iPhone 12 Vs iPhone X

iPhone 12
iPhone 12 Starting from £266.18
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iPhone X
iPhone X Starting from £172.82
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iPhone 12 iPhone X


iPhone 12 iPhone X
Width 71.5 mm 70.9 mm
Height 147.7 mm 143.6 mm
Weight 164 g 174 g
Thickness 7.4 mm 7.7 mm
Volume 78.15 cm³ 78.4 cm³


iPhone 12 iPhone X
Resolution 1170 x 2532 px 1125 x 2436 px
Density 460 ppi 458 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 5.8 inches


iPhone 12 iPhone X
Battery capacity 2815 mAh* 2716 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 X
Maximum storage 256 GB 256 GB
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 3 GB
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 12 iPhone X
Front camera resolution 12 MP 7 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 X
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 3

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iPhone X vs iPhone 12 Comparison

iPhone X vs iPhone 12

Hestitating between an iPhone 12 and an iPhone X to replace your current smartphone? Or upgrading from the X to the 12? It's hard to choose between these two high-performance models, as there are many similarities.

In terms of photography, for example, they both offer quite impressive qualities. But when it comes to battery life, charging and chip power, the gap is pretty apparent. 

iPhone 12, the more powerful smartphone

The iPhone 12 is one of Apple's latest models and is a top-of-the-line smartphone. It has a great design and a 6.1-inch OLED screen that allows you to view your content comfortably.

But what really sets it apart from its competitor is its A14 Bionic chip. It's far more powerful than the A11 found in the iPhone X.

Another major difference is that the iPhone 12 is compatible with MagSafe induction charging, which is not the case with the iPhone X.

The iPhone 12 also offers greater battery life (up to 7 hours greater, in fact), and is the only one of the two that is 5G compatible. 

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iPhone X, the better deal

The iPhone X has a 5.8-inch OLED screen and a sleek, sober design similar to the iPhone 12. Moreover, it keeps the same 12MP dual-camera formula, the main difference being that you get a telephoto lens with the iPhone X instead of an ultrawide like with the iPhone 12.

Another key difference is the A11 chip (compared to A14 for the iPhone 12) and 3GB of RAM (compared to 4GB in the iPhone 12) which stop it from being as smooth-performing. This obviously translates into a price benefit though. The iPhone X is cheaper than the iPhone 12, and despite a few technical shortcomings, it offers a good deal for those who don't want to spend too much money on a new smartphone.

But beware: the iPhone X is older and will stop receiving iOS updates a few years before the iPhone 12.

If you're looking to take advantage of 5G speeds, the iPhone 12 is the way to go. The same is true if you are looking for a very powerful smartphone. For users who are a little less demanding and interested in a more affordable price, the iPhone X is ideal. It offers a good compromise between top-tier technology and affordable pricing.

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