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IPHONE 13 PRO MAX: FASTER, MORE AUTONOMOUS, BUT ALSO MORE FRAGILE?

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A few weeks after its release, the iPhone 13 is already the subject of numerous tests on the Web.
While we will soon unveil ours on SFR Actus, once we have taken enough time to take it in hand, its
Pro Max version has notably been scrutinized on PhoneBuff. A well-known YouTube channel in the
industry, which puts the flagship smartphones of the moment to the test …

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In recent days, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has found itself despite itself in the viewfinder of PhoneBuff.
The Youtubeur, particularly renowned for his extreme "drop tests", has indeed unveiled 3 videos, in
which he therefore tests the resistance to shocks, but also the speed and autonomy of the most high-
end smartphone in Apple. And to show how this new iPhone defends itself, he compares it to its
counterpart at Samsung: the Galaxy S21 Ultra. While waiting for the next release – a priori at the
beginning of 2022 – of the new Galaxy S22 range, we can indeed consider that it is this model of the
Korean giant which is currently its closest competitor.

THE IPHONE 13 PRO MAX GAINED IN AUTONOMY
Let's start with the battery test, the most recent posted by PhoneBuff this Saturday, October 2 on
YouTube. When it unveiled its new iPhone, the Apple brand prided itself on the fact that they gained
considerably in autonomy. If it never itself specifies the power of the battery on the data sheets of its
devices, PhoneBuff indicates that that of the iPhone 13 Pro Max is 4,352 mAh. This is still much less
than that of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, of 5,000 mAh.

And yet, to show that size is not everything, PhoneBuff finds that Apple's top-of-the-range model
lasts (once again) longer than Samsung's. And not just a little: the iPhone 13 Pro Max stays on for no
less than 2.5 hours longer than the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Note that it also does better than its own
predecessor, still remaining 15% of battery in the test when the iPhone 12 Pro Max had finally died.

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THE IPHONE 13 PRO MAX IS (A LITTLE) FASTER
Then it's time for performance. In a previous video, shared on September 30, the YouTube channel
focused on how fast the iPhone 13 Pro Max compared to the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Using a robotic arm
capable of performing time-consuming gestures, PhoneBuff carried out this test by having it open a
series of identical applications one after the other, by activating the selfie camera, by launching a
video game. , or by applying a filter on a photo.

At the start, the Chaebol's smartphone took a small but nevertheless clear lead, navigating more
fluidly between applications. But when devices find themselves having to export a video, it's Apple's

precious that stands out: although the Galaxy S21 Ultra had already started this task at 26% when the
iPhone 13 Pro Max got on it. , it is the latter who finished exporting the video first. Between that and
the faster launch of mobile games, that is, tasks that require a little more effort from the processor,
the Apple smartphone thus manages to finish the race in the lead, even if it is to say relatively little of
things close.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE IPHONE 13 PRO MAX IS MORE FRAGILE
Last but not least, the test not recommended for sensitive souls: the famous "drop test", that of
impact resistance! Once again, PhoneBuff is not going dead hand in this video published on
September 26, ending with iPhone 13 Pro Max and Galaxy S21 Ultra almost destroyed, just to see
what they can endure… The YouTuber does them fall several times, from 1.5 meters high, on
concrete then on a steel plate, on the back, on the corner and on the screen. Result, without great
surprise: from the first fall, the two smartphones take a hit, being already all cracked on the back.

But we see that Samsung's is doing a little better, keeping its rear camera module intact while
Apple's has also been cracked. Rebelote after the fall on the front side: the screen of the iPhone 13
Pro Max suffered a little more than that of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, even though its predecessor had
withstood the shock of this ordeal … Then, if the two devices continued nevertheless to function well
until then, after several falls, it is the Apple model which has shown more malfunctions than its
competitor, thus declared the big winner of this "drop test" by PhoneBuff.

Knowing that, of course, you will never put your smartphone to such a severe test yourself, has all
this nevertheless convinced you of the quality of the iPhone 13 Pro Max?

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