iPhone 12 Pro Max review: Next-level premium

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The iPhone 12 Pro Max, unlike other "Max" phones from Apple, has an identity all of its own. The behemoth iPhone isn't just a larger version of the outstanding iPhone 12 Pro, it offers more capabilities and features. But you have to wonder, do you really need to take an iPhone 12 Pro to the max? I spent a week putting the iPhone 12 Pro Max through its paces to see what you gain by going big with Apple.
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  • Greenville SC is so nice :)

    Xander Underwood'sXander Underwood's4 päivää sitten
  • I’m thinking of upgrading from the XSMax to the 12 Pro Max. Great video

    Jennifer UcheboJennifer Uchebo4 päivää sitten
  • I just upgraded from the iPhone 8 Plus bc they offered a $700 trade in for it. Can’t beat a 256gb iPhone 12 Pro Max for $500

    Jon RJon R6 päivää sitten
  • I still haven’t figured it out, Why iPhones are so Expensive 🤣🤣🤣

    GyanPrakashGyanPrakash13 päivää sitten
  • That bezel isn't very premium though.

    Fionn MacCuillFionn MacCuill15 päivää sitten
  • Anyone noticed the red dot on the video? Thought my tv has a dead pixel. 😅

    Lorenzo JareñoLorenzo Jareño19 päivää sitten
  • Which storage capacity do you have? Which capacity do you recommend?

    Jey ValJey Val19 päivää sitten
  • The split screen multitasking IPhone is too complicated for them. Samsung and others are ahead of the game. Apple is behind even in the battery department.

    85Raidernation85Raidernation21 päivä sitten
  • I don't have mine anymore :( some idiot took it out of my pocket.

    Liverpool5563Liverpool556322 päivää sitten
  • Watching this on my iPhone pro max 😁😁😁

    JordanyJordany24 päivää sitten
  • It's big. But like everything big ... you get used to it. I didn't like it at first, but now I dig.

    Frank BrennerFrank Brenner25 päivää sitten
  • I want One 📱🙂

    lucio luciolucio lucio28 päivää sitten
  • I was dumb 😂 last year: Xs Max to the IPhone 11 then now I left the 11 to the 12pro max never doing that again😂 however the 11 was good but it felt weird using a smaller phone and that wasn’t the really smart way...

    GphyscoGphysco29 päivää sitten
  • Who else thought they had a dead pixel due to the red dot in the video?

    ArignonArignonUukausi sitten
  • no apple pencil support 😡🤬

    ASHiGA DesignsASHiGA DesignsUukausi sitten
  • Outstanding review. I like this guy. This is how I used to sell computers back when I was a peasant. Explain and demonstrate the features and benefits of the product so the customer can decide what meets THEIR needs.

    DerekDerekUukausi sitten
  • I also thinking in the future of apple pencil support on iphone pro max,, that would be grate!

    Maison HilarioMaison HilarioUukausi sitten
  • You must not use your phone Max as much as I do. Cause my Max battery doesn’t last that long.

    Judy StraussJudy StraussUukausi sitten
  • i'm dying. The new iphones are launching 18th December 2020 in South Africa and still not sure which to choose! Iphone 12 Pro or Pro max. I use my phone for my FIstream videos and will be doing so with my phone of choice but its just not an easy decision since the camera difference is so tiny!

    Meeting FocusMeeting FocusUukausi sitten
  • *Is it too big to carry while doing athletic activities?* I like to carry my phone jogging and rock climbing...

    flexibleaspectflexibleaspectUukausi sitten
  • If. You do all your personal and business on it like a. Mini computer then yes, otherwise NO!.

    Betty HallBetty HallUukausi sitten
  • I really want the Iphone 12 pro MAX 256gb I watching this on a Samsung S8 by the way

    Zurdo 821Zurdo 821Uukausi sitten
  • Just sitting here enjoying Note 20 Ultra with 5x optical Zoom, bigger screen ratio, less nonsense weight, SD card expansion, and downloading whatever the heck i choose!

    tuurtaburcotuurtaburcoUukausi sitten
  • The notch! Why Apple?!

