iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 11, iPhone SE and iPhone XR: All current Apple phones compared

With the release of the iPhone 12, Apple has discounted its past iPhone models. Here's how they compare now.

Lynn La Senior Editor / Reviews - Phones
Lynn La covers mobile reviews and news. She previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee, Macworld and The Global Post.
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The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12.

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Apple's latest flagship lineup includes four new devices altogether: the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Here's how all four iPhone 12 variants compare. With the various memory configurations, the phones range from $729 (£699, AU$1,199) to as much as $1,399 (£1,399, AU$2,369) off-contract, but all models have 5G connectivity, the A14 Bionic chip and multiple rear cameras.

Because of these latest devices, Apple reduced the prices of its older iPhone models that it still sells new. This includes the iPhone 11 from 2019 and the iPhone XR from 2018. The iPhone SE, which the company unveiled last April, is still the same price. Also keep in mind that while these iPhones launched with previous versions of iOS , all these devices are compatible with the latest iOS 14 software update.

Read more: iPhone 12 takes us a step closer to Apple's portless future

To see their hardware differences, check out the spec chart below. The unlocked prices are current as of Oct. 13. And note that the 256GB memory capacity of the iPhone XR is no longer available from Apple and is unlisted. For more information on all of the iPhone news, check out CNET's full coverage of Apple's event.

iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone SE and iPhone XR specs

Apple iPhone 12iPhone 11Apple iPhone SE (2020)iPhone XR
Display size, resolution 6.1-inch OLED; 2,532x1,170 pixels6.1-inch LCD; 1,792x828 pixels 4.7-inch LCD; 1,334x750 pixels6.1-inch LCD; 1,792x828 pixels
Pixel density 460ppi326ppi326ppi326ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 in5.94x2.98x0.33 in5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in5.9x3.0x0.33 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm150.9x75.7x8.3 mm138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm150.9x75.7x8.3 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 5.78oz; 164g6.84 oz; 194g5.22 oz; 148g6.8oz; 194g
Mobile software iOS 14iOS 13iOS 13iOS 12
Camera 12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)12-megapixel12-megapixel
Front-facing camera 12-megapixel12-megapixel7-megapixel7-megapixel
Video capture 4K4K4K4K
Processor Apple A14 BionicApple A13 BionicApple A13 BionicApple A12 Bionic
Storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB64GB, 128GB
RAM Not disclosedNot disclosedNot disclosedNot disclosed
Expandable storage NoNoneNoNone
Battery Not disclosed, but Apple claims 15 hours of video playbackNot disclosed, but Apple claims it will last 1 hour longer than iPhone XRNot disclosed, but Apple claims it has the same battery life as iPhone 8Not disclosed, but Apple claims it will last 90 min. longer than iPhone 8 Plus
Fingerprint sensor No (Face ID)No (Face ID)Home buttonNo (Face ID)
Connector LightningLightningLightningLightning
Headphone jack NoNoNoNo
Special features 5G enabled; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging Water resistant (IP68); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless chargingWater resistant (IP67); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless chargingWater-resistant: IP67, dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging
Price off-contract (USD) $829 (64GB), $879 (128GB), $979 (256GB)$599 (64GB), $649 (128GB), $749 (256GB)$399 (64GB), $449 (128GB), $549 (256GB)$499 (64GB), $549 (128GB)
Price (GBP) £799 (64GB), £849 (128GB), £949 (256GB)£599 (64GB), £649 (128GB), £749 (256GB)£399 (64GB), £499 (128GB), £549 (256GB)£499 (64GB), £549 (128GB)
Price (AUD) AU$1,349 (64GB), AU$1,429 (128GB), AU$1,599 (256GB)AU$999 (64GB), AU$1,079 (128GB), AU$1,249 (256GB)AU$679 (64GB), AU$759 (128GB), AU$929 (256GB)AU$849 (64GB), AU$929 (128GB)

*Prices as of Oct. 13.