KEY POINTS

  • Apple recently released the new iPhone 12 series
  • Analysts believe Apple didn't convince consumers to get the Pro models over the non-Pro models
  • The iPhone 12 needs to overtake its biggest rivals that run on Android

Apple recently launched the iPhone 12 series of smartphones, which feature a new processor, offer support for 5G and boast the best and latest specs that the Cupertino tech giant has to offer. But how does the iPhone 12 fare against the latest Android smartphones?

While the iPhone 12 Pro models have the best specs and features that the series has to offer, analysts believe that the Cupertino tech giant didn't really do a good job convincing people to get them over the lower-end 6.1-inch iPhone 12. In a cinch, this is because the Pro models only differed from the non-Pro models significantly in their camera capabilities.

That said, it appears that fans will need to see how the new 6.1-inch iPhone 12 fares when pit against its toughest rivals in the market: Android handsets offered by Apple's biggest competitors such as Samsung and Google.

Here's a quick comparison of the iPhone 12 versus Samsung's recently released Galaxy S20 FE, the older but still capable Galaxy S20 and Google's Pixel 5.

Processor

The iPhone 12 makes use of Apple's new A14 Bionic chip. Samsung's Galaxy S20 FE 5G is powered by Qualcomm's formidable Snapdragon 865, while the Galaxy S20 is powered by an unnamed 64-bit octa-core processor (clocking at a maximum 2.7GHz), CNet noted. Google's Pixel 5, on the other hand, is powered by the weaker but still capable Snapdragon 765G.

Display

The iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch OLED display with a 2,532x1,170 pixel resolution. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G has a wider 6.5-inch super AMOLED display with 2,400x1,080 pixels.

The Galaxy S20 has a 6.2-inch dynamic AMOLED display with a higher 3,200x1,440 pixel resolution. Pixel 5, on the other hand, has a 6-inch FHD OLED display with 2,340x1,080 pixels.

Rear Camera

The iPhone 12 has two 12MP (wide and ultrawide) rear cameras. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G has two 12MP (standard and ultrawide) cameras and one 8MP telephoto sensor.

The Galaxy S20 has a triple camera setup comprised of a 64MP main and two 12MP (wide, ultrawide) cameras. The Pixel 5 has one 12.2MP (standard) and one 16MP (ultrawide) camera.

Front Camera

The iPhone 12 has a 12MP selfie camera. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G has a 32MP front camera. The Galaxy S20 has a 10MP selfie snapper. The Pixel 5 has an 8MP front-facing camera.

Storage

The iPhone 12 comes in 64GB, 128GB and 256 GB storage configurations. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S20 and Pixel 5 all come with 128GB of internal storage. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G and Galaxy S20's storage is expandable up to 1TB via the use of microSD.

Price

The iPhone 12 starts at $799 for the 64GB variant. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G is priced at $699 but is sometimes discounted. The Galaxy S20 costs $999 but is sometimes discounted as well. The Pixel 5 sells for $699.

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