APPLE iPhone 12 – Full Review

Apple iPhone 12 brings quite a few changes over last year’s model. It is a high end device, so don’t expect it to come cheap. Price aside, you get a lot of premium features that other phones are missing. There has been a significant improvement on the field of security, especially face recognition. The phone also comes with a very good chipset and GPU for the best experience. It is also very user friendly, so you will have no problem adjusting to iOS, even if you never owned Apple phone before.

Design

Apple decided to go with a bold new design. The corners are curved; however, the edges remain sharp. This is something completely different from the competition and is certainly an iconic trait of Apple brand. They kept a very simple design. Nothing is over the top, which makes the phone very beautiful. Anyway, the phone is very easy to hold, you get a firm grip and it’s not slippery at all. It is appropriate for one hand use. Apple also used the best materials for the phone. The front and back are both covered with Gorilla Glass, which is known for its protective purposes. This makes the phone resistant to drops. It also gives it complete water and dust resistance. The frame is made out of aluminum. Additionally, Apple also added a new layer of protection. The front also features a scratch resistance ceramic glass.

Screen

The new 12 model features a reasonably large screen. It measures 6.1 inches which is neither too big nor too small. Screen is certainly an improvement. This phone has Super Retina XDR OLED display with full HDR10 support. With 1170p resolution, the iPhone 12 has very high pixel density. The refresh rate is pretty standard, only 60 Hz, still swiping appears very smooth and the content looks great. The colours are simply amazing and you get True-tone feature as well.

Performance

Apple iPhone 12 has some awesome hardware. The phone is powered by Apple A14 Bionic chipset, which is built on a 5nm processor. This is a definite improvement over the previous chipset. A14 Bionic has better graphics rendering speed and has overall better CPU performance. Additionally, it is paired with Apple GPU with 4-core graphics. The games run flawlessly on this phone. Everything works smoothly as you would expect. To be honest, this is one of the fasters phone out there at the moment. So if gaming is your thing, then this phone is a way to go. In terms of RAM, the Apple iPhone 12 only comes with 4 GB of RAM. This will not pose a problem to most of people. It is a sufficient amount of RAM for basically any use. The phone can run all of the apps, execute various tasks and even run games. 4GB should be enough for most of the games, at least the basic ones. For more demanding games with high requirements, you can look into new Apple iPhone 12 Pro, which comes with 6 GB of RAM. As far as storage goes, you can get a version with 64, 128 or 256 GB of internal storage. This is completely up to you. You just need to ask yourself how much storage you need.

Camera

Apple iPhone 12 comes with dual camera setup. Here you will find 12 MP main camera dual picel PDAF and an OIS. You also get a 12 MP ultrawide camera. Daylight photos are very good. There is a nice amount of detail and very little noise. Sharpness is nicely balanced and colours are pretty much accurate. You also get a wide dynamic range. However, Apple started fall behind the competition. Other brands feature multiple camera setups and cameras have better sensors. When you zoom in too much, you will see that photos become softer on this phone. Still, images look great, but could be improved. On the other hand, portraits look pretty decent. They are sharp with a lot of detail and background can be blurred. When taking shots in lowlight, night mode will automatically kick in. These photos are truly amazing. They are surprisingly sharp with a lot of detail and no noise. Colours are nicely preserved and you get nice highlights and shadows. The contrast looks great and the exposure is true to life.

Video recording quality is one of the best you will see. You are able to make 4K footages at 24, 30 or 60 fps. Videos look great, with the right amount of detail and very little noise. Dynamic range is impressive and the colours look very good with a nice contrast. Lowlight videos give outstanding results and beat the competition by far. There is also electronic stabilization for super smooth videos.

Battery

The battery life is a bit shorter on this phone, comparing it to the previous model. The phone comes with 2815 mAh non-removable battery. The endurance is okay, but nothing special really. The phone can last a little over 80 hours on a full charge. This further depends on the type of usage. It is also very important to know that the phone comes with no charger. You will have to buy it separately. For this matter we recommend you to get 20W charger, as you can have your phone from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes. Additionally, you have an option of wireless charging.

Final thoughts

Overall, Apple iPhone 12 is an outstanding phone, worthy to be called flagship. It might be a bit more expensive, but is definitely worth it. You get an amazing performance, great cameras and many useful features, that other phones might be missing. If you are an Apple lover, or just want to have a very good phone, then you should definitely go for this one.

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