iPhone 12 5G Has Arrived - Is It Better Than Your iPhone 11?

  • Price
  • Camera
  • Design, Display, Performance, and Battery

There is no doubt that Apple has already marked its name in the tech industry--especially its iPhone serieses. With the shelves of iPhone units customers can choose from, deciding what to buy has always been a bit difficult and frustrating. This adds to the fact that newer models are released from time to time, and this year, the spotlight stealer is no other than Apple’s newly released iPhone 12 5G.

But is it worth the price?

Two of the most recent released iPhone models are iPhone 11 and iPhone 12. In this article, we will be providing you a clear comparison of the two units to help you in deciding which among the two handsets best fits you. We will take a look at it on the vital specifications which are considered in choosing a model such as affordability, design, and user interface which are critical in making a decision to buy. 

What’s inside?

iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 Comparison

  • Price
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Design, Display, Performance, and Battery

Price

Basically, newer models’ prices are higher than the older ones. The prices for iPhone models vary with the storage. Currently, you can get the 64GB for an outright payment of $999; the 128GB for $1079; and the 256GB for $1249. On the other hand, the freshly released iPhone 12 has an outright price of $1349 for 64GB; $1429 for the 128GB; and $1599 for the 256GB. 

You can also get one of the units with the plan offered by various Australian Telcos. The outright cost will just then be divided by the number of months your plan has. Among the giant Aussie Telcos that offer mobile plans for iPhone 11 are Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone. You can also check more of the mobile broadband plans offered by major service providers in Australia. 

Mobile Plans for iPhone 11

Telstra’s $55 Small Mobile Plan 

  • 64GB iPhone 11
  • 40GB data plan
  • $96.62/month (plan + phone)
  • 24 months device repayment

Optus’ $39 Choice Plan

  • 64GB iPhone 11
  • 10GB data plan
  • $72.30/month (plan + phone)
  • 36 months device repayment

Vodafone’s $40 Lite Plan 

  • 64GB iPhone 11
  • 50GB data plan
  • $96.62/month (plan + phone)
  • 24 months device repayment

Mobile Plans for iPhone 12

Telstra’s $55 Small Mobile Plan 

  • 64GB iPhone 12
  • 40GB data plan
  • $111.20/month (plan + phone)
  • 24 months device repayment

Optus’s $39 Choice Plan

  • 64GB iPhone 12
  • 10GB data plan
  • $76.46/month (plan +phone)
  • 36 months device repayment

Vodafone’s $40 Lite Plan

  • 64GB iPhone 12
  • 50GB data plan
  • $91.20/month (plan + phone)
  • 24 months device repayment

Camera

Both of the models are considered one of the best handset cameras. The 2 iPhone units have 12MP primary lens and 12MP ultra-wide lens for the camera set up, each supporting a selfie camera and HDR.  However, newly released models always have upgraded features. While most of the camera specs are identical, one of the notable features of iPhone 12’s camera is its ability of its ultra wide-lens to support long exposure night mode which iPhone 11 does not have. A larger image sensor and a telephoto camera is also equipped in iPhone 12 which enhances the photography features of the handset. 

Connectivity

With the growing interest in the new generation of mobile network connectivity, Apple has finally decided to enter the game with its first set of iPhones enabled with 5G mobile connection. The iPhone 12 series are enabled with the fifth generation network technology which promises better and faster connectivity. This feature shows that the iPhone 12 handset is future proof as experts say. On the other hand, the iPhone 11 utilises 4G which is the fastest commercially available network we have. 

Design, Display, Performance, and Battery

The freshly released iPhone 12 has a more edgy and squarish design. It is also made trimmer compared to its predecessor iPhone 11. The older handset is available in green, black, yellow, red, and white; while the newer model is available in blue, white, green, black, and red. Other notable new features of iPhone 12 include the upgraded water resistance of up to 6 meters and a ceramic shield glass front which makes its shockproof better. 

When it comes to display, the iPhone 12 is ahead of iPhone 11. The former utilises a Super Retina XDR while the latter is equipped with Liquid Retina HD Display. To simply put it, the iPhone 12 has higher resolution which makes the display brighter, sharper, and more vibrant compared to iPhone 11 . 

Although both perform well, the manufacturer says that iPhone 12 is 50% faster because of its new processor. Both are expected to last for a day and a half of normal use. 

Conclusion

So, which is better?

Overall, iPhone 12 beats iPhone 11 based on standard specs and features. But that’s not surprising since Apple’s new models tend to have better specs than the earlier versions. What we are looking out for now are the reviews from consumers, whether they are satisfied with the changes or not. Plus, let’s not forget iPhone 12’s highlight – its 5G capability. Is the speed improvement noticeable or a disappointment since the 5G network is not yet rolled out completely? We will know in the next few weeks so tune in for updates.

For the meantime, are you looking for the right mobile plan for your everyday grind? You can visit this page for the available mobile broadband plans provided by top Australian Telcos. You can also contact us at 1300 106 571 for consultation and queries. 

We will be happy to help you!