We Compare the Features of Each New iPhone 12 Model

We Compare the Features of Each New iPhone 12 Model


Hoping to buy an iPhone?

Who wouldn't? It comes as no surprise that Apple is one of the largest smartphone industries in the world. Last year, the Apple iPhone industry generated over 9.39 billion AUD.

Of all their products, the iPhone is their most impressive.

Every year around September, they release a new iPhone. The new iPhone 12 places itself third best globally, next to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Z Fold. Yet, many may not be aware of the iPhone 12's specs and newest features.

Have you come to check out the new iPhone 12 features? This is the article for you! Read on to discover more about the new iPhone.


Apple enhances its iPhone camera systems almost every year. In comparison to the iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 offers a new Wide Camera and an f/2.4 Ultra Wide Camera. The wide camera's f/1.6 aperture allows up to 27% more light.

This delivers better camera performance under low light conditions. The iPhone 12's new camera upgrades include 2x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini have similar features to the Pro models.

However, the Pro Models come with a triple-lens camera setup. It also offers a LiDar sensor on its back, first seen on the iPad Pro. If you enjoy AR gimmicks, the LiDar sensor is the perfect addition to your new iPhone.

The LiDar sensor is most advantageous under low-light situations. With the sensor, the iPhone 12 Pro can focus up to 6 times faster. This also enables the iPhone to shoot night mode portrait images.

Compared to the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro was able to deliver sharper photos. Its brighter lens allows users to enjoy its fast shutter speeds. However, the night mode portrait shots will only work with the wide lens.

The LiDar sensor won't stay active under regular light. In any case, Apple continues to deliver photos with great detail and balanced colours. If you enjoyed the iPhone 11 Pro's camera, you may have fun with the iPhone 12 Pro's new features.


One of the biggest upgrades in the iPhone 12 lineup is its Dolby Vision HDR video feature. If you're not familiar with HDR, it stands for High Dynamic Range. The term HDR is popular in still photography.

HDR systems on smartphone cameras were a revolutionary advancement. However, HDR in videos is completely different from HDR in still photos. In videos, HDR benefits an image's brightest parts.

It enhances the brightness in and heightens its details. With HDR, you can see more detail in an image's brightest parts as compared to SDR (standard dynamic range). If you have an iPhone, the difference with HDR is easy to see.

HDR videos can offer more colours. iPhone HDR videos offer up to 700 million colours, in contrast to SDR videos that offer only up to 16 million. Gradients also look smoother with HDR, allowing you to capture that beautiful sunset.

The Dolby Vision is a variant of HDR encoding. This type heightens the standard HDR10 format. It provides better colour depth but stays true to the source material.

All iPhone 12 models, from the 12 mini to the Pro Max can record in HDR Dolby Vision. However, only the 12 Pro model can record up to 60 frames per second. Other models can only record at 30.

Currently, the iPhone 12 lineup is the only set of smartphones that can shoot videos in HDR. If you're looking for a professional camera in your pocket, the iPhone 12 is the smartphone for you.


Apple retains the same physical design for almost every iPhone generation. One of the more modest revisions of the new iPhone is its new flat edges. The iPhone's new flat edges offer a nice change from the standard rounded iPhones.

Apple also improved the new iPhone's durability with its new Ceramic Shield Material. In older iPhone models, the rounded frames made them more fragile. However, many may not enjoy the new build.

Measuring at 0.74 centimetres thick, the iPhone 12 may be a little harder to grip. The flat edges of the new iPhone dig into your palm. If you're a longtime iPhone 11 user or fan, you might nitpick on these new dimensions.

The iPhone 12 measures at 15.49 centimetres, making it seem taller than it needs to be. The iPhone 11 measured at 14.73 centimetres, allowing users to pocket it with ease. For those who prefer a compact iPhone, you may want to try the 13.72cm iPhone 12 mini.

The iPhone 12 line comes with a new navy blue colour and mint green. It also comes in three other colours, including white, black, and red. Both the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro offer up to lP68 water resistance.


The iPhone 11's LCD display was one of the weakest points of Apple's lineup of premium iPhones. However, the iPhone 12 line changed this. The older iPhone 11 only offered the high-contrast OLED displays for the Pro model. 

You will notice the difference when viewing photos and watching videos and movies in HDR. If you're scrolling around the web, the OLED display may not have much effect. When you're looking at art on Twitter or Pinterest or lounging on Netflix, you will see the difference.

With the iPhone 12's 2532 X 11117 pixel resolution, users can enjoy a sharp and clear display. Images are viewable at all angles. The iPhone's new build may make the iPhone look thick, but the bezels are thinner.

This allows its display to look narrower and shorter than the iPhone 11 version. The new iPhone 12's screen gives a lot of room for praise. It offers a faster screen refresh rate at 120 Hz.

This means that scrolling on the iPhone 12 is more fluid than some Android models and new iPad. It may make the screen look glossy. However, you may enjoy the overall experience with added sharpness and colour reproduction.

If brightness is a big factor for you, the iPhone 12 checks all those boxes. It does fall short from Apple's 625-nit standard, staying at 569 nits as its highest setting. However, it renders 114.5% of the sRGB colour space. 


