Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
VS
Apple iPhone 12
VS
Screen

We are looking at the smartphone screen for a long time. Therefore, it is quite important to choose smartphone with rich and optimally saturated color gamut. Also, the most mature display technology used in smartphones must be safe (e.g., IPS or OLED).  Which is better between Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Apple iPhone 12.

Super Retina XDR OLED
Technology
Super Retina XDR OLED
capacitive touchscreen
Touchscreen
capacitive touchscreen
16M
Display colors
16M
6.7
Screen size
6.1" inc
109.8 cm2
Screen area
90.2 cm2
19.5:9 (height:width)
Screen format
19.5:9 (height:width)
87.4%
Screen to body ratio
86.0%
2778×1284 px
Screen resolution
1170 x 2532 px
458 ppi
PPI /points per inch/
460 PPI
Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Screen protection
Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Dolby Vision. Wide color (P3) True-tone. HDR10. Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. 800 nits (typical) 1200 nits (max).
Other
Dolby Vision. Wide color gamut. True-tone. HDR10. 625 nits (typ). 1200 nits (peak).
Camera and Video

The smartphone camera plays significant role - it is one of several factors that determine the quality of a digital photo. When compare the smartphones, it is necessary to account megapixels on sensors of the primary and front facing cameras, and also availability of the flash and video-shooting option. Let's see which is better between Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs  Apple iPhone 12.

12+12+12 MP
Rear camera, main
12 MP, Dual
12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, Sensor-shift OIS. 12 MP, f/2.2, 65mm (telephoto), 1/3.4'', 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2.5x optical zoom. 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6''. TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth). Sapphire crystal lens cover.
Camera specs
12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS -12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6''
Brighter True Tone flash with Slow Sync. Panorama (up to 63MP). Night mode (Ultra Wide, Wide). Photo geotagging. Auto image stabilization.
Functions
Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.
Video
[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 30fps), stereo sound rec.
[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec. Optical image stabilization. Audio zoom. Night mode Time-lapse. Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps. Playback zoom. Continuous autofocus video.
Front camera, selfie
12 MP, Dual
12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6'' SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Specifications
12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6'' SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
DxOMark Main Score
DxOMark Photo
DxOMark Video
DxOMark Selfie Score
Performance

Ok, who win? Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Apple iPhone 12. The smartphone must work fast. The higher the clock speed and the more RAM your smartphone has, the faster and better it can be. Also, you have to pay attention to the benchmark results. 

Apple iOS 14
Operating system OS
iOS 14
Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
Chipset
Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
Hexa Core, 3.1 GHz
Processor CPU
Hexa-core 2.99 GHz
Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Graphics processor GPU
Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
No
External memory
No
128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Internal memory
64GB, 128GB, 256GB
579778
Antutu 7 score
660038
GeekBench 4 Single Core
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core
GeekBench 4 RenderScript
572233
Antutu 8 score
578799
1590
GeekBench 5 Single Core
1588
3881
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
3677
GeekBench 4 Battery
General specs

Here is some information we have collected – from date of release and battery capacity to weight and color gamut of the smartphones. It is time to pick the winner. What is the difference between Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Apple iPhone 12.

2020, October 13
Release date
2020, October 13
160.8 Х 78.1 Х 7.4 mm
Dimensions (HxWxD)
146.7 Х 71.5 Х 7.4 mm
228 g
Weight
164 g
Gold, Silver, Graphite, Pacific Blue
Colors
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
3687 mAh. Li-Ion, non-removable
Battery
2775 mAh, Li-Ion, non-removable
$1099
Approximate price
$1099
Video playback: Up to 17 hours. Video playback (streamed): Up to 11 hours. Audio playback: Up to 65 hours.
Battery life
Video playback: Up to 15 hours. Video playback (streamed): Up to 10 hours. Audio playback: Up to 50 hours.
Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel frame
Body build
Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
Communication and Connectivity

As a result of comparison Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max and Apple iPhone 12 , you understand what device is better and what is worst. Below are parameters and data sets which were used for analysis and comparison.

Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM). Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China
SIM card
Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Network
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Speed
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Yes
GPRS
Yes
Yes
Edge
Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Yes
NFC
Yes
Lightning, USB 2.0
USB
Lightning, USB 2.0
5.0, A2DP, LE
Bluetooth
5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
Music and Audio
Yes
Radio
No
No
Headphone jack
No
Others
Other features