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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB) vs Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Xiaomi Redmi 9 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi 9 XApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)28Points
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
6.7"
AMOLED

1284x2778

12
MP

12mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3687
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
6.53"
IPS

1080x2340

13
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)28 Advantages Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)vsRedmi 9 (32GB NFC)8 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
+3.1Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core22%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4X
+128GB (111GB available)5 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (20GB available)
+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)23%
Thinner
vs9.1 millimeters (0.36 inches)
+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+Dolby Vision/HDR10Advantage
The Dolby Vision/HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1284x2778 pixels41%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+457 PPI16%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs395 PPI
+6.7"3%
Larger screen
vs6.53"
+(quad camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 0.3MP31%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 13MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+f/1.6 (aperture)38%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP54%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps16 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+20W11%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs18W
+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
226 grams (7.91 ounces)vs+198 grams (6.93 ounces)14%
Lighter
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
proprietary audio outputvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3687 mAhvs+5020 mAh36%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

23 Common items in both devices
60Hz
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
+16 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
ModeliPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
Other model namesiPhone 12 Pro Max A2342, A2410, A2411, A2412Xiaomi Redmi 9 (Global) M2004J19G, M2004J19C
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Europe)
(Europe)
BrandAppleXiaomi
Release dateOctober, 2020June, 2020
Depth7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)9.1 millimeters (0.36 inches)
Size (width x height)78.1 x 160.8 millimeters (3.07 x 6.33 in)77.01 x 163.32 millimeters (3.03 x 6.43 in)
Weight226 grams (7.91 ounces)198 grams (6.93 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
Operating systemiOS 14Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
Chipset64bit - Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)64bit - Mediatek Helio G80 (12nm)
CPU processorHexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.1Ghz Dual-Core Firestorm
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Icestorm
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A75
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP4ARM Mali-G52 MC2 950Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (111GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
32GB (20GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.7" inches6.53" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~87.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1284x2778 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)457 PPI395 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassCeramic ShieldGorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hz, 800 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR1060Hz, 400 nits
Mobile networksApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20
VoLTE

A2342 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2410 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2411, A2412 versions:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
LTE Cat6 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkA2342 version:
Sub6/mmWave (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261)

A2410, A2411, A2412 versions:
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.4120º13mm1/3.6"
12MP telephotof/2.265mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS2.5x-optical-zoom
0.3MP TOF 3DLiDAR-scanner
(quad camera)
13 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2118º1/4.0"1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel size1.7µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputproprietary audio output3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green, Pink/Blue
- MIUI 11
- 10W charger included
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- AnTuTu: 201829 (v8)
Power supplyApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3687 mAh5020 mAh
Charger, watts20W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1860 minutes | 31 hours | 1.3 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 (32GB NFC)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.91W/kg (head) | 1W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.99W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)0.71W/kg (head) | 1.06W/kg (body)
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