Should I use iPhone 12 or upgrade to iPhone 13?

iPhone 13 has been out for almost six months and is said to be very successful, but many users wonder if there is anything that stands out from the iPhone 12.


Both iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 have Super Retina XDR screens with a size of 6.1 inches using OLED technology with a resolution of 2532 x 1770. However, iPhone 13 has a screen brightness of 800 nits, while the iPhone 12 is 625 nits. Both can reach a maximum brightness of 1200 nits for HDR content.

2022: Should I use iPhone 12 or upgrade to iPhone 13?

Note that unlike the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, neither the iPhone 12 nor the iPhone 13 have a ProMotion display, which uses a 60Hz refresh rate.


iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 are similar in design. Both devices have square flat edges with nearly edge-to-edge screens and support for Face ID, with the front being equipped with Ceramic Shield glass for better protection from scratches, while the back is just plain glass. ordinary glass. Both are water resistant to a depth of 6 meters for up to 30 minutes.

The notch that houses the Face ID sensors on the iPhone 13 is about 20% smaller than on the iPhone 12, which is a negligible difference.

In terms of size, the iPhone 13 is slightly thicker and heavier than the iPhone 12 due to the larger battery. The iPhone 12 weighs 164 grams and is 7.4 mm thick, while the iPhone 13 weighs 174 grams and is 7.65 mm thick.


Both devices have 4GB RAM inside. However, the iPhone 12 is equipped with the A14 Bionic chip, while the iPhone 13 is equipped with the new A15 chip that is said to offer better performance.

Both the A14 Bionic and A15 Bionic chips have 6-core CPUs with 2 performance cores and 4 economy cores, 4-core GPU graphics card and 16-core AI (Neural Engine) processing core.

Battery life and charging

Due to the A15 Bionic chip and larger battery, iPhone 13 has 2.5 hours longer use time than iPhone 12.

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 are both fast-charging and can charge up to 50% more in 30 minutes with the Lightning port on the bottom, as well as MagSafe support on the back.


iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 both have 5G connectivity that improves download speeds and high-quality streaming.


iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 are equipped with a 12MP dual camera system with wide-angle and ultra-wide cameras on the back with 2x optical zoom and up to 5x digital zoom, and a 12MP selfie camera on the front.

However, the camera on the iPhone 13 has some upgrades such as HDR video recording up to 4K at 60 frames per second. In particular, iPhone 13 adds a Cinematic Mode feature that recreates the effect of switching focus between subjects like in a movie. In addition, Photographic Styles on iPhone 13 will upgrade the available image filters as well as add separate color tone and warmth customizations.


iPhone 13 costs 799 USD (128GB), 899 USD (256GB), 1,099 USD (512GB) for 5 color options: red, black, white, blue and pink.

iPhone 12 costs 699 USD (64GB), 749 USD (128GB), 849 USD (256GB) with 6 color options: black, white, red, green, blue and purple.

In short, if you are using iPhone 11 and want to upgrade your phone, you should choose iPhone 13. If you are considering upgrading from iPhone 12 to iPhone 13, it may not be necessary. Instead, you should wait for the iPhone 14 expected to launch this year.

Huong Dung(According to 9to5Mac)

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