Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Sony Xperia 5 II – Review, specifications and prices

The new Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max handset has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Apple A14 Bionic processor chipset and a battery of 3687 mAh. On other side, the Sony Xperia 5 II also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Sony Xperia 5 II
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.7 in (inches) 6.1 in (inches)
Processor Apple A14 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System iOS 14.1 iOS 14.1
Resolution 1284 x 2778 pixels 1080 x 2520 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12/12/TOF MP 12/12/12 MP
Front Camera 12 MP 8 MP
Battery 3687 mAh 4000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max runs on Apple A14 Bionic chipset and the processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Firestorm and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Icestorm. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Next-generation Neural Engine. Running on iOS 14.1 operating system.

The Apple A14 BionicBoth phones are using the same processor, Apple A14 Bionic. the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia 5 II has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming and Game Enhancer. And it’s running on iOS 14.1 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is carrying a Apple GPU,4 cores gpu in the interior and the Sony Xperia 5 II has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max battery capacity is 3687 mAh which is a 8.4% (percent) less powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Sony Xperia 5 II. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, MagSafe wireless charging – 15W, Qi wireless charging – 7.5W and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
The Sony Xperia 5 II battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The smartphone is using a OLED display with 1284 x 2778 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Sony Xperia 5 II is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2520 pixels and a screen size of 6.1 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is a 9.8% bigger than Sony Xperia 5 II screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Sony Xperia 5 II
1200 cd/m² peak brightness 100% DCI-P3
2000000:1 120 Hz refresh rate
800 cd/m² typical brightness 240 Hz touch sampling rate
Capacitive 400 cd/m²
Ceramic Shield 8-bit+FRC color bit depth
Display manufacturer – Samsung Capacitive
Dolby Vision CinemaWide display
Haptic Touch Corning Gorilla Glass 6
HDR10 Dynamic contrast enhancement
Multi-touch Dynamic Vibration system
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating HDR
Scratch resistant ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020)
Super Retina XDR Multi-touch
True tone display Peak brightness – 650 cd/m²
Wide color display (P3) Scratch resistant
Wide color gamut Triluminos display for mobile
X1 for mobile
X-Reality display

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Sony Xperia 5 II is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Sony Xperia 5 II.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The max storage capacity offered by the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 300% more than the Sony Xperia 5 II with 128 gigabytes.

Sony Xperia 5 II gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 , of 26 mm , a pixel size of 1.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.6 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Sony Xperia 5 II rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 equivalent):24 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX557 , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

Sony
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Sony Xperia 5 II
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 960 fps
10x digital zoom (#2) 3x optical zoom (#2)
2.5x optical zoom (#3) 5-axis stabilization
5-element lens (#2) 720p @ 960 fps
5x optical zoom range (#3) Angle of view – 124° (#3)
6-element lens (#3) Angle of view – 34° (#2)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Aperture size- f/2.2 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Aperture size- f/2.4 (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Autofocus
Autofocus Cinematography Pro
Continuous autofocus Continuous shooting
Continuous shooting Digital image stabilization
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Dolby Vision HDR video recording Dual Pixel PDAF
Exposure compensation Dual Pixel PDAF (#3)
Face detection Exposure compensation
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Face detection
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 65 mm (#3) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#3)
Geotagging Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#2)
HDR Geotagging
ISO settings HDR
LiDAR scanner (ToF 3D depth) ISO settings
Macro mode OIS / EIS video stabilization (#2)
Night Mode Optical image stabilization
OIS (#3) Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization Panorama
Optical zoom Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Panorama Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2)
PDAF (#3) Pixel size – 1.4 m (#2)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Real-Time Eye AF for Humans and Animals
Pixel size – 1.0 m (#3) Scene mode
RAW Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Sapphire crystal lens cover Self-timer
Scene mode Sensor version – Samsung S5K3T2 (#2)
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Sensor edition – Sony IMX363 (#3)
Self-timer Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#3) Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#2)
Sensor size – 1/3.6″ (#2) Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Sensor-shift OIS TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) Touch focus
Touch focus White balance settings
White balance settings Zeiss lens
Zeizz T Coating

Front Camera – Selfie

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with a 12 MP in the front.

The Sony Xperia 5 II has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Sony Xperia 5 II
1080p @ 120 fps 8 MP
12 MP Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/2.2 HDR
Cinematic video stabilization Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm
Deep Fusion Sensor model:Samsung S5K4H7
Digital image stabilization Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Face detection
Face unlock
HDR
Night Mode
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Sony Xperia 5 II
5G NSA 5G is market-dependent
5G SA 5G NSA
EDGE 5G SA
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) EDGE
Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA GPRS
GPRS HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s) LTE Cat 19
LTE UMTS(384 kbit/s)
LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max price is $1300 and the Sony Xperia 5 II price tag is $950

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