I don’t like this: a thousand ninety nine dollars, but hey it’s, an iphone, so you’re gon na have to pay some money to get one if you want to play, but there are a lot of things about it that are very worth it. The video capabilities alone are top notch. If you like to do content creation, if you like to shoot video, this is one heck of a phone. The cameras are pretty good too, and it’s got a beautiful screen on it. You got this nice quad, hd plus resolution. It doesn’t have 120 hertz refresh rate, which is in it, but overall i think it’s the best iphone that they’ve ever made, but should you buy one i mean really, should you go out and spend all that money to pick one of these up because i’m going To tell you maybe not, but also maybe and we’re, going to talk about that in this video, but before we get into that, i do want to say if this is your first time stopping by the channel. I appreciate you being here if you enjoyed the video, please hit the like and the subscribe button and the little notification bell. If you want updates when new videos come out now, let’s talk about the iphone 12 pro Music max. So here we are with the iphone 12 pro max. I, like it largely it’s, still really boring, and i wanted to make the video called the iphone 12 pro max is the most boring phone of the year and it may be true, it’s, the most expensive boring phone of the year, but this is not to hate On the phone, the phone itself is very, very good.
A14 processor plenty of ram beautiful screen. It’S got gorgeous speakers that sound, really really good excellent sound experience, tons of 12 megapixel cameras on the back, so you can shoot really high quality video 4k 60. On the front 4k, 60 on the back hdr 10 10 bit video everything you can ask for from a multimedia platform, it doesn’t have the 120hz refresh rate on the screen. It doesn’t have expandable storage, it doesn’t shoot ak video. So there are some areas where other android phones still kind of beat it out in certain areas, and it doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor, which i really wish that it did like the android counterparts, and i really hope they were going to put one in here. After the new ipad air that came out that had the one built in the power button, not that i think was a big miss, especially in 2020. Whatever facial recognition. Technology on this phone would not recognize your face if you were wearing a mask and it still doesn’t really so it’s one of those things where there are things that could have been much better and especially at a thousand and ninety nine dollars. It’S a lot harder to forgive those things, but overall it’s still a really good experience. Ios is as good as it has ever been, but it’s still really boring and that’s the thing the phone hardware is actually really good. I, like the design i like the way it looks.
I don’t like that. It feels like a steel. Brick in your hand, it’s very heavy. It has flat edges on it as well. It doesn’t feel very sleek. It just feels slippery and heavy and definitely put a case on it, put a case on this thing and put a screen protector on it, but it is very easy to get screen protectors for these. They have flat screens, they don’t have curved edges, so it makes them very easy to install that’s nice that’s, a nice selling point for them and you can get some cheap ones. The insignia ones at best buy actually work really well that’s, not a plug for them. I just buy them personally because they’re right down the street, you can get them whenever you want and they’re easy to install the colors beautiful on here. I love the way they look. I actually like the redesign that they did. The retro look looks very much like the iphone 5 5s and yeah. I like it. I don’t like that. It sells a lightning port on the bottom. I wish that some point in time. They would move over to usbc, but it’s apple we’re, talking about they’re, going to milk you for as much money as they can get for as long as they can get off of their own stuff. I hate that they didn’t have the charger with it anymore. There’S. No charging brick in here but they’ll sell you one and their whole logic about the oh we’re, cutting out the power brick because there’s billions in circulation.
So we won’t include one in the box, but we will sell you. One we’ll sell you one, but you need a 20 watt, so you can maximize the charging on this and the one you used to get was five watts and also, if you want to get magsafe, it requires the new charging brick so we’re, getting rid of the Old one but we’re creating a new charging method and we’re, creating a new charger and we’ll charge you more for both of them, so i don’t really buy into their whole being courageous and taking the charger out of the box. I think they just shafted us and they want us to pay for it and that’s kind of where you’re stuck with so either way i’m not going to harp on that too long. I don’t want to turn people off by going on this long tangent about the power brick it’s, just not there, but the phone itself is very good. The only other things i really complain about are you still get lens flare whenever there’s lights and you’re trying to shoot video, especially at night you’ll, see these little green dots show up on your screen as you’re recording. I don’t like that. Also, it has issues with the hdr and sometimes if the lighting is not right or you get too much light exposure, it makes people’s faces, look orange and i don’t like that either but other than those things. This phone is amazing for shooting video.
