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Apple iPhone 13 (128GB) vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 13 vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 12 Pro X Apple iPhone 13 (128GB) 05Points
6.1"
OLED

1170x2532

12
MP

12mp

4GB
RAM

Hexa-core

3240
mAh

(Non removable)

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06Points Apple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB) Compare Apple iPhone 13 X
6.1"
OLED

1170x2532

12
MP

12mp

6GB
RAM

Hexa-core

2815
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 12 Pro (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!


41 Common items in both devices
NVMe (SSD)
Super Retina XDR OLED
Dolby Vision/HDR10
60Hz
1170x2532 pixels
457 PPI
6.1"
+34 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

iPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
ModeliPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
Other model namesiPhone 13 (A2631, A2633, A2634, A2635, A2482)iPhone 12 Pro A2341, A2406, A2407, A2408
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release date9/24/2021, Announced: 9/14/202110/13/2020
Depth7.65 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)71.5 x 146.7 millimeters (2.81 x 5.78 in)71.5 x 146.7 millimeters (2.81 x 5.78 in)
Weight174 grams (6.09 ounces)189 grams (6.62 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backStainless steel body, 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

📲 Display

iPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
Display typeSuper Retina XDR OLEDSuper Retina XDR OLED
Screen size6.1" inches6.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~87.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1170x2532 pixels (19.5:9)1170x2532 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)457 PPI457 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassCeramic ShieldCeramic Shield
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Display features1200nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10
Oleophobic coating screen
True-tone
Wide color gamut
800nits[typ], 1200nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10
Wide color gamut
True-tone
Oleophobic coating screen

🤖 Operating System

iPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
System versioniOS 15iOS 14
Firmware updateiOS 17iOS 16
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

iPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
Chipset64bit: Apple A15 Bionic (5nm)64bit: Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)
CPUHexa-core, 2 processors:
2x 3.23GHz Avalanche (Dual-core)
4x 1.82GHz Blizzard (Quad-core)
Hexa-core, 2 processors:
2x 3.1GHz Firestorm (Dual-core)
4x 1.8GHz Icestorm (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU (4-core)Apple GPU MP4
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 775519 (v9)
Geekbench: 4645 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 59fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 596244 (v8)
Geekbench: 4056 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 58fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

iPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (109GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
256GB (240GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

iPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum Download / Upload5000/1024 Mbps5000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20
VoLTE
A2633 (Global), A2634 (China, Hong Kong), A2635 (Russia) 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)
A2631 (Canada, Japan), A2482 (USA) versions:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 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)
LTE Cat20
VoLTE
A2341 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)
A2406 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)
A2407, A2408 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)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave
A2633 (Global), A2631 (Canada, Japan) versions:
(1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79)
A2634 (China, Hong Kong), A2635 (Russia) versions:
(1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79)
A2482 (USA) version:
(1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261)
A2341 version:
Sub6/mmWave (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261)
A2406 version:
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79)
A2407, A2408 versions:
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6GPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

iPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawide f/2.4120°13mm1/3.6"PDAF
(quad camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawide f/2.4120°13mm1/3.6"
12MP telephoto f/2.052mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
0.3MP TOF 3D LiDAR-scanner
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.7µm pixel1.4µm 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@240fps1080p@240fps

📸 Front camera

iPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 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 lens23mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

iPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
Dolby Atmos
Stereo sound
Dolby Atmos
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF

🔌 Connectivity

iPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio outputproprietary audio outputproprietary audio output
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + 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 hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

iPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wide Band)
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wide Band)
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

iPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3240 mAh2815 mAh
Charger, watts20W Wired fast charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
20W Wired fast charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Inductive / wireless charging15W Qi wireless charging15W Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

iPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (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: Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Pink, Red
• Apple Pay
• Face ID
• MagSafe
• Colors: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
• Face ID
• Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)

☢️ Radiation rate

iPhone 13 (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.18W/kg (head), 1.19W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.99W/kg (head), 0.98W/kg (body)0.99W/kg (head), 0.99W/kg (body)
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