Apple iPhone 12 Pro vs Google Pixel 5 – Analysis, specifications and prices

The new Apple iPhone 12 Pro handset has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Apple A14 Bionic processor chipset and a battery of 15 mAh. On other side, the Google Pixel 5 also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro vs Google Pixel 5
Apple iPhone 12 Pro vs Google Pixel 5

Processor and Operating System

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro runs on Apple A14 Bionic chipset and the processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Firestorm and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Icestorm. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Next‑generation Neural Engine. Running on iOS 14 operating system.

The Apple A14 Bionic is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G.

Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 5 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.4 GHz Kryo 475, 1 core of 2.2 GHz Kryo 475 and 6 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 475. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2400 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Titan M security module. And it’s running on iOS 14 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro is carrying a Apple GPU,4 cores gpu in the interior and the Google Pixel 5 has the Qualcomm Adreno 620 graphics processor.

Battery

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro battery capacity is 15 mAh which is a 27100% (percent) less powerful than the 4080 mAh offered by the Google Pixel 5. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, MagSafe wireless charging – 15W, Qi wireless charging – 7.5W and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
The Google Pixel 5 battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and Wireless reverse charging.

Screen

The mobile phone is using a OLED display with 1170 x 2532 pixels and a screen size of 6.1 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Google Pixel 5 is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro is a 1.6% bigger than Google Pixel 5 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Google Pixel 5
1200 cd/m² peak brightness 90 Hz refresh rate
2000000:1 Always-on Display
800 cd/m² typical brightness Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Ceramic Shield Multi-touch
Dolby Vision Scratch resistant
Haptic Touch
HDR10
Multi-touch
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Scratch resistant
Super Retina XDR
True tone display
Wide color display (P3)
Wide color gamut

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Google Pixel 5 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Google Pixel 5.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Apple iPhone 12 Pro comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The max storage capacity offered by the Apple iPhone 12 Pro is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 300% more than the Google Pixel 5 with 128 gigabytes.

Google Pixel 5 gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a pixel size of 1.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.6 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

iPhone 12 pro camera
iPhone 12 pro camera

Meanwhile the Google Pixel 5 rear camera comes with 2 lenses of 12/16 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35:28 mm , a pixel size of 1.4 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.2 respectively.

Google pixel 5 5g camera
Google pixel 5 5g camera
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Google Pixel 5
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 120 fps
10x digital zoom (#2) 720p @ 240 fps
2x optical zoom (#3) Angle of view – 107° (#2)
4x optical zoom range (#3) Aperture – f/2.2 (#2)
5-element lens (#2) Autofocus
6-element lens (#3) Continuous shooting
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Digital image stabilization
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Digital zoom
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Exposure compensation
Autofocus Face detection
Cinematic video stabilization Geotagging
Continuous autofocus HDR
Continuous shooting ISO settings
Digital zoom Optical image stabilization
Dolby Vision HDR video recording Optical zoom
Exposure compensation Panorama
Face detection Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Geotagging Phase detection with Dual Pixel
HDR Pixel size – 1.0 μm (#2)
ISO settings Scene mode
LiDAR scanner Secondary rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Macro mode Self-timer
Night Mode Touch focus
OIS (#3) White balance settings
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
RAW
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro comes with a 12 MP in the front.

The Google Pixel 5 has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Google Pixel 5
1080p @ 120 fps 8 MP
12 MP Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/2.0.2 Face unlock
Cinematic video stabilization HDR
Deep Fusion Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.112000 mm
Digital image stabilization
Face detection
Face unlock
HDR
Night Mode
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Google Pixel 5
5G NSA 5CA
5G SA 5G NSA
EDGE 5G SA
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) Built-in 5G modem
Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA EDGE
GPRS EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s) GPRS
LTE HSPA+(42.2/ 5.76 Mbit/s)
LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s) LTE Cat 13(UL)
TD- LTE Cat 18(DL)
TD-SCDMA UMTS(384 kbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro price is $999 and the Google Pixel 5 price tag is $700

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