    JoshBJoshBUukausi sitten
  • Apple will not allow apple pencil be used on an iphone this is what disgust Steve Jobs in respect of his wishes and legacy left behind

    Mcgyver AngusMcgyver AngusUukausi sitten
  • But does touch work when under water?

    Christian TrejoChristian TrejoUukausi sitten
  • Watching this on my iPhone pro max lol

    moneyteam112234moneyteam112234Uukausi sitten
  • Got pro max ordered, just waiting.....waiting.....waiting.....watching a bunch of videos......waiting....checking.....waiting.....I’m 62, I hope I’m still around when it gets here......waiting.....lol.....

    Cynthia FullerCynthia FullerUukausi sitten
  • Getting my I phone 12 pro max hopefully tomorrow. I have the I phone XR... this is phone will be big ...

    Jessica k.Jessica k.Uukausi sitten
  • It’s a chunky boy that’s for sure even coming from a XS Max!

    Mitchell ChapmanMitchell Chapman2 kuukautta sitten
  • I love the size of the 12 Pro but MAIN thing you need to consider is the Bigger Battery! Forget the camera upgrade!

    Samuditha KumarasingheSamuditha Kumarasinghe2 kuukautta sitten
  • I own the iPhone 12 PRO MAX

    Emil SEmil S2 kuukautta sitten
  • I did an unboxing and set up on my channel as well! so excited😆 I choose the 12 pro max in pacific blue

    Kira B is Me!Kira B is Me!2 kuukautta sitten
  • Got the 12 Pro Max on day one. Upgraded from my 7+ so it was a no brainer 😊👍

    Phil MartinPhil Martin2 kuukautta sitten
  • I am disappointed! Yes! The camera can take more pictures, yes you can do this or that! But having 3 bigger camera in the back kill the design, they could make one lense camera circle ⭕️ and had 3 camera inside ! You refer to a pen 🖊! Yes they could had a side place to put the pen 🖊 and use it on the iPhone 📱! Then you had the calling! It always the same proved to tape the to the call to make a call ! I was thinking that you can make a call and had the reflect of the person if you put on speaker 🔈 coming from the phone 📱 but instead it is the same as picture. Feature to had applications arrange as you want in the front page or another one it something that are not new because Samsung was doing it on all his android phone. I was think the charger cable will be finally easily magnetic as in the apple laptop onsite as To had it always put it inside the phone who mess the connection by charging too much often! Or had the cable wireless to had it near the phone and charge. They said it is Gold! And for that price I hope one days they put really Gold around and not just color it to call it Gold when it is not! The back look even white than gold. And all apps look the same As in the previous iPhone even the color or Frame as amplified. The phone look bigger and I taught it will be more fine as a paper like the ipad ! But it gras like the iPhone 4 so heavy! But the features to had the phone capability to charge on wireless is great but how much cost that charger 🔌 120 dollars while they could include it in the box if the phone and had the wireless Bluetooth pro ears too but instead the box came without any Bluetooth that they are now selling separate!! So let make a total : iPhone 12 pro max 1300 something with tax Wireless charger 60 to 120 dollars Bluetooth ears 50 to 120 dollars Cover 25 to 80 dollars C’mon!

    Mfuesse SimbaMfuesse Simba2 kuukautta sitten
  • nice recommendation... would love it more if Apple gives the ability to use the pen with the phone

    Feby LiemorFeby Liemor2 kuukautta sitten
  • Now I want the gold one after purchasing the pacific blue 😩

    Christie PlaceChristie Place2 kuukautta sitten
    • Blue is more popular

      Optimistas777Optimistas77722 päivää sitten
  • Bought it and everything is worth the upgrade

    Ki E-Skate ModsKi E-Skate Mods2 kuukautta sitten
  • Dam I still have a iPhone 6.

