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Updated January 10, 2024·

If camera quality is a high priority for you, the iPhone 12 offers better photo and video capabilities, but if you're looking for a larger screen and longer battery life, the Motorola Edge is a strong contender. The iPhone 12 has a more premium build with its glass back compared to the plastic back of the Motorola Edge. However, the Edge provides more storage space. Both phones operate on different systems, with the iPhone on iOS and the Motorola on Android. The Motorola Edge is more budget-friendly, so if cost is a major factor, it might be the better option for you. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.3
iPhone 12
Edge (2020)
4.7
The Apple iPhone 12 has good overall camera quality, while the Motorola Edge (2020) has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.1
iPhone 12
Edge (2020)
4.8
The Apple iPhone 12 takes good photos, while the Motorola Edge (2020) takes poor photos.

Video Quality

7.2
iPhone 12
Edge (2020)
4.2
The Apple iPhone 12 takes good videos, while the Motorola Edge (2020) takes poor videos.

Battery

6.2 Hours
iPhone 12
Edge (2020)
7.8 Hours
The Apple iPhone 12 has 6.2 hours of battery life. The Motorola Edge (2020) has 7.8 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 12 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Motorola Edge (2020) is 6.7 inches.

Cost

$600
iPhone 12
Edge (2020)
$300
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The Apple iPhone 12 has a price of $600 and the Motorola Edge (2020) costs $300.
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How the Apple iPhone 12 and the Motorola Edge (2020) compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 12Motorola Edge (2020)
Apple iPhone 12Motorola Edge (2020)

GENERAL

Price
$600
$300
Brand
AppleMotorola
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
October 23, 2020May 29, 2020

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.7"
Resolution
2532 x 11702340 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
460385
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A14SD765G
Internal Storage
64 gb256 gb
RAM
4 gb4 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.4/104.8/10
Photos Score
7.1/104.9/10
Videos Score
7.3/104.3/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS64 megapixels

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.2 hours7.8 hours
Battery Capacity
2815 mah4500 mah
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
15 w0 w
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.78" x 2.81"6.36" x 2.8"
Weight
5.78 oz6.63 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesNo
Bluetooth Version
5.05.1
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
65
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 25, 28, 38, 41, 66, 71, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Blue, Purple, Green, White, Black, RedSolar Black
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoYes

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraApple iPhone 12
Better BatteryMotorola Edge (2020)
Better ScreenApple iPhone 12
Better performanceApple iPhone 12

Shopping

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Apple iPhone 12

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Pocket-lint

Stuart Miles | March 2022
"The iPhone 12 offers many of the important things that you want from the iPhone: a decent camera, 5G, great screen, fast processor. For the group of people who want a new iPhone without the price tag of the iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 13 range, this is a great choice. There's no settling for second best with this smartphone."

Motorola Edge (2020)

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TechRadar

Tom Bedford | July 2020
"The Motorola Edge has a battery that won’t leave you wanting, whether you just want to take some pictures, or play games and record videos for much of the day, so if you don’t want to worry about having to top up your device all the time, the Edge might be a good choice. Leaving aside its impressive specs and features, the Motorola Edge just looks pretty good, and it feels great in the hand too, so if ‘style’ is a factor in your phone-buying decisions the Edge is well worth a look."

About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

About Motorola

Motorola, a well-known name in the smartphone world, has a long-standing legacy in the industry, with a history dating back to the early days of mobile phones. The brand is mostly known for striking a balance between affordability and functionality, as well as providing a clean and straightforward interface with their software skin on top of Android. While they have traditionally been prominent in the budget and midrange categories, Motorola has also occasionally ventured into the high-end category for smartphones.

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