Many new smartphones support 5G, but Apple takes it a step further with the iPhone 12 lineup. Most 5G models support only one kind of 5G. Some bands can support only some bands to work on certain networks.

The iPhone 12 supports almost any band of 5G phone, allowing greater 5G coverage. The iPhone 12 supports the standard sub-6GHz 5G. This is the nationwide 5G that serves as the foundation of AT&T and T-Mobile services.

It also supports that faster and shorter-ranged millimetre-wave 5G. This dual-approach to 5G allows it to be more widespread. You don't have to endure the hassle of a modem that can only support certain networks.

Apple developed a Smart Data Mode to moderate the consumption of mobile data. This feature allows your iPhone to switch between 5G and LTE depending on your devices' need.

If you're streaming music on Spotify, your iPhone 12 will auto-switch to 4G to help you save power. 5G will kick in when you start browsing on Safari or calling on FaceTime. Smart Data Mode is also optional, so you can switch it off in your phone's settings if you prefer 5G at all times.

Don't worry, all iPhones in the new lineup support 5G. Apple modified the new iOS to provide a faster and more efficient experience while on 5G. If you're interested in getting the new 5G experience, check out any of the four iPhones in Apple's new line.


The iPhone 12 is the first smartphone lineup equipped with a 5-nanometer processor. The new A14 Bionic delivers some of the best and consistent performance ever seen on an iPhone. In the iPhone 11 series, the A13 processor delivered better performance than Qualcomm.

The A14 offers even better performance, extending the gap that the A13 started. Most smartphones need some time to complete a video encoding test. The iPhone 11 Pro only needed 46 seconds to complete this.

The iPhone 12 bridges this, able to complete encoding in only 26 seconds. The iPhone 12 came out with a score of 3,859 in the Geekbench 5 test. This test measures the overall performance of a system.

The A14 Bionic processor extends the performance of graphics. Apple claims that the A14's GPU is faster than the A13 by 50%. Games like Asphalt 9 Legends run with ease on the iPhone 12 when it was laggy on high-end Androids.

You can also expect the A14 Bionic chip to come to new Mac processors. With the A14 Bionic processor, games can load fast and sites can render in no time. When multitasking, fewer apps need to reload.

Battery Life and Charging

Apple is one of the few brands that release their battery capacity. A recent report suggests that the iPhone 12 could have a 2,815 unit. This means that the iPhone 12 has almost 200 mAh less capacity than its predecessor.

Under the battery test, the iPhone 11 lasted up to 11 hours and 16 minutes. Under the same test, the iPhone 12 averaged about 8 hours and 25 minutes. However, with 5G turned off, the iPhone 12 had improved on its performance.

When running on LTE, the iPhone 12 averaged up to 10 hours and 23 minutes. This could mean that the 5G consumes more power. The culprit could also lie on the iPhones new Smart Data Mode.

If the iPhone 12 can't maintain a 5G connection, it will switch back and forth between 5G and LTE. This is what drains its power. Despite the small regression from the iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 remains one of the best of the year.

With lighter usage, you can likely have your iPhone last from 17 to 18 hours. Less usage will allow you to last through the night.

iOS 14

Apple launches its new iOS with each release of a new iPhone. The same goes with the iPhone 12 lineup, accompanied by the iOS 14. The new update comes with a variety of new features.

Some of these include the long-awaited widget support. It allows iPhone users to enjoy a new app organization and picture-in-picture video. Other improvements include improvements to basic privacy.

The new iOS comes in installed in the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 12. The iPhone 2 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will also have this new software when they come in November.

Apple launches its new iOS with each release of a new iPhone. The same goes with the iPhone 12 lineup, accompanied by the iOS 14. The new update comes with a variety of new features.

Some of these include the long-awaited widget support. It allows iPhone users to enjoy a new app organization and picture-in-picture video. Other improvements include improvements to basic privacy.

The new iOS comes in installed in the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 12. The iPhone 2 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will also have this new software when they come in November.


Widgets allow you to see any information without making you launch an app. This can range from any upcoming appointments and the latest news.

Before iOS 14, widgets were only accessible in the Today screen. This still forces you to scroll to the right until you expend your home screens.

iOS 14 allows you to place Widgets on your home screen alongside other apps. You may also choose the size of the widget.

App Library

iOS 4 also brings new updates to the app library. Before iOS 14, your device drops new apps anywhere on the home screen with space. Apps with the most frequent uses stay on the first page.

Apple delivers a more organized way of managing our apps with the new software update. The new App Library brings all your apps together in one place. The App Library uses the top two folders to showcase suggested apps.

The second folder features your most recent downloaded apps. Tapping a cluster will reveal a full list of your downloaded apps.

You can find out more about Apple's iOS 14 here!


Apple incorporated magnets as a fundamental aspect of the iPhone 12. The MagSafe is a ring of magnets placed behind the iPhone 12 right on its centre. This MagSafe caters to an ecosystem of iPhone accessories and protective covers.

It features almost anything from wallet attachments to wireless chargers. The charging puck uses the same Qi standard for wireless chargers.

Check Out the New iPhone 12 

Here's all you need to know about the iPhone 12 lineup. Take the time you need to discern which of the different variations match your budget and needs. You may not need the extra power of the iPhone 12, for example.

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