Review of iPhone 12 Pro (should buy an iPhone 12 Pro?)
I will share with you a review of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone-12 Pro is one of the four new iPhones available in the market by Apple launched in the year 2021 – iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone-12Pro, and iPhone-12 Pro Max.
On one side there is the iPhone12 Mini starting at $699 and on the other side, the iPhone 12Pro Max is starting at Rs $1099. The iPhone-12 ProMax comes with the latest update that Apple has to offer. And the iPhone 12Mini is just the entry point in the universe.
The iPhone 12 is technically a step below the hierarchy of the iPhone 12 series but is practically the same as iPhone 12Pro with just a few omissions. But it is even messier when taking into account the Indian market price, the iPhone 12 Pro starting at $999 and iPhone 12 at $699 in the United States, with a huge difference with the same storage.
Logically stating, buying an iPhone 12 Pro Max would be more sensible. Or just get the iPhone 12
Design and Build Quality
iPhone 12 series is an updated design, which took Apple to do in three years. It is not something an iPhone-X level update but it is something special.
All the new iPhones share the same new schematics, the pro iPhones use more premium materials. The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max have matte frosted glass on the back, and it is smooth to touch and feels very premium. Also, avoids any smudge or fingerprints. The outer frame is shiny and made of stainless steel but the downside is that it picks up a lot of fingerprints the moment you start using it. It has sharp edges. Whereas, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is more pocketable and Comfortable to use with only one hand though it is still a big phone.
Display of iPhone 12 Pro
All the new iPhones have similar “core” display specs even if they come with different screen sizes. The biggest payoff is that Apple uses its high-quality super Retina XDR OLED display in all their new iPhones. Plus they also support Dolby Vision and HDR 10.
The other highlight is its 1080p+ resolution in all the new iPhones. Apple has also made one of the best 720p LCDs. The iPhones apple’s Ceramic Shield for protection, to make the new iPhones four times more resistant to water and scratch, something you should keep in mind.
If you want a lot of content on a bigger screen iPhone 12 Pro Max is what you should be looking for. The same display of both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will make you scratch your head and think why? Apple usually doesn’t harness its products this way unless something or nothing has happened.
The camera of iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone Pro Max
The iPhone 12 Pro comes with three cameras set up, i.e. 12MP wide, @12MP ultra-wide, and 12MP telephoto, plus light detection & ranging or LiDAR sensor. And to complement the main sensor Apple has provided an f/1.6 aperture lens. According to Apple, a LiDAR sensor will help boost autofocus by almost up to six times, benefiting Night mode portrait photography.iPhone 12 Pro Max has the same setup, just it is on a higher level due to its large main sensor sensor-shift OIS, and more zoom courtesy of the telephoto in the max model.
iPhone 12 Pro with Best Camera Quality
The iPhone 12 comes with two cameras on its back, a 12MP main and another 12MP ultra-wide angle. However, the 3 camera set up is similar to the last year iPhone 11 but iPhone 12 series allows more light with a wider angle as compared to iPhone 11 as its camera has f/1.6 aperture. Its “Pro” Image processing, Deep Fusion & LiDAR sensor helps you to take more clear selfies with a front camera with 12 MP True Depth and Night mode enables with all cameras, which wasn’t available in iPhone 11, enables you to take picture brighter. The Low Light Ultrawide mode Pictures, as well as Portrait mode Pictures, are the best compared to all the other versions of the iPhone.With the help of a more advanced LiDAR sensor and Deep Fusion Technology, it gives significantly detailed edge detection and depth in the portrait version. The Latest Apple phone is launched with Smart HDR 3, using machine learning to adjust certain part of pictures in vibrant mode. That makes it far better than its other series of iPhone.
Videography with iPhone 12 Pro
Now, let us talk about the up-gradation in the video recording in this iPhone series. All the camera can capture 4k resolution video with 10 bit Dolby Vision HDR video. With the back camera, you can capture 4k video up to 60fps however with the front camera it is up to 30fps. The iPhone offers the best quality pictures as well as videos with rich and brighter colours, also details with the best stabilization.
As per the market news, iPhone 12 Pro Max is the best camera phone today. It is a jack of all trades making it more attractive even than the last year’s iPhone 11. iPhone 12 Pro is undoubtedly better than the iPhone 12 but that depends on that extra telephoto camera worthiness, when you know that there’s an iPhone 12 Pro Max out there, that’s even better.
With some best dynamic range and good light, iPhone 12 Pro takes great pictures. They look true to the source and life-like with appealing and warm colours. The detailing is just remarkable.
Performance and Battery life
Performance of iPhone 12 Series: –
The same core hardware is there in every new iPhone. This is the latest and the greatest 5nm A14Bionic chip by Apple. The Pro iPhones have 6GB RAM and 128GB base storage while the non-Pro models have 4GB RAM and 64GB base storage. Software is iOS 14 giving the needed flexibility to iPhones, with home screen widgets, set custom email and browser defaults, including features such as picture in picture view for videos, app drawer-like interface through app library, and much more.
Apart from all these features, iOS is not designed for large-screen iPhones, so it imperative to start looking into this aspect too. And to your knowledge, reachability is not the answer.
As for performance, the iPhone 12 Pro is expectedly fast, something that no other Android phone, including Google’s own pixel, can guarantee. There is also support for 5G. Battery life is good too, and the iPhone 12 Pro will give you a day’s worth of mixed usage. But the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the king of all. And what’s new this year? It is the MagSafe “magnetic” wireless charging. And oops, there is no charger and Earpods in the box.
Battery Life :
The battery life of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro is not that much improved, however on average usage, it can run the whole day. But if High-resolution videos or games played, they last long around 9 hours. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro has a 2815 mAh battery whereas the iPhone mini has only a 2227mAh battery which gives a below average. The iPhone 12 Pro max contains a 3969 mAh battery but as its display size is larger than others, it consumes more. Still, it gives at least 12 hours on full usage.
The question is, Should you buy it?
If you do not want to compromise with the latest iPhone or if you are looking to switch from an iPhone X/ iPhone XS to a no-compromise new iPhone and the iPhone 12 Pro Max you must go for it. The max has the largest display and the best cameras with a high-end experience. Even at its high asking price, the iPhone 12 Pro in its own league, it’s almost perfect. You can pick this iPhone considering its pros which are: Top-notch design and build quality, Fast performance, software support, amazing cameras, loud stereo speakers. But the only con attached to it is that iPhone 12 offers much of the same deal at $350 less. I hope you will like the Review of the iPhone 12 Pro. I hope you will like the Review of the iPhone 12 Pro.