Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12 Detailed Comparison

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone 12

SCORE:
80
SCORE:
82

Highlights

  • 5.8" 1125 x 2436 Super Retina OLED screen
  • 2 rear cameras
  • 12MP f/1.8 main camera
  • HDR display
  • 2716 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery

Highlights

  • 6.1" 1170 x 2532 Super Retina XDR OLED screen
  • 5G support
  • 2 rear cameras
  • 12MP f/1.6 main camera
  • HDR display
  • 2815 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery

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Overview

Here we are comparing Apple iPhone X to Apple iPhone 12 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them.

We have evaluated the smartphones from available features and specifications. Apple iPhone 12 gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on network, connectivity, memory, display specifications, video, audio and other features.

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone 12

BODY
76
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
89
MEMORY
51
CAMERA
80
FEATURES
86
LOCATION TECH
86
CONNECTIVITY
87
SENSORS
74
AUDIO
85
BATTERY
76
OVERALL
80
BODY
78
NETWORK
98
DISPLAY
94
MEMORY
55
CAMERA
81
FEATURES
91
LOCATION TECH
86
CONNECTIVITY
88
SENSORS
74
AUDIO
85
BATTERY
75
OVERALL
82

Advantage of Apple iPhone X

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone X over Apple iPhone 12.

Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
Telephoto Camera Resolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 52mm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/3.4%
Pixel Size: 1.0μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
vs

Advantage of Apple iPhone 12

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone 12 over Apple iPhone X.

Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
Lighter 6.14 oz (174 g) vs 5.78 oz (164 g)
Thinner 5.65" x 2.79" x 0.30"
143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
vs 5.78" x 2.82" x 0.29"
146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm
5G Bands vs Sub6, mmWave: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 20 / 25 / 28 / 38 / 40 / 41 / 66 / 71 / 77 / 78 / 79 / 260 / 261
Screen Type Super Retina OLED vs Super Retina XDR OLED
Higher Screen Resolution 1125 x 2436 vs 1170 x 2532
Higher Screen Pixel Density 458ppi vs 460ppi
Higher Screen To Body Ratio 82.9% vs 86.0%
Hgiher Screen Brightness 625 (typical) vs 625 (typical)
1200 (HDR)
Higher Contrast Ratio 1000000∶1 vs 2000000∶1
More RAM 3GB vs 4GB
Wider Main Camera Aperture f/1.8 vs f/1.6
Wider Main Camera 28mm vs 26mm
Larger Pixels on Main Camera 1.22μm vs 1.4μm
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera vs Resolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 13mm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/3.6%
Field of View: 120°
Higher Front Camera Resolution 7MP vs 12MP
Higher Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 1080p at 30fps vs 4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recording vs with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps
Rear Camera HDR Video Recording vs with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac vs 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
CPU Speed 2.3 GHz vs 3.1 GHz, 1.8 GHz
Higher Battery Capacity 2716 mAh (typical) vs 2815 mAh (typical)
Longer Audio Playback Time Up to 60 hours vs Up to 65 hours

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both smartphones.

PROS
👍   Water Resistant
👍   4G Bands
👍   High Screen To Body Ratio: 82.9% and 86.0%
👍   HDR display
👍   f/1.8 and f/1.6 Main Camera
👍   Main Camera Optical Image Stabilisation
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Front Depth Camera
👍   Front Flash
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Rear Camera HDR
👍   Rear Camera Panorama
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   Front Camera HDR
👍   Front Camera Face Detection
👍   Dolby Vision playback
👍   GPS
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth version
👍   NFC
👍   Gyroscope
👍   Accelerometer
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Barometer
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   Fast Wired Charging
👍   Wireless Charging
CONS
👎   Memory Card Slot
👎   12MP and 12MP Main Camera
👎   No Infrared
👎   No ANT+
👎   No FM radio
👎   No Fingerprint Sensor
👎   No 3.5mm Audio Jack

Side by Side Comparison

And in the end we display side by side all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Apple iPhone X and here - Apple iPhone 12.

