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Great low-light photography performance

Ultra-smooth 120Hz refresh rate

Incredible battery life

A15 Bionic is unbeaten


Big and bulky

Relatively slow charging

Cinematic mode is capped at 1080p


Our Verdict

The iPhone 13 Pro Max offers the best battery of any iPhone to date, but the lack of differences between it and the more affordable iPhone 13 Pro – including ProMotion tech and enhanced cameras – make it hard to recommend to most. 

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The iPhone 13 Pro Max is the culmination of Apple’s work over the past few years, offering the biggest, fastest display and best battery life of any iPhone to date. However, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is also the most expensive iPhone currently available, and unlike last year, there aren’t upgrades unique to this year’s Pro Max variant. 

With that in mind, is it worth paying the extra for the bigger display and longer battery life, or should you save yourself a bit of money and go for the equally-capable iPhone 13 Pro? Keep reading to find out. 

Design and build

Slightly thicker and heavier than its predecessor

20% smaller Face ID notch

New colour finishes

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is the biggest in the iPhone 13 series, both in terms of display size and overall heft – even the move from an iPhone 12 Pro to the 13 Pro Max is noticeable. It’s something you adjust to fairly quickly, but I wasn’t expecting such a bulky experience when I first got my hands on the smartphone. 

That’s not to say it’s not a stunning piece of kit though; if you like the industrial look first introduced on the iPhone 12 range, you’ll love the iPhone 13 Pro Max because it’s essentially the same. The iPhone 13 Pro Max sports the same stainless steel bezels, frosted glass rear and edge-to-edge display as its predecessor. it’s also protected by the same IP68 dust- and water-resistance and ceramic shield tech on the front too.

It is slightly thicker and heavier at 7.7mm and 240g respectively, likely down to the increase in battery power – more on that later – and the camera bump protrudes further than ever too, but given most people will immediately put a case on the smartphone, it’s likely not something you’ll notice. 

The big change compared to its predecessor is in the notch department; it’s still there, but it’s 20% smaller this time around. Hardcore Apple fans will appreciate the reduction in size – that doesn’t affect Face ID performance – but it’s likely that most people won’t notice unless they’re side-by-side.

It’s just a shame that Apple hasn’t done anything with the extra screen space on either side of the notch, with the same time, signal and notification icons as previous smartphones, just centralised.

And before you ask, no, Apple didn’t reintroduce Touch ID alongside Face ID as rumoured. That’s a bit of a shame given the tech has been built into the power button of the iPad Air and iPad mini, especially considering our reliance on facemasks and Face ID’s struggle to recognise faces – and the fact that it’s a feature of most of the Android competition too. C’mon Apple, let us have the choice!  

There are also new colour options available with the iPhone 13 Pro Max that help separate it from its predecessor, available in the usual Silver and Graphite along with a refreshed Gold finish and the new Sierra Blue, which was supplied for review. A further addition came in March 2023 with the release of the Alpine Green colour finish. 

The new blue finish is subtle compared to the more vivid shade of blue available on the standard iPhone 13 and lighter than the Pacific hue of the 12 Pro range, complemented by the matching blue stainless steel band that surrounds the edges of the smartphone and the cameras for a clean look. 


Vibrant 6.7in Super Retina XDR OLED display

120Hz ProMotion is a big addition

Improved refresh rate doesn’t affect battery life

For most Apple fans, the display will be a core reason to upgrade to this year’s iPhone. Why? Because it finally introduces one of the most heavily requested features: a high refresh rate.

While the entire iPhone 13 range sports Apple’s top-of-the-line Super Retina XDR OLED displays with phenomenal colour and detail, support for HDR and True Tone and more, the 6.7in iPhone 13 Pro Max (and the smaller 6.1in Pro) introduce Apple’s 120Hz ProMotion tech.

Though it has been a staple of the iPad Pro range since 2023, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are the first iPhones to offer buttery smooth 120Hz refresh rates. For those unaware, a higher refresh rate allows the screen to refresh more frequently to allow for smoother scrolling in apps and higher frame rates in games. 

While it might be hard for some to spot, it’s a joy for tech fans that can fully appreciate the jump from 60 to 120Hz. Everything on the iPhone 13 Pro Max feels more responsive than ever, be it playing Star Trek: Legends or simply scrolling through my Twitter timeline, and it’s amazing how quickly I got used to it.

Now I’ve adjusted to the higher refresh rate, the 60Hz display of the iPad mini – which I praised just weeks ago – now feels a little sluggish in comparison despite featuring the same A15 Bionic.

Of course, a higher refresh rate means more battery drain, which is why Apple opted for an LTPO display capable of dynamically adjusting between 10 and 120Hz when required. It’ll switch to lower refresh rates when the display is static, like when reading a text, and it’ll speed up when it detects you scrolling, and it’s likely a factor in the stellar battery life available on this year’s model – but more on that later. 

It’s not quite as capable as some Androids, with the likes of the premium Oppo Find X3 Pro able to drop an impressive 1Hz for even better battery efficiency, and you can’t lock the display to a specific refresh rate either, but it’s still a welcome change that vastly improves the iPhone display experience. 

ProMotion aside, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a brighter display than before, boasting an impressive peak brightness of 1600nits when viewing HDR content, though that drops down to a (respectable) 830nits during everyday use, as I found in testing. 

Simply put, if you’re on the market for a large screen with a detailed resolution, gorgeous colours and a high refresh rate perfect for gaming, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is a solid option. 

Specs and performance

A15 Bionic is unbeaten

New 1TB storage option for videographers

Frequent iOS updates

Another iPhone means another Apple-designed chipset, and this year’s 5nm A15 Bionic at the heart of the iPhone 13 Pro Max certainly doesn’t disappoint. 

In terms of pure power, the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s A15 Bionic is simply unbeaten, even compared to the top-end Android smartphones – and some of our benchmark results are much further ahead than most of the competition, especially in the CPU department as our Geekbench 5 tests show.

There is a caveat though: as you can see from the GFXBench results, iOS apps need to be manually updated to support the faster 120Hz refresh rate, meaning our benchmark results are currently limited to 60fps despite being capable of generating more frames. I’ll keep an eye out for a 120Hz update and re-run the tests once it’s available. 

Of course, benchmarks are just numbers, and that doesn’t really tell you how a smartphone performs on a daily basis. Given Apple’s control over both hardware and software, you should expect a lightning-fast experience no matter what you’re doing, be it running Call of Duty Mobile at the highest graphical settings or exporting a video in iMovie. The iPhone 13 Pro Max hasn’t stuttered once in general use, no matter what I threw at it. 

The boosts to machine learning capabilities also mean that smart tasks, like adjusting the focus in the iPhone 13’s Cinematic Mode (which I discuss later) are near-instant and more accurate than ever.

