iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max vs. iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max

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Let’s say you already know you want an iPhone, specifically the Pro version. Or maybe you already have an iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max and are trying to decide whether to trade it in for something from Apple’s new iPhone 12 lineup. The iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999, and the Pro Max starts at a cool $1,099. (Here’s more info on iPhone 12 prices, release dates and how to preorder.) Apple discontinued the 11 Pro and Pro Max when the iPhone 12 line was announced, 우리카지노사이트 but you can still find the iPhone 11 Pro for 우리카지노 $900 and the 11 Pro Max for $1,000. 

Read more: iPhone 12 Mini and Pro Max: Hands-on with Apple’s smallest and biggest new phones

Trading in to Apple will bring the price of an iPhone 12 down considerably — as much as $450 in savings for an 11 Pro trade-in, or $500 for a Pro Max — but then again, keeping your old phone for another year is free. Apple made several improvements to its iPhone 12 lineup, (most notably 5G coverage) but are the phone’s newest tricks worth the cash? The answer depends on what’s important to you. Let’s compare Apple’s 2019 and 2020 Pro flagships on design, camera, 카지노사이트 performance and more.

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Last year, we gave the iPhone 11 the coveted Editors’ Choice Award and called the Pro version “simply the best iPhone ever.” That designation is challenged with the release of the iPhone 12, but the fact remains that last year’s flagship is still an excellent phone, with a high-resolution OLED display, three-camera array (with Deep Fusion technology) and a sleek matte-glass finish. You’ll also save about $100 by going with last year’s model, which is far from pocket change.

Read our Apple iPhone 11 Pro review..

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Major 우리카지노계열 camera improvements, an A14 Bionic chip, ceramic shield screen and a fancy redesign make the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max the ideal phone if money is no object. It also has 5G connectivity, which is the one thing everyone’s talking about. The , but it does future-proof the phone — and FOMO-proof it, too.

Read our Apple iPhone 12 Pro review.


The most obvious aesthetic difference between the iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max and the iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max is the latter’s flattened sides. Apple brought back the squared-off edges look from the iPhone 5, and wrapped the iPhone 12 Pro line in a modern stainless steel frame. 


The squared-off edges of the iPhone 5 are back.

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Compared with last year’s flagship, the iPhone 12 lineup features slimmer bezels that accommodate a larger screen without greatly increasing the phone’s overall size and weight. The 11 Pro’s 5.8-inch screen becomes 6.1 inches in the iPhone 12 Pro. And the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s 6.5-inch screen is now 6.7 inches in the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

iPhone 11 Pro and 12 Pro dimensions

iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Display size

6.1 in

6.7 in

5.8 in

6.5 in

Dimensions (Inches)

5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 in

6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 in

5.67×2.81×0.32 in

6.22×3.06×0.32 in

Dimensions (Millimeters)

146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm

160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4 mm

144×71.4×8.1 mm

158×77.8×8.1 mm

Weight (Ounces, 우리카지노쿠폰 Grams)

6.66 oz; 189g

8.03 oz; 228g

6.63 oz; 188g

7.97 oz; 226g

Ceramic shield vs. Gorilla Glass

Another notable difference is the screen glass. Apple unveiled its new “ceramic shield” technology with the iPhone 12 lineup, which it says gives the phone a 4x better drop performance than the Gorilla Glass screen on iPhone 11. We haven’t conducted drop or scratch tests for the iPhone 12 Pro or Pro Max, but we put ceramic shield to the test on the baseline iPhone 12, and it certainly seemed as tough as it sounds. The iPhone 11 Pro fared incredibly well in our drop testing, too, though we did find some damaged pixels on its screen. 


If these drop test results have convinced you to forgo a phone case, phone colors are probably going to play at least a small role in your decision. Apple introduced some new colors with the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max (including a super-shiny, C-3PO-style gold hue), giving the phones a premium look.

iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max colors:

  • Midnight green
  • Silver
  • Space gray
  • Gold

iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max colors:

  • Silver
  • Graphite

  • Gold

  • Pacific blue
iphone 11 Pro and 12 Pro color options

iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max colors: silver, graphite, gold, Pacific blue (left); iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max colors: midnight green, silver, space gray, gold (right)


5G, processor, battery and performance

The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max come with Apple’s A14 Bionic chip, which is a successor to the iPhone 11’s A13 processor. All four phones, the iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, feature a 60Hz display.


No discussion of the iPhone 12 is complete without a mention of , especially as coverage continues to roll out. Right now, 5G connectivity is probably not a compelling reason to trade in an iPhone 11 Pro for a 12 Pro, but if you’re choosing between the two phones, the latter will be more future-proofed.


Apple doesn’t release battery specs, but it says the iPhone 11 Pro’s battery will last up to 18 hours, compared with 17 hours for the iPhone 12 Pro. Apple says the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max batteries will both last for up to 20 hours. One hour of potential difference is not significant enough to sway your decision, but it’s worth noting that 5G usage does tend to drain phone batteries. To combat this, Apple introduced with the iPhone 12 lineup a feature called Smart Data Mode, which toggles between 5G and 4G, or even between different bands of 5G, balancing performance with battery life.

iOS 14

Both the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro are compatible with Apple’s newest operating system, iOS 14. (These are some of the best iOS 14 features we’ve found.) The iPhone 12 lineup is the first to come with iOS 14 preinstalled, but you can upgrade an older, compatible device to iOS 14 easily.


In the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, Apple introduced both hardware and software upgrades to its camera setup. CNET’s Patrick Holland calls it “the best overall camera system you can find.” One new feature, visible in the camera array on the back of the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, is a sensor technology called lidar. Lidar, which stands for light detection and ranging, uses lasers to assess depth, improving portrait mode effects and low-light focus.

Another camera feature that’s making pro photographers excited for the iPhone 12 Pro is what Apple calls ProRaw, which combines Apple’s computational photography abilities with a raw image format, giving photo geeks the best of both worlds. 

Apple gave the iPhone 12 Pro the same ultrawide camera as the iPhone 11 Pro — a camera we loved when we reviewed it last year. Apple improved upon an already-great camera with software enhancements in the iPhone 12 to correct lens distortion. Check out the way the iPhone 12 Pro corrects the lines of this brick wall image taken by CNET’s Patrick Holland.

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