I have been making all of my videos on youtube with this for, like the last probably four or five months now, and i picked up this shure microphone and it’s the mv 88, and this condenser microphone works great you plug it directly into the bottom. It’S got the wind cover on it and everything, so it works really really well. You can even adjust it if you are into making videos with your iphone. This thing right here is great it’s kind of expensive. I can’t remember how much i paid for it, but i want to say it was about 200 and it’s sure, so you know that it’s good, but this phone fantastic for content creation, fantastic for shooting video great for photography. They really enhance the low light that works. Really well as well, so i don’t have any complaints about how the phone works, how it looks and how powerful it is. The only complaints that i really have are things like you, can’t do expandable storage, thankfully it’s not 8k, because that would eat it up in a heartbeat and it’s baseline 128. at eleven hundred dollars to get your foot in the door. I think it should be at least 256 and that’s the same argument that i had with the samsung phone: the s21 ultra 1199 baseline storage, 128, no expandable storage either. So if you’re not going to put expandable storage you’re going to charge me over 1100, at least throw in the extra 128 gigs, i don’t think it’s that difficult, really so that’s one of the hang ups.
It doesn’t have a 120 hertz refresh rate, which gives you the reduced motion blur and makes it really nice when you’re scrolling and doing things on your phone using scrolling through your instagram feed playing video games watching videos, especially action stuff, things that are high intensity. High speed so that 120 hertz refresh rate, i really feel, is a big miss on here, but i think that the main reason they did it was because it eats up the battery. Now the battery in here is actually really good. This is the best battery phone of 2020.. I made a video about it. I have been tickled to death with the how good this is from a battery life perspective. I get over nine hours of screen on time. Out of this routinely, this phone will last you all day long, no problems at all the iphone 11 pro max would get me about 12 or 13 hours of screen on time. They did reduce it a little bit. They slimmed down the profile and they changed things up a little bit, so it was expected that there would be a drop off, but if there’s a drop off and you’re still getting eight to nine hours screen on time, without really having any problems, i think that’s Still a win because my s21 ultra has a 5000 ml amp battery, which is way more than this, and it gets terrible battery life. So the optimization and the way that ios works really does a number when it comes to battery life.
As far as making it really really good, so this phone is the best for battery as far as i’m concerned in 2021 and 2020.. Of course, the new iphone 13 will come out later. It will probably or whatever they’re going to call it, but it’ll probably have better battery life and yeah. I think that they did a good job with this. I think that i would probably buy it again if i had to and that’s, because i use it for multimedia stuff. If i didn’t use my computer, if it weren’t for the ecosphere that you get when you buy apple, then it would have less curb appeal. For me, i would be very less interested in picking one up. I don’t personally really like iphones. I respect them. I appreciate what they bring to the table. I think they’re very, very efficient, but i just don’t enjoy them that much. I prefer android because you get a lot more customization. You get a lot more options, i mean we got the full, we got the z flip, we got the motorola razer, we got the duo, we got the lg wing and then you get the iphone and really it feels the same as it does like years ago. The iphone 12 pro max feels exactly the same to me as the iphone 10.. The they have made it so good and the operating system so smooth and so efficient that their phones, four and five years ago, feel almost exactly the same as this on a day.
To day basis, so even though it’s got the a14, even though it’s got tons and tons of power, you don’t really feel like you’re, getting it it’s very frustrating, because it doesn’t feel zippy and you don’t get the higher refresh rate like with some android phones feels Basically, the same as it always has, so why get a new one, and why really i mean if you don’t care about the cameras, then use an iphone 10.. I think when it comes down to the experience, the thing that irks me, the most is it’s just it just feels old it feels dated, even though they added the widgets and they added the little folders and stuff. So you can find things easier. I mean they’ve done some things that make it better and slightly more customizable, but you still can’t put icons where you want. You still got to shuffle stuff around and if you’ve got ocd like i do it irks the living heck out of you when you have to go move an icon around. If you install something new, if you want to move something around, i like to keep my apps and my icons in the same place. I don’t like to have to move everything around just to get one new thing on the page, so there’s that there’s also the inability to close all the apps at once. You have all these apps open. You can’t just do a one button, close it’s, very frustrating.
