iPhone Xs vs iPhone 12 Pro

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The iPhone 12 Pro is a newer generation equivalent to the iPhone XS, which means there are certainly enough upgrades to warrant a purchase. Major improvements include an entirely new design, 5G connectivity, larger 6.1-inch OLED display, additional ultra wide angle lens, 6GB of RAM, LiDAR scanner, Night Mode (including portraits), A14 Bionic chip, longer battery life, more durable glass, improved water resistance, MagSafe charging, and more.

Price Comparison

iPhone Xs vs iPhone 12 Pro Pricing

iPhone Xs prices start at $185, which is cheaper than the iPhone 12 Pro low price of $418.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone 12 Pro is a newer release than the iPhone XS, and as such, it has more advanced hardware specs. The iPhone 12 Pro feature set includes a 6.1” display, 5G cellular connectivity, Apple A14 Bionic chip, 12MP TrueDepth front camera, and a triple 12MP rear camera with a wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto lens. In comparison, the iPhone XS brings a 5.8” display 4G LTE connectivity, Apple A12 Bionic chip, 7MP TrueDepth front camera, and a dual 12MP rear camera with a wide and telephoto lens. Some of the common features include Qi wireless charging, Face ID, and an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.

Size

Size iPhone Xs 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 177 g 6.2 ounces 187 g 6.6 ounces

The iPhone 12 Pro is slightly heavier and larger than the iPhone XS. Measurements for the iPhone 12 Pro are as follows: 5.78” (H) x 2.82” (W) x 0.29” (D) with a weight of 6.66 ounces. Measurements for the iPhone XS include a height of 5.65”, a width of 2.79”, a depth of 0.30”, and a weight of 6.24 ounces.

Camera

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

The iPhone XS has a dual 12MP rear camera with a wide and telephoto lens, and the iPhone 12 Pro has a triple 12MP rear camera with a wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto lens. Along with the addition of the ultra-wide lens, the iPhone 12 Pro also brings several features not available on the iPhone XS, such as Night Mode, Night Mode Portraits, Deep Fusion for better processing, support for Apple’s ProRAW file format, and HDR video recording with Dolby Vision (at up to 4K at 60 fps).

Screen

Display iPhone Xs iPhone 12 Pro
Resolution 1125x2436 1170x2532
Screen Size 149 mm 5.8 in 154 mm 6.1 in
Pixels Per Inch 463 ppi 457 ppi

The screen on the iPhone 12 Pro measures 6.1 inches and the screen on the iPhone XS measures 5.8 inches. The iPhone 12 Pro features a Super Retina XDR (OLED) HDR display with a resolution of 2532 x 1170, a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1, a typical max brightness of 800, and an HDR max brightness of 1200. In comparison, the iPhone XS features a Super Retina HD (OLED) HDR display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125, a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, and a typical max brightness of 625. Shared features include wide color (P3) and True Tone.

Battery

Battery iPhone Xs iPhone 12 Pro
Capacity 2659 mAh 2815 mAh
Longevity 12 hours 13 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone XS and iPhone 12 Pro are fast-charge capable when using a 20W wall power adapter and Lightning cable, and they also support Qi wireless charging. The iPhone 12 Pro can also charge using Apple MagSafe. In terms of battery life expectations, the iPhone XS has a 2,658 mAh battery that provides up to 14 hours of video playback time or up to 60 hours of audio playback time, and the iPhone 12 Pro has a 2,815 mAh battery that provides up to 17 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time.

Processing

Processor iPhone Xs iPhone 12 Pro
CPU Apple A12 Bionic APL1081 / APL1W81 (T8020) Apple A14 Bionic APL1001 / APL1W01

Color Choices

iPhone Xs

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which iPhone Xs 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 Xs vs iPhone 12 Pro Colors

The iPhone Xs introduces three new colors not found in the iPhone 12 Pro color palette: Pacific Blue, Gold, and Graphite. Both the iPhone Xs and iPhone 12 Pro share one color: Silver. However, the iPhone Xs does away with Gold and Gray, previously seen on the iPhone 12 Pro.
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The iPhone XS is available in three colors and the iPhone 12 Pro is available in four colors, and there is some overlap in colors. The iPhone XS and iPhone 12 Pro are both available in Silver or Gold. The iPhone XS is also available in Space Gray, and the iPhone 12 Pro is also available in Graphite and Pacific Blue.

Storage Options

iPhone Xs

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which iPhone Xs 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 Xs vs iPhone 12 Pro Storage

The iPhone 12 Pro introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone Xs: 128GB. Both the iPhone Xs 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 Xs.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone XS and iPhone 12 Pro each offer three options for storage, with two of the three options in common. Both models offer 256GB or 512GB. On the lower end, the iPhone XS has a 64GB option and the iPhone 12 Pro has a 128GB option.

Reviews

iPhone Xs

148 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 12 Pro

35 reviews 5.0 stars

iPhone Xs vs iPhone 12 Pro Reviews

Users rate the iPhone Xs with 4.9 stars, compared to the iPhone 12 Pro with 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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