iPhone 15 Pro Max Review: Unveiling the Quality and Capabilities of our Refurbished Model

Written by: Emma Morris

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Apple unveiled the iPhone 15 Pro Max in 2023, featuring upgrades to its display, camera system, and casing, surpassing its predecessor, the iPhone 14 Pro Max.


Some have claim the device rivals the most powerful latest Android phones, a bold statement when you have the fantastic specs of the Google Pixel 8 Pro and the Samsung S23 Ultra out in the market.


Let's explore whether these rumours have any foundations.


Or find out yourself by purchasing a refurbished iPhone from UR.co.uk. Each one comes with 12 months of FREE insurance and a bucket load of extras to make your day that little bit brighter. 

Key Takeaways:

  • The 15 Pro Max features an enhanced chip for smooth performance.¬†

  • It also boasts an upgraded telephoto camera, allowing you to capture close-up photos without needing to move.

  • All this can be yours for a fraction of the original price when you purchase a refurbished model from us.

Specs of the Refurbished iPhone 15 Pro Max

Apple's Pro Max models are known to offer the very best, providing all the most modern, luxurious features for both new and long-standing Apple enthusiasts alike. Before we delve any further, take a look at the table below.


Here, you'll find all the basic information on the refurbished iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Feature Specification
Display 6.7‚ÄĚ Super Retina XDR Display
Processor A17 Pro Chip
Cameras 48MP Main, 12MP Ultra Wide, 12MP Telephoto
Storage Size 256GB, 512GB, 1TB

Note: These specifications remain consistent whether the device is brand new or refurbished by us. This is all thanks to our in-house expert technicians, who preform a 90-point phone check on every device to ensure it functions like new.

The 15 Pro Max's Design

The iPhone 15 Pro Max measures 3.02x6.29x7.81 inches, slightly smaller than the iPhone 14 in height and width but broader in depth to accommodate its enhanced battery. 


Holding the device, you might not notice much of a difference, except for its weight and feel, which are due to the new and improved titanium casing that replaces the stainless steel frame of previous models.


Overall, the titanium frame is a fantastic improvement over past designs, making the device feel lighter and adding a sense of luxury that complements its high-tier specifications.


It also features slimmer bezels compared to the 14 Pro Max, aligning more closely with the recent all-screen Android phone designs. Plus, like the iPhone 15 features, it includes a USB-C port, allowing you to use the same USB-C cable and plug as you would for your Apple Mac, iPad, or Apple Watch.


Thoughts on the design: If you're someone seeking an intuitive gadget with a quality feel, this device is for you.

The Brilliant Display

Promises of a bright, punchier display have become standard Apple claims throughout each generation. But explore the features of this mobile device, and you'll soon realise they aren't far off.


The refurbished Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max comes with a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display with a 2796x1290-pixel resolution, sounding similar to that found in the previous Pro Max generation.


But the devil is in the detail.


In tests, images appear brighter in outdoor conditions, offering deep blacks and sharper details, almost true-to-life, more so than what came before. 


Plus, you also receive the same Dynamic Island most Apple users have come to adore, overall ensuring that the pesky notch previously covering the selfie camera remains a product of the past. Read more about this feature here.


Overall thoughts? Though the display specs are similar to the 14 Pro Max, you'll soon notice an improvement when under direct sunlight.

The iPhone 15 Pro Max Camera System

man with camera

Now, the 15 Pro Max faces stiff competition with Android phone like the Google Pixel 8 already in the market, but it certainly holds its own impressively.


With the iPhone 15 Pro Max, you can expect to receive a 48MP main, 12MP Ultra Wide, and 12MP telephoto lens, with the latter now boasting 5x optical zoom, stepping up from the 3x in the 14 Pro Max variant. Click here to gain a better understand on the different phone specs. 


Expect overall improvements when taking photos in bright light with a wider field of vision, particularly with the ultra-wide camera. Plus, thanks to its new telephoto camera, you also can zoom further, taking more up-close and personal shots without moving an inch.


You also retain the same camera app features everyone has come to know and love, such as Night mode and Landscape mode, alongside improved functions, including an automatic portrait mode, which allows for improved low-light performance and enhanced standard photos without manually switching to a discrete mode.


Overall opinion of the camera system? Fantastic. You gain a significant improvements in overall camera quality, particularly in the telephoto lens, while retaining the same beloved features. 

Fast and Efficient Performance

The processing power has also improved significantly within this device.


The iPhone 15 Pro Max boasts a new A17 Pro Chip, marking a massive improvement over the previous A16 with the introduction of its hardware-accelerated ray tracing feature, which supports ray tracing when rendering realistic shadows, water, and lighting in games.


It also offers enhanced performance when undertaking demanding tasks, creating a more immersive gaming experience. This is especially true when combined with its new USB-C port, which allows you to transfer your phone's display to the TV when both are connected.


This is all alongside its improved battery life thanks to the chip's enhanced features, ensuring you can tap, scroll, and swipe all day long on your phone without needing to run to the plug.


Final thoughts? The iPhone 15 Pro Max has it all - an excellent design, display, and camera system supported by an improved, efficient chip. 

Reasons to Shop at UR

But before you rush to purchase a brand new device that'll cost you an arm and a leg, have you considered a cheaper, more sustainable option?


When you purchase an iPhone 15 Pro Max from us, you gain all the same features for a fraction of the original price. This comes alongside a range of other extras to make your mobile experience that extra bit special.


Some of these include:


  • Free UK Delivery:¬†All our devices come with free UK delivery, so you can save even more money for that special day out.



  • Range of Colours:¬†Purchase a device that suits your personal taste with the help of our colour options, including Black, White, Neutral, and Blue Titanium.


Plus, we'll also plant a tree as a thank you to yourself and Mother Earth, all part of our commitment to sustainability.

Final Thoughts on our iPhone 15 Pro Max Review

To sum up our review, the iPhone 15 Pro Max lives up to the hype. You receive an improved camera system, design, display, and processing power that more than justifies its slightly larger price tag.


Plus, if you want to save even more money to help purchase one of these devices, why not sell your old phone at UR? Here, we're all about a circular economy, contributing to a more sustainable future.


Happy shopping!

Emma Morris


Emma crafts insightful and informative articles about refurbished phones for ur.co.uk. Her expertise guides readers in making the smartest choices for their tech needs.