Simply put, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is rapid, with enough power under the hood to keep it chugging along for a few years yet, and it’s yet to be beaten in benchmark tests. 

In terms of connectivity, you’ll find 5G, though with varying support depending on the market. The faster mmWave 5G tech, for example, is still a US exclusive. That’s flanked by NFC for Apple Pay, Ultra-Wideband tech for the enhanced Find My tech, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6. 

There’s also the iOS experience itself to consider. The iPhone 13 Pro Max runs iOS 15 out of the box, boasting key upgrades including massive improvements to the notification system, and the introduction of Focus Modes too.

Focus Mode allows you to create different profiles – for tasks like work, sleep, personal time – and control not only the incoming notifications and calls, but which iPhone home screens are displayed too. Want a work mode with a Home Screen devoid of social media and gaming apps? It’s easy to do in iOS 15.

It’s features like that, along with Apple’s unbeaten ecosystem that means the iPhone will play very nicely with products like the iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, Mac and Apple TV, that make the iOS experience what it is. Ultimately, it’s business as usual for iPhone users, and although it’ll take Android converts some time to adjust, there isn’t much to dislike. 

There’s also the benefit of software updates; while the Android competition is finally improving on that front, with some manufacturers promising 3 years of OS updates, it’s still far from the support that Apple offers. Take iOS 15 for example: it’s available on the iPhone 6S, a smartphone that was released back in 2023. The Samsung Galaxy S6, also released in 2023, didn’t even get the upgrade to Android 8, let alone this year’s Android 12.

If software longevity is important to you, iOS is the way forward. 


Great everyday performance

Low-light focused camera upgrades hit the mark

Cinematic Mode is a lot of fun

While the entire iPhone 13 range benefits from the sensor-shift OIS introduced on the iPhone 12 Pro Max last year, there are other benefits that make the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s rear-facing tri-camera setup among the best in the market right now. 

Let’s start with the main wide camera; the 12Mp snapper sports the largest sensor ever packed into an iPhone, and that’s coupled with a faster f/1.5 aperture in an effort to vastly improve the amount of light taken in any given shot.

It should come as no surprise that in normal lighting the iPhone can produce stunning photographs packed with plenty of detail, but that’s true of just about every flagship right now. It’s low-light performance where performance can vary largely, and that’s where the iPhone 13 Pro Max excels. 

Though there’s still a notable amount of grain visible – a factor of most low-light modes regardless of model – the iPhone 13 Pro Max is capable of slurping much more light from a scene without the need for a tripod, and that translates to a much more detailed image. In fact, in certain scenarios, the iPhone captured more of a scene than I could see with the naked eye.

It’s not the perfect night mode, with particularly bright spots – like nearby street lights – blowing out, but it’s something that Apple can tweak with future OS updates. 

Similarly, the 12Mp 120-degree ultrawide sensor has also had an upgrade to improve low-light performance, with an impressive jump from f/2.4 to f/1.8 making it one of the widest apertures in an ultra-wide on any smartphone right now.

As with the main sensor, photos in great light are stunning, with Apple’s anti-distortion tech removing much of the distortion present on most ultrawide cameras, especially with large vista shots, but it’s low-light that sees the main benefit.

If you’ve got a tripod handy, the ultrawide is capable of producing low-light images that can hold their own against the main lens, although without OIS, it’s not quite up to the task if you’re just holding the phone. Still, even with shorter exposures, there’s much more light present this time around, making using Night Mode on the ultrawide a viable option, arguably for the first time since Apple introduced the tech on the ultrawide sensor.  

That’s not the only change either; instead of adding a dedicated macro lens like with cheap Android smartphones, further increasing the camera count, Apple decided to bake the functionality into the ultrawide lens.

While macro lenses can sometimes be a bit of a gimmick, it’s surprisingly good on the iPhone 13 Pro Max – as long as you frame the shot properly. You have to be at least 2cm away from the subject to achieve focus, and you’ll often have to battle shadows caused by the phone depending on light conditions, but the potential for great macro photography is there. 

The only real annoyance is that, with Apple’s “it just works” mentality at play, there’s no dedicated macro mode toggle in the Camera app. Instead, the iPhone decides when you’re close enough to a subject to enable macro mode – and that happens far too often, with an annoying blur animation hiding the camera switch.

Apple has added a switch to disable the automatic macro mode in iOS 15.1, but it still doesn’t include a manual toggle in its place. Instead, you have to switch to the ultrawide lens and get close to your subject, with no icon to let you know that macro mode is actually active. There’s still a lot of UI optimisation to be done, but that’s easily remedied.  

Last, but by no means least, the telephoto lens has had a boost from 2.5x to 3x. Though not quite as noticeable as the jump from 2x to 3x on the iPhone 13 Pro, the longer zoom distance is perfect for shooting distant subjects, allowing you to get closer without having to move.

However, there is a downside, namely when using Portrait mode, which was the original purpose of the telephoto lens. The extra zoom on offer from the 3x lens means you have to step even further away from your subject to properly frame it, and that’s not always possible depending on the environment.

It’s also not quite up to par in the low-light department, sporting a much narrower f/2.8 aperture than the other lenses. It’s still possible, and there is potential to capture decent zoomed low-light shots, but it’s (understandably) not quite up to the same standard. 

There was also a focus on Photographic Styles at the iPhone reveal event, with the Camera app now featuring five different presets – Standard, Rich Contrast, Vibrant, Warm and Cool – that you can switch between on the fly, giving your images a different feel.

You can make scenic shots look more intense with the Vibrant filter, and autumnal images look great with the Warm filter, but rather annoyingly, these can’t be applied or tweaked post-capture. You can create your own presets, however, giving your images a distinct look unique to you. 

But while most of the improvements have been focused on photography, Apple hasn’t ignored its other strong suit – videography. It’s an area that Apple excels in compared to the Android competition, offering Dolby Vision HDR capture at 4K@60fps, and as of iOS 15.1, you can even record in Apple’s professional-level Apple ProRes codec on the iPhone 13 Pro Max, albeit at a more limited 1080p@60fps or 4K@30fps. 

While ProRes will no doubt be a massive plus for videographers looking to use the iPhone to capture video, the more popular new addition is Cinematic Mode. Described as Portrait mode for video in a leak prior to release, Cinematic Mode offers the fake bokeh effect present on the Portrait mode in real time, and it’s fully adjustable too. 

The Camera app will do its best to intelligently identify the subject of the shot, identified by a yellow box, and it’ll blur the background around it. It’ll analyse other focal points in the scene, like a person in the background, and a quick tap will shift focus from one to the other. But what if the focus isn’t quite right? The AI is great, but not perfect, after all.

The best part is that you can fully edit the focal point of the video once it has been shot. It’s really easy to do too; simply pause the video where you want to shift focus and press down on the area you’d like to shift focus to. You can do this as many times as you like too, allowing for incredible cinema-esque shots ideal not only for social media but all kinds of creative videos. 

