[SOLVED] : iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro or 12 Pro Max: which model to choose?

The new iPhone 12 is finally official. In total, Apple offers four models: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. But which one to choose?

No way for Apple to miss the 5G train. The American giant launched on October 13, 2020 a new range of iPhone 12 (all compatible with the network of tomorrow) undoubtedly the most complete in its history.

With four models, Apple is casting a wide net and intends to impose its new iPhone 12 as the benchmark for 5G smartphones. But with such a rich new range, it’s hard to navigate. Between the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, there is something for all tastes and budgets. We therefore suggest that you see it a little more clearly.

iPhone 12 mini iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
Dimensions 131,5 x 64,2 x 7,4 mm 146,7 x 71,5 x 7,4 mm 146,7 x 71,5 x 7,4 mm 160,8 x 78,1 x 7,4 mm
Weight 133 g 162 g 187 g 226 g
Waterproofing IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68
Screen OLED 5,4” Super Retina XDR (2340 x 1080 pixels)
HDR
True Tone
Haptic Touch
Contrast 2,000,000: 1
Max brightness 1200 nits
DCI-P3 Coverage
OLED 6,1” Super Retina XDR (2340 x 1170 pixels)
HDR
True Tone
Haptic Touch
Contrast 2,000,000: 1
Max brightness 1200 nits
DCI-P3 Coverage
OLED 6,1” Super Retina XDR (2340 x 1170 pixels)
HDR
True Tone
Haptic Touch
Contrast 2,000,000: 1
Max brightness 1200 nits
DCI-P3 Coverage
OLED 6,7” Super Retina XDR (2340 x 1170 pixels)
HDR
True Tone
Haptic Touch
Contrast 2,000,000: 1
Max brightness 1200 nits
DCI-P3 Coverage
Audio No 3.5mm jack
Two stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
No 3.5mm jack
Two stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
No 3.5mm jack
Two stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
No 3.5mm jack
Two stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
Puce A14 Bionic
Apple GPU
A14 Bionic
Apple GPU
A14 Bionic
Apple GPU
A14 Bionic
Apple GPU
Storage 64, 128 or 256 Go 64, 128 or 256 Go 128, 256 or 512 Go 128, 256 or 512 Go
RAM NC NC NC NC
Drums NC NC NC NC
Recharge Charge rapide 18 W
MagSafe up to 15 W
Qi up to 7.5 W
Charge rapide 18 W
MagSafe up to 15 W
Qi up to 7.5 W
Charge rapide 18 W
MagSafe up to 15 W
Qi up to 7.5 W
Charge rapide 18 W
MagSafe up to 15 W
Qi up to 7.5 W
Biometrics Easy Face ID recognition Easy Face ID recognition Easy Face ID recognition Easy Face ID recognition
Camera – Grand-angle 26 mm (f/1,6) ; capteur de 12 Mpx (photosite de 1,4 μm); Dual Pixel ; PDAF ; Sensor-shift OIS
– Ultra wide-angle 13 mm (f / 2.4 mm); 120 ° field of view; 12 Mpx sensor 2x optical zoom, 5x digital
Night mode
Smart HDR 3
Deep Fusion

4K HDR Dolby Vision video recording at 30 fps

– Grand-angle 26 mm (f/1,6) ; capteur de 12 Mpx (photosite de 1,4 μm); Dual Pixel ; PDAF ; Sensor-shift OIS
– Ultra wide-angle 13 mm (f / 2.4 mm); 120 ° field of view; 12 Mpx sensor 2x optical zoom, 5x digital
Night mode
Smart HDR 3
Deep Fusion

4K HDR Dolby Vision video recording at 30 fps

– Grand-angle 26 mm (f/1,6) ; capteur de 12 Mpx (photosite de 1,4 μm); Dual Pixel ; PDAF ; Sensor-shift OIS
– Ultra wide-angle 13 mm (f / 2.4 mm); 120 ° field of view; 12 Mpx sensor
– 52mm telephoto lens (f / 2); 12 Mpx sensor (1 / 3.4 ″; 1 μm photosite); PDAF, OIS, 2x / 4x optical zoom
– Scanner LiDARApple ProRAW
Night mode
Smart HDR 3
Deep Fusion
Portraits in night mode with LiDAR

4K HDR Dolby Vision video recording at 60fps

– Grand-angle 26 mm (f/1,6) ; capteur de 12 Mpx (photosite de 1,7 μm); Dual Pixel ; PDAF ; Sensor-shift OIS
– Ultra wide-angle 13 mm (f / 2.4); 120 ° field of view; 12 Mpx sensor
– 65mm telephoto lens (f / 2.2); 12 Mpx sensor (1 / 3.4 ″; 1 μm photosite); PDAF, OIS, 2.5x / 5x optical zoom, digital zoom up to 12x
– Scanner LiDARApple ProRAW
Night mode
Smart HDR 3
Deep Fusion
Portraits in night mode with LiDAR

