iPhone 12 comparison – differences between iPhone 12, Pro, Pro Max, and Mini

Read a head by head comparison review between all iPhone 12 models launched in 2020. Whether you are looking to make an upgrade from the iPhone 11 and you are not decided which one to choose, read below to see what you should buy.

iPhone 12 range

The new lineup includes the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Mini, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. All the new Apple devices feature 5G connectivity, a magnetic backing branded as MagSafe that can attach to a number of accessories. There is also a new ceramic display that guarantees to be more durable.

iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Mini comparison specs

Apple iPhone 12Apple iPhone 12 ProApple iPhone 12 Pro MaxApple iPhone 12 Mini
Display size, resolution6.1-inch OLED; 2,532×1,170 pixels6.1-inch OLED; 2,532×1,170 pixels6.7-inch OLED; 2,778×1,284 pixels5.4-inch OLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels
Pixel density460ppi460ppi458ppi476ppi
Dimensions (inches)5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 in.5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 in.6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 in.5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 in.
Dimensions (millimeters)146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4mm146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4mm160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4mm131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4mm
Weight (ounces, grams)5.78 oz.; 164g6.66 oz.; 189g8.03 oz.; 228g4.76 oz.; 135g
Mobile softwareiOS 14iOS 14iOS 14iOS 14
Camera12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 12-megapixel (telephoto)12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 12-megapixel (telephoto)12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)
Front-facing camera12-megapixel12-megapixel12-megapixel12-megapixel
Video capture4K4K4K4K
ProcessorApple A14 BionicApple A14 BionicApple A14 BionicApple A14 Bionic
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB
RAMUndisclosedUndisclosedUndisclosedUndisclosed
Expandable storageNoNoNoNo
BatteryUndisclosed; Apple lists 15 hours of video playbackUndisclosed; Apple lists 17 hours of video playbackUndisclosed; Apple lists 17 hours of video playbackUndisclosed; Apple lists 15 hours of video playback
Fingerprint sensorNo (FaceID)No (FaceID)No (FaceID)No (FaceID)
ConnectorLightningLightningLightningLightning
Headphone jackNoNoNoNo
Special features5G enabled; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM)Lidar scanner; 5G enabled; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM)Lidar scanner; 5G enabled; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM)5G enabled; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM)
Price off-contract (USD)$829 (64GB), $879 (128GB), $979 (256GB)$999 (128GB), $1,099 (256GB), $1,299 (512GB)$1,099 (128GB), $1,199 (256GB), $1,399 (512GB)$729 (64GB), $779 (128GB), $879 (256GB)
Price (GBP)£799 (64GB), £849 (128GB), £949 (256GB)£999 (128GB), £1,099 (256GB), £1,299 (512GB)£1,099 (128GB), £1,199 (256GB), £1,399 (512GB)£699 (64GB), £749 (128GB), £849 (256GB)
Price (AUD)AU$1,349 (64GB), AU$1,429 (128GB), AU$1,599 (256GB)AU$1,699 (128GB), AU$1,869 (256GB), AU$2,219 (512GB)AU$1,849 (128GB), AU$2,019 (256GB), AU$2,369 (512GB)AU$1,199 (64GB), AU$1,279 (128GB), AU$1,449 (256GB)

iPhone 12 Design

All the new devices come with a new design compared to the previous generation. This includes a more squared edge, very similar to the iPhone 5 series, however with an edge-to-edge OLED display and a notch at the top for Face ID.

The rear cameras on the iPhone 12 Pro Max are a big selling point for Apple. The camera gear gives the phone 5x optical zoom. With the help of the device’s A14 Bionic chip and the LIDAR sensor, the device is suitable for professional photography and cinematography, according to Apple.

iPhone 12 Prices

The iPhone 12 Pro models, featuring a large 6.5in display for the iPhone 12 Pro and a 6.7in display for the iPhone 12 Pro Max – will be available for £999 and £1,099 respectively.

No charger in your iPhone box?

Apple confirmed that these new iPhones come without headphones or plug adapters as part of its mission to be 100% carbon neutral across its entire business. Instead, the iPhone 12 box includes just a USB-C to Lightning cable.

The company claimed the change cuts almost two million metric tons of carbon emissions annually. This is doable partially due to the smaller box size, taking up less space when being shipped.

image credits: Sky News

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