A few days back Apple announced the release of its latest four smartphones- The iPhone 12 series which includes iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini. Apple launched its 12 series smartphones through their official website and YouTube channel on live streaming. So here’s the buyer’s guide for you and throughout this article, I will help you in choosing your perfect iPhone and also my reviews on it.

What are the common features of iPhone 12 series?

For me, the Pro models are much more premium in appearance. All these four models run on the A14 chip. They are powered by the next-generation Neural engine. They run on the concept of 5G network and are compatible making it a perfect iPhone.

Even they all are similar in design structure; there are variations in all the four models in term of final finishing and the rear camera lens. All four models possess a similar square design.

While all the previously released models including SE which functions on Touch Identification (Touch ID), the latest 12 series works on Face Identification (Face ID) technology.

The 12 series have an added quality of being dustproof and IP68 water-resistant. They are also manufactured with an OLED display panel with Hapatic and True Tone but the resolution varies according to each model.

The main distinguishing specs are listed below:

i) Similar square design for all the four models
ii) A14 chip
iii) 5G Network
iv) Same quality front camera
v) OLED display

What are the distinguishing features of apple 12 series models?

Although the 12 series smartphones have many similarities, they also differ from each other in some of its unique features.

Size of the display

iPhone 12 Pro Max is the biggest and largest among making it as the most perfect iPhone among all the four models in my view. It has a display size of 6.7 inches while having a resolution of 2778 x 1284 pixels, 458ppi.

Coming down to iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 both shares the same screen display of 6.1-inches with resolutions of 2532 x 1170 pixels, 460ppi.
iPhone 12 Mini is the smallest phone among the four models. It has a display size of 5.4-inches and is built with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, 476ppi.

While inspecting all the four models these are the differences that caught my attention in case of the display size. But don’t worry they are all built with same display tech and their pixel densities are also similar. The major difference is only in the size. So choose which size matches your perfect iPhone.

Display size chart of iPhone 12 series

i) iPhone 12 Pro Max: 6.7 inches

ii) iPhone 12 Pro: 6.1-inches

iii) iPhone 12: 6.1-inches

iv) iPhone 12 Mini: 5.4-inches

Variation in physical size

All the four models vary in relation to the physical size. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are similar in size and weight although iPhone 12 Pro is a little bit heavier than iPhone 12.

iPhone 12 Max Pro is the heaviest and largest among the other models. Meanwhile, the iPhone Mini is considered as the lightweight option in this series.

Here’s the weight chart of the four models. Choose your perfect iPhone considering the weight aspect:

i) iPhone 12 Pro Max: 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4mm, 228g

ii) iPhone 12 Pro: 146.7 x 71.1 x 7.4mm, 189g

iii) iPhone 12: 146 x 71.5 x 7.4mm, 164g

iv) iPhone 12 Mini: 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4mm, 135g

Considering the storage options

If your perfect iPhone should top in case of storage option, then you should go for iPhone 12 Pro Max or iPhone 12 Pro as they have the highest of 512GB storage facility. They are also available with storage of 128GB and 256GB.

While the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini comes with 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage.

Storage chart of iPhone 12 series:

i) iPhone 12 Pro Max/ 12 Pro: 128GB, 256GB & 512GB
ii) iPhone 12/Mini: 64GB, 128GB & 256GB

Camera quality

Apple always stays unique due to its camera quality and it is also one of the major distinguishing factors in the 12 series. iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro have a triple rear camera. Both these models have a 12-megapixel telephoto camera, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera which any photography enthusiast would desire to have for their perfect iPhone.

Meanwhile iPhone 12 and Mini have a dual rear camera consisting of a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle and 12-megapixel wide-angle camera. We could expect images to be of the same clarity and resolution from these two models.

iPhone 12 Pro Max’s telephoto lens is comparatively new, while iPhone 12 Pro is well equipped with a telephoto lens having a 4x optical zoom and f/2.0 aperture. iPhone 12 Pro Max is much efficient in low light as they possess a sensor-shift stabilization on their new lens. The iPhone Pro models also consist of the new innovative LIDAR sensor for augmenting reality.

Colour variants available for the 12 series

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with Pacific Blue, Graphite, Gold and some Silver options are also available.

Meanwhile, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini are available in much more variety of colour options including Green, White, Gold, Graphite and some other Red colour variants.


As you have already gone through all the features and options of the 12 series, you could expect a variation in their pricing also. Apple had revealed its price details through their official website.

iPhone 12 Pro models are listed on the elite option as they are the most costly buy among these models. If you’re looking for a comparatively cheaper option among the 12 series, then you should go for iPhone Mini.

iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-booking starts on 6 November and closes on 13 November. It’s pricing starts at $1099. While iPhone 12 Pro and 12, pre-orders start on October 16 and will go on sale from October 23. iPhone 12 Pro price starts at $999 while the iPhone 12 starts at $799.

iPhone 12 Mini is the cheapest buy in the 12 series at pricing starts at $699. The pre-order will start from Nov 6 and the model will be available from Nov 13.

So that was all about the specs, features and pricing about Apple 12 series. Hope you now have a clear idea on which iPhone 12 series model suits your need and meet the budget for your perfect iPhone.

Considering all the above features, which 12 series model caught your attention the most? Let us know in the comments.

Joshna Sharon Johnson
An average girl believes hard work and patience make everything possible.

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