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iPhone 15 vs iPhone 12 - Difference between iPhone 15 & iPhone 12

Three incredible iPhone models are separated by a three-year difference. Each of them has their own strengths and, depending on your needs, one or the other will be more suitable for you. Which one is for you? Keep reading to find out!

Our Apple experts at iSTYLE help you make the right decision when buying a new Apple device. Check out our rundown of the differences and similarities between the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 12 so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

The iPhone 12 brought with it amazing new features such as new square bezels, 5G connectivity, and two different sizes within the initial range of the same iPhone family. Many of these features survive to this day in most new iPhone models. Now, the iPhone 15 adds new features to the list that might make it hard for you to choose one model over another.

iPhone 15 vs iPhone 12 - Difference in camera

One of the most important things when it comes to choosing one iPhone model over another is its camera, which is why it has the honor of being in the first block. We know it's a tough decision because when comparing the cameras of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 12, both are good options.

  • On the one hand, the iPhone 15 has two rear cameras, one of which is a 48-megapixel camera with a triple x0.5, x1, and x2 zoom.
  • The iPhone 12 also has two 12-megapixel rear cameras with 0.5x and 1x zoom.

iPhone 15 vs iPhone 12 - Differences

iPhone 15 vs iPhone 12- Difference in Design and Size

As we've already mentioned, each of these iPhone models has different sizes. On the one hand, the iPhone 15 has an iPhone 15 Plus version. It includes all the great features of the iPhone 15 by expanding its display, size, and battery life. The iPhone 12, on the other hand, had an iPhone 12 mini version, a compact design that made it perfect for use with one hand and pocket storage.

iPhone 15 vs iPhone 12- Difference in Colours and Frame

Although both are made of aluminium, they have their own characteristics:

  • The new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus have slightly rounded edges with thinner bezels. They also come in a range of pastel colors and a non-slip matte finish, perfect for an even more secure grip.
  • The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini have a completely flat back and more vivid colours alongside the classic black and white. All of them come in a very elegant and shinier finish.

iPhone 15 vs iPhone 12 - Differences

iPhone 15 vs iPhone 12- Difference In Display

Beyond the size difference, there are also different features to note in both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 15 displays.

  • The iPhone 15 (as well as the iPhone 15 Plus) has the eye-catching Dynamic Island with 2,000 nits of maximum brightness. That's twice as bright outdoors as the iPhone 14, a difference worth seeing with your own eyes.
  • The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini has 1,200 nits of maximum brightness on an OLED display. This means deep blacks and brilliant whites with a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1. And, of course, with spectacular definition.

iPhone 15 vs iPhone 12 - In Depth Comparison

Below is an in depth comparison between the iPhone 15 and iPhone 12 which consists of technical specifications of iPhone 15 and iPhone 12. This way, you can quickly and visually see the main differences between them.

Features iPhone 15 iPhone 12
Available sizes 6.1" and 6.7" 5.4" and 6.1"
Number of cameras 2 rear + 1 front 2 rear + 1 front
Camera resolution: 48 and 24 megapixels 12 megapixels
Optical zoom x2 x1
Dynamic Island Yes No
USB-C Yes No
Chip A16 with 5-core GPU A14 with 4-core GPU
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Battery life Up to 20 hours of video playback Up to 17 hours of video playback

Now that you’re aware of the key points in this iPhone 15 vs iPhone 12 comparison, we remind you that you can compare all the iPhone models on our iPhone comparator. Visit us at any of our iSTYLE Apple Stores or order online from our website and have the iPhone 15 delivered to the comfort of your home within 24-48 hours all over the UAE.