4K HDR Dolby Vision video recording at 60fps

Front camera 23mm wide-angle lens (f / 2.2)
2x optical zoom, night mode
23mm wide-angle lens (f / 2.2)
2x optical zoom, night mode
23mm wide-angle lens (f / 2.2)
2x optical zoom, night mode
23mm wide-angle lens (f / 2.2)
2x optical zoom, night mode
YOU iOS 14 iOS 14 iOS 14 iOS 14
Connectivity 5G
Wi ‑ Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2 × 2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
Puce Ultra Wideband
NFC
5G
Wi ‑ Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2 × 2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
Puce Ultra Wideband
NFC
5G
Wi ‑ Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2 × 2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
Puce Ultra Wideband
NFC
5G
Wi ‑ Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2 × 2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
Puce Ultra Wideband
NFC
THE Head SAR: 0.99 W / kg
DAS tronc: 0.99 W / kg
DAS member: 3.85 W / kg
Head SAR: 0.99 W / kg
DAS tronc: 0.99 W / kg
DAS member: 3.8 W / kg
Head SAR: 0.99 W / kg
DAS tronc: 0.99 W / kg
DAS member: 3.85 W / kg
Head SAR: 0.99 W / kg
DAS tronc: 0.99 W / kg
DAS member: 3.85 W / kg
Colors Black, White, Green, Blue, Product RED Black, White, Green, Blue, Product RED Gold, Silver, Pacific Blue, Graphite Gold, Silver, Pacific Blue, Graphite
Release date November 13, 2020
Pre-orders: November 6, 2020
23 october 2020
Pre-orders: October 16, 2020
23 october 2020
Pre-orders: October 16, 2020
November 13, 2020
Pre-orders: November 6, 2020
Price From 809 €

€ 749.00 AT AMAZON

From 909 €

€ 789.00 AT CDISCOUNT

From 1159 €

1 139,00 € CHEZ RED BY SFR

From 1259 €

1 239,00 € CHEZ RED BY SFR

iPhone 12: everything in balance

This is the flagship model presented by Apple during its keynote. The iPhone 12 therefore succeeds the iPhone 11 and lays the foundations for the entire range. Like every year, the new iPhone has a brand new chip, here the A14 Bionic promising top performance.

The photo module is also improving. The iPhone 12 embeds a new duo of 12-megapixel sensors with a wide-angle lens and an ultra-wide angle, both benefiting from a larger aperture. Apple has above all improved digital processing and developed new shooting modes. The iPhone 12 will also delight videographers since it can film in 4K HDR Dolby Vision at 60 fps.

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But the biggest change of this iPhone 12 is in its design. A little more compact and lighter than its predecessor, it has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display. Above all, its lines have been revised and corrected and are clearly inspired by the iPhone 4. The aluminum frame is covered with Ceramic Shield, an ultra-resistant material making the iPhone 12 “the most solid 5G smartphone in the world”.

Finally, note that the iPhone 12 incorporates MagSafe technology, the new magnetic wireless charging system developed by Apple.

Available from 909 euros (64 GB) it is available in 5 colors: Black, White, Green, Blue and Product RED. It will therefore be suitable for those who do not wish to invest more than 1000 euros, rather amateurs of large screens and whose photography needs are not those of a professional. A very complete product therefore and perfectly balanced.

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iPhone 12 mini: for lovers of compact smartphones

No need to dwell on the technical characteristics of the iPhone 12 mini since they are in all points identical to those of the iPhone 12. With this model, Apple wants to appeal to fans of compact smartphones.

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Very light (133 g) and smaller (131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm), it has a Super Retina XDR OLED screen like its brother. However, its diagonal changes to 5.4 ”. By reducing the size of the notch dedicated to Face ID, Apple has even managed to integrate a screen of this diagonal in a 4.7-inch format. It’s more or less that of the last iPhone SE. Impressive. Like the iPhone 12 it is of course IP68 certified.

This concentrate of technology is the most affordable of the family. The iPhone 12 mini is offered from 809 euros (64 GB) and is also available in black, white, blue, green and Product RED. No need to draw you a picture, this model is definitely intended for lovers of small smartphones. On the market, it is the only 5G model to display such dimensions.

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iPhone 12 Pro: the best of the best in a content format

Like last year, the iPhone 12 Pro is aimed at an audience for whom the smartphone is at the center of their life. If its design looks identical to that of the iPhone 12, it consists of a metal frame and not aluminum. A small privilege of the premium model.

The rest of the datasheet is the same: same 6.1 inch screen, same MagSafe charging system, same A14 Bionic chip. The major differences therefore lie in the photo module.

© Apple

In addition to the two sensors found on the iPhone 12, the Pro version has a telephoto lens (optical zoom up to 4x with a step at 2x) and above all a LiDAR scanner. The latter, inaugurated with the iPad Pro (2020), improves the speed of autofocus, portraits and night photos.

In short, the iPhone 12 Pro is a better equipped iPhone 12 in photos. Something to appeal to creatives who do not necessarily want to bother with an iPhone 12 Pro Max, certainly better equipped, but really bigger.

The iPhone 12 Pro is offered from 1159 euros, the same price as its predecessor. Apple increases the storage capacity as a bonus since the basic version has 128 GB of memory. It comes in four colors: Gold, Silver, Pacific Blue and Graphite.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max: the ultimate

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is without a doubt (to use the words of the brand) the best iPhone ever made by Apple. In reality, the differences with the iPhone 12 Pro are quite slim. The design is in all respects the same, the integrated chip is obviously the A14 Bionic and the screen is based on a Super Retina XDR OLED panel, here with a diagonal of 6.7 inches.

© Apple

You will therefore have understood that fans of giant screens will have them for their account. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is arguably the best iPhone model this year for multimedia. But not only.

Apple has also equipped it with slightly different photo sensors than the iPhone 12 Pro. If the two main ones do not change, the telephoto lens can zoom up to 5x with a step at 2.5x. The lens aperture is larger to capture more light, allowing you to shoot better night shots. Obviously LiDAR completes the whole, with the advantages that this represents.

Like its predecessor, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is sold from 1259 euros in 128 GB version (basic model). It is also available in Gold, Silver, Pacific Blue and Graphite. It undoubtedly embodies the most successful model for photographers, videographers, content creators, video and game enthusiasts.

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Finally, note thatApple no longer provides power adapters in the boxes of all of its iPhones. An ecological approach ensures the brand. Let’s admit. In France, headphones are well supplied, with legislation obliging all manufacturers to deliver their smartphones with a hands-free kit.

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