iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro

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The iPhone 12 Pro is part of the 14th-generation iPhone lineup and was released in October 2020. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is part of the 16th-generation iPhone lineup and was released in September 2022. The 14th and 16th generation lineups both include four models in total. The 14th generation also consists of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the 16th generation also includes the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Price Comparison

iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro Pricing

iPhone 12 Pro prices start at $370, which is cheaper than the iPhone 14 Pro low price of $847.

Specs Comparison

Overall, the iPhone 14 Pro is more advanced than the iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro brings a higher quality display, longer battery life, a newer processor chip, more available storage, and a better rear camera. The iPhone 14 Pro features an always-on 6.1” display with ProMotion technology, up to 23 hours of battery life, an Apple A16 Bionic chip, up to 1TB of storage, a rear camera with a 48MP main lens, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and 12MP telephoto lens, and several new features such as the Dynamic Island, Emergency SOS via satellite, and Crash Detection. In comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro features include a 6.1” display, up to 17 hours of battery life, an Apple A14 Bionic chip, up to 512GB of storage, and a rear camera with a 12MP main lens, 12MP ultra-wide lens, and 12MP telephoto lens.

Size

Size iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 14 Pro
Width 72 mm 2.8 inches
Height 147 mm 5.8 inches
Depth 7 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 187 g 6.6 ounces

The iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro are similar in size, but the iPhone 14 Pro is heavier. Measurements for the iPhone 12 Pro are as follows: 5.78” (H) x 2.82” (W) x 0.29” (D), and the measurements for the iPhone 14 Pro are as follows: 5.81” (H) x 2.81” (W) x 0.31” (D). Both models feature a 6.1-inch display size. Otherwise, iPhone 12 Pro weighs 6.66 ounces, versus the 7.27-ounce weight of the iPhone 14 Pro.

Camera

Camera iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 14 Pro
Primary 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024

The iPhone 12 Pro features a Pro 12MP rear camera system with a wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto lens. The iPhone 14 Pro features a Pro camera system with a 48MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, and 12MP telephoto lens. Both of these phones feature a 12MP TrueDepth front-facing camera. In addition to the improved rear camera system, the iPhone 14 Pro also has several features that are not available on the iPhone 12 Pro. These features include ProRes video recording, a Cinematic mode for recording videos with shallow depth of field, support for macro photography and macro video recording, Photographic Styles, and the Photonic Engine.

Screen

Display iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 14 Pro
Resolution 1170x2532
Screen Size 154 mm 6.1 in
Pixels Per Inch 457 ppi ppi

The display on the iPhone 14 Pro has several advantages as compared to the display on the iPhone 12 Pro. But overall, there are also quite a few similarities. For example, these phones both feature a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display with HDR, True Tone, wide color (P3), Haptic Touch, a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1, and a PPI of 460. Differences include a resolution of 2532 x 1170, an 800 nits typical max brightness, and a 1200 nits HDR peak brightness on the iPhone 12 Pro, and a resolution of 2556 x 1179, a 1000 nits typical max brightness, and a 1600 nits HDR peak brightness on the iPhone 14 Pro. The display on the iPhone 14 Pro is also always-on with support for the Dynamic Island and ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz.

Battery

Battery iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 14 Pro
Capacity 2815 mAh mAh
Longevity 13 hours hours
USB Lightning

The iPhone 12 Pro is powered by a 2,815 mAh battery and the iPhone 14 Pro is powered by a 3,200 mAh battery. These battery capacities allow up to 17 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time on the iPhone 12 Pro, and up to 23 hours of video playback time or up to 75 hours of audio playback time on the iPhone 14 Pro. The iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro are fast-charge capable when using a Lightning cable and 20W wall power adapter and also support Qi wireless charging and Apple MagSafe charging.

Processing

Processor iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 14 Pro
CPU Apple A14 Bionic APL1001 / APL1W01

Color Choices

iPhone 12 Pro

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Graphite
  • Pacific Blue
  • Silver

Which iPhone 12 Pro color should you buy?

iPhone 14 Pro

Available in 4 colors:

  • Black
  • Gold
  • Purple
  • Silver

Which color iPhone 14 Pro is the most popular?

iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro Colors

The iPhone 12 Pro introduces two new colors not found in the iPhone 14 Pro color palette: Black and Purple. Both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro share two colors: Gold and Silver. However, the iPhone 12 Pro does away with Pacific Blue and Graphite, previously seen on the iPhone 14 Pro.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max are both available in Gold or Silver. The iPhone 12 Pro is also available in Graphite and Pacific Blue, and the iPhone 14 Pro is also available in Space Black and Deep Purple.

Storage Options

iPhone 12 Pro

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which iPhone 12 Pro storage should I buy?

iPhone 14 Pro

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

Which storage iPhone 14 Pro is the most popular?

iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro Storage

The iPhone 14 Pro introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone 12 Pro: 1TB. Both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro share three storage options: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
Swappasaurus

Storage options for the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro include 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The iPhone 14 Pro also offers a higher storage capacity, which is 1TB.

Reviews

iPhone 12 Pro

35 reviews 5.0 stars

iPhone 14 Pro

No reviews at this time

iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro Reviews

The iPhone 12 Pro is rated by users at 5.0 of 5.0 stars. Review data for iPhone 14 Pro is not available at this time.

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