iPhone 12 Vs iPhone 13

iPhone 12
iPhone 12 Starting from £278.65
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iPhone 13
iPhone 13 Starting from £333.25
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iPhone 12 iPhone 13


iPhone 12 iPhone 13
Width 71.5 mm 71.5 mm
Height 147.7 mm 146.7 mm
Weight 164 g 174 g
Thickness 7.4 mm 7.6 mm
Volume 78.15 cm³ 79.72 cm³


iPhone 12 iPhone 13
Resolution 1170 x 2532 px 1170 x 2532 px
Density 460 ppi 460 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 6.1 inches


iPhone 12 iPhone 13
Battery capacity 2815 mAh* 2815 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power


iPhone 12 iPhone 13
Maximum storage 256 GB 512 GB
Number of processor cores 6 6
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 4 GB
5G support Yes Yes
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 12 iPhone 13
Front camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


iPhone 12 iPhone 13
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 2

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iPhone 12 vs iPhone 13 Comparison

iPhone 12 vs 13

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 are similar in many ways. For example, their design is very similar, as is their performance. To decide between them, you need to look at their battery life. One of them stands out clearly, allowing you to choose between the two smartphones as an obvious choice.

The iPhone 12, a versatile model

With its high-quality 6.1-inch OLED display, the iPhone 12 is a particularly high-end model. Its successor, the iPhone 13, continues this trend with a similar screen but slightly larger thanks to the reduction of the notch on the front. In terms of performance, the iPhone 12 is still one of the most accomplished on the market. It is fluid to use on all applications including multitasking. It is therefore not really different from the 13 too. In photography, it's hard to tell them apart. The iPhone 13 is slightly better in low light conditions, but the difference in quality is minimal, and you will appreciate both handsets during everyday use.  

The iPhone 13, upgraded technology

The technical characteristics of the iPhone 13 are slightly better than those of its predecessor. Its screen is better calibrated, giving you better readability, even in sunlight. It also features Apple's new A15 Bionic chip for improved performance and fluidity. It is however heavier than the iPhone 12. This is due to the larger battery. You do get better battery life as a result, but the trade off is the heavier weight but just by a little bit. It is also slightly larger, taking up more space in your pocket. It also takes longer to charge, averaging 90 minutes compared to about 75 minutes for the iPhone 12.

Are you particularly concerned about the battery life of your smartphone? Then the iPhone 13 is your best bet. It is also able to withstand an average of 9 hours of additional use compared to the iPhone 12, which may be better suited to your daily needs. Otherwise, the iPhone 12 is still an excellent smartphone, the performance differences between these two models are minimal, allowing you to enjoy the best of Apple's features no matter which iPhone you decide to go with.

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