The only dealbreaker is that captured is limited to 1080p, rather than the full 4K@60fps the iPhone 13 Pro Max is capable of.  

Let’s not forget about the front-facing camera either; it’s still the same 12Mp f/2.2 snapper as the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but considering the great quality of selfies and adjustable wide angle, as well as access to features like Slow-mo, Night Mode and Cinematic Mode, it’s one of the most capable around. 

Battery life and charging

True multi-day battery life

15W MagSafe charging

Improved wired charging speeds, but still not Android-level

The Pro Max variant of iPhone has always had the best battery life of the range, and that’s certainly true with the iPhone 13 Pro Max, but it manages to go even further to offer true all-day (or even multi-day, depending on usage) battery life.

The 4352mAh battery inside the iPhone 13 Pro Max offers an extra two hours of battery life compared to the 12 Pro Max according to Apple, and based on our testing, that’s on the money. The iPhone 13 Pro Max scored 11 hours and 36 minutes in our battery benchmark, run at 120nits, a big jump compared to 9:08 from last year’s iPhone 12 Pro Max. 

In real terms, the iPhone 13 Pro Max will likely relieve you of any battery anxiety you’ve had until now. I didn’t need to worry about long FaceTime chats, mobile gaming sessions or scrolling through TikTok when away from the charger, comfortably getting me through an entire’s day use with around 40% battery remaining, and if you use your phone less than I do, you’ll likely be able to squeeze two days of use from the top-end iPhone.

That’s coupled with MagSafe charging, rated at the same 15W as its predecessor, and it’s a similar story with the 7.5W Qi charging, but it supports faster wired charging via the Lightning cable (yes, no move to USB-C again!) at up to 27W. The catch? Apple, once again, doesn’t include a charger in the box, so you’ll need to source a USB-C plug with at least 27W of power to get the most out of the charging system. 


The iPhone 13 Pro Max is the most expensive in the iPhone 13 collection, even at its starting price, and it only increases with extra storage. Here’s how the iPhone 13 Pro Max shapes up:

iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB) – £1,049 / $1,099

iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB) – £1,149 / $1,199

iPhone 13 Pro Max (512GB) – £1,349 / $1,399

iPhone 13 Pro Max (1TB) – £1,549 / $1,599

That’s £100/$100 more than the iPhone 13 Pro, and unlike last year, the Pro Max variant doesn’t offer any unique upgrades aside from the larger display and better battery life. So, if you can deal with a slightly smaller iPhone, the iPhone 13 Pro offers the best value for money given the premium features on offer.

If you simply can’t resist the large display or long battery life of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, it’s available from the likes of Apple, Amazon and more – and that includes the latest Alpine Green finish too.

If you’re curious as to how the iPhone 13 Pro Max compares to other flagships like the Galaxy S21 Ultra and OnePlus 9 Pro, take a look at our selection of the best flagship phones, or the best iPhone chart to see how it compares to the rest of the range. 


The iPhone 13 Pro Max is undoubtedly the biggest and best iPhone yet. The 6.7in Super Retina XDR OLED display and its improved 120Hz refresh rate offer a significant upgrade over the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the A15 Bionic at its core is unbeaten in benchmark results. Whatever you throw at this phone, it can handle it, be it hardcore gaming or on-the-fly video editing. 

There are also significant camera improvements on offer, particularly in the low light department. The f/1.5 aperture and larger sensor of the main lens, combined with sensor-shift OIS, offer incredible low-light photos that are comparable to those taken on the top-end Android smartphones, and it’s a similar story with well-lit images too. The introduction of ProRes video recording is a boon for professionals, but it’s Cinematic Mode that’ll steal the show for many.

Battery life is another area that the iPhone 13 Pro Max excels in, boasting true multi-day battery life for the first time in iPhone’s history. It’s still slow to charge compared to the Android competition, but at 27W, it’s respectable. 

However, is it the iPhone we’d recommend to most people? Probably not. The iPhone 13 Pro Max is a big phone, with added thickness and heft compared to even the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and combined with a fairly wide (compared to Android standards) 19.5:9 aspect ratio, that makes it harder to use one-handed than the iPhone 13 Pro.

That, as well as the fact that the iPhone 13 Pro offers the same core upgrades as the Pro Max at a £100/$100 discount, means it’s hard to say that the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the iPhone you should go for. But, if you’re like me and love the big screen and long battery life, it’s certainly one to consider. 

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Redminote 9 Pro Max Review And Comparisons

It is impossible to overstate the importance of the note series in Redmi’s catalog. The Note series of phones have played a huge role in placing Xiaomi on the global market map. Thanks to the popularity of the Redmi Note series, it has dominated the Indian smartphone market. Since Xiaomi redefined the mid-range budget series with their Redmi note 3, the company has managed to push the boundaries further by releasing a better Redmi Note Series.

The company is currently facing competition in the midrange market from Vivo, Realme, among others. In March 2023, Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max powered by an SM7125 Snapdragon Qualcomm with 720G Octa-core processor. For the GPU, the phone has an Adreno 618 graphic card.

Distinctive Specifications

One distinguishing feature on the smartphone is its lenses. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a 64 MP rear camera with 8 MP ultrawide lenses. The camera also has an additional 5 MP macro and 2 MP depth sensor lenses which enable it to attain nice photography experience and images. The front camera comes with a stunning 32 MP sensor that captures nice selfies. In terms of security, the phone is equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Other sensors embedded in the device include a gyro, compass, accelerometer, proximity.

Comparing the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9S

The Redmi Note 9S is the global version while Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max which were first released for the Indian market.  All three phones have quad rear cameras that are similar in shape, a square module. But the cameras on each phone have different configurations. The Redmi Note 9S boasts of a 48 MP primary sensor from Samsung GM1 with an f/1.79 lens. The secondary shooter has 8 MP with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 lens. The front selfie camera in Redmi Note 9S has a 16-megapixel camera.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro, in contrast, has a Samsung ISOCELL GM2 48 MP Primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens. The secondary, tertiary, and quaternary lens is similar to that of the Redmi Note 9S. The only difference that the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max brings is the 64 MP primary camera. This is to add on the 32 MP front camera.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro and Pro Max rank higher in storage capabilities in that they have a microSD card expandable storage of up to 512 GB while the Redmi Note 9 is only expandable up to 128 GB. All three phones have onboard storage of 128 GB. Also, Redmi note 9 Pro is shipped with 4G/8GB RAM while Note 9 Pro Max is shipped with 6/8GB RAM. When it comes to the charging capabilities, the Redmi Note 9S and Redmi Note 9 Pro support 18W, which is slower than the 33W fast charging of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.

