Perhaps you won’t think that the iPhone 12 and iPhone X can be compared too much. Their age difference is three years, which is roughly the same as how old a smartphone is. since smartphones have been evolving at a faster pace, there are going to be more people than usual who are upgrading to the iPhone X in the months to come. However, we think there’s a good case to be made for the iPhone 12 despite the iPhone 12 Pro appearing to be the logical replacement. As well as that, there are parallels to be found In the past year, Apple unveiled two major redesigns of its smartphones the iPhone 12 and the iPhone X. Those pioneers are still going strong in 2021, so how will they compare?
iPhone 12 vs iPhone X price and availability
It was partially Apple’s iPhone X that motivated users to upgrade their smartphones more frequently. With its $1000 / £1000 price tag, it was the first mainstream phone to push that price range, resulting in many users spending more money price of the 64GB model begins at $999 / £999 / AU$1,579 for the X that landed on November 3, 2017. You would have to spend $1,149 / £1,149 / AU$1,829 if you want to bump that up to 256GB (the only other size). An interesting fact about this iPhone is that it was one of the shortest-lived models ever. Due to the arrival of the more affordable iPhone XR alongside the iPhone XS in 2018, Apple discontinued the product line less than a year after its launch. Since the handset is so old and has only circulated for a brief period, it’s difficult to find a brand new one on third-party websites. October 23, 2020 was the date when the iPhone 12 was made available. Starts at $799 for the 64GB model, moving up to $849 for the 128GB model, and $949 for the 256GB model. This tells us that the iPhone 12 is actually cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S9 if we consider the launch price. The X’s flagship offering reassembled under the Pro name would ultimately become a rebranded version of the X.
In comparing these two phones, you’ll probably find that the design is where most of the attention lies. It is easy to forget what a radical departure the iPhone X was at launch with its longer display, minimal bezels, Face ID notch, and the absence of a Apple’s new iPhone 12 continues to echo the iPhone X’s design in each of these ways, while being very different from all the other angles. On the front, the iPhone X felt fresh, but the rounded metal rim looked similar to what was on the iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 6. As a matter of fact, in our original review, we noted that it reminded us of the iPhone 3G. The iPhone X’s premium price point was justified by its premium stainless steel, but the iPhone 12 is crafted from lower quality importantly, it adopts a flat-edge design language similar to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 that could easily be mistaken for the iOS 7. Although it is the sharper-looking of the two phones, it is more comfortable to hold due to its softer corners. In terms of dimensions, the iPhone 12 is taller by 3mm, wider by half a millimeter, and thinner by 0.3mm in comparison to the iPhone X. It is also lighter by 10g and thinner by 0.3mm. Apple has changed its design quite a bit in this area, as we said previously. While the iPhone 12 is less expensive, it comes with more modern manufacturing standards than its predecessor. In contrast to the iPhone X, the smartphone has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. In addition to the Ceramic Shield screen, the phone has a much tougher nano-crystalline glass body to prevent scratches and cracks. With the iPhone 12, you also have a lot more options when it comes to colors. On the iPhone X, you can only choose between dull old Space Gray and silver, while the iPhone 12 offers a range of colors including Black, White, Red, Green, and a gorgeous deep blue.
There are no noteworthy differences between the iPhone X and iPhone 12 other than the OLED displays. Both feature a Super Retina display with 458ppi and 460ppi resolutions. However, the iPhone 12 has a few advantages the competition cannot match. When compared to the iPhone X’s 5.8-inch equivalent, the Galaxy Note 8 measures 6.1 inches. A new feature of the iPhone 12 is the XDR name, which stands for “extreme dynamic range.” We often overlook it, but XDR stands for “extreme dynamic range.”. In contrast to its older brother, it has a brighter screen and is capable of producing a wider range of natural colors. It also has In the case of the iPhone 12, a 60Hz refresh rate is a bit disappointing given that both phones have a similar display. The rate had been expected to double to 120Hz, as has been the case for many Android phones. At the end of the day, it is just a fluid display like the one on the iPhone X. Even though these displays are three years apart, the difference between them is not a night and day difference. I find both models attractive in terms of design, but the iPhone 12 represents a subtle improvement in terms of size, brightness, It should be noted that Apple’s 3D Touch technology is now defunct, but appears to have survived in the iPhone X. The pressure-sensitive screen gimmick is no longer available in iOS, but you may be able to still find third-party apps that support it (and especially games).
The iPhone 12 scores its first significant win in the camera department, despite the differences being relatively minor and even subject to subjective assessment up to this point. Since the iPhone X was released in 2017, Apple’s camera technology has advanced at an astounding rate, to the point where the iPhone 12 is a far superior device It is possible that you wouldn’t consider it if you just looked at the specifications. The iPhone 12 and iPhone X both come with cameras paired with 12 MP sensors, the difference being that the iPhone 12 packs a wider f/1.6 aperture (in comparison to the iPhone X’s f/1.8 aperture), which allows more light to reach notable difference is the move to an ultra-wide sensor in the iPhone 12 versus the telephoto sensor that was used in the iPhone X. It is, in nutshell, the older phone that is better suited to zoomed shots, while the newer phone is better suited to wide-angle landscape photos. There’s a point at which the comparison stops being ‘interesting’ and starts to become impossible to make sense of. Because Apple has improved its image processing, and because hardware improvements (such as a larger image sensor with larger pixels) have improved the iPhone 12, users can now take sharper, brighter photos faster and more easily. With the addition of new standards such as Smart HDR 3, you will also enjoy a better dynamic range in the newer phone, so your photos will be more exposed and clear. Even better than the iPhone X’s Night Mode is Apple’s low light mode on the iPhone 12, and Apple recently announced that the low light mode has improved over the iPhone X. With the iPhone 12 you can take decent shots in low light, but with the iPhone X there is little point in trying. With the iPhone X, video recording gets a big boost thanks to Dolby Vision, which captures footage in a way better dynamic range than its older Apart from that, both cameras are capable of capturing 4K footage at 60 frames per second. Overall, it was one of the best cameras available in its time, but things have certainly moved on since then. It is guaranteed that you will see a dramatic improvement in your photos in all lighting conditions if you upgrade to an iPhone 12.
