Test results show that the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max have 6GB RAM on board. The cheaper iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are stuck on 4GB of RAM.
iPhone 12 Pro (Max) has more RAM than iPhone 12 (mini)
MacRumors has a so-called list file. This shows that the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max have more RAM than the iPhone 12 and the small iPhone 12 mini. That is entirely in line with expectations. This year’s Pro models are the first iPhones with 6GB of RAM. The predecessors of these devices, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, had to make do with 4GB RAM.
Working memory determines, among other things, the amount of apps that you can run in the background. More RAM makes it easier to switch between apps. They do not have to start over and over again. It is therefore quite logical that the Pro models have more RAM than the normal iPhones.
A Geekbench score has also surfaced from the iPhone 12 Pro. Geekbench is a testing program that shows how fast a phone is. During single-core tasks, the iPhone 12 Pro scores about as high as the iPad Air 2020. However, during multi-core processes, the iPhone achieves a much lower score.
This is striking because both devices run on the same A14 chip. In addition, the iPad Air 2020 only has 4GB of RAM. Perhaps Apple has clocked the processor higher in the iPad. It is also possible that the iPhone 12 Pro was tested immediately after the set-up of the device. This can result in lower scores. So we will have to wait for more tests to really draw conclusions.
You should know this about the iPhone 12
Perhaps the biggest innovation that Apple announced this week is the iPhone 12 mini. This device is smaller than the iPhone SE but has a larger screen of 5.4 inches. Furthermore, the smartphone has the same specifications as the normal iPhone 12. Both phones have a new, flatter design. They run on the A14 chip and now also have an OLED screen. As a result, the colors are more beautiful and the contrast is much better. The devices have a normal camera and a wide-angle lens.
The Pro models not only have more RAM but are also made of more luxurious materials and have a telecamera. That is missing on the regular iPhone 12. The screens of the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max have also grown to 6.1 and 6.7 inches respectively.
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