iPhone XS Max vs 12 Max pro screen

Liver

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So I know no one has one yet. Based on specs (besides the screen size) what are the differences? I’m talking about the biggest 10 vs the biggest 12 (whatever they are called).

My 10 works fine, but if the screen is a decent upgrade, I’ll get it.

My work pays for it, but I can use the funds to get another device if I wanted. Although I do not know what I would get, however I would get something.
 

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Screen on the 12 Pro Max is a lot bigger ( 6.7inch compared to 5.8 ) and much nicer. Higher resolution, glass on front is ceramic which is incredible. Contrast ratio is doubled, has 1200 nits peak brightness for HDR content which is insane.

I mean the list goes on, incredible stuff and worthy upgrade for aure
 

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I thought the Xs Max was 6.5 inch screen? They both have the same pixel density and (basically) screen resolution.
 

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If you're upgrading for pure display improvements alone, then it's probably not worth it. Both displays support DCI-P3. The big headline feature of the 12 Pro is HDR 10 support (it also now supports Dolby Vision and HLG). However most content in general isn't HDR 10 (or Dolby Vision, or HLG), meaning that unless you're watching a bunch of HDR 10 content on your phone there will be no major differences in terms of day to day usage. Obviously the 12 Pro has a much wider gamut to accomplish HDR 10, but most content is made in sRGB (web browsing, games, 99% of YouTube Content), which doesn't benefit from that increased gamut (as literally sRGB is by definition a small limited sized color gamut). Both phones exceed sRGB's color space. If you have trouble viewing your phone in daylight conditions than the iPhone 12 Pro has brighter maximum brightness. But again, for most that isn't going to be a huge benefit most of the time to most people.

I'm likely to wait myself. When they move to 90-120Hz with LTPO, that will be a much bigger upgrade to both image quality and also daily usage with the phone. That will likely be next year. There just aren't enough improvements in general to make it worth the switch, unless phones are your hobby and/or dropping $1100+ is an insignificant sum of money for you.
 

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I'm likely to wait myself. When they move to 90-120Hz with LTPO, that will be a much bigger upgrade to both image quality and also daily usage with the phone. That will likely be next year. There just aren't enough improvements in general to make it worth the switch, unless phones are your hobby and/or dropping $1100+ is an insignificant sum of money for you.
I'm still using an iPhone 7 and I'm strongly considering (still) waiting.
 

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I'm still using an iPhone 7 and I'm strongly considering (still) waiting.
I moved to the XR from a 6S+ about a year and a half ago. Honestly if the 6S+ didn't have a camera problem I'd still be on that same phone today. But Apple did give me $250 trade in; normally I'd sell my camera on CL or Swappa or here to get more money - but Apple gave me roughly what the phone's value was worth considering condition with no questions asked (I didn't even have to explain that the camera IS or some other component was broken internally). So I upgraded for around $500, which I paid in cash, and I would generally say was worth it.

Other than camera improvements there isn't much that's tempting about the new phones. I wish I had the ultrawide that's on the 11/12, but considering my profession I don't really use my cellphone that much to take photos of anything outside of Instagram Stories. The XR is more than fast enough and even though the resolution is lower than the 6S+ the display quality is very nice (I will admit that OLED looks much better, especially with higher resolution - but again, not enough of a difference to necessitate an upgrade). The battery life is also the best out of that generation and I have yet to kill the phone in a day.

Is it perfect or top of the line? No, but having a top of the line phone wouldn't change my life. I'd rather spend $1100 on a lens right now than a phone. Or $1100 on hard drives for my personal server. Or numerous other things. Obviously people have their priorities but personally it's hard to justify a new phone when really any and all improvement will be incremental (including speed - since I don't game on mobile - playing League on mobile doesn't tempt me at all). Unless you fit into those categories I mentioned above like having phones be your hobby or that $1100 in discretionary income is meaningless to you (enough that there is literally nothing else for you to spend $1100 on because you have everything else already).
 
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Screen on the 12 Pro Max is a lot bigger ( 6.7inch compared to 5.8 ) and much nicer. Higher resolution, glass on front is ceramic which is incredible. Contrast ratio is doubled, has 1200 nits peak brightness for HDR content which is insane.

I mean the list goes on, incredible stuff and worthy upgrade for aure
If you are unable to post correct specs, do not post and confuse people.
 
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You can compare up to 3 iPhone models right on Apple's website. That might give you better results than some of these responses.
 

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12 Pro Max is a little bit bigger, slightly higher resolution and 800 nits vs 625 nits brightness. Also 1200 nits in HDR, but that's probably less important. It's better, but not a huge leap.
 

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I've got an 8, and this upgrade isn't super exciting to me. But one corner of my screen is busted really bad, and my camera when zooming has a spiderweb of cracks on it. So, I will probably try to get a 12.
I'm now toying with the idea of getting the SE and holding tight for another year. The more I think about it, the more I think I want to keep Touch ID.
 

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I'm now toying with the idea of getting the SE and holding tight for another year. The more I think about it, the more I think I want to keep Touch ID.
I ditched the 8 plus when the xs max came out. I do not miss the fingerprint reader or home button at all. Face recognition is almost instant and very accurate. And I don’t lose 2” of screen to a button.
 

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The peak brightness certainly seems interesting to me but I am hoping to learn more about peak sustained brightness at 100% screen coverage. When it comes to outdoor legibility, that is more important than being blinded by 7% of the screen for 5 seconds--the type of use case that generates gaudy brightness ratings on a number of displays these days.
 

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I decided to get the pro max, whatever is the most expensive option.

A large part of my decision is I have nothing else I want to get.
 
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