    TV XyoojTV Xyooj2 kuukautta sitten
  • .... but I’m gonna put a case on it anyway 🤷🏽‍♀️

    Tyebrea BattleTyebrea Battle2 kuukautta sitten
  • I got the silver and now I wish I would have gotten the gold

    Tyebrea BattleTyebrea Battle2 kuukautta sitten
  • I just received my iPhone 12 Pro Max 512GB in Pacific Blue. The color is much nicer in person. Everything is flawless. Couldn’t have made a better purchase. I’m coming from the 10X Max. The camera is insanely great. The 5G in my area in NJ is crazy fast. Faster than my WiFi. I’m on Verizon. Overall, great job Apple!

    Omar JanakatOmar Janakat2 kuukautta sitten
  • I might just go head Order 12 pro max 😍

    Jenny LifestyleJenny Lifestyle2 kuukautta sitten
  • it is an amazing phone so far. i think it is future proof for at least a couple years.

    Blake wBlake w2 kuukautta sitten
  • I have the 12 Pro Max in gold and I love it. The size is perfect!!

    Honey FrecklesHoney Freckles2 kuukautta sitten
  • Watching on my 12 pro max gold ❤️

    Poñi KunPoñi Kun2 kuukautta sitten
    • Mine blue

      C MEC MEUukausi sitten
  • Looks like this was filmed in greenville sc

    Dr.TechDr.Tech2 kuukautta sitten
  • trash

    KushyTreez CAKushyTreez CA2 kuukautta sitten
  • Wanted a 512Mb or 1Gig. Sad it only offers 256. 🤷‍♂️

    Jeff PailleJeff Paille2 kuukautta sitten
  • I am keeping my iPhone XS Max. Can you do a iPhone XS Vs iPhone 12 Pro Max. I would like to know what I am missing. (oh yeah keep up the good work)

    RICHARD RoweRICHARD Rowe2 kuukautta sitten
  • even with iPhone 12 Maxx model, still Apple can’t remove lens glare issue

    Amir WaqiuddinAmir Waqiuddin2 kuukautta sitten
  • RUN GFB.

    MichiganJackMichiganJack2 kuukautta sitten
  • I want to have the best but I don’t like the bigger screen thing, it’s really very hard to type or take a quick snap and etc etc.

    Ajinkya ChavanAjinkya Chavan2 kuukautta sitten
  • Damn mane this is so dang dope. I’m bout to promote this 📱 📲!!!

    DINC XDINC X2 kuukautta sitten
  • My iPhone 12 pro was shipped to me with defected speakers. Apple made me send it back to them before sending me a new one? WTF? What am I supposed to use while the 2 weeks that it will probably take to send me a new phone? Totally unacceptable!! What a horrible experience. I guess Apple doesn’t really care about customer satisfaction. I’m not very happy with this experience.

    Tam V. ÐinhTam V. Ðinh2 kuukautta sitten
  • Save your money people. This iPhone is actually a huge disappointment. There is absolutely nothing new. Maybe a slight upgrade to a camera maybe a slightly slightly bigger screen. They don’t even give you new ringtones or text tones. They don’t even include a brick or headphones in the box

    Julie MillerJulie Miller2 kuukautta sitten
  • Great stuff!

    mekman4mekman42 kuukautta sitten
  • 60hz..🤦🏻‍♂️

    Neil WheatleyNeil Wheatley2 kuukautta sitten
  • next-level premium with old fashioned notch!

    Sumon OhemodSumon Ohemod2 kuukautta sitten
  • Beautiful review!

    Angie SabblahAngie Sabblah2 kuukautta sitten
  • The max is just too much phone size wise. It’s a shame that both “Pro” models don’t have all the same hardware/features. Maybe they couldn’t fit the larger sensor with it’s in body stabilization (IBIS) system into the standard Pro model but, “Pro” should be PRO. Apple is really dicing it up even more than usual. It diminishes the “Pro” moniker somewhat in my opinion. I don’t want and don’t like the GIANT size of the MAX but, as I have the 12 Pro, I should have all the same benefits of the MAX as it is also, ahem, Pro. As much as I love Apple products, this is the kind of thing that puts me off about them. So, I have a Pro iPhone, I just don’t have the Pro PRO iPhone with it’s humongous, unwieldy, unbalanced size. The extra size is not worth the relatively minor benefits of the bigger sensor and IBIS. I once had the iPhone 7 Plus and while I enjoyed the extra screen real estate, I never got used to the size and unbalanced feel in hand. I went back to the standard size iPhone after that and never wanted a Plus or Max again.

