iPhone 14 Pro Max VS Huawei Mate 50 Pro: Features, Differences and Prices

Lovers of large cell phones have a wide range of options. One of the kings of the industry is the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but it’s not the only one drawing attention. For example, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro can be an interesting alternative. We bring the beasts of Apple and Huawei face to face to know their characteristics, differences and prices.

With iPhone 14 Pro Max and Huawei Mate 50 Pro


iphone 14 pro max

huawei mate 50 pro

dimensions and weight

160.7 x 77.6 x 7.9mm and 240 grams

162.1 x 75.5 x 8.5mm and 205 grams


6.7 inch LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED with 1290 x 2796 pixel resolution in 19.5:9 format. 2000 nits maximum brightness, HDR10 Dolby Vision compatible, high refresh rate at 120 Hz, AOD and Ceramic Shield protection

6.74 inch OLED with Full HD+ resolution (2616 x 1212 pixels) and 120 Hz refresh rate, compatible with 1.07 billion colors and Huawei Kunlun Glass protection


A16 Bionic

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

Aries | storage

6GB | 128, 256, 512GB or 1TB

8GB | 256 or 512GB


Rear: triple camera with 48 MP (wide angle, main), 12 MP (telephoto), 12 MP (ultra wide angle) and LiDAR scanner; 12 MP TrueDepth front (wide angle)

Rear: main 50 MP (wide angle), 64 MP (telephoto) and 13 MP (ultra wide angle); 13 MP front (ultra wide angle) with 3D ToF sensor


Wi-Fi 6, 5G, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, NFC and Lightning

Dual Band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (L1), BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5), NavIC (L5) , NFC , infrared, USB-C 3.1 and 4G


Face ID, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, barometer, UWB and SOS emergencies via satellite

3D facial recognition, under-screen fingerprint reader, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, barometer, compass and color spectrum

operating system

iOS 16

Harmony OS 3.0


4323 mAh – fast wired charging at 15 W (MagSafe) and 7.5 W (Qi)

4700 mAh – fast charging with cable at 66W, wireless at 50W and vice versa at 5W


From 1469 euros

1199 euros

HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro, Dual, 256GB 8GB RAM, Black

HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro, Dual, 256GB 8GB RAM, Black

Apple iPhone 14 Pro MAX (128GB) - Space Black

Apple iPhone 14 Pro MAX (128GB) – Space Black

  • Screen: The Huawei Mate 50 Pro has a large 6.74 inch OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution at 120 Hz. No LTPO panel like the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The edges are curved and Xataka’s teammates experienced some phantom pulsations as they were quite sensitive. Compatible with Dolby Vision and HDR10, the iPhone panel reaches a maximum brightness of 2000 nits in certain moments.
  • Processor, RAM and storage: Apple uses its best chip in the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the A16 Bionic, one of the best on the market for its performance and efficiency, which together with the 6 GB of RAM memory runs both iOS 16 and any app from the App Store without problems. There are storage options from 128GB up to 1TB. On the Huawei side, it features the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, another of the best chips in the industry, along with 8GB of RAM and 256 or 512GB of storage. Although the specifications of both terminals are very good, Apple’s sophistication in the hardware-software combination is unbeatable.
  • operating system: iOS 16 and Harmony OS 3.0. Huawei’s development is based on Android AOSP, but without Google services because they cannot implement them. Instead, it has its own apps ranging from a store to a map navigator. iOS 16 offers a much wider and more sophisticated catalog of applicationsbut Huawei is striving to improve this.
  • connectivity: By now, all smartphones above a certain price point should be compatible with 5G networks, but the Huawei Mate 50 Pro does not have 5G and it is due to one of its limitations by the limitations. For the rest they share Wi-Fi 6, dual-frequency GPS, NFC and the Huawei has USB-C while the iPhone 14 Pro Max retains Lightning.
  • cameras: While Apple is the rival to beat when it comes to video capture, there are other options that are just as good (or better) when it comes to stills, and The Huawei Mate 50 Pro is one of the leading Android phones In this section. It has a triple rear camera with 50 MP main sensor, 64 MP telephoto and 13 MP ultra wide angle. Apple has installed a new 48 MP main camera in its iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
  • battery: Another strong point of the Apple smartphone is the autonomy, since achieves up to 29 hours of video playback, which means that with normal use it can easily reach two days (and a little more) without going through the charger. Xataka’s colleagues comment that the 4700 mAh battery (fairly adequate for its 6.7-inch screen) guarantees around seven hours of screen use. The good thing is that if you need to, you can use the 66W fast charge to fully charge the device in just 41 minutes.
  • Price: and we end with the price. They are not cheap phones; the iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at 1,469 euros and the Huawei Mate 50 Pro at 1,199 euros.

iPhone 14 Pro Max VS Huawei Mate 50 Pro, which one to buy?

Huawei Mate 50 Pro in hand during testing, showing its large screen

It’s hard to choose the Huawei Mate 50 Pro over the iPhone 14 Pro Max if several points are decisive (taking into account the price of the telephone):

  • It doesn’t have 5G connectivity (which is something to consider if you plan to endure your phone for many years to come).
  • The Huawei Gallery App Store still needs improvement. It needs more support from major developers lest the Play Store be missed, leading to…
  • No Google services. When you’re used to YouTube, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, and other Google apps, it’s difficult to nip in the bud and get used to alternatives. It is possible to access many of the services through the web browser, but the experience is not the same.
  • Curved screen that is not LTPO and has a sizeable notch.

If these are not the factors that worry the user, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is a very interesting phone. However, Apple ecosystem users will see more benefits with the iPhone 14 Pro Maxthey may also be more comfortable with iOS than with HarmonyOS 3.0.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro MAX (128GB) - Space Black

Apple iPhone 14 Pro MAX (128GB) – Space Black

HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro, Dual, 256GB 8GB RAM, Black

HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro, Dual, 256GB 8GB RAM, Black

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