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iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12: What’s the difference?

Phone advice | by Denise Timmis | Aug 09, 2022

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12: What’s the difference?

Which should I buy iPhone 11 or 12?

Wanting to upgrade your phone or simply want something fresh? Not wanting to spend a fortune on the latest smartphones? We have you covered with our iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models. But which one should you go for? Its time for comparing phone stats. Whether it’s camera quality, battery life, or design that’s the Apple of your eye, find everything you need to know here. We’ll compare all the features and functionalities so that you can choose the right handset. Let's look at iphone 11 for sale, iphone 12 and iphone 12 pro deals now.

Let's get into it!


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Is iPhone 12 bigger than iPhone 11?

The 11 model is by far the cheaper of the two options, and although only being one year older than the iPhone 12, it still performs just as well if not better in some aspects. With stunning rounded corners and a beatufiul curved design, experience cinematic quality images on a phone with a 6" screen which you can recieve in a selection of colours some including black, green, purple and red.

The iPhone 12 is exactly the same. Sporting those rounded corners, stunning curved design and a 6" screen. And again, this phone is available in the same selection of colours like red, purple, green and black. 

It is slightly disapointing there is no change in the iPhone 12's screen and design qualitities considering it is a year newer. And because there is such a significant price difference between the two phones, we think the iPhone 11 is a clear winner here, being cheaper but the same quality as the newer device. 

   

iPhone 11 

iPhone 12  

Height  

5.95 inches (150.9mm) 

5.78 inches (146.7 mm)  

Width  

2.98 inches (75.7 mm) 

2.82 inches (71.5 mm)  

Depth  

0.33 inch (8.3mm) 

0.29 inch (7.4 mm)  

Weight  

6.84 ounces (194g) 

5.78 ounces (164 grams)  

Verdict: iPhone 11

 

Does iPhone 12 have a good display compared to 11?

Again, the two devices are very similar in terms of screen and display. The 11 offers a liquid retina HD display with trie tone display, wide colour display and haptic touch. 

The iPhone 12 still has all these qualitities, only one difference is that the 12 has a super retina XDR display. 

  • Liquid Retina HDR Display - Great for high dynamic range content with stunning videos and true to life details.
  • Super Retina XDR Display - Delivers a broad range of dark and light photos allowing you to see true colours clearer. 

Both these screens offer stunning colour, brightness, and black levelling however the Super Retina Display is slightly better is more compelling visuals. And so because of that, this round goes to the iPhone 12.

   

iPhone 11 

iPhone 12 

Screen display 

HD 6.1-inch LCD display 

Super Retina XDR, 6.1-inch OLED display  

Features  

True Tone display, wide colour display (P3), Haptic Touch, 120Hz refresh rate 

True Tone display, wide colour display (P3), Haptic Touch, 120Hz refresh rate 

Brightness and resolution 

1792-by-828-pixel resolution at 326 ppi, 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical), 625 nits max brightness (typical) 

2532-by-1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi, 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical), 625 nits max brightness (typical), 1200 nits max brightness (HDR) 

Verdict: iPhone 12

 

Is iPhone 11 camera better?

The older model delivers great target exposure with great dyanmic range especially in outdoor scenes. With high levels of contrast, experience a stunning mix of dark and light images, no matter your environment. 

The iPhone 12 has powerful dial camera systems with ultra wide and wide camera options, making it perfect for bringing i more surrounding detail. 

Both cameras have a 12MP main sensor, so realistically the cameras are the same, they both offer dynamic range, zoom, HDR and many other features, and so, considering there is no camera change in the iPhone 12, we have to give this round to the older phone.

   

iPhone 11 

iPhone 12 

Lenses  

Dual 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1.8µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS  

12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.6", Six-element lens (Wide), five-element lens (Ultra Wide) 

  

Dual 12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS  

12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.6", Seven-element lens (Wide), five-element lens (Ultra Wide) 

Features  

2 x optical zoom out, 5 x digital zoom, Portrait mode (wide), Night mode (wide), Deep Fusion (wide), Panorama (up to 63MP), True Tone flash, Smart HDR, Burst mode, Smart HDR 

2 x optical zoom out, 5 x digital zoom, Portrait mode, Night mode, Deep Fusion, Panorama (up to 63MP), True Tone flash, Smart HDR, Burst mode, Smart HDR

Video  

4k video @24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, slo-mo, time-lapse, stereo sound rec. 

4K HDR (up to 30fps), 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, slo-mo, time-lapse, stereo sound rec.  

Verdict: The iPhone 11. 

 

Is the iPhone 11 better than the 12?

So we have taken a look at the important specs between the two devices, as you can see there are many similarities between thew two phones, the only major difference is the iPhone 12's improved display. Although the iPhone 12 is newer it's disapointing that the 12 has no major upgrades we can look forward too. The iPhone 11 is still the best option for us, considering the 12 has very little changes (but a big price change). 

We have plenty of cheap iphone 11 phones on our website waiting for you. Make sure to check out our options now. We also have many of the latest iphone models too.


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Conclusion:

We hope you can now decide which phone is the one for you with our mobile comparison. Whichever device you choose, Envirofone ensures you get the best value for money, check out these old phones for sale now. We sell a variety of refurbished devices that are as good as new, for a fraction of the price. Buy your device from us, and we’ll deliver it the very next day free of charge. We’ll even protect it with a 12-month warranty for peace of mind. Maybe you are considering the switch to an 11? You can sell iphone 12 over on Envirofone Trade now!

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