iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12

iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Starting from $199.45
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iPhone 12
iPhone 12 Starting from $256.23
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iPhone 11 iPhone 12


iPhone 11 iPhone 12
Width 75.7 mm 71.5 mm
Height 150.9 mm 147.7 mm
Weight 194 g 164 g
Thickness 8.3 mm 7.4 mm
Volume 94.81 cm³ 78.15 cm³


iPhone 11 iPhone 12
Resolution 828 x 1792 px 1170 x 2532 px
Density 326 ppi 460 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 6.1 inches


iPhone 11 iPhone 12
Battery capacity 3110 mAh* 2815 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.


iPhone 11 iPhone 12
Maximum storage 256 GB 256 GB
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 4 GB
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 11 iPhone 12
Front camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


iPhone 11 iPhone 12
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 2

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iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Comparison

iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 11: How different are they?

 Long story short, the main difference in design comes down to how you like your edges: round or angular. Apple has opted for more edgy corners on the iPhone 12, compared to the rounded edges of the iPhone 11. The design is reminiscent of the legendary iPhone 5 design from 2012. The back of the iPhone 12 is made of glass (also known as the “Ceramic Shield”), just like the iPhone 11. The Pro versions of both models are made of stainless steel, which gives them an appealing design. As with the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, Apple retains the notch on the front display that enables facial recognition in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12. 


iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 11: Which device has a better screen?

The screen is the first big difference between the two models, as the iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch OLED panel. Last year, it was only available on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, but now it's even available for all iPhone 12 models. The LCD screen on the iPhone 11 is good, but the iPhone 12 does better in this area. The iPhone 12 is also more optimized in other aspects: image quality, resolution, and even contrast and brightness in sunlight are better.


MagSafe is reserved for the iPhone 12

 MagSafe is a magnetic technology that lets you attach accessories to the iPhone 12. Think cases, cardholders, and wireless charging. If this feature is important to you, then the iPhone 12 might be the perfect choice.


The iPhone 12 is more powerful: A13 Bionic vs. A14 Bionic

 On paper, the performance of the A14 Bionic of the iPhone 12 is 40% greater than the A13 Bionic, which is built into the iPhone 11. This is especially advantageous for complex online games and demanding applications, since the iPhone 12 chip has 6 cores. In terms of internal storage, Apple sticks with 64 GB as the starting capacity for both models. Luckily, Apple decided to change this for the next generation — the starting capacity for iPhone 13 is 128 GB. If 64 GB is not enough for you, 128 GB and 256 GB are also available. But keep in mind, higher storage capacity means slightly higher prices.


Battery capacity and battery life

 The iPhone 12 offers 11 hours of playback time for videos, compared to 10 hours on iPhone 11. However, the use of 5G significantly shortens the iPhone 12's battery life. In both cases, however, the battery easily lasts throughout the day. 


iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 11: which has a better camera?

 There are hardly any differences between the cameras of the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 12. However, the iPhone 12 has better image quality when zoomed in by a factor of 2 due to different software processing. Both models have a 12 MP main sensor. The second sensor enables an ultra-wide angle with an f/2.4 aperture and 12 MP. As for videos, both can record in 4K at up to 60 fps. A small advantage of the iPhone 12 is that the night mode is available for all of its sensors, including the front sensor.


The bottom line on iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 11

 The main innovations of the iPhone 12 are 5G compatibility, an OLED display, the A14 Bionic chip and some advantages when it comes to photography. In terms of design, the edgy design is the most visible difference. The advantage of the iPhone 11 is definitely the price, as it is significantly cheaper than the iPhone 12 and still ticks many of the same boxes. If you’re looking for more features and a new