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Battle of Two Flagship Phones: iPhone 13 Pro Max vs. Huawei P50 Pro

James Davis

Dec 06, 2023 • Filed to: Latest News & Tactics • Proven solutions

We already have the latest iPhone 14 models in 2023, but it’s never too late to compare two flagship smartphones from Apple and Huawei. If you’re thinking about switching to a new phone, choosing between the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and the Huawei P50 Pro models should have crossed your mind.

This article will decide which is the better smartphone, between iPhone and Huawei. We’ll do this by comparing the iPhone 13 Pro Max vs. Huawei P50 Pro by its price, storage, performance, camera, display, etc., to help you make a better decision.

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Part 1. iPhone 13 Pro Max vs. Huawei P50 Pro: Overview

Before we start with the head-to-head comparison of the two models, here’s a quick overview to get you pumped.

13 pro max p50 pro overview

Specs & Common Features

Here’s a specs comparison table and common features of the iPhone 13 Pro Max and Huawei P50 Pro.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Huawei P50 Pro

Release Date

September 14, 2021

July 29, 2021


Apple A15 Bionic

Kirin 1000 5G – 7 nm

Operating System

iOS 15

Android 11


160.8 x 78.1 x 7.7mm

158.8 x 72.8 x 8.5mm





6.7”, Super Retina XDR OLED

6.6” OLED

Refresh Rate

120 Hz

90 Hz

Main Camera

Quad, 12 MP

Quad, 50 MP

Selfie Camera

Dual, 12 MP

Single, 13 MP


· 128GB 6GB RAM

· 256GB 6GB RAM

· 512GB 6GB RAM


· 128GB 8GB RAM

· 256GB 8GB RAM

· 512GB 8GB RAM

· 512GB 12GB RAM


· 5G: Available

· 4G: Available

· 3G: Available

· 2G: Available

· 5G: Not Available

· 4G: Available

· 3G: Available

· 2G: Available


4352 mAh

4360 mAh

Sim Slots

· Dual Sim


· Dual Sim


Sim Size

· Sim 1: Nano

· Sim 2: eSim

· Sim 1: Nano

· Sim 2: Nano

Headphone Jack




· Capacitive Touchscreen

· Multitouch

· Capacitive Touchscreen

· Multitouch

Approximate price



Part 2. iPhone 13 Pro Max vs. Huawei P50 Pro: Price and Storage

Here’s a comparison table between the price and storage choices with the iPhone 13 Pro Max and Huawei P50 Pro models.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Huawei P50 Pro


· iPhone 13 Pro Max 128GB 6GB Ram - $1,099.00

· iPhone 13 Pro Max 256 GB 6GB RAM - $1,199.00

· iPhone 13 Pro Max 512GB 6GB RAM – $1,299.00

· iPhone 13 Pro Max 1TB 6GB RAM – 1,599.00

· Huawei P50 Pro 256GB 8GB RAM - $799.00

· Other Models N/A

Winner: Huawei

The Huawei P50 Pro wins the price battle between the two smartphones simply because it’s cheaper. However, the versatility in terms of storage space and pricing gives Apple the versatility you need if budget is not an issue for you.

Part 3. iPhone 13 Pro Max vs. Huawei P50 Pro: Performance

In this part, we’re going to compare the iPhone 13 Pro Max and Huawei P50 Pro in terms of their performance.

3 pro max p50 pro performance

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Huawei P50 Pro


Apple A15 Bionic

Kirin 1000 5G – 7 nm


Hexa Core (3.1 GHz, Dual-core, Firestorm + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core, Icestorm)

Octa-core (2x2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A55) 


64 bit

64 bit


Apple GPU (four-core graphics)

Mali-G76 MP16


6 GB

12 GB

Winner: Apple

In terms of performance, the 13 Pro Max rated an 11% higher AnTuTu benchmark score against the P50 Pro, factoring in RAM speed, CPU performance, and 2D and 3D graphics performance. However, the P50 Pro has a 31.6% faster CPU speed considering all its cores employ different microarchitectures.

Nonetheless, Apple scored better on all metrics, such as multi-core Geekbench 5, single-core Geekbench 5, 3DMark Wild Life, and the phone provides a faster GPU clock speed. We’re going with Apple on overall performance.

Part 4. iPhone 13 Pro Max vs. Huawei P50 Pro: Camera & Video

Here’s a comparison between Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max and Huawei’s P50 Pro in terms of photographic chops and video prowess to determine which camera is better for you.

13 pro max p50 pro camera

Huawei continues its partnership with Leica to power the P50 Pro with a True-Form Dual-Matrix camera system on the back. It consists of a 64-megapixel telephoto camera and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide option. On the other hand, Apple utilizes a triple-camera array of three 13-megapixel rear cameras, the same as the previous model.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Huawei P50 Pro

Rear camera, Main

12 MP, Quad

50 MP, Quad

Camera Specs

· 12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS

· 12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom

· 12 MP, f/1.8, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), PDAF
-TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)

· 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), PDAF, Laser AF, OIS

· 64 MP, f/3.5, 90mm (periscope telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3.5x optical zoom

· 13 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)

· 40 MP, f/1.6, 23mm (B/W)


Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)

Leica optics, dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR


· 4K@24/30/60fps

· 1080p@30/60/120/240fps

· 10-bit HDR, Dolby Vision

· HDR (up to 60fps)

· ProRes

· Cinematic mode

· stereo sound rec.

