The Independent: Best overall smartphone is Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max

The Independent on Thursday released their ratings of smartphones and named Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max the best overall ssmartphone.

The Independent: Best overall smartphone is Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple’s flagship iPhone 12 Pro Max features the largest display ever on an iPhone, a pro camera system with the new sensor-shift OIS on the Wide camera and longer focal length Telephoto camera, a LiDAR Scanner, A14 Bionic, and much more.

David Phelan and Steve Hogarty for The Independent:

The top-end model of Apple’s newest iPhone is, naturally, the best phone the company has yet engineered. At 6.7in it’s an enormous device, and sports the same neat, flat-edge design seen in the rest of the iPhone 12 range. The back is frosted glass, and the edge-to-edge OLED display is interrupted only by the distinctive notch containing the front-facing camera and Face ID sensors. Apple’s allows you to unlock the device and authenticate payments simply by looking at it.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max boasts the best battery life of an iPhone in generations, with a single charge lasting two days. 5G capability offers superfast internet speeds, so long as you’re in a 5G-enabled area. The improved camera performs excellently in low light conditions and can snap detailed portrait shots in night mode.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is a hefty slab – people with smaller hands might prefer the leaner form factor of iPhone 12 Pro – but it’s the best choice for those looking for a true powerhouse smartphone from Apple.

MacDailyNews Take: The iPhone 12 Pro Max, the smartphones we use daily, is simply the best smartphone ever made – until this fall.


  1. It’s not that long ago that Apple and fans pointed, with excoriation, to competitor’s similarly sized phones as “phablets.” Humans are such strange beings.

  2. The only folks who can use the MAX are folks with Purses and Murses! Who actually needs a phone that big? It’s not an entertainment device…it’s a communication device! If it can’t fit in your pocket it’s too damn big!

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