What you need to know
- Consumer Reports has named the iPhone 12 Pro Max as one of the best smartphones of 2021.
- The outlet noted the battery life, screen, and cameras as the factors that earned it the crown.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max has taken the crown as one the best smartphones of 2021 according to Consumer Reports.
The outlet says that, of the 55 smartphones they have tested recently, only ten have not received their recommendation, a nod to the stellar technology making its way to mid-range and even low cost smartphones.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max took the cake as one of the top smartphones and best iPhone of the year due to its large display, battery life, and upgraded cameras. Consumer Reports does note, however, that many people will find the iPhone 12 Pro Max too big and may be happier with the iPhone 12 Pro, which does include most of the features of the 12 Pro Max in a smaller form factor.
If you're trying to figure out the best iPhone for you, check out our list of the Best iPhone of 2021.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro released last fall along with the rest of the iPhone 12 lineup. The new lineup has been a major success for Apple, driving new sales at a rate not seen since the iPhone 6 back in 2014.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.