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Apple iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Specs, Features and Price Compared, Which one is better.

Its been Some time since the release of the iPhone 12, and it can be said to be the best Non-Pro iPhone till now, and you see why is that in the full review of the iPhone 12 Review here.

But even if we know that the iPhone 12 is the latest, greatest, and the best Non-Pro iPhone till now, just how much better is it than the iPhone 11, and is it worth to upgrade for the existing iPhone 11 user to upgrade to iPhone.

This post is all about the comparison of the iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Side by Side.

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Features Compared

SpecificationsiPhone 11iPhone 12
Display6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD Display
828X1792 Pixels, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio
Pixel Density 326PPI, Screen to Body Ratio ~80%
6.1-Inch Super Retina XDR OLED, ~86% Screen to Body Ratio.
1170 x 2532 Pixels Resolution, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio.
460 PPI Pixel Density.
True-tone
CPUApple A13 Bionic
Hexa-core
Apple A14 Bionic
Hexa-core
GPUApple GPU (4-core graphics)(Previous Generation)Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Memory4GB RAM4GB RAM
Storage64/128/256GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB
NVMe
Camera/Optics12 MP, f/1.8,(Wide Lens), PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4(Ultrawide Lens)
12 MP, f/1.6 (Wide Lens), dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, (Ultrawide Lens)
Video Recording Options[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 30fps)
Front Camera12 MP, f/2.2, (Wide Lens)12 MP, f/2.2(Wide Lens)
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Battery3110mAh Battery
18-Watt Fast Charging(18-W Fast charger not in the box)
Li-Ion, non-removable
Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
ConnectivityWiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
WiFi 6.0
Bluetooh 5.0
SecurityFace-IDFace-ID
Headphone JackNo.No.

Specification Details
https://www.apple.com/in/iphone-11/specs/
https://www.apple.com/in/iphone-12/specs/

Design and Build Quality(iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12)

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iPhone 11

Let’s start with the Build Quality, as both of them have the same build quality; both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 have an Aluminum frame and Glass Back.

Now coming to the design, there is a huge difference between the iPhone 11 and iPhone; even though both the 11 and 12 have the same screen size, the iPhone 12 is 11% thinner, 15% smaller, and 16% lighter, as compared to the iPhone 11, this is due to the reduced bezels, and flat-edged design, as compared to the curved edge design on the iPhone 11.

Theoretically, the Flat Edge Design should be easier and comfortable to hold in hand, but it all comes down to personal preference.

Display(iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12)

iPhone 11 has a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD Display, with a native resolution of 828X1792 Pixels, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, a Pixel Density of 326PPI, a Screen to Body Ratio of ~80%.

iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED Display, with ~86% Screen to Body Ratio, a native resolution of 1170 x 2532 Pixels Resolution, a 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, 460 PPI Pixel Density, and supports True-tone.

Hands down the iPhone 12 is the winner, OLED is way better than LCD.

iPhone 11 display specs:

  • Liquid Retina HD display
  • 6.1-inch all-screen LCD display with IPS technology
  • 1792-by-828-pixel resolution at 326 PPI
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • True Tone display
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • Haptic Touch
  • 625 nits max brightness (typical)

iPhone 12 display specs:

  • Super Retina XDR display
  • 6.1-inch all-screen OLED display
  • HDR display
  • 2532-by-1170-pixel resolution at 460 PPI
  • 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • True Tone display
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • Haptic Touch
  • 625 nits max brightness (typical)
  • 1200 nits max brightness (HDR)

Performance(iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12)

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Its Apple A14 Bionic(iPhone 12) vs A13 Bionic(iPhone 11), and A14 is the clear winner.

As stated by Apple, the A14 Bionic is the fastest smartphone on the planet, and looks at the benchmarks; it’s true. Even the neural engine on the A14 is upto 80% faster than the neural engine on A13, which makes it a much better option for AI and ML tasks.

Memory and Storage

No changes in Memory and storage, both of them have 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64/128/256GB of NVMe storage.

Camera/Optics

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iPhone 11

If we go by specs there is not much difference between the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12. The most notable hardware difference is the F/1.6 primary lens on 12 as compared to the F/1.8 primary lens on the 11.

Under normal lighting conditions, there is not much difference between the shots from 12 and 11. But, when we move to the extreme ends like in very low light conditions, Super HDR Shots like Direct Sun Facing Shots, Auto Focus in Fast Moving objects, there is a huge difference; the shots from the 12 are much better and much clearer, they can easily be one of the best shots out there.

For Ultrawide Lens.
Same as that of the Primary lens in normal lighting conditions, but in low light conditions, there are some huge improvements like if the shots are taken in night mode, they can easily be the best low light ultrawide shots on any smartphones out there.

As for videos, iPhone 11 is still an excellent device for videos, but the iPhone 12 is in a class of its own.

For the front-facing camera, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 are essentially the same, but the iPhone 12 packs a handful of notable software updates:

  • Night mode
  • Deep Fusion

The iPhone 12 front-facing camera also supports HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps.

Battery

iPhone 12 has a 2815mAh Battery with 20W Fast charging, vs 3110mAh battery on iPhone 11 with 18-Watt fast charging,
The Battery life of the iPhone 11 is better than the iPhone 12; the difference is just in single-digit minutes.

Audio

iPhone 12 has a better Audio Setup.

Security

Both the smartphones have Face-ID options, but the one of iPhone 12 is better.

User-Interface

Both the devices are running on iOS 14, and the iPhone 11 should continue to receive updates till iOS 18 or 19, and 12 should receive updates till iOS 19 or 20.

Extra

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iPhone 11

iPhone 11 has WiFi 6, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0, Also it is Rated IP68 (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes).

iPhone 12 has WiFi 6, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0, Also it is Rated IP68 (maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes).
Also the iPhone 12 has 5G connectivity options, and also MagSafe Support.

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Price in India

ModelPrice in IndiaPrice in the US
iPhone 12 64GBRs. 79,900$799
iPhone 12 128GBRs. 84,900$849
iPhone 12 256GBRs. 94,900$949
iPhone 11(64GB)₹51,999.00$599
iPhone 11(128GB)₹58,999.00$649

Conclusion(iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12)

So For an increase in Price of around ₹28,000, you are getting an OLED Display, Better Design(Theoretically), Better Camera Setup, 5G Connectivity, and Better Audio.
But if you want to upgrade solely based on 5G Connectivity, we don’t recommend it.
Surely the looks of the iPhone 12 are irresistible and if you can give that extra ₹28,000, then surely go for the iPhone 12 as it’s more future proof with 5G and A14 Bionic.

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Visual Image Credits
https://www.apple.com/in/iphone-12/
https://www.apple.com/in/iphone-11/

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