Final Verdict

Whichever model you choose, the Redmi Note 9 series are great high-end flagship devices from Xiaomi. They come loaded with great cameras, superior build quality, decent gaming performance,  and an excellent battery life with fast charging capability. Even for a heavy user, the battery should last the whole day. This is a great deal and a good value for money.

10 Best Clear Cases For Iphone 14 Pro And Iphone 14 Pro Max

Enamored by the cool new Dynamic Island notch on the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, you rushed to buy the latest iPhones from Apple. Apart from the island animations, the iPhone 14 Pro series offers top-of-the-line hardware to attract users. This includes a stunning 6.1-inch (Pro) and 6.7-inch (Pro Max) Super Retina XDR display with up to 2000 nits of brightness, a 48MP triple camera setup, A16 Bionic chipset, and much more. But all that comes for a hefty price, and you would want to protect your shiny new iPhone from any mishaps. If that’s why you are here, find our curated list of the best clear cases for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max below. Choose the case that best fits your requirements while showing off your iPhone’s beautiful color and aesthetics.

Best iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max Clear Cases

In this list, we have included clear cases from some of the most popular accessory makers, like Spigen, ESR, Mkeke, OtterBox, and many others. You will even find thin, rugged, and standard cases here. So use the table below and pick the case that suits your needs.

Note: The iPhone 14 Pro (6.1-inch) and 14 Pro Max (6.7-inch) clearly differ in size, so the cases are not interchangeable. Please choose the right case for your iPhone model to avoid hassles.

1. Mkeke iPhone 14 Pro Clear Case

Key Features

built-in corner bumpers

screen and camera dual protection

anti-yellowing technology

Now, it’s not the slimmest case out there but should be comfortable to grip and use. Another reason for its build is the durability it offers, including three-layered bumpers on the corners and an enhanced dual-protection setup. Mkeke is aware of user complaints concerning the camera lens scratches, so it has considerably raised the edges (3.5mm) around the camera. The same applies to the screen bezel (1.9mm) too, completing the military-grade certification here. So you are well-protected against scratches and accidental drops with Mkeke’s iPhone 14 Pro clear case.

Another thing I quite like about Mkeke’s clear case lineup is the fact that you get a ton of color options. You can obviously go for the clean case with transparent borders. But, to mix things up, Mkeke offers clear cases with dual-tone gradient borders like blue and purple, green and red, and more. Also, if you want to add a splash of color in there, you could opt for the gradient clear cases, wherein the colored finish flows from the bottom to the top (see image above).

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2. ESR Classic Hybrid Magnetic Case

Key Features

crystal-clear acrylic material

military-grade protection

built-in powerful magnets

However, one of the best things about this iPhone 14 Pro clear case will have to be HaloLock. Much like Apple’s case, ESR bakes strong magnets into the back of their case to make it easier for you to align and attach your iPhone to MagSafe chargers. You can also attach and use MagSafe accessories with this clear case. Moreover, the magnets are so strong that they have 1,500 g of holding force, which is great!

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3. Apple iPhone 14 Pro Clear Case

Key Features

built-in corner bumpers

screen and camera dual protection

support MagSafe charging

Now, if the price is no bar, and you want to pair your iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max with an official clear case from Apple, this is the one you should go for. Priced at a buck under $50, this transparent case lets you show off your new iPhone in all its glory. It’s crafted using a combo of clear polycarbonate and flexible materials, which are treated to prevent yellowing over time.

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4. totallee Thinnest Clear Case

Key Features

thinnest iPhone 14 Pro case

minor drop and scratch resistance

raised camera lip protection

If you don’t like bulky covers and want a slim case for your iPhone, the accessory maker totallee is here to the rescue. On our list of the best iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max clear cases, this is the thinnest one, and that too, with no competitor in sight. This ultra-thin case adds only 0.02-inches to the overall thickness of the iPhone, making it feel like you are using no case at all.

Since this case is pretty slim, it doesn’t provide the best protection. It only safeguards your phone against minor drops and scratches. Even the camera lenses won’t get scratched, thanks to the raised camera lip here. However, the main focus of this sleek case is aesthetics rather than safety. So we suggest you think twice before you make a buying decision – do you wanna flaunt or protect your iPhone 14 Pro?

5. Spigen Ultra Hybrid Clear Case

Key Features

hybrid TPU + PC clear build

air cushion corners

raised camera + screen bezels

Spigen needs no introduction for Apple users. It’s one of the most trusted accessory makers and is well aware of the needs of the users. The Spigen Ultra is another one of the best clear cases for iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max you can buy. Much like other covers on this list, it has a hybrid build — TPU bumpers and a polycarbonate back. So you have a crystal clear look at the glass back and aluminum edges, and the case will not go yellow quickly.

Moreover, in terms of protection, you have air cushions at the corners and raised bezels around the camera cutout and screen. So yeah, this case will safeguard your phone against accidental drops and scratches with ease. Also, there are precise cutouts and tactile buttons, and the case does not interfere with wireless charging.

Also, if you are not looking to spend a fortune, Spigen’s Ultra clear case is also priced reasonably, making it a worthy contender on this list.

6. Case-Mate Tough Plus Clear Case

Key Features

rugged transparent case

enhanced drop protection

anti-yellowing technology

Looking for an iPhone 14 case with the most protection against drops and impacts? Check out the Case-Mate Tough Plus, whose name is already enough to confirm its enhanced focus on 360-degree protection. Crafted using recycled impact-absorbing polymer material, we get this amazing iPhone 14 Pro/ Pro Max clear case. It has shockproof bumpers running along the edges and soft cushion corners that shield your phone against nasty impacts.

Not only do these bumpers offer good protection, but also make this Case-Mate case stand out among s sea of transparent cases. Also, if you hadn’t noticed, the edges around the screen and camera are raised to protect against scuffs and scratches.

The company also boasts about its anti-yellowing tech that supports UV protection and Qi wireless charging compatibility. While that is great, you need to spend nearly $40 on this case, making it way pricier than the majority of options on this list.

7. Caseology Skyfall Clear Case

Key Features

dual-tone clear aesthetic

pattern grip on edges

raised screen and camera lip

I’m a fan of clear cases, but I despise how the case starts to look once grime and dust settle in and peek through the transparent edges. Well, Caseology offers a solution for this issue with a transparent polycarbonate back and colored TPU sides. You can choose between black, blue, and red edges for a clean dual-tone aesthetic.

Not just that, the TPU frame here includes a pattern strip on the edges for better grip. This is accompanied by raised lips around the screen (1.2mm) and camera (2.0mm), plus a standout camera ring for enhanced protection. Further, Caseology touts that its case is military-grade certified and supports wireless charging with no issues.

So if you like dual-tone cases that will add to your iPhone 14 Pro’s look, you can go for this option without much thought.

