iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro

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The iPhone 12 Pro is the newer generation equivalent to the iPhone 11 Pro and brings a handful of upgrades. The iPhone 12 Pro features an entirely new design, 5G connectivity, slightly larger 6.1-inch OLED display, A14 chip, 6GB of RAM, LiDAR scanner, improved Night Mode that works with portraits as well as ultra wide and front facing cameras, better drop protection, improved water resistance, MagSafe charging, and more.

Price Comparison

iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro Pricing

iPhone 11 Pro prices start at $324, which is cheaper than the iPhone 12 Pro low price of $350.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro were released one year apart, and are both pro models, which means they share some specs in common. For example, both feature a Super Retina XDR display, options for up to 512GB of storage, Face ID, an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, and a triple 12MP camera array on the back. But the iPhone 12 Pro offers 5G connectivity, Dolby Vision HDR video recording, a LiDAR Scanner for Night Mode portraits, and MagSafe charging.

Size

Size iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 12 Pro
Width 71 mm 2.8 inches 72 mm 2.8 inches
Height 144 mm 5.7 inches 147 mm 5.8 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 7 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 188 g 6.6 ounces 187 g 6.6 ounces

The iPhone 11 Pro has a slightly smaller display size and is slightly smaller and lighter overall. The iPhone 11 Pro details are as follows: 5.8” display, measurements of 5.67” (H) x 2.81” (W) x 0.32” (D), and a weight of 6.63 ounces. The iPhone 12 Pro details are as follows: 6.1” display, measurements of 5.78” (H) x 2.82” (W) x 0.29” (D), and a weight of 6.66 ounces.

Camera

Camera iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 12 Pro
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024

The camera hardware on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro is similar. They both have a 12MP TrueDepth camera on the front, with a triple 12MP wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto array on the back. However, the iPhone 12 Pro brings some new features including support for Apple ProRAW and HDR video recording with Dolby Vision on the rear camera, and Night Mode and Deep Fusion on the front camera.

Screen

Display iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 12 Pro
Resolution 1125x2436 1170x2532
Screen Size 147 mm 5.8 in 154 mm 6.1 in
Pixels Per Inch 463 ppi 457 ppi

The screen size and resolution vary slightly between these two models, but overall they share many of the same display features. The iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8” display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125, and the iPhone 12 Pro has a 6.1” display with a resolution of 2532 x 1170. The shared features include a Super Retina XDR (OLED) HDR display with True Tone, wide color (P3), Haptic Touch, a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 800 nits (typical) max brightness, and 1200 nits (HDR) max brightness.

Battery

Battery iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 12 Pro
Capacity 3046 mAh 2815 mAh
Longevity hours 13 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro offer similar battery life. Both models allow for up to 65 hours of audio playback time. The iPhone 11 Pro offers up to 18 hours of video playback time, and the iPhone 12 Pro offers slightly less, at up to 17 hours of video playback time. Both models support Qi wireless charging and are fast charge capable. The iPhone 12 Pro also supports Apple MagSafe charging, which is not available for the iPhone 11 Pro.

Processing

Processor iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 12 Pro
CPU Apple A13 Bionic APL1085 / APL1W85 (T8030) Apple A14 Bionic APL1001 / APL1W01

Color Choices

iPhone 11 Pro

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Green
  • Silver

Which iPhone 11 Pro color should you buy?

iPhone 12 Pro

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Graphite
  • Pacific Blue
  • Silver

Which color iPhone 12 Pro is the most popular?

iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro Colors

The iPhone 11 Pro introduces two new colors not found in the iPhone 12 Pro color palette: Pacific Blue and Graphite. Both the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro share two colors: Gold and Silver. However, the iPhone 11 Pro does away with Gray and Green, previously seen on the iPhone 12 Pro.
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The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro are each available in four colors, two of which are common. Both models are available in Gold and Silver. The other colors for the iPhone 11 Pro are Space Gray and Midnight Green, and the other colors for the iPhone 12 Pro are Graphite and Pacific Blue.

Storage Options

iPhone 11 Pro

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which iPhone 11 Pro storage should I buy?

iPhone 12 Pro

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which storage iPhone 12 Pro is the most popular?

iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro Storage

The iPhone 12 Pro introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone 11 Pro: 128GB. Both the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro share two storage options: 256GB and 512GB. However, the iPhone 12 Pro does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the iPhone 11 Pro.
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Storage options for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro include 256GB and 512GB. These devices each also have a third option available, which is 64GB on the iPhone 11 Pro and 128GB on the iPhone 12 Pro.

Reviews

iPhone 11 Pro

107 reviews 5.0 stars

iPhone 12 Pro

35 reviews 5.0 stars

iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro Reviews

Both the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro earn 5.0 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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