iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12

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The iPhone 12 is the newer generation equivalent to the iPhone 11 with a few added features and upgrades. While they both have a 6.1-inch screen, the iPhone 12 now features an OLED panel that not only improves picture quality, but it’s more power efficient as well. Other upgrades include 5G network compatibility, A14 processor, Smart HDR 3, HDR video recording, stronger glass screen, improved water resistance, and MagSafe magnetic charging.

Price Comparison

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Pricing

iPhone 11 prices start at $206, which is cheaper than the iPhone 12 low price of $334.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 each feature a 6.1” display, Face ID, IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, 12MP TrueDepth front camera, and dual 12MP wide and ultra-wide rear camera. The iPhone 12 has some better specs overall, such as the newer Apple A14 Bionic chip, 5G cellular connectivity, MagSafe charging, and a newer squared-off design with a Ceramic Shield front to better protect the display.

Size

Size iPhone 11 iPhone 12
Width 76 mm 3.0 inches 72 mm 2.8 inches
Height 151 mm 5.9 inches 147 mm 5.8 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 7 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 194 g 6.8 ounces 162 g 5.7 ounces

The display size on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 is 6.1 inches. But while the display size is the same, the iPhone 11 is bigger and heavier than the iPhone 12. Measurements for the iPhone 11 are as follows: 5.94” in height, 2.98” in width, by 0.33” in depth. Measurements for the iPhone 12 are as follows: 5.78” in height, by 2.82” in width, by 0.29” in depth. The iPhone 11 weighs 6.84 ounces versus a 5.78-ounce weight for the iPhone 12.

Camera

Camera iPhone 11 iPhone 12
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024
Aperture f/2.4 f/2.4
Secondary 12.0 MP
Aperture f/1.2

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 have similar camera hardware with a dual 12MP wide and ultra-wide array on the back, and a 12MP TrueDepth camera on the front. They also share many common features such as Night Mode, Deep Fusion, optical image stabilization (OIS), Portrait Mode, and Portrait Lighting. However, the iPhone 12 brings a key new feature of HDR video recording with Dolby Vision (up to 4K at 30 fps).

Screen

Display iPhone 11 iPhone 12
Screen Tech OLED OLED
Resolution 828x1792 1170x2532
Screen Size 155 mm 6.1 in 154 mm 6.1 in
Pixels Per Inch 324 ppi 457 ppi
Refresh Rate 60 Hz 60 Hz

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 each feature a 6.1” display with True Tone, wide color (P3), Haptic Touch, and a 625 nits (typical) max brightness. The iPhone 11 display is a Liquid Retina HD (LCD) with a resolution of 1792 x 828 and a 1400:1 contrast ratio. The iPhone 12 display is a Super Retina XDR (OLED) HDR display with a resolution of 2532 x 1170 and a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1. The iPhone 12 display also has a 1200 nits (HDR) max brightness.

Battery

Battery iPhone 11 iPhone 12
Capacity 3110 mAh 2815 mAh
Longevity 18 hours 13 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 both feature rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that are fast-charge capable, with support for wireless charging using the Qi wireless charging standard. Both models also offer the same battery life expectations, with up to 17 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time. A key difference between the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 batteries is the iPhone 12 can charge with Apple MagSafe.

Processing

Processor iPhone 11 iPhone 12
CPU Apple A13 Bionic APL1085 / APL1W85 (T8030) Apple A14 Bionic APL1001 / APL1W01
CPU Cores 6 6
GPU 16-core Neural Engine
GPU Cores 4 4

Color Choices

iPhone 11

Available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Red
  • White
  • Yellow

Which iPhone 11 color should you buy?

iPhone 12

Available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Red
  • White

Which color iPhone 12 is the most popular?

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Colors

The iPhone 11 introduces one new color not found in the iPhone 12 color palette: Blue. Both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 share five colors: Black, Green, Purple, Red, and White. However, the iPhone 11 does away with Yellow, previously seen on the iPhone 12.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 are each available in Black, White, and PRODUCT(RED). Each of these models is also available in Purple or Green, though the shades are different. The remaining color for the iPhone 11 is Yellow and the remaining color for the iPhone 13 is Blue.

Storage Options

iPhone 11

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone 11 storage should I buy?

iPhone 12

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which storage iPhone 12 is the most popular?

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Storage

Both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 share three storage options: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 each offer storage options of 64GB and 128GB. If you’re looking for more storage you should consider the iPhone 12, which also offers a 256GB option.

Reviews

iPhone 11

180 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 12

39 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Reviews

Both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 earn 4.9 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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