iPhone 15 Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro Max – which is the best choice?

The iPhone 15 Plus has many of the features of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but not all of them. Are you unsure which device is the best choice for you? We will help you with that!

iPhone 15 Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro Max

The iPhone 15 Plus and the iPhone 14 Pro Max are the same size, with the same screen and the same resolution, they both have the Dynamic Island and they both have a 48 megapixel camera. At first glance there are not that many differences, except for the price. Is it a good idea to blindly go for the cheapest one? It depends.

There are indeed a number of differences and it is very personal whether those differences are important or not. In addition, the difference in price also plays a role. We list the differences between the two devices for you.

Overview

Weight may carry a lot of weight

We already said that both devices are almost the same size, so they easily fit in the same jacket and trouser pockets. Nevertheless, there is a difference in weight. And that difference is 39 grams (15 Plus: 201 g, 14 Pro Max: 240 g). That may not seem like much, but the 14 Pro Max is one of the heavier smartphones. For comparison, the iPhone 12 Mini weighs just 135g.

Almost the same screen

The iPhone 15 Plus and 14 Pro Max both have a 6.76-inch screen with a resolution of 1290 x 2796 pixels. Yet there is an important difference: the screen of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is equipped with ProMotion, which makes always-on possible. When the always-on screen is used, ProMotion ensures that the refresh rate of the screen is drastically reduced and much less energy is consumed.

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More than the same camera

Yes, the main cameras of the iPhone 15 Plus and 14 Pro Max are almost the same. But where the 15 Plus has to make do with a wide angle and ultra-wide angle, the 14 Pro Max also has a zoom lens with a 3x optical zoom with macro function and a LiDAR scanner that measures the distance to a subject. In addition, the 14 Pro Max supports the ProRes codec in video mode and the 15 Plus does not. By the way, you can zoom in 2x optically with the iPhone 15 Plus.

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Different battery and battery life

The battery of the iPhone 15 Plus is slightly more powerful than that of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, namely 4383 mAh compared to 4323 mAh. Not a huge difference. The battery life of the devices does differ, but that depends on what you do with the iPhone. If you listen to music a lot, that may be a reason to choose the iPhone 15 Plus.

Play video Stream video Play audio
iPhone 15 Plus 26 hours 20 hours 100 hours
iPhone 14 Pro Max 29 hours 25 hours 95 hours

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The eye wants something too

Some people like bright colors, others only want black. The iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max are available in different colors. Whether you like the available colors also plays a role in your final choice.

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The iPhone 15 Plus is available in pink, yellow, green, blue and black. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is available in space black, silver, gold and deep purple.

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Conclusion: iPhone 15 Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro Max

What is the best choice, of course, remains very personal. The iPhone 15 Plus is cheaper than the iPhone 14 Pro Max. But then you have to make do without an always-on screen, without a zoom lens with 3x optical zoom and without a LiDAR scanner. Your iPhone will then be 39 g lighter.

Furthermore, the available colors may play a role, and in terms of battery life it probably also matters whether you listen to more music, or play or stream more videos. The iPhone 15 Plus has a new USB-C connection and the iPhone 14 Pro Max still has to make do with a Lightning port.

Do you not find the above matters important? And don’t you want a refurbished device? Then you choose the iPhone 15 Plus, because it is simply cheaper.

For example, do you want the extra camera functions and an always-on screen? Then go for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. It is still smart to go for a refurbished copy. You pay about as much for that (maybe even slightly less) as for a new iPhone 15 Plus.

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View the best deals for the iPhone 15 Plus and 14 Pro Max here

Whichever iPhone you choose, they are both fantastic devices! In any case, we have listed the best deals for you below.

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