Apple launched its brand new version of the iPhone 12 in 2020.iPhone 12 and the iPhone mini is its mainstream flagship. The phones come in 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch sizes with identical features, including support for faster 5G cellular networks, OLED displays, improved cameras, and Apple’s latest A14 chip, all in a completely refreshed design.
The iPhone 12 got released on October 23, so the phone is now out and you’re able to buy it directly from Apple as well as a variety of retailers around you. However, the release of pre-order of iPhone 12 mini was until November 6, and that phone is out on November 13, now you can get your iPhone 12 mini as well!
The iPhone 12 price starts at $799 / £799 / AU$1,349, which is $100 / £70 / AU$150 more than the iPhone 11 range which was expected. That’s likely due in part to the cost of adding in a 5G modem and let’s face it that every smartphone id slowly switching towards 5G, but also because the iPhone 12 mini is grabbing that iPhone 11 price range, starting from $699 / £699 / AU$1,199.
Do remember that you’re only getting the 64GB variant of the phone at that starting price, and that’s pretty costly as a base level of storage in 2020 and you should give it a shot!
What exactly do you think, when you hear ‘elevated’? If someone says, the design of something is elevated, would that mean the sides of it were now flat and more ‘professional’-looking?
Well, if you think it's yes, then you already get the design idea behind the new iPhone 12. While it’s similar in size and shape to 2019’s iPhone 11 (and actually a few millimetres shorter and thinner), the main difference between the two is to those edges, which are a sharp 90-degree angle rather than the convex, curved sides of the previous hierarchy series.
The iPhone 12 feels sharper to hold in the hand as a result which gives you a great feel, with the edges of the phone not resting as comfortable in your palms, and we certainly wouldn’t call it comfortable after a couple of weeks of using it because we will be used to it?.
If you are someone who didn’t have iPhones for a few years you’ll immediately be reminded of the feeling of using an iPhone 4 or 5, both of which had similarly squared sides, but we have to accept that the larger phone does push it into the hands touch more.
It’s an interesting and creative design change from Apple, and one wonders if it’s been done to enable a stronger 5G signal (there is a small gap for the mmWave version in the US).
It’s also designed to make the rear of the phone twice as likely to survive a drop, even though it’s using the same glass as on the iPhone 11.
One of the most controversial changes with the iPhone 12 doesn’t revolve around the phone itself, but what comes with it and it was unexpected, to be honest! The charging block and EarPods have been omitted from the box(yes, you read it right!), with Apple highlighting the environmental benefits of not messing the boxes of millions of people around the world with things they already have (as well as the shipping necessities resulting from the boxes being smaller in size).
“As part of our efforts to reach our environmental goals, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini do not include a power adapter or EarPods. Please use your current Apple power adapter and headphones or purchase these accessories separately.”
This is what’s listed on the new iPhone page – and it would make sense, save for the ‘current’ Apple power adapter, well it’s pretty controversial.
Well, one has to say that that iPhone 12’s display is a big step forward for a phone of this price – while last year Apple decided that fancy, high-contrast OLED displays were for those who were willing to spend out for the Pro, but this year the Super Retina XDR Display has been brought to the cheaper iPhone 12 and that is very interesting and positive.
The difference is clearly noticeable, especially when it comes to viewing photos, videos and movies in HDR, quality is what the iPhone delivers.
You might not be able to see the difference when just scrolling around the internet, but, whether it’s looking at creative photos on Twitter, sampling HDR content from iTunes or the look of Netflix, the OLED upgrade brings a big difference in image quality and is noticeable.
It appears like Apple is continuing its trend of making sure that the standard iPhone comes with great longevity, with the iPhone 12 seeing all the improvements to battery life that mean the battery life will be better.
Apple this time worked hard to make sure that power management is in a good position, and in our time with the iPhone 12, we found that charging lasted for enough time when we compare it with previous versions. So, we can trust the battery management when compared to previous versions.
You should Buy only if:
If you want a larger and classic screen
The iPhone 12 mini is cheaper which is awesome, but if you want more screen real feel to see more of the thrill on your display, this is the model made for you.
If you are looking for something new
The new design competes best to older models, but the extra-large screen makes this feel like an all-new phone (which, to be fair enough).
You like watching movies
If you are the kind of person who believes in Netflix and chill or prime Video /Hotstar or in general movie buff, then the OLED display on the iPhone 12 will be an amazing experience for you.
We hope this article helps you to understand everything you need to know about iPhone 12.