iPhone 12 vs iPhone 13 | Which Should you Buy in 2022?

The iPhone 13 is available in markets from past six months and proved very impressive phone of the era. There are some reasons that will be proven to decide you easily either you have to buy new iPhone 13 or stick with you old iPhone 12. Below are the main similarities and differences between iPhone 12 and 13.

In this comparison between iPhone 12 and 13 we will focus on both  6.1 inch iPhone 12 and 6.1 inch iPhone 13. There are many similarities and differences between iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini, but some huge differences between iPhone 13 pro max.


The both iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 has XDR display with 6.1 inches screen Super Retina display with the resolution of 2532 x 1770 using OLED technology. If divides its a 460 pixels per inch. So if you upgrade from iPhone 12 to iPhone 13 you will get more brighter screen with 800 nits which was 650 nits in iPhone 12.

Like iPhone 12 pro max and iPhone 13 pro max you will not get pro motion display but both have the 60Hz screen refresh rate.

Some other Screen feature includes:
  • Haptic Touch
  • HDR display
  • Contrast ratio 2,000,000:1
  • True Tone display
  • Wide color gamut (P3)

iPhone 12 vs iPhone 13 : Design

In terms of design we can say that iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 are quite similar as both have flat edges similar to iPad pro with and edge to edge display and both having face id. The back side have some feels like a glassy finish.

Speaking about the notch, the iPhone 13 has a smaller notch than iPhone 12. According to the apple the notch of iPhone 13 is 20% smaller than iPhone 12. In simple words we can say that its not a huge change in the screen, both looks like almost same in design with a minor change.  

The iPhone 13 is more thicker than iPhone 12 to make battery life better. 

Dimensions : iPhone 13

  • Depth: 0.30 inch (7.65 mm)
  • Weight: 6.14 ounces (174 grams)
  • Height: 5.78 inches (146.7 mm)
  • Width: 2.82 inches (71.5 mm)

Dimensions : iPhone 12

  • Depth: 0.29 inch (7.4 mm)
  • Weight: 5.78 ounces (164 grams)
  • Height: 5.78 inches (146.7 mm)
  • Width: 2.82 inches (71.5 mm)
These both phones are water resistant for up to 30 minutes in a depth of 6 meters.


iPhone 12 has the A14 Bionic processor chip while the new iPhone 13 has the latest A15 Bionic chipset which is more powerful than A14. But the similar thing is that both devices have 4GB of Ram.

6-core CPUs with 2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores are available in both chips of iPhone 12 and 13. iPhone is making improvement in the chips over the year as A15 is more faster than the previous A14 chip.


As A15 is quite impressive and faster, apple also improves the battery. According to apple the iPhone 13 lasts 2.5 hours longer than the previous iPhone 12. It is because of the improvements in the chipset and also iPhone 13 has a physically larger battery than the iPhone 12.

Below are the some comparison stats between the battery of iPhone 12 and iPhone 13.

iPhone 13 Battery:

  • Video playback (streamed): Up to 15 hours
  • Video playback: Up to 19 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 75 hours

iPhone 12 Battery:

  • Video playback (streamed): Up to 11 hours
  • Video playback: Up to 17 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 65 hours
Both iPhone 12 and 13 have the capabilities of fast charging as they can charge up to 50% in just half an hour.


So if we want 5G connectivity, than both iPhone have the 5G connectivity, So if someone is gona upgrade his iPhone just to get 5G connectivity, then 12 is also capable of 5G connectivity and also affordable and cheaper than iPhone 13. This includes support for mm-Wave 5G connectivity in the US, as well as sub-6GHz 5G in the US and some other countries other countries.


The iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 both have  a dual 12Mega Pixel camera system with Wide and Ultra Wide cameras. In front, you’ll find a 12MP f/2.2 aperture selfie camera.

    There are some common features between iPhone 12 and 13 in camera below:

  • Dual 12 Mega Pixel camera system.
  • Ultra Wide
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Six effects with Portrait Lighting with .
  • ƒ/1.6 aperture
  • 2x optical zoom.
  • Zoom capability up to 5x
  • Night mode Available
  • Deep Fusion
  • Smart HDR 3
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Lens correction
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Image formats: HEIF and JPEG
  • Record 4K video at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • Record 1080p HD video at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps

Features of iPhone 13 that are not available in iPhone 12

  • Record HDR video with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps
  • Limited to 30 fps on the iPhone12
  • Sensor-shift with optical image stabilization
  • Photographic Styles for personalizing image looks
  • Record videos with Cinematic mode.


So all the stats are here, you can choose either you want to shift to a new iPhone 12 or not. In my opinion there is not a huge difference between both devices but if you want to be more up to date than yo can shift from iPhone 12 to iPhone 13.

If you want to know about any other mobile phone with a depth knowledge, you can comment below and i will provide all information about that in next article.
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