iPhone 12 vs iPhone 14 Pro

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The iPhone 12 was released in October 2020, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max was released about two years later, in September 2022. The iPhone 12 is part of the 14th generation lineup, including the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 14 Pro is in the 16th generation lineup, including the iPhone14, iPhone 14 Plus, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Price Comparison

iPhone 12 vs iPhone 14 Pro Pricing

iPhone 12 prices start at $298, which is cheaper than the iPhone 14 Pro low price of $849.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone 14 Pro is nearly the same size as the iPhone 12, but it is heavier, at 7.27 ounces versus the 5.78-ounce weight of the iPhone 12. These phones both feature a 6.1” Super Retina XDR display, but the iPhone 14 Pro is always-on and supports ProMotion technology. The iPhone 14 Pro also offers longer battery life, a newer Apple chip, more internal storage, and a more advanced rear camera with several additional features such as the Photonic Engine, Photographic Styles, macro photography, night mode portraits, and Apple ProRAW.

Size

Size iPhone 12 iPhone 14 Pro
Width 72 mm 2.8 inches
Height 147 mm 5.8 inches
Depth 7 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 162 g 5.7 ounces

The iPhone 14 Pro is heavier than the iPhone 12, but they both feature a 6.1” display size and are nearly identical in overall size. Measurements for the iPhone 12 are as follows: 5.78” (H) x 2.82” (W) x 0.29” (D) with a weight of 5.78 ounces. In comparison, the iPhone 14 Pro measurements are as follows: 5.81” (H) x 2.81” (W) x 0.31” (D) with a weight of 7.27 ounces.

Camera

Camera iPhone 12 iPhone 14 Pro
Primary 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024
Aperture f/2.4
Secondary 12.0 MP

The iPhone 14 Pro has a more advanced rear camera than the iPhone 12. The iPhone 14 Pro has a triple “Pro” rear camera that includes a 48MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, and 12MP telephoto lens. The iPhone 12 features a dual 12MP rear camera array with a wide and ultra-wide lens. The iPhone 14 Pro also has several camera features that are not available on the iPhone 12. These features include the Photonic Engine, Action mode, Apple ProRAW, Night mode portraits, macro photography, ProRes video recording, a Cinematic mode for recording videos with shallow depth of field, and more. Otherwise, the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max both feature a front-facing 12MP TrueDepth camera.

Screen

Display iPhone 12 iPhone 14 Pro
Screen Tech OLED
Resolution 1170x2532
Screen Size 154 mm 6.1 in
Pixels Per Inch 457 ppi ppi
Refresh Rate 60 Hz - Hz

The iPhone 14 Pro screen has several advantages over the screen of the iPhone 12, but overall, they share many common features. The common features include a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display with HDR, True Tone, wide color (P3), Haptic Touch, and a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The iPhone 14 Pro display is always-on and adds ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz and support for the Dynamic Island. Otherwise, the iPhone 14 Pro screen is also brighter, at 1000 nits typical max brightness and 1600 nits HDR max brightness, versus a 625 nits typical max brightness and 1200 nits HDR max brightness on the iPhone 12.

Battery

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

The iPhone 12 is powered by a 2,815 mAh battery capable of providing up to 17 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time. In comparison, the iPhone 14 Pro is powered by a 3,200 mAh battery capable of providing up to 23 hours of video playback time or up to 75 hours of audio playback time. Both of these phones support Apple MagSafe charging and Qi wireless charging and are fast-charge capable when using an Apple 20W wall power adapter paired with a Lighting cable.

Processing

Processor iPhone 12 iPhone 14 Pro
CPU Apple A14 Bionic APL1001 / APL1W01
CPU Cores 6
GPU 16-core Neural Engine
GPU Cores 4

Color Choices

iPhone 12

Available in 6 colors:

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

Which iPhone 12 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 vs iPhone 14 Pro Colors

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

The iPhone 12 is available in Black, White, Green, Blue, Purple, and PRODUCT(RED). The iPhone 14 Pro is available in Space Black, Gold, Silver, and Deep Purple.

Storage Options

iPhone 12

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone 12 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 vs iPhone 14 Pro Storage

The iPhone 14 Pro introduces two new storage options not found on the iPhone 12: 512GB and 1TB. Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 14 Pro share two storage options: 128GB and 256GB. However, the iPhone 14 Pro does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the iPhone 12.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 12 is available in three storage configurations, and the iPhone 14 Pro is available in four storage configurations. The storage options for the iPhone 12 are 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The iPhone 14 Pro storage options include 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.

Reviews

iPhone 12

39 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 14 Pro

No reviews at this time

iPhone 12 vs iPhone 14 Pro Reviews

The iPhone 12 is rated by users at 4.9 of 5.0 stars. Review data for iPhone 14 Pro is not available at this time.

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