iPhone 12 Vs iPhone 11 Differences : Whether You Should Upgrade Or Not

By Gustavo 1

With the new launch of iPhone 12 series that starts with the iPhone mini to the grand iPhone 12 Pro Max has the users again thinking about the differences and wondering whether they should upgrade to iPhone 12 from iPhone 11. If yes, then what are the additional features iPhone 12 has to offer that are a step ahead than iPhone 11. Here let’s talk about all the features that make the iPhone 12 series different from the iPhone 11 series and is it really worth upgrading.

iPhone 12 Vs iPhone 11: Differences

Screen Size And Design

The iPhone 12 series has four models- iPhone 12 Mini has a 5.4 inch screen, iPhone 12 and 12 Pro both have 6.1 inch screens and iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 6.7 inch screen, while the three iPhone 11 devices iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have 6.1 inch, 5.8 inch and 6.5 inch screen respectively.

While the size of the screens of both the series is almost the same when compared, the major difference lies in the fact that iPhone 12 has OLED display in comparison to iPhone 11’s LCD one. iPhone 12 also has a magnetic backing to work with the new MagSafe chargers, which also allows it to connect to other accessories magnetically. iPhone 12 also comes without any raised buttons that were present in the iPhone 11 series.

However, a slight let-down for the users can be the fact that iPhone 11 was available in six colours while iPhone is available in five colours only.

Screen Refresh Rate

The phone feels faster and smoother with higher refresh rates. Both iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 refresh at the same rate i.e, 60 frames per second or 60HZ. While this is a tie between both the series, some other phones provide refresh rate up to 120HZ.


When it comes to camera capabilities, the iPhone 12 series has really upped the game, especially the pro models. iPhone 12 series offer Night mode captures that work with the selfie and the ultrawide camera as well. It also has HDR mode.

A fourth telephoto camera and a larger image sensor are the newest addition to the iPhone 12 Pro models. The iPhone 12 series, especially the Pro models are hands-down the winner when it comes to comparing the camera features.


Speaking of newer additions, all the models of iPhone 12 series offer the next-generation 5G cellular connectivity. The iPhone 11 lacks this feature.

Processing Speed And Battery Life

iPhone 12 comes with Apples A14 Bionic processor that gives faster speed, improves the browsing experience and camera in comparison to iPhone 11’s A13 Bionic processor. In the area of long-lasting battery life, some tests have proved that iPhone 12 lasts more than iPhone 11.


The iPhone 12 Mini is priced at $699, iPhone 12 costs $799, iPhone 12 Pro $999 and iPhone 12 Pro Max costs $1099. With the launch of iPhone 12 series the price of iPhone 11 has dropped to $599.

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By Gustavo
He is a senior writer at consideringapple.com. Gustavo has good knowledge about the online world (especially digital marketing) and loves to share ideas with visitors. He has a good experience of writing about Apple since he used every Apple products like iPhone, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Mac, etc.

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