    AMV7AMV72 kuukautta sitten
  • Really have to hold the max in my hand ......worried it will feel to big

    William KnippWilliam Knipp2 kuukautta sitten
  • What music

    Anonymous HypersphereAnonymous Hypersphere2 kuukautta sitten
  • Washed my phone tonight...D.O.A. Get this phone on Tuesday. Excited...I've been using a 6

    Mr.Woo WooMr.Woo Woo2 kuukautta sitten
  • Mine arrived today, only thing is it won't let me do the software update over my data and I don't have WiFi, tried doing the moving date forward, didn't work, any tips please? I love it though great phone cheers for this.. 🤙🏻

    Lynn DennisLynn Dennis2 kuukautta sitten
  • 4:22 is it true that iPhone 12 has that 3 camera mode? I thought it only has 2 camera

    UrVideo ChannelUrVideo Channel2 kuukautta sitten
  • Mine arrives today. I’m now doubting it with so many FIstream reviewers scaring me that it’s way too large. But once I get it I’ll find out for myself.

    westfield90westfield902 kuukautta sitten
  • If you have the iPhone 10s Max then I do think it’s worth it! If you have an iPhone 11 Pro Max not much of a jump in tech I get mine today In The mail

    Knife SharkKnife Shark2 kuukautta sitten
  • the reason apple did that is cuz they want to make it cheaper for people who can't afford the regular model so the max compensates for the profit loss on mini cuz apple knows its rich customers can afford it

    Safowan A. TamimSafowan A. Tamim2 kuukautta sitten
  • i dont know why but that mag safe doesn't wow me at all..

    Marie KalenguleMarie Kalengule2 kuukautta sitten
  • Got my iPhone pro max 512GB today 😃

    Marc'squeenMarc'squeen2 kuukautta sitten
  • This phone is not next level premium. Yes it uses premium materials, but then so does most, if not all other similar phones. However, to be premium it has to have a modern design and class leading features and functionality. Herein lies the problem, the design is old and outdated, its has a huge notch spoiling the viewing experience and a poor screen to body ratio compared to its peers. It does not come with premium accessories, has a below par battery package, only one biometric that is not suitable in these COVID times and both its most hyped features do not work well, 5G drains the battery too much and MagSafe is limited, relatively slow and cumbersome. Yet despite its relatively poor usable screen area, it is overly large and heavy and the boxy design not comfortable at all. The Max is not a bed phone, but it certainly is not next level premium or class leading.

    Colin WilbyColin Wilby2 kuukautta sitten
  • Ordered mine today hopefully it doesn’t take Xmas 2021 for it to come😩😩😩

    Brownskin BBrownskin B2 kuukautta sitten
  • Great review! I am getting one thanks to this. I am excited for the hefty battery life and the phenomenal camera system. I am coming from a 10 S so it’s going to be quite an upgrade.

    Jason HollingsworthJason Hollingsworth2 kuukautta sitten
    • @Jason Hollingsworth this is going to be my first ever cellphone.

      mrblackalchemistmrblackalchemist2 kuukautta sitten
  • Upgrading from XR to 12 Pro Max ☺️ I’m excited one more week

    ZellTheStampedeZellTheStampede2 kuukautta sitten
  • INSTEAD OF CALLING IN "super plus MAX", or something even better than MAX,...WHY dont they just call it S20....????

    M. WarrenM. Warren2 kuukautta sitten
  • Definitely upgrading tomorrow

    CRWCRW2 kuukautta sitten
  • I trust CNET :D

    Metodi AngelovMetodi Angelov2 kuukautta sitten
  • You forgot to mention the difference in cameras between 6 and 6 plus.

