Face-off: iPhone 12 Pro Max Vs OnePlus 9 Pro

Posted : 04-May-2021

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Buying a new phone in a market where a new one pops up every other day with new interesting and attractive features is not an easy task. First of all, there are just so many options available out there and secondly, in order to know which one offers the best value for your money you'll have to sift through the gigantic list of their specifications and compare them with the details of other similar smart phones.

We're trying to make the task a little easier here by providing you a thorough comparison of two of the most popular smartphones in the market at the moment –the OnePlus 9 Pro and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max. We’ve pitched one against the other to see who scores where and by how much.


Although the gadgets offer excellent photo quality, the OnePlus has stepped up its portfolio with the new 9Pro model that boasts of a 12GB RAM and 256 GB memory. Thanks to its tie-up with the legendary camera-maker Hasselblad, the latest OnePlus camera features a new pro mode, more natural color reproduction, clear, sharp, and well-balanced photos. The custom 48MP main wide sensor, a 50MP ultrawide with a freeform lens are just the features a camera fan would love to get. The 8MP telephoto with 3.3x optical zoom, and a 2MP monochrome are also something that make the OnePlus 9 Pro a power-packed device.

On the other hand, the iPhone 12 Pro Max features a 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, and 12MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom. In good lighting, the phones do an excellent job. The photos from iPhone are crisper, and cheery whereas OnePlus is good at regulating the lights to give photograph a natural subdued look.

In night mode and low light, iPhone has remained unmatched, and even though the OnePlus 9 pro offers a capable setup, the iPhone 12 Pro Max takes the lead. Overall, the two gadgets go toe-to-toe with not much difference in what they offer in terms of the camera.

Design :

Looks matter when it comes to phone models today and both iPhone and One Plus have put great thought to the design aspect sticking to what they think will make them stand out from the rest. You can feel the difference when you hold each of them. Round and tapered on edges, the OnePlus 9 Pro is a lot more curvy, ergonomic, and comfortable in hand, whereas iPhone 12 Pro Max comes in the iconic square and boxy design of the flagship. The design of the iPhone 12 Pro Max is less slippery.

Other Features:

OnePlus has steadily grown with features that are capable of giving renowned brands like Apple and Samsung a run for their money. Its newest 9 Pro, OnePlus's most expensive installment yet, is a worthy competitor to iPhone's latest 12 Pro Max. The devices promise high-end performance, top-notch cameras, and excellent battery life. While the OnePlus 9 Pro gets a one-up in the charging arena with its super-fast wired plus wireless charging, the iPhone 12 Pro however trails behind

The OnePlus has beaten the iPhone hands down with regard to the display. Pitched against the 120Hz display of the OnePlus, the iPhone simply loses with a 60Hz display. The difference is glaring.

Camera iPhone 12 Pro Max OnePlus 9 Pro
Wide lens aperture f1.6 f1.8
Wide camera resolution 12 megapixels 48 megapixels
Ultrawide lens aperture f2.4 f2.2
Ultrawide camera resolution 12 megapixels 50 megapixels
Telephoto aperture f2.2 f2.4
Telephoto camera resolution 12 megapixels 8 megapixels
Optical zoom 0.5x, 1x, 2.5x 0.6x, 1x, 3.3x
Max digital zoom 12x 30x

However, the iPhone 12 Pro shines through with its longstanding reputation of delivering a rock-solid performance more than standing up to the expectations and maintaining a well-deserved reputation in various other realms. Even though it's hard to match up with the excellence that iPhone offers, with its great build quality, improved camera performance, and fast and clean interface OnePlus 9 Pro emerges as a strong rival to the iPhone 12 Pro Max. For more details log on to