What is the difference between iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro

What is the difference between iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro


Release year

In 2019, Apple announced its new professional iPhone 11 Pro model, which differed from the previous series with a better XDR display that supports more brightness—a new matte design on its back and a faster processor. A year after it, the more elegant iPhone 12 Pro appeared with flat moldings, a matte back again, a faster processor, better cameras, and the innovative magnetic MagSafe charging for smartphones. What exactly is better and does it make sense to get the newer model?


  • Display

Both models use the same XDR OLED panels with a brightness of 800 nits on average and a maximum achievable 1200 nits. However, the iPhone 12 Pro is 6.1-inch, while its older counterpart has a 5.8-inch panel. This small 0.3-inch difference gives the newer model a small resolution advantage. In the newer model, an additional ceramic coating was added to the display for better protection.

  • Processor

Both smartphones have super-fast 6-core processors, but the Apple A14 Bionic chipset on the iPhone 12 Pro has faster frequencies and is more optimized for power consumption. Another advantage of the newer model is that it has more RAM. The older 11 Pro model has 4GB, while the newer model has 6GB of RAM.

  • Memory

Internal memory standards change annually due to the high demand of consumers for better photos and videos. With the iPhone 11 Pro, we have a 64GB option for the lowest memory, then 256GB, and a maximum option of 512 GB. On the newer 12-series professional model - the lowest option is now 128GB, then we have 256GB and a maximum option of 512GB.

  • Camera

Apple is globally recognized for its smartphones having some of the best cameras built into a smartphone. Every year, the company makes noticeable improvements to the front and rear cameras of its phones. In the iPhone 11 Pro, we can find 12 MP cameras with a wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto sensor on the back, and a wide 12-megapixel camera on the front. This model was one of the first with improved shooting in the dark or the so-called “Night mode”, which significantly improves the quality of photos in places without light. A year later in 2020. Apple released the iPhone 12 Pro, which uses improved versions of the same three cameras on the back of the 11 Pro, but with an additional 3D Lidar sensor that scans all objects in front of the cameras for their depth. Working together between the three excellent cameras and the new sensor, photos in the dark with iPhone 12 Pro are now much more detailed than ever before. Both models use the same front cameras with a biometric Face ID sensor.

iPhone 11 Pro vs 12 Pro Camera Module

  • Colors

Apple has more than once surprised all smartphone users and these two models are the proof. Everyone was pleasantly surprised when 2019 announced the iPhone 11 Pro with an all-new glass back that's also elegantly matte with an anti-fingerprint coating. This innovation was carried over to the newer 12 Pro model but with a color swap. The iPhone 11 Pro is available in the following colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Midnight Green. In the newer series, the green color was replaced with Pacific Blue.

  • Design

While with most competing brands, we have various models and different looks and designs. With Apple, we get a design that's tried and tested, yet traditionally clean and elegant. This is exactly what we observe in the two models we compare. Clean, elegant, fast, and efficient models. Their design differences are minimal. With the iPhone 11 Pro, we have a smaller size with curved side bezels, while with the 12 Pro, the bezels are flat and the phone is 0.3 inches larger. An interesting fact is that despite its larger size of 6.1 inches and weight of 189 grams, the iPhone 12 Pro is thinner than its smaller predecessor, the iPhone 11 Pro with a size of 5.8 inches and a weight of 188 grams.

iPhone 12 Pro vs 11 Pro Design Differences

  • Battery

According to Apple, the smaller 11-series model can run up to 18 hours of video playback, while the larger and new 12 Pro model lasts an hour less, or 17 hours of video playback. This is to some extent due to its larger display and smaller battery, which is 2815 mAh, while in the 11 Pro, we have a battery with a capacity of 3046 mAh.

  • 5G Network

A small but very important difference for some people is the support of mobile networks. iPhone 11 Pro supports the 4G network, which has a download speed of 100 to 300 Mbit/s. While the iPhone 12 Pro supports the newer 5G network which supports 10 to 30 Gbit/s download speed. In other words, about 130 times faster internet download speed. The indicated speeds are approximate and require support from your mobile operator, as well as a very good range. Speeds are theoretical and yours may be lower or faster than stated.

Where can I find an iPhone?

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