With the new release of the iPhone 12, a lot of iPhone 11 users are questioning whether or not to upgrade to the new iPhone 12. Different users require different needs when looking at a new phone, from internal performance to screen display or even the camera. This is exactly why we are here to look at the full performance of both phones, and to see if it’s worth it to upgrade to the new iPhone 12.
With the announcement of the iPhone 12 on the 13th of October, 2020, people started wondering about its perks and if they should buy it. Little was known at the beginning, but by its release on the 23rd of October, 2020, the people didn’t have to wonder anymore about the updates released. At a launch retail price of £799, compared to the iPhone 11’s current £499, made people who wanted to buy a new phone look into both phones.
As the iPhone 11 was released back on the 20th of September, 2019, and a £300 difference, it is worth a look at both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12.
The new iPhone 12 has a different design compared to the iPhone 11. While the iPhone 11 is more rounded in design, the iPhone 12 has flatter sides. This difference in design can affect the comfort of your grip, since the iPhone 12 might dig into your hands as you hold it due to the flatter sides.
The screen size for both the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 12 is 6.1 inch; however, the iPhone 11 has a screen to body ratio of 79%, while the iPhone 12 has a screen to body ratio of 86%. The screen resolution of the iPhone 11 is 828 x 1792 pixels, while the iPhone 12 is 1170 x 2532 pixels.
The dimensions of the iPhone 12 are a little smaller; as a result, it is logical that the iPhone 12 is lighter than the iPhone 11, as the iPhone 11 is 194 g while the iPhone 12 is 164 g. Both the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 12 have a glass front and glass back (Gorilla Glass), with aluminium frame. The iPhone 11 has a scratch-resistant glass, while the iPhone 12 has a scratch-resistant ceramic glass.
The iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 are also dust and water resistant. The iPhone 11 is resistant for 30 minutes in up to 2 meters. The iPhone 12 is resistant for30 minutes in up to 6 meters. The beauty of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 is that they come in an array of eye-catching colours. The iPhone 11 comes in black, white, yellow, green, red and purple. The iPhone 12 comes in black, white, blue, green and red.
One thing that Apple makes sure to always upgrade with every new release is the operating system of the iPhone. The iPhone 11 operated with iOS 13, which was upgraded to the 14.1 upon its release with the iPhone 12 on the 23rd of October, 2020. The iPhone 12 was released with the new iOS 14.1. Moreover, unlike the iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 supports the new 5G connectivity.
Another distinct upgrade Apple introduced with the release of the iPhone 12 would be the chipset. The iPhone 11 operates Apple A13 Bionic. The iPhone 12 operates the Apple A14 Bionic. In a nutshell, the difference between the Apple A13 bionic and Apple A14 bionic chipsets is that the 5nm new Apple A14 bionic chipset could achieve 11.8 billion transistors, while the 7nm Apple A13 bionic chipset possessed 8.5 billion transistors. This means faster speeds that improve the user experience.
However, the internal storage of both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 is the same. Both the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 12 offer a variety of storage options for different customer needs. The options offered for both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 are: 64GB and 4GB RAM, 128 GB and 4GB RAM, and 256GB and 4GB RAM. Also, both iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 don’t have space for an extra card slot.
Battery performance is essential criteria when looking at different phones. Bothe the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 support fast charging, where it is 50% charged within 30 minutes. Although, the iPhone 11 has 18W fast charging, while the iPhone 12 has 20W fast charging. Also, both iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 feature fast wireless charging, so you don’t have to be tied long, or by a cord.
A defining difference between the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 is the battery capacity. The iPhone 12 only features a 2815 mAh battery, which is less than the battery strength of the iPhone 11. As a result, the iPhone 11’s 3110 mAh battery wins the performance round.
A good camera is an essential ingredient to any phone. When it comes to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 in terms of the quality of the camera, they are almost identical in specifications. Both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 have 2 camera lenses for wide and ultra wide capture. The wide camera lens is 12 megapixels, and the ultra-wide camera lens is also 12 megapixels. Both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 also feature 4K video capturing. As a result, there is no winner, since both are have similar camera quality and lenses.
Both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 are high-power phones; however, there is really no distinct difference between both of them. The iPhone surely boasts faster user experience due to its advanced A14 bionic chipset; however, in the grander picture, it doesn’t cause that much difference from the iPhone 11. Both iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 have the same storage and RAM capacity and camera. The iPhone 11 even wins in terms of battery, and it has more variety in colour. Moreover, the price difference (£300 difference) is too high for the minimum difference between both phones. Therefore, the iPhone 11 would be highly recommended, for all the previous reasons.