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Apple iPhone 12 (128GB) vs Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 12 vs Google Pixel 5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 5 XApple iPhone 12 (128GB)16Points
Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
6.1"
AMOLED

1170x2532

12
MP

12mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2815
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
10PointsGoogle Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)Compare Apple iPhone 12 X
Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
6"
OLED

1080x2340

12.2
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4080
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPhone 12 (128GB)16 Advantages Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)vsPixel 5 (GD1YQ)10 Advantages Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
+3.1Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core18%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)8%
Thinner
vs8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsOLED
+1170x2532 pixels17%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+457 PPI6%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs430 PPI
+6.1"2%
Larger screen
vs6"
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+f/1.6 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.7 (aperture)
+(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP54%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+20W11%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs18W
+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
164 grams (5.74 ounces)vs+151 grams (5.29 ounces)9%
Lighter
60Hzvs+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
(dual camera) 12MP + 12MPvs+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 16MP17%
Higher resolution main camera
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
proprietary audio outputvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
2815 mAhvs+4080 mAh45%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

31 Common items in both devices
128GB (111GB available) / 128GB (109GB available)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front
Dolby Vision/HDR10 / HDR10+
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
+24 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple iPhone 12 (128GB)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
ModeliPhone 12 (128GB)Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Other model namesiPhone 12 A2172, A2402, A2403, A2404Google Pixel 5 5G UW (Ultra Wideband) GD1YQ
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandAppleGoogle
Release dateOctober, 2020October, 2020
Depth7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)71.5 x 146.7 millimeters (2.81 x 5.78 in)70.4 x 144.7 millimeters (2.77 x 5.7 in)
Weight164 grams (5.74 ounces)151 grams (5.29 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Operating systemiOS 14Android 11
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareApple iPhone 12 (128GB)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Chipset64bit - Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765 (7nm)
CPU processorHexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.1Ghz Dual-Core Firestorm
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Icestorm
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.4Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Prime
2.2Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 475 Silver
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP4Qualcomm Adreno 620
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (111GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPhone 12 (128GB)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDOLED
Screen size6.1" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~87.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~86.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1170x2532 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)457 PPI430 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassCeramic ShieldGorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz, 625 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR1090Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksApple iPhone 12 (128GB)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps5000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1700/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20
VoLTE

A2172 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2402 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2403, A2404 versions:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
LTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkA2172 version:
Sub6/mmWave (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261)

A2402, A2403, A2404 versions:
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 28, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78)
mmWave (260, 261)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPhone 12 (128GB)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple iPhone 12 (128GB)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.4120º13mm1/3.6"
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.2107º1.0µm
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraApple iPhone 12 (128GB)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaApple iPhone 12 (128GB)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple iPhone 12 (128GB)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputproprietary audio output3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone 12 (128GB)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Just Black, Sorta Sage
- Always-on display
- Google Pay
- Google Cast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple iPhone 12 (128GB)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2815 mAh4080 mAh
Charger, watts20W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
18W Fast battery charging
12W Qi wireless charging
5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPhone 12 (128GB)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.99W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)feature not registered
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