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Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max is one of the most impressive smartphones on the market right now. I’ve been using mine as my primary phone since then, and wanted to share some of my thoughts on it after three weeks of use. One of the first things I noticed is that the ProMotion feature makes a huge difference in terms of how smooth everything looks. The size is also great – it feels much more comfortable in my hand than previous models did. And finally, I really appreciate the water-resistance – being able to take calls in the rain or wash my hands without having to worry about damage is a huge plus!
It comes with a ton of features that make it stand out from the competition, such as cinematic mode and a 120Hz refresh rate. I’ve been using mine for about three weeks now, and these are my five quick impressions after that time.
My Impressions of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max After Three Weeks
The flagship model, the iPhone 13 Pro Max, has already become an integral part of my day-to-day routine. Here are five quick impressions of the phone after using it for just over three weeks.
There’s a reason I’m starting this piece off with ProMotion as the top header. ProMotion on the iPhone 13 Pro is incredible. Once you see it for the first time, you’ll never be able to use an iPhone without it again.
I’ve been using iPads with ProMotion since it first came to the iPad Pro in 2017, so I’m no stranger to the 120Hz experience. Regardless, I was still blown away the first time I used my iPhone 13 Pro Max. Animations are as smooth as can be, you can read text as it scrolls, and everything is incredibly fluid.
As tests (and Apple’s own claims) have shown, ProMotion also has major efficiency benefits. The iPhone 13 Pro Max’s battery life is incredible for this reason, plus the sheer size of the battery.
One thing to note, however, is that something about ProMotion seems to mean that different people can have vastly different impressions of it. Some people (like me) notice it immediately and instantly recognize the benefits. Other people notice it but don’t consider it a game-changer, and some people even have to turn it off because it messes with their heads. Be sure to try out an iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max before upgrading just for ProMotion.
Minecraft on the iPhone 13 Pro Max – YouTube
Is the iPhone 13 Waterproof?
No, the iPhone 13 isn’t completely waterproof. However, all iPhone 13 models, including the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, come with an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of IP68.
IP ratings fall under the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60529 standard, which rates how well devices hold up to dust and moisture. IP grades are the industry standard for electronics. You’ll find IP ratings on headphones, smartwatches, and various other personal gadgets.
IP numbers come in two parts:
- Dust protection: The first number measures dust protection on a scale from no protection (zero) to wholly sealed off (six).
- Moisture resistance: The second number goes from no seal (zero) to complete protection against water pressure from multiple angles—and hot water too (nine).
The IP68 rating on iPhone 13 indicates these phones are well protected against dust and are also water-resistant but not fully waterproof.
What does that mean in real life? Whether you accidentally drop your phone in a pool or intentionally take your phone with you in water, your iPhone 13 should be okay.
Apple states all four iPhone 13 models can be submerged and protected in water up to 6 meters deep for up to 30 minutes.
Is There Any iPhone That Is Waterproof?
Models with the same IP68 resistance to splashing, dust, and immersion in up to 6 meters of water for a maximum of 30 minutes include:
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
How do I make an iPhone waterproof?
If you have an older iPhone model than the iPhone 7, you can’t do much to waterproof your phone, as iPhones older than iPhone 7 aren’t water-resistant. Your best bet for protecting your device from moisture is to invest in a fully waterproof case and exercise caution around water.
How waterproof is the iPhone 6S?
Technically, iPhone 6S models aren’t waterproof or even water-resistant, which is one way the iPhone 6S differs from the iPhone 7. However, users who opened up the iPhone 6S found some waterproofing in the design. These traits became more refined and official with the iPhone 7.