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iPhone 12
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Galaxy S24
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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 12
  • The Apple iPhone 12 has no clear advantages over the Samsung Galaxy S24.
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S24
  • Very good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos
  • Very good battery life

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.3
iPhone 12
Galaxy S24
8.4
The Samsung Galaxy S24 has very good overall camera quality, while the Apple iPhone 12 has good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.1
iPhone 12
Galaxy S24
8.5
The Samsung Galaxy S24 takes very good photos, while the Apple iPhone 12 takes good photos.

Video Quality

7.2
iPhone 12
Galaxy S24
7.9
The Samsung Galaxy S24 and Apple iPhone 12 both have good videos, though the Samsung Galaxy S24 takes somewhat better videos.

Battery

6.2 Hours
iPhone 12
Galaxy S24
8.0 Hours
The Apple iPhone 12 has 6.2 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S24 has 8 hours of battery life.

Cost

$600
iPhone 12
Galaxy S24
$800
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The Apple iPhone 12 has a price of $600 and the Samsung Galaxy S24 costs $800.
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Key similarities

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Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 12 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S24 is 6.2 inches.

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How the Apple iPhone 12 and the Samsung Galaxy S24 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 12Samsung Galaxy S24
Apple iPhone 12Samsung Galaxy S24

GENERAL

Price
$600
$800
Brand
AppleSamsung
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
October 23, 2020January 24, 2024

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.2"
Resolution
2532 x 11702340 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
460416
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A14SD8G3
Internal Storage
64 GB128 GB
RAM
4 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.4/108.5/10
Photos Score
7.1/108.5/10
Videos Score
7.3/107.9/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.2 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
2815 mAh4000 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.78" x 2.81"5.79" x 2.78"
Weight
5.78 oz5.89 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66e
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/mmWave)1, 7, 25, 28, 41, 66, 71, 78, 258, 260, 276

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Blue, Purple, Green, White, Black, RedSandstone Orange, Onyx Black, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet, Amber Yellow, Jade Green, Sapphire Blue
Stock Android
N/ANo
SD Card
NoNo

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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."

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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 Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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