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iPhone 12 specs you should care about: Battery, cameras, price, 5G and more

Apple's iPhone 12 lineup is on sale now. Here's what you need to know about the new phones' price, colors and 5G capabilities.

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The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini are all now on sale. Our reviewers called the new model "one of our highest-rated phones of all time," stacked with new features (Read how the iPhone 11 compares to the iPhone 12 here.) 

We now know all of the different specs of each iPhone 12 model (or, you can find the iPhone 12 specs in a chart here). Here's everything you need to know before you decide which iPhone 12 to buy.  

Read more: iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max vs. iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max: Specs and features

iPhone 12

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The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 starts at $799 (£799, AU$1,349), and is available to buy now. Here are all the iPhone 12 specs: 

  • Available in black, while, red, green and blue
  • Ceramic shield protection with four times better drop performance
  • OLED Super Retina XDR
  • A14 Bionic chip
  • 5G capabilities
  • Dual camera (12 megapixels) with an f2.4 ultrawide and f1.6 wide, Night Mode available on all cameras and night time lapse
  • Wireless charging (no charger or earphone ports)
  • Offers 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options
Now playing: Watch this: Our in-depth review of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro
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iPhone 12 Mini

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The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini has almost all the same specs as the iPhone 12 -- it's just smaller and lighter. It starts at $699 (£699, AU$1,199). 

  • Available in black, while, red, green and blue
  • Ceramic Shield protection with four times better drop performance
  • OLED Super Retina XDR
  • A14 Bionic chip
  • 5G capabilities
  • Dual camera (12 megapixels) with an f2.4 ultrawide and f1.6 wide, Night Mode available on all cameras and night time lapse
  • Wireless charging (no charger or earphone ports)
  • Offers 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options
Now playing: Watch this: iPhone 12 Mini review: There's a lot to like for a phone...
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iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

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Apple's two higher-end devices are the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and the 6.7-inch Pro Max, which start at $999 (£999, AU$1,699) and $1,099 (£1,099, AU$1,849), respectively. You can buy them both now. Here's what you can expect from these two phones:

  • Stainless steel bands
  • Available in silver, graphic, gold and Pacific blue
  • Three rear-facing cameras
  • Lidar for depth mapping, AR and low-light autofocus
  • The 12 Pro has a telephoto lens with a optical zoom of 2.5x
  • The Pro Max has a telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom
  • Both phones offer 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options
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