Apple iPhone 12 models - comparison, specs, and which one is best for you11
iPhone 12 models
Apple has unveiled four new iPhones, the most new devices we've been ever treated to at a single time, and the opportunities for upgrade are now seemingly more than ever. The affordable iPhone 12 is now available in two sizes that are perfectly suited to cater to any taste, whereas the more feature-rich Pro models are now larger than ever and, naturally, come along with all the top features Apple has in its arsenal. The iPhone 12 Pro Max stands out as the most advanced new iPhone, though its price is also higher than its brethren.
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With so many iPhone users around, it's more than natural that those flaunting an older model would find the new iPhone 12 series appealing. Despite the fact that the new iPhones don't come with 120Hz displays, which is a very nice feature to have, now is arguably the best time to upgrade your older device to the new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max: all iPhones come with one of the fastest and most efficient chips, have OLED displays, versatile camera setups, and finally, incorporate arguably the best design Apple has ever come up with, a nostalgic flashback to the iPhone 4/4s era.
But which iPhone 12 model should you buy? We are going to get to the bottom of this by evaluating each new model and making clear which new iPhone 12 phone is the right match for you.
iPhone 12 mini specs and overview
iPhone 12 mini summaryDon't let the "mini" moniker fool you: the iPhone 12 mini is just as adept as the iPhone 12 Pro/12 Pro Max thanks to the A14 Bionic chipset inside. Sure, there's only 4GB of RAM and the top models have 6, but that probably shouldn't be an issue as Apple's memory management is usually well-optimized.
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iPhone 12 specs and overview
iPhone 12 summaryThe iPhone 12 succeeds the iPhone 11, and subsequently, the iPhone XR as the 'affordable' iPhone in Apple's lineup. Yet, unlike the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR, which were pretty similar to one another, the iPhone 12 scores a new design, an OLED display, and 5G support. Just like the rest of the iPhone 12 lineup, the iPhone 12 comes with the 5nm A14 Bionic chipset, so there won't be any compromises in the performance aspect.
To say that the iPhone 12 is the best value-for-money new iPhone probably wouldn't be an overstatement. Aside from the better cameras, the iPhone 12 is extremely similar to the iPhone 12 Pro, which sells for a lot more. Seemingly, the iPhone 12 strikes the best balance between features and pricing. The iPhone 12 is available for preorder right now and officially hit the shelves October 23.
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iPhone 12 Pro specs and overview
iPhone 12 Pro summaryThe iPhone 12 Pro is the smaller of the two new high-end iPhones. While at first sight it looks pretty similar to the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro has a couple of strengths over the more affordable model. It has a 2x telephoto camera assisted by a LiDAR sensor for precise depth-measurement, both of which are absent on the cheaper models. The iPhone 12 Pro features a 6.1-inch display (a bit bigger than the 5.8" on the iPhone 11 Pro) and starts at a price of $1,000, and arrives in Apple's three signature colors: silver, graphite, and gold, as well as a fourth, brand new color option, a blue model. Storage for the base model is 128GB, and you can also buy a 256GB and a 512GB versions.
Prices start at $999 for the 128GB variant, $1099 for the 256GB option, and $1299 for the 512GB version, no matter if carrier-locked or SIM-free.
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iPhone 12 Pro Max specs and overview
iPhone 12 Pro Max summaryThe iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch screen (slightly larger than the 6.5" on the iPhone 11 Pro Max), and its base price is set at $1,100. It arrives in the same choice of colors: silver, graphite, gold and the new blue option, and it is also offered in the same storage capacities: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
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Best iPhone 12 deals in 2021
Check out the best deals on any of the iPhone 12 series by visiting the links below.
- Best iPhone 12 Pro Max deals at T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, BestBuy, or unlocked
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- Best iPhone 12 price and deals on T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, or unlocked
- Best iPhone 12 mini deals at Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and unlocked
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