So there are still things about ios that are still stuck like way way way in the past, and it just feels slow to me and not really so much slow, because it’s not fast it’s, just feels exactly the same as it has for years. Android makes a lot more changes. They make a lot more new features. They really go out of their way to try and make a better experience each time and i’m sure you do with ios as well. I just don’t feel it and whenever you’ve got an a14 processor, it feels the same to me as the a11 processor. It really on a day to day basis feels like exactly the same phone. The battery life just last longer like if i could get the equal amount of battery life or close on an iphone 10s or an iphone 10. I would say: don’t bother buying this, because you really don’t get much of a different experience and a lot of people say that they’re like well, i mean it’s the same phone. It feels the same. So those are really the only hang ups that i have when it comes to this phone. It feels boring it feels dated, and the thing is is apple makes you use it the way that they think you should use it. The keyboard i used to think was very, very good. I used to type like a dream on it, but it still feels the same.
It hasn’t been updated. You still have the same lag in the keyboard. That’S been there for years and now, as i use it more and more and gboard and other ones have gotten so much better on android, it tries to force you into typing the things that things you’re gon na type i’ll have to type. The same word like three times before i can get it to stop trying to make me type a word i’m, not trying to type so apple just needs to get out of the way, and let you use the phone the way that you want to use it As opposed to using it the way that they think you should use it and that’s pretty much all apple products across the board, but the ecosphere amazing top notch. I use this i airdrop stuff over to my mac mini. I edit my videos there that’s why? I have this a lot of times. I don’t even have the sim card in it because i don’t really enjoy using it as a phone. I just like to be able to use it and exploit the video capabilities, the airdrop capabilities, and it is a very good phone every once in a while, i’ll put my sim card in and i think hey. This is not bad and then i’m constantly revisited by the frustrations that i have with the limitations on this very closed operating system. So if you like the operating system, though, if you like iphone, if you are a iphone fan, if you are an apple fan, though you will love it, you will like it, you’ll love it.
Just like you did the other phones and you’ll appreciate the battery life. You’Ll, like the redesign, probably if not stick with the iphone 11 pro 11 pro max don’t, upgrade to this one, and if you have an 11 pro or 11 pro max don’t buy this. You do not need to waste some money to get this it’s, not a very good generational upgrade and, like i said you actually get worse battery life than you did with the 11 pro max. The sage green looks really really nice. I love it. I used to have one, and i like this one i mean the pacific blue, looks really nice it’s, a very sharp looking color and i actually kind of like it better than the green one last year and i like the design on it, but yeah still the Things that i don’t care about limited storage. They charge you for the icloud storage, though you can get more of that if you pay for it and the lightning charging port, no 120hz refresh rate and just those little things. So if you don’t care about that stuff – and you just like iphone – and you just want a really good experience – it’s very consistent – that works the way it’s supposed to pretty much all the time, and you have the carryover from the previous generations that you may have Used this right here, is it and you’re going to love it, and in no way do i want to say in any part of this video the take away that this is not a good phone and i don’t think they did a good job because that’s, not The truth, there’s just certain areas about ios that frustrate me, because i like to have more control over what i do with my phone.
I like to have expanded features like the high refresh rate, and things like that. So do i prefer samsung do i prefer other androids? Yes, but i always have one of these, because it is the best at shooting video and i always like to have at least one iphone, but i get just as much joy out of an iphone 8 plus, as i do with this things i like to see For the next phone i’d like to see them bring some sort of a touch id back, especially considering the world that we live in in 2021, you really need to have more than face id face. Id up top still takes up a ton of space. I think it’s unnecessary. They really need to shave that down make it smaller so that way, it’s not taking as much of your display up and make it lighter, sucker’s heavy. I get you want to use metal and glass and make it feel premium, but this is like a blunt force object and you can cause some serious damage if you drop this on your face at night, when you’re playing on your phone, so that’s all i’ve got On my look at the iphone 12 pro max the things i like the frustrations, i think it’s worth the money i think it’s a premium phone. I think that it’s worth every dollar that you spend it’s just expensive and that’s the reality of iphone that’s, the reality of all flagship phones.
Nowadays, you look at samsung eleven twelve hundred dollars a phone. I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with them charging this much other than i just don’t like spending that much money and you probably don’t either so that’s all i’ve got if you have any questions or comments regarding my six month, look back at the iphone 12 Pro max, please feel free to leave them down. In the comment section, i will get back with you if you enjoyed the video, please hit the like and the subscribe button and little notification bell.