The iPhone 12 Pro and Motorola Edge Plus are super powerful Apple and Motorola phones. They bring the best features of the moment and feature 5G internet support and a triple camera in the datasheet. However, the differences appear on the screen and processor. Check below a comparison between the specifications of high-end phones.

iPhone 12 Pro vs. Motorola Edge Plus

SpecificationsiPhone 12 ProMotorola Edge Plus
LaunchOctober 2020April 2020
Current pricefrom $999from $999
Screen6.1 inches6.7 inches
Screen resolution2532 x 1170 pixelsFull HD + (2340 x 1080 pixels)
ProcessorA14 BionicSnapdragon 865 (octa-core up to 2.84 GHz)
RAM6 GB12 GB
Storage128, 256 and 512 GB256 GB
Memory cardno supportno support
Main cameratriple, 12, 12 and 12 MPtriple, 108, 16 and 8 MP
Front camera12 MP25 MP
Operating systemiOS 14Android 10
Battery2,815 mAh5,000 mAh
Dimensions and weight146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm; 187 g161.1 x 71.4 x 9.6 mm; 203 g
ColorsGold, Graphite, Silver and BlueAsh and Wine
Source: Apple and Motorola

Screen and Design

Edge Plus

The screen is one of the first differences between the handsets, as it is 6.7 inches from the Motorola Edge Plus versus 6.1 inches from the iPhone 12 Pro. In terms of resolution, Apple’s cell phone can deliver too many pixels. There are 2532 x 1170 pixels on the iPhone as opposed to 2340 x 1080 pixels on the Motorola handset. Despite the various distinctions, the OLED panel is a common specification for both phones.

The iPhone 12 Pro stands out in the aspect of water resistance and splash, as it brings IP68 protection, while the rival uses IP54. In short, Apple’s cell phone is best suited for those who live constantly in adverse conditions.

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Still, in terms of finish, the iPhone 12 line smartphones bring Ceramic Shield, which promises to be the most resistant glass present in a cell phone at the moment.

While the Motorola Edge Plus features an almost edge-free screen with a hole in the panel to house the front camera, the iPhone 12 Pro retains the notch seen in the previous generation, used to accommodate the sensor for selfies and audio output.

In terms of refresh rate, the iPhone 12 Pro brought only 60 Hz, while the Motorola Edge Plus uses 90 Hz for this.

Cameras

Apple iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max

The iPhone 12 Pro uses a triple 12 MP photo set on the ultra-wide, wide sensors and a telephoto camera. The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max were praised in the ranking made by the specialized photography website DxOMark, which praised the images made by Apple’s device. For selfies, the smartphone also has a 12 MP sensor.

One of the highlights that the iPhone 12 Pro offers is the LiDAR scanner, used in photographs to create a depth map of the site. The phone also features an optimized version of Intelligent HDR, double optical image stabilization, and night mode for photos in low-light environments.

The Motorola device brings a primary camera of 108 MP, 16 MP in the hybrid sensor that performs the function of ultra-wide and macro, and 8 MP in the telephoto.

Like the iPhone 12 Pro, the Motorola Edge Plus features HDR and tools to enhance photos in dark places. A unique feature of Edge Plus is Quad Pixel technology, capable of joining four pixels in one to generate the final 27 MP files.

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Performance and Storage

The iPhone 12 Pro has three storage versions, 128, 256, and 512 GB. The Motorola Edge Plus, in turn, brings only one option of 256 GB. The iPhone 12 Pro’s RAM is not officially released by Apple, but specialized sites report that it has 6 GB. The technical sheet of the Motorola cell phone brings 12 GB of RAM. None of the phones has support for memory cards.

A14 Bionic

As for the processor, the iPhone 12 Pro brings the A14 Bionic, the apple company’s processor which promises to be up to 50% more powerful than its rivals. In benchmarks, such as AnTuTu’s, Apple’s system in the Pro handset yielded 572,133 points, behind other Android devices that use the Snapdragon 865, such as the Motorola Edge Plus.

The chipset on the Motorola smartphone is the Snapdragon 865 (octa-core with speeds up to 2.84 GHz) and is one of Qualcomm’s newest platforms.

Battery

Apple does not report the raw battery capacity of the iPhone 12 Pro, but experts estimate the phone to be 2,815 mAh. Apple promises video streaming for 11 hours straight and 65 hours of uninterrupted audio playback. Charging can be done with or without wires and also features MagSafe technology, with a magnet system to be used with chargers, wallets, and accessories through magnetism. The launch of the iPhone 12 line was marked by the beginning of the strategy of not including the plug adapter in the smartphone boxes anymore.

Motorola’s information indicates that the battery capacity of the Motorola Edge Plus is 5,000 mAh, a quantity that promises up to two days of use away from the outlets. The smartphone has support for fast, reverse, and wireless charging modes. One issue that may represent a disadvantage is the power of the charger, which totals 18 W and can deliver a slower recharge.

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System Version

The iPhone 12 Pro leaves the factory with iOS 14 but will receive the update for iOS 15, which should be released in June on WWDC 2021. Meanwhile, Motorola Edge Plus runs Android 10 but is on the list of smartphones that will receive the update for Android 11, Google’s most recent operating system.

Additional resources

5G connectivity

The 5G internet is a feature available on both phones. The Motorola Edge Plus has an antenna with support for millimeter waves (mmWave) and medium band (sub-6GHz). The iPhone 12 Pro is only compatible with the medium band.

A feature in Motorola’s structure that can stand out as a positive feature is the P2 input, exclusive to headphones. Apple and other manufacturers, such as Samsung, have already stopped using this format on recently launched smartphones.

Price

The Motorola Edge Plus is available in the market and can already be seen for $999. The iPhone 12 Pro arrived in November with the price starting at $999, in the version with 128 GB of storage.

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