    Christopher CrawfordChristopher Crawford2 kuukautta sitten
  • Which color do you think will the most popular? Gold looks nice but might to to “Blingy” if that’s a word

    Robert FlepsRobert Fleps2 kuukautta sitten
  • Next year Chinese smartphone manufacturers will come back with this box design. Wait and see.

    Walulu StanleyWalulu Stanley2 kuukautta sitten
  • At 2m26, false, 226gr for both Iphone 11 pro max and iphone 12 pro max. Same weight.

    Romain ProvostRomain Provost2 kuukautta sitten
  • Get my 12 pro Max tomorrow can’t wait to try it out

    Matthew McNeillMatthew McNeill2 kuukautta sitten
  • No feature but the new camera sensor is premium on this device. Whatsoever. They are all standard in modern smartphones nowadays.

    Alberto TorresAlberto Torres2 kuukautta sitten
  • I would LOVE to see the pencil support on this iPhone model. I know Steve hated styluses but..... it would work quite well with my own Apple ecosystem. 12 Pro Max in pacific blue arrives by DPD in less than 24 hrs. Bring it! 🍎🍏

    Alyson W.Alyson W.2 kuukautta sitten
  • Technology moves as fast as I go to the store for beer.

    20 Percent20 Percent2 kuukautta sitten
    • I got mine iPhone 12 through the help of justi_hack on IG for $750 due to Christmas bonus and the battery last very well

      Tony IawrenceTony Iawrence2 kuukautta sitten
  • Solid phone for sure. Mine is coming tomorrow, can’t wait.

    Brad PowellBrad Powell2 kuukautta sitten
  • Ordered and is coming tomorrow, upgrade from 8+.

    BAthEeraunABAthEeraunA2 kuukautta sitten
  • Apple: We support water resistance for up to 3 metres under water for 30 minutes FIstreamrs: Watch this iPhone survive a week at the bottom of the pool.

    Roberts VimbaRoberts Vimba2 kuukautta sitten
  • Was that low light shot in Greenville, SC I know that area and wow! What a nice camera shot

    Colt LongColt Long2 kuukautta sitten
  • Still got to wait two weeks for mine to arrive 😢

    Martin PeckMartin Peck2 kuukautta sitten
  • Preordered the iPhone 12 Pro Max gold on the 6th! Got the email earlier today that it's been shipped. Hopefully it'll arrive earlier in the day tomorrow. SO EXCITED! Upgrading from the XS Max that I got in 2018.

    StylinSis3189StylinSis31892 kuukautta sitten
  • I will remove the notch myself Since apple can’t do it

    Henry obakaHenry obaka2 kuukautta sitten
  • I ordered then cancel it, then ordered and cancel it again, then the case arrived, and realized this phone is not as huge as most reviews make it sound to be. I been using the Xr, because I wanted to buy the 11 then when it came out it had no 5g so I had to hold on. After watching reviews you guys at c-net did it for me, so I re-ordered. Thanks for the review , I can leave my Nikon dslr at home again.

    Maximo SanchezMaximo Sanchez2 kuukautta sitten
  • Will the sides scratch and leave marks when a case is applied to the phone.

    Honey PurityHoney Purity2 kuukautta sitten
  • I agree that screen is a wast because no split screen but I can’t wait till mines come in order the gold max

    Jay PoloJay Polo2 kuukautta sitten
  • ♥♥♥♥♥

    Samim SheikhSamim Sheikh2 kuukautta sitten
  • Why nobody talking about video. Is it same like the pro. I need to know to upgrade or no.

    AM VlogAM Vlog2 kuukautta sitten
  • I’m coming from a note 10 plus and grabbed a black 12 pro. Happy with the smaller screen

    Jeremias MartinezJeremias Martinez2 kuukautta sitten
  • 😍

    Justin's CinemaJustin's Cinema2 kuukautta sitten