8. OtterBox Symmetry Series+ Clear Case

Key Features

built-in corner bumpers

screen and camera dual protection

support MagSafe charging

OtterBox is another popular brand among Apple users, and its Symmetry Series+ Clear Cases are one of the best you can get for the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. They boast a sleek profile and are crafted with more than 50% recycled plastic, along with synthetic rubber to mask the built-in magnets that support MagSafe wireless charging.

Much like others on this list, this OtterBox clear case also includes raised edges to protect the screen and camera. It’s common among cases these days, but the company promises 3x as many drops as MIL-STD-810G 516.6. Also, there’s one thing that sets this case apart – lasting antimicrobial properties. That means the exterior of your case will be safe against many common bacteria.

There’s one major qualm with this case, though. This clear case costs twice as much as the Mkeke or ESR covers we listed above.

9. elago Magnetic Hybrid Clear Case 

Key Features

hybrid TPU + PC construction

reduced yellowing

shockproof protection

Talking about the most affordable iPhone 14 Pro/ 14 Pro Max case on our list, the elago clear case offers almost the same features and properties as the more expensive covers. It features a hybrid construction, which mixes polycarbonate and TPU to offer resistance against accidental drops, bumps, and scratches.

The company touts its in-house design process for the quality and safety it delivers, along with raised edges for camera and screen protection. The fit is said to be pretty good with precise cutouts and responsive buttons. This clear case will have reduced yellowing as opposed to other cases and supports wireless charging.

So even at its $12.99 price tag, it covers all the basics for a good iPhone clear case, and you can consider buying it if you are on a strict budget.

10. Speck Gemshell iPhone 14 Pro Case

Key Features

UV light protection

dual-layer perimeter protection

support wireless charging

Metting in the middle at around $25, we have the Speck Gemshell clear case for iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. This clear case boasts a slim construction and does not add much bulk to the overall thickness of the device. However, when we talk about the edges, you have dual-layer perimeter protection. That means your phone will be able to survive scratches and drops from up to 8 feet. There’s raised

Also, the clear exterior of the case can show off your iPhone 14 without turning yellow for a long time. That is because the polycarbonate material used to make this case protects against UV light. Further, this clear case brings antimicrobial protection into the fold, offering a 99% reduction in bacteria growth on the case. And let’s not forget about wireless charging, which is another common feature among the cases.

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Best Iphone 12 Deals In The Uk: Mini, 12, Pro & Pro Max Offers

At its 20 April Spring Loaded event, Apple announced that the iPhone 12 and 12 mini would also be available in purple, adding to the existing range of five color choices. The good news is that it isn’t more expensive – in fact, you can also get up to £75 off if you know where to look.

Here, we cover how to get your hands on every member of Apple’s first 5G-capable iPhone lineup and at the best price, whether you’re buying on contract or SIM-free.

The best iPhone 12 Deals (all models) right now

Also see: Where to buy the purple iPhone 12 and 12 mini

How much does the iPhone 12 range cost? 

The good news is that Apple hasn’t raised the price of the iPhone 12 range (aside from a slight tweak to the iPhone 12’s price) despite the jump forward in design, performance, and connectivity – but they are still expensive, and that’s especially true of the ultra-high-end iPhone 12 Pro Max. 

Here’s how the iPhone 12 range breaks down in cost: 

iPhone 12 Mini 

iPhone 12 Mini (64GB): £699/$699 

iPhone 12 Mini (128GB): £749/$749 

iPhone 12 Mini (256GB): £849/$849 

See our full review of the iPhone 12 mini.

iPhone 12 

iPhone 12 (64GB): £799/$799 

iPhone 12 (128GB): £849/$849 

iPhone 12 (256GB): £949/$949 

See our full iPhone 12 review.

iPhone 12 Pro  

iPhone 12 Pro (128GB): £999/$999 

iPhone 12 Pro (256GB): £1,099/$1,099 

iPhone 12 Pro (512GB): £1,299/$1,299 

Also find our full iPhone 12 Pro review here.

iPhone 12 Pro Max 

iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB): £1,099/$1,099 

iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB): £1,199/$1,199 

iPhone 12 Pro Max (512GB): £1,399/$1,399 

All variants of iPhone 12 are now readily available to buy in the UK. The most obvious place to go to buy the iPhone 12 is Apple itself, but where else can you go? 

Below are all the top retailers offering the iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max both SIM-free and on-contract.

Best iPhone 12 Mini deals

Right now, you can get £100 off the iPhone 12 mini from Amazon, which is offering the market-leading price. It also has £75 off the new purple version.

Top retailers for iPhone 12 mini:

Best iPhone 12 Mini SIM-free deals

Below are some of the best SIM-free and contract deals around on the iPhone 12 mini

Best iPhone 12 Mini Deals Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)


From: Amazon

Was: £579

Now: £516.97 (£62.03 off)

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Apple iPhone 12 mini, unlimited data & free Nintendo Switch


From: Mobile Phones Direct

Now: £44.99 upfront, £46 per month

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Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)


From: Amazon

Was: £629

Now: £569 (£60 off)

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Apple iPhone 12 mini with AirPods 2


From: Virgin

Now: From £29 per month (2GB)

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At time of writing the firm is offering a half-price deal on its 30GB data contract which may work out cheaper than the 2GB offer, at least in the short term.

Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB) – Good condition


From: UR

Was: £579

Now: From £259.95 (£319.05 off)

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Plus, UR provides a case, glass screen protector, a 12-month warranty and 12 months of insurance against theft and accidental damage.

Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB) – Renewed


From: Amazon

Was: £579

Now: £373.99 (£205.01 off)

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Apple iPhone 12 mini (256GB)


From: Amazon

Was: £729

Now: £619.99 (£109.01 off)

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Best iPhone 12 Mini contract deals

Below are all the network providers offering the iPhone 12 mini. We’ve highlighted the best value offers across each provider for you:

Affordable Mobiles – 100GB data for £34 per month, no upfront cost

Carphone Warehouse – Free Homepod Mini with select deals – plans start at £29.99 upfront, £34 per month for 20GB data

EE – £55 per month, £30 upfront for 100GB data

O2 – £42.95 per month, £30 upfront for 30GB data over 36 months (£360 off with trade-in, and 6 months of Disney+, Prime Video or another streaming app)

Sky Mobile – £25 per month (usually £27) for 2GB data (no upfront cost) 

Three – Free AirPods, Beats Flex, case + screen protector, or Powerbeats Pro, plan

Virgin Mobile – £35 per month, no upfront cost for 30GB data with free Airpods

Vodafone – £49 per month, £49 upfront for 6GB data with choice of Amazon Prime, YouTube Premium or Spotify with purple iPhone 12 mini pre-order

Best iPhone 12 deals Best iPhone 12 deals SIM-free

You can find £75 off the iPhone 12 from most retailers right now, though Amazon has up to £80 off (including the 128GB option). Amazon also has £75 off the purple iPhone 12

Below are the top SIM-free deals across all retailers:

Best iPhone 12 deals on contract

Carphone Warehouse is giving away a free HomePod mini with select contract deals, while Three is bundling free AirPods, Powerbeats Pro or Beats Flex with iPhone 12 deals.

