Apple iPhone 12

The Apple iPhone 12 is an entry-level device available with 64GB, 128Gb or 256GB storage in a range of six colours. It comes with a dual-lens 12MP rear camera, Super Retina XDR OLED display and runs on the A14 Bionic chip.

Physically, the iPhone 12 looks slightly different to its predecessors due to its flatter edges which work together with the Ceramic Shield screen protection to make the handset more durable.

To compare Apple iPhone 12 deals from different networks, search using the table above and remember to sort by special offers to find the very best deals.


Apple iPhone 12
Screen size 6.1"
Display Super Retina XDR, all-screen OLED
Pixel resolution 2532 x 1170 at 460 ppi
Dimensions Height: 5.78"
Width: 2.82"
Depth: 0.29"
Weight 162g
Chip A14 Bionic
Battery Up to 15 hours video playback or 65 hours audio playback
Resistance Rated IP68 for splash, water and dust resistance
Operating system iOS 14
Camera Front: 12 MP
Rear: 12 MP
Video recording HDR video with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps
4K video or 1080p HD video at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
720p HD video at 30 fps
Biometrics Face ID
Storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Colours Black, White, (Product) Red, Green, Blue or Purple
5G ready Yes


The rear camera on the Apple iPhone 12 is dual-lens with 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras. The Ultra Wide lens has a 2.4 aperture while the Wide lens has a 1.6 aperture.

Other features of the rear camera include: 2x optical zoom out, digital zoom up to 5x, portrait mode, panorama, night mode and Smart HDR 3 with Scene Detection.

The front camera is 12MP with a 2.2 aperture.

Video recording on the iPhone 12 is available in HDR, 4K, 1080p HD or 720p HD formats. Notable features include: Slow-mo video support, QuickTake video, time lapse with stabilisation and playback zoom.

Users can take 8MP still photos while 4K video is recording.


The Apple iPhone 12 comes with a 6.1" Super Retina XDR OLED display and 2572 x 1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi. This offers a sharper resolution than the previous iPhone.

The refresh rate on the iPhone 12 is 60Hz. This is lower than some comparable devices from other manufacturers.

In addition, the display is protected with Ceramic Shield glass on the front of the Apple iPhone 12 and tougher glass on the rear of the device too.


Three storage options are available for the Apple iPhone 12: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

The amount of storage a user needs will depend on their individual requirements and device usage, so bear that in mind when considering iPhone 12 mobile phone deals comparison.

For example, users who download lots of games or plan on shooting video with their Apple iPhone 12 may want to consider the higher storage options.

Upgrading storage tiers can significantly increase the handset cost, yet it's worth remembering that Apple allow users to offload their apps to free up storage space without losing user data. This can be useful for those who use plenty of apps infrequently but like to keep them on their device.

The 256GB storage option on Apple iPhone 12 deals will only be necessary if a user plans to download lots of large games or shoot 4K video regularly.


The Apple iPhone 12 offers a slightly different device design with flatter edges compared to previous models. These new edges work in tandem with the Ceramic Shield screen to give the display more protection against damage.

Other design features of the iconic Apple iPhone remain the same.


What is Ceramic Shield?

Ceramic Shield is a glass covering the display of the Apple iPhone 12 designed to make the screen stronger and more durable. Apple say the glass on the front of the handset is four times more resistant against drops than the previous model of iPhone.

What is MagSafe?

MagSafe is feature on the iPhone 12 that allows wireless chargers and similar accessories to magnetically attach to the rear of the device. It allows for easy and fast wireless charging, as well as simple attachment to other compatible accessories such as fitness mounts and power banks.

MagSafe will only attach to compatible MagSafe accessories.

Is the Apple iPhone 12 a 5G phone?

Yes, the Apple iPhone 12 is a 5G device so it will work on 5G networks where a customer has an appropriate 5G tariff and SIM card. To compare iPhone 12 mobile phone deals on various networks, search in the table above.

What charger does the Apple iPhone 12 use?

The Apple iPhone 12 charges using a lighting to USB-C adaptor. In line with other recent devices from major manufacturers, no charging cable is included in the box with the iPhone 12.

First-time Apple customers should bear the extra costs of this in mind when they look at Apple iPhone 12 deals comparison tables.

Is the Apple iPhone 12 water resistant?

The iPhone 12 has a IP68 rating. This means it is rated as splash, dust and water resistant up to a depth of 6 meters for 30 minutes.