Amidst the global shifts brought by the pandemic, Apple released its new iPhone 12 models last October (global release). The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available in Singapore on November 13. Are you excited?
Before upgrading to these iPhone 12 models, it is important to know the differences between the previous iPhone 11 models and the newly released ones. Knowing these information will help you decide whether an iPhone 12 is a worthy investment.
THE PRICE GAP
It comes as no surprise that the newest batch of iPhones are more expensive than its predecessors. According to the price comparison website iprice.sg, the cheapest iPhone 11 that you can buy in Singapore is S$649.99. While, the cheapest iPhone 12 is S$1198. There is a huge price gap between the two models. Expect to invest more money, if you are upgrading this year.
THE LIGHTER PHONE
The iPhone 12 models consist of iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. In comparison, iPhone 11 models only has three variations. iPhone 11 models consist of iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Both iPhone 12 and iPhone 11 are the same size. However, the former weighs an ounce less than the iPhone 11.
Let us go to the sizes. The iPhone 12 Mini is 5.4 inches, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are 6.1 inches, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max is 6.7 inches. The iPhone 11’s largest model is smaller in comparison. The iPhone 11 Pro Max boasts at 6.5 inches.
THE FASTER PROCESSING SPEED
The iPhone 12 offers a faster processing speed and an improved photography experience due to its A14 Bionic processor. The iPhone 11 only includes the Apple’s A13 Bionic processor. The upgrade in its processor is meant to future-proof your phone whereby it can handle later versions of iOS updates.
THE SUPERIOR CAMERA
Many Singaporeans are concerned about the phone’s camera abilities. As for the iPhone 12, its selfie camera now supports Smart HDR 3, Deep Fusion, Night Mode, and Night Mode Portrait shots. The improved HDR mode can be used for challenging scenes with dark and bright elements. This will boost your selfie game!
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini resembles the iPhone 11’s camera design with its regular, ultrawide, and selfie cameras. Do not fret! The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max got massive photography improvements, which include a larger image sensor and a fourth telephoto camera for more distant subjects. The iPhone Pro Max even extends to 2.5x zoom or a 65mm equivalent lens.
THE INTRODUCTION OF 5G
All iPhone 12 models have the next-generation 5G cellular connectivity. Having 5G entails that your phone can tap into the high-speed wireless networks on the go. This will be helpful when we are all free to travel. The iPhone 11 models were not equipped with the 5G connectivity.
THE ADDITION OF DEEP BLUE
The iPhone 12 models come in five colors: red, deep blue, green, white, and black. While the iPhone 11 comes in six colors: red, black, white, purple, green, and yellow. Both are IP68 rated for water-resistance and have no headphone jacks. Nonetheless, they have wireless charging capabilities and better screen displays.
iPhone 12 models have an OLED display, which is an upgrade to iPhone 11’s LCD display. The new screen is strengthened by ceramic. Moreover, the 12 has a completely flat design along the edges with no raised buttons. Lastly, the 12 has a magnetic backing to support the new MagSafe chargers and accessories.
The iPhone 12 models are superior in many ways! As you contemplate on which model suits you best, please watch this interesting video. It showcased how repairable an iPhone 12 is.