Below are some of the deals we’ve highlighted across leading UK network providers for the iPhone 12:

Carphone Warehouse – 1000GB data for £43 per month, £49.99 upfront with free HomePod Mini

EE – 10GB data for £55 per month, £50 upfront

O2 – Unlimited data for £30 upfront, £49.37 per month with free Disney Plus (or Amazon Prime Video) for 6 months

Tesco Mobile – 6GB data for £34.49 per month with free Tesco Clubcard Plus (36 months)

Three – Free AirPods, Powerbeats Pro, or Beats Flex – plans start at £37 per month, £210 upfront

Sky Mobile – 2GB data for £29 per month, no upfront cost

Virgin – Free Apple AirPods Pro on plans starting from £35 per month for 1GB data

Vodafone – £57 per month, £19 upfront with free Amazon Prime, Spotify or YouTube Premium for 2 years

Voxi – £44 per month for 12GB data with unlimited social media and video streaming, no upfront cost (30 months)

If none of the deals above catch your eye, you can compare iPhone 12 contract deals based on your budget using the tool below:

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Best iPhone 12 Pro deals on contract

You can also get the free HomePod mini or a pair of AirPods from Carphone Warehouse when you buy the iPhone 12 Pro. Below are some of the deals we’d recommend from leading network providers for the iPhone 12 Pro.

Carphone Warehouse -100GB data with free HomePod mini for £55 per month, £79 upfront, or 10GB data for £49.99 per month and £99 upfront with free AirPods

EE –  100GB data for £80 per month, £50 upfront with streaming add-on

O2 –  100GB data for £56.10 per month, £30 upfront – get £360 off with trade-in and free Disney Plus (or Amazon Prime Video) for 6 months

Three – Free AirPods, Beat Flex or Powerbeats Pro – plans start at £49 per month, £230 upfront for 4GB data with free Beats Flex

Sky Mobile – £41 per month for 2GB data (reduced from £47), no upfront cost.

Virgin – 30GB of data for £46 per month (reduced from £50), no upfront cost (36 months)

Vodafone – £82 per month, £49 upfront for 25GB data with choice of Amazon Prime, Spotify or YouTube Premium for free

Voxi – £52 per month with 12GB data with unlimited social media and video streaming, free next day delivery

Tesco Mobile – 6GB data for £39.99 (36 months) with free Tesco Clubcard Plus

Best iPhone 12 Pro Max deals Best iPhone 12 Pro Max SIM-free deals




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Below are some of the best SIM-free deals on the iPhone 12 Pro Max right now:

Best iPhone 12 Pro Max Deals Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max – 128GB – Good condition


From: Back Market

Was: £1,099

Now: £479.99 (£619.01 off)

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB, refurbished)


From: MusicMagpie

Was: £1,099

Now: £709.99 (£389.01 off)

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max with AirPods Pro


From: Three

Now: From £68 per month, £99 upfront

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max with 100GB data


From: Fonehouse

Now: £59 per month, no upfront cost

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Best iPhone 12 Pro Max contract deals

Carphone Warehouse – Best deal: Free Apple Homepod Mini, £49.99 upfront, £59.99 per month for 20GB 4G data

EE – Best deal: 100GB data for £86 per month, £50 upfront, includes 1 Smart Benefit (choice of Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and more)

Fonehouse – Best deal: 100GB data for £55 per month, £134.99 upfront with Three 

O2 – Best deal: £59.10 per month, £30 upfront for 100GB data (was 90GB) over 36 months (£360 off with trade-in, 6 months of Disney+, Amazon Prime or another streaming app)

Sky Mobile – Best Deal: Starts at £45 per month, no upfront cost for 2GB data (higher data allowances available) 

Three – Best Deal: Free AirPods, Beat Flex or Powerbeats Pro – plans start at £56 per month, £99 upfront

Virgin Mobile –  Best Deal: £51 per month, no upfront cost for 30GB data (36 months)

Vodafone – Best Deal: £83 per month, £29 upfront for 6GB data and choice of Spotify, Amazon Prime Video, or YouTube Premium

AT&T (US) – Starts at $36.67 per month

When did the iPhone 12 phones go on sale? 

The iPhone 12 range launch is a little more staggered than it has been in previous years. 

The first iPhones available were the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, both released on 23 October.

Those waiting for the smaller iPhone 12 mini or ultra-high-end iPhone 12 Pro Max have had to wait a little longer. The good news is that the Mini and Pro Max were both released on 13 November, and are now available to buy worldwide.

Apple announced the purple variant of the iPhone 12 and 12 mini at its Spring Loaded event on 20 April. The handsets became available to pre-order on 23 April and will ship on 30 April.

What’s new with the iPhone 12 range? 

The iPhone 12 range is so exciting because there are a lot of changes on offer. The most noticeable is the design, which steps away from curved edges to something altogether more angular and reminiscent of the iPad Pro and even the iPhone 5. 

That new design also means Apple has expanded the size of the display of most of the range without impacting the overall footprint, with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro sporting a 6.1in display and the iPhone 12 Pro Max sporting a 6.7in display. There’s also the iPhone 12 Mini, with a 5.4in display in the same form factor as the original 4.7in iPhone SE.  

Let’s not forget the 5nm A14 Bionic, which Apple is calling the fastest chipset in any smartphone right now, with boosts to CPU, GPU and Neural Engine performance and, of course, 5G connectivity is standard across the entire range. There’s also MagSafe for iPhone – a new magnetic system that allows for improved wireless charging performance and opens the door for a new range of accessories. 

You’ve got new features specific to the iPhone 12 Pro range, including the ability to record and edit Dolby Vision content directly via the Camera and Photos apps. There are also features specific to the top-end iPhone 12 Pro Max, including a new DSLR-esque OIS (optical image stabilisation) system, a larger camera sensor, for a huge boost to low-light photography and the inclusion of a LiDAR sensor for lightning-fast autofocus capabilities.  

Believe it or not, we’re only scratching the surface of what’s new with the iPhone 12 range. If you want to know more, take a look at  everything you need to know about the iPhone 12 range, and if you’re wondering about the specific differences between the Pro models, we’ve got a piece on the iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro Max alongside our full iPhone 12 review.

While you’re here, you may also be interested in the best iPhone 12 and 12 Pro cases. 

