Soumya Prakash Pradhan

Many Apple fans are comparing the iPhone 14 to the iPhone 12 and wondering if upgrading is worth it.

While some users may be hesitant to switch to the newer model so soon after purchasing the iPhone 12, others are excited to experience the latest features and improvements that come with the iPhone 14.

The iPhone 12 introduced significant improvements to its predecessor, including a new design and 5G connectivity, making it a tough act to follow.

Here's the differences between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 12, and help you decide whether the upgrade is worth it.


The iPhone 14 is equipped with an A15 Bionic chip while the iPhone 12 has an A14 Bionic chip. The A15 chip is faster and more efficient than its predecessor, providing better performance and improved battery life.

So, if you're looking for a device that can handle intensive tasks with ease, the iPhone 14 might be the right choice for you.


In terms of display, the iPhone 14 has a 6.1-inch OLED screen with a refresh rate of 60 Hz, HDR 10, and 1200 nits of brightness. In comparison, the iPhone 12 has a similar 6.1-inch OLED display with a refresh rate of 60 Hz, HDR 10, and 1200 nits of brightness.

While there's no significant difference between the two, the iPhone 14's display offers more vivid colours and a better viewing experience.

Memory and Storage:

The iPhone 14 comes with 6 GB of RAM, which is an upgrade from the iPhone 12's 4 GB. Additionally, the iPhone 14 has 128GB/256GB/512GB storage options, while the iPhone 12 has 64GB/128GB/256GB storage options.

However, neither device supports micro SD card storage, so choose wisely depending on your storage needs.

Battery and Charging:

The iPhone 14 has a larger battery than the iPhone 12, with a 3280mAh capacity compared to the latter's 2815mAh. The iPhone 14 also offers faster wired and wireless charging options, with 18W and 15W respectively, and 7.5W Qi charging.

In comparison, the iPhone 12 offers 18W wired charging and 15W wireless charging with MagSafe and 7.5W Qi charging.


When it comes to camera comparison, the iPhone 14 has a 12MP wide camera with an f/1.5 aperture and a 12MP ultra-wide camera with an f/2.4 aperture. The iPhone 12, on the other hand, has a 12MP wide camera with an f/1.6 aperture and a 12MP ultra-wide camera with an f/2.4 aperture.

Both devices have the same 12MP front-facing camera, so there's no difference there.

Security Features:

Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 14 come with Apple's Face ID feature, which allows you to unlock your phone with facial recognition technology.

This feature is a convenient and secure way to keep your phone and personal information safe. With Face ID, your phone will only unlock when it recognizes your face, making it almost impossible for someone else to access your device.

Price in India:

When it comes to the price, the iPhone 14 is more expensive than the iPhone 12. In India, the 128GB memory storage variant of the iPhone 14 is priced at Rs. 71,999, while the 128GB variant of the iPhone 12 is priced at Rs. 57,999.

It's important to consider your budget when deciding between the two phones.

If you're on a fixed budget, the iPhone 12 may be a more practical choice. However, if you're looking for the latest and most advanced features, the iPhone 14 may be worth the extra investment.