iPhone 12 or iPhone 11: Which iPhone to buy?

Apple released its iPhone 12 with great fanfare in late 2020, equipping its series with a total of four different models, varying in specs, screen size, and price. But, as is generally the case, Apple has not abandoned the 2019 models, namely the iPhone 11 range. The heart of the iPhone 11 still exists, in all its vivid colors and at an attractive price: from 689 euros for 64 GB of storage.

The iPhone 12 line includes the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Prices range from 809 euros for the iPhone 12 Mini to 1,259 euros for the iPhone 12 Pro Max. It is undeniable that the iPhone 11 is cheaper than the iPhone 12. Logical, because the latter is older than a year now, and it does not have the same technology as the iPhone range. 12. So when it comes time to debate whether the iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 is better suited to your needs, here are some key factors to help you decide.

First, consider the display. The iPhone 11 has a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display. It is a very aesthetic LCD screen. However, Apple eventually used its Super Retina XDR OLED display technology for the entire iPhone 12 lineup. This not only means more pixels, but also a clearer and sharper image than on an LCD screen.

5G, A Strategic Choice

iPhone 12 vs iPhone 11 Comparison

Now turn to connectivity. All four of the iPhone 12 models are 5G compatible, while the iPhone 11 only has 4G connectivity. For some of us, the difference between 5G and 4G isn’t that obvious, or even real right now. The fact remains that the French operators are continuing their deployment of 5G. This means that eventually, this technology will be important. And if you buy an iPhone right now, it will definitely be your phone for the next two or three years. 5G compatibility can therefore be a good option in the medium to long term.

Also, consider the colors. For some potential customers, this aspect alone can make or break the buying decision. iPhone 11 comes in a set of unique pastel colors (white, black, green, yellow, purple, and red). The iPhone 12, on the other hand, has a more subdued color scheme that looks one-of-a-kind, including blue, green, product red, white, and black.

One thing to consider for the appearance of the colors is the case of the phone. iPhone 11 has a glass front and back, while iPhone 12 has a new ceramic front and aluminum casing. The ceramic glass used in all iPhone 12 models is said to be four times more resistant to drops than the glass previously used for the iPhone 11.

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