The old adage “better than late than never” has never been so eagerly applied — the iPhone 12 range has arrived; having missed its usual launch window of Apple’s September event.
But it was definitely worth waiting for; as the iPhone 12 takes Apple’s celebrated phone range to a new high, complete with a brand new processor, improved camera, and some shiny new color variants. But of all of the iPhones on parade; it’s the iPhone 12 Pro that stands out.
Part of the iPhone’s high-powered Pro range, but not as huge as the iPhone 12 Pro Max, the iPhone 12 Pro is going to be the high-powered iPhone of choice for many.
But this isn’t the first year we’ve seen an iPhone Pro — last year debuted the iPhone 11 Pro; and many will be wondering whether this year’s model is a big enough step up from the last.
If you’re weighing up the options, is the brand new iPhone worth buying over the savings you may find on the older iPhone 11 Pro?
Or, if you’re rocking the iPhone 11 Pro already, should you be upgrading right now?
We’ve compared the two phones side by side so you know whether the new iPhone is worth the upgrade.
|iPhone 12 Pro
||iPhone 11 Pro
|Size||146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 inches)||144 x 71.4 x 8.1mm (5.67 x 2.81 x 0.32 inches)|
|Weight||189 grams (6.67 ounces)||188 grams (6.63 ounces)|
|Screen size||6.1-inch Super Retina OLED||5.8-inch Super Retina OLED|
|Screen resolution||2532 x 1170 pixels (460 pixels per inch)||2436 x 1125 pixels (458 pixels per inch)|
|Operating system||iOS 14||iOS 14|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB||64GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|MicroSD card slot||No||No|
|Tap-to-pay services||Apple Pay||Apple Pay|
|Processor||Apple A14 Bionic||Apple A13 Bionic|
|Camera||Triple lens 12MP, 12MP ultrawide-angle rear, 12MP telephoto lens, and LiDAR scanner rear; 12MP TrueDepth front||Triple lens 12MP, 12MP ultrawide-angle rear, and 12MP telephoto lens rear; 12MP TrueDepth front|
|Video||4K up to 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps||4K up to 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps|
|Bluetooth version||Bluetooth 5.0||5.0|
|Fingerprint sensor||No, FaceID instead||No, FaceID instead|
Qi wireless charging
|3,046mAh18W fast charging
Qi wireless charging
|App marketplace||Apple App Store||Apple App Store|
|Network Support||All major carriers||All major carriers|
|Colors||Silver, graphite, gold, blue||Purple, white, yellow, green, black, red|
|Review score||4 out of 5 stars||4.5 out of 5 stars|