The iPhone 12 has been launched by the company with pre-orders already started and the smartphone has received great acceptance from the mob from record breaking pre-orders from different countries. The Apple iPhone 12 is a powerful piece of tech and is the fastest smartphone that is available in the market now with the A14 Bionic chip which is based on 5nm architecture and the smartphone has 5G support. The 5g feature is something that the company was very proud to announce during the launch event. The smartphone runs iOS 14.1 with a peculiar design and build quality which feels great in hand. It is available in five different colors: Red, Black, White, Blue and Green with a starting price of $829.00 on Amazon.com for the 6GB/4GB base variant.
- 6.1 inch 1170×2532 Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 1200 nits (peak brightness)
- A14 Bionic Chipset
- iOS 14.1
- 64 GB/128 GB/256 GB storage (not expandable)
- 4 GB RAM
- 2815 mAh battery with 20W fast charging
- 12 MP + 12 MP| 12 MP
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
Here are the lowest prices from Amazon.com
$829.00 :- 64 GB/ 4GB
$879.00 :- 128 GB/4 GB
$979.00 :- 256 GB/4 GB
Display And Design
iPhone 12 features a 6.1 inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with a pixel resolution of 1170×2532 and 460 ppi density which makes content consumption and browsing perfect. The greater pixel resolution displays colors more accurately and increases the sharpness of letters and the dynamic range of images. The display has a Ceramic Shield front cover which has a greater scatter resistance but it has a lesser scratch resistance because shatter resistance is inversely proportional to scratch resistance. The small size makes it easier to use it single-handedly. The smartphone has a 86.89% screen-to-body ratio and 19:5:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone survives water under 6 m for 30 mins without damage and is IP68 certified for Dust/Water resistance. Dolby Vision and True-tone are the highlights of the display and the contrast ratio is 2 million:1.
The iPhone 12 has a frosted glass back and sides built with aluminum frame which takes fingerprints easily. However, the frosted glass on the back repels dust and fingerprints and will retain its cool look.
The latest A14 Bionic Hexa-core (2×3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4×1.8 GHz Icestorm) Chip makes iPhone 12 the fastest smartphone in the market. When there was a speed test between the iPhone 12 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the Note 20 Ultra won the competition because it was better optimized though it was powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. The A14 Bionic chip has just arrived and needs to be optimized. It runs the latest iOS 14.1 and has Apple GPU (4-Core Graphics).
The Apple iPhone 12 has a dual front and rear camera set-up. There is a 12 MP f/1.6 primary sensor with Dual-pixel PDAF and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), a 12 MP f/2.4 ultra-wide angle sensor with FOV (Field Of View) 120 degrees. The dual rear camera set-up features Dual-LED dual Tone Flash and HDR for both photos and Panorama. it supports 4K video capturing @ 24/30/60 fps, 1080p @ 30/60/120/240 fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR @ 30 fps with stereo sound recording.
There is a 12 MP f/2.2 sensor at the front for selfies, video calls and video recording. There is also a SL 3D depth/biometrics sensor which brings life into your photos by creating a sense of depth and augmented reality. The sensor also enable 3D face recognition and thus increases the biometric security. The selfie camera features HDR and supports 4K video capturing @ 24/30/60 fps, 1080p @ 30/60/120 fps and the videos are electrically stabilized using Gyro sensor.
Storage/Memory And Battery
The iPhone 12 comes in three storage configurations 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB. Of course the storage is not expandable and you have to pay more to get 256 GB of storage. There is 4 GB and the RAM management of the iPhone 12 is great and is better than the 8 GB RAM provided by other company mobiles. This is because iOS is optimized in such a way that it consumes a very little part of the RAM whereas Android requires a greater RAM space. This is the reason why iPhone never had 8 GB of RAM; it doesn’t need that.
Apple iPhone 12 packs a 2810 mAh battery with 20W fast charging support which charges the phone to 50% in 30 mins. The charger is not included in the box but a USB type-C to lightning cable has been given with the box and can be plugged to a USB adapter if you have one. There is 15W Qi fast wireless charging and USB power delivery 2.0. The specialty in charging is that the iPhone 12 series supports all the MagSafe accessories. MagSafe is a kind of charging feature which sticks to the back of the smartphone as a result of magnetic attraction and then charges the smartphone.
Now how does the MagSafe charging feature aid charging in support to the Qi wireless charging feature. With Qi wireless you can get a maximum power output of 7.5W and even less if the Qi charger is not properly aligned to the coil present in the mobile. The MagSafe chargers uses magnets and aligns the smartphone properly with the coil and also increases the power output from a maximum of 7.5W to 15W.
There are a lot of connectivity options on the Apple iPhone 12:
Wi-fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Dual-band, Hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB: lightning USB 2.0
There is a USB-C to lightning cable in the box which is a upgrade from the the USB-a to lightning cable that can be seen in all the iPhone from 5 to iPhone 11.
Sound and Sensors
Sound quality is very good on the iPhone 12 with the stereo speakers. Of course there is no 3.5mm Headphone jack which was removed long time ago.
Talking about the sensors; there are pretty useful sensors packed into the Apple iPhone 12. One of my favorite sensors is the Augmented reality sensor that is packed into the SL 3D camera which calculates the height of the object that is focused. This feature is kind of cool and unique. Though the measurements are not that accurate, the sensor will give you a pretty decent calculation and is a good feature to keep in your mobile.
There are all the sensors that are packed in normal smartphones like the Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass, Barometer and Biometrics. Now another unique sensor is the Siri natural language commands and dictation sensor. Needless to say about the sensor, it makes life simple and easy. You just need to say ‘Hey Siri’ and Siri will interpret the words said there after as commands and take necessary actions. Be it calling an Ambulance during an emergency situation or texting your friends, Siri does all that.
The Apple iPhone 12 is a great smartphone to use and is worth buying from every aspect. If you are serious about photography and videography, only then you need to buy iPhone 12 Pro. The smartphone is great to use with the iOS 14.1 experience taking the smartphone to a next level.