Launched a few days ago by Apple, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the company’s latest flagship for this year and next and is announced with major changes to the hardware and welcome changes to the display area, including a reduction in the size of the front notch, improvements to the screen resolution and the implementation of the 120 Hz frequency in the Pro and Pro Max variants.
This week, the device underwent rigorous screen testing conducted by the DxOMark team, a portal specialized in evaluating different aspects of smartphones, for example sound, screen and camera set. The performance of the smartphone surprised and was considered “simply impressive”.
The Pro Max version managed to surpass the then-leader Huawei P50 Pro, a model launched by the Chinese manufacturer in the second half of the year, which scored 93 points in tests against 99 of the current ranking champion, indicating that the Cupertino giant worked to improve the screen of the new generation.
- Excellent readability in almost all conditions
- Excellent color fidelity
- The device is responsive and smooth when browsing.
- Very nice HDR10 with the right brightness, contrast and color fidelity.
- Excellent artifact control.
- It’s not clear enough in the default settings for comfortable reading at night.
- The screen has a strong orange tint when the blue light filter is activated.
- The device could be smoother when playing.
The number of advantages certainly outweighs the disadvantages, but it is interesting to note that the Apple model is not quite perfect, with its hardware limitations and negative points, although it takes the first place in the evaluation of the portal.
One of the main drawbacks of the display is the low brightness ratio, which is only 1066 nits against the 1,379 nits of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which beats the Apple model in other aspects such as artifacts or gamma. Colors.
Tests also showed that the Pro Max version has reliable colors regardless of viewing angle and has fewer shades drawn to yellow compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max – which scored 88 points in the same test – although it shows some green swings.
A negative point that emerged during the analysis is the reading mode that is present on the smartphone, and when activated, the screen becomes much darker and the user cannot comfortably view the content displayed on the device’s screen. to look at.
BLF disabled. From left to right: Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon), OnePlus 9 Pro.
In addition to color fidelity and a good display of content from different angles, the smartphone also drew attention to having a really efficient HDR10 mode, especially when playing videos that support this technology.
Display during videos, films or series is interesting, with balanced contrasts, deep blacks and colors that are not ‘washed out’.
finally, the DxOMark team reported that the recently released iPhone 13 Pro Max has several advantages over its predecessor, especially with regard to the exceptionally smooth adaptation of the screen to changing lighting conditions in all cases, resulting in a more pleasant viewing experience for users.
The 120Hz refresh rate may also have contributed to this device’s unparalleled performance, as the higher frequency allows for smoother use, especially in games.