Apple announced the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro as successors to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro in 2020, with a new industrial design featuring a squared-off look, A14 Bionic chips, OLED displays, and MagSafe across the lineup.
The iPhone 12 is available and starting at AED 3199 in UAE, and the iPhone 12 Pro has been discontinued but it still available at 3rd party stores. Should you buy the low-cost model to save money, or the high-end Pro version? Or should you go for refurbished iPhone 12 Pro or refurbished iPhone 12 which are as good as brand new iPhone? We help you decide which of these two iPhones is right for you. Many of the same features are shared by these phones.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro feature the same specifications, such as screen size, processing power, and 5G connectivity. Apple provides the listing for these devices:
- 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display with 2532-by-1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi, featuring HDR, True Tone, P3 Wide Color, and Haptic Touch
- A14 Bionic chip
- Sub-6GHz 5G connectivity (and mmWave in the U.S.)
- 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras
- Face ID
- Battery life with up to 17 hours of video playback
- Ceramic Shield front
- Compatible with MagSafe accessories and wireless chargers
- Available in 128GB and 256GB
- Lightning connector
The iPhone 12 Pro Max delivers a few extra benefits than the iPhone 12 Pro besides a much larger 6.7-inch screen. Optical zoom range, sensor-shift image stabilization, a long-lens with a large aperture, and longer battery life are all provided.
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Note that iPhone 12 Pro Max delivers a few extra benefits than the iPhone 12 Pro besides a much larger 6.7-inch screen. Optical zoom range, sensor-shift image stabilization, a long-lens with a large aperture, and longer battery life are all provided.
Design and Colors
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro both have an industrial design with flat bands around the sides. Despite the fact that the iPhone 12 is 25 grams lighter, the dimensions of both devices are identical. More noticeable is the usage of diverse materials and finishes.
An iPhone 12 has an aluminous steel edge and a single piece of glossy glass on the rear, whereas the iPhone 12 Pro has a surgical-quality stainless steel edge and a single piece of matte glass on the rear.
An iPhone 12 can be purchased in Blue, Green, PRODUCT(RED), White, Black, or Purple, while an iPhone 12 Pro can be purchased in Pacific Blue, Gold, Graphite, or Silver.
Despite its more luxurious appearance, the iPhone 12 Pro maintains an elegant appearance. The designs are identical, except for color and material options, so choosing between the iPhone 12 or 12 Pro will come down to personal preference.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro differ in their rear camera setups. The iPhone 12 has a dual 12MP camera system with Ultra Wide and Wide lenses. This facilitates a two-times zoom out. On the other hand, the iPhone 12 Pro has a 12MP camera system with Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto lenses. This allows it to zoom in and out twice. For video, iPhone 12 Pro can record HDR video with Dolby Vision up to 60 fps, but iPhone 12 can only do this up to 30 fps.
The iPhone 12 Pro has a LiDAR scanner, which lets you take better AR photos in the night mode.
Beyond hardware, the two devices offer different camera software functions. When iPhone 12’s digital zoom is set to the maximum of five times, iPhone 12 Pro can double it to ten times, using iPhone 12 Pro’s digital zoom function. iPhone 12 Pro can also take photos using Apple ProRAW, a new RAW file format that maximises the device’s rear cameras.
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max both provide better camera functionality, so consumers seeking to enhance their photographs and videos should opt for the more costly unit. In addition to the zoom lens, Apple ProRAW and LiDAR won’t be critical to most consumers. For most people, the iPhone 12’s camera setup will be more than adequate, and it will still include key improvements, such as HDR video recording with Dolby Vision, time-lapses in night mode, and front-facing night mode and Deep Fusion.
Other iPhone options
If you don’t need the newest industrial design, 5G connectivity, A14 processor, or OLED Super Retina XDR display on the iPhone 12, you may want to opt for the iPhone 11. The iPhone 11 has the same materials as the iPhone 12, has the same 6.1-inch screen size, and starts at AED2999. But you can get refurbished Iphone 11 at AED 1220 in an excellent condition, The iPhone 11’s A13 processor and dual-camera setup still help you get through your day.
iPhone 12 Pro Max
If you desire the greatest iPhone camera accessible or think that the iPhone 12 Pro is too little, you may want to think about the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The 6.7-inch display on the iPhone 12 Pro Max gives you more viewing space, image stabilisation, a telephoto lens with a larger aperture, and longer battery life, among other advantages.
New vs Refurbished
It is undeniably true that the latest iPhones are quite pricey, but you don’t have to break the bank to purchase one. The 256GB storage Iphone 12 costs AED 3199, while the 256GB storage Iphone 12 Pro is priced at AED 4419. At Revibe, you can find iPhones with excellent conditions and get discounts of up to 70%. At Revibe, you can get 256GB refurbished iPhone 12 in UAE in an excellent condition only at AED 2320. You can get your hands on 256GB refurbished iPhone 12 pro in UAE at unbelievable price of AED 2820. On top of it you can also pay through 4 equal interest free installments. Each device at Revibe goes through a 50-point system check before being graded as Good, Very Good, or Excellent.
Going for a refurbished iPhone is not only economical, but also beneficial to the environment. The entire life of a smartphone leads to approximately 80kg of carbon emission, and the majority of this is produced during the manufacturing process. Choosing a pre-owned iPhone instead of a new one will significantly reduce this amount. Moreover, buying a refurbished iPhone in Dubai will reduce electronic waste and contribute to environmental conservation.
Oxverall, the iPhone 12 Pro has minor improvements over the iPhone 12 in terms of materials and the rear camera. The iPhone 12 Pro costs around AED 1220 more than the iPhone 12, and many people will find it difficult to justify the additional AED 1220 simply to acquire premium materials and a superior camera setup. People who select the iPhone 12 Pro will be seeking the most high-end iPhone device or will want specific functions like the LiDAR scanner or the zoom lens.
There are so many similarities between the two phones that it’s difficult to actively encourage the more costly one. While the iPhone 12 Pro has a somewhat improved A14 Bionic chip and MagSafe, the iPhone 12 has everything else the same as the iPhone XR, including a 5G connection, an OLED Super Retina XDR display, battery life, and MagSafe.