iPhone 12 Specs vs. Galaxy S20, S20 FE, Pixel 5, OnePlus 8T

Apple’s iPhone 12 was recently launched at Apple’s launch event on 13th October. With iPhone 12, Apple introduced its 5G series in its virtual event. The series of iPhone 12 along with iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, features a modified and amazing design of iPad Pro as well as a new ceramic-hardened display promising to be “tougher than any smartphone glass.” 

iPhone 12 series being Apple’s first set of 5G devices has a tough competition to face in the smartphone market. You have plenty of options to select from, such as Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Fan Edition (FE), Google’s Pixel 5, and OnePlus 8T. These phones are similar in terms of premium OLED panels and class-leading processors. However, Pixel 5 has an older Snapdragon 765G chipset.

iPhone 12 has a 60Hz refresh rate display, while all of its rivals have either 120Hz or 90Hz panels. 

Now let us see what the latest iPhone 12 has to offer to its curious and excited users.

  • Display size, resolution: 6.1-inch OLED; 2,532×1,170 pixels
  • Pixel density: 460ppi
  • Dimensions (inches): 5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 in
  • Weight (ounces, grams): 5.78oz; 164g
  • Mobile software: iOS 14
  • Camera (megapixels): 12 MP (wide), 12 MP (ultra-wide)
  • Front-facing camera: 12 MP
  • Video capture: 4K
  • Processor: Apple Bionic 14
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • RAM: Undisclosed
  • Expandable storage: No
  • Battery: Undisclosed; Apple lists 15 hours of video playback
  • Fingerprint sensor: None (FaceID)
  • Connector: Lightning
  • Headphone jack: No
  • Special features: 5G enabled; 60Hz refresh rate; MagSafe; water-resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM)
  • Price (USD): $799 (64GB), $849 (128GB), $949 (256GB) 

Compared to the affordable yet amazing phone OnePlus 8T, let us see what it has to offer.

  • Display size, resolution: 6.55-inch AMOLED; 2,400×1,080 pixels
  • Pixel density: 402ppi
  • Dimensions (inches): 6.33 x 2.92 x 0.33 in
  • Weight (ounces, grams): 6.63 oz; 188g
  • Mobile software: Android 11
  • Camera (megapixels): 48 MP (standard), 16 MP (ultra-wide), 5 MP (macro), 2 MP (monochrome)
  • Front-facing camera: 16 MP
  • Video capture: 4K
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Expandable storage: No
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Fingerprint sensor: In-screen
  • Connector: USB-C
  • Headphone jack: No
  • Special features: 5G enabled; 120Hz refresh rate; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM)
  • Price (USD): $749

At a rather affordable price Pixel 5 offers the following,

  • Display size, resolution: 6-inch FHD+ OLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels
  • Pixel density: 432ppi
  • Dimensions (inches): 5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 in
  • Weight (ounces, grams): 5.33 oz; 151g
  • Mobile software: Android 11
  • Camera (megapixels): 12.2 MP (standard), 16 MP (ultra-wide)
  • Front-facing camera: 8 MP
  • Video capture: 4K
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  • Storage: 128GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Expandable storage: No
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Fingerprint sensor: Rear
  • Connector: USB-C
  • Headphone jack: No
  • Special features: 5G enabled; water-resistant (IP68); 90Hz refresh rate; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); reverse wireless charging; fast charging
  • Price (USD): $699

At the same price as that of Pixel 5, Galaxy S20 FE more or less offers similar features.

  • Display size, resolution: 6.5-inch super AMOLED; 2,400×1,080 pixels
  • Pixel density: 405ppi
  • Dimensions (inches): 6.29 x 2.97 x 0.33 inches
  • Weight (ounces, grams): 6.7 oz; 190g
  • Mobile software: Android 10
  • Camera (megapixels): 12 MP (standard), 12 MP (ultra-wide), 8 MP (3x telephoto)
  • Front-facing camera: 32 MP
  • Video capture: 4K
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (5G) Samsung Exynos 990 (4G)
  • Storage: 128GB
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Expandable storage: 1TB
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Fingerprint sensor: In-screen
  • Connector: USB-C
  • Headphone jack: No
  • Special features: 5G enabled; 120Hz refresh rate; support for fast charging on wired and wireless
  • Price (USD): $699

The most highly-priced Galaxy S20 has a lot to offer. Let us see if t is worth everything.

  • Display size, resolution: 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X; 3,200×1440 pixels 
  • Pixel density: 563ppi
  • Dimensions (inches): 2.72 x 5.97 x 0.311 in
  • Weight (ounces, grams): 5.75 oz; 163g
  • Mobile software: Android 10
  • Camera (megapixels): 12 MP (wide-angle), 64 MP (telephoto), 12 MP (ultra-wide)
  • Front-facing camera: 10 MP
  • Video capture: 8K
  • Processor: 64-bit octa-core processor (Max 2.7GHz + 2.5 GHz + 2.0 GHz)
  • Storage: 128GB
  • RAM: 12GB (5G), 8GB (LTE)
  • Expandable storage: 1TB
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Fingerprint sensor: In-screen
  • Connector: USB-C
  • Headphone jack: No
  • Special features: 5G enabled; 120Hz refresh rate; water-resistant (IP68); fast charging compatible on wired and wireless
  • Price (USD): $999

So you got a summary of what the best 5G phones in the market have to offer. Some models have some features on the higher end while the others might be offering something else better. Although that is a tough decision, you got to choose what fits you the best.

Ankita Mohanty is a Software Engineer who has the passion for content creation, tech and travel. She believes in that there's nothing in this world that's unachievable when you work hard for it.
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