Specs and performance
These two phones have just as much of a performance gap between them as well. The iPhone X and its A11 Bionic chipset were very fast for the time, but it is far surpassed by the A14 Bionic inside the iPhone 12. With the A14, Apple has switched to a 5nm fabrication process, making it much smaller than the A11, which used a 10mm fabrication process. As a result, the newer chip has a far greater density of transistors, meaning that it will perform faster and use less energy. As a result of the new chip, memory bandwidth has drastically improved, clock speeds have increased by 25%, and the GPU is now incredibly powerful. A 3D game’s performance on the iPhone 12 is significantly improved. It is often set to use advanced settings, so it can run more fluidly. It also includes a 16-core Neural Engine instead of the A11’s dual core equivalent, enabling it to be much more powerful than the A11. Unlike the A11’s 600 billion operations each second, the A14’s 11 trillion operations each second is no match for the A11’s. We know that the iPhone X has 3GB of RAM, and that the iPhone 12 has 4GB of RAM, even though Apple does not reveal such information. Additionally, the newer phone will gain an advantage before the older phone, especially with things like multitasking, which require the phones to keep temporary data. There is such a huge difference between the performance of these two phones that you’ll almost certainly notice it when you move to the newer device, even with things like home screen navigation and launching the camera. Furthermore, the iPhone 12 will remain fast for several years to come, while the iPhone X will continue to lag behind over time. On the base models of both phones there is 64GB of storage, and on the top models it is 256GB. It makes Apple seem a little tight than it does on the iPhone 12, which makes the iPhone X look better. In addition to the 128GB option, the iPhone 12 has a 128GB middle option. In addition to the iPhone 12’s 5G connectivity, it also features 12-inch and 12-inch models. It will be possible to connect to super-fast network speeds with the newer phone if you live in an area that supports it.
There is a small difference between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone X, but it is not much. The two are nearly identical in capacity, each with 2,815mAh versus 2,716mAh. If we take into account the older phone’s smaller, slightly dimmer display and its lack of 5G (which takes up a lot of battery life), then there doesn’t seem to be as much advantage as there otherwise might be. Apple states that the iPhone 12 will play music for 65 hours and the iPhone X will play music for 60 hours, so the former, with a more efficient chip, can likely track longer playback times. Compared to older iPhones similar to the iPhone X, we found the iPhone 12 to be quite durable. The iPhone 12 and iPhone X are capable of lasting 16-18 hours of heavy usage, while the iPhone 12 has been reported to last up to 12 hours. These use case scenarios aren’t exactly the same, but they give you an idea of how a system would look like. The iPhone 12 will generally have more battery life than the iPhone 11, even if you use them towards the end of a light to moderate day of usage. It is also important to consider the impact of 5G You will drain your phone’s battery quickly if you switch between 4G and 5G networks when using the newer model. This isn’t an issue the iPhone X has to deal with. In addition, the iPhone 12 supports fast wired charging up to 20 watts, while the iPhone X can only reach 15 watts. The iPhone 12 and iPhone X, for example, both support Qi wireless charging, but the iPhone 12 uses a faster 15W standard while the iPhone X runs at Although we recommend iPhone X users keep the slow charger that came with their phone, upgraders are still recommended to hang on to their slow chargers. Possibly to reduce its carbon footprint and to cut costs (or depending on how cynical you want to be), the iPhone 12 does not come with a power source of any kind. In addition to the MagSafe feature, there is another important one for the iPhone 12. Rather than using the old MacBook magnetic charging standard, Apple has adapted it for its iPhone family, giving you wireless charging with increased stickiness. In addition to the smartphone case, the wallet is also compatible with snap-on wallets and NFC-enhanced cases. However, it remains to be seen if the feature is useful beyond the novelty value.
There’s no doubt in my mind that the iPhone 12 is a superior phone to the iPhone X in just about No matter whether you like the more angular look of the newer phone (which we do), it’s quicker, lighter, has a larger screen, and has a much more sophisticated camera than previous models. Additionally, 5G networks will also be available to you as soon as you gain access to them, and your battery life will always be better on the newer phone. For its time, the iPhone X was a very innovative smartphone, and many of its advanced features are still in use today, such as a front-filling OLED display, Face ID authentication, wireless charging, a fast processor, and a decent dual lens camera. In addition, the iPhone 12 is perfectly positioned to replace this model in your pocket as it is approaching the end of its useful life. With its incredible price point and the fact that it won’t cost you as much as the iPhone X back in the day, it’s more than a no-brainer