iphone 12 vs iphone 12 pro

iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 pro Which is Better? Leave a comment

For those wanting to buy the latest iPhone, there comes the question which one shall I buy? While there is no definitive answer Beshtech has come up with a list of Similarities and discussion to help you decide which iPhone is worth investing into.

First lets start off with the similarities of the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro

  1. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro both feature the A14 Bionic chip
  2. They are both identical in size, featuring a 6.1″ display you can barely tell the difference between the two models until you see the back
  3. They share the same iPhone case, Apple even goes as far to sell the case compatible for both models.
  4. Both iPhones have 5G compatiability with the 5G antenna located in the same spot
  5. Gorilla Glass used for both displays in addition to a ceramic shield for a more durable design.
  6. Both iPhones feature the 6.1 inch Super Retina XDR OLED display.
  7. The speaker and microphones on both devices are places identically.
  8. Both iPhone share HDR, True Tone, P3 Wide
  9. Both forward facing cameras are exactly the same consisting
  10. Batteries on both devices are both identical at 2815mAh with a general use of about 7 hours from each device
  11. MAGsafe charger with capabilities of fast charging at 15 Watts, chargers sold seperately
  12. A water Proof rating of IP68 for both devices features a depth of 6 meters for up to 30 minutes.

Now lets get into the differences so we can make our mind up!

  1. One of the greatest differences already is the price point, as of today the iPhone 12 starts from $1,349 for the 64GB model based on the Apple’s website.
  2. The iPhone 12 Pro starts at $1,699 for the 128GB model however there are no options to purchase less storage capacity, this price is based on Apple’s website.
  3. iPhone 12 has a bigger variety of color to choose from, including green, blue, black, white and blue as apposed to the generic colors scheme available for the Pro of Gold, graphite, blue and silver.
  4. 12 consists of a aluminium bezel shell coming in lighter at a total of 134 grams whereas the pro consists of a polished stainless steel bezel coming in heavier at a total of 189 grams.
  5. Rear glass for both are different with the 12 consisting of a glossy glass back with a matte camera indent whereas the Pro consists of the opposite, a matte glass backing and a glossy camera indent. It is worth noting that the 12 is prone to fingerprint marks whereas the Pro is very subtle
  6. The 12 has a maximum brightness of 625 bits of brightness compared to the Pro with a whopping 800 bits of brightness, however they both seem to be able to be seen in daylight and night time.
  7. RAM is a big diciding factor between the two models, the 12 has a 4GB RAM while the 12 Pro has the 8GB ram, you should note that the Pro will have a faster processing time and able to handle larger programs faster with the doubled RAM. Difference can be seen when capturing videos in high frame rates or editing them.
  8. A noticeable difference between the two will be the camera layout, while the 12 has only 2 cameras the pro has 3, while the two cameras are identical with 12MP Ultrawide F/2.4 4K60 and the 12MP Wide Lens F/1.6 4K60 the additional camera featured on the Pro is
  9. One of the greatest differences already is the price point, as of today the iPhone 12 starts from $1,349 for the 64GB model based on the Apple’s website
  10. The iPhone 12 Pro starts at $1,699 for the 128GB model however there are no options to purchase less storage capacity, this price is based on Apple’s website
  11. iPhone 12 has a bigger variety of color to choose from, including green, blue, black, white and blue as apposed to the generic colors scheme available for the Pro of Gold, graphite, blue and silver. This by far has some factors given that we’ve seen in the past apple has been apple to release popular colour choices for the iPhone XR
  12. 12 consists of a aluminium bezel shell coming in lighter at a total of 134 grams whereas the pro consists of a polished stainless steel bezel coming in heavier at a total of 189 grams.
  13. Rear glass for both are different with the 12 consisting of a glossy glass back with a matte camera indent whereas the Pro consists of the opposite, a matte glass backing and a glossy camera indent. It is worth noting that the 12 is prone to fingerprint marks whereas the Pro is very subtle
  14. Brightness is a big difference between both models, the 12 has a maximum brightness of 625 bits of brightness apposed to the Pro with a whopping 800 bits of brightness, however they both seem to be able to be seen in daylight and night time.
  15. RAM is a big diciding factor between the two models, the 12 has a 4GB RAM while the 12 Pro has the 8GB ram, you should note that the Pro will have a faster processing time and able to handle larger programs faster with the doubled RAM. This difference can be seen when capturing videos in high frame rates or editing them.
  16. A noticeable difference between the two will be the camera layout, while the 12 has only 2 cameras the pro has 3, while the two cameras are identical with 12MP Ultrawide F/2.4 4K60 and the 12MP Wide Lens F/1.6 4K60 the additional camera featured on the Pro is a Telephoto lens with F/2.0 4K60

Let’s talk about price

  1. One of the greatest differences already is the price point, as of today the iPhone 12 starts from $1,349 for the 64GB model based on the Apple’s website
  2. The iPhone 12 Pro starts at $1,699 for the 128GB model however there are no options to purchase less storage capacity, this price is based on Apple’s website
  3. iPhone 12 has a bigger variety of color to choose from, including green, blue, black, white and blue as apposed to the generic colors scheme available for the Pro of Gold, graphite, blue and silver. This by far has some factors given that we’ve seen in the past apple has been apple to release popular colour choices for the iPhone XR
  4. 12 consists of a aluminium bezel shell coming in lighter at a total of 134 grams whereas the pro consists of a polished stainless steel bezel coming in heavier at a total of 189 grams.
  5. Rear glass for both are different with the 12 consisting of a glossy glass back with a matte camera indent whereas the Pro consists of the opposite, a matte glass backing and a glossy camera indent. It is worth noting that the 12 is prone to fingerprint marks whereas the Pro is very subtle
  6. Brightness is a big difference between both models, the 12 has a maximum brightness of 625 bits of brightness apposed to the Pro with a whopping 800 bits of brightness, however they both seem to be able to be seen in daylight and night time.
  7. RAM is a big diciding factor between the two models, the 12 has a 4GB RAM while the 12 Pro has the 8GB ram, you should note that the Pro will have a faster processing time and able to handle larger programs faster with the doubled RAM. This difference can be seen when capturing videos in high frame rates or editing them.
  8. A noticeable difference between the two will be the camera layout, while the 12 has only 2 cameras the pro has 3, while the two cameras are identical with 12MP Ultrawide F/2.4 4K60 and the 12MP Wide Lens F/1.6 4K60 the additional camera featured on the Pro is the Telephoto lens with F/2.0 4K60, which helps with zooming capabilities.
  9. The zooming capabilities are one of the greatest differences as the additional camera is the selling point, the 12 has a maximum zoom of 5x digital zoom which seems to be very blurry compared to the 10x zoom the Pro has to offer with a more clearer picture
  10. The additon of the LIDAR sensore for the Pro allows for night time photos to be taken with ease even in portrait mode.

The Bottom Line

Both iPhones are very well engineered pieces of equipment and someone would be happy with either one, but it all comes down to your needs. If you are say a videographer or you do like to take a allot of photos I personally would choose the Pro over the 12, but if you are just using it for the speed then essentially they are both the same. It is worth noting that the price difference isn’t huge when we choose the same storage capacity as seen below:

Screenshot taken directly from Apple Website

The iPhone 12 128GB $1429 AUD

Screen shot taken directly from Apple website

iPhone 12 Pro 128GB $1,699 AUD

With a price difference of only $270 AUD what will you decide? Leave a comment below which one you think is worth the price

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