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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize camera quality and prefer iOS, the iPhone 12 with its superior camera and video capabilities might be worth the extra cost. However, if you're looking for value with ample storage and a longer-lasting battery, the more affordable Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) with Android OS could be the better choice. Keep in mind that the iPhone 12 has a smaller, higher-quality OLED screen and a more compact design, while the Moto G Stylus offers a larger LCD screen and a dedicated stylus for productivity. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 12
  • Good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos
  • Very good display quality
Advantages of the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023)
  • Good battery life

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.3
iPhone 12
Moto G Stylus (2023)
4.7
The Apple iPhone 12 has good overall camera quality, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.1
iPhone 12
Moto G Stylus (2023)
4.8
The Apple iPhone 12 takes good photos, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) takes poor photos.

Video Quality

7.2
iPhone 12
Moto G Stylus (2023)
4.4
The Apple iPhone 12 takes good videos, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) takes poor videos.

Battery

6.2 Hours
iPhone 12
Moto G Stylus (2023)
7.8 Hours
The Apple iPhone 12 has 6.2 hours of battery life. The Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) has 7.8 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 12 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) is 6.6 inches.

Cost

$600
iPhone 12
Moto G Stylus (2023)
$245
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The Apple iPhone 12 has a price of $600 and the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) costs $245.
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How the Apple iPhone 12 and the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 12Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023)
Apple iPhone 12Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023)

GENERAL

Price
$600
$245
Brand
AppleMotorola
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
October 23, 2020June 2, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.6"
Resolution
2532 x 11702400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
460399
Display Type
OLEDLCD

INTERNAL

Processor
A14SD6G1
Internal Storage
64 GB256 GB
RAM
4 GB6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.4/104.8/10
Photos Score
7.1/104.8/10
Videos Score
7.3/104.5/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.2 Hours7.8 Hours
Battery Capacity
2815 mAh5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
15 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.78" x 2.81"6.41" x 2.91"
Weight
5.78 oz7.13 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, 12, 13, 14, 25, 26, 29, 30, 38, 41, 48, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Blue, Purple, Green, White, Black, RedCosmic Black
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoYes

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 Moto G Stylus (2023)

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Tom's Guide

John Velasco | July 2023
"Now in its third generation iteration, the Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) takes the incremental step of being taken more seriously — backed by a cleaner design, upgraded chipset, and a 120Hz display refresh rate. What makes it different from other phones today is that it’s packaged with a stylus that tucks inside of the phone when it’s not being used."

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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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