Apple has launched the iPhone 12 series consisting of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. In this blog you will get answers to what are the specs of the iPhone 12 Pro, its features and is it worth your money. It is priced $999.00, $1099.00, $ 1299.00 for the 128GB/256GB/512GB respectively. The Indian price is crazy for this smartphone: Rs. 1,19,000, Rs. 1,29,000, Rs. 1,49,000 for the 128GB/256GB/512GB respectively.
- 6.1 inch 1170×2532 Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 1200 nits (peak brightness)
- A14 Bionic Chipset
- iOS 14.1
- 128 GB/256 GB/512 GB storage (not expandable)
- 6 GB RAM
- 2815 mAh battery with 20W fast charging
- 12 MP + 12 MP+ 12 MP| 12 MP
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
Display and Design
The display is the same as that on the iPhone 12 with a notable difference being that the 12 Pro has a 800 nits (typ) brightness whereas the iPhone 12 has a typ. brightness of 625 nits. Both the smartphones have the same peak brightness of 1200 nits which is great.
It has a 6.1 inches Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 1170×2532 res. display with 469 ppi density and a screen-to-body ratio of 86.0 %. The front notch does reduce the content consumption experience because it blocks the details. For content consumption the water-drop notch is my favorite. The display has a Shatter resistant Ceramic shield and an Oleophobic coating which makes it easy to wipe off the fingerprints. There is a contrast ration of 2 million:1 and colors look accurate. With the True Tone the display adjusts the brightness using the Ambient Light Sensor and your eyes won’t get tired looking at the screen for long hours. Other features include Dolby Vision and Wide color Gamut which display more lifelike colors.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro comes in Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue color options and has dimenrsions 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 in). On the iPhone 12 you get side of the phone built with aluminum frame whereas on the iPhone 12 Pro the sides are built with Stainless Steel which are more durable. However, they take finger prints very easily.
With the A14 Bionic Hexa-core (2×3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4×1.8 GHz Icestorm) chipset the iPhone series is the fastest smartphones in the market right now. The A14 Bionic surpasses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ in terms of performance and is built on 5nm architecture which consumes less power and is more efficient. That’s the reason why the iPhone 12 Pro lasts longer than the iPhone 11 Pro though the later has a larger battery.
It runs iOS 14.1 and the experience is awesome. With the Apple GPU (4-Core Graphics) the gaming experience is taken to the next level. The RAM management is very well and you can run heavy games like PUBG, ASPHALT 9 at the same time in the background along with other softwares.
There is a triple rear camera set-up with a 12 MP primary sensor with f/1.6 aperture, a 12 MP f/2.0 sensor and a third 12 MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture and a TOF 3D LiDAR sensor which serves many different purposes with Augmented Reality. There is a 12 MP selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a SL 3D depth/biometrics sensor. This is the reason why the top notch is so big on the iPhone 12 series because it needs to equip the SL 3D sensor as well in addition to the selfie cameras.
The camera quality is amazing with features like Dual-tone dual-LED flash and HDR(photos/panorama) on the rear camera and HDR on the selfie camera. There is 4K @ 24/30/60fps, 1080p @ 30/60/120/240fps, 10-bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR and stereo sound recording on the rear camera and 4K @ 24/30/60fps, 1080p @ 30/60/120 fps on the selfie camera and the videos are electrically stabilized with Gyro-EIS.
Storage/Memory And Battery
The iPhone 12 Pro is available in three different storage configurations: 128GB/256GB/512GB. There is a single RAM option of 6GB RAM which is well optimized and works very well with the A14 Bionic chip.
The battery back-up is not that great (music playback of 65h) but is greater than that on the iPhone 11 series. This is because the new A14 Bionic is built on 5nm architecture which consumes relatively less power. Apple iPhone 12 Pro 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 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 is no difference in battery back-up and charging in the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro.
Here are the connectivity options on the iPhone 12 Pro which is same as that on the iPhone 12. The smartphone supports 5G network and is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts both Nano-SIM and eSIM cards.
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
Sensors and Sound
Sensors on the iPhone 12 Pro include Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, ambient light sensor, compass, barometer, Siri natural language commands and dictation. Theses sensors are seen in the iPhone 12 as well. It supports Face unlock with 3D face recognition for enhanced security.
A expected there is no 3.5mm Headphone jack on the iPhone 12 series as well and the sound quality is premium and there is nothing to complain about. The stereo speakers produce loud sound with noise cancellation during video recording ensuring that the recorded video is awesome both in terms of camera and sound quality.