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Look at it from any angle and Rs 1.29 lakh for a smartphone is a lot. Even if it is the best iPhone Apple has launched in 2020 — because that is what the iPhone 12 Pro Max is.
The Pro Max has a lot of similarities with the iPhone 12 Pro (Rs 1.19 lakh) and the iPhone 12 (Rs 79,990), which has the same processor. Then what makes the iPhone 12 Pro Max better? The cameras.
The cameras on the iPhone 12 Pro Max are arguably the best you will find on any smartphone.
It features a 12MP ultra-wide lens, 12MP wide-angle lens and a 12MP telephoto lens. Almost every picture clicked with the Max is a delight to look at. Apple has made the sensors bigger than the one on iPhone 12 Pro and the result is much better night-time photography. It is worth the extra `10,000 it demands compared with the iPhone 12 Pro. This Max also scores in videos because of the Dolby Vision HDR recording — an absolute game changer. No other — and we actually mean it — smartphone shoots better videos than the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
This is a big phone that features a 6.7-inch OLED display, which is great to look at. The design is similar to the iPhone 12 Pro — sides are squared off, giving it a real classy look. The stainless steel frame, combined with the frosted glass back, gives it an elegant look.
The A14 Bionic processor delivers a smooth performance. Be it playing games, editing videos or photos, the performance is “Pro” level. The battery life is really good with the phone lasting an entire day with heavy-duty usage.
At Rs 1.29 lakh, this is a phone meant for a certain audience that only wants to use an iPhone and that too the best one. It is not just the best iPhone but also one of the best smartphones of 2020. Sometimes you’ve to pay through the nose to get the best and if you are in that select group that makes no compromises with their phones, then — dare we say — the iPhone 12 Pro Max may very well be worth it.
– The writer is with gadgetsnow.com