Apple iPhone XS Max vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2020) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021)

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.5 inches
12.9 inches
12.9 inches

Resolution:

2688 x 1242 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 458 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI

Technology:

OLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

84.29 %
85.51 %
85.43 %

Peak brightness:

625 cd/m2 (nit)
600 cd/m2 (nit)
1600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

HDR support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Apple A12Z Bionic APL1083
Apple M1

Processor:

Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm

GPU:

Apple 4-core GPU
Apple 8-core GPU
Apple 8-core GPU

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
8GB

Internal storage:

64GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x)
iPadOS (13.x)
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity:

3179 mAh
9720 mAh
10758 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.8

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
10 MP (Ultra-wide)
10 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.4
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4

Third camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
Time-lapse video

Front:

7 MP (Wide Angle, HDR)
7 MP (EIS, HDR)
12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)
11.05 x 8.46 x 0.23 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9 mm)
11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)

Weight:

7.34 oz (208.0 g)
22.61 oz (641.0 g)
24.06 oz (682.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock
3D Face unlock
3D Face unlock

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control

Colors:

Gold, Silver, Space gray
Silver, Space gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
TV-out
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax, dual-band; MIMO
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

Lightning
Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port, OTG
Charging, Headphones port, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
Tethering, Computer sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 12, 2018

FCC ID value:

BCG-E3219A

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.00 W/kg

Body:

1.00 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.52 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.00 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1099
$ 999

In The Box:

EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
USB-C Charge Cable (1 meter), 18W USB-C Power Adapter
USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 12, 2018
Mar 18, 2020
Apr 20, 2021
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