iPhone 12 Lineup: Which Model Should You Buy?

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Apple released the iPhone 12 with four new options — the iPhone 12 from mini, to the Pro, and to the Max. If you are currently deciding whether to buy a new iPhone, getting an upgrade, and levelling up your Apple experience, well, you are in the right place. Going to the malls to try the actual products that are displayed by Apple authorized resellers can be very risky, especially with the growing cases of COVID here in the Philippines. To avoid that risk, we are going to help you choose which model suits your taste and fits your needs from the newly launched iPhone 12 series without going out of your respective homes.

Learn about their sizes

iPhone 12 Pro Max size vs iPhone 12

Here’s a quick overview in terms of physical size: iPhone 12 is just the same as the iPhone 12 Pro though it is a bit heavier since it is made of stainless steel. While the mini is the smaller version of the iPhone 12. The Pro Max is bigger than the Pro Model but made with the same material. If you want a size enough to be grabbed by your palm, you can choose between iPhone 12 and mini. If you’re looking for upgraded features, choose the Pro or the Pro Max (if you prefer a bigger screen size).

Here’s a quick run-through in terms of memory size: The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 come in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage sizes while iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max have three storage capacities — 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.

Know your price limit

iPhone 12 Series Philippines

We all know that size is not the biggest deciding factor in choosing the right model for us. Before deciding what size fits your hand, you should first consider the price that fits your budget. The price of an iPhone 12 to iPhone 12 Pro Max in the Philippines are as follows:

iPhone 12 and Mini

iPhone 12 Mini




iPhone 12

PHP51,490.00 PHP54,490.00 PHP60,490.00

iPhone 12 Mini

PHP45,490.00 PHP48,490.00 PHP54,490.00


iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max

iPhone 12 Pro




iPhone 12 Pro

PHP64,990.00 PHP70,990.00 PHP82,990.00

iPhone 12 Pro Max

PHP70,990.00 PHP76,990.00 PHP88,990.00


Find your color

iPhone 12 Pro colors

There are lots of colors to choose from depending on the model. iPhone 12 Pro Max Gold and Pacific Blue are said to be the most popular and best-selling versions among the iPhone 12 series. To give you a complete choice per lineup, here’s a list of available colors of iPhone 12 in the Philippines which you can choose from:

iPhone 12 and Mini

iPhone 12 Black Blue Product Red Green White







iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max

iPhone 12 Pro Silver iPhone 12 Pro Graphite iPhone 12 Pro Pacific Blue iPhone 12 Pro Gold



Pacific Blue


Colors may affect your decision but it still depends on what are your particulars. For some, colors do not matter since you can use a phone case to accessorize anyway.

Battery life

iPhone 12 Battery

Depending on the activity, the battery life of each model differs. Tom’s Guide (part of Future US Inc., an international media group and leading digital publisher) made a battery test for all iPhone 12 models. They surfed the web non-stop at 150 nits of screen brightness, searching for new sites every 30 seconds until the battery drains. Below are the results of their battery test:

Battery life (hrs: mins) Battery size (mAh)
iPhone 12 Mini (5G) 7:28 2,227 mAh
iPhone 12 (5G) 8:25 2,815 mAh
iPhone 12 Pro (5G) 9:06 2,815 mAh
iPhone 12 Pro Max (5G) 10:53 3,687 mAh

If you are someone who just loves to do calls and texts plus a little bit of music, you can go with iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Mini. On the other hand, if you are someone who watches movies or TV series, and does a lot of gaming on the side, iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max suit you best.


All of the iPhone 12 models come in an A14 bionic chip and support a 5G Network. Just keep in mind that there are more things that you might want to consider before you purchase an iPhone 12. There are more to know like the camera, screen resolution, etc.

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