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Apple iPhone 12 (256GB) vs Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 12 vs Huawei P40 Pro phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei P40 Pro XApple iPhone 12 (256GB)13Points
Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)
6.1"
OLED

1170x2532

12
MP

12mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2815
mAh

(Non removable)

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17PointsHuawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)Compare Apple iPhone 12 X
Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
6.58"
OLED

1200x2640

50.5
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)

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 (256GB)13 Advantages Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)vsP40 Pro (NX9 256GB)17 Advantages Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
+3.1GHz 64bit Octa-Core23%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.86GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 3.0
+164 grams (5.74 ounces)27%
Lighter
vs209 grams (7.32 ounces)
+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)22%
Thinner
vs9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Super Retina XDR OLEDAdvantage
Super Retina XDR OLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsOLED
+Dolby Vision/HDR10Advantage
The Dolby Vision/HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR10
+457 PPI4%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs441 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+f/1.6 (aperture)19%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.9 (aperture)
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs5G SA/NSA
+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Ceramic ShieldAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB nano-MemoryAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
60Hzvs+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1170x2532 pixelsvs+1200x2640 pixels7%
Higher resolution screen
6.1"vs+6.58"8%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12MP + 12MPvs+(quad camera) 50.5MP + 12MP + 40MP + 0.3MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MPvs+(dual front camera) 32MP + 0.3MP162%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
2300000 apps (App Store)vs+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
proprietary audio outputvs+Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Best output for headset
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
2815 mAhvs+4200 mAh49%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
20Wvs+40W100%
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.
1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
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.

28 Common items in both devices
256GB (240GB available) / 256GB (230GB available)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+21 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
ModeliPhone 12 (256GB)P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
Other model namesiPhone 12 A2172, A2402, A2403, A2404Huawei P40 Pro 5G ELS-NX9, ELS-N29, ELS-N29D
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleHuawei
Release date10/13/20204/7/2020, Announced: 3/26/2020
Depth7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)71.5 x 146.7 millimeters (2.81 x 5.78 in)72.6 x 158.2 millimeters (2.86 x 6.23 in)
Weight164 grams (5.74 ounces)209 grams (7.32 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
System versioniOS 14Android 10
Firmware updateiOS 15Android 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
3.1GHz Dual-Core Firestorm
1.8GHz Hexa-Core Icestorm
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.86GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2.36GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.95GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP4ARM Mali-G76 MP16 (600MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 568674 (v8)
Geekbench: 4067 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 58fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 496356 (v8)
Geekbench: 12848 (v4.4), 3197 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 31fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (240GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
Display typeSuper Retina XDR OLEDOLED
Screen size6.1" inches6.58" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~87.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~91.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1170x2532 pixels (19.5:9)1200x2640 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)457 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassCeramic ShieldNot supported
Display features60Hz, 625nits[typ], 1200nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10
Wide color gamut
True-tone
90Hz
HDR10

📶 Mobile networks

Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload5000/1024 Mbps2000/150 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
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 Cat21 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
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)
SA/NSA (1, 3, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 79)
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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE

📷 Camera

Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.4120°13mm1/3.6"
(quad camera)
50.5 megapixels
12MP periscope telephotof/3.4125mmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom
40MP ultrawidef/1.818mm1/1.54"PDAF
0.3MP TOF 3D depth
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels8700x5800 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens23mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.28" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel2.44µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@240fpsfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
(dual front camera)
32 megapixels
0.3MP TOF 3D depth
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
Dolby Atmos
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
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

🔌 Connectivity

Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputproprietary audio outputType-C reversible connector
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.1 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2815 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, watts20W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
40W (10V/4A) Fast battery charging
27W Qi wireless charging
27W Reverse wireless charging between devices
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- Colors: Black, Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White
- EMUI 10.1
- 90Hz and HDR10 display
- Leica optics on back camera
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Fast wireless charging 27W

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple iPhone 12 (256GB)Huawei P40 Pro (NX9 256GB)
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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