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The 22 Best Iphone 14 Pro Max Cases You Can Buy

Robert Triggs / Android Authority

Apple didn’t rock the boat too much this year with the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but it’s still by far the most expensive phone Apple sells. If you’ve spent the cash on Apple’s most premium smartphone, you’ll want to slap a case on it. Whether you’re looking for rugged protection, better grip, or a stylish aesthetic, these are the best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases you can buy.

Want to learn more about cases and accessories? Check out our in-depth guides to the best case brands and the best phone accessories you can buy.

Rugged but light

Great protection

Built-in magnets

Folio version also available

Standard cases are the most varied in design, but one that really caught our eye is the Metropolis LT from Urban Armor Gear. The brand is best known for rugged cases, and although this one maintains the rugged look with a Kevlar finish, it’s surprisingly light. There are also built-in magnets on the back to support wireless chargers and MagSafe accessories. If you like to get even more utility out of your cases, there’s also a version with a folio wallet case design that also gets our seal of approval.

Spigen Liquid Air Armor

Fantastic grip

Thin and light

Very affordable

Great protection

Not MagSafe compatible

Spigen is always a favorite of ours here at Android Authority, and the easiest case to recommend for most people is the Liquid Air Armor. It isn’t the flashiest case and it doesn’t have any magnets, but the rubberized texture on the back and sides afford an excellent level of grip and protection. It’s just a great basic case, and it’s one of the cheapest iPhone 14 Pro Max cases you can get.

Caseology Parallax

Striking design

Built-in magnets


Military-grade protection

The Caseology Parallax has a very recognizable design, with 3D hexagons adding visual interest and grip to the back of the case. There are built-in magnets, too, although the textured back does somewhat weaken the connection with some MagSafe accessories. Wireless chargers will work just fine, though. It also comes in a variety of color combinations to match your style. It’s not the thinnest, but it does offer MIL-STD 810G certification at a price tag that just about anyone can afford. Especially if you’ve already dropped over $1,000 on an iPhone 14 Pro Max. If you want the splash of color but not the texture, the Caseology Nano Pop is also a great pick.

Otterbox Commuter

Incredible drop protection

Pocketable design

Port covers

No built-in magnets

A bit pricey

While Otterbox mostly makes bulky, rugged cases capable of taking a beating (scroll down to see those), the Commuter hits a nice middle ground. It still offers the company’s trademark drop resistance, but in a much more pocketable package. It’s certainly not thin, but it offers far more protection than any of the cases above, including dust covers to keep dust and debris from messing up your iPhone. However, you will pay a bit of a premium, and there are no built-in magnets, so most MagSafe accessories are off the table.

Moment Case

Great colors

Subtle design

Built-in magnets

Essential for Moment lenses/mounts

Lanyard holes included

If you want to use Moment’s excellent phone lenses, you’ll need a Moment case. Thankfully, the case itself is really nice, even if you aren’t investing further in the company’s ecosystem of accessories. It has a subtle design with great color options, and built-in magnets to support both MagSafe accessories and Moment’s proprietary mount system.

Best thin iPhone 14 Pro Max cases

Super thin and light

Flexible installation

No visible branding

Comes in three colors

Limited protection

As the name implies, the PHNX thin case lives up to the name, coming in at just .35mm thin. It’s also completely plain on the outside, with no visible branding to be found. There are three colors available: matte black, frosted white, and frosted black. The thinness does allow for wireless charging, but MagSafe accessories won’t stick very well due to the lack of magnets in the case.

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Spigen Thin Fit

Thin and light

Some protection

A bit slippery

Not MagSafe compatible

Very affordable

Spigen’s take on a thin iPhone 14 Pro Max case is also worth a look. It’s not quite as thin as the option above, but it’s much cheaper. The case is still very thin, and the minimal extra thickness does help protect your iPhone from minor drops. However, we found it to be a bit slippery in the hand, and compatibility with MagSafe accessories and chargers is very limited. Still, it’s a great budget case.

Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe

Great hand feel

Nice colorways

Built-in magnets

Not the thinnest


Apple’s own Silicone Case with MagSafe is a bit thicker than the options above, but it’s the thinnest and lightest you can get from any first-party case. As always, you’re going to pay a bit of an Apple tax, but you also get a lot more options when it comes to colorways. The soft-touch silicone finish affords the case a nice grip and hand feel, to boot. As the name implies, it has built-in magnets to support the widest possible range of MagSafe accessories.

UAG [U] Dot

Dimpled back

Nice colorways

Soft-touch silicone

Built-in magnets


Urban Armor Gear is best known for rugged cases, but its thinnest case is a stylish alternative to Apple’s case above. It’s still made of soft-touch silicone with built-in magnets, but instead of a plain back, it has a dimpled pattern. This gives it a bit more visual flair, although you may need to clean it a bit more often depending on your use. Unfortunately, it’s not really any cheaper, and it’s not exactly the thinnest case you can buy.

Best rugged iPhone 14 Pro Max cases

Excellent protection

Dust ports

Anti-microbial coating


Built-in magnets


When most people think rugged cases, they think Otterbox, and the Defender Pro is as resistant as it gets. The thick and bulky case more than exceeds military-grade drop resistance, and the included dust ports help keep dust and debris from gumming up the works. The Pro model has an anti-microbial coating to prevent odors or discoloring, while the non-Pro model does not. There’s no difference in price, however, so we recommend going with the Pro version. Both have built-in magnets and an optional belt holster that doubles as a kickstand.

UAG Monarch Pro

25-foot drop protection

Built-in magnets

Nice rugged design

Added grip


More UAG cases available

UAG’s most resistant case, the Monarch Pro, leaves nothing to be desired from the Defender Pro above. The five-layer design promises an incredible 25 feet of drop protection (not that you should test it), as well as built-in magnets for MagSafe accessories. There are a few colors available, and if you don’t mind paying a premium, the Kevlar edition is a personal favorite of ours. If you want to save money and don’t mind dropping the magnets, the clear-backed UAG Plasma and streamlined Pathfinder cases are also worth a look.

Spigen Tough Armor

Mil-grade protection

Rugged design

Very affordable

Build-in kickstand

Integrated magnets

More Spigen options available

Spigen’s rugged iPhone 14 Pro Max case isn’t quite as resistant as either of the options above, but it’s far more affordable. Not to sell it short — it offers military-grade protection and bulky corners to prevent drop damage in most cases. The hard shell design has an integrated kickstand for media viewing, but it doesn’t have quite as much grip as we’d like from a rugged case. Still, you won’t find a more resistant case at this price point outside of Spigen’s own cases. The Spigen Mag Armor trades a bit of protection for better grip, and the Rugged Armor is somewhere in between.

Best clear iPhone 14 Pro Max cases

Built-in magnets

Very affordable

Good protection

Three color options

The Spigen Ultra Hybrid is typically our favorite clear case, and that holds true for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. However, the version we’re recommending is the MagFit version, which, as you might guess, features magnets in the back. If you don’t need the magnets, there’s a version without them, although it’s not any cheaper, so you might as well get the MagFit version and keep your options open. No matter which one you pick, the resistant bumpers will keep your iPhone safe for years to come.

