iPhone 15 Pro Max: If Apple hopes to surpass the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra as the greatest phone available, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will have its work cut out for it. Although the iPhone 14 Pro Max is an excellent device, Samsung’s flagship is now the one to beat, as you’ll see in our review of the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
In our Galaxy S23 Ultra vs. iPhone 14 Pro Max comparison, we go into much more depth about Apple’s shortcomings, but it essentially comes down to Samsung having a more potent zoom, sometimes higher camera quality, a more vibrant display, and faster charging in a more svelte body.
With the iPhone 15 rumours picking up steam, we are learning a lot more about the potential enhancements for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and it appears that Apple’s ultra-premium flagship could see some significant upgrades. Here are five things Apple needs to do to defeat the Galaxy S23 Ultra and reclaim the title of finest phone.
Better graphics performance
You might be shocked to hear that, at least based on the popular 3DMark Wild Life benchmark, the Galaxy S23 Ultra outperforms the iPhone 14 Pro Max in terms of graphics. With this alleged A17 Bionic chip, which is said to be based on a 3nm technology, Apple ought to be retaliating.
According to what we’ve heard, this will mostly increase battery life and general efficiency, but we also anticipate that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will boost CPU and GPU speed.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max’s anticipated upgrade from 6GB to 8GB of RAM could make the device even more powerful.
In favour of USB-C, which should offer faster charging and greater transfer rates with connections and devices that are compatible, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is most likely to do away with the Lightning port. Keep in mind that there is speculation that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will have faster USB-C performance than the other iPhone 15 variants. Another rumour is that in order to give the optimum performance, Apple may demand MFi (Made for iPhone)-approved USB-C cables and accessories.
Apple’s phones have been locked at 20W for a time now, so the iPhone 15 Pro Max clearly needs a charging speed improvement. The Galaxy S23 Ultra, however, allows more rapid 45W charging.
According to our tests, a depleted iPhone 14 Pro Max charged to 57% in 30 minutes as opposed to 65% for the S23 Ultra. Apple should make an effort to meet, if not beat, 45W.
More powerful zoom
Apple might ultimately upgrade the iPhone 15 Pro Max with a periscope zoom; it’s been suggested that such a telephoto lens might provide a 6x magnification. Though this would undoubtedly be a step in the right direction for Apple, the Galaxy S23 Ultra has both a 3x and a 10x telephoto lens.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra has a 100x Space Zoom capability, however the iPhone 14 Pro Max only has a meagre 3x optical and 15x digital zoom. Although though the results of the S23 Ultra aren’t impressive beyond 30x, they are still significantly better than those of the most recent iPhone Pro models. The iPhone 15 Pro Max should therefore have at least a 30x zoom, in our opinion.
Although there are no reliable speculations regarding the storage of the iPhone 15 Pro, it should be the end of the line for pro-level iPhones to offer 128GB of storage, especially if Apple allows users to take enormous 48MP ProRAW photographs. And that’s on top of all the room that apps and games can occupy.
I hope Apple gives the iPhone 15 Pro Max at least 256GB of storage to match the base 256GB of the Samsung S23 Ultra. Although the S23 Ultra’s starting price of $1,199 is greater than the $1,099 of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, perhaps this won’t result in a price hike if the iPhone’s capacity increases as well.
A sleeker and stronger design
It’s time for a change; I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the iPhone’s squared-off appearance. The iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to have a more rounded form, which should make it more comfortable to handle. Even better, a leak claims that the iPhone 15 Pro Max would be slimmer and have shorter proportions than the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
We’re not discussing significant changes here. If true, I’ll take it even though it’s the difference between 159.86 x 76.73 x 8.25 mm and 160.7 x 77.6 x 7.85 mm. The iPhone 15 Pro Max’s camera bump may be greater, which is the only bad news.
A titanium alloy frame, which is lighter and stronger than aluminium, will reportedly be included in the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which is another benefit. So ideally this flagship will be a little lighter on your wallet while being fairly sturdy.