BASICS Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
BrandApplevsApple
ModeliPhone XvsiPhone 12
Version3GB/64GBvs4GB/64GB
Version2A1901vsA2172
CountryUSAvsUSA
ColorsSpace Gray, SilvervsBlack, White, Red, Green, Blue
Annouce date2017, September 12vs2020, October 13
Release Date2017, November 03vs2020, October 23
BODY Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel framevsGlass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
Water Resistant IP67vs IP68
Weight6.14 oz (174 g)vs5.78 oz (164 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)5.65" x 2.79" x 0.30"
143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
vs5.78" x 2.82" x 0.29"
146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm
NETWORK Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
Number of SIMSingle SIMvsSingle SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIMvsNano-SIM or eSIM
TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTEvsGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900vsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800, 1900
3G BandsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100vsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
CDMA 2000
4G BandsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 66
TDD LTE: Bands 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
vsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 32 / 66 / 71
TDD LTE: Bands 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 / 42 / 46 / 48
5G BandsvsSub6, mmWave: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 20 / 25 / 28 / 38 / 40 / 41 / 66 / 71 / 77 / 78 / 79 / 260 / 261
SCREEN Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
ScreenSize5.8"/147.3 mm (full rectangle)vs6.1"/154.9 mm (full rectangle)
Screen TypeSuper Retina OLEDvsSuper Retina XDR OLED
Screen Resolution1125 x 2436vs1170 x 2532
Screen Pixel Density458ppivs460ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio19.5∶9vs19.5∶9
Screen To Body Ratio82.9%vs86.0%
Screen Brightness625 (typical)vs625 (typical)
1200 (HDR)
Color GamutWide color display (P3)vsWide color display (P3)
Contrast Ratio1000000∶1vs2000000∶1
HDR displayvs
MEMORY Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
RAM3GBvs4GB
Internal Storage64GBvs64GB
Storage TypeNVMevsNVMe
Memory Card Slotvs
Card Typevs
CAMERA Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
Rear CamerasWide + TelephotovsWide + UltraWide
Main Wide-Angle CameraResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 28mm
Pixel Size: 1.22μm
Aperture: f/1.8
Sensor Size: 1/3"
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
vsResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 26mm
Pixel Size: 1.4μm
Aperture: f/1.6
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera vsResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 13mm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/3.6%
Field of View: 120°
Telephoto CameraResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 52mm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/3.4%
Pixel Size: 1.0μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
vs
Second Telephoto Cameravs
Front CamerasTrueDepth cameravsTrueDepth camera
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 7MP
Aperture: f/2.2
vsResolution: 12MP
Aperture: f/2.2
Front UltraWide Cameravs
Rear Depth Cameravs
Front Depth Camera 3D Depth Sensingvs 3D Depth Sensing
Macro Cameravs
Front Flash Retina Flashvs Retina Flash
Rear Flash Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Syncvs Brighter True Tone flash with Slow Sync
FEATURES Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
Video Playback Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 30fpsvs4K UHD at 30fps
Video Playing FormatHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEGvsHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEG
Digital ZoomFor stills: 10x
For video: 6x
vsFor stills: 5x
For video: 3x
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS1080p at 30fpsvs4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
vs4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
Rear Camera Slow Motion Recording1080p at 120fps
1080p at 240fps
vs1080p at 120fps
1080p at 240fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recordingvs with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps
Rear Camera HDR Video Recordingvs with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps
Rear Camera HDRvs
Rear Camera Panoramavs
Rear Camera Face Detectionvs
Front Camera HDRvs
Front Camera Panoramavs
Front Camera Face Detectionvs
Dolby Vision playbackvs
Hyperscale 1080p Video Supportvs
LOCATION Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
GPSvs
A-GPSvs
GALILEOvs
GLONASSvs
BDSvs
QZSSvs
NavICvs
LTEPPvs
CONNECTIVITY Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
USBUSB 2.0vsUSB 2.0
USB InterfaceLightningvsLightning
Infraredvs
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a/b/g/n/acvs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Wi-Fi Directvs
Bluetooth versionv5.0vsv5.0
NFCvs
ANT+vs
FM radiovs
PLATFORM Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
OSiOS 11.1.1, upgradable to iOS 14.2vsiOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 14.2
ChipsetApple A11 BionicvsApple A14 Bionic
CPU TypeHexa-corevsHexa-core
CPU Speed2.3 GHzvs3.1 GHz, 1.8 GHz
GPUApple GPUvsApple GPU
SENSORS Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
Gyroscopevs
Accelerometervs
Proximity sensorvs
Barometervs
Ambient light sensorvs
Face Recognitionvs
LiDAR Scannervs
Gravity Sensorvs
SARvs
Compassvs
Hall Effectvs
Camera laser focusingvs
Color Temperaturevs
Gesturevs
Color Spectrumvs
Distance Sensorvs
IR Blastervs
IR remote controlvs
HR Sensorvs
Iris Sensorvs
Fingerprint Sensorvs
Infrared Thermometryvs
Hearing Aid Compatibilityvs
AUDIO Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
Loudspeaker ConfigurationStereovsStereo
Audio Playing FormatAAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Losseless, FLAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+)vsAAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Losseless, FLAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+)
Dolby Atmosvs
3.5mm Audio Jackvs
BATTERY Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-IonvsNon-removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity2716 mAh (typical)vs2815 mAh (typical)
ChargingFast Wired and Wireless ChargingvsFast Wired and Wireless Charging
Fast Wired Chargingvs
Wireless Charging Qi2.0vs Qi2.0
Audio Playback TimeUp to 60 hoursvsUp to 65 hours
ENVIRONMENTAL Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
Operating Temperature32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)vs32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)
Nonoperating Temperature-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)vs-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% noncondensingvs5% to 95% noncondensing
Operating Altitudetested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)vstested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
OTHER Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 12
Rating for Hearing AidsM3, T4vsM3, T4
Mail Attachment Support.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .icsvs.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx(Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics; .usdz (USDZ Universal)
SupportLanguage support, QuickType keyboard support, QuickType keyboard support with predictive input, Siri languages, Dictation languages, Definition dictionary support, Bilingual dictionary support, Spell checkvsLanguage support, QuickType keyboard support, QuickType keyboard support with autocorrection, QuickType keyboard support with predictive input, QuickType keyboard support with multilingual input, QuickType keyboard support with contextual suggestions, Siri languages, Dictation languages, Definition dictionary support, Bilingual dictionary support, Thesaurus, Spell check

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