Caseology Skyfall Clear

Nice color options

Clear backing

Nice grip

Mil-grade protection

No magnets

For a slightly different take on a clear iPhone 14 Pro Max case, Caseology’s Skyfall Clear is an interesting choice. It features thicker, opaque bumpers with a clear backing. This gives it a bit more protection than traditional clear options and opens the pathway to add a splash of color. However, there are no magnets in the back, so most MagSafe accessories won’t stick. Wireless chargers, on the other hand, still work just fine.

UAG Pylo MagSafe

Excellent protection

Thick bumpers

Built-in magnets

Slightly bulky

A bit pricey

Want protection without the colored bumpers? Urban Armor Gear has you covered with the Pylo MagSafe. It features exceptionally thick bumpers to reach an impressive 16 feet of drop protection. That does make it heavier and bulkier than the options above, but it’s a small price to pay for protection. It also features magnets in the back for accessories. However, it does run quite a bit more expensive than the other clear cases above.

Best iPhone 14 Pro Max wallet cases

Space for three cards and cash

Very affordable

Customizable designs

Not compatible with wireless chargers

Not compatible with MagSafe accessories

The Smartish Wallet Slayer Vol 1 and Vol 2 are probably the most iconic wallet cases out there for iPhones. They’re not particularly groundbreaking, but they’re super affordable and hold three cards and cash. There are a lot of colors and designs available too, including the option to upload a fully custom image to the back of the case. Both versions of the case are comparable, with Vol 1 opting for a hard backing material and Vol 2 opting for a soft, fabric backing. If you’re looking for a full purse replacement, Smartish also makes a full wallet case with a shoulder strap called the Dancing Queen.

Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case

Luxurious leather finish

Holds one or two cards

Works with wireless chargers

No magnets

Most wallet cases are pretty short in the style category, but the Mujjo Full Leather Wallet case is an exception to the rule. The premium leather finish is soft and smooth, which both feels and looks fantastic. The small pouch on the back only holds one or two cards, but sometimes that’s all you need. The Ecco leather finish comes in three colors, but the cardholder design eliminates the option to use MagSafe accessories. Wireless chargers still work, but the connection isn’t great and you will need to remove your cards first. There’s also a non-wallet case version, which we have included a bit further down the list.

Spigen Slim Armor CS

Space for two cards or cash

Streamlined design

Very affordable

Limited color options

Otterbox Strada

Folio-style case

Great drop protection

Leather finish

No built-in magnets


The Otterbox Strada is a folio-style wallet case, which not only gives the case a few card slots on the inside, but it also covers and protects your screen while not in use. This particular model is a bit expensive, but it has a genuine leather finish that looks and feels great. However, the case is a bit pricey, and it doesn’t feature any magnets in the back of the case, which we often see with this style of folio case.

Best leather iPhone 14 Pro Max cases

Gorgeous Ecco leather

Several colors available

No built-in magnets

Some protection


We featured the wallet version of this case above, but the non-wallet version is perhaps a better buy. Its stylish, soft, and premium Ecco leather finish is a thing to behold, and it will develop a beautiful patina over time. This version will work a bit better with MagSafe accessories and chargers, but it still doesn’t feature any built-in magnets, so don’t get your hopes too high.

Apple Leather Case with MagSafe

Soft, premium leather

Excellent color options

Built-in magnets


Our final pick is another first-party iPhone 14 Pro Max case. Apple’s Leather Case with MagSafe is exactly what you’d imagine it is, in the best possible way. The leather finish is soft and premium, and it comes in a huge variety of colors. Unlike the option above, it does feature built-in magnets for excellent compatibility with MagSafe accessories and chargers. It’s a hefty investment, but if you’ve already dropped the cash on an iPhone 14 Pro Max, it’s worth it.

Oneplus 10 Pro Vs Iphone 13 Pro: Which One Should You Buy?

Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

Each new flagship launch offers Android the chance to take on the best that iOS has to offer. Samsung started the year strong with its Galaxy S22 series, but now it’s time for OnePlus to have a go. The OnePlus 10 Pro reimagines the rear camera bump but offers the powerful internals you’d expect. Apple’s latest iPhone, on the other hand, makes a few key refinements to a successful formula. Does either one offer enough to make you switch operating systems? Let’s find out in this OnePlus 10 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro comparison.

Design and display

See also: Just how tough is Gorilla Glass?

If you were to hold the OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 10 Pro in each hand, you might not know them apart. The 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED display is exactly the same, right down to the waterfall edges and corner-mounted selfie camera. It’s a punch hole sensor, but it’s doubled in resolution from 16MP to 32MP. Otherwise, the display offers a 120Hz refresh rate, 1,300 nits of peak brightness, and a 20:9 aspect ratio.

Put up against the iPhone 13 Pro, the OnePlus 10 Pro offers plenty of extra real estate. The punch hole camera takes up less space than Apple’s notch, but the waterfall edges won’t be for everyone. The iPhone 13 Pro Max is a suitable alternative if you need more screen space, but you’ll pay handsomely for it.

Hardware and cameras

See also: The best charging accessories

Price and colors

Apple iPhone 13 Pro (6/128GB): $999

Apple iPhone 13 Pro (6/256GB): $1,099

Apple iPhone 13 Pro (6/512GB): $1,299

Apple iPhone 13 Pro (6/1TB): $1,499

OnePlus 10 Pro (8/128GB): $899

OnePlus 10 Pro (12GB/256GB): TBC

The OnePlus 10 Pro with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is more affordable than any iPhone 13 Pro model and offers a price cut over its predecessor. It starts at $899, a discount of $70 on the OnePlus 9 Pro with a matching configuration. We don’t have confirmed pricing for the 12GB and 256GB version in the US yet, but it would be hard to see it surpassing the iPhone 13 Pro with the same storage.

Apple’s smaller Pro model kicks off at a cool $999 for 128GB of storage, with 256GB raising the price by $100, while the jumps to 512GB and 1TB cost an extra $200 each. If you decide you want the iPhone 13 Pro Max, you can add $100 to those prices, starting at $1,099.

OnePlus 10 Pro

OnePlus 10 Pro

Great performance • Capable primary camera • Gorgeous display

MSRP: $799.99

Great performance and fast charging

The OnePlus 10 Pro has a brilliant display and offers long battery life along with fast charging that gets the battery from zero to full in about 35 minutes. The performance is solid and the main camera is quite good as well.

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro

An extra camera lens and other perks up the ante for this model.

If you need something more capable than the vanilla iPhone 13, but don’t want an increase in size, this is the model for you.

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