that are more than worthy competitors
  • If you are wedded to the iOS ecosystem, the significantly cheaper iPhone 11, that is almost as good in all key areas, will provide you much better bang for your buck

Expert Reviews

We continuously monitor new reviews from 200+ top technology experts

  1. The new iPhone 11 Pro duo is expectedly great and even pulled off a couple of surprise moves here and there
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  2. While they may not feature the most cutting-edge innovation, the iPhone 11 Pro series are beautifully conservative...but if you can live without the extras, the iPhone 11 will be a much more sensible and affordable choice
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are the iPhones for camera and battery lovers...they offer just a little bit extra, but some of those features matter a lot to extreme mobile users and pixel experts
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Among the most powerful smartphones money can buy right now.... But if you don't need the best of the best, or still aren't thrilled about the idea of dropping that much money on a phone, the iPhone 11 is probably the smarter choice
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. The iPhone Pro models stand out as among the best flagships of the year....but they are expensive
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The iPhone 11 Pro Max is the best that Apple can cram into a smartphone...However, this phone is really for the Apple fan or someone that really needs that extra lens or a touch more battery life - the iPhone 11 instead feels like it offers better value
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. There's no doubting its credentials as a top-notch phone...but starting at INR 1,09,900, it's a lot of money to spend on a phone
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max prove Apple still has the magic touch
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. A great phone, but it comes at a price – unless you simply must have an OLED display, ultrawide camera and a flashier finish, the regular iPhone 11 might be a better buy
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. The best offering Apple has at the moment when it comes to the sheer experience of using a phone
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Everything on the iPhone 11 Pro Max will compel you to upgrade to this beast of a smartphone and it is highly recommended for Apple fans who wouldn't mind the cost
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  12. Apple’s biggest iPhone might be expensive, but it is the best smartphone you can buy
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  13. Killer triple cameras, excellent battery life and a super-bright display make this the phone to beat...the ultimate power user's smartphone
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. This year’s iPhones are worth buying if you can afford them...And unlike yesteryears, you will make next to no compromise on these devices
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. The best iPhone Apple’s ever made – but it again comes at a price
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  16. The iPhone 11 Pro becomes a hard-sell when you consider just how good the iPhone 11 is
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. A great upgrade option for those coming from the iPhone X or earlier generations
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. Gives people what they want: Cameras, battery life and a good price
    cnbc.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. High quality for high prices
    arstechnica.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. Best of Apple is also the best of all
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  21. If you've been holding out on an iPhone upgrade, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is an easy recommendation, but you've got to be willing to open your wallet up wide to get one
    finder.com.au in-depth Read Review »
  22. Apple has made a stellar iPhone in the form of 11 Pro Max
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. A great phone, but with a tempting cheaper alternative (iPhone 11)
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  24. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  25. digitaltrends.com hands-on Read Review »

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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSApple iOS 13Expected update to next Apple iOS version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.5 inches
Screen Resolution1242x2688 pixels (~ 456 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • Super Retina XDR Display
  • HDR Display
  • True Tone Display
  • Wide Colour Display (P3)
  • 3D Touch
  • Fingerprint-resistant Oleophobic Coating
  • Support for Display of Multiple Languages and Characters Simultaneously
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Face ID
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Face UnlockYes, IR Based
Processor/RAM
Processor2.66 GHz, Hexa Core, Apple A13 BionicRanked #1 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUApple GPU
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3969 mAh
Battery Talktime20.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Video playback: Upto 20 hrs
  • Video playback (Streamed): Upto 12 hrs
  • Audio playback: Upto 80 hrs
Fast Charging SupportYes, 18W Fast Charging (50% in 30 min), Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight226 gmHeavy
Thickness8.1 mmMedium
Width77.8 mmInconvenient for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera12MP + 12MP + 12MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 12MP (Ultrawide): F/2.4 Aperture; 120° Field-of-view; 5P Lens
  • 12MP (Wide): F/1.8 Aperture; 2x Optical Zoom Out; 5x Digital Zoom; PDAF; Optical Image stabilization (OIS); 6P Lens
  • 12MP (Telephoto): F/2.0 Aperture; 1/3.4" Sensor Size; 1.0um Pixel Size; PDAF; Optical Image stabilization (OIS); 2x Optical Zoom
  • Portrait Mode
  • Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting
  • Panorama
  • 100% Focus Pixels
  • Night mode
  • Auto Adjustments
  • HDR
  • Live Photos
  • QuickTake
  • Red-eye Correction
  • Auto Image Stabilization
  • Burst Mode
  • Geo-tagging
  • Video: 2160p@24/30/60fps; 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
  • Video HDR
  • Stereo Sound rec.
  • Time-lapse Video
  • Cinematic Video Stabilization
  • Continuous Autofocus Video
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback Zoom
Secondary Camera12MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Portrait Mode
  • Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting
  • Animoji
  • Memoji
  • Video: 2160p@24/30/60fps; 1080p@30/60/120fps
  • HDR
  • Cinematic Video Stabilization
  • Live Photos
  • Retina Flash
  • Auto Image Stabilization
  • Burst mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortLightning
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + GALILEO + QZSS
CompassYes
TV OutYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreApple App Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, IP68 Rated (up to 4m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
More
  • Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
  • Wireless Charging (works with Qi chargers)
  • Siri
  • 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
  • WiFi Calling
  • AirDrop
  • AirPlay
  • AirPrint
  • Control Centre
  • Handoff
  • HomeKit
  • iCloud
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Multitasking
  • Night Shift
  • Notification Centre
  • Siri
  • Spotlight Search
  • iMovie
  • Pages
  • Keynote
  • Numbers
  • iTunes U
  • GarageBand
  • Apple TV Remote
  • iTunes Remote
  • Music Memos, Siri Shortcuts, Measure

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