· 4K@30/60fps,

· 1080p@30/60fps,

· 1080p@960fps; gyro-EIS

DxOMark Main Score



DxOMark Photo



DxOMark Video



Front camera, selfie

12 MP, Dual

13 MP, Single


12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6''
SL 3D (depth/biometrics sensor)

13 MP, f/2.4, (wide)



Panorama, HDR


· 4K@24/25/30/60fps

· 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

· 4K@30fps

· 1080p@30/60/240fps

DxOMark Selfie Score



DxOMark Photo



DxOMark Video



Winner: Huawei

We’re going with Huawei P50 Pro’s True-Form Dual-Matrix camera on this one. The photos shot on the P50 Pro look nicer, with the colors strikingly close to being true-to-life. It also tops the 13 Pro Max in the latest DxOmark rankings ensuring users and critics alike choose Huawei as the better camera option.

Part 5. iPhone 13 Pro Max vs. Huawei P50 Pro: Display & Screen

Here’s the part where we compare the display and screen of the iPhone 13 Pro Max and the P50 Pro.

13 pro max p50 pro display

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Huawei P50 Pro


Super Retina XDR OLED



capacitive touchscreen

capacitive touchscreen

Display colors



Screen size



Screen area

109.8 cm2

105.4 cm2

Screen format

19.5:9 (height: width)


Screen-to-body ratio



Screen resolution

1284 x 2778 px

1228 x 2700 px

Screen PPI /points per inch/

458 PPI


Screen protection

Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating


Other specs

· Wide color gamut

· True-tone

· 120Hz

· HDR10

· Dolby Vision

· 1000 nits (HBM)

· 1200 nits (peak)


Winner: Apple

While the Huawei P50 Pro has HDR10+ video technology and a curved display, the 13 Pro Max has an explicitly higher static contrast ratio. Not only that, it has branded damage-resistant glass, is 1000 nits higher, and is also equipped with a Dolby Vision-capable display. Plus, it scores a 7.58% higher resolution than the P50 Pro.

Part 6. iPhone 13 Pro Max vs. Huawei P50 Pro: Battery

Here’s a table regarding both smartphones’ batteries to see which device has a longer battery life in comparison with the other.

13 pro max p50 pro battery

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Huawei P50 Pro


4352 mAh

4360 mAh

Charge power

27 W

66 W

Battery type






Wireless charging

Yes (7.5 W)

Yes (50 W)

Reverse charging



Fast charging

Yes (42% in 30 min)

Yes (73% in 30 min)

Full charging time

1:46 hr

0:50 hr

Web browsing

14:55 hr

07:37 hr

Watching video

20:14 hr

09:04 hr


07:42 hr

04:58 hr

Winner: Tie

Both smartphones support wireless charging and fast charging. While the P50 Pro has ultra-fast charging capabilities and fully charges your phone faster, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a generally better battery life in any battery life test. Both of these features have their pros and cons. While the 13 Pro Max has a longer battery life, you can charge really fast with the P50 Pro.

Part 7. iPhone 13 Pro Max vs. Huawei P50 Pro: User reviews

Here are some user comments and reviews from gsmarena from people who own Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and Huawei P50 Pro.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Here are two user comments/reviews from previous Android users who shifted to Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max.

13 pro max gsmarena review

13 pro max gsmarena review

Huawei P50 Pro

Here are two user reviews/comments for Huawei’s P50 Pro.

p50 pro gsmarena review

p50 pro gsmarena review

Winner: Tie

Many owners have reviewed both devices extensively, and both smartphones have more positive reviews than negative ones. It’s a tie in terms of user reviews.

Part 8. iPhone 13 Pro Max vs. Huawei P50 Pro: Which Should You Buy?

Now that we’re done with a detailed comparison between both smartphones, it’s time you choose which one works best for you factoring in all the details featured above.

1. Reasons to consider the iPhone 13 Pro Max?

The Apple 13 Pro Max is simply the way to go if budget is not an issue. You have a lot of variants to choose from in terms of storage size, so you can choose which model fits your budget. It also scores higher in terms of battery life, performance, and display.

The tri-camera system is nothing to sniff at, so you won’t go wrong with choosing the 13 Pro Max in terms of overall usability.

2. Reasons to consider the Huawei P50 Pro?

The Huawei P50 Pro should be your top choice if you’re on a budget. It’s cheaper than the 13 Pro Max, so you can save a lot in the long run. It has a better camera system between the two and utilizes ultra-fast charging, so you can freely go out twice as fast without getting stuck beside a wall charger.


Both devices have their advantages and disadvantages. They’re still perfectly capable of providing you with the best performance in 2023, even when newer models are out. After reading all the side-by-side comparison tables and our verdict on each feature, we hope you can better decide which smartphone works best for you and your personality.

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Apple and Huawei have come a long way since the earlier versions of the iPhone and P series. Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max and Huawei’s P50 Pro are still one of the best smartphones you can get in 2023, even though both devices were released two years prior.

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