vivo X90 Pro Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro Max: The vivo X90 Pro+ is one of the few phones to feature Sony’s 1-inch type camera sensor and is arguably one of the best phones of the year. But, how do its specs compare to those of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max? Is the vivo X90 pro+ better than the iPhone 14 Pro Max?
The best way to find out answers to the questions above is by comparing these two phones. So, in this vivo X90 Pro Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro Max post, I’ll be comparing the specs of both phones and explaining which is better and why.
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro Max: Display, Design, and Durability
The vivo X90 Pro+ and Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max have similar display features but different designs. Both phones have an LTPO OLED panel that can auto-refresh between 1Hz and 120Hz and both supports HDR10+. Even the display size of both phones is similar (6.7 inches for the iPhone and 6.78 inches for the vivo phone).
However, if you look at the pictures of both phones, you’ll see that the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a flat front screen and a flat rear panel. In contrast, the vivo X90 Pro+ has a curved front screen and a curved back panel. Another big difference in design is the size of the centered punch hole. The punch hole on the iPhone is way bigger than the one on the vivo phone.
Both smartphones are made of durable materials and both phones are also certified to be water and dustproof. Although the display of both phones is awesome, some people find the big punch hole on the iPhone 14 Pro Max disruptive. And looking at the front screen of both phones, that of the vivo X90 Pro+ looks cleaner.
From the camera comparison table above, you can see that the vivo X90 Pro+ has bigger and more camera sensors than the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max. The 50.3MP main camera of the vivo phone is a 1-inch type sensor which allows it to take brighter photos than the 48MP main camera of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Another major difference in the cameras of both phones is that the vivo X90 Pro+ has two telephoto lenses, a 64MP periscope lens that can do 4x optical zoom and a 50MP telephoto lens that has gimbal OIS and can do 2x optical zoom. Whereas the iPhone 14 Pro Max has one 12MP telephoto lens that OIS feature and can do 2x optical zoom.
Even when it comes to the ultra-wide lens and front cameras, the vivo X90 Pro+ still has bigger camera sensors than the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Another major difference comes in the camera features. The iPhone 14 Pro Max has camera features that are best suited for video recording while the vivo X90 Pro+ has camera features that are best suited for taking photos.
When it comes to night photography, color contrast, sharpness, HDR, etc, the cameras of the iPhone 14 Pro Max are good but those of the vivo X90 Pro+ are better. However, for that extra stability and cinematic filming, the iPhone 14 Pro Max cameras are better than those of the vivo X90 Pro+.
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro Max: Chipset, RAM & Storage
The performance of both phones is not very similar because both phones have different chipsets. The vivo X90 Pro+ features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 5G chipset while the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max features the Apple A16 Bionic chipset.
We already wrote a comparison of both chipsets detailing the differences and similarities of both chipsets, and you can read about it here. But, just know that the chipset in the iPhone 14 Pro Max has faster CPU cores while the chipset in the vivo X90 Pro+ has a more powerful GPU.
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max has 6GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage while the vivo X90 Pro+ has 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. None of these phones have space for a microSD card slot. The base model of the iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at 128GB of storage while that of the vivo X90 Pro+ starts at 256GB of storage.
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro Max: Software
The vivo X90 Pro+ boots Origin OS 3 based on Android 13 out of the box and will get up to five years of software updates while the iPhone 14 Pro Max boots Apple iOS 16 out of the box and will get up to six years of software updates. The UI, icons, and navigation settings of both smartphones are different.
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro Max: Battery & Other Features
The vivo X90 Pro+ is powered by a 4,700mAh while the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max is powered by a 4,323mAh battery. Both smartphones support wireless charging but the vivo phone supports faster 80W wired and 50W wireless charging. It’ll take you less time to charge the battery of vivo X90 Pro+ even though you’ll get about 9 hours of intensive use on both phones.
Other features available in both smartphones include Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), NFC, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go (vivo X90 Pro+ only), Lightning, USB 2.0 (iPhone 14 Pro Max only), etc. Features such as Emergency SOS are exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro Max and we already wrote an article that explained all the iPhone 14 exclusive features.
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro Max: Price
The starting price of the vivo X90 Pro+ (12 + 256GB) is $999 which is cheaper than the 6GB + 128GB model of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max which sells for $1099. The base model of the vivo X90 Pro+ has more RAM, has more storage, and is about $100 cheaper. Details of how to buy these phones are available in the table below.
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro Max: Conclusion
The vivo X90 Pro+ and Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max will be one of the best smartphones in 2023. But, both phones will be appreciated by different users. Those who like curved phones will prefer the vivo X90 Pro+ while people who like flat screen ad boxy phones will prefer the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The quality of display and performance of both phones are similar but when it comes to the camera, the vivo X90 Pro+ is better. Yes, the cameras of the iPhone 14 Pro Max are better for shooting videos but the vivo X90 Pro will give the user a more balanced camera experience thanks to its bug and multiple camera sensors. Another reason why you should buy the vivo X90 Pro+ is that it saves you $100 and you get the same quality as with an iPhone 14 Pro Max.