Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max in for review

25 September 2023
This is one hell of an iPhone.

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Well I’m going to interested to read this review, and all the comments about how GSMarena are ‘biased’ and on the ‘payroll’ should they happen to say anything positive, at all.

From my own experience, I got this on Friday and yes there was some random heat building up for the first two days but I was doing a full iCloud restore (and I have a fair amount of data in there). Since yesterday though this appears to have calmed right down to the point where it’s just like any other iPhone.

There is still a bit more battery drain than I would like to see, at present I can’t say I’m seeing much of an improvement over my 14 Pro in terms of battery life. It’s still early days mind and I would be willing to put this down to some optimisation needed on the part of iOS 17.

What I am disappointed to read are the reports that the overall efficiency of the A17 Pro has been compromised due to early issues with TSMC’s 3nm fab process. Personally I would have preferred that Apple waited for a more mature version of this process, kept the A17 at ‘4nm’ and instead focused on improving the efficiency over the A16. Then coupled with a larger battery this 15 Pro Max could have sported some considerable gains in battery life.

Smartphone processors are already plenty powerful enough, I don’t care for extra gpu power, beyond what that might mean for applications where the gpu helps out, like in image or on device AI processing, for example. And I sure a hell don’t care one iota for ray tracing on smartphones.

I think vendors should now really focus on making SoC’s more efficient with each successive generation, maybe have single digit improvements to performance if possible, but go all out on really impressive double digit improvements to efficiency, in short make them do exactly what their predecessors did (maybe a little extra) but do it with a whole lot less power draw. And this includes Apple.

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    • Anonymous
    • iDi
    • 26 Sep 2023

    The biggest problem with the pro max is the price.. if they somewhat funded half the price of the phone ( hey, they got the money for it anyways). They could probably kill the entire competition from others. It got it all now.. usb-c,120hz, nice design, good battery, good cameras and a long software support..
    I'm no apple fanboy and running pixel 7pro(love it btw).. but im just saying:p

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      • Anonymous
      • nDy
      • 26 Sep 2023

      J, 26 Sep 2023iPhone 15 series look like got problems :P durability gett... morenext samsung galaxies will copy cat that...so be prepared

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        • Anonymous
        • nDy
        • 26 Sep 2023

        [deleted post]what? how many iphones are sold and how many cheap to medium price are sold?
        Learn to do math

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          • J
          • IV$
          • 26 Sep 2023

          iPhone 15 series look like got problems :P
          durability getting weaker:
          https://youtu.be/IS0SItAzEXg?si=nrz7e0z7fKOxRUhc
          drop test also weaker than 14 series:
          https://youtu.be/rW6qhsJ3jSA?si=wrQ5k0E67qotyEn6

            George399, 25 Sep 2023The oven also has problems while charging, that's sick... moreIt's his fault.
            My friends have iPhone 13 and 14 pro maxes, no charging problems.

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              • pkn
              • 0AU
              • 26 Sep 2023

              [deleted post]Most of all Android highend phones uses usb c 3.2 standard 20Gbps speed so no iPhone use old slow standard its a crappy phone whit old tec inside..

                uk7866, 26 Sep 2023Such a beast with its 60hz display 🤣Just compare the Pro Max and normal version and tell me the difference. The interface is extremely smooth, I doubt you will be able to notice it.

                  George399, 25 Sep 2023No, I'm using common sense, seems you have a lack of i... moreYeah, you totally are.
                  Just because someone corrects you successfully means they're brainwashed.

                  Didn't know that real magic exists.

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                    • Anonymous
                    • tu2
                    • 26 Sep 2023

                    -Trix-, 26 Sep 2023Feels like Android boys are more scared about iPhone than e... moreFully agree.
                    Every time, when Apple become so successful despite being criticism heavily on many communities and tech YouTuber. A lot absolute android user being “feel hurt” a lot. Instead of bad reviews by others only make Apple become a lot stronger

                      [deleted post]It’s spelled ‘Typical’ dude.

                      What is it with you and labelling anyone who disagrees with you as brainwashed, lacking common sense or outright stupid? You get that says more about your own simplistic thinking and lack of maturity right?

                      Also, for someone who obviously is not fond of Apple you seem to want to spend all your time talking about them. Apple are living rent free in your head dude and you are totally unaware of it. It’s kinda sad.

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                        • Xman
                        • 8mp
                        • 26 Sep 2023

                        I came from years with Android …when Apple are finally making a good phone

                          Lol, 25 Sep 2023Ur a reviewer? In the sense that I bought it and am currently reviewing whether I should keep it 🤷

                            Feels like Android boys are more scared about iPhone than ever before, the better iPhones sell more angry and bitter Android boys are. Demand for 15 Pro Max is sky high and they know this is best phone money can buy.

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                              • Mik3
                              • Mrm
                              • 26 Sep 2023

                              Funny, looks like Android. Cam lenses look a bit industrial, too

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                                • Anonymous
                                • nDy
                                • 26 Sep 2023

                                Maria, 26 Sep 2023Spoiler: I am trying to be the fortune teller. This will... moreThe 15 pro max starting price was already increased by 100
                                So no, Apple will not increase the base price on the pro max again next year

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                                  • Maria
                                  • sEB
                                  • 26 Sep 2023

                                  Spoiler: I am trying to be the fortune teller.

                                  This will be the last time for the same price of iPhone (esp. The Pro/Pro Max series, the name maybe changed next year) so grab it and use it as long as you can, before Apple is increasing the price next year.

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • nDy
                                    • 26 Sep 2023

                                    Anonymous, 26 Sep 2023iPhone 15: Now with the Bixby Button.neeh, that useless bixby button was on the samsung
                                    Only samsung can come with so many useless and pathetic ideas , samsung should stick with the copy paste ideas

                                      iPhone 15 customers = mad

                                        [deleted post]‘You bring low quality tests’

                                        By the way, show me a 1h version then if that wasn’t enough to prove that A17 pro is better.