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iPhone 12 Review

The iPhone 12 is a kind of product Apple doesn’t release more often. This phone comes with different looks, and it is based on newer technology from different aspects. It may very well set a foundation for future iPhones.

The iPhone 12 has a good set of cameras, a complete approach to 5G, and better overall performance. Nonetheless, this jack-of-all phone is not a perfect handset. Lower-base storage and no charger in the box mean that this iPhone may not be as expensive as previous iPhones. Furthermore, this phone also lacks some best features that have been coming out of the Android world lately.

These compromises shouldn’t be the reasons for you to avoid choosing an iPhone 12. This phone still offers an overall better performance compared to every smartphone out there.

Design

While the new flat-edge design may seem the modest revision Apple has made in the iPhone 12 series, it makes the phone look good pretty effectively. Due to a different approach compared to the rounded-edge designs in most smartphones out there, the iPhone 12 certainly stands out well. The best thing about the latest design is that it has allowed the company to instill more durability in the outer structure of the phone.

A factor that some people perceive as a drawback is that the iPhone 12 may be a bit taller than the iPhone 11. The latest iPhone comes with a 6.1-inch screen, which is certainly larger than the 5.8-inch screen of the iPhone 11. If you are a fan of bigger displays, you will appreciate the new phone. If you want to go for a smaller phone, you can choose the iPhone 12 Mini, which measures 5.4 inches.

All in all, you will get in love with the design of the iPhone 12. Its bezels are considerably smaller than those in the iPhone 11 and XR. This phone also comes in new colors. You can pick one according to your preferences.

Display

Apple opting for LCD in entry-level iPhones had left many people wondering about the company’s reluctance to choose OLED screens. Well, the iPhone 12 lineup comes with an OLED screen in all of its handsets.

Nonetheless, the company didn’t increase the refresh rate of the display, despite rumors suggesting otherwise. Since the high refresh rate has become a norm, you may find the movement of contents in the screen lacking smoothness to some extent.

The brightness of this phone tops out at 569 nits at the highest setting. It falls short of the earlier estimate of 625 nits.

Cameras

The outside look won’t suggest a significant change in the camera module of the iPhone 12. The dual-lens camera module looks pretty much the same as that of the iPhone 11. Both these cameras are 12MP.

Nonetheless, a lot is going at the core of the camera module. The main camera of the phone comes with a ƒ/1.6 aperture, which is the largest yet in an iPhone. Furthermore, this phone comes with a 27% improvement in low-light performance. Other advancements include Smart HDR and Deep Fusion.

This camera module allows you to capture 4K DHR videos. The video and photo shooting capability make this phone a small-sized DSLR camera.

5G

Many smartphones in the industry support 5G, which means that it not a privilege anymore. Nonetheless, the way Apple has deployed this fast network compatibility in the iPhone 12 makes it look much like a luxury when you compare it to other 5G-enabled smartphones. The iPhone 12 supports 5G on all bands out there. On the other hand, most 5G-enabled phones can work only on specific bands.

Performance

The A14 Bionic is the first 5-nanometer processor Apple has used in a smartphone. Due to this processor, the iPhone 12 can deliver the best processing performance. Even the A13 chipset outperformed the Snapdragon 865 Plus, which